The development of stress finite element analysis approach based on 3D corner-point grid can establish accurate crustal stress field. Firstly, corner-point grid is employed to establish the detailed structure and attribute model of reservoir. Secondly, grid conversion algorithm is applied to convert corner-point grid to corresponding finite-element grid. Then, finite element analysis is used to get attribute model based on finite-element grid which reflects the distribution of crustal stress. Lastly, grid conversion algorithm is operated to reverse the attribute model to another format which is based on corner-point grid for subsequent analysis. Thus, the procedure continuity and data consistency has been proved by this approach. Furthermore, real data collected from oilfield X and Y are employed to simulate stress distribution and the validity and accuracy of the proposed approach can be verified by comparison between simulation results and real data.

%U https://xbna.pku.edu.cn/EN/10.13209/j.0479-8023.2019.020