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Regional Stress and Reservoir Geomechanics
- INSTRUCTOR :
- David Wiprut or Namsu Park, GeoMechanics International, Inc., Houston, TX
- June 18 - 19, 2012
- Norris Conference Center, Fort Worth, TX
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $1,895 nonmembers. Goes up to $1895/$1995, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 5/21/2012. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to course notes.
No refunds for cancellations after 5/21/2012.
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended to geoscientists and engineers in the petroleum and geothermal industries, and for research scientists interested in stress measurements and their application to problems of faulting and fluid flow in the crust.
Through the use of exercises, the participants will:
- Learn how various types of wellbore failure develop.
- Learn the implications of these failures for drilling.
- Understand the stress field through these failures.
The importance of knowing the stresses resolved on preexisting natural fractures in reservoir exploitation will be demonstrated to the participant.
This interdisciplinary course encompasses the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs.
Covering the exploration, assessment and production phases of petroleum reservoir development, the course considers from the perspective of stress in the earth and geomechanics, such practical issues as exploitation of fractured reservoirs, estimation of hydrocarbon column heights and fault seal potential, determination of optimally stable well trajectories, changes in reservoir performance during depletion, and production-induced faulting and subsidence.