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Oil & Gas

Successful Oil & Gas production relies on the application of Earth Resources Engineering — engineering the discovery, development and environmentally responsible use of subsurface earth resources. These resources are becoming increasingly more challenging and expensive to produce. Over our 30-year history, Itasca has pioneered rock engineering working to unlock these resources with a keen eye on the environment and the cost benefits.

Unlocking Earth Resources
  • Conventional
  • Unconventional
  • Well Completions
  • Enhanced Recovery
  • Fluid Injection
  • Cuttings Injection

Itasca consultants understand the behavior of rock in situ and have used this understanding to create computational software that describes how underground systems react to fracturing and fragmentation, liberating the necessary resources from the most complex environments. We understand the thermal, chemical, hydrological and geomechanical influences on rock masses with different compositions and mechanical behaviors, and how the resulting rock behavior maps through to well bore processes.

  • Hydraulic Fracturing and Injection
  • Well Drilling and Completions
  • Borehole Breakout
  • Sanding
  • Flow in Fractured Rock
  • Induced Seismicity and Microseismic
  • Wellbore Optimization and Stability
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Unconventional Environments
  • Fault Stability
  • Compaction and Subsidence
  • Cap Rock Integrity
  • Reservoir Scale Modeling
  • Fault Movement & Integrity
  • Salt Cavern Formation, Stability & Gas Storage
  • Water-Quality Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Water and Soil Quality Impacts of Oil & Gas Development
  • Deep Well Injection of Produced Waters

The continuous development and application of Itasca's state-of-the-art technologies by our highly trained staff has been instrumental to our success. The unique capabilities of our software are well-suited to provide understanding of the complex, nonlinear behavior of the geologic materials in oil and gas reservoirs. Itasca can offer comprehensive services backed by practical, international expertise that includes an integrated approach to rock mechanics, geomechanical modeling and field measurements.