Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Data description paper
13 Dec 2022
Data description paper |  | 13 Dec 2022

In situ stress database of the greater Ruhr region (Germany) derived from hydrofracturing tests and borehole logs

Michal Kruszewski, Gerd Klee, Thomas Niederhuber, and Oliver Heidbach

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The authors assemble an in situ stress magnitude and orientation database based on 429 hydrofracturing tests that were carried out in six coal mines and two coal bed methane boreholes between 1986 and 1995 within the greater Ruhr region (Germany). Our study summarises the results of the extensive in situ stress test campaign and assigns quality to each data record using the established quality ranking schemes of the World Stress Map project.
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