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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 29–31, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196342-MS
... the blocks were handed over. To ensure drilling and well intervention activities conducted properly, many material and services contracts must be prepared and available on time prior to program started, such as Drilling Rig Services, Drilling Fluid Services, Cementing Services, Electric Logging Services...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1250
... ABSTRACT: Bonded Block Models (BBMs) have become increasingly used to simulate laboratory rock samples in Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) and Triaxial tests. BBMs require input parameters that describe the deformation of the blocks themselves (block properties), as well...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1103
... ABSTRACT: Recent years have seen a rapid increase in the use of Bonded Block Models (BBM) for studying the rock fracturing process, both at the laboratory-scale and at the field-scale. In laboratory-scale BBMs, the blocks are analogous to constituent mineral grains while the contacts between...
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Paper presented at the 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2020
Paper Number: ARMA-2020-1416
...ABSTRACT ABSTRACT Assessing the seismic stability of rock blocks is an important issue for rock engineering, such as rock slopes, tunnels and foundation pits. The block theory is a convenient and effective approach for analyzing the stability of rock blocks in jointed rock masses. The current...
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Paper presented at the 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2020
Paper Number: ARMA-2020-1287
... represent a challenge to fully 3D model given the incomplete geometric information caused by lack of block exposure. This incomplete information can lead to inaccurate predictions of block volumes. The motivation of this work is two-fold: to develop better methods of evaluating in-situ rock block volumes...
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Paper presented at the The 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, June 10–15, 2018
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-18-193
... Experimental Study of Wave-Dissipating Block Shape s Effects on Flow Characteristics Around the Block Kouhei OGUMA, Hiroshi MATSUSHITA Nikken Kogaku Co.,Ltd., Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan Ryoukei AZUMA Faculty of Engineering Osaka Institute of technology, Osaka, Japan Takashi NAKANISHI Nikken Kogaku Co...
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Paper presented at the ISRM 2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics, May 18–19, 2016
Paper Number: ISRM-ROCDYN-2016-11
... ABSTRACT: Ultrasonic wave propagation test is a non-destructive test that can be used to detect inhomogeneity of rock. Time of Flight (ToF) of ultrasonic wave was measured by direct method through the interior of block, using PUNDIT device (Portable Digital Indicating Non-destructive tester...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2016, March 6–10, 2016
Paper Number: NACE-2016-7089
... Abstract In 2010, mechanical integrity personnel started the application of the Direct Assessment (DA) and Inline Inspection Methodologies (ILI) to establish the integrity validation baseline assessments for a Pipeline Integrity Program (PIP) for the pipelines operated within Blocks 12 and 15...
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Paper presented at the 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics, May 10–13, 2015
Paper Number: ISRM-13CONGRESS-2015-333
...ESTIMATION OF THE IN SITU BLOCK SIZE IN JOINTED ROCK MASSES USING THREE- DIMENSIONAL BLOCK SIMULATIONS AND DISCONTINUITY MEASUREMENTS *A. Kluckner, P. Söllner and W. Schubert Institute for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Graz University of Technology Rechbauerstraße 12 8010 Graz, Austria...
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Paper presented at the 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics, May 10–13, 2015
Paper Number: ISRM-13CONGRESS-2015-345
...INFLUENCE OF BLOCK STRENGTH AND VEINING ON SECONDARY FRAGMENTATION RELATED TO BLOCK CAVING *L. Dorador, and E. Eberhardt Geological Engineering, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada (*Corresponding author: ldorador@eos.ubc.ca) D. Elmo Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 19–22, 2014
Paper Number: IPTC-17634-MS
... Reservoir Characterization impedance resolution Shuaiba Formation platform geometry block 5 Artificial Intelligence relative impedance seismic interpretation van Buchem Upstream Oil & Gas seismic data Arabian Plate Al Shaheen Field interpretation platform edge seismic...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 2–5, 2011
Paper Number: OTC-21256-MS
... Abstract This paper presents the results of a series of physical experiments to quantify the drag force on a submarine pipeline caused by a glide block or an out-runner block impact normal to the pipe axis. The experiments were carried out in a geotechnical centrifuge at C-CORE under submerged...
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Paper presented at the SPE Project and Facilities Challenges Conference at METS, February 13–16, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-142489-MS
... Abstract This article investigates the effects of block to block interaction, gravity drainage and capillary continuity, on oil recovery from South Pars oil layer during primary production and gas flooding. For choosing the best oil production and EOR scenarios, the necessity of investigations...
Journal Articles
J Ship Prod Des 25 (04): 206–213.
Paper Number: SNAME-JSP-2009-25-4-206
Published: 01 November 2009
... that ultimately create issues such as high cost, high variability in production workload, ineffective production control, and resultant low facility use. Our emphasis is on how incorporating a flexible curved block job shop can, with appropriate control/scheduling, increase the efficiency and timeliness...
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Paper presented at the The Nineteenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, July 21–26, 2009
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-09-351
... Wave forces acting on armor blocks were measured and a rational shape of block which reduces the uplift force was proposed. Hydraulic stability tests for the proposed armor block were conducted and improved stability was confirmed. Hydraulic stability tests for footprotection blocks of various...
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Paper presented at the International Oil Conference and Exhibition in Mexico, August 31–September 2, 2006
Paper Number: SPE-101733-MS
... Gilman and Kazemi 5 mentioned that to maintain gravity/capillary equilibrium, the maximum capillary pressure in the matrix and fracture must be set equal. Saidi 6 often assumed capillary discontinuity between a stack of matrix blocks. He argued that if the fracture aperture is about 0.002...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition, March 26–28, 2003
Paper Number: OMC-2003-108
... ABSTRACT: A new halite salt block inhibitor for matrix squeeze application has been developed and field-tested successfully. The new salt block inhibitor is designed for formation displacement squeeze application to inhibit halite (sodium chloride) down-hole salt deposition, thereby...
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Paper presented at the 2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, June 19–21, 1996
Paper Number: ARMA-96-1945
...Rock Mechanics, Auberttn, Hassam & Mitn (eds) ¸ 1996 Balkerna, Rotterdam. ISBN 90 5410 838 X Deformable block modelling of jointed rocks with the Block-Spring Model Baolin Wang Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, CANMET, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada ABSTRACT: This paper...
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Paper presented at the Annual Technical Meeting, June 11–14, 1994
Paper Number: PETSOC-94-25
... 45th annual technical meeting inconsistency mone western research institute correction resolution simulator grid point equivalent radius petroleum society well block pressure transient testing well-block pressure correspond pressure transient analysis peaceman average pressure...
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Paper presented at the 1st North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, June 1–3, 1994
Paper Number: ARMA-1994-0851
... in the many aliases of melange (e.g., chaotic formations, wildflysch, mega-breccia, argille scagliose and friction carpets). For engineering purposes, Medley (1994) considers melange to be a bimrock (block-in-matrix rock) which he defines as "a mixture of relatively large, competent blocks within a bonded...

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