Derek Elsworth

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Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

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Computational mechanics, rock mechanics, groundwater hydrology, mathematical modeling, poromechanics, coupled processes, contaminant hydrology, mining engineering, petroleum engineering and fracture hydrology with applications to geothermal energy; the de

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Recent Publications

Hydraulic fracture propagation and interaction with natural fractures by coupled hydro-mechanical modeling

Hu, Y., Gan, Q., Hurst, A. & Elsworth, D., Feb 2022, In: Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources. 8, 1, 4.

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Influence of water on elastic deformation of coal and its control on permeability in coalbed methane production

Kang, J., Elsworth, D., Fu, X., Liang, S. & Chen, H., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 208, 109603.

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Re-evaluating adsorbed and free methane content in coal and its ad- and desorption processes analysis

Li, Y., Wang, Z., Tang, S. & Elsworth, D., Jan 15 2022, In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 428, 131946.

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Shale gas production from reservoirs with hierarchical multiscale structural heterogeneities

Tian, J., Liu, J., Elsworth, D., Leong, Y. K., Li, W. & Zeng, J., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 208, 109380.

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Long-term effect of desorption-induced matrix shrinkage on the evolution of coal permeability during coalbed methane production

Wei, M., Liu, C., Liu, Y., Liu, J., Elsworth, D., Tivane, O. A. F. A. & Li, C., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 208, 109378.

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Effective application of proppants during the hydraulic fracturing of coal seam gas reservoirs: Implications from laboratory testings of propped and unpropped coal fractures

Ahamed, M. A. A., Perera, M. S. A., Elsworth, D., Ranjith, P. G., Matthai, S. K. M. & Dong-yin, L., Nov 15 2021, In: Fuel. 304, 121394.

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Stress perturbation caused by multistage hydraulic fracturing: Implications for deep fault reactivation

An, M., Zhang, F., Dontsov, E., Elsworth, D., Zhu, H. & Zhao, L., May 2021, In: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 141, 104704.

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The Potential for Low-Grade Metamorphism to Facilitate Fault Instability in a Geothermal Reservoir

An, M., Zhang, F., Min, K. B., Elsworth, D., Marone, C. & He, C., Jun 16 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 11, e2021GL093552.

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Hydro-mechanical-chemical modeling of sub-nanopore capillary-confinement on CO2-CCUS-EOR

Cai, M., Su, Y., Elsworth, D., Li, L. & Fan, L., Jun 15 2021, In: Energy. 225, 120203.

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Immiscible/Near-Miscible relative permeability for confined fluids at high-pressure and high-temperature for a fractal reservoir

Cai, M., Su, Y., Zhan, S., Elsworth, D. & Li, L., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Fuel. 122389.

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