Neftyanaya Provintsiya
electronic peer-reviewed scholarly publication
Neftyanaya provintsiya No.3(31),2022

Modeling the mechanical properties of the geological environment to create am optimal hydraulic fracture

M.A. Yamkin, E.U. Safiullina


Currently, the development of oil and gas fields is often carried out in geological conditions with increased complexity. To increase oil recovery and intensify the flow of oil from oil and gas fields, hydraulic fracturing is most often used. At the same time, in order to obtain the good oil inflow and prevent increased water cut, it is necessary to create a fracture of the required parameters during hydraulic fracturing.
This paper presents the results of hydraulic fracturing modeling using a computer program developed by the authors. In the course of the work, modeling of the dimensions of the fracture was performed for the Vyngapurovskoye field and subsequent verification of the stability of this fracture under the conditions of the rock under consideration using the Griffith theory of strength, as well as modeling the oil inflow from this fracture and calculating the flow rate after the hydraulic fracturing operation.
In result of the studies, it was found that the developed program allows you to evaluate the stability of fractures in the reservoir. In this case, the convergence of the obtained results with the literature data is 98,65%. This confirms the correctness of the developed program and indicates the possibility of using the developed program in practical activities by oil and gas companies.

Key words:

Vyngapurovskoye field, fracture intensity factor, hydraulic fractures, rock stresses, oil inflow modeling, fracture propagation modeling, force criterion of destruction, skin factor, rock pressure, water cut


Dubtsov E.A., Belozerov V.B. Verifikazia i virabotka ostatochnih isvlekaemih zapasov plasta BV-8 Vyngapurovsky neftyanoi mestorozdeniya [Verification and development of residual recoverable reserves of the BV-8 formation of the Vyngapurovskoye oil field]. TPU – TPU, 2021, p.148. [in Russian].

Sarancha A.V., Fedorov V.V., Mitrofanov D.A., Zotova O.P. Effectinost provedenia hydravlicheskogo razriva plasta na Vyngapurovskom neftyanom mestorozdenii [Efficiency Hydraulic fracturing at the Vyngapurovskoye field]. Fundamentalnie issledovaniya - Basic Research, 2015, No 2, pp. 2581 – 2584. [in Russian].

Shkryaba I.T., Mulyavin S.F., Kleshchenko I.I., Kusakin V.Yu. Analiz effectinosti provedenia mnogostadiynogo hydravlicheskogo razriva plasta v gorizontalih skvasinah na Vyngapurovskom neftegasokondensatnom mestorozdenii [Analysis effectiveness of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells at the Vyngapurovskoye oil and gas condensate field]. Neft i gas – Oil and gas, 2017, No 4, pp. 89-92.

Savenok O.V., Povarova L.V., Avanesov A.V. Priminenie metoda hydravlicheskogo razriva plasta dlya povisenia debita na Vyngapurovskom mestorozdenii [Application of the hydraulic fracturing method to increase the oil production rate at the Vyngapurovskoye field]. Bulatovskie chtenia (sbornik statei) - Bulatov readings (collection of articles), 2018, pp. 133‑138.

Feipeng Wu, De Li, Xianzhang Fan, Jing Liu, Xiaojun Li . Analytical interpretation ofhydraulic fracturing initiation pressure and breakdown pressure. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2020, Volume 76, P. 13.

Michael J. Economides. Modern Fracturing. Enhancing Natural Gas Production. ET Publishing, 2007, P. 536.

Gospodarikov A.P., Kovalevskiy V.N. Algoritm rascheta treshchin v porode pri primenenii shpurovogo navesnogo kumulyativnogo zaryada [Algorithm for calculating cracks in rock when using a hole mounted shaped charge]. Zapiski gornogo instituta - Notes of the Mining Institute, 2009, P. 69-70.

Baikin A.N. Dinamika trecshini hydrorazriva plasta v neodnorodnoi porouprugoi Srede [Dynamics of a Hydraulic Fracture in an Inhomogeneous Poroelastic Medium]. Novosibirskiy natsionalniy issledovatelskiy gosudarstvenniy universitet - Novosibirsk National Research State University, 2016, P.94.

Yu. N. Rabotnov. Introduction to fracture mechanics // Science. Ch. ed.

Astafiev V.I., Fedorchenko G.D. Modelirovanie filtrazii zidkosti pri nalichii trecshini hydravlicheskogo razriva plasta [Simulation of fluid filtration at the presence of a hydraulic fracture]. Vestnik Samarskogo gosudarstvennogo tehnicheskogo universiteta. Seriya: phisico-matematicheskie nauki - Bulletin of the Samara State Technical University. Series: Physical and Mathematical Sciences, 2007, P. 128-132.

Kravchenko M.N., Pestrikov A.V. Ispolsovanie metoda razmernostei dlya resenia Classa zadach o pritoke k trschine GRP [Using the dimensional method for solving a class of problems on the inflow to the hydraulic fracture]. Trudi Rossiyskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta nefti i gasa imeni I.M. Gubkina - Proceedings of the Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin, 2010, P. 5.


M.A. Yamkin, student, St. Petersburg Mining University
2, 21st Line, Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, 199106, Russian Federation

E.U. Safiullina, Associate Professor, Candidate of Technical Sciences, St. Petersburg Mining University
2, 21st Line, Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, 199106, Russian Federation

For citation:

M.A. Yamkin, E.U. Safiullina Modelirovanie mehanicheskih svojstv geologicheskoj sredy dlja sozdanija optimal'noj treshhiny gidrorazryva plasta [Modeling the mechanical properties of the geological environment to create am optimal hydraulic fracture]. Neftyanaya Provintsiya, No. 3(31), 2022. pp. 104-118. DOI EDN GAVZWE (in Russian)

© Non-governmental organization Volga-Kama Regional Division of the Russian Academy of Natural Science, 2015-2022 All the materials of the journal are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (