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URTeC SC-14 | Geomechanics of Reservoir Stimulation by Hydraulic Fracturing

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Sunday, 19 July 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Austin, Texas

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for geomechanical and petroleum engineers, geoscientists, and managers interested in learning more about numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing.


Present different methodologies to analyze and design reservoir stimulation by hydraulic fracturing with emphasis on numerical modeling.

Course Content

The workshop objective is to discuss the main challenges of stimulation design and how modeling tools can be used to aid the design. The thermo-hydro-mechanical processes taking place during reservoir or rock mass stimulation by fluid injection will be discussed. State-of-the-art analytical tools and their application on projects for different industries will be presented and discussed. Finally, a quick introduction to the use of some of the numerical software will be provided.


20 People (15 Professionals, 5 Students)
0.8 Credits


Attendees will need to bring their own laptop computer*.

*Minimal laptop requirements:

  • 16 GB RAM
  • i7 CPU (3.0 GHz, 6 cores)
  • 1 TB SSD
  • Windows 10 (with the latest updates)
  • Video Card:
    • HD graphics card
    • 1024 x 768 pixels
    • 32-bit color palette
    • OpenGL 1.3


  • Course slides (PDF) including background information and cases discussed.
  • Current reference lists on all topics covered in the course
  • Collection of relevant technical papers and presentations
  • XSite 3.0 Windows software license valid for 1 month
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch




URTeC SC-14 | Geomechanics of Reservoir Stimulation by Hydraulic Fracturing
Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, Texas 78701
United States


Branko Damjanac
Branko Damjanac Itasca Consulting Group