Geomechanics for Petrophysicists

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16th - 19th September 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand
  • Explore why geomechanics is important in field development
  • Understand how log data is used in strength modelling
  • Know the value of core in geomechanics; and what to do if you don’t have any core
  • Learn how to build a stress model from logs and field data
  • Determine stress direction and understand the benefits of knowing how stresses are orientated
  • Study how pore pressure is estimated and calibrated?
  • Understand what controls the risk of sand failure
  • Learn how petrophysics data is used to support wellbore stability modelling
  • Discuss compaction, subsidence and fault reactivation
  • Appreciate and acknowledge where uncertainty is introduced in geomechanical modelling

This is a intermediate course for anybody interested or involved in subsurface oilfield operations. Anyone impacted by rock failures, from beginning engineers to highly experienced supervisors and managers, can benefit from understanding geomechanics.

Petrophysicists, geoscientists, drilling, completion and production engineers who wish to expand their knowledge of geomechanics and how it impacts field development, well construction and completion decisions.

Geomechanical modelling requires a multi-disciplinary approach with petrophysical data sitting firmly at its core. Geomechanics has a role in drilling, well completion and production.

  • Wellbore instability problems are a significant contributory factor in non-productive time
  • Sand production is a major issue during oil and gas production from reservoirs with lower rock strength
  • Reservoir compaction and subsidence can present many challenges for reservoir management
  • Knowing the risk of fracturing is fundamental for containment.

Understanding near wellbore geomechanics is essential in diagnosing and ensuring formation and well integrity, particularly as operators look to develop more challenging reservoirs.

Petrophysics is fundamental to geomechanical modelling as log and core data are used to derive the intrinsic rock properties, understand the failure behaviour and support development of the stress model. The validity of the model relies on robust quality assured data. By learning the application of petrophysics data in geomechanical modelling, consistent fit-for-purpose data can be achieved. This short course is designed for petrophysicists, drillers, production engineers and geoscientists who wish to expand their knowledge in geomechanics and how it impacts on well construction and completion decisions.



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The exact hotel location will be made known to all delegates privately approximately 1 month prior to the commencement date. We do have preferential corporate rates at the event hotels. Interested parties may inquire at or request for the event brochure. Delegates who have confirmed their participation with us will be contacted by our team as soon as a venue is finalised. Usually, we hold all our events in 5 star hotels based in the city centre.

Salvo typically provides a 10% discount from the original investment fee per delegate should a company send 3 or more delegates to attend the course. Specific discounts may differ for respective programs so please email for further confirmation on the exact discount.

Aside from the group discount mentioned above, Salvo offers a special Early Bird Discount once a new event is released. However, delegates must register as soon as possible since the special rate will only be available for a limited time.

The Investment Fee will cover all the course documents and materials that will be used during the training, as well as luncheons and coffee breaks during the training program. The Investment Fee does not cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the delegates, however, we can assist you by providing details on the estimated cost for both. The Investment Fee is also exclusive of tax. Taxes are to be borne by the delegate’s organisation.

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Aside from the knowledge that our expert trainers are imparting, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to all delegates completing a minimum of 90% of the total hours of the course. Some of our events offer takeaways and free consultation after the course. It varies from programs to programs.

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