Monitoring and Measuring Hydraulic Fracturing Growth During Preconditioning of a Roof Rock over a Coal Longwall Panel [chapter]

R. G., Z. Chen, K. W., S. Pegg
2013 Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing  
Narrabri Coal Operations is longwall mining coal directly below a to m thick conglomerate sequence expected to be capable of producing a windblast upon first caving at longwall startup and producing periodic weighting during regular mining. Site characterisation and field trials were undertaken to evaluate hydraulic fracturing as a method to precondition the conglomerate strata sufficiently to promote normal caving behaviour at longwall startup and reduce the severity of periodic weighting.
more » ... paper presents the results of the trials and illustrates the effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing as a preconditioning technique.
doi:10.5772/56325 fatcat:ucpcnsqtgvd3zm7v7c3wkijh3a