Conventional

Itasca's engineers leverage their knowledge and expertise to provide optimized designs and recommendations for field operations. They use physics- and field-data-based models to understand the complex nonlinear behaviors of geological materials in oil and gas reservoirs. Such models are used to aid design and to anticipate problems during reservoir stimulation and extraction of oil and gas in complex environments. Geomechanical, hydraulic, and thermal phenomena are considered, as well as the complexity rock lithology and structures, including faults and fracture network. Itasca’s conventional oil and gas services include:

  • Borehole breakout and banding
  • Flow in fractured rock
  • Induced seismicity
  • Wellbore drilling and stability
  • Drilling and well equipment
  • Sand production analysis
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Water-quality impacts
  • Compaction and subsidence
  • Reservoir-scale geomechanical modeling
  • Salt cavern formation, stability, and fuel storage
  • Short- and long-term gas storage in caverns
  • Fault stability, movement, and integrity
  • Water and soil quality impacts
  • Deep-well injection of produced waters
  • Dynamic/seismic analysis
Latest News
  • Workshop: The “Big Five”: Numerical Modeling of Cave Mining The objective of this MassMin2020 workshop is to review the “Big Five” geomechanical challenges associated...
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  • 2019 Sloan Outstanding Paper Award Dr. Mojtaba Bahaaddini (Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman), along with Associate Professor Glenn Sharrock (Itasca/UQ),...
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  • Itasca Awarded Prestigious Caving 2040 Research Grant Itasca’s research aims to answer the key industry question “how should block caves be designed...
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Upcoming Events
1 Dec.
WEBINAR: What’s New in 3DEC Version 7
This webinar is for people who have used 3DEC before and are interested in the latest developments.... Read More
4 Dec.
Analyses of Embankment Dams and Slopes Using FLAC
This hands-on, virtual training course is 16 hours total, spread over four days in a 1.5-week period, and covers the analysis of embank... Read More
8 Mar.
FLAC3D Introductory Training - Minneapolis copy
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