About This Item

Share This Item

The AAPG/Datapages Combined Publications Database

Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX)


Proceedings of the 2009 South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX) Conference, 2009
Pages 1-21
China/India/E Indonesia

Geomechanical Analysis and Evaluation of Previous HitFaultNext Hit Leakage Potential, Huizhou Graben, South China Sea

Feng Gui, Hesheng Shi, Jiayuan Du, David Castillo


The Huizhou Graben in the South China Sea appears to be situated within a strike-slip faulting stress regime (Shmin < Sv < SHmax). The azimuth of SHmax appears to vary systematically within the Huizhou Graben. The Previous HitfaultNext Hit segments of each Previous HitfaultNext Hit are stable in the present-day stress field. Using the geomechanical model, it is possible to estimate the maximum hydrocarbon column height a Previous HitfaultNext Hit can support.

Keywords: Geomechanical Model • Field Optimization • Previous HitFaultNext Hit Seal • Previous HitFaultTop Instability • Coulomb Failure Function • Critical Pore Pressure

Presented at: 2009 South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX) Conference, Singapore, 2009

Pay-Per-View Purchase Options

The article is available through a document delivery service. Explain these Purchase Options.

Watermarked PDF Document: $14
Open PDF Document: $24