Forecasting of Distribution of Tectonic Fracture by Principal Curvature Method Using Petrel Software

  • Li Zhijun
  • Wang Haiyin
  • Wang Hongfeng
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 191)


Principal curvature method is preferably reliable in forecasting of tension fracture of uniform rock structure. In this paper, the structural plane curvature is calculated based on forecasting of fracture distribution and development level using Petrel software widely used at present. The principal curvature based structure calculation in Tarim Basin indicated that this method can be used to calculate curvature value of structural plane in an accurate manner and features simple, efficient and convenient use and favorable application value.


Petrel software curvature method principal curvature fracture forecast fracture distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Zhijun
    • 1
  • Wang Haiyin
    • 2
  • Wang Hongfeng
    • 2
  1. 1.Chongqing University of Science and TechnologyChongqingChina
  2. 2.The Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPEE)Tarim Oilfield CompanyKorlaChina

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