Elastic Properties of Unconsolidated Sands Under Pressure and Temperature

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The phenomenon of formation compaction and surface subsidence has been associated in many cases to fluid withdrawal. Different studies have been conducted by many researchers in order to get a better understanding of this behavior in some formations, which generally create irreversible environmental distorsions. Laboratory tests were conducted to establish a relationship between the most important parameters that are usually considered t o define the mechanical properties of a formation, such as Poisson's ratio, Young's and shear modulus and compressibility.Measurements of deformation, as well as the travel time of seismic waves under different conditions of pressure and temperature, were taken to define the behavior of unconsolidated sands. Due to the high compressibility of this material, changes in the length of the sample were considered in the evaluation of the compressional and shear velocities from the measured travel time data.


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Date created December 1984


Author Bolivar, Jesus Antonio
Primary advisor Nur, Amos
Degree granting institution Stanford University, Department of Petroleum Engineering


Subject School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences
Genre Thesis

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Bolivar, Jesus Antonio. (1984). Elastic Properties of Unconsolidated Sands Under Pressure and Temperature. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at: https://purl.stanford.edu/sn025qv0467


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