Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics: 2nd Edition (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Jan 4, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 514 pages
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Engineers and geologists in the petroleum industry will find Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics, 2E, a powerful resource in providing a basis of rock mechanical knowledge - a knowledge which can greatly assist in the understanding of field behavior, design of test programs and the design of field operations. Not only does this text give an introduction to applications of rock mechanics within the petroleum industry, it has a strong focus on basics, drilling, production and reservoir engineering. Assessment of rock mechanical parameters is covered in depth, as is acoustic wave propagation in rocks, with possible link to 4D seismics as well as log interpretation.

* Learn the basic principles behind rock mechanics from leading academic and industry experts
* Quick reference and guide for engineers and geologists working in the field
* Keep informed and up to date on all the latest methods and fundamental concepts
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Elasticity
1
Chapter 2 Failure mechanics
55
Chapter 3 Geological aspects of petroleum related rock mechanics
103
Chapter 4 Stresses around boreholes Borehole failure criteria
135
Chapter 5 Elastic wave propagation in rocks
175
Chapter 6 Rock models
219
Chapter 7 Mechanical properties and stress data from laboratory analysis
251
Chapter 8 Mechanical properties and IN SITU stresses from field data
289
Chapter 11 Mechanics of hydraulic fracturing
369
Chapter 12 Reservoir geomechanics
391
Appendix A Rock properties
435
Appendix B SI metric conversion factors
443
Appendix C Mathematical background
445
Appendix D Some relevant formulas
463
Appendix E List of symbols
475
Index
483

Chapter 9 Stability during drilling
309
Chapter 10 Solids production
341

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