Practical methods for estimating in situ stresses for borehole stability applications in sedimentary basins
DOI: 10.1016/S0920-4105(03)00025-1
Title: Practical methods for estimating in situ stresses for borehole stability applications in sedimentary basins
Journal Title: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Volume: 38
Publication Date: June 2003
Start Page: 111
End Page: 119
Published online: online 23 March 2003
ISSN: 0920-4105
Author: J.S. Bell
Affiliations:
  • Sigma H Consultants Ltd., Box 2797, Invermere, BC, Canada V0A 1K0
  • Abstract: to predict whether the walls of a proposed well will be stable or will spall, it is necessary to specify the far field in situ stresses that will be experienced by the wellbore. This article does not pretend to describe optimal stress measurement methods, or techniques for extracting information from inclined wells. Instead, it outlines how to estimate stress orientations and magnitudes with average data suites and it alludes to mapping applications.
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