A hydraulic fracture simulation toolkit taking 20 years of CSIRO hydraulic fracture expertise out of the lab and into user friendly software.

Fractura is built using the Workspace framework, a cross-platform scientific workflow combined with two auxiliary CSIRO plugins:

  1. Hydraulic fracturing modelling plugin; and
  2. Advanced charting plugin.

Use Fractura to design, analyse and compare hydraulic fractures.


  • Conventional
  • Unconventional
    • Coal seam gas
    • Shale gas
    • Tight gas
  • Insitu recovery
  • Mine preconditioning
  • Geothermal


  • Hydraulic fracturing laboratory experiments
  • Risk assessments
  • Monitoring


  • Different stress conditions
  • Different well design (Vertical / Horizontal wells)
  • Hydraulic fracture models
  • Fractura has been designed to be extended with other fracturing models, academic or industry, to work in the Fractura/Workspace environment.

Contact fractura@csiro.au for more information. Get in contact with the team for download links and further information.

If you are looking for Fractura: Preconditioning, goto https://fractura.csiro.au