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Fracture and In-situ Stress Characterization in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

Product Code: SP209
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by M Ameen
Publication Date: 15 May 2003
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This publication introduces the newly developed, integrated discipline of fracture and in-situ stress characterization of hydrocarbon reservoirs, through 16 well-illustrated case studies. These cover a wide range of tools, from borehole scale (logs and core) to reservoir scale (e.g. 3-D and 4-D seismic). It also covers surface studies (outcrop and remote sensing). In addition, it addresses the impact of fractures and in-situ stresses on fluid flows and their simulation.

The subject that this volume deals with is gaining increasing interest with the advancement of technologies and shifting boundaries of marginal fields into more challenging ground. Fractures and their response to current-day in-situ stresses have become a crucial part of reservoir characterization in deep tight reservoirs. In addition, maturing reservoirs, which were considered as 'conventional' at discovery, are displaying symptoms characteristic of fractures and/or geomechanical contribution. This has lead to the need to delineate the fractures and the stresses in these reservoirs and revise reservoir management accordingly. This volume will be of interest to a broad range of readers from both academic and industrial institutes, who are researching and dealing with hydrocarbon reservoir characterization, simulation and management.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-130-0
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-130-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.75 kg


Critical stress related Permeability in Fractured rocks, S F Rogers • A case study of hydrocarbon transport along active faults and production-related stress changes in the Monterey Formation, California, S K Chanchani, M D Zoback and C Barton • Data analysis, processing and 3D fracture network simulation at Wellbore scale for fractured reservoir description, E Alvierti, M Biron, A Francesconi, D Mattiello, S Nardon and C Peduzzi • From seismic data to core data: an integrated approach to enhance reservoir characterization, J Hesthammer and H Fossen • Fault and stress magnitude controls on Variations in the Orientation if in situ stress, D P Yale • Seismic volume attributes for fracture analysis, H Trappe and C Hellmich • Microseismic monitoring of geomechanical reservoir processes and fracture dominated fluid flow, A J Jupe, R H Jones, S A Wilson and J F Cowles • Ongoing Compression across South American Plate: observations, numerical modeling and some implications for petroleum geology, C Lima • Fracture networks on the Belluno Syncline, a fault-propagation fold in the footwall of the Belluno Thrust, Venetian Alps, NE Italy, D Zampieri and P Grandesso • A new method for smoothing oriented data and its application to stress data, B Muller, V Wehrle, S Hettel, B Sperner and K Fuchs • The role of spectral curvature mapping in characterising subsurface strain distributions, T J Wynn and S A Stewart • Reservoir characterization for the management of stress-sensitivity, B G D Smart, J McL Somerville, M Jin and N C Koutsabeloulis • 3D Fracture Network Dynamics In Reservoirs, faults and salt tectonic systems, K Tuncay, A Park, D Payne and P Ortoleva • Geological evidence of patterns of fluid flow through fracture networks: examination using random realisations and connectivity analysis, R J H Jolly and J W Cosgrove • Difficulties and Uncertainty in Mathematical/Numerical Modeling of fluid flow in fractured media, R E Ewing and A M Spagnuolo • Simulation of Water-Gas flow in fractured Porous media, A L Al-khlaifat and H Arastoopour •


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