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The Role of Geomechanics in the Oil and Gas Industry

In the subsurface (crust) formation stresses and strength are in an apparent state of equilibrium with the exception of seismically active areas. Exploration and production activities such as drilling, fracturing, depletion hot or cold injection could potentially alter this equilibrium. The role of geomechanics is to predict when and how this equilibrium will be altered,...
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