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Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2018-2019. Endringer kan komme.


Evaluation of in situ reservoir mechanical behaviour requires relevant input data. In addition to the fundamentals of geomechanics (theories of elasticity and failure mechanics, borehole stresses, and acoustic wave propagation), a major part of this course will thus include the important task of obtaining parameters that are relevant for geomechanics field application, be it from laboratory tests or from analyses of field data.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the students should be able to: Analyse stresses and strains around boreholes and in the reservoir. Special emphasis is on elastic limit and failure mechanics. Understand how the stresses are changed as a result of petroleum production and how these changes influence the recovery and 4D-seismic, as well as mechanical stability during drilling and production. Perform predictions of reservoir compaction and subsidence.

Contents

Evaluation of in situ reservoir mechanical behaviour requires relevant input data. In addition to the fundamentals of geomechanics (theories of elasticity and failure mechanics, borehole stresses, and acoustic wave propagation), a major part of this course will thus include the important task of obtaining parameters that are relevant for geomechanics field application, be it from laboratory tests or from analyses of field data.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FValid calculator.

Subject teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Merete Vadla Madland

Method of work

Lectures and exercises. The exercises are not mandatory, but recommended. 

Open to

Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion according to UiS standards.

Literature

E. Fjær et al: Petroleum Related Rock Mechanics, Elsevier 2008.


Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2018-2019. Endringer kan komme.

Sist oppdatert: 17.07.2018