Engineering Prediction of Axial Wellbore Shear Failure Caused by Reservoir Uplift and Subsidence
- Luke P. Frash (Los Alamos National Laboratory) | J. W. Carey (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
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- August 2018
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- Zonal Isolation, Wellbore Integrity, Subsidence, Uplift, Cement Stress
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Injection and production can cause significant regional uplift or settlement. We analytically evaluate the potential for cement-annulus failure in response to injection-induced deformation in a coupled casing/cement/rock poromechanical vertical-well system. Deformation is calculated with respect to the initial near-wellbore stress state, occurring immediately after cement curing. Tensile-failure and shear-failure lengths along this well are predicted using a stress-development-length method. The analytical model is verified by Abaqus modeling. A sensitivity analysis identifies critical engineering-well-design parameters for ensuring wellbore-annulus integrity.
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