in the Fracture Research and Application
Consortium (FRAC) is available on an annual basis. Contact
Steve Laubach, Randy Marrett, Jon Olson, Peter Eichhubl, Eric Potter
or Julia Gale for further information about joining.
Fracture Research and Application Consortium (FRAC) is an alliance of
scientists from the Bureau and the departments of Petroleum and Geosystems
Engineering and Geological Sciences that seeks fundamental understanding
of fractures and fracture processes dedicated to conquering the challenges
of reservoir fractures. The research team, led by Co-Principal Investigators
Steve Laubach , Jon Olson (PGE), and Randy Marrett (DGS), includes Julia
Gale, Jon Holder (PGE), Kitty Milliken (DGS), Sergey Fomel, Rob Reed,
John Hooker, and graduate research assistants. The ultimate goal of
this research is to improve the efficiency and success of hydrocarbon
exploration and production.
addition to site visits and our annual meetings, consortium results
are transmitted through the project web site:
eJournal: technical project summaries.
New: project news, announcements, and recent changes and additions
to the site, meeting logistics.
Studies and Research: overviews, status reports, and comprehensive
data repository from worldwide studies.
eJournal, What's New, Case Studies, and Research are available
in the Members' Only side of the web site.
FRAC Brochure [pdf]
FRAC Research Document [pdf]n
Additional Information about FRAC [pdf]
Steve Laubach Phone: (512) 471-6303 or (512) 471-1534 (BEG Operator)
Gale Phone: (512) 232-7957 or (512) 471-1534 (BEG Operator)
Marrett Phone: (512) 471-2113
(Department of Geological Sciences)
Olson Phone: (512) 471-7375 (Department of Petroleum and Geosystems
Eichhubl Phone: (512) 471-1534 (Bureau of Economic Geology)
Potter Phone: (512) 471-7090 (Bureau of Economic Geology)
of Economic Geology Contact Information