Publications

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

A.  Refereed Archival Journal Publications

 

Olson, J. E. 2007. “Fracture aperture, length and pattern geometry development under biaxial loading: a numerical study with applications to natural, cross-jointed systems”. In: Fracture-Like Damage and Localisation (edited by Couples, G & Lewis, H.). Geological Society of London, Special Publications.

Olson, J. E., Laubach, S. E. & Lander, R. H. 2006. “Combining diagenesis and mechanics to quantify fracture aperture distributions and fracture pattern permeability”. In: Fractured Reservoirs (edited by Lonergan, L., Rawnsley, K. & Sanderson, D. J.). Geological Society of London, Special Publications.

Philip, Zeno, Jennings, James, Olson, Jon, Laubach, Stephen and Holder, Jon, 2005, “Estimating Permeability Multipliers for Reservoir Flow Simulation from Geomechanically Simulated, Weakly Connected, Fracture Networks,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, 8(4), p. 300-309.

Gale, J. F. W., Laubach, S. E., Marrett, R. A., Olson, J. E., Holder, J. & Reed, R. M., 2004, Predicting and characterizing fractures in dolostone reservoirs: using the link between diagenesis and fracturing. In: Braithwaite, C. J. R., Rizzi, G. & Darke, G., eds., The Geometry and Petrogenesis of Dolomite Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 235, 177-192.

Laubach, S. E., Olson, J. E., and Gale, J., 2004, "Are open fractures necessarily aligned with maximum horizontal stress?" Earth & Planetary Science Letters, v. 222 (1), p. 191-195.

Olson, Jon, 2004, "Predicting fracture swarms – the influence of subcritical crack growth and the crack-tip process zone on joint spacing in rock," in Cosgrove, J.W. and Engelder, T. (eds), The initiation, propagation, and arrest of joints and other fractures, Geological Society of London Special Publication 231, p. 73-87.

Laubach, S.E. Reed, R.M., Olson, J.E., Lander, R.H., and Bonnell, L.M., 2004, "Coevolution of crack-seal texture and fracture porosity in sedimentary rocks: cathodoluminescence observations of regional fractures:" Journal of Structural Geology, 26(5), pg 967-982.

Laubach, S., Lander, R., & Bonnell, L., Olson, J. E., Reed, R., 2004, "Opening histories of fractures in sandstone" in Cosgrove, J.W. and Engelder, T. (eds), The initiation, propagation, and arrest of joints and other fractures, Geological Society of London Special Publication 231, p. 1-9

Olson, Jon E., 2003, "Sublinear scaling of fracture aperture versus length: an exception or the rule?,"  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108(B9), Art. No. 2413.

Du, Jing, and Olson, Jon E., 2001, “A poroelastic reservoir model for predicting subsidence and mapping subsurface pressure fronts,” Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, 30, p. 181-197.

Holder, Jon, Olson, Jon E., and Philip, Zeno, 2001, “Experimental determination of subcritical crack growth parameters in sedimentary rock,” Geophysical Research Letters, p. 599-602.

Laubach, Steve, Marrett, Randy, and Olson, Jon, 2000, "New directions in fracture characterization," The Leading Edge, p. 704-711.

Hennings, Peter H., Olson, Jon E., and Thompson, L. B.,  2000, "Combining Outcrop and 3-D Structural Modeling to Characterize Fractured Reservoirs:  An Example from Wyoming," American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, p. 830-849.

Blanton, T. L. and Olson, J. E., 1999, "Stress Magnitudes from Logs:  Effects of Tectonic Strains and Temperature," SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, pg 62-68.

Laubach, S., Marrett, R., Olson, J., and Scott, A. R., 1998, "Characteristics and origins of coal cleat:  A review," International Journal of Coal Geology, pg 175-207.

Olson, Jon E., 1993, "Fracture pattern development: the effects of subcritical crack growth and mechanical interaction," Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 93(B7), p. 12,251-12,265.

