Petroleum Rock Mechanics

  • ID: 1769341
  • Book
  • 376 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.
  • Clearly applies rock mechanics to on and off shore oil and gas drilling
  • Step by Step approach to the analyze wellbore instabilities
  • Provides worked out examples with solutions to everyday problems
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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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Aadnoy, Bernt
Bernt Sigve Aadnoy is a Professor of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Stavanger in Norway. His extensive career includes working for Phillips, Rogaland Research Institute, Statoil, and independent consultant work for many oil companies, including being an advisor for the Petroleum Safety Authority since 2003. Professor Aadnoy holds a Mechanical Engineers degree from Stavanger Tech, a BSc in mechanical engineeering from the University of Wyoming, a M.S. degree in control engineering from the University of Texas, and PhD in petroleum rock mechanics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. He has authored more than 130 publications, mostly within drilling and rock mechanics but also within reservoir engineering and production. He holds 7 patents. Professor Aadnoy is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. he has received numerous awards over the years, including being the 1999 recipient of the SPE International Drilling Engineering Award and an Honorary Membership Award in 2015 for his dedicated service to SPE.
Looyeh, Reza
Reza Looyeh is a registered Chartered Engineer, a Fellow member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineeres (IMechE) in the UK, and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran University, Iran (1989, Honors Degree), an MSc from Newcastle University, UK, in offshore engineering (1994), and PhD from Durham University, UK, in mechanical engineering (1999). He is presently a lead mechanical engineer at Chebron Pembroke Refinery in the UK, a position he has held since 2006. Dr. Looyeh has over 25 technical publications on a variety of topics and is a member of the Engineering Equipment and Material User's Association (EEMUA), Piping Systems Committee (PSC), and Materails Technology Committee (MTC), as well as an industrial advisor to IMechE for the oil and gas sector.
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