The purpose of geomechanical monitoring at mineral deposits, including oil and gas, is to control the state of the rock mass, forecast possible risks and complications at all stages of the field's life: reservoir and caprock integrity failure, violation of the integrity of drilling and system of well completion, infrastructure facilities.

The paper suggests approaches to the organization of a geomechanical monitoring system based on observations of displacements and deformations of the ground surface (or seafloor) during the development of reservoir and target interval.

There are analytical and numerical approaches have been tested on simple models with pore pressure changes, considering the heterogeneity of elastic-strength properties.

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