14 – Rock Mechanical / Elastic Properties
What you will learn
- Understanding of the various elastic properties of rocks
- Step-by-step procedures for calculations
- “Computer-ready” mathematics
- Exercises and worked examples for further study
This quantitative course covers the estimation of the mechanical properties of rocks, sometimes called elastic properties or elastic constants, from well log data. These properties are of vital importance in hydraulic fracture (stimulation) design and may influence horizontal well placement. You will learn the specialized skills needed to generate and quality control dynamic elastic properties, such as Shear Modulus, Poisson’s Ratio, and Young’s Modulus, using available well log and lab data. Examples and case histories illustrate the topic.
- Crain’s Integrated Petrophysics, Lectures 1 to 13 or equivalent background.
- Basic understanding of geology and well logging.
- Mechanical Properties Basics
- Elastic Constants Theory
- Log Editing Basics
- Calculating Mechanical Properties Of Rocks
- Shear Modulus N
- Poisson's Ratio PR
- Bulk Modulus Kb
- Bulk Compressibility Cb
- Biot's Constant Alpha
- Young's Modulus Y
- Modulus of Compressibility Kc
- Pore Compressibility Kp or Kf
- Calibrating Dynamic to Static Constants
- Case Histories
- Exercise 14
Target AudienceThose who wish to understand the use of well log data in support of stimulation design, including:
- Log analysts,
- Reservoir engineers,
- Completion engineers,
- Stimulation engineers, and
- University / Tech school students
Specification: 14 – Rock Mechanical / Elastic Properties
About the Publisher
- Crain's Petrophysical Handbook
- Store Name: Crain's Petrophysical Handbook
- E. R. (Ross) Crain, P.Eng. is a retired Consulting Petrophysicist and Professional Engineer living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In a career that spans 50+ years, he has specialized in integrated petro... Read More > Read More
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