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Geomechanics and Fractured Reservoirs: Comforting, Confusing, or Scary?
Fractured reservoirs are known to exhibit changes in their characteristics during the production life cycle.
Attempts to explain this behaviour using simple rules are usually not successful, and ultimately they are doomed, because the rules are based on assumptions that are physically impossible. Moving to the next level requires a change of mindset that involves abandoning the notion that geomechanical processes are governed by a constant state of stress.
By gaining an understanding of the process interactions that occur in fractured reservoirs, we can protect ourselves from the fear of the unknown - and we may be able to use this knowledge to be more effective in planning our reservoir management tasks.
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