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GeoMechanics Technology

Advanced GeoMechanics from the Wellbore to the Reservoir Scale

Gas Storage Geomechanics

Natural gas and other hydrocarbons are commonly stored underground in either depleted oil and gas formations or salt caverns to provide secure storage capacity and deliverability to market areas where production is limited, or to take advantage of seasonal price swings. One of the most cost-effective ways to increase storage capacity and deliverability from these subsurface formations is to operate at higher pressure, assuming the geomechanical behavior and stress conditions of the reservoir and overburden are well characterized. GeoMechanics Technologies has developed geomechanical analysis techniques, risk analysis techniques, and design protocols to assess optimum operating pressures for gas storage facilities.

Our services include:

  • Analysis of maximum pressure limits for gas storage reservoirs
  • Analysis of stresses induced by pressure cycling during storage operations
  • Analysis of cap rock integrity above gas storage formations
Geomechanical and Reservoir Model to Evaluate Pressure Change and Stresses Induced in a Gas Storage Reservoir
Geomechanical and Reservoir Model to Evaluate Pressure Change and Stresses Induced in a Gas Storage Reservoir
Log Analysis to Estimate Overburden and Reservoir Mechanical Properties
Log Analysis to Estimate Overburden and Reservoir Mechanical Properties
Log Analysis to Estimate Overburden and Reservoir Mechanical Properties

Database of Gas Storage Operations in North America to Help Assess Delta Pressure Potential for Specific Fields
Database of Gas Storage Operations in North America to Help Assess Delta Pressure Potential for Specific Fields