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Title: Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy studies of Berea sandstone at high temperature

Abstract

Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy was used in this paper to determine the elastic moduli of Berea sandstone from room temperature to 478 K. Sandstone is a common component of oil reservoirs, and the temperature range was chosen to be representative of typical downhole conditions, down to about 8 km. In agreement with previous works, Berea sandstone was found to be relatively soft with a bulk modulus of approximately 6 GPa as compared to 37.5 GPa for α-quartz at room temperature and pressure. Finally, it was found that Berea sandstone undergoes a ~17% softening in bulk modulus between room temperature and 385 K, followed by an abnormal behavior of similar stiffening between 385 K and 478 K.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
OSTI Identifier:
1374333
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-22363
Journal ID: ISSN 2169-9313
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-9313
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy; Berea sandstone; elastic properties; high temperature

Citation Formats

Davis, Eric S., Sturtevant, Blake T., Sinha, Dipen N., and Pantea, Cristian. Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy studies of Berea sandstone at high temperature. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1002/2016JB013410.
Davis, Eric S., Sturtevant, Blake T., Sinha, Dipen N., & Pantea, Cristian. Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy studies of Berea sandstone at high temperature. United States. doi:10.1002/2016JB013410.
Davis, Eric S., Sturtevant, Blake T., Sinha, Dipen N., and Pantea, Cristian. 2016. "Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy studies of Berea sandstone at high temperature". United States. doi:10.1002/2016JB013410. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374333.
@article{osti_1374333,
title = {Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy studies of Berea sandstone at high temperature},
author = {Davis, Eric S. and Sturtevant, Blake T. and Sinha, Dipen N. and Pantea, Cristian},
abstractNote = {Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy was used in this paper to determine the elastic moduli of Berea sandstone from room temperature to 478 K. Sandstone is a common component of oil reservoirs, and the temperature range was chosen to be representative of typical downhole conditions, down to about 8 km. In agreement with previous works, Berea sandstone was found to be relatively soft with a bulk modulus of approximately 6 GPa as compared to 37.5 GPa for α-quartz at room temperature and pressure. Finally, it was found that Berea sandstone undergoes a ~17% softening in bulk modulus between room temperature and 385 K, followed by an abnormal behavior of similar stiffening between 385 K and 478 K.},
doi = {10.1002/2016JB013410},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth},
number = 9,
volume = 121,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 9
}

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