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

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


Location: SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston , Texas 77042

Date: June 22, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - June 22, 2016, 4:30 p.m.