publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . Other literature type . 2017

Geomechanical and petrophysical properties of mudrocks: introduction

Rutter, Ernest; Mecklenburgh, Julian; Taylor, Kevin;
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  • Published: 05 Jul 2017 Journal: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, volume 454, pages 1-13 (issn: 0305-8719, eissn: 2041-4927, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Geological Society of London
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Mudstones (shales) are of particular importance as the source rocks for oil and gas, and increasingly so as the reservoirs for unconventional hydrocarbons. They are also the most common sedimentary rocks on Earth, and, hence, are frequently encountered in excavations and foundations for buildings. These factors point to a pressing need to develop an increased fundamental understanding of their geomechanical and petrophysical properties. The mineral content of mudstones has a dominant effect on their mechanical properties. Presence of clay minerals within them results in plasticity and ductility that can pose particular engineering challenges, but swelling clays ...
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free text keywords: Geology, Ocean Engineering, Water Science and Technology, Petrology, Petrophysics
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publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . Other literature type . 2017

Geomechanical and petrophysical properties of mudrocks: introduction

Rutter, Ernest; Mecklenburgh, Julian; Taylor, Kevin;