Mechanics of salt systems: state of the field in numerical methods
M.A. Nikolinakou, R. Goteti and M. Heidari
Journal name: Petroleum Geoscience
Issue: Vol 25, No 3, August 2019 pp. 249 - 250
Organisations: Geological Society of London
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This special, two-part, thematic presents studies that employ numerical methods to understand the mechanics associated with salt systems. The thematic captures some of the latest developments in modelling micro- and macro-structural salt behaviour, as well as the interaction between salt and basin sediments. The presented studies provide insights into halokinesis, deformation, pore pressure, and stress in wall rocks, and their implications for trap integrity and the viability of underground storage systems.