Olson, Jon E., and Pollard, David D., 1991, "The initiation and growth of en echelon veins," Journal of Structural Geology, v. 13(5), p. 595-608.

Withjack, Martha O., Olson, Jon, and Peterson, Eric, 1990, "Experimental models of extensional forced folds," American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 74(7), p. 1038-1054.

Olson, Jon, and Pollard, David D., 1989, "Inferring paleostresses from natural fracture patterns: A new method," Geology, v. 17, p. 345-348.

Clement, Mark A., Olson, Hilary C., and Olson, Jon E., 1986, "Oil and gas economic analysis with LOTUS 1-2-3," Geobyte, v. 1(2), p. 32-36.

 

 

B.  Refereed Conference Proceedings

Park, N., Olson, J.E., and Holder, J., 2007, “The Application of Stress Corrosion Cracking to Time-Dependent Shale Stability”, SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Denver, CO.

Park, N., Olson, J.E., Holder, J., and Rijken, P., 2006, “DEM Analysis of Subcritical Growth: Effect of Diagenesis and Stress”, Golden Rocks, 41st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Golden, CO.

Gale, J.F.W., Laubach, S.E., Olson, J.E., Marrett, R., 2005, “Using the link between diagenesis and fracturing to accurately predict, characterize, and model fluid-flow in fractured carbonate rocks”, SPE 97382. SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2005.

Olson, J.E., Laubach, S.E., and Lander, R.H., 2004, "Improving fracture permeability prediction by combining geomechanics and diagenesis", Gulf Rocks - 6th North America Rock Mechanics Symposium, Houston, TX.

Park, N., Holder, J., and Olson, J.E., 2004, "Discrete Element Modeling of Fracture Toughness Tests in Weakly Cemented Sandstone", Gulf Rocks - 6th North America Rock Mechanics Symposium, Houston, TX.

Rijken, Peggy, Holder, Jon, Olson, Jon E. and Laubach, Stephen E., 2002,  “Natural Fracture Characterization within the Travis Peak Formation, East Texas,” Gulf Coast Association of Geologists Society, Austin, TX, October 30-November 1.

Olson, J. E., Holder, J., and Rijken, P., 2002, “Quantifying the Fracture Mechanics Properties of Rock for Fractured Reservoir Characterization,” Arlington, TX, October 20-23.

Philip, Zeno, Jennings, James, Olson, Jon and Holder, Jon, 2002, “Modeling Coupled Fracture-Matrix Fluid Flow in Fracture Patterns Generated using a Geo-Mechanical Crack Growth Simulator,” 2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, September 29 – October 2.

Olson, J. E., Narayanasamy, R., Holder, J., Rauch, A., and Camacho, B., 2002, “DEM Study Of Wave Propagation In Weak Sandstone,” Third International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, Santa Fe, NM, September 22-25.

Olson, J. E., Holder, J., Qiu, Y. and Rijken, M., 2001, “Constraining the spatial distribution of fracture networks in naturally fractured reservoirs using fracture mechanics and core measurements,” 2001 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3.

Stowell, J. F. W., Laubach, S. L., and Olson, J. E., 2001, “Effect of modern state of stress on flow-controlling fractures: a misleading paradigm in need of revision,” DC Rocks, US Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Washington, D.C. June 2001.

Olson, J. E., Blanton, T. L., and Stanley, G., 1998, “Impact of New Stress Profiling Methods on Hydraulic Fracture Geometry and Field Economics:  Examples from South Texas Canyon Sands and California Diatomite,” 1998 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, September 27-30.

Olson, J. E., Hennings, P. H., and Laubach, S. E., 1998, “Integrating Wellbore Data and Geomechanical Modeling for Effective Characterization of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” SPE/ISRM Eurock Conference, Trondheim, Norway, July 8-10.

Blanton, T. L. and Olson, J. E., 1997, "Stress Magnitudes from Logs:  Effects of Tectonic Strains and Temperature," 1997 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, October 5-8.

