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GP 202 Reservoir Geomechanics Spring 2014, OpenEdX

Syllabus

Professor Mark Zoback (zoback@stanford.edu) TA Arjun Kohli (ahkohli@stanford.edu)

Week 1 (March 31) Unit 1 Course Overview

March 31 June 10, 2014

Unit 2 (Ch. 1) The Tectonic Stress Field

HW1 Assigned, Calculating Overburden Stress

Week 2 (April 7) Unit 3 (Ch. 2) Pore Pressure at Depth

Unit 4 (Ch. 3) Basic Constitutive Laws

HW2 Assigned, Estimating Pore Pressure from Porosity Logs

Week 3 (April 14) Unit 5 (Ch. 4) Rock Strength

Unit 6 (Ch. 5) Fault Friction and Crustal Strength

HW1 Due; HW3 Assigned, Estimating Rock Strength from Geophysical Logs

Week 4 (April 21) Unit 7 (Ch. 5) Faults and Fractures

Unit 8 (Ch. 6) Stress Concentrations around Vertical Wells

HW2 Due; HW4 Assigned, Calculating Limits on Crustal Stresses

Week 5 (April 28) Unit 9 (Ch. 7) Hydraulic Fracturing, Measuring S hmin , Limiting Hydraulic Fracture Height and Constraining S hmax

Unit 10 (Ch. 8) Failure of Deviated Wells

HW3 Due; HW5 Assigned, Analysis of Fractures in Image Logs

Week 6 (May 5) Unit 11 (Ch. 9) State of Stress in Sedimentary Basins

Unit 12 (Ch. 10) Wellbore Stability I

HW4 Due; HW6 Assigned, Analysis of Stress-Induced Wellbore Failures

Week 7 (May 12) Unit 13 (Ch. 10) Wellbore Stability II

Unit 14 (Ch. 11) Critically-Stressed Faults and Fluid Flow

HW5 Due; HW7 Assigned, Identifying Critically-Stressed Faults

Week 8 (May 19) Unit 15 (Ch. 11) Fault Seal and Dynamic Constraints on Hydrocarbon Migration

Unit 16 (Ch. 12) Effects of Depletion, Reservoir Stress Paths

HW6 Due; HW8 Assigned, Building a Geomechanical Model

Week 9 (May 26) Unit 17 (Ch. 12) Compaction of Weak Sands and Shales, Surface Subsidence

Unit 18 Geomechanics of Shale Gas and Tight Oil Production I

HW7 Due

Week 10 (June 2) Unit 19 Geomechanics of Shale Gas and Tight Oil Production II

Unit 20 Geomechanics and Induced and Triggered Seismicity

HW8 Due