Predicting rock mechanical properties from wireline porosities

K. Edlmann, J. M. Somerville, B. G D Smart, S. A. Hamilton, B. R. Crawford

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    This report discusses the rock mechanical properties of many different reservoir rocks of different porosities. It also considers the measurement of experimentally derived porosity, elastic moduli and fracture strength parameters and the interpretation of these mechanical properties results into direct correlations with porosity. The application of these results to obtain continuous rock mechanical property plots of the reservoir from wireline derived porosity is discussed. The practical use of these rock mechanical property profiles in drilling, production and enhanced reservoir simulation is also emphasized.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering Conference Journal
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventSPE/ISRM: Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering - Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 8 Jul 199810 Jul 1998


    ConferenceSPE/ISRM: Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering
    Abbreviated titleEurock 98


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