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Petroleum Geomechanics

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Total Number of Subtopics: 6
  • expand/collapse Fundamental Concepts of Geomechanics
    • Overview of Geomechanics Concepts
    • Stress
    • Mohr's Circle
    • Strain
    • Linear Elasticity
    • Anisotropy
  • expand/collapse Rock Deformation
    • Rock Deformation Introduction
    • Elastic-Plastic Processes
    • Brittle Processes
    • Ductile Processes
    • Time-Dependent Processes
  • expand/collapse Rock Mechanical Properties
    • Introduction to Rock Mechanical Properties
    • Laboratory Testing of Static and Elastic Properties
    • Laboratory Testing of Rock Strength
    • Geophysical Methods for Measuring Elastic Properties
    • Geophysical Methods for Estimating Rock Strength
  • expand/collapse Earth Stress
    • Introduction to Earth Stress
    • Determining the Contemporary State of Stress
    • Borehole Measurements
    • Observations on Stress in Sedimentary Rocks
    • Modeling Horizontal Stress
  • expand/collapse Mechanical Earth Model
    • Introduction
    • Sources of Data
    • The Mechanical Earth Model (MEM)
    • MEM Workflow
  • expand/collapse Applications of Geomechanics
    • Introduction to Geomechanical Applications
    • Completion Applications: Sanding
    • Completion Applications - Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Completion Applications: Fracturing Horizontal Wells
    • Reservoir Geomechanics
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