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Title: Prediction of subsidence: Relationship between lowering of formation pressure and subsidence due to fluid withdrawal

Abstract

Abnormally low formation pressures develop in petroleum reservoirs during intensive oil and gas production or in aquifers as a result of water extraction. A simple method is presented for calculating (predicting) the amount of compaction (and resulting subsidence) from the pressure drop in formation due to production, i.e., the increase in the effective pressure p{sub e} (p{sub e} = p{sub t} {minus} p{sub p}, where p{sub t} is the total overburden pressure and p{sub p} is the fluid or pore pressure). This work is based on extensive data collected in Russia. For example, large petroliferous areas in Western Siberia became marshlands as a result of fluid withdrawal. One should remember that sophisticated methods, such as FSMT (direct measurement of rock compaction by wireline tools in situ) and GPS (measurement of surface subsidence by satellite microwave Doppler techniques), are not yet available in many areas of the world.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Los Angeles, CA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20076052
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20076052
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy Sources
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0090-8312
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 03 NATURAL GAS; 02 PETROLEUM; RESERVOIR PRESSURE; PRESSURE DROP; DRAWDOWN; GROUND WATER; PETROLEUM; NATURAL GAS; GROUND SUBSIDENCE; FORECASTING; AQUIFERS; OIL WELLS; NATURAL GAS WELLS

Citation Formats

Serebryakov, V.A., and Chilingar, G.V. Prediction of subsidence: Relationship between lowering of formation pressure and subsidence due to fluid withdrawal. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1080/00908310050013820.
Serebryakov, V.A., & Chilingar, G.V. Prediction of subsidence: Relationship between lowering of formation pressure and subsidence due to fluid withdrawal. United States. doi:10.1080/00908310050013820.
Serebryakov, V.A., and Chilingar, G.V. Thu . "Prediction of subsidence: Relationship between lowering of formation pressure and subsidence due to fluid withdrawal". United States. doi:10.1080/00908310050013820.
@article{osti_20076052,
title = {Prediction of subsidence: Relationship between lowering of formation pressure and subsidence due to fluid withdrawal},
author = {Serebryakov, V.A. and Chilingar, G.V.},
abstractNote = {Abnormally low formation pressures develop in petroleum reservoirs during intensive oil and gas production or in aquifers as a result of water extraction. A simple method is presented for calculating (predicting) the amount of compaction (and resulting subsidence) from the pressure drop in formation due to production, i.e., the increase in the effective pressure p{sub e} (p{sub e} = p{sub t} {minus} p{sub p}, where p{sub t} is the total overburden pressure and p{sub p} is the fluid or pore pressure). This work is based on extensive data collected in Russia. For example, large petroliferous areas in Western Siberia became marshlands as a result of fluid withdrawal. One should remember that sophisticated methods, such as FSMT (direct measurement of rock compaction by wireline tools in situ) and GPS (measurement of surface subsidence by satellite microwave Doppler techniques), are not yet available in many areas of the world.},
doi = {10.1080/00908310050013820},
journal = {Energy Sources},
issn = {0090-8312},
number = 5,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}