The industry is demonstrating an increasingly strong interest in geomechanics, especially with the falling price of oil. In the current market there is a need to increase revenues.  This can be accomplished via increasing volume, increasing recoverable percentage, or by lowering development costs.    Geomechanics plays an important role in achieving all of these goals.  


Ikon GeoMechanics

At Ikon Science, geomechanics is part of a multidisciplinary process that utilises the key geoprediction sciences to reduce risk in exploration and development drilling. As the acknowledged rock physical authority and experts in rock properties, pore pressure, and stress state, Ikon Science is uniquely positioned to better constrain inputs to geomechanical models within an integrated software solution.

GeoMechanics in RokDoc Software

Ikon's RokDoc software allows for the quantification of uncertainty associated with property extrapolation through sophisticated rock physical models and property models. All geomechanical data, in line with Ikon’s interdisciplinary workflow, is integrated with data from world class geoprediction tools.

Simply put, better models come from better input. 

Image Log Analysis Service

Ikon Science is independent and owns proprietary software for log processing and interpretation accommodating all image log types from all the major service providers. Ikon Science focuses on data and interpretation quality control and is geared for high volume, high quality, quick turnaround Image Log projects.  Click here to read more on image log analysis services. 

  • Image Log Processing  - Acoustic, resistivity, wireline and LWD 
  • Stress Interpretation - Borehole breakout, drilling induced tensile fractures 
  • Structural Interpretation - Fault and fracture characterisation, SCAT analysis, seismic integration 
  • Sedimentological Interpretation - Net-to-gross, palaeocurrent indicators, depositional environment, sequence stratigraphy, core integration 
  • Unconventionals - Shales, coals 
  • Porosity analysis - Carbonates

If you have image logs available, speak with us to identify your fracture permeability, constrain your geological model and optimise production. 


Video: Ikon Science add Geomechanics capabilities

Watch our 10 minute video which summaries the acquisition of JRS Petroleum Research by Ikon Science and the services which we can offer. Watch the video now.

Ikon GeoMechanics Services

Ikon Geomechanics services capabilities is built on real world experience that goes back over 15 years across the oil and gas producing regions of the world. 
  • 1D geomechanic index
  • Reservoir geomechanics
  • Drilling optimisation
  • Completions 

Seal Evaluation Services

Trap integrity remains relevant beyond exploration.  When it comes to understanding the implications for reservoir pressure changes and ensuring safe operating limits, it is essential to have a geomechanical understanding of the behavior of the reservoir.  
  • Top seal
  • Fault seal
  • Pressure compartmentalisation

Geomechanics Training

For those requiring a better understanding of fundamental concepts underpinning any geomechanical study such as:

  • Rock properties
  • The relationship between stress and strain
  • Sources of stress 
  • Components of a full stress tensor
  • Constructing geomechanical models 

Ikon Science runs a course designed for anyone involved in petroleum related exploration or well planning without detailed geomechanical experience - view course outline

We also offer an introduction to image log data and interpretation where attendees gain valuable insight into the interpretation process and the natrure of the results in the context of the drilling environment and data quality - view course outline.

Email us to request dates of the next training courses 

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