Geomechanical Modeling

Advanced geomechanical modeling can be used to understand long-term reservoir behavior. Validated models help to optimize fracturing and increase reservoir productivity and recovery. Geomechanical models can also be used to investigate longer term effects, such as compaction and subsidence.

Itasca has been on the forefront of creating new simulation approaches by developing new tools and by extending capabilities within our established software. One of the new tools , XSite, is a powerful, fully coupled hydro-mechanical, three-dimensional hydraulic fracturing numerical simulation program based on the Synthetic Rock Mass (SRM) and Lattice methods. XSite is capable of modeling multiple wellbores with multiple stages and clusters, including open-hole completions and perforation tunnels. XSite resolves general hydraulic fracture interaction, including propagation in naturally fractured reservoirs with deterministically or stochastically generated discrete fracture networks (DFNs).

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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