Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Geomechanics ,
Duration5 Days
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Deepwater Geohazards

Learning objectives

  • Obtain a good understanding of the geological, geophysical and geomechanical aspects of geohazards, their prediction and mitigation,
  • There will be extra focus on fundamentals of geomechnic and pore pressure modeling.
  • Learn about the potential drilling risks and mitigation.
  • Please note that this is not a drilling deep water course but it complements such course.
  • The course is most suited for  geoscientists, petroleum engineers and drilling engineers who want to know more about geological and geophysical aspects of geohazard.


  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Introduction and overview of Geohazard?

    • Key Geohazard Mechanisms
    • Understanding and their predictions

    Day 2

    Introduction to Geomechanic and Mechanic Earth Modeling

    • Fundamental of geomechanic and its applications in drilling,

    Day 3

    Pore Pressure and its prediction

    • Basic of pore pressure and over pressure mechanisms
    • Pore pressure prediction methods (pre-drill, while drilling and post drill)

    Day 4

    Drilling Deep Water Challenges Related to Geohazards?

    •  Identification of geohazard related to drilling A-Z (from platform installation to drilling, completion and production)

    Day 5

    Geohazard Management Planning Process – Putting it all together

    • Geo-hazards Identification , Understanding risk & Mitigation
  • Audience

    Geophysicists, geologists and drilling engineers 

  • Prerequisites

    Basic understanding of geology and geophysics

  • Prerequisites

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