Membership 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.
The 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.
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)
In addition to site visits and our annual meetings, consortium results are transmitted through the project web site:
eJournal: technical project summaries.
What's New: project news, announcements, and recent changes and additions to the site, meeting logistics.
Case 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.