Publications

2020

Journal Articles

Planar hydraulic fracture growth perpendicular to the isotropy plane in a transversely isotropic material

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2020-01-17. Vol. [Article in Press], p. 103878. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmps.2020.103878.

PyFrac: A planar 3D hydraulic fracture simulator

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

Computer Physics Communications. 2020. Vol. 255, p. 1-11, 107368. DOI : 10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107368.

Theses

Hydraulic stimulation of pre-existing discontinuities in tight rocks

F. Ciardo / B. T. A. Lecampion (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Propagation of fluid driven fractures in transversely isotropic material

F-E. Moukhtari / B. T. A. Lecampion (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Student Projects

Numerical back-analysis & future risk assessment of the Hirschigraben landslide(s)

A. Möri 

2020-01-24.

2019

Journal Articles

Modeling of Simultaneous Propagation of Multiple Blade‑Like Hydraulic Fractures from a Horizontal Well

D. Nikolskiy; B. Lecampion 

Rock Mechanics Rock Engineering. 2019-11-16. DOI : 10.1007/s00603-019-02002-4.

Slickwater hydraulic fracture propagation: near-tip and radial geometry solutions

B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2019-10-10. Vol. 880, p. 514-550 . DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2019.716.

Propagation of a fluid-driven fracture with fracture length dependent apparent toughness

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 2019-08-21. Vol. 220, p. 106616. DOI : 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.106616.

On stepwise advancement of fractures and pressure oscillations in saturated porous media

C. Peruzzo; L. Simoni; B. A. Schrefler 

Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 2019-06-15. Vol. 215, p. 246-250. DOI : 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.05.006.

Effect of dilatancy on the transition from aseismic to seismic slip due to fluid injection in a fault

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth. 2019-05-25. Vol. 124, p. 3724-3743. DOI : 10.1029/2018JB016636.

Dynamics of fracturing saturated porous media and self-organization of rupture

C. Peruzzo; D. T. Cao; E. Milanese; P. Favia; F. Pesavento et al. 

European Journal Of Mechanics A-Solids. 2019-03-01. Vol. 74, p. 471-484. DOI : 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2018.12.004.

Explicit versus implicit front advancing schemes for the simulation of hydraulic fracture growth

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 2019.  p. 1-16. DOI : 10.1002/nag.2898.

Conference Papers

Propagation of a planar hydraulic fracture perpendicular to the isotropy plane of a transversely isotropic material

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

2019-06-23. 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium , New-York, USA, June, 23-26, 2019.

Effects of spatial variation of cluster entry friction on hydraulic fracture propagation in multistage fracturing

D. Nikolskiy; B. Lecampion; H. Pourpak; A. Onaisi 

2019-06-23. 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, New-York, USA, June, 23-26, 2019.

Propagation of a plane-strain hydraulic fracture accounting for the presence of a cohesive zone and a fluid lag

D. Liu 

2019-06-23. 53rd US Rock Mechanics/ Geomechanics Symposium, New York City, June, 23-26, 2019.

Growth of a radial hydraulic fracture accounting for the viscous fluid flow in a rough cohesive zone

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

2019. 2019 ARMA-CUPB Geothermal International Conference, Beijing, China, August 5-8, 2019.

Talks

Explicit versus implicit front advancing schemes for the simulation of hydraulic fracture growth.

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

CFRAC 2019: VI International Conference on Computational Modeling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures, Braunschweig, Germany, 12-14 June 2019.

2018

Journal Articles

Impact of the anisotropy of fracture toughness on the propagation of planar 3D hydraulic fracture

H. Zia; B. Lecampion; W. Zhang 

International Journal of Fracture. 2018-03-16. Vol. 211, num. 1-2, p. 103-123. DOI : 10.1007/s10704-018-0278-7.

A mechanically-based model of snow slab and weak layer fracture in the Propagation Saw Test

L. Benedetti; J. Gaume; J-T. Fischer 

International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2018-02-09. Vol. 158, p. 1-20. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.12.033.