Olson, Jon E., 1997, "Natural Fracture Pattern Characterization Using a Mechanically-based Model Constrained by Geologic Data - Moving Closer to a Predictive Tool," 36th U. S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, New York City.

Olson, Jon E., Du, Yijun and Du, Jing, 1997, "Tiltmeter Data Inversion With Continuous, Non-uniform Opening Distributions:  A New Method for Detecting Hydraulic Fracture Geometry," 36th U. S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, New York City.

Olson, Jon E., 1995, "Fracturing from Highly Deviated and Horizontal Wells: Numerical Analysis of Non-planar Fracture Propagation," SPE Rocky Mountain Regional and Low Permeability Meeting, Denver, CO, March 1995, 13 pp.

Pollard, David D., Zeller, Scott, Olson, Jon, and Thomas, Andrew, 1990, “Understanding the process of jointing in brittle rock masses,” in W. A. Hustrulid and G. A. Johnson, eds., Rock Mechanics Contributions and Challenges:  Proceedings of the 31st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 447-454.

Olson, Jon, and Pollard, David D., 1988, "Inferring stress states from detailed joint geometry," in Cundall et al., eds., Key Questions in Rock Mechanics:  Proceedings of the 29th Annual U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 159-167.

  

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Professional Society Presentations

Olson, J.E., 2006, “Controls on matrix block size in fractured reservoirs and flow implications – a modeling perspective”, 2006 AAPG Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, Houston, TX.

Laubach, S.E., Reed, R.M., Olson, J.E., Lander, R.H., and Bonnell, L.M., 2002, “Interaction between diagenetic reactions and mechanics of opening-mode fractures in sandstones; the message from crack-seal texture”, GSA Northeastern Section, 37th Annual Meeting, Springfield, MA, March 25-27.

Laubach, S. E., Gale, J.F.W., and Olson, J. E., 2002, "Are open fractures necessarily aligned with maximum horizontal stress?", AAPG Annual Convention, Tulsa, OK, March 10-13..

Stowell, J., Marrett, R., Laubach, S. and Olson, J., 2001, “Understanding Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs,” 2001 AAPG Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, Denver, CO.

Holder, J., Philip, Z. and Olson, Jon E., 1999, "Experimental study of subcritical crack growth in porous rock," AGU Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 13-17.

Hennings, Peter H., Olson, Jon E., and Thompson, L. B.,  1997, "Combining Outcrop and 3-D Structural Modeling to Characterize Fractured Reservoirs:  An Example from Wyoming," Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Hennings, Peter H., and Olson, Jon E., 1997, "The Relationship between Bed Curvature and Fracture Occurrence in a Fault-Propagation Fold," 1997 AAPG Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, Dallas, TX.

Olson, Jon E., and Hennings, Peter H., 1996, "Regional versus local fracturing in a Laramide fault propagation fold, Oil Mountain, Wyoming," GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, October 1996.

Olson, Jon E., 1995, "The influence of bed thickness on fracture pattern geometry:  Results from a 3d mechanical model," AGU Annual Fall Meeting, Dec. 11-15.

Olson, Jon E., 1994, "The effects of strain rate and subcritical crack growth on fracture pattern growth," First North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, Pre-Meeting Fracture Workshop, Austin, Texas.

Olson, Jon E., 1989, "Fracture mechanics analysis of joint pattern development," Abstracts with Program, GSA 1989 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

Thomas, Andrew L., Olson, Jon, and Pollard, David D., 1989, "Paleostress determinations from fracture patterns:  Results from an experimental study," Abstracts with Program, GSA 1989 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

Olson, Jon E., and Withjack, Martha O., 1988, "Experimental and analytical models of extensional forced folds:  Applications to Gulf of Suez and Offshore Norway,"  American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 72(2), p. 232.

 

B.  Invited Lectures

 

Olson, J. E., 2006, “Permeability estimation in fractured reservoirs:  a fracture mechanics approach incorporating diagenetic effects”, SPE Advanced Technology Workshop on Fractured Reservoirs, Houston, TX, Jan 26-27.

