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Reservoir geo-mechanics engineering

CIVIL-429

Lecturer(s) :

Lecampion Brice Tanguy Alphonse

Language:

English

Summary

This course introduces the concepts required to develop fluid-filled porous reservoirs in subterranean formation for a number of industrial applications. It covers the effects of fluid withdrawal and injection on in-situ rock stresses and deformation, well stimulation, deep drilling etc.

Content

-        Introduction to geo-energy & the different types of subterranean reservoirs

-        Deep well construction

-        Poroelasticity & flow in deformable fractures

-        Fluid flow around a well, pore-pressure diffusion, interference between wells, introduction to reservoir management.

-        Effects induced by fluid withdrawal and/or injection: fault re-activation, induced seismicity, surface deformation, cap-rock integrity, un-controlled fracturing.

-        Hydraulic fracturing for well stimulation.

-        Introduction to numerical methods in geomechanics

-       Applications to conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources, deep geothermal systems and CO2 geological storage.

Keywords

geo-energy, energy, geotechnical engineering, poromechanics, fluid flow, fractures, wells

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Recommended courses

Geomechanics, groundwater flow, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, fracture mechanics

Important concepts to start the course

good knowledge of continuum mechanics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Expected student activities

A project will be assigned at the beginning of October and run through the end of the semester. It will count for 70% of the grade. It will involve the following steps:  i) putting a real engineering problem in mathematical form (physical modeling), ii) discussing order of magnitude via dimensional analysis , iii) solving the problem (numerically or analytically) and iv) discuss the relevance of the results for practice.

Assessment methods

100%  during the semester (written tests 30%, project 70%)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Reservoir geo-mechanics engineering
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Reservoir geo-mechanics engineering
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Reservoir geo-mechanics engineering
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17GRA332    
17-18    
18-19GRA332    
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German