Cont. Ed: Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Introduction to Petroleum Geomechanics (with focus on Unconventional Completions)

Speaker: Dr. Reza Safari
Speaker Dr. Reza Safari
Dr. Reza Safari is a Geomechanics Advisor at Weatherford Geomechanics Research, Development, and Engineering. Dr. Safari’s current focus is on geomechanical modeling development of unconventional reservoir stimulation and wellbore mechanics. He has co-authored more than 20 publications in hydraulic fracturing, water-less fracturing, hydraulic/natural fracture interactions, and wellbore strengthening. Safari holds ...

Dr. Reza Safari is a Geomechanics Advisor at Weatherford Geomechanics Research, Development, and Engineering. Dr. Safari’s current focus is on geomechanical modeling development of unconventional reservoir stimulation and wellbore mechanics. He has co-authored more than 20 publications in hydraulic fracturing, water-less fracturing, hydraulic/natural fracture interactions, and wellbore strengthening. Safari holds a Ph.D. degree in petroleum engineering(petroleum geomechanics) from Texas A&M University.

Full Description

What you will learn:

  • What is “Petroleum Geomechanics” and why is it important in unconventional reservoirs?
  • Basic techniques to obtain rock mechanics data and earth stress
  • Fracturing potential (Brittleness) of unconventional reservoirs
  • Natural-Hydraulic Fracture Interaction
  • Microseismic observations and Geomechanical predictions

 Topics covered:

  1. Fundamentals of Petroleum Geomechanics
    • Petroleum Geomechanics definition and its major goal
    • Challenges in conventional geomechanics application to unconventional reservoirs
  2. Geomechanics Theories and Background 
    • Mechanics Review
    • Rock Strength
    • Measurements and calculations of rock mechanical properties
  3. Geo-pressure and Geo-stresses 
    • Pore pressure predictions
    • In-situ stress estimation
  4. Geomechanical Applications 
    • Wellbore stress, stability and strengthening
    • Evaluation of unconventional reservoir fracturing

 

Organizer Sunil Lakshminarayanan

Limited number of subsidized passes for this 1-day tutorial will be available for students/retired professionals and professionals with no corporate support. Please e-mail Sunil Lakshminarayanan(sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com) for more details.


E-mail: sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com


Phone: 281-248-1443


 

When?

Wed, Jun. 22, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

Phone: (713) 457-6815
Fax: (713) 779-4216

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