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    DescriptionThis interdisciplinary book encompasses the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. It considers key practical issues such as prediction of pore pressure, estimation of hydrocarbon column heights and fault seal potential, determination of optimally stable well trajectories, casing set points and mud weights, changes in reservoir performance during depletion, and production-induced faulting and subsidence. The book establishes the basic principles involved before introducing practical measurement and experimental techniques to improve recovery and reduce exploitation costs. It illustrates their successful application through case studies taken from oil and gas fields around the world. This book is a practical reference for geoscientists and engineers in the petroleum and geothermal industries, and for research scientists interested in stress measurements and their application to problems of faulting and fluid flow in the crust.


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    Title
    Reservoir Geomechanics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark D. Zoback
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 461
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521146197
    ISBN 10: 0521146194
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    BIC subject category V2: KNAT, TTU, THFP, TQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.5
    BIC subject category V2: RBG
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    Libri: I-TE
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TEC047000
    DC22: 665.5
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI032000, TEC026000
    LC classification: TN
    Abridged Dewey: 553
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: RBG, TTU, THFP
    Illustrations note
    174 b/w illus. 48 colour illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Mark Zoback is the Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Sciences and Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University. The author/co-author of approximately 250 published research papers, he is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2006 he was awarded the Emil Wiechert Medal of the German Geophysical Society and in 2008, the Walter S. Bucher Medal of the American Geophysical Union.
    Review quote
    'A very comprehensive and complete book spanning all the aspects of stress within the accessible Earth. It is particularly useful in the fields of oil industry, geothermics and seismic hazard.' Tectonophysics '... a strong and authoritative treatment ... Professor Zoback's book will be a valued guide and reference to geoscientists and engineers.' International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 'A major advantage of the book is ... that it provides an excellent crossover between aspects of structural geology and reservoir engineering - a link that is all too often overlooked. ... It is customary to have an 'ah but ...', bit towards the end, but I genuinely have very few quibbles with this book. ... I would recommend it to any geologist working in a situation where faults or fractures interact with the present-day stress field.' Tim Needham, Needham Geoscience, Illkley
    Table of contents
    Foreword; Part I. Basic Principles: 1. The tectonic stress field; 2. Pore pressure at depth in sedimentary basins; 3. Basic constitutive laws; 4. Rock failure in compression, tension and shear; 5. Fractures and faults in three dimensions; Part II. Measuring Stress Orientation and Magnitude: 6. Compressive and tensile failures in vertical wells; 7. Determination of S3 from minifracs and extended leak-off tests and constraining the magnitude of SHmax from wellbore failures in vertical wells; 8. Wellbore failure and stress determination in deviated wells; 9. Stress fields - from tectonic plates to reservoirs around the world; Part III. Applications: 10. Minimizing wellbore instability; 11. Critically stressed faults and fluid flow; 12. Reservoir depletion; References; Index.