The industry is showing an increasingly strong interest in geomechanics. Determining stress regimes, understanding the impact of reservoir depletion, evaluating seals, optimizing drilling designs and completions are all hot agenda items among domestic and international operators.
A Mechanical Earth Model requires knowledge of three items:
- Rock properties
- Pore pressure
- Stress state
These three items are interrelated as a change in one will affect the others so must
be dealt with as a single integrated entity.
As the acknowledged leader in rock physics and an expert in all three fields, Ikon Science is uniquely
placed to deliver the components of this integrated mechanical earth model within an integrated software solution delivering optimal field development and production solutions informed by the Mechanical Earth Model.