Pore pressure and everything else


Book: 52 Things You Should Know About Rock Physics
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 ISBN: 098795945X


I want to highlight some of the tools rock physicists use to calculate the overburden and pore pressure, along with other useful things, such as fracture pressure, minimum horizontal stress, wellbore stability, seal capacity, and hydrocarbon column heights. While various disciplines come together to derive all the elements of this process, my goal is only to describe those elements in which rock physics is involved.


Ziegler, F. E., 2016, Pore pressure and everything else, in M. Hall and E. Bianco, eds., 52 Things You Should Know About Rock Physics. Agile Libre, Nova Scotia. 133pp.