Unconventional

Itasca’s unconventional oil and gas services focus on hydraulic fracturing simulation, including:

  • Optimize Stimulation Design
    • height growth
    • injection rate and volume
    • fluid type, additives, and diverters
    • proppant placement
  • Validate Completion Design
    • completion types and designs
    • stage isolation
    • stage sequencing
    • refracturing
  • Refine Well Plan
    • well orientation
    • landing point
    • well integrity
  • Improve Reservoir Management
    • well spacing
    • well placement
    • induced seismicity and fault activation
    • reservoir characterization
    • production optimization
  • Induced Microseismicity
    • survey design to find the most effective array to serve the client’s microseismic monitoring needs
    • quality control of processed microseismic data to establish confidence in results
    • reprocessing for improved interpretation, including a microseismic discrete fracture network (DFN)
    • fully coupled, 3D geomechanical modeling to get an understanding of how the reservoir is responding to fluid and proppant injection
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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