By I. M. Kutasov
The aim of utilized Geothermics for Petroleum Engineers is to give in a transparent and concise shape tools of using the information of temperature surveys in deep boreholes in addition to the result of box, laboratory and analytical investigations in geothermics to a large viewers. even if a few features of the topic of this e-book were mentioned in numerous earlier books and various papers, utilized Geothermics for Petroleum Engineers is the 1st publication in this subject on hand to the petroleum engineering group. the target of the ebook is to offer the nation of information and prediction of downhole and formations temperatures in the course of good drilling, good of entirety, shut-in and construction. utilized Geothermics for Petroleum Engineers is meant for drilling engineers (impact of increased temperatures on good drilling and of completion expertise, Arctic drilling), creation engineers (temperature regime of creation, injection and geothermal partitions, Arctic production), reservoir engineers (temperature box of reservoirs, thermal houses of formations and formation fluids), good logging engineers (interpretation of electric resistance, dust density, and temperature logs), and geophysicists and geologists (interpretation of geophysical facts, calculation of the terrestrial warmth circulation, reconstruction of previous climates).
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If some parts of a solid body are at different temperatures, the process of temperature equalization will take place. The molecules from "hot" parts of the body with higher kinetic energy will collide with their neighbors - molecules with lower kinetic energy and a portion of energy will be transferred to the "cold" molecules. With time all parts of body will attain an equal temperature. This process of temperature equalization is called heat conduction. 16) describes the heat transfer by heat conduction.
11. 8~ (Molochushkin, 1973), modified. given area could fall between the hypothetical Curves 1 and 4 in Fig. 12. Profile 2 corresponds to a recent offshore-to-onshore transition and Profile 4 corresponds to a onshore-to-offshore transition. 4 C h a n g e of M e c h a n i c a l P r o p e r t i e s at T h a w i n g The knowledge of mechanical properties of frozen formations is the key to understanding the problem of surface and well stability. Therefore, in this Section we will present some data on this subject.
6o Isogeotherms near a salt dome (Cheremenskiy, the undisturbed geothermal gradient is F, often can be used for crude estimations of the effect of the lateral thermal conductivities con~trasts on the reservoir's temperature field. Below we present these solutions. The region within the sphere 0 _ r < is of conductivity A* and the region outside of conductivity A. The temperature T tends to To + Fz at great distances. 84) The cylinder 0 < r < is of conductivity A* and has its axis perpendicular to the z-axis.
Applied Geothermics for Petroleum Engineers by I. M. Kutasov