This course reviews fundamentals of the physics of rocks, including the measurement of diverse physical properties. The interpretation of measurements and relationship between physical properties is used to assess subsurface resources and processes.
This course explores the fundamentals of theoretical geomechanics. Topics include general theory of linear elasticity, plasticity, poromechanics and fracture mechanics. The theory is linked to problems of stability of deviated wellbores, hydraulic fracture, reservoir depletion, and fault stability.