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  – 2:30pm
•Thermal Geomechanics
•Caprock Integrity Analysis
Wellbore Scale Geomechanics    2:30 – 4:30pm
•Wellbore Stability and Solids Production
•Salt Mechanics
•Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics and Simulation

Details for Bakersfield, CA on March 26, 2019
Details for Houston, TX on April 25, 2019

Cost: $350/individual , or $750/company (up to 3 participants)
50% student discount available
Fee includes: course notes, catered lunch and refreshments

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