Pore Pressure - Rock physics with geopressure | Ikon Science

Geopressure, pore pressure solutions

Pressure data analysis is an important part of exploration, drilling and development. Ikon Science provides geologically driven pressure models for rock property-based solutions.

At Ikon Science our range of geopressure and pore pressure related services include: 

At Ikon Science we will combine pressure data and knowledge of relevant geology along with an understanding of overpressure mechanisms to create detailed pressure models. In this unique, integrated approach, the geology and rock properties serve as controls to underpin the validity and accuracy of our data interpretations and pore pressure predictions.  

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O’Connor, S., Rasmussen, H., Swarbrick, R. & Wood, J. 2011. Integrating a hydrodynamically-tilted OWC and salt-withdrawal depositional model to explore the Ula Trend. Geofluids v.11, p. 388-400.

'Introduction to geopressure' videos

In this educational series, created back in 2014, Steve O'Connor gives you all the ingredients for successful well planning underpinned by pore pressure mechanisms.

Not all reservoirs behave structurally so please allow Steve to explain how to optimise a hydrodynamic (active) reservoir which may not behave quite as one would expect!

In chapter 3 of this educational series, Steve O'Connor explains how and why pressure studies are your biggest friend when it comes to basin modelling.

Derisk deