FracMan 7.6

  • FM_76_2

  • FM_76_3

FracMan 7.6 introduces powerful new features and improvements including:

  • Integrated Geomechanics Tools
  • Geological Modeling and Geostatistics
  • Geophysical Data Integration
  • Improved Geomodels Integration
  • Dynamic Simulation Enhancements
  • Visualization and Enhanced Performance
  • Windows 10 Platform supported

Integrated Geomechanics Tools

Geomechanical Upscaling

  • Produce large scale maps of rock directional stiffness
  • Isotropic, Orthotropic, and VTI/HTI Rock Mass Stiffness Upscaling options
  • Rock Mass Strain Tensor from Aperture Dilation
  • Combine with estimation of rock mass strength from RQD/RMR

3D Finite Element Stress/Strain Analysis

  • State of stress on fractures and faults
  • Improved critical stress analysis and hydraulic fracturing integration
  • Stress/strain analysis for hydraulic fracture and refracturing stimulation
  • Coupled stress/pressure updating of aperture for dynamic simulations
  • Solutions for Isotropic / Orthotropic / Anisotropic stress cases

Fault Reactivation and Induced Seismicity

  • Provides assessment of fault reactivation risk
  • Calculation of fault slip, dilation, tendency and magnitude
  • Stereonet plotting of geomechanical parameters
  • Beach-ball displays of focal mechanisms

Geological Modeling and Geostatistics

Sedimentary Model for Carbonate, Shale, and Tight Gas Reservoirs

  • Non-planar fractures following structural curvature or 3D stress field
  • Mechanical Unit Control – customizable thickness and orientation
  • Improved control of fracture termination modes, persistence, orientation and intensity

 Sensitivity Analysis for Geomodels

  • Sensitivity Analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and optimization
  • Support for grid based, named and correlated parameters
  • Conditioning of fracture generation to seismic and microseismic data

Geostatistical Data Analysis and Kriging

  • Extrapolation and interpolation from well data, fault and stratigraphic horizon surfaces, gridded volume attributes, and geophysical data
  • Improved equation processor ability to map between grid, well, fracture, and surface objects

Integration of 2-D and 3-D Seismic Data

  • Improved Importer for all types of LAS Data
  • Import and manipulation of seismic attributes

Integration of Microseismic data and analysis

  • Improved support for ESG, IonGeo, Global, and MSI data types
  • Beach-ball plots
  • Analysis of focal mechanisms and scaling

Integration of Dipole Sonic Well Data

  • Calculation of Dynamic elastic properties

Improved Geomodel Integration

Improved Integration

  • Updated support for Petrel, DecisionSpace, and goCad
  • Improvements to Graphics and Visualization
  • Improved integration with CMG, tNavigator, and ECLIPSE
  • Support for geomechanics ELFEN, Abacus, Itasca codes

 Mafic Coupled Geomechanics

Coupled Flow/Geomechanics Analysis

  • Combines stress dependent aperture with MAFIC flow simulation
  • Includes simulation of Induced Seismicity
  • Modeling of Reservoir Decline
  • Deep Fluid Injection (DF)
  • Compatible with both single and dual porosity/permeability configurations
  • Predicts shear stress deformation behavior and normal stress closure behavior.

Real Gas Flow Simulation Analysis

  • Extension to the MAFIC flow analysis tool & Gas Flow MAFIC
  • Analysis of compressible flow solutions
  • Dual Permeability (EPM/DFN)
  • Units Aware Simulation
  • Compatible with both single and dual porosity/permeability configurations
  • User specification of PVT relationships using fluids definition

Dynamic Simulator Enhancements

Dynamic Flow Simulator (FracMan/MAFIC)

  • Improved Dual Permeability Simulation
  • Time and Space Varying Pressure and Flow Boundary Conditions
  • Updates to fracture flow properties with effective stress and critical stress states
  • Improved handling of PVT information
  • Improved dynamic simulation workflow controls

Improved Tracer Transport Feature

  • Dual Porosity / Dual Permeability Tracer Transport Simulation
  • Full Particle Tracking and Pathways Analysis for EOR Design
  • Watercut Analysis Workflow

Visualization and Performance

Visualization Improvements

  • PDF Reporting with enhanced charting
  • Geomechanical Stereonets (slip, reactivation pressure, etc.)

Enhanced Performance

  • Multithread and Multicore Support
  • Improved memory management
  • New finite element geomechanical solver – large memory/multicore
  • Fracture critical stress / geomechanics – multi cored solver