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Practical Petroleum Geomechanics

Course Objectives

  • The origin of stresses in the subsurface and what constitutes a geomechanical model

  • Rock mechanical properties such as rock strength, Poisson's Ratio, Young's Modulus

  • Pore pressure and how it is measured and modelled

  • Building a 1D in-situ stress model from wireline data

  • Calibrating and confirming a geomechanical model

  • How a geomechanical model can be used for wellbore stability predictions

Who should attend the course:
Wellsite & Operations Geologists, Drillers, Mud loggers, Petrophysicists, Asset Managers, Production Technologists, Completion/Well Engineers, Geomechanics Engineers, Reservoir & Petroleum Engineers
Attendees are required to bring their laptop.

Course Overview

  • Day 1 - Introduction to petroleum geomechanics and Basic constitutive models

  • Day 2 - Rock strength and pore pressure prediction

  • Day 3 - In situ stress and near wellbore stresses

  • Day 4 - Mechanical stratigraphy model,  Wellbore stability prediction and case studies (depleted reservoirs, HPHT and horizontal wellbores)

General Advice

  • Day 3 evening - Networking and dinner @ Glasshouse Restaurant in Edinburgh

  • Day 5 evening - Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Dungeon tour

  • Attendees are required to bring their laptop. 

  • Each participant will have the possibility to use DrillScan Drilling Software Platform after the training.

  • Visa application, accommodation and transportation, contact us at or

Course Duration: 5 days | Venue: Edinburgh, United Kingdom | Dates: 01 - 05 April 2019, 04 - 08 November 2019

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