skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Experimental Poroviscoelasticity of Common Sedimentary Rocks

Abstract

The success of geoenergy applications such as petroleum recovery or geological storage of CO 2 depends on properly addressing the physical coupling between the pore fluid diffusion and mechanical deformation of the subsurface rock. Constitutive models should include short-term hydromechanical interactions and long-term behavior and should incorporate the principles behind the mathematical models for poroelastic and poroviscoelastic responses. However, the viscous parameters in constitutive relationships still need to be validated and estimated. In this work, we experimentally quantify the time-dependent response of fluid-filled sedimentary rocks at room temperature and isotropic stress states. Drained, undrained, and unjacketed geomechanical tests are performed to measure the poroelastic parameters for Berea sandstone, Apulian limestone, clay-rich material, and Opalinus clay (shale). A poroviscous model parameter, the bulk viscosity, is included in the constitutive relationships. The bulk viscosity is estimated under constant isotropic stress conditions from time-dependent deformation of rock in the drained regime for timescales ~10 5 s and from observations of the pore pressure growth under undrained conditions at timescales of ~10 4 s. The bulk viscosity is on the order of 10 15–10 16 Pa s for sandstone, limestone, and shale and ~10 13 Pa s for clay-rich material, and it decreases withmore » an increase in pore pressure despite a corresponding decrease in the effective stress. In the long term, fluid pressure can asymptotically approach minimum principal stress, which in natural reservoirs may lead to liquefaction or rock embrittlement, causing slip instabilities and earthquakes and creating high-permeability channels in low-permeable rock.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Geologic Storage of CO2 (GSCO2); Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1566367
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1472220
Grant/Contract Number:  
[SC0012504; SC0C12504]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 123; Journal Issue: 9]; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-9313
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; defects; mechanical behavior; carbon sequestration; mesostructured materials

Citation Formats

Makhnenko, Roman Y., and Podladchikov, Yury Y. Experimental Poroviscoelasticity of Common Sedimentary Rocks. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1029/2018jb015685.
Makhnenko, Roman Y., & Podladchikov, Yury Y. Experimental Poroviscoelasticity of Common Sedimentary Rocks. United States. doi:10.1029/2018jb015685.
Makhnenko, Roman Y., and Podladchikov, Yury Y. Sat . "Experimental Poroviscoelasticity of Common Sedimentary Rocks". United States. doi:10.1029/2018jb015685. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1566367.
@article{osti_1566367,
title = {Experimental Poroviscoelasticity of Common Sedimentary Rocks},
author = {Makhnenko, Roman Y. and Podladchikov, Yury Y.},
abstractNote = {The success of geoenergy applications such as petroleum recovery or geological storage of CO2 depends on properly addressing the physical coupling between the pore fluid diffusion and mechanical deformation of the subsurface rock. Constitutive models should include short-term hydromechanical interactions and long-term behavior and should incorporate the principles behind the mathematical models for poroelastic and poroviscoelastic responses. However, the viscous parameters in constitutive relationships still need to be validated and estimated. In this work, we experimentally quantify the time-dependent response of fluid-filled sedimentary rocks at room temperature and isotropic stress states. Drained, undrained, and unjacketed geomechanical tests are performed to measure the poroelastic parameters for Berea sandstone, Apulian limestone, clay-rich material, and Opalinus clay (shale). A poroviscous model parameter, the bulk viscosity, is included in the constitutive relationships. The bulk viscosity is estimated under constant isotropic stress conditions from time-dependent deformation of rock in the drained regime for timescales ~105 s and from observations of the pore pressure growth under undrained conditions at timescales of ~104 s. The bulk viscosity is on the order of 1015–1016 Pa s for sandstone, limestone, and shale and ~1013 Pa s for clay-rich material, and it decreases with an increase in pore pressure despite a corresponding decrease in the effective stress. In the long term, fluid pressure can asymptotically approach minimum principal stress, which in natural reservoirs may lead to liquefaction or rock embrittlement, causing slip instabilities and earthquakes and creating high-permeability channels in low-permeable rock.},
doi = {10.1029/2018jb015685},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth},
number = [9],
volume = [123],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 1 work
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Plane Strain Testing with Passive Restraint
journal, November 2013


On the Unjacketed Moduli of Sedimentary Rock
conference, July 2017

  • Makhnenko, Roman Y.; Tarokh, Ali; Podladchikov, Yuri Y.
  • Sixth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Poromechanics VI
  • DOI: 10.1061/9780784480779.111

Experimental investigation of the delayed behavior of unsaturated argillaceous rocks by means of Digital Image Correlation techniques
journal, November 2011


Mechanism of creep in brittle rock
journal, May 1968


Geohydromechanical processes in the Excavation Damaged Zone in crystalline rock, rock salt, and indurated and plastic clays—in the context of radioactive waste disposal
journal, January 2005

  • Tsang, Chin-Fu; Bernier, F.; Davies, C.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 42, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2004.08.003

Fundamental aspects of hot isostatic pressing: An overview
journal, December 2000


Experimental Observations of the Elastic and Inelastic Behaviour of Porous Sandstones
journal, May 1994


Time-dependent rupture and slow crack growth: elastic and viscoplastic dynamics
journal, October 2009

  • Vanel, Loïc; Ciliberto, Sergio; Cortet, Pierre-Philippe
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 42, Issue 21
  • DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/42/21/214007

Experimental study of the thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of indurated clays
journal, January 2007

  • Zhang, Chun-Liang; Rothfuchs, Tilmann; Su, Kun
  • Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Vol. 32, Issue 8-14
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2006.04.038

