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Best Practices in Pore Pressure and Fracture Pressure Prediction

GeoLogica Limited
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8 hours
650 USD excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Best Practices in Pore Pressure and Fracture Pressure Prediction

This course presents best practices in how data and standard techniques are combined to generate meaningful pore pressure (PP) and fracture pressure (FG) estimates from log, seismic and drilling data, and to use them to develop pre-drill predictions. The limitations are addressed, along with common pitfalls, leading to an understanding of the uncertainty and risk associated with PP and FG prediction.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Intended for exploration and development geoscientists, petrophysicists, operations staff and drilling engineers. Familiarity with oilfield data and drilling practices is required. Experience shows that mixed classes of geoscientists and engineers benefit particularly from the discussions and sharing of approaches in this multi-disciplinary area of work.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Distinguish the different types and quality of data which populate pressure-depth and EMW-depth plots for display of pressure predictions and calibration data in well planning.
  • Use best practice to create PP estimations and predictions from seismic, log and drilling data using standard porosity-based techniques, and from modeling geological systems.
  • Use best practice to create FG estimations and predictions by generating an overburden and establishing its relationship with FG and PP.
  • Communicate Min-Expected-Max predictions effectively to both geoscience and engineering/operations staff involved in well planning.

Training Course Content

Session One

  • Introduction
  • Pressure-depth and EMW-depth plots
  • Geological context for pressure regimes
  • Methods for estimation and prediction of PP using:
    • Seismic velocities
    • Wireline and drilling-conveyed log data
    • Drilling including real-time monitoring
    • Modeling
  • Exercises throughout the day

Session Two

  • Best practice PP prediction
  • Methods of estimation and prediction of FG
  • Exercises
  • PP FG coupling and new methodology for FG
  • Best practice for FG
  • Well planning assessing a range of predictions (Min to Max)
  • Global examples
  • Uncertainty and risk

Course delivery details

  • 8am-12pm CDT
  • Two 4-hour interactive online sessions presented over 2 days (mornings in North America and afternoons in Europe). A digital manual and exercise materials will be distributed to participants before the course. Some reading and several exercises are to be completed by participants off-line.

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Providing world-class training for the energy industry, GeoLogica is an experienced team with an extensive network of tutors and instructors on their books. Their expertise spans both subsurface training for the oil and gas industry, as well as training aimed...


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BH8 8GS Bournemouth Dorset

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