Mark McClure is a Graduate Student in Stanford’s Department of Energy Resources Engineering whose research focuses on the modeling of hydraulic stimulation in Enhanced Geothermal Systems.  He is working on optimization of stimulation design from the point of view of improving flow rate, delaying thermal breakthrough, and minimizing induced seismically. McClure is developing a model of fluid and heat flow in fractures and the mechanical and frictional processes (using rate and state friction theory) that cause slip and induced seismicity. 

Date: 
September 13, 2011
Speaker: 
Mark McClure
Duration: 
16:36
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