Fracture pressure prediction with improved Poisson's ratio estimation

E. Kozlov, I. Garagash, J. Wang, N. Baransky, D. Dopkin, N. Ivanova, A. Lowrie

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The commonly used model for fracture pressure determination makes use of the ratio of the horizontal effective stress and the vertical stress as a function of the Poisson's ratio, the latter being inferred from seismic velocities. It has been documented that fracture pressure predicted in such a way deviates systematically from what is derived from LOT data, so the predictions provide an unreliable basis for well planning. In this paper, we analyze the reasons for the deviations and present a new methodology to predict Poisson's ratio and fracture pressure using seismic, well log and laboratory data. Examples confirm the superiority of the new methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOffshore Technology Conference 2005, OTC 2005
PublisherOffshore Technology Conference
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781555632526
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventOffshore Technology Conference 2005, OTC 2005 - Houston, United States
Duration: 2 May 20055 May 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-3663


ConferenceOffshore Technology Conference 2005, OTC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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