The industry’s only fully coupled hydraulic fracturing and reservoir simulator

Fully integrated simulator

Multiphase flow, 3D fracture mechanics, proppant transport, poroelastic stresses, wellbore dynamics, and thermal effects. Mesh cracks as cracks.

Solve cutting-edge problems

Synthesize complex field-scale datasets to make practical decisions. Mitigate parent/child impacts, triple recovery factor with EOR, and design geothermal systems.

Proven impact on capital efficiency

Impacted 35+ operators by optimizing well spacing, cluster spacing, stage length, perforation design, fluid and proppant loading, and more.

Set-up for success

Industry-leading user-interface and cloud-based tools. Detailed documentation and training. Close collaboration with ResFrac’s expert team.

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Test designs in a virtual environment before implementing them in the field

Integrate with your existing workflows

Physics-based simulation is synergistic with data analytics and field data collection. Synthesize field data and accelerate the process of continuous improvement.

Two modes of engagement
We offer direct software licensing, turnkey consulting services, or a mix of both. Solutions fit for any size company - from small independents to supermajors to national oil companies.
Collaboration and experience
We have worked with more than 30 companies in nearly every major shale plan in North America and coauthored 15 papers and case studies.
In our collaborative industry studies, we work together with operators to solve the industry’s toughest problems.
In a Utica project, we applied learnings from our DFIT industry study to identify issues with the potential to cause suboptimal well spacing and 30%+ reduction in NPV.
ResFrac is the first and only single-platform for physics-based modelling of reservoir development throughout the entire lifecycle including stimulation, production, frac-hits, artificial lift changes and EOR. This gives our technical staff and company a definite competitive advantage. Chris Cheatwood, CTO of Pioneer Natural Resources

Engineers and executives both love ResFrac

Engineers and geoscientists

ResFrac’s modeling solution couples hydraulic fracturing and reservoir simulation, enabling you to simulate the full well life cycle in a single continuous simulation. Detailed, transparent technical documentation. Modern UI with built-in help content and wizards. Extensive training and user-support.

Senior leaders

Under pressure to maximize free cash flow? We help your team unlock value by iterating to the best design faster. Under pressure to increase reserves? We help mitigate parent/child problems, design enhanced oil recovery to multiply reserves, and develop cutting edge technologies.

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How to Diagnose False Radial Flow in a Diagnostic Fracture Injection Test (DFIT)

Genuine radial flow is rare in shale DFITs. If it does occur, it is typically observed in tests with very low injection volume (less than 10-20 bbl), unusually long shut-in (longer than one week), and relatively high permeability (greater than one microdarcy). Genuine radial flow should only be diagnosed if it occurs after an extended (at least one log cycle) period of after-closure linear flow. If ‘false radial’ flow is misdiagnosed and used to estimate permeability, it leads to a large overestimate (10-100x).

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DOE Innovators Roundtable on Enhanced Geothermal Systems with Secretary Granholm

This week, the US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, was in Houston to announce an ‘Earthshot’ initiative to accelerate domestic production of zero-emission, baseload geothermal energy  Secretary Granholm announced the initiative at a press conference, and then hosted a roundtable discussion with Reginald DesRoches, the president of Rice University, and a group of innovators in the geothermal space. ResFrac CEO Mark McClure was one of the participants in the roundtable. Sec. Granholm asked him how to increase engagement from the oil and gas industry in geothermal.

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2022 Geothermal Rising

Reflections from the 2022 Geothermal Rising Conference

This is an exciting time for EGS. Multistage hydraulic fracturing has tremendous potential to improve the productivity of geothermal wells in low permeability formations. Projects are happening right now to test this concept in full-scale EGS wells. If they prove successful, we could soon see a major increase in geothermal energy production.

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