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Historical, Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on Hydraulic Fracturing - Practical Considerations


Behrmann, L.A., Eberl, J.L., 1991. Effect of perforations on fracture initiation. Journal of Petroleum Technology, 608-615.

Clark, J.B., 1949. A hydraulic process for increasing the productivity of wells. Trans. AIME 186, 1.

Cleary, M.P., Johnson, D.E., Kogsboll, H.H., Owens, K.A., Perry, K.F., de Pater, C.J., Stachel, A., Schmidt, H., Tambini, M., 1993. Field implementation of proppant slugs to avoid premature screen-out of hydraulic fractures with adequate proppant concentration. SPE 25892.

Cosgrove, J.W., 1995. The expression of hydraulic fracturing in rocks and sediments. Geological  Society Special Publication No. 92, 187-196.

Davidson, B.M., Saunders, B.F., Robinson, B.M., Holditch, S.A., 1993. Analysis of abnormally high fracture treating pressures caused by complex fracture growth. SPE 26154.

Goodman, R.E., 1989. Introduction to Rock Mechanics, 2E. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.

Haimson, B.C.,  Fairhurst, C., 1967. Initiation and extension of hydraulic fractures in rocks. Soc. Petrol. Eng. J. 7, 310-318.

Hossain, M.M., Rahman, M.K., Rahman, S.S., 2000. Hydraulic fracture initiation and propagation: roles of wellbore trajectory, perforation and stress regimes. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 27 129-149.

Hubbert, M.K., Willis, D.G., 1957. Mechanics of hydraulic fracturing. Trans. AIME 210, 153       166.

Ishida, T., Chen, Q., Mizuta, Y., Roegiers, J.C., 2004. Influence of fluid viscosity on the hydraulic fracturing mechanism. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 126.

Jaeger, J.C., Cook, N.G.W., 1969. Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics. Methuen & Co., London.

Narendran, V.M., Cleary, M.P., 1983. Analysis of growth and interaction of multiple hydraulic    fractures. SPE 12272.

Weng, X., 1993. Fracture initiation and propagation from deviated wellbores. SPE 26597.

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