Special Issue "Micromechanics of Reservoir and Cap Rocks"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Dr. Alexandre Dimanov
Laboratoire de Mecanique des Solides Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
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Interests: rheology; polyphase/polycrystal micro mechanics; homogenization; crystal plasticity; grain boundary sliding; solution-precipitation; in situ mechanical testing; full mechancal field measurements; digital image correlation
Micromechanics of cap and reservoir rocks is a Special Issue of Geosciences intending to highlight recent fundamental and applied research on the micromechanical behaviour of major reservoir rocks as carbonates and their usual cap rocks as shales and halite. The latter are the most important rocks for oil and green energy industries.
Besides for oil production, understanding the mechanical behaviour of carbonates, shales and halite rocks is of fundamental importance for geotechnical applications concerned with underground energy storage in depleted reservoir rocks, or in solution mined caverns. The latter includes both the classical storage of hydrocarbon, but also new perspectives for sustainable development, based on storage of hydrogen or compressed air energy. Aditionnaly, rock salt mines and shales are still envisaged for nuclear waste repositories. Depleted carbonate reservoirs and salt caverns are also potential candidates for CO2 sequestration.
In this Special Issue we put forward the micromechanical aspects of these materials because they are the key for understanding the macroscopic mechanical and petrophysical properties, which depend on the inherent microstructural heterogeneities.
In summary, I would like to invite you to submit your recent theoretical or experimental research, or natural case studies of carbonates, shales or halite, with respect to the micromechanical aspects and deformation mechanisms and related microstructural evolution. For instance, we encourage in situ characterization techniques and numerical modeling of multiphysic couplings and fluid-rock interactions.Dr. Alexandre Dimanov
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- Defect microstructures
- Crystal/polycrystal plasticity
- Dynamic recrystallization
- Grain boundary migration
- Solution creep
- Interfacial mass transfer
- Grain boundary sliding
- Interfacial cavitation
- In situ micromechanical tests
- Elasto visco plastic modelling
- Full field measurements