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Dynamics of fracturing saturated porous media and self-organization of ruptureEuropean Journal Of Mechanics A-Solids. 2019-03-01. Vol. 74, p. 471-484. DOI : 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2018.12.004.
Propagation of a planar hydraulic fracture perpendicular to the isotropy plane of a transversely isotropic material2019-06-23. 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 fracturing2019-06-23. 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 lag2019-06-23. 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 zone2019. 2019 ARMA-CUPB Geothermal International Conference, Beijing, China, August 5-8, 2019.
Explicit versus implicit front advancing schemes for the simulation of hydraulic fracture growth.CFRAC 2019: VI International Conference on Computational Modeling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures, Braunschweig, Germany, 12-14 June 2019.
Impact of the anisotropy of fracture toughness on the propagation of planar 3D hydraulic fractureInternational 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 TestInternational 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 stressInternational Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2018. Vol. 106, p. 350-363. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.02.019.
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Accounting for near-wellbore fracture behavior to unlock the potential of unconventional gas wells2018-06-29. 27th World Gas Conference, Washington, DC, USA, June 25-29.
Hydraulic fracture growth in transversely isotropic rocksWarren Lecture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA,
Hydraulic fracture growth & turbulent flowDepartmental 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 flowInternational 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 challenges10th European Sold Mechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy, July 2-6, 2018.
The Importance of coupling wellbore hydraulic & simultaneous fractures propagation in multistage design2018 ARMA-DGS Workshop: the Role of Geomechanics in Stimulations, Bahrain, April 3-5, 2018.
Slickwater is not waterHydraulic Fracturing: Modeling, Simulation, and Experiment workshop 18w5085 – Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, June 3-8.
The Role of Geological Barriers in Achieving Robust Well IntegrityEnergy Procedia. 2017. Vol. 114, p. 5193-5205. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1673.
Four Critical Issues for Successful Hydraulic Fracturing ApplicationsRock Mechanics and Engineering; CRC Press, 2017.
Modeling of the propagation of hydraulic fracture using cohesive zone models15th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, November 17-18,2017.
Modelling of fluid injection into a frictional weakening dilatant fault2nd Induced Seismicity Workshop, Davos-Schatzalp, March 14-17, 2017.
Effect of dilatancy on a frictional weakening fault subjected to fluid injectionEuropean Geoscience Union, Vienna, April 23-28, 2017.
Modelling of fluid injection into a frictional weakening dilatant fault6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Champs-sur-Marne, Paris, July 9-13, 2017.
Torsion and bending failure of skew notched beams: 3D numerical modelling of quasi brittle materials with the mixed strain-displacement FEMCOMPLAS 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 FECMN 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
Tip asymptotic of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluid accounting for the presence of a fluid lag6th International Conference on Coupled THMC Processes in Geosystems, Paris, France, July 5-7, 2017.
Hydraulic Fractures – Modeling and realitiesWorkshop 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 & realitiesGeothermal Energy Day, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 23, 2017.
Hydraulic fracturing and induced seismicity2nd Schatzalp workshop on Induced Seismicity, Davos, Switzerland, March 14-17, 2017.
In-situ property determination
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The role of geological barriers in achieving robust well integrity2016. 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 fracture2016. American Rock Mechanics Association Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, June 26-29, 2016.
The tip region of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluidSCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2016, Sion, Switzerland, September 12-13, 2016.
Fluid injection in a frictional weakening fractureSCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2016, Sion, Switzerland, September 13, 2016.
The tip region of a hydraulic fracture driven by a power law fluid14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.
Acoustic monitoring of laboratory hydraulic fracture growth under stress and pore pressure14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.
Simulating fully three-dimensional pressurized fracture propagation14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.
Modelling of fluid injection into a frictional weakening dilatant fault14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.
A new mechanical framework to interpret weak layer and slab fracture in the propagation saw testISSW 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 solutionsECCOMAS Congress 2016, Crete Island, Greece, June 5-10, 2016.
