Hydraulic Fracturing is a technique used in the extraction and exploration of oil and gas. During hydraulic fracturing, a high-pressure fluid is injected into a wellbore; this fluid flows through some artificially made holes and into some rock fragments. As a result of the high pressure of the fluid, the rock fragments crack or fracture. These fractures form patterns that grow in a complicated manner. In practice, hydraulic fracturing is widely used; therefore, people and companies have a great interest in understanding the fracturing process. They aim to predict where the new fractures will be located and what the length, width and shape of the fractures will be. A model of hydraulic fracturing using the Cell-DEVS paradigm is described and implemented, discussing a discrete-event specification of such application.

Cell-DEVS, Hydraulic fracturing, State variables
TMS/DEVS Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation, TMS/DEVS 2018, Part of the 2018 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, SpringSim 2018
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Oyelowo, I. (Ifeoluwa), Wainer, G.A, Echegini, N.S. (Ngozi Silas), Ukeme, J.B. (Joseph Boi), & Zlotnik, S. (Sergio). (2018). Cell-DEVS modeling and simulation of artificial hydraulic fracturing of rocks in boreholes (WIP). In Simulation Series (pp. 121–128).