The mechanical strength of high porosity and weakly cemented chalk is affected by the fluid in the pores. In this study, the effect of the dynamic viscosity of non-polar fluids has been measured on outcrop chalk from Sigerslev Quarry, Stevns, Denmark. The outcome is that the measured strength of the chalk decreases with increasing dynamic viscosity. The proposed qualitative explanation is that pressure difference supports and enhances the generation of microscopic shear and tensile failures.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||74th EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 4 Jul 2012 → 7 Jul 2012
|Conference||74th EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec 2012|
|Period||04/07/2012 → 07/07/2012|