Wellbore stress distribution produced by moisture adsorption

C. H. Yew, M. E. Chenevert, C. L. Wang, S. O. Osisanya

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to evaluate the stress distribution produced by moisture adsorption around a wellbore by applying the mechanics of deformable solids. This paper shows that the moisture adsorption process is governed by a diffusion equation, and that the equations governing the moisture induced stresses around the hole are similar to those equations in thermoelasticity. A computational method is thus developed for calculating the stress distribution around the borehole. The experimental procedure for obtaining the material constants needed in the computation are also presented and demonstrated. The effect of borehole pressure on the stress distribution around the hole is also studied. The results show that the magnitude and distribution of stresses around the borehole are very sensitive to the adsorption characteristics and the moisture induced modulus change of the material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages19536191-19536198
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Dec 1
EventProceedings: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1989 - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: 1989 Oct 81989 Oct 11

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OtherProceedings: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1989
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA
Period89-10-0889-10-11

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Yew, C. H., Chenevert, M. E., Wang, C. L., & Osisanya, S. O. (1989). Wellbore stress distribution produced by moisture adsorption. 19536191-19536198. Paper presented at Proceedings: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1989, San Antonio, TX, USA, .