Rock Mechanics Fundamentals

Upon completing this Learning Module assignment, the participant should be able to apply rock mechanics fundamentals to describe well, reservoir and production behavior and define the following rock mechanical properties under various conditions of confining pressure, describe how these properties influence wellbore stability, directional drilling considerations, well completion design and other aspects of reservoir development, and know how they are measured in the laboratory: Brinell hardness, tensile strength, normal/shear stress relationships and failure mechanisms (Mohr circles), Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio, compressive strength, and shear strength.



Duration: 8 hours