A lined hole in a viscoelastic rock under biaxial far-field stress

S. G. Mogilevskaya; B. Lecampion 

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2018. Vol. 106, p. 350-363. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.02.019.

Immersive Wave Propagation Experimentation: Physical Implementation and One-Dimensional Acoustic Results

T. S. Becker; D-J. van Manen; C. M. Donahue; C. Bärlocher; N. Börsing et al. 

Physical Review X. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 3, p. 031011. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevX.8.031011.

A semi-infinite hydraulic fracture driven by a shear-thinning fluid

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2018. Vol. 838, p. 573-605. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2017.900.

Numerical methods for hydraulic fracture propagation: a review of recent trends

B. Lecampion; A. Bunger; X. Zhang 

Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2018. Vol. 49, p. 66-83. DOI : 10.1016/j.jngse.2017.10.012.

Conference Papers

Accounting for near-wellbore fracture behavior to unlock the potential of unconventional gas wells

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches 

2018-06-29. 27th World Gas Conference, Washington, DC, USA, June 25-29.

Talks

Hydraulic fracture growth in transversely isotropic rocks

B. Lecampion 

Warren Lecture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA,

Hydraulic fracture growth & turbulent flow

B. Lecampion 

Departmental seminar, Skolkovo Institute of Technology, Moscow,

Propagation of a Radial Fluid-driven Fracture in Nonlinear Solid –around the tip of a fluid-driven fracture: process zone vs deviated fluid flow

D. Liu; B. Lecampion 

International Summer School on Mechanics and Physics of Stretchable Objects (MEPHiSTO 2018), Cargese, Corsica, France, 7-17 August 2018 .

Numerical simulation of hydraulic fracture growth: advances & remaining challenges

B. Lecampion 

10th European Sold Mechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy, July 2-6, 2018.

The Importance of coupling wellbore hydraulic & simultaneous fractures propagation in multistage design

B. Lecampion 

2018 ARMA-DGS Workshop: the Role of Geomechanics in Stimulations, Bahrain, April 3-5, 2018.

Slickwater is not water

B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

Hydraulic Fracturing: Modeling, Simulation, and Experiment workshop 18w5085 – Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, June 3-8.

2017

Journal Articles

The Role of Geological Barriers in Achieving Robust Well Integrity

M. Loizzo; B. Lecampion; S. Mogilevskaya 

Energy Procedia. 2017. Vol. 114, p. 5193-5205. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1673.

Experiments versus theory for the initiation and propagation of radial hydraulic fractures in low permeability materials

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches; R. G. Jeffrey; A. P. Bunger 

Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth. 2017. Vol. 122, num. 2, p. 1239-1263. DOI : 10.1002/2016JB013183.

Propagation of a height contained hydraulic fracture in turbulent flow regimes

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2017. Vol. 110-111, p. 265-278. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.12.029.

Book Chapters

Four Critical Issues for Successful Hydraulic Fracturing Applications

A. Bunger; B. Lecampion 

Rock Mechanics and Engineering; CRC Press, 2017.

Posters

Modeling of the propagation of hydraulic fracture using cohesive zone models

D. Liu; B. Lecampion; L. Benedetti 

15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, November 17-18,2017.

Modelling of fluid injection into a frictional weakening dilatant fault

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

2nd Induced Seismicity Workshop, Davos-Schatzalp, March 14-17, 2017.

Effect of dilatancy on a frictional weakening fault subjected to fluid injection

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

European Geoscience Union, Vienna, April 23-28, 2017.

Modelling of fluid injection into a frictional weakening dilatant fault

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Champs-sur-Marne, Paris, July 9-13, 2017.

Talks

Torsion and bending failure of skew notched beams: 3D numerical modelling of quasi brittle materials with the mixed strain-displacement FEM

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti 

COMPLAS 2017. XIV International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications, UPC- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 5th-7th September 2017.

High-fidelity numerical analysis of experimental tests on concrete specimens via mixed strain-displacement FE

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti 

CMN 2017 – Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering , Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain, 3rd-5th July 2017 .

Modeling the growth of planar 3D hydraulic fractures in the presence of in-situ stress contrast

B. Lecampion; H. Zia 

Tip asymptotic of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluid accounting for the presence of a fluid lag

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion 

6th International Conference on Coupled THMC Processes in Geosystems, Paris, France, July 5-7, 2017.

Hydraulic Fractures – Modeling and realities

B. Lecampion 

Workshop on Multiphysics, Multiscale, and Coupled Problems in Subsurface Physics, Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, An NSF Math Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, Ca, USA, April 3-7, 2017.

Geothermal for Electricity Production: dreams & realities

B. Lecampion 

Geothermal Energy Day, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 23, 2017.

Hydraulic fracturing and induced seismicity

B. Lecampion 

2nd Schatzalp workshop on Induced Seismicity, Davos, Switzerland, March 14-17, 2017.

Patents

In-situ property determination

B. Lecampion; E. Siebrits; R. Prioul 

US2017204726; US9647765; US2016134377; US9264147; WO2011119897; US2011274429; WO2011119897.

2017-07-20.

2016

Conference Papers

The role of geological barriers in achieving robust well integrity

M. Loizzo; B. Lecampion; S. Mogilevskaya 

2016. 13th Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-13), Lausanne, Switzerland, Nov. 14-18, 2016.

Laminar – turbulent transition in the propagation of height contained hydraulic fracture

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

2016. American Rock Mechanics Association Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, June 26-29, 2016.

Posters

The tip region of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluid

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion 

SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2016, Sion, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2016.

Fluid injection in a frictional weakening fracture

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2016, Sion, Switzerland, September 13, 2016.

The tip region of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluid

F-E. Moukhtari; B. Lecampion 

14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.

Acoustic monitoring of laboratory hydraulic fracture growth under stress and pore pressure

T. Blum; B. Lecampion 

14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.

Simulating fully three-dimensional pressurized fracture propagation

D. Nikolskiy; B. Lecampion 

14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.

Modelling of fluid injection into a frictional weakening dilatant fault

F. Ciardo; B. Lecampion 

14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.

Talks

A new mechanical framework to interpret weak layer and slab fracture in the propagation saw test

L. Benedetti; J-T. Fischer; J. Gaume 

ISSW 2016 – International Snow Science Workshop, Breckenridge, Colorado, United States, 3rd-7th October 2016.

Impact of the propagation algorithm on the convergence rate of hydraulic fracturing simulator to reference solutions

B. Lecampion 

ECCOMAS Congress 2016, Crete Island, Greece, June 5-10, 2016.

Implicit level set scheme to model the propagation of planar 3D hydraulic fractures

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.

Turbulent – laminar transition in the propagation of height-contained hydraulic fracture

H. Zia; B. Lecampion 

European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 17–22, 2016.

Fluid Driven Fractures – Modeling and realities

B. Lecampion 

SCCER / SoE Geo-Energy seminar, Zurich, Switzerland, October 14, 2016.

Fluid-driven fractures: modeling and realities

B. Lecampion 

Annual MAGS-2 / SHynergie Projects Workshop, Bochum, Germany, October 4-5, 2016.

2015

Journal Articles

Robustness to formation geological heterogeneities of the limited entry technique for multi-stage fracturing of horizontal wells

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches 

Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering. 2015. Vol. 48, num. 6, p. 2637-2644. DOI : 10.1007/s00603-015-0836-5.

Full-wavefield modeling and reverse time migration of laser ultrasound data: A feasibility study

J. Shragge; T. E. Blum; K. Van Wijk; L. Adam 

Geophysics. 2015. Vol. 80, num. 6, p. D553-D563. DOI : 10.1190/geo2015-0020.1.

