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The Application of Geomechanics in Unconventional Resources
- INSTRUCTOR :
- David Castillo, Geomechanics International, Houston, TX
- April 9 - 10, 2011
- Houston, TX, with AAPG Annual Meeting
Goes up to $1095/$1195 after 3/11/2011. Includes course notes and refreshments.
No refunds for cancellations after 3/11/2011.
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
People who are interested in a better understanding of the applications of geomechanics in the exploitation of unconventional resources – drilling and completion, stimulation, and well production over time – will benefit from this course.
Objectives and Content
Attendees will learn how a geomechanical model is developed and applied to reduce drilling lost time, improve production through better stimulation effectiveness, increase the value of microseismic data, and predict and mitigate the effects of depletion on reservoir performance.
Key topics will include:
- Introduction: What is geomechanics? What are the elements of a geomechanical earth model? How are unconventional reservoirs (shale and tight gas, CBM, and heavy oil) unique and how are they the same as conventional reservoirs?
- Constraining a geomechanical earth model, utilizing all available data, including how to make best use of acoustic logs, seismic, and image data
- The importance of matrix properties and of natural fractures; rheological models and their application to unconventional reservoirs
- Applications will include
- Selecting the best mud weight for safe drilling
- Exploiting natural fractures
- Stimulation design
- Predicting the effects of injection and depletion