Wellbore stability solution incorporating the weak bedding planes effect with field case study

Amin Mehrabian, Arturo Díaz Pérez, Claudia Santana

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Abstract

Wellbore stability in shale is often hampered by the detrimental effect of existing weak bedding planes on the strength of the rock surrounding the wellbore against shear failure. This paper presents results from a formal closed-form analytical solution to the wellbore stress problem that incorporates rock failure along weak bedding planes. The solution is used for a case study of a highly inclined well section in a laminated layer of troublesome shale with a strike-slip faulting regime above the target formation in the Latin America region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, DC 2018
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781613995686
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
EventIADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition 2018, DC 2018 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Mar 6 2018Mar 8 2018

Publication series

NameSociety of Petroleum Engineers - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, DC 2018
Volume2018-March

Other

OtherIADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition 2018, DC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period3/6/183/8/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Mehrabian, A., Pérez, A. D., & Santana, C. (2018). Wellbore stability solution incorporating the weak bedding planes effect with field case study. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, DC 2018 (Society of Petroleum Engineers - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, DC 2018; Vol. 2018-March). Society of Petroleum Engineers.