Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS24] Gas hydrates in environmental-resource sciences

Wed. May 27, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM 101B (1F)

Convener:*Hitoshi Tomaru(Department of Earth Sciences, Chiba University), Akihiro Hachikubo(Environmental and Energy Resources Research Center, Kitami Institute of Technology), Sumito Morita(Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Chair:Hitoshi Tomaru(Department of Earth Sciences, Chiba University)

5:30 PM - 5:33 PM

[MIS24-P02] In-situ stress analysis using the anelastic strain recovery (ASR) method at the first offshore gas production test site

3-min talk in an oral session

*Yu NAGANO1, Weiren LIN2 (1.Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, 2.Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:In-situ stress, Anelastic strain recovery method, Unconsolidated formation, K0 consolidation

To evaluate in-situ stresses by applying the anelastic strain recovery (ASR) method to drilling cores, four cores retrieved from different depths between 265?313 meters below seafloor in a well at the first offshore gas production test site in the eastern Nankai Trough, Japan were utilized to measure anelastic strains onboard the drilling ship. The onsite ASR measurements suggest this depth range in the study area is a normal faulting stress regime dominated by gravitation. In subsequent laboratory experiments, the cores were returned to their in-situ stress states via the K0 consolidation procedure, then elastic and anelastic strains were measured during and after the unloading process to verify the onboard measurements and quantify in-situ stresses. These laboratory calibration experiments verified that the ASR measurements following the stress release could provide reasonable estimates for the artificially applied preload stress.