The goal of this short course is to prepare participants to create a personal, team, and global R&D vision for hydraulic fracture modeling in the next decade.


  • $250


  • $100


Event date: 12Dec 2018

Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 Dec 2018

CSIRO Clayton, Eastern Reception, RC206 & RC207

Research Way, Clayton VIC

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Andrew Bunger, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Bunger is an Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 after spending 10 years in Melbourne, Australia working in the Geomechanics Group within the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Prior to that, he received his PhD in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include the mechanics of hydraulic fractures, coupled fluid-shale interaction, and the emplacement dynamics of magma-driven dykes and sills. This research has led to publication of over 100 technical articles.

The short course consists of six sessions over 3 days. The sessions, which include historical surveys, fundamentals, and recent advances on emerging topics, are as follows:


Time Activity
Day 1 – 12 December 2018
10.00-10.30am Registration and Introductions
10.30-12.30pm Part 1 – History of Hydraulic Fracture Modeling
2.00-4.00pm Part 2 – Essential Model Ingredients
Day 2 – 13 December 2018
9.30-12.30pm Part 3 – Hydraulic Fracture Swarms
2.00-4.00pm Part 4 – Hydraulic Fracturing of Layered Formations
Day 3 – 14 December 2018
9.30-12.30pm Part 5 – Thin Fluids, Small Proppants, Complicated Schedules
2.00-4.00pm Part 6 – Field studies, mine and core through experiments