页岩弹性模量非均质性对地应力及其损伤的影响

Translated title of the contribution: Study of the influence of elastic modulus heterogeneity on in-situ stress and its damage in gas shale reservoirs

Dao Bing Wang, Hong Kui Ge, Bo Yu, Dong Sheng Wen, Jun Zhou, Dong Xu Han, Lu Liu

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Abstract

Shale heterogeneity has a significant effect on drilling and completions,hydraulic fracturing and hydrocarbon development performance,but it lacks representation of rock damage/failure caused by the mechanical heterogeneity and "stress shadow" effect during the hydraulic fracturing process.In this paper,Galerkin finite element method was adopted to numerically simulate the hydro-mechanical coupled interaction based on the solver in the COMSOL Multiphysics software and Matlab scripting development.The Weibull probability density function was used to represent the mechanical heterogeneity of gas shale.Under the condition of fully fluid-solid coupling during the fracking process,the effect of mechanical heterogeneity on von-Mises stress,strain energy density,damage factor and fluid pressure was numerically simulated in the gas shale wells.When the formation is completely homogeneous,their curves of von Mises stress,strain energy density and damage factor along a certain straight line showed obvious decreasing distribution.As the strata are heterogeneously enhanced,their distribution curves showed fluctuations,and von Mises stress and strain energy density respectively had a good relationship with damage factors.Accordingly,the method of rock damage/fracture and "stress shadow" effect caused by mechanic heterogeneity was put forward under the condition of 2D plane strain.That was to use,the von Mises stress or strain energy density at the single point or line to characterize the degree of local rupture or the shadow effect of stress,and the average strain energy density per unit area to characterize the degree of rupture of the rock or the intensity of the shadow effect.The study is of great significance to further improve the SRV fracturing design and the productivity of gas shale wells.

Translated title of the contributionStudy of the influence of elastic modulus heterogeneity on in-situ stress and its damage in gas shale reservoirs
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)632-643
Number of pages12
JournalNatural Gas Geoscience
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 May 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Damage mechanics
  • Finite element method
  • Heterogeneity
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Shale gas
  • Weibull function

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