Understanding the micro to macro behaviour of rock-fluid systems /

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Imprint:London : The Geological Society, c2005.
Description:viii, 167 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Series:Geological Society special publication ; no. 249
Subject:Water-rock interaction.
Rock mechanics.
Fluid dynamics.
Fluid dynamics.
Rock mechanics.
Water-rock interaction.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5931511
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Other authors / contributors:Shaw, Richard Paul, 1933-
ISBN:1862391866 (hbk)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Understanding how fluids flow through rocks is very important in a number of fields. Almost all of the world's oil and gas are produced from underground reservoirs. Knowledge of how they got where they are, what keeps them there and how they migrate through the rock is very important in the search for new resources, as well as for maximising the extraction of as much of the contained oil/gas as possible. Similar understanding is important for managing groundwater resources and for predicting how hazardous or radioactive wastes or carbon dioxide will behave if stored or disposed of underground. Unravelling the complex behaviour of fluids as they flow through rock is difficult, but important. We cannot see through rock, so we need to predict how and where fluids flow. Understanding the type of rock, its porosity, the character and pattern of fractures within it and how fluid flows through it are important. Some contributors to this volume have been trying to understand real rocks in real situations and others have been working on computer models and laboratory simulations. Put together, these approaches have yielded very useful results, many of which are discussed in this volume.
Physical Description:viii, 167 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:1862391866 (hbk)