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The near wellbore region is subjected to cyclic loads due to repeated changes of the mean effective stress. These repeated loads result in plastic deformation and sanding problems which can occur in injection or production wells. The difficulty is more pronounced in weakly consolidated reservoirs...
Numerical Assessment of Caprock Integrity in SAGD Operations Considering Mechanical Anisotropic Behavior of Shale LayersDownload
There has been an increasing awareness of the importance of caprock integrity during Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) operations. However, mathematical tools that have been developed for caprock integrity studies have not incorporated an important characteristic of cap shales, which is the...
Micromechanics modeling is becoming more popular in geotechnical analysis. It allows engineers to understand the deformation and failure processes at the microscopic level. Due to the advancement of computer capacities and numerical methods for micromechanics analysis, engineers are able to...