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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Abstract

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
Pages169-175
Number of pages7
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventSPE/ISRM: Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 8 Jul 199810 Jul 1998

Conference

ConferenceSPE/ISRM: Rock Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering
Abbreviated titleEurock 98
Country/TerritoryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period8/07/9810/07/98

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