Explosive Enhancement of Permeability

  • M. Hanson
  • C. McKee
  • R. Terhune


The application of explosives to stimulate the permeability of oil and gas reservoirs and to increase the permeability for in situ processes has been proposed. Although explosives have been applied for these purposes for many years, a prediction capability does not exist and the physical processes have not been understood. The potential payoff of in situ recovery techniques in the mineral industry also lends urgency to the problem. The cost of extracting minerals using conventional methods is becoming increasingly expensive and the richer mineral deposits are being mined out.


Stress Wave Elastic Limit Fracture Density Cavity Wall Cavity Radius 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hanson
    • 1
  • C. McKee
    • 1
  • R. Terhune
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA

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