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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the European Petroleum Conference. Part 1 (of 2)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Event||European Petroleum Conference - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 24 Oct 1994 → 26 Oct 1994
|Conference||European Petroleum Conference|
|Period||24/10/94 → 26/10/94|