Olson, Jon E., 2005, "Predicting Aperture and Length Population Statistics Using a Fracture Mechanics Model," AGU Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 6-10.

Olson, J. E., 2005, “Linking mechanics and diagenesis to understand natural fracture propagation”, Mechanics in Structural Geology Workshop, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX, February 3-4.

Olson, J. E., 2004, Keynote: "Predicting Natural Fracture Attributes:  Insights from Geomechanical Modeling and Experimentation," Fractured Reservoirs Conference, Petroleum Group, Geological Society of London, November 16-17.

Olson, J.E., Laubach, S.E., and Lander, R.H., 2004, "Improving fracture permeability prediction by combining geomechanics and diagenesis", Gulf Rocks - 6th North America Rock Mechanics Symposium, Houston, TX, June 6-9.

Hennings, Peter H., Olson, Jon E., and Thompson, L. B.,  1997, "Combining Outcrop and 3-D Structural Modeling to Characterize Fractured Reservoirs:  An Example from Wyoming," Geological Society of America Penrose Conference.

Olson, Jon E., 1997, "Regional versus Folding-enhanced Fracturing:  A Field Example and Modeling Results," Naturally Fractured Reservoir Forum, Petroleum Recovery Research Center, Socorro, NM, October 28, 1997.

Olson, Jon E., 1996, "Post-compressional relaxation and orthogonal fracture development," Fractured Aquifers and Petroleum Reservoirs Symposia, 30th Annual Meeting of the South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Austin, Texas, March 11-12.

 

PATENTS:

El-Rabaa, Wadood, and Olson, Jon E., “Wellbore-guided hydraulic fracturing,” Assignee - Mobil Oil Corporation, Patent # 05482116, January 9, 1996.

 

Fomer Students

Ph.D.

Park, Namsu, “Discrete Element Modling of Rock Fracture Behavior:  Fracture Toughness and Time-dependent Fracture Growth”, August 2006.

Rijken, Peggy, “Modeling Naturally Fractured Reservoirs from the Core to Reservoir Scale”, May 2005.

Philip, Zeno, "Incorporating Subcritical Crack Growth Mechanics into Natural Fracture Characterization for Improved Reservoir Simulation," December, 2003.

Qiu, Yuan, “Natural Fracture Modeling and Characterization,” May 2002

Chen, Ghuizong, co-supervisor to Chenevert, "A study of wellbore stability in shales including poroelastic, chemical, and thermal effects,” August 2001

Du, Jing, “Geophysical Inversion of Far-field Deformation for Hydraulic Fracture & Reservoir Information,” August 2000

Carlos Fonseca, co-supervisor to Chenevert, "Chemical-mechanical modeling of wellbore instability in shales," Dec. 1997

 

 

M.S.

Reese, Jennifer Lynn (thesis), “Simulating Gas Production from Hydraulic Fracture Networks: A Case Study of the Barnett Shale”, August 2007.

Adefashe, Hammed (thesis), “Determining the Fracture Mechanics Properties of Sedimentary Rocks Using Double Torsion Testing”, December 2006.

Dembla, Dhiraj (thesis), "Simulating Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) by High Pressure Air Injection (HPAI) in a West Texas Light Oil Reservoir", May 2004.

                 Narayanasamy, Rajaran (thesis), “The Effect of Cementation on Granular Materials,” May 2002.

            Wang, Xiuping (thesis), “Numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing for horizontal wells,” Dec. 2000.

             Tague, James (report), “Hydraulic Fracture Reorientation:  Theory, Prediction and Application”, Dec. 1997.

 

M.A.

Wilson, Chris (thesis), "Predicting fracture degradation in the Piceance Basin, Colorado:  Can a surrogate measurement guide the way to open fractures and highly productive wells?", December 2004.

Kalitynska, Natalia (thesis), “Economic and Engineering Evaluation of Hydraulic Fracture Completion Practices in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, USA”, August 2007.