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Geomechanics Training Programs

 

Geomechanics for Subsurface

A geomechanics training program designed to take a team of subsurface specialists through a series of geomechanics domain, blended and/or software classes that ultimately enables an asset team to integrate geomechanics workflows into their day-to-day reservoir management activities.             

Description of course progression

  • Fundamentals of geomechanics introduces the subject and its various applications in the petroleum cycle from exploration, appraisal through to development and production
  • The Pore pressure and/or Geohazards courses focus on pore pressure and drilling hazard studies necessary for efficient planning and safe drilling of exploration wells
  • Techlog software and blended classes on Acoustic processing, Practical applications of acoustic logs and Pore pressure / Wellbore stability modelling provide hands-on technology training on Schlumberger geomechanics software technology that can direcTechlogy be taken into well data analysis and well planning workflows
  • The Rock physics and Advanced Geomechanics classes take the well-centric workflows from the previous learning steps into the 3D space and specialized applications related to anisotropy, seismic applications of geomechanics, plasticity and salt and drilling optimization
  • Petrel Reservoir geomechanics classes provide the technology training to perform full-field geomechanics modeling.

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Geomechanics for Unconventional

The geomechanics training program for unconventionals combines geomechanics, hydraulic fracture design and acoustic log interpretation. This provides a team of subsurface specialists and production engineers with an integrated learning experience focussed on geomechanics related aspects of shale gas and other unconventionals.             

Description of course progression

  • Fundamentals of geomechanics introduces the subject and its various applications in the petroleum cycle from exploration, appraisal through to development and production and can be provided as a blended class using Techlog Geomechanics
  • Specific Geomechanics classes for each type of unconventional resource (shale gas, heavy oil or coal-bed methane) introduce the specific geomechanics aspects for production in each case
  • Mangrove-related software training classes provide specific knowledge related to the latest Schlumberger Hydraulic Fracture design technology, which includes geomechanics stress modeling capabilities
  • Techlog Acoustic processing introduces the basic processing and interpretation steps of acoustic logs using the Techlog software suite
  • Rock physics and Practical aspects of acoustics provide domain and software knowledge related the use of anisotropy particularly in shale gas applications.

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Geomechanics for Drilling

The geomechanics training program for drilling provides a combination of training classes for drilling engineers to provide an integrated learning experience combining geomechanics domain, pore pressure, drilling hazards and software classes. It is tailored to help a drilling department working with an asset team to integrate geomechanics into their well delivery workflows, both in the planning phase and in the operations phase.

Description of course progression

  • Fundamentals of geomechanics introduces the subject and its various applications in the petroleum cycle from exploration, appraisal through to development and production
  • The Pore pressure and/or Geohazards courses focus on pore pressure and drilling hazard studies necessary for efficient planning and safe drilling of planned wells The stuck-pipe and Hole cleaning class brings the wellbore stability theory from the fundamental geomechanics class into the drilling context of hole cleaning practices and drilling optimization
  • The advanced geomechanics class covers specialized topics related to geomechanics aspects of lost circulation, wellbore strengthening, bit-rock interaction and drilling fluids
  • The Techlog pore pressure and wellbore stability class provides hands-on training on the Schlumberger software technology to provide well-centric geomechanics modeling capabilities.

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Combined Subsurface and Drilling Program

  • The subsurface and drilling program can be combined to provide an integrated asset team with a joint learning experience. Hereby the drilling engineers will join the subsurface team for parts of the training program that are relevant to drilling operations, whereas the subsurface team receives a wider spectrum of training also in reservoir geomechanics and acoustic geomechanics aspects.
  • This combined program will enable an integrated asset team to build geomechanics and wellbore stability modeling into their well delivery workflows from planning to execution, as well as provide the subsurface team with a basic understanding of reservoir geomechanics effects.

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