Abstract

Coupled geomechanic and fluid flow analysis is applied to develop theoretical and experimental background for geosteering and well logging to diagnose the state of near-wellbore formation and oil reservoir. The suggested methods of processing EM induction (VIKIZ) and Russian laterolog (RLL) resistivity responses account for effects of stress-dependent fluid flow changes. The geomechanic and fluid-flow effects on resistivity well logs are investigated for the case of asymmetric invasion and related irreversible deformation. Ways of taking into account stress-dependent effects on resistivity logs are developed on the basis of 3D modeling of geomechanic and electromagnetic fields.

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