Inference of Induced Fracture Geometries Using Fiber-Optic Distributed Strain Sensing in Hydraulic Fracture Test Site 2
Alexei Savitski, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Alexei Savitski is a Geomechanics subject matter expert Shell. He earned a Diploma in Physics and Mechanics from Polytechnique Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia, 1995) and an MSc (1998) and a PhD (2000)in Civil Engineering from University of Minnesota. Before joining Shell in 2003 he spent one year at École Polytechnique (France) as a postdoctoral researcher.
At Shell, he worked mostly in technology organizations on various applications of the geomechanics: borehole stability, 3D geomechanical modeling, coupled reservoir geomechanics and hydraulic fracturing. He has also worked on problems of different unconventional reservoirs: oil sands, oil shales and, now,shale gas and tight oil. His current interests are hydraulic fracturing, in-situ stress testing, and integration of subsurface data to understand the production mechanisms occurring in Unconventional rocks.