Elastoplastic subsidence models with and without capillary effects

L. Simoni, V. Salomoni, B. A. Schrefler

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This paper investigates reservoir compaction and resulting surface subsidence during the exploitation of a gas reservoir and in the period after well shutdown. A substantial difference in behaviour results when assuming elastic and elastoplastic constitutive relationships for the reservoir rock and surroundings. Further, a correction is introduced to account for capillary effects, which strongly modify the behaviour especially after shutdown and may account for the ongoing subsidence observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-502
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Apr 9 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications


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