Pressure-Driven Suspension Flow near Jamming

S. Oh; Y-Q. Song; D. I. Garagash; B. Lecampion; J. Desroches 

Physical Review Letters. 2015. Vol. 114, num. 8. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.088301.

Simultaneous initiation and growth of multiple radial hydraulic fractures from a horizontal wellbore

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches 

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2015. Vol. 82, p. 235-258. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmps.2015.05.010.

Conference Papers

Geomechanical drivers of the (in)-efficiencies of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches 

2015. Second EAGE Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy, Celle, Germany, October 13-15, 2015.

Modeling Simultaneous Initiation and Propagation of Hydraulic Fractures Transverse to a Horizontal Wellbore

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches 

2015. 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM 13), San Diego, Ca, July 26-30, 2015.

Well Integrity and CO2 injection: Interface debonding in a cased and cemented wellbore as a potential risk

B. Lecampion 

2015. Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, Barcelona, Spain, June 2–4, 2015.

Can we engineer better multistage horizontal completions? Evidence of the importance of near-wellbore fracture geometry from theory, lab and field experiments

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches; X. Weng; J. Burghardt; E. Brown 

2015. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, February 3-5, 2015.

Initiation versus Breakdown pressure of transverse hydraulic fracture: theory and experiments

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches; R. Jeffrey; A. Bunger; J. Burghardt 

2015. 13th ISRM International Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Montreal, May 10-13, 2015.

Laboratory study of the Effect of well Orientation, Completion Design and rock fabric on near-wellbore hydraulic fracture geometry in shales

J. Burghardt; J. Desroches; B. Lecampion; S. Stanchits; A. Surdi et al. 

2015. 13th ISRM International Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Montreal, May 10-13, 2015.

Talks

A Mixed Finite Element Formulation For Geotechnical Problems Involving Localization In Plasticity

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti 

COMPLAS 2015 – XIII International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications, Universitat Politècnica de Catalana, Barcelona, Spain, 1st-3rd September 2015.

Mixed FE for strain localization in plasticity

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti; R. Codina 

CMN 2015 – Conference on Numerical Methods in Engineering , Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, 29th June – 2nd July 2015.

Mixed strain-displacement finite elements for landslide and avalanche release prediction

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti 

EMI 2015 – Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Stanford University, California, United States, 16th-19th June 2015.

Towards a unified solution of localization failure with mixed finite elements

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti; A. Zeidler; J-T. Fischer 

EGU – European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, 12th-17th April 2015.

Particle laden fluids in hydraulic fracturing

B. Lecampion 

68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, Massachussets, USA, November 21-23, 2015.

Hydraulic fracturing for unconventional resources development: challenges & opportunities for the mechanical community

B. Lecampion 

ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, Texas, USA, November 13-19, 2015.

Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry

B. Lecampion; A. Savitski 

Institute for Mathematics and its Application – Hot-Topic Workshop:Hydraulic Fracturing: From Modeling and Simulation to Reconstruction and Characterization, May 16, 2015.

2014

Journal Articles

Scattering amplitude of a single fracture under uniaxial stress

T. E. Blum; K. Van Wijk; R. Snieder 

Geophysical Journal International. 2014. Vol. 197, num. 2, p. 875-881. DOI : 10.1093/gji/ggu039.

Confined flow of suspensions modelled by a frictional rheology

B. Lecampion; D. I. Garagash 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2014. Vol. 759, p. 197-235. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2014.557.

Conference Papers

Simultaneous Initiation and propagation of multiple transverse hydraulic fractures in a horizontal well

B. Lecampion; J. Desroches 

2014. 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1–4 June, 2014.

Benefits of Controlled Hydraulic Fracture Placement: Theory and Field Experiment

J. Desroches; B. Lecampion; H. Ramakrishnan; R. Prioul; E. Brown 

2014. SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2014.

Limited Height Growth and Reduced Opening of Hydraulic Fractures due to FractureOffsets: An XFEM Application

S. Abbas; E. Gordeliy; A. Peirce; B. Lecampion; D. Chuprakov et al. 

2014. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 4–6 February, 2014.

