Monday, 24 July
ARMA is the American Rock Mechanics Association. Membership enfranchises all forms of surface and subsurface rock engineering - from tunneling to mine design to hydraulic fracturing to subsidence and compaction assessment. Membership is international with one third of members from 37 nations. Participation in URTeC will be in two sessions. Six presentations will be provided by senior ARMA members.
The first session includes overviews by three senior practitioners. The theme of the session is application of rock mechanics principles in order to characterize reservoirs and inherent discontinuities; to comprehend and exploit interactions between formation response and hydraulic fracturing; and also, to use insight on reservoir mechanical properties, discontinuities, stresses and treatment parameters to improve recovery.
10:45 — Introductory Remarks
10:50 — Some Thoughts on the Role of the Fracture Fluid on Hydraulic Fracture Propagation: Sid Green, Fellow of ARMA
11:15 — The Challenge of Improving Recovery Factors from Unconventional Reservoirs: Mark Zoback, Fellow of ARMA
11:40 — Rock Mass Characterization Approaches for Improved Reservoir Stimulation: Bill Dershowitz, Golder Associates, ‘Board Member of ARMA Foundation