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
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Upcoming Events
22 Feb
MGS Geotechnical Engineering Conference
The MGS Geotechnical Engineering Conference provides a forum to interact with peers, meet specialty contractors, and hear researchers a... Read More
25 Feb
SME MINEXCHANGE Conference & Expo
SME's annual conference and expo, MINEEXCHANGE, brings together mining and mineral industry professionals to share best practices and i... Read More
13 Mar
Getting Started with 3DEC
Objectives of the training: Understand the 3DEC numerical approach and the types of problems it can solveKnow how to manipulate the 3DE... Read More