## Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics: 2nd EditionEngineers 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

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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 |

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acoustic angle anisotropy assume axial behaviour borehole stability borehole wall bulk modulus cavity chalk coefficient compaction compressive confining pressure constant core cracks deformation density depends depleting depth direction displacement drilling effective stress elastic moduli elastic wave equation failure criterion failure plane flow formation frequency given gradient grain hole horizontal stress hydraulic fracturing hydrostatic increase initial isotropic leak-off linear linear elastic loading material matrix measurements mechanical properties mud weight normal P-wave parameters permeability petroleum plastic pore fluid pore pressure poroelastic porosity porous prediction principal stress Proc propagation radial reservoir result Rock Mech rock mechanics sample sand production sandstone saturated Section sedimentary rocks seismic shale shear failure shear modulus shear stress shown in Fig solid SPE/ISRM stiffness strain strength stress path stress–strain tensile failure tensor uniaxial velocity vertical stress wellbore Young’s modulus zone σθ