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Using flowmeter pulse tests to define hydraulic connections in the subsurface: a fractured shale example

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2002

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Williams, J H, and Paillet, F L, 2002, Using flowmeter pulse tests to define hydraulic connections in the subsurface: a fractured shale example: Journal of Hydrology, v. 265, iss. 1–4, p. 100-117.

Summary

Cross-borehole flowmeter pulse tests define subsurface connections between discrete fractures using short stress periods to monitor the propagation of the pulse through the flow system. This technique is an improvement over other cross-borehole techniques because measurements can be made in open boreholes without packers or previous identification of water-producing intervals. The method is based on the concept of monitoring the propagation of pulses rather than steady flow through the fracture network. In this method, a hydraulic stress is applied to a borehole connected to a single, permeable fracture, and the distribution of flow induced by that stress monitored in adjacent boreholes. The transient flow responses are compared to [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00092-6

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