Formation integrity remains a subject of significant importance to all earth-related disciplines involved in wellbore operations. The depositional, sedimentological, and mineralogical compositions of a formation have a great impact on wellbore and production characteristics. Understanding the interaction of fluid, stresses, and rock composition is critical for wellbore operations as well as improved hydrocarbon recovery.

This special section, which is the intersect of geosciences (geology, geophysics, and reservoir engineering), drilling engineering, and reservoir production operations, is dedicated to various aspects of formation integrity/damage and borehole stability. The authors have made submissions on various subjects including static and dynamic rock mechanical behavior,...

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