Rheology of the Earth's mantle: A historical review
journal, July 2010


Time-dependent cracking and brittle creep in crustal rocks: A review
journal, July 2013


Time-dependent behaviour of hardened cement paste under isotropic loading
journal, June 2012


An analytical solution for solitary porosity waves: dynamic permeability and fluidization of nonlinear viscous and viscoplastic rock
journal, October 2014

  • Connolly, J. A. D.; Podladchikov, Y. Y.
  • Geofluids, Vol. 15, Issue 1-2
  • DOI: 10.1111/gfl.12110

The effect of CO 2 on creep of wet calcite aggregates : EFFECT OF CO
journal, March 2012

  • Liteanu, E.; Niemeijer, A.; Spiers, C. J.
  • Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Vol. 117, Issue B3
  • DOI: 10.1029/2011JB008789

Plane-strain compression of rock-like materials
journal, September 1996

  • Labuz, J. F.; Dai, S. -T.; Papamichos, E.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts, Vol. 33, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1016/0148-9062(96)00012-5

The Generation and Compaction of Partially Molten Rock
journal, August 1984


Rheology of the Lower Crust and Upper Mantle: Evidence from Rock Mechanics, Geodesy, and Field Observations
journal, May 2008


Cα/Cc Concept and K0 During Secondary Compression
journal, March 1987


The compaction of igneous and sedimentary rocks
journal, March 1987


Pressure Dependence of Creep in Forsterite Olivine: Comparison of Measurements From the D‐DIA and Griggs Apparatus
journal, November 2017

  • Kaboli, S.; Burnley, P. C.; Xia, G.
  • Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 44, Issue 21
  • DOI: 10.1002/2017GL075177

High-Pressure Creep of Serpentine, Interseismic Deformation, and Initiation of Subduction
journal, December 2007


Quantification of Viscous Creep Influence on Storage Capacity of Caprock
journal, July 2017


Comparison of Upscaling Methods in Poroelasticity and Its Generalizations
journal, September 2005


Paul‐Mohr‐Coulomb failure surface of rock in the brittle regime
journal, September 2015

  • Makhnenko, Roman Y.; Harvieux, Justice; Labuz, Joseph F.
  • Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 42, Issue 17
  • DOI: 10.1002/2015GL065457

Hydromechanical Aspects of CO2 Breakthrough into Clay-rich Caprock
journal, July 2017


Linear failure criteria with three principal stresses
journal, June 2013


Creep behavior of Bure clayey rock
journal, August 2004


On the stability of dilatant hardening for saturated rock masses
journal, April 1975


A micromechanically consistent poroviscoelasticity theory for rock mechanics applications
journal, December 1993

  • Abousleiman, Y.; Cheng, A. H. -D.; Jiang, C.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts, Vol. 30, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1016/0148-9062(93)90090-Z

Creep and time-dependent damage in argillaceous rocks
journal, September 2006

  • Fabre, Géraldine; Pellet, Frédéric
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 43, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2006.02.004

Exact effective-stress rules in rock mechanics
journal, September 1992


Pore Fluid Extraction by Reactive Solitary Waves in 3-D: Reactive Porosity Waves
journal, September 2017

  • Omlin, Samuel; Malvoisin, Benjamin; Podladchikov, Yury Y.
  • Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 44, Issue 18
  • DOI: 10.1002/2017GL074293

General Theory of Three‐Dimensional Consolidation
journal, February 1941

  • Biot, Maurice A.
  • Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 12, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.1712886

Thermal Volume Changes and Creep in the Callovo-Oxfordian Claystone
journal, May 2017

  • Belmokhtar, Malik; Delage, Pierre; Ghabezloo, Siavash
  • Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 50, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00603-017-1238-7

Short-Timescale Chemo-Mechanical Effects and their Influence on the Transport Properties of Fractured Rock
journal, October 2006


Spontaneous formation of fluid escape pipes from subsurface reservoirs
journal, July 2018


Effect of pressure on the strength of olivine at room temperature
journal, October 2016

  • Proietti, Arnaud; Bystricky, Misha; Guignard, Jérémy
  • Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Vol. 259
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2016.08.004

The Pore-Pressure Coefficients A and B
journal, December 1954


Elastic and inelastic deformation of fluid-saturated rock
journal, October 2016

  • Makhnenko, Roman Y.; Labuz, Joseph F.
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 374, Issue 2078
  • DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0422

Enhanced deformation of limestone and sandstone in the presence of high P co 2 fluids
journal, January 2007

  • Le Guen, Y.; Renard, F.; Hellmann, R.
  • Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 112, Issue B5
  • DOI: 10.1029/2006JB004637

Macroscopic Lagrangian formulation of poroelasticity with porosity dynamics
journal, December 2004


Time-dependent deformation of shale gas reservoir rocks and its long-term effect on the in situ state of stress
journal, July 2014


The Geomechanics of CO2 Storage in Deep Sedimentary Formations
journal, January 2012


Production induced subsidence and seismicity in the Groningen gas field – can it be managed?
journal, January 2015

  • de Waal, J. A.; Muntendam-Bos, A. G.; Roest, J. P. A.
  • Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Vol. 372
  • DOI: 10.5194/piahs-372-129-2015

Experimental dissolution-precipitation creep in quartz aggregates at high temperatures
journal, August 1991

  • Cox, S. F.; Paterson, M. S.
  • Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1029/91GL01802

Some basic stress diffusion solutions for fluid-saturated elastic porous media with compressible constituents
journal, January 1976


Variational formulation of fluid infiltrated porous material in thermal and mechanical equilibrium
journal, November 2002