Reports

1DPlanarHF – Simulation of the initiation and propagation of a single plane-strain or radial hydraulic fracture: algorithm description

B. Lecampion 

2014

Talks

Encompassing incompressibility and strain localization in plasticity with mixed FE

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti 

WCCM – XII World Conference on Computational Mechanics 2014, UPC- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Spain, 20th-25th July 2014.

Simultaneous initiation and propagation of multiple hydraulic fractures from a horizontal well

B. Lecampion 

Reunion Thématique du Comité Français de Mécanique des Roches – Fracturation artificielle des roches, October 16, 2014.

Complex fluid proppant placement in the hydraulic fracturing of oil gas wells

B. Lecampion 

Seminar School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, March 26, 2014.

Patents

Competition between transverse and axial hydraulic fractures in horizontal well

B. Lecampion; R. Prioul 

US10267131; US2015218925; CN104755699; WO2014028432.

2014.

2013

Journal Articles

Noncontacting benchtop measurements of the elastic properties of shales

T. E. Blum; L. Adam; K. Van Wijk 

Geophysics. 2013. Vol. 78, num. 3, p. C25-C31. DOI : 10.1190/geo2012-0314.1.

Interface debonding driven by fluid injection in a cased and cemented wellbore: Modeling and experiments

B. Lecampion; A. Bunger; J. Kear; D. Quesada 

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 2013. Vol. 18, p. 208-223. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.07.012.

A macroscopic poromechanical model of cement hydration

B. Lecampion 

European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. 2013. Vol. 17, num. 3, p. 176-201. DOI : 10.1080/19648189.2013.768554.

Conference Papers

The impact of the near-tip logic on the accuracy and convergence rate of hydraulic fracture simulators compared to reference solutions

B. Lecampion; A. Peirce; E. Detournay; X. Zhang; Z. Chen et al. 

2013. The International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, Brisbane, Australia, May 20-22, 2013.

Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing using the XFEM

S. Abbas; E. Gordeliy; B. Lecampion; A. Peirce 

2013. Society of Engineering Science, ASME-AMD Summer Meeting, Brown University School of Engineering, Providence, RI, USA,

Competition between transverse and axial hydraulic fractures in horizontal wells

B. Lecampion; S. Abbas; R. Prioul 

2013. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 4–6 February, 2013.

Initiation and Breakdown of an Axisymmetric Hydraulic Fracture Transverse to a Horizontal Wellbore

S. Abbas; B. Lecampion 

2013. The International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, Brisbane, Australia, May 20–22, 2013.

Reports

Lubrication flow of wet granular medium / dense suspension

B. Lecampion; D. Garagash 

2013

Talks

Mixed Finite Elements applied to Slope Stability Problems

L. Benedetti; M. Cervera; M. Chiumenti 

COMPLAS 2013 – XII International Conference on Computational Plasticity, UPC- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Spain, 3rd-5th September 2013.

Crystallization Preferred Orientation induced by mechanical stresses

B. Lecampion 

Strains induced by phase changes in deformable porous solids: What about building materials ? A workshop supported by Lafarge, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, July 8, 2013.

Interface debonding driven by fluid injection in a cased and cemented wellbore

B. Lecampion 

Friday Geoseminar, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, April 5, 2013.

Patents

Method to optimize perforations for hydraulic fracturing in anisotropic earth formations

R. Prioul; F. Karpfinger; G. Waters; B. Lecampion 

US2017145818; US9376902; US2013206475.

2013.

2012

Journal Articles

A modified delay-time method for statics estimation with the virtual refraction

T. D. Mikesell; K. van Wijk; E. Ruigrok; A. Lamb; T. E. Blum 

GEOPHYSICS. 2012. Vol. 77, num. 6, p. A29-A33. DOI : 10.1190/geo2012-0111.1.