Mehrdad Soltanzadeh

The Role of Hydraulic Fracturing and the Possibilities for Risk Mitigation
The number, depth and magnitude of earthquakes in AB has increased since 2013, most notably near Fox Creek and Red Deer. Some of these events are potentially induced by oil field...
Feature Article
July 23, 2019
The Impact on Completion and Production
Sometimes assuming a planar hydraulic fracture may be akin to considering a spherical cow in a vacuum. This article reviews many of the mechanisms that can cause non-planar fracture...
Geomechanical Insights
September 24, 2015
Montney and Doig Examples
In situ stress orientations are important when drilling and producing from horizontal wells. Several methods of determining stress orientations exist, but some are more reliable and...
Geomechanical Insights
April 23, 2015
A Cracking Good Play
This review focuses on some of the key findings from CDL’s recently-released Duvernay Gas Liquids and Geomechanics study in the greater Kaybob and Willesden Green areas. As geomechanics...
Exploration Review
February 26, 2015
Excerpt from The Duvernay Project: Gas Liquids and Geomechanics
Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) and partners’ 2014 Duvernay Project integrates geomechanics with hydrocarbon systems and geological setting to deliver basin to wellbore scale insights. One...
Geomechanical Insights
July 25, 2014