Symposium D-2: Mechanics and Materials in the Oilfield

(Mechanics of Solids and Structures)

Symposium Organizers:

Pedro Reis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
preis@mit.edu

Agathe Robisson, Schlumberger
ARobisson@slb.com

Nathan Wicks, Schlumberger
nwicks@slb.com

Yucun Lou, Schlumberger
ylou@slb.com

Symposium Technical Description

Oil and gas are becoming more technically challenging to find, access, and produce; shale (tight) gas reservoirs must be fractured to improve conductivity, horizontal wells are drilled with advanced guidance systems to deeper and hotter places, short and long term wellbore isolation are major concerns. The range of scientific issues faced by the oilfield represents an immense research opportunity for the academic world. This symposium aims at promoting and highlighting successful collaborations between industrial and academic researchers to address these scientific challenges facing the industry. Topics of interest include: high temperature polymers, tubular mechanics, dynamics of drilling systems, wellbore zonal isolation (cement and elastomers), swellable seals, and hydraulic fracturing.

Technical Program

Tuesday | T2 1:00pm-2:40pm

D2-1: Mechanics and Materials in the Oilfield
Room 2112 Session Chair:  Pedro Reis, Agathe Robisson, Nathan Wicks, Yucun Lou Track D:  Mechanics of Solids and Structures
1:00 pm Impact and creep response of PEEK in high-pressure high-temperature applications (Invited)

Zhenyu Xue

1:20 pm Control of the curing reaction of epoxy thermosets: a major challenge to develop new high performance materials in the oilfield industry (Invited)

Thomas Julian Vidil, François Tournilhac, Ludwik Leibler

1:40 pm Damage of wellbore cement due to tunneling crack propagation (Invited)

Yucun Lou

2:00 pm Phase-field modeling of hydraulic fracture (Invited)

Chad M. Landis, Zachary A. Wilson

2:20 pm An implicit level set algorithm (ILSA) for modeling hydraulic fractures with multiscale near tip behavior (Invited)

Egor Dontsov

 Tuesday | T3 3:00pm-4:40pm

D2-2: Mechanics and Materials in the Oilfield
Room 2112 Session Chair:  Pedro Reis, Agathe Robisson, Nathan Wicks, Yucun Lou Track D:  Mechanics of Solids and Structures
3:00 pm Transparent, desktop oilfields (Invited)

Zhigang Suo

3:20 pm Engineering fracking fluids with computer simulation (Invited)

Eric Stefan Shaqfeh

3:40 pm An experimental model on hydraulic fracturing in an homogeneous elastic reservoir (Invited)

Ching-Yao Lai

4:00 pm Using brittle hydrogel to understand the complexity of hydraulic fracture (Invited)

Will Steinhardt

4:20 pm Using waves to infer hydraulic fracture geometry (Invited)

Chao Liang, Ossian O’Reilly, Eric M. Dunham, Dan Moos