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Reservoir Geomechanics [Kindle Edition]

Mark D. Zoback
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This interdisciplinary book encompasses the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. It considers key practical issues such as prediction of pore pressure, estimation of hydrocarbon column heights and fault seal potential, determination of optimally stable well trajectories, casing set points and mud weights, changes in reservoir performance during depletion, and production-induced faulting and subsidence. The book establishes the basic principles involved before introducing practical measurement and experimental techniques to improve recovery and reduce exploitation costs. It illustrates their successful application through case studies taken from oil and gas fields around the world. This book is a practical reference for geoscientists and engineers in the petroleum and geothermal industries, and for research scientists interested in stress measurements and their application to problems of faulting and fluid flow in the crust.

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'A very comprehensive and complete book spanning all the aspects of stress within the accessible Earth. It is particularly useful in the fields of oil industry, geothermics and seismic hazard.' Tectonophysics

'… a strong and authoritative treatment … Professor Zoback's book will be a valued guide and reference to geoscientists and engineers.' International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

'A major advantage of the book is … that it provides an excellent crossover between aspects of structural geology and reservoir engineering - a link that is all too often overlooked. … It is customary to have an 'ah but …', bit towards the end, but I genuinely have very few quibbles with this book. … I would recommend it to any geologist working in a situation where faults or fractures interact with the present-day stress field.' Tim Needham, Needham Geoscience, Illkley

Book Description

This interdisciplinary book is a practical reference for geoscientists and engineers in the petroleum and geothermal industries, and for research scientists interested in stress measurements and their application. It addresses a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20896 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (30 Aug. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARF2PAQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #503,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and concise 11 April 2013
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Highly valuable to explain the broad and detailed picture that's involved in this field. I even bought the e-version to have close at hand.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Only for the brave 29 May 2013
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Bought this for university. It is a tough read and certainly not light reading but if you area student or engineer you will find this book very useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Jun. 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive reference. 5 Jun. 2013
By J. Huff - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was recommended to me by one of my clients, and I was thrilled to discover it would be easy to pick up at Amazon, either in paperback or as a Kindle edition.

I will not claim to have read this entire book from cover to cover, but I have read large swaths of it, and have found the information inside accurate and helpful. I find the style to be accessible, and this book is proving to be very useful to me at work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 April 2012
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I found this book to be an excellent overview of Reservoir Geomechanics. While comprehensive enough to adequately cover all the major problems that an industry geomechanicist is likely to encounter, it provides sufficient amount of detail for the reader to be able to study scientific literature in Geomechanics independently. All the key concepts and mathematical models are illustrated on a wide variety of case studies, and are presented in a form that allows a straightforward numerical implementation. Some knowledge of Mechanics of Continua and Rock Physics is probably a prerequisite. I would highly recommend this book to any serious student of Geomechanics.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reservoir Geomechanics by M.D. Zoback is the best that I have seen and read 18 Oct. 2013
By Olusoga Martins Akintunde - Published on Amazon.com
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The book contains all that one needs to know about reservoir geomechanics. The concepts and technical terms used in the book are easy to understand and readily applicable to solving subsurface problems. In addition, it contains valid field examples from around the world to demonstrate concepts. I truly enjoyed reading and learning from the book. I recommend it to all professionals in the geosciences interested in knowing or learning more about the mechanics of subsurface reservoirs. It's a great and truly outstanding book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great material, a bit verbose 6 May 2014
By Kris - Published on Amazon.com
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I am taking Zoback's free online course, where he goes through the book in lectures. The lectures and book are each individually very good. He successfully uses many real-world datasets and examples to give an impression of both ideal complex behaviors.

I think the book is a bit verbose. It is a very conversational style, almost like a transcript of the lectures in places. I guess if you are doing this as a part of self-paced learning that is a good thing.

Zoback is an expert on hydrofracking, estimating and using the stress field to determine useful things about wellbore stability. The book reflects his 30 years as a researcher on the topic. He also has a few sweeping statements about fluid flow in rocks. Regarding these things, I am less certain about his authority.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reservoir Geomechanics by M. Zoback 12 Feb. 2014
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If you're serious about geomechanics or a beginner, there is something in this book for you. By far the best book in the subject that I have come across so far.
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