Geomechanics in reservoir characterization course materials deal with the mechanics of fluid saturated rock in the context of wellbore and reservoir mechanics and interactions. Wellbore drilling and stability, reservoir sound and fractured formation analyses will be conducted and we will illustrate numerically the effect of stress and fluid pressure depletion on the overall rock porosity and permeability. The newly developed approaches to the geomechanical solutions of fractured reservoirs as a dual-porosity and dual permeability system will be studied in detail. The approach of using dual-porosity and dual-permeability simulation to model naturally fracture reservoirs is by now the sailing method that reservoir engineers are trying to understand and apply. Also, the geomechanical laboratory rock properties characterization such as Poisson’s ratio, rock compressibility, and stiffness measurements in addition to the pore pressure coefficients will be studied and demonstrated in detail.
- Basic geomechanics theory
- Geomechanics of reservoir rock with laboratory demonstrations
- Software knowledge in rock mechanical calibration
- Hands-on exercises and computer modeling demonstrations
- Software to perform wellbore stability and mud chemistry calculations
WHOS SHOULD ATTEND
Petrophysicists, drilling engineers, completion engineers, exploration and development geologists, reservoir engineers, geophysicists, and research and development staff.
At the end of the classroom instruction, the trainees should be able to determine the stress, strain, and failure mechanics of rocks; apply geomechanics concepts and solutions and generate economic benefits in reservoir development.
This course will cover Geomechanics in depth and breadth. Topics covered to include:
1. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS AND GEOMECHANICAL PRINCIPALS.
2. BASIC MECHANICS AND POROMECHANICS.
3. ROCK MECHANICAL PROPERTIES.
4. GEOMECHANICS AND STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY.
5. STRESS ORIENTATION TECHNIQUES.
6. BOREHOLE STABILITY.
7. SAND CONTROL.
8. RESERVOIR ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS.
9. HYDRAULIC FRACTURE MECHANICS.
10. WIRELINE LOG PREDICTED MECHANICS PROPERTIES.
11. DATA INTEGRATION.