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Fracture Gradient Modelling – Best Practices?Normal access

Authors: S. Wessling, A. Bartetzko, J. Pei, T. Dahl, M. M. Reese and C. Wolfe
Event name: 71st EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2009
Session: Geomechanics (EAGE Dedicated Session)
Publication date: 08 June 2009
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201400341
Organisations: SPE, EAGE
Language: English
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The fracture gradient is typically recognized as the upper pressure limit in the borehole annulus while drilling in clastic rocks. Above this limit significant mud losses into the formation can be encountered due to the creation of drilling-induced fractu

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