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geomechanics

1. n. [Shale Gas]
The geologic specialty that deals with understanding how rocks, stresses, pressures, and temperatures interact. This understanding is used to solve oilfield problems, such as optimizing hydraulic fracturing treatments of shale reservoirs. Geomechanics specialists typically work with experts in geophysics, geology, petrophysics, reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, and rock physics to solve geomechanical problems and address production challenges in shale reservoirs.