Beicip-Franlab has announced the ‘imminent’ release of Fraca, its rock fracture modeling package. Version 4.0 of Fraca includes a new geostatistical package ‘GeoStatFrac’ developed in conjunction with TOTAL. GeoStatFrac allows the user to explore well-derived fracture density relationships to obtain a fracture density ‘driver parameter’ for use in modeling sets.
The software is designed for non-linear, ‘heteroskedastic*’ relationships, uses a Bayesian-Markov approach, runs in batch mode, and provides uncertainty data.
Beicip has worked with Badley Geoscience to incorporate the output of its FaultED elastic dislocation modeling into FRACA, with a single-click option to export to FRACA in TrapTester.
* variance changes with magnitude.
This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2005 Issue # 1.
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