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Data Release for "Role of Fault Gouge during Interaction between Hydraulic Fracture and a Preexisting Fracture"

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Mighani, S., Lockner, D.A., Kilgore, B.D., Sheibani, F., and Evans, B., Data release for "Role of Fault Gouge during Interaction between Hydraulic Fracture and a Preexisting Fracture": U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7SN0886.

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Enhanced reservoir connectivity generally requires maximizing the intersection between hydraulic fracture (HF) and preexisting underground natural fractures (NF), while having the hydraulic fracture continue to propagate across the natural fractures. Observations of downhole core samples suggest that these natural fractures are in fact veins filled with minerals such as calcite (Mighani et al., 2016). We study this interaction during the approach of a hydraulic fracture to a smooth saw-cut fracture under triaxial stress conditions. The specimen is Solnhofen limestone, a fine-grained (<5 µm grain), low permeability (<10 nD) carbonate. The differential stress (1-20 MPa) and inclination of the fault which determines the approach angle, [...]

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This is the data contained in the report: Mighani, S., Lockner, D.A., Kilgore, B.D., Sheibani, F., and Evans, B., 2018. Role of Fault Gouge during Interaction between Hydraulic Fracture and a Preexisting Fracture. Presented at the American Rock Mechanics meeting in Seattle, WA in June 2018

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