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Stability

Stability is important for both, reservoir rocks and bore holes. Wellbore stability is crucial to reach the reservoir in general and finally to extract hydrocarbons. It is of particular sensibility in anisotropic rocks, such as shale. With the increasing importance of unconventional reservoirs the topic of wellbore stability will be in the focus of gas & oil industries in the future.

Stability of the reservoir encompasses several problems: wellbore breakouts, sanding, which may lead to the shutdown of a well, and subsidence during or after production, which may damage wide superficial areas on top of a reservoir.

To avoid both, wellbore failure, sanding and reservoir collapse, an intimate knowledge of the geomechanical characteristics of shales and sandstones is essential for the economic success of each oil & gas field development project. Gesteinslabor with its undeniable experience and accuracy in the investigation of clastic rocks can aid in fruitful translation into action of each newly endangered drilling project.

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14.06.2018 07:38

AAPG interview

Invited by AAPG's director of innovation & emerging science and technology Susan Nash, Carlo Dietl from Gesteinslabor shares his ideas about geothermal energy and its future in this Learn! Blog interview.

21.02.2018 10:12

AAPG ACE 2018 in Salt Lake City (19.-23.05.2018)

Gesteinslabor will present brandnew results from the frontline of research at one of the key events for petroleum geologists.

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