Implicit level set scheme to model the propagation of planar 3D hydraulic fractures14th Swiss Geosciences Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, November 18, 2016.
Turbulent – laminar transition in the propagation of height-contained hydraulic fractureEuropean Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 17–22, 2016.
Fluid Driven Fractures – Modeling and realitiesSCCER / SoE Geo-Energy seminar, Zurich, Switzerland, October 14, 2016.
Fluid-driven fractures: modeling and realitiesAnnual MAGS-2 / SHynergie Projects Workshop, Bochum, Germany, October 4-5, 2016.
Robustness to formation geological heterogeneities of the limited entry technique for multi-stage fracturing of horizontal wellsRock 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 studyGeophysics. 2015. Vol. 80, num. 6, p. D553-D563. DOI : 10.1190/geo2015-0020.1.
Pressure-Driven Suspension Flow near JammingPhysical 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 wellboreJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2015. Vol. 82, p. 235-258. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmps.2015.05.010.
Geomechanical drivers of the (in)-efficiencies of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing2015. 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 Wellbore2015. 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 risk2015. 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 experiments2015. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, February 3-5, 2015.
Initiation versus Breakdown pressure of transverse hydraulic fracture: theory and experiments2015. 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 shales2015. 13th ISRM International Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Montreal, May 10-13, 2015.
A Mixed Finite Element Formulation For Geotechnical Problems Involving Localization In PlasticityCOMPLAS 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 plasticityCMN 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 predictionEMI 2015 – Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Stanford University, California, United States, 16th-19th June 2015.
Towards a unified solution of localization failure with mixed finite elementsEGU – European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, 12th-17th April 2015.
Particle laden fluids in hydraulic fracturing68th 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 communityASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, Texas, USA, November 13-19, 2015.
Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing Practices in the Oil and Gas IndustryInstitute for Mathematics and its Application – Hot-Topic Workshop:Hydraulic Fracturing: From Modeling and Simulation to Reconstruction and Characterization, May 16, 2015.
Scattering amplitude of a single fracture under uniaxial stressGeophysical Journal International. 2014. Vol. 197, num. 2, p. 875-881. DOI : 10.1093/gji/ggu039.
Confined flow of suspensions modelled by a frictional rheologyJournal of Fluid Mechanics. 2014. Vol. 759, p. 197-235. DOI : 10.1017/jfm.2014.557.
Simultaneous Initiation and propagation of multiple transverse hydraulic fractures in a horizontal well2014. 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1–4 June, 2014.
Benefits of Controlled Hydraulic Fracture Placement: Theory and Field Experiment2014. 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 Application2014. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 4–6 February, 2014.
1DPlanarHF – Simulation of the initiation and propagation of a single plane-strain or radial hydraulic fracture: algorithm description
Encompassing incompressibility and strain localization in plasticity with mixed FEWCCM – 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 wellReunion 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 wellsSeminar School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, March 26, 2014.
Competition between transverse and axial hydraulic fractures in horizontal well
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Interface debonding driven by fluid injection in a cased and cemented wellbore: Modeling and experimentsInternational 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 hydrationEuropean Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. 2013. Vol. 17, num. 3, p. 176-201. DOI : 10.1080/19648189.2013.768554.
The impact of the near-tip logic on the accuracy and convergence rate of hydraulic fracture simulators compared to reference solutions2013. The International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, Brisbane, Australia, May 20-22, 2013.
Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing using the XFEM2013. 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 wells2013. 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 Wellbore2013. The International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, Brisbane, Australia, May 20–22, 2013.
Lubrication flow of wet granular medium / dense suspension
Mixed Finite Elements applied to Slope Stability ProblemsCOMPLAS 2013 – XII International Conference on Computational Plasticity, UPC- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Spain, 3rd-5th September 2013.
Crystallization Preferred Orientation induced by mechanical stressesStrains 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 wellboreFriday Geoseminar, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, April 5, 2013.
Method to optimize perforations for hydraulic fracturing in anisotropic earth formations
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