Wellbore Stability Solution Incorporating the Weak Bedding Planes Effect with Field Case Study
- Amin Mehrabian (formerly Halliburton) | Arturo Díaz Pérez (Halliburton) | Claudia Santana (Halliburton)
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- IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 6-8 March, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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- 2018. IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition
- 1.10 Drilling Equipment, 1.10 Drilling Equipment
- Weak Bedding Plane, Mud Weight, Poroelastic, Geomechanics, Wellbore Instability
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Wellbore stability in shale is often hampered by the detrimental effect of existing weak bedding planes on the strength of the rock surrounding the wellbore against shear failure. This paper presents results from a formal closed-form analytical solution to the wellbore stress problem that incorporates rock failure along weak bedding planes. The solution is used for a case study of a highly inclined well section in a laminated layer of troublesome shale with a strike-slip faulting regime above the target formation in the Latin America region.
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