The theoretical and applied science of the mechanical behavior of rock which can be used to mitigate risks associated with wellbore stability while drilling, stimulation of the reservoir, and sand control during production. 

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  • Optimize drilling, completion and production operations in unconventional reservoirs 
  • Characterize the mechanical properties of the confining and sequestration zones for carbon sequestration  
  • Calibrate dipole sonic well log measurements 


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Hydraulic Fracture Design

Assessment of in-situ stress, frac gradient, and tensile strength that can be utilized when planning hydraulic fracture programs. 

Wellbore Stability and Sand Control 

Understanding in-situ stress, compressive/shear strength, and deformation characteristics provides insights into formation failure conditions and determination of mud weight parameters. 

Dipole Sonic Log Calibration 

Correlation of dynamic elastic properties determined downhole to laboratory measured dynamic and static elastic properties. 

Pore Volume Compressibility

Provides an understanding and planning for compaction drive and changes in storage capacity of reservoirs as a function of the pressure/stress state of the geologic system.