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
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period24/10/9426/10/94

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