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High strain rate method of producing optimized fracture networks in reservoirs

United States Patent

June 23, 2015
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A system of fracturing a geological formation penetrated by a borehole. At least one borehole is drilled into or proximate the geological formation. An energetic charge is placed in the borehole. The energetic charge is detonated fracturing the geological formation.
Roberts; Jeffery James (Livermore, CA), Antoun; Tarabay H. (Danville, CA), Lomov; Ilya N. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 533,795
June 26, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.