XXIII, 758 p. 354 illus., 66 illus. in color. online resource
This book offers an introduction to the geomechanical issues raised by both the extraction of actual and potential energy resources, and by the treatment of the ensuing environmental concerns. Discussions of the operations of injection of fluids into, and withdrawal from, geological formations link the chapters, each devoted to a particular technical aspect or scientific issue, or to a particular energy resource. Subjects are ordered according to their industrial applications, including enhanced oil and gas recovery, gas hydrates, enhanced geothermal systems, hydraulic fracturing, and carbon dioxide sequestration. An overview of the industrial, research and simulation aspects for each subject is provided. Fluid Injection in Deformable Geological Formations will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers in a wide variety of fields, including computational mechanics, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, engineering seismology, petroleum engineering, reservoir engineering, and engineering geology.
Fluid Injections in Energy Production Operations -- Deformable Porous Medium Saturated by Three Immiscible Fluids -- Computational Issues in Deformable Porous Media -- Thermodynamics and Thermomechanics of Fluids -- Methane Hydrates: Mechanical Properties and Recovery Issues -- Sand Production in HBS and Erosion in Earth Dams -- Enhanced Geothermal Systems -- Desiccation Cracks, Hydraulic Fracturing, Microseismicity -- Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Enhanced Recovery Techniques