A Coupled Fluid Expulsion/Deformation Model of Dewatering Sediments

  • F. Tom Chang
  • G. P. Lennon
  • Sibel Pamukcu
  • B. Carson
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)

Abstract

The coupled dewatering and deformation behavior of sediments in an accretionary prism under horizontal tectonic loading at continental margins has been studied recently using the concepts of soil mechanics and flow through porous media. The dominant mechanism that contributes to fluid expulsion and deformation of sediments is high excess pore pressure that may be induced by mechanical loading, heating (Shi and Wang, 1985, 1986), or release of mineralogically bound water (Carson, 1987).

Keywords

Clay Permeability Porosity Petroleum Shale 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Tom Chang
  • G. P. Lennon
  • Sibel Pamukcu
  • B. Carson

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