• Course Code: PTRE306
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab)
  • Course Type: Petroleum Engineering Core Courses (PECC)

Course Description

Introduction to applications of Geomechanics in oil and gas industry; stress/strain: estimation, transformation and Mohr circle representation; rock behavior under stress; rock index properties; rock mechanics lab tests; in-situ stresses and effective stresses; calculation of induced stresses around a wellbore using Kirsh’s equations; mud weigh windows determination to mitigate wellbore failures; hydraulic fracturing. Pre-req.: MCHE319.