Reservoir characterization

Geomechanics Successfully Implemented in a Deepwater Setting

This paper describes the building of a geomechanical model for an offshore field that integrated drilling, geology, petrophysics, and reservoir data to play a major role in the drillability and deliverability of the reservoir.

Deepwater oil platform on the open sea. Azerbaijan
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Geomechanics plays an important role in assessing formation integrity during well construction and completion. In the complete paper, study field K belongs to a Plio-Pleistocene sequence in a deepwater environment with hydrocarbon prospects. As a part of exploration activity, four existing offset oil wells were considered for geomechanical model construction. The geomechanical model for the field was built by integrating available drilling, geology, petrophysics, and reservoir data.

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