Influence of the Effective Vertical Stresses on Hydraulic Fracture Initiation Pressures in Shale and Engineered Geothermal Systems Explorations

Gayani Gunarathna, Bruno Gonçalves da Silva

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10 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4835-4853
Number of pages19
JournalRock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology


  • Breakdown pressure
  • Enhanced geothermal systems
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Shale stimulation

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