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Title Subsidence due to fluid withdrawal / edited by G.V. Chilingarian, E.C. Donaldson, and T.F. Yen
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier Science, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 498 pages) : illustrations
Series Developments in petroleum science ; 41
Developments in petroleum science ; 41
Contents Cover -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- List of Contributors -- CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO COMPACTION/SUBSIDENCE-INTRODUCTION TO TECTONICS AND SEDIMENTATION -- Introduction to tectonics -- Composition of the globe -- Movement of sections (plates) of the lithosphere -- Continental margins -- Introduction to sedimentation -- Source and fragmentation of rocks -- Classification of sands -- Genetic classification of sands on the basis of grain-size distributions -- Physical properties of sands and sandstones -- Nomenclature -- References -- CHAPTER 2. COMPACTION OF ARGILLACEOUS SEDIMENTS -- Introduction -- Clay mineral diagenesis -- Mathematical description of compaction -- Restoration modeling -- Flow of fluids through argillaceous media -- Chemistry of interstitial fluids -- Fluid chemistry compaction -- diagenetic models -- Compaction effects on the expulsion of hydrocarbons -- Experimental compaction results -- Hydrocarbons -- geochemical and migration models -- Stresses in sediments -- Tectonic overcompaction -- Compressibilities of sand and clayey sediments -- Experimental values -- Compaction of carbonates -- References -- CHAPTER 3. STRESSES IN SEDIMENTS -- Compaction -- Laboratory and mathematical analysis of compaction -- Subsidence of depositional basins -- Basins and geosynclines -- Hydrogeological cycle -- Subsidence as a result of fluid withdrawal -- Nomenclature -- Recommended bibliography -- References -- CHAPTER 4. POSSIBLE IMPACT OF SUBSIDENCE ON GAS LEAKAGE TO THE SURFACE FROM SUBSURFACE OIL AND GAS RESERVOIRS -- Introduction -- Current theories of fluid-solid force interaction: a critical review -- Fracturing due to subsidence -- Mechanisms of gas seepage from pools -- Summary -- References -- CHAPTER 5. SUBSIDENCE STUDIES IN ITALY -- General introduction -- Measurements -- The geotechnical features of sediments -- Modelling of the phenomenon -- Impact of subsidence on an area and remedies -- Case history of the Po Delta -- Venice case history -- Ravenna case history -- Bologna case history -- Modena case history -- Other cases of subsidence -- Acknowledgements -- References -- CHAPTER 6. SUBSIDENCE IN THE WILMINGTON OIL FIELD, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA -- Introduction -- Geology -- Structure -- Drilling and completion methods -- Subsidence -- Results of laboratory tests -- Field measurement of compaction and subsidence -- Repressurization and rebound -- Effects of water injection -- References and bibliography -- CHAPTER 7. SUBSIDENCE IN VENEZUELA -- Introduction -- Bolivar coastal fields (Tfa Juana, Lagunillas, Bachaquero) -- Orinoco Belt subsidence -- References -- CHAPTER 8. RESERVOIR COMPACTION AND SURFACE SUBSIDENCE IN THE NORTH SEA EKOFISK FIELD -- Introduction -- Discovery and exploration in the North Sea -- Production -- Ekofisk Field description -- Platforms sinking -- Causes of subsidence -- Measurements of subsidence -- Temporary remedial measures -- Permanent remedial measures -- Characteristics of the Ekofisk reservoir rocks -- Mechanics of the Ekofisk reservoir rocks -- Constitutive modeling of the reservoir
Summary Subsidence of geologic surface structures due to withdrawal of fluids from aquifers and petroleum reservoirs is a phenomenon experienced throughout the world as the demand for water and hydrocarbons increases with increasing population growth. This book addresses the definition and theories of subsidence, and the influences of unique conditions on subsidence; it includes discussions of specific field cases and a basic mathematical model of reservoir compaction and accompanying loss of porosity and permeability. The book is designed as a reference for readers giving immediate access to the geological events that establish conditions for compaction, the mathematical theories of compaction and subsidence, and practical considerations of field case histories in various regions of the world
Analysis Land Subsidence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Hydrogeology.
Mine subsidences.
Oil fields -- Production methods.
Subsidences (Earth movements)
Form Electronic book
Author Chilingar, George V., 1929-
Donaldson, Erle C.
Yen, Teh Fu, 1927-2010.
ISBN 0080542093 (electronic book)
9780080542096 (electronic book)