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Constricted hydraulic fracture opening

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GA ID:
GA28520
Agency:
Australian Research Council
Approval Date:
27-Nov-2018
Publish Date:
18-Dec-2018
Category:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
Grant Term:
6-Jun-2019 to 5-Jun-2022
Original: 1-Jan-2019 to 31-Dec-2021
Value (AUD):
$410,000.00 (GST inclusive where applicable)
Variations:

Ad hoc/One-off:
No
Aggregate Grant Award:
No

PBS Program Name:
ARC 18/19 Discovery
Grant Program:
Discovery Projects
Grant Activity:
Constricted hydraulic fracture opening
Purpose:
This project aims to develop experimentally verified models for designing and monitoring of hydraulic fractures with constricted openings, to ensure adequate and robust hydraulic fracture control for example in petroleum production. Hydraulic fractures are often constricted by bridges that hold two sides of the fracture together. Failure to account for bridges and constriction of fractures can lead to premature screen-out (exceeding available pump pressure) of proppant and inadequate fracking control. The project results are expected to substantially increase the accuracy of design and monitoring of fracture opening, geometry and fluid flow to improve efficiency, safety and environmental security of the resource and energy extraction.

GO ID:
GO Title:
Discovery Projects commencing in 2019
Internal Reference ID:
DP19 Round 1
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Confidentiality - Contract:
No
Confidentiality - Outputs:
No

Grant Recipient Details

Recipient Name:
The University of Western Australia
Recipient ABN:
37 882 817 280

Grant Recipient Location

Suburb:
CRAWLEY
Town/City:
CRAWLEY
Postcode:
6009
State/Territory:
WA
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Grant Delivery Location

State/Territory:
WA
Postcode:
6009
Country:
AUSTRALIA

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