Special Issue "Geomechanics and Reservoir Simulation"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 870

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School of Earth Resources, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: reservoir geomechanics; in situ stress; reservoir fracture; rock mechanics; unconventional reservoir
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School of Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: reservoir fracture; rock mechanics; unconventional reservoirs
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College of Energy, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China
Interests: evaluation of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs; geometry and mechanics of fold and fault structures and natural fracture systems; in situ stress prediction
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Dear Colleagues,

The development of oil and gas reservoirs has been greatly improved over the past decade worldwide. Despite their great potential, economic hydrocarbon production from these resources is hampered by our poor understanding of reservoir geology and limited engineering technology. In recent years, considerable progress has been made in the study of geomechanics and reservoir simulation due to commercial development. Geomechanics and reservoir simulation encompass the fields of structural geology, petroleum geology, rock mechanics, and petroleum engineering, and it aims to solve a wide range of mechanical problems which arose during the exploitation of unconventional resources. Moreover, recent advances in geomechanics-based geoengineering enable scientists to research different scales of oil and gas reservoir exploitation in laboratories. With the in-depth development of multidisciplinary intersections, big data, artificial intelligence algorithms, and others, many new methods have been introduced into geomechanics and reservoir simulation, and a number of new research results are emerging. With the rapid development of the oil and gas industry, there are several fundamental issues regarding geomechanics and reservoir simulation that are worth further investigation. The purpose of this research topic is to describe new developments and to expound basic theories, technical methods, field practices, and technological frontiers in geomechanics and reservoir simulation. This research topic will collect comprehensive review articles and original research articles of any scientific work and fundamental study for “geomechanics and reservoir simulation”.

Prof. Dr. Jingshou Liu
Prof. Dr. Wenlong Ding
Dr. Jianhua He
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  • reservoir geomechanics
  • reservoir simulation
  • in situ stress
  • reservoir fracture
  • rock mechanics
  • unconventional reservoir
  • deep and ultradeep reservoirs
  • tectonic evolution

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A New Approach of Well Productivity Evaluation for Fractured Buried Hill Gas Reservoirs Based on Imaging Logging Data
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(22), 12328; https://doi.org/10.3390/app132212328 - 15 Nov 2023
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Fractures function as storage spaces and effective seepage channels for metamorphic rock buried hill reservoirs. Their effectiveness and permeability govern the content and enrichment of oil and gas. Owing to the convoluted distribution patterns of fractures, it is arduous to gauge the effectiveness [...] Read more.
Fractures function as storage spaces and effective seepage channels for metamorphic rock buried hill reservoirs. Their effectiveness and permeability govern the content and enrichment of oil and gas. Owing to the convoluted distribution patterns of fractures, it is arduous to gauge the effectiveness and permeability of fractures with precision, thus rendering well productivity prediction difficult. This article cites fractured gas reservoirs in a metamorphic rock buried hill as an example. Through comprehensive usage of core and imaging logging data to finely interpret fractures, calculate the fracture parameters that control productivity, including fracture density, fracture width, and fracture porosity. According to the evaluation index of fracture effectiveness, the method of constructing effectiveness index is proposed to quantitatively evaluate the effectiveness. Combined with the study of the law of influence of fracture parameters on reservoir permeability, the permeability index is established to reflect permeability. Productivity coefficients for fractured reservoirs with pollution factors have been established by using well-test interpretation data. To evaluate the well productivity of buried hill reservoirs, a productivity assessment chart is constructed by integrating the fracture effectiveness index, permeability index, and productivity coefficient. This chart enables prompt predictions of the buried hill reservoir’s productivity. In order to verify the reliability of the method, a comprehensive comparison is made through conventional, array acoustic logging data and test data. The results show that the method is well applied in the evaluation of metamorphic rock buried hill reservoirs and provides a new idea for the rapid prediction of well productivity. Full article
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