Estimation of the current stress field and fault reactivation analysis in the Asmari reservoir, SW Iran
投稿时间:2018-02-06  
英文关键词:Asmari reservoir, Fault reactivation, 3D Mohr diagram, Slip tendency, Normal faulting regime
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Majid Taghipour Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran 
Mohammad Ghafoori Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran 
Gholam Reza Lashkaripour Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran 
Nasser Hafezi Moghaddas Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran 
Abdullah Molaghab National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), Ahwaz, Iran 
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      Knowing the current condition of the faults and fractures in a reservoir is crucial for production and injection activities. A good estimation of the fault reactivation potential in the current stress field is a useful tool for locating the appropriate spot to drill injection wells and to calculate the maximum sustainable pore pressure in enhanced oil recovery and geosequestration projects. In this study, after specifying the current stress state in the Gachsaran oilfield based on Anderson’s faulting theory, the reactivation tendency of four faults (F1, F2, F3, and F4) in the Asmari reservoir is analyzed using 3D Mohr diagrams and slip tendency factors. Results showed that all the faults are stable in the current stress state, and F2 has the potential to undergo the highest pore pressure build-up in the field. On the other hand, F3 has the proper conditions (i.e., strike and dip referring to σHmax orientation) for reactivation. Stress polygons were also applied to show the effect of the pore pressure increase on fault stability, in a graphical manner. According to the results, the best location for drilling a new injection well in this part of the field is the NW side of F2, due to the lower risk of reactivation. It was found that both methods of 3D Mohr diagrams and slip tendency factors predict similar results, and with the lack of image logs for stress orientation determination, the slip tendency method can be applied. The results of such studies can also be used for locating safe injection points and determining the injection pressure prior to numerical modeling in further geomechanical studies.
Majid Taghipour,Mohammad Ghafoori,Gholam Reza Lashkaripour,Nasser Hafezi Moghaddas,Abdullah Molaghab,2019.Estimation of the current stress field and fault reactivation analysis in the Asmari reservoir, SW Iran.Petroleum Science,(3):513~526.
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