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Coupled Modeling of Sedimentary Basin and Geomechanics: A Modified Drucker–Prager Cap Model to Describe Rock Compaction in Tectonic Context

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N. Guy
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J. Frey
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T. Cornu
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Marie-Christine Cacas-Stentz
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Abstract

The aim of basin modeling is to characterise fluids and rocks in a basin considering its history and data partly describing its present state. In usual basin simulators, only a simplified description of geomechanics based on the hypothesis of oedometric strain is used. In order to both enhance the modelling of basin history and to characterise actual in situ stresses, the effect of stress redistribution, horizontal stresses and strain variations during basin history should be considered. To address this point, a coupled basin-geomechanics framework based on a new constitutive law is proposed in this paper using the prototype simulator A 2. This framework has been built to provide relevant results for various kinds of basin cases including tectonic loading. A finite strain poro-mechanical approach is considered along with an modified Drucker-Prager Cap model to describe rock compaction under natural sed-imentation, erosion and tectonics. The constitutive model can be seen as a tensorial extension of the compaction models of Athy or Schneider as it allows to recover the same behaviour in oedometric context. Simple test cases are modelled considering typical sand or shale properties, emphasing the effect of tectonic loading on present day pore pressures and in situ stresses. It appears that even relatively moderate tectonic loading (5% of horizontal strain) can lead to overpressures of several hundreds of bars and to a complete change in in situ stress regime for deeply buried layers (above a depth of 2000 meters). N. Guy
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hal-02413220 , version 1 (16-12-2019)

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N. Guy, D. Colombo, J. Frey, T. Cornu, Marie-Christine Cacas-Stentz. Coupled Modeling of Sedimentary Basin and Geomechanics: A Modified Drucker–Prager Cap Model to Describe Rock Compaction in Tectonic Context. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2019, 52 (10), pp.3627-3643. ⟨10.1007/s00603-019-01783-y⟩. ⟨hal-02413220⟩

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