Effect of Pore Pressure Depletion on Wellbore Stability and Hydraulic Fracturing in Sandstone Reservoir
- Mohammed Al-Dossary (Saudi Aramco) | Osman Hamid (Saudi Aramco) | Salaheldin Elkatatny (KFUPM)
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- International Petroleum Technology Conference
- International Petroleum Technology Conference, 26-28 March, Beijing, China
- Publication Date
- Document Type
- Conference Paper
- 2019. International Petroleum Technology Conference
- 2.4 Hydraulic Fracturing, 5.3.4 Integration of geomechanics in models, 0.2 Wellbore Design, 2 Well completion, 5.1.10 Reservoir Geomechanics, 1.8 Formation Damage, 3 Production and Well Operations, 3 Production and Well Operations, 0.2.2 Geomechanics, 3.2 Well Operations and Optimization, 3 Production and Well Operations, 5.1.5 Geologic Modeling, 1.6 Drilling Operations, 5.1.2 Faults and Fracture Characterisation, 3.2.3 Produced Sand / Solids Management and Control, 5.1 Reservoir Characterisation, 5.3 Reservoir Fluid Dynamics, 5 Reservoir Desciption & Dynamics
- Geomechanics, Sandstone, Effects of Depletion, Hydraulic Fracturing, Wellbore Stability
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Development of stress sensitive reservoirs, especially in challenging environment, is raising awareness that geomechanics is a vital aspect of reservoir management. Understanding reservoir geomechanical behavior becomes more and more important for petroleum industry. A significant changes in formation pressure caused by depletion will induce deformation and stress/strain changes in the reservoir and the surrounding formation, understanding in-situ stresses and how stress changes in and around the reservoir due to depletion is important in a multidisciplinary approach to reservoir characterization and management.
These changes in stresses/strain affect the reservoir as well as the overburden and underburden formation, which directly affect drilling and stimulation operations strategies. Reservoir compaction, shear casing and well damage, cap-rock integrity, fault reactivation and sand production can occur during reservoir depletion.
To address these issues, 3D geomechanical models have been developed (which describe the state of stresses in the reservoir and overburden). 4D geomechanics models (dynamic models, that describe the changes in stress over time with production are required.
Reservoir Geomechanics approaches, this paper address and answer the following questions:
How Geomechanics changes in stresses and strain impact wellbore stability related issues and stimulation operations?
Stress rotation around faulted zones.
How depletion effect hydraulic fracture growth?
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