FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMECHANICS FOR DRILLERS AND GEOSCIENTISTS
Back to the basics to understand key concepts for petroleum and deep geothermal projects such as geomechanics-related drilling events or induced seismicity
Course Type Classroom Course
Duration 3-5 days
Why should you attend?
Current complex numerical models analyse data, detect patterns of risk precursors, and propose appropriate course of curative actions to mitigate risk, to reduce NPT, to optimize costs, to properly assess the resource, and to enhance production. But on what bases? To get some critical hindsight on these outputs, attendees will be taught geomechanics from a multi-disciplinary approach, using dedicated methodologies.
Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
Understand the connection between depth key parameters and drilling NPT, inaccurate estimation of reservoir properties, hydraulic fracturing or fault re-activation.
Understand the mandatory data and required workflows to build a 1D Geomechanical model from the well scale to the reservoir scale.
Acquire the knowledge in Geomechanics to take part in petroleum and deep geothermal projects.
The constructivist approach has been chosen as the learning approach. At first, attendees with be interviewed to take stock of the state of qualifications and experiences of the audience. Then, the course will be managed according to operational needs of use or specific business requirements. This course will necessitate an active participation of attendees to share knowledge and experience, with hands-on practical exercises for knowledge assessment. All documents are provided. However, the course requires personal portable computers with XLS software.
No specific requirement for this course that can take place in any meeting room equipped with computers and a screen with common HSE characteristics, in your company premises or elsewhere.
Day 1: Geomechanics for drilling ? an overview
Geomechanics-related drilling events Evolution of the geomechanical risk while drilling
Day 2: Stress modelling
Theory of stress & strain In situ state of stress Effects of pore fluid pressure on in situ state of stress
Faults and fractures properties at depth Fault re-activation theory Frac job
Day 5: Construction of a WBS model
Prerequisite Workflow to build a 1D WBS model
Industry and academic professionals working in or for the oil and gas or deep geothermal upstream and downstream industry or government organizations. The course has been designed for a mixed professional audience of supervisors, managers, subsurface and surface engineers. Basic skilled knowledge of Geology and Geophysics is welcome.
Dr. BOUTAREAUD S.
After more than 20 years of international experience, Sebastien runs its own expertise company. His rich academic background (Universities of Southampton, Kyoto, ISTerre Grenoble, and the ETH of Zurich) allowed him to practice his talents as a geologist, geoscientist, software developer, data manager, and finally as an expert in geomechanics. He was able to develop his expertise by linking structural stress states, geological information acquired at wells, and information related to drilling and mudlogging. Thus, his professional background summarizes a methodology based on the integration of all data. Its operational experience (TotalEnergies, EXCELLENCE LOGGING, etc.) enriched by its R&D projects, allows him to adapt to many industrial contexts, from traditional Exploration & Production settings, to HP/HT wells, or deep geothermal and CCUS projects.