In-situ stress, fracture reactivation, induced fractures, fault leakage, and microseismicity; Geomechanics will help you solve these issues.
In-situ stress in the subsurface is rarely homogeneous. Understanding the spatial distribution of stress is the key element in reservoir geomechanics. It affects fracture reopening, drilling induced fractures, fault reactivation, hence micro-earthquakes. Therefore, exploiting the relationship between in-situ stress and fracture mechanics will help you exploit your reservoir safely and more profitably.
Let our experts in this field merge your data with geomechanically-based simulations to help understand:
How the heterogeneous in-situ stress field might be distributed in reservoirs
How to analyze microseismicity in terms of fault reactivation during depletion
How induced fracture might develop
How to estimate fault leakage
This example illustrates how 3D forward modeling with Poly3D is used to compute the perturbed stress field and associated fracture planes around a pressurized wellbore.