Itasca Consulting Group Inc. is a global, employee-owned, engineering consulting and software firm, focusing on geomechanical and hydrogeological projects.
3DEC model of a geothermal site showing shear displacements along existing fractures and synthetic (predicted) microseismicity.
Led by Principal Engineer Dr. Branko Damjanac, the team brings deep experience in solving complex problems in mining, civil, energy, and materials engineering and is excited to be collaborating with Utah FORGE.
Itasca's consultants solve complex problems in mining, civil, energy, and materials engineering. The company combines practical engineering and field experience with expert knowledge of advanced numerical simulation and analysis. Itasca’s software (3DEC, FLAC, FLAC3D, Griddle, MINEDW, PFC, UDEC, and XSite) are highly respected and widely used. For geothermal engineering, Itasca provides analysis using advanced numerical modeling tools for predicting the evolution of fractures, thermal and stress changes, and induced microseismicity.
Itasca combines practical engineering and field experience with expert knowledge of advanced numerical simulation and analysis.
- Full-physics stimulation sensitivity numerical 2d and 3D modeling
- Stimulation scenario development and evaluation
- Stimulation plan preparation
- Discrete stimulation numerical modeling
- Production coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical numerical modeling
- Experiment evaluation and verification
XSite model of fracture growth from five perforation clusters sequentially stimulated, showing stress interference between the fractures. The plot shows fracture apertures. The insert shows the histories of injection pressures during the simulation.