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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1561
... recovery flow performance complex reservoir McMurray Formation Mahmoudi oil sand SAGD Upstream Oil & Gas Alberta thermal method investigation aperture size wire-wrapped screen operation SAGD well Scenario bitumen Screen Selection design criteria criteria dci Symposium Canada...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1578
.... hydraulic fracturing Upstream Oil & Gas pore pressure reactivate Coulomb stress change Alberta Eaton geomechanics Reservoir Characterization Fox Creek mechanism operation Duvernay Formation fracture seismicity hydraulic fracture sequence seismicity event inversion interpretation 1...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-217
... ABSTRACT: In this study, we investigate through lab measurements, the mechanical anisotropies of a sample of calcareous shale from Duvernay Formation, Alberta. The elastic properties of the materials are measured acoustically with ultrasonic pulses transmitted through the samples. Samples are...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-462
... temperature increases. At low confinement stress, the tendency is maintained for permeability but not for the porosity of the porous medium. Upstream Oil & Gas porous medium Reservoir Characterization temperature change Fluid Dynamics variation porosity Alberta flow in porous media...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-1154
... ABSTRACT: Indiana Limestone, a readily available carbonate rock, was selected for laboratory geomechanical testing as an analogue to Alberta's bitumen-saturated, Devonian aged Grosmont formation. To study the effects of a highly viscous material occupying the pore space, both completely dry...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-869
... orientation reservoir geomechanics geomechanical characterization rock property propagate Reservoir Characterization Upstream Oil & Gas fractured formation Alberta maximum horizontal stress propagation stress anisotropy hydraulic fracture horizontal stress fracture natural fracture...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-870
... three-dimensional (3D) earth model was built by integrating both petrophysical and geological log data as well as dynamic elastic properties of the Montney Formation in Alberta, Canada. Sequential Simulation (SS) is used to populate reservoir and geomechanical properties honoring hard data and the...
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Paper presented at the 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 25–28, 2017
Paper Number: ARMA-2017-0004
... lacking in the literature. enhanced recovery compressibility oil sand Keshavarz Chalaturnyk Reservoir Characterization steam-solvent combination injection pressure Alberta chamber edge reservoir geomechanics Upstream Oil & Gas equation solvent concentration relative permeability...
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Paper presented at the 49th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2015
Paper Number: ARMA-2015-557
... 1. INTRODUCTION Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is a widely used thermal recovery process for extracting bitumen from the oilsands reservoirs in Northern Alberta. Because of the continuous injection of high pressure and high temperature steam into the oilsands reservoir, the stress and...
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Paper presented at the 49th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2015
Paper Number: ARMA-2015-547
... not yet been utilized in the rock mechanics scientific community. boundary fracture network reservoir geomechanics numerical model printer test specimen specimen alberta geomechanical property inter-sample variability unconfined compressive strength upstream oil & gas...
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Paper presented at the 49th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2015
Paper Number: ARMA-2015-768
... Innovates Technology Futures; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Chalaturnyk, R. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Huang, H. Albert Innovates Technology Futures, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Leung, J. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Copyright 2015 ARMA...
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Paper presented at the 49th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2015
Paper Number: ARMA-2015-751
... observed horizontal CBM wellbore stability issues including borehole: initial failure, fines generation, and failure during depletion. 1. INTRODUCTION Coalbed methane (CBM) in the Western Canadian Basin in Alberta has been identified as a major resource that can add to Canada's energy economy by...
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Paper presented at the 48th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 1–4, 2014
Paper Number: ARMA-2014-7753
... bubbles. Their displacement pressure is sufficient to overcome the capillary entry pressure posed by shallow aquifers and thus cause groundwater contamination. casing and cementing casing design Alberta shallow aquifer wellbore annular space leakage casing-head valve cement sheath gas slug...
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Paper presented at the 47th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2013
Paper Number: ARMA-2013-251
... applicable to the wide variety of textures and porosities. An example of such heterogeneity is found in the Grosmont formation in Alberta, Canada, which has an estimated 64.5 billion m3 of in-place bitumen resources. Vuggy dolostone lithofacies present some of the most promising areas for bitumen extraction...
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Paper presented at the 47th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2013
Paper Number: ARMA-2013-651
... Abstract: The thermal extraction of heavy oil from deep oil-sand deposits in Alberta, Canada represents a challenging geomechanical problem which involves both the reservoir material and the overlying cap-rock. In order to ensure the integrity of the shale cap-rock, it is essential to have a...
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Paper presented at the 47th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2013
Paper Number: ARMA-2013-611
... Abstract: Although the majority of in situ oil sands schemes in Alberta do not encounter significant reservoir containment problems, there have been documented occurrences of fluid releases because of compromised caprock seals. The Energy Resources Conservation Board recognized the need for a...
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Paper presented at the 47th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2013
Paper Number: ARMA-2013-676
... stress and rock behaviour. The work presented herein aims at evaluating and modelling the effect of SAGD process on heavy oil sands seismic velocities. Modeling & Simulation enhanced recovery Reservoir Characterization steam-assisted gravity drainage oil sand frequency Alberta Upstream...
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Paper presented at the 47th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2013
Paper Number: ARMA-2013-210
... Abstract: This study focuses on productivity of low-permeability shallow biogenic gas reservoirs of the Upper Cretaceous Milk River Formation. This formation is one of the major producing intervals of biogenic gas in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. We show in...
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Paper presented at the 47th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2013
Paper Number: ARMA-2013-202
... Abstract: During the past decades, the Alberta Basin has been the locus of conventional and unconventional petroleum production and surface and underground mining and it is expected to be subject of new underground operations such as CO 2 storage, possible storage of compressed air, and...
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Paper presented at the 45th U.S. Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2011
Paper Number: ARMA-11-538
... Canada, specifically in the Alberta Basin (Figure 1). This work presents a flexible facility design enabling measurement of the unique hydromechanical properties of coal including deformation, strength, acoustic velocity, permeability and relative permeability all at variable stress and temperature...

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