Porosity as a geomechanical indicator: An application of core and log data and rock mechanics

R. A. Farquhar, J. M. Somerville, B. G D Smart

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Abstract

The paper demonstrates how porosity can be employed as a geomechanical index to enable rock mechanics material properties to be estimated using general and field specific correlations. It is shown that porosity correlates with the constants required to construct theoretical and empirical failure criteria describing stress sensitivity. Porosity also reflects other geomechanical characteristics of sedimentary rocks including failure mode, fracture intensity, drilling rate and perforation penetration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Petroleum Conference. Part 1 (of 2)
Pages481-489
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventEuropean Petroleum Conference - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Oct 199426 Oct 1994

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Petroleum Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period24/10/9426/10/94

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    Farquhar, R. A., Somerville, J. M., & Smart, B. G. D. (1994). Porosity as a geomechanical indicator: An application of core and log data and rock mechanics. In Proceedings of the European Petroleum Conference. Part 1 (of 2) (pp. 481-489)