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9 - Trap Integrity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 March 2021

Peter B. Flemings
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Austin
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I describe three mechanisms by which traps fail (Fig. 9.1), and I describe how to predict the maximum column of immiscible fluids (e.g., oil, gas, CO2) that can be trapped. I first describe capillary sealing (Fig. 9.1a) and then explore two types of mechanical seal: hydraulic fracturing (Fig. 9.1b) and shear failure (Fig. 9.1c).

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A Concise Guide to Geopressure
Origin, Prediction, and Applications
, pp. 194 - 210
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Trap Integrity
  • Peter B. Flemings, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: A Concise Guide to Geopressure
  • Online publication: 04 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107326309.009
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  • Trap Integrity
  • Peter B. Flemings, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: A Concise Guide to Geopressure
  • Online publication: 04 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107326309.009
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  • Trap Integrity
  • Peter B. Flemings, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: A Concise Guide to Geopressure
  • Online publication: 04 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107326309.009
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