This paper was presented by Dr Scott Mildren at the AAPG ICE 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. This talk proposed that a geomechanical model is a fundamental requirement for considering any unconventional related geomechanical application such as fracture permeability, hydraulic fracture placement or wellbore stability.

Author associations
1. Ikon Science, London, UK
2. pp Research, Sophia, Bulgaria
3. Australian School of Petroleum, Adelaide, Australia
4. Armour Energy, Brisbane, Australia