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
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21 Oct
70th Highway Geology Symposium 2019
The upcoming 70th annual Highway Geology Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon, October 21st through October 24th, 2019.... Read More
23 Oct
Ground Support 2019
Ninth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction... Read More
26 Nov
FLAC3D V7.0 Training Course November 2019
FLAC3D TMis a numerical modeling code for advanced geotechnical analysis of soil, rock, and structural support in three dimensions. FLA... Read More