The hydraulic fracturing laboratory has capabilities to measure fracture growth and geometry (including full-field fracture width) in rock and rock analogue materials under controlled stress and stress gradient conditions. Rock sample preparation and characterisation capability is also available.
The field fracturing laboratory with equipment that can be used in the field to carry out and monitor full-size injection treatments. In the field, treatments with and without proppant can be conducted, using water, linear gel and cross-linked gel fluids.
Monitoring can also be performed using tiltmeter, microseismic and fibreoptic arrays. Piezometer, extensometer and borehole scanning data can also be collected and analysed.