E3S Web of Conferences
Volume 24, 2017AG 2017 - 3rd International Conference on Applied Geophysics
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Properties of soil, rock and rock mass|
|Published online||20 November 2017|
Change in the physical parameters of rocks due to hydrofracturing
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, 01-452 Warszawa, Poland
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Hydrofracturing is a procedure performed for the activation and intensification of fluid flow in shale and geothermal deposits. This operation involves the risk of inducing strong seismic shocks and the leakage of borehole liquids into drinking water reservoirs. The changes of the physical properties of the rocks deformed by hydro-fracturing are modelled numerically. The structure of the model is presented in the paper. It is also demonstrated that the development of fracture zones resulting from the hydro-fracturing process can be investigated by electromagnetic and seismic methods. The flow of liquids through linear elements (fractures and cracks) increases the risk of destructive action through a combination of tectonic and hydro-fracture stresses.
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