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Unconventional GeomechanicsGold Open Access

Author: M. Briceño-Venaventa
Event name: First EAGE/AMGP/AMGE Latin-American Seminar in Unconventional Resources
Session: Geomechanics / Best Practices To Design Well Drilling And Completion II
Publication date: 23 November 2017
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201702597
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Abstract, PDF ( 520.8Kb )

Geomechanics for unconventional reservoirs. Geomechanical properties of the subsurface greatly influence both the drilling and hydraulic fracturing of a well in an unconventional reservoir. A MEM is an estimate of the subsurface mechanical properties, rock strength, pore pressure, and stresses, and can be used to quantify the geomechanical behavior of the subsurface. These components in the MEM are described in this presentation, with an emphasis on applications to developing unconventional reservoirs.

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