Hydroshearing and Hydrofracturing - What's the Difference?

Understanding hydroshearing and hydrofracturing is fundamental for EGS development and, arguably, for conventional production as well.  The key to maximizing well production understanding the stress field for new wells to enable and enhance flow.

Maurice Dessault, a teacher and researcher in the University of Waterloo, has composed a short summary explaining hydroshearing and hydrofracturing which can be read here.