Dr. Furtney is a geotechnical engineer with experience in the petroleum and mining industries. He is experienced with mathematical and numerical modeling of geophysical systems.
FLAC3D TMis a numerical modeling code for advanced geotechnical analysis of soil, rock, and structural support in three dimensions. FLAC3D is used in analysis, testing, and design by geotechnical, civil, and mining engineers.
This FLAC3D V7.0 training course accommodates new and experienced users. It will be based on examples that attendees will develop and run by themselves to better grasp the mechanics of using FLAC3D V7.0, the key underlying calculation principles and the spectrum of available features. Attendees are encouraged to bring one of their specific cases that may be discussed.
The upcoming 70th annual Highway Geology Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon, October 21st through October 24th, 2019.
Mr. Christianson has more than 40 years of experience in the development and application of numerical models in geomechanics and mining engineering. He also is experienced in the installation and data analysis for various rock-stress and displacement measuring devices.
Microseismic monitoring allows for the imaging and visualization of active fracture networks within developing and producing EGS. Real-time monitoring of microseismic data can provide instant feedback on injection pathways in a treated field and potential fault rupture and propagation that can affect production efficiency. Post-processing offers a greater understanding of long-term reservoir behavior throughout the treatment history. Detailed microseismic analysis allows for the assessment of potential fluid flow pathways, fault delineation, and can help image the fluid-pressure front migration within the reservoir.