Geology of Mode I, Hybrid and Mode II Fractures: What Do we Really Know?

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Mode I and mode II and hybrid fractures are concepts frequently used in structural geology studies. While their definition is clear, there is surprisingly little knowledge on how these features form, at which depth and in which stress conditions. This is unfortunate as different modes of fracturing impact, among others, reservoir permeability and mechanic behaviour of fractured rocks. In this study we combine observation from the field and from analog rock experiments to increase our knowledge on these fracture systems and coampare the results with predictions derived from Mohr diagrams
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016, Vienna, Austria
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016 - Messe Wien, Exhibition and Congress Center, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 30 May 20162 Jun 2016
Conference number: 78


Conference78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
Abbreviated titleEAGE 2016
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