Quasi-static rock mechanics data for rocksalt from three Strategic Petroleum Reserve domes Metadata

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  • Main Title Quasi-static rock mechanics data for rocksalt from three Strategic Petroleum Reserve domes


  • Author: Price, R.H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Wawersik, W.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hannum, D.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Zirzow, J.A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)


  • Creation: 1981-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Triaxial compression and extension experiments have been run on rocksalt samples from three Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) domes. Seventeen quasi-static tests were loaded at mean stress rates of .66 to 1.04 psi/sec (4.5 to 7.2 kPa/sec), confining pressures of 14.5 to 2000 psi (0.1 to 13.8 MPa) and temperatures of 22 to 100/sup 0/C. Eleven of the test specimens were from Bryan Mound, Texas, and three each were from Bayou Choctaw, Louisiana, and West Hackberry, Louisiana. In general, the resulting mechanical data from the three domes are similar, and they are consistent with previously published data. Ultimate sample strengths are directly related to confining pressure (least principal stress) and indirectly related to temperature, while ductility increases with both pressure and temperature.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 47


  • Keyword: Pressure Dependence
  • Keyword: Mechanical Properties
  • Keyword: Usa 580300* -- Mineralogy, Petrology, & Rock Mechanics-- (-1989)
  • Keyword: Mechanics
  • Keyword: Data
  • Keyword: Geologic Deposits
  • Keyword: Tensile Properties
  • Keyword: Stresses
  • Keyword: Low Pressure
  • STI Subject Categories: 02 Petroleum
  • Keyword: Salt Deposits
  • Keyword: Temperature Effects
  • Keyword: Southwest Region
  • Keyword: Elasticity
  • Keyword: Medium Temperature
  • STI Subject Categories: 58 Geosciences
  • Keyword: Reserves
  • Keyword: Experimental Data
  • Keyword: Rock Mechanics
  • Keyword: Numerical Data
  • STI Subject Categories: 024000 -- Petroleum-- Storage-- (-1989)
  • Keyword: Information
  • Keyword: Strategic Petroleum Reserve
  • Keyword: Resources
  • Keyword: North America
  • Keyword: Texas
  • Keyword: Louisiana


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE82006869
  • Report No.: SAND-81-2521
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/5609977
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5609977
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1089814


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A03/MF A01.