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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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Gesteinslabor takes mentorship in Imperial Barrel Award

For the first time in its company history Gesteinslabor takes part as mentor in the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) - the famous AAPG competition which allows students worldwide to make real life experiences in oil field exploration.

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Gesteinslabor does numerous strength tests for NAGRA

In September Gesteinslabor was awarded by NAGRA with UCS, Brazilian and triaxial tests on neighbouring rocks of the Opalinus Clay - the rock which will host Switzerland's future facilities for nuclear waste disposal. The testing program commenced in November.

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