Petroleum Rock Mechanics

Petroleum Rock Mechanics : Drilling Operations and Well Design

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Petroleum Rock Mechanics: Drilling Operations and Well Design covers the fundamentals of solid mechanics and petroleum rock mechanics and their application to oil and gas-related drilling operations and well design. More specifically, it examines the role of formation, strength of rock materials, and wellbore mechanics, along with the impact of in-situ stress changes on wellbore and borehole behavior. Practical examples with solutions and a comprehensive glossary of terminologies are provided. Equations are incorporated into well-known failure criteria to predict stresses and to analyze a range of failure scenarios throughout drilling, well operation, and well completion processes. The book also discusses stress and strain components, principal and deviatoric stresses and strains, materials behavior, the theories of elasticity and inelasticity, probabilistic analysis of stress data, the tensile and shear strength of rocks, wellbore stability, and fracture and collapse behavior for both single and multi-lateral wells. Both inexperienced university students and experienced engineers will find this book extremely useful.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Gulf Professional Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 0123855462
  • 9780123855466
  • 1,528,046

Table of contents

Part One: Fundamentals of Solid Mechanics Chapter 1: Stress/Strain Definitions and Components Chapter 2: Stress and Strain Transformation Chapter 3: Principal and Deviatoric Stresses and Strains Chapter 4: Theory of Elasticity Chapter 5: Failure Criteria

Part Two - Petroleum Rock Mechanics Chapter 6: Introduction to Petroleum Rock Mechanics Chapter 7: Porous Rocks and Effective Stresses Chapter 8: In-Situ Stress Chapter 9: Rock Strength and Rock Failure Chapter 10: Stresses Around a Wellbore Chapter 11: Wellbore Instability Analysis Chapter 12: Wellbore Instability Analysis Using Inversion Technique Chapter 13: Wellbore Instability Analysis Using Quantitative Risk Assessment Chapter 14: The Effect of Mud Losses on Wellbore Stability

Appendix A - Mechanical Properties of Rocks Appendix B - The Poisson's Effect Appendix C - A Model for Stress Bridge Appendix D - Glossary of Terms
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About Bernt S. Aadnoy

Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
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