Fundamental Geomechanics from the Wellbore to Reservoir Scale

Primary Instructor: Dr. Michael S. Bruno

Topics and Schedule

Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 – 8:15am
Introduction and Course Overview 8:15 – 8:30am
Theoretical Background  8:30 – 10:30am
•Fundamentals of Rock Deformation and Stress
•Stresses in the Subsurface
•Stress changes and deformations induced by drilling and production operations
•1D and 3D Earth Models with Geomechanical Properties
Reservoir Scale Geomechanics I       10:30 – 12:00pm
•Compaction, Subsidence, and Well Damage
•Faulting, fracturing, and induced seismicity
Lunch Provided 12:00 – 1:00pm
Reservoir Scale Geomechanics II          1:00  – 2:00pm
•Caprock Integrity Analysis
•Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics
Wellbore Scale Geomechanics    2:00 – 4:30pm
•Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics and Simulation
•Wellbore Stability
•Solids Production
•Salt Mechanics

Upcoming Houston Workshop – initially planned for April 25th has been postponed to a future date tbd

For Questions please contact Nicky Oliver at +1-626-305-8460 or