Percolation Properties of Stochastic Fracture Networks in 2D and Outcrop Fracture Maps

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We apply the percolation theory and discrete fracture network model to analyze the connectivity properties of the fractures in the reservoir. Our current discoveries are: All three descriptors are percolation parameters when power-law exponent is larger than 3.5 in type 1 and 2 networks; None of them is a percolation parameter in type 3 networks; The outcrop fractures maps are close to type 3 fracture networks.

Weiwei Zhu, Siarhei Khirevich and Tadeusz W. Patzek