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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.

Recent content from the ResFrac blog

ResFrac Retreat in Colorado

For the first time in more than two years, the entire (almost!) ResFrac team gathered in Denver. We mixed education (thank you to our friends at Liberty Services for showing us the nuts and bolts of frac’ing)…… with fun.

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Commentary on Four New DFIT Papers: (a) Direct In-Situ Measurements of Fracture Opening/Closing from the EGS Collab Project; (b) Comparison of Stress Measurement Techniques from the Bedretto Project; (c) a Statistical Summary of 62 DFITs Interpretations Across Nine Shale Plays; and (d) A Different Perspective: An Article Advocating the Use of the Tangent Method

This post provides commentary on recent four papers on diagnostic fracture injection testing (DFIT). The first paper uses in-situ deformation measurements to directly observe fractures opening and closing during fracture injection-falloff tests (Guglielmi et al., 2022). The second compares various stress measurement techniques in a series of fracture/injection tests from the Bedretto project (Bröker and Ma, 2022). The third statistically reviews results from applying the interpretation procedure from McClure et al. (2019) to 62 DFITs across nine different shale plays (McClure et al., 2022). The fourth is an op-ed written in JPT (Journal of Petroleum Technology) by an advocate of the tangent method for estimating DFIT closure stress (Buijs, 2021; 2022). This article presupposes that the reader already has familiarity with these topics. If you would like more background, please refer to McClure et al. (2019).

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