The Analysis of Fracture and Damage Mechanics on the Wellbore Stability
In this paper, the conception of natural fracture stress in rocks is given according to mesomechanics analysis. The quantitative analysis about wellbore collapse and stratum fracture is made and the density range of drilling fluid is determined. The result is the same as the conclusion which was given by the traditional Mohr-Coulomb criterion in petroleum engineering. The new method of combining mesomechanics with fracture mechanics is used to study the wellbore stability in petroleum engineering, which can reveal the nature of the rock deformation mechanism and provide theoretical reference to design of the drilling engineering.
M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz
Y. Wang et al., "The Analysis of Fracture and Damage Mechanics on the Wellbore Stability", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 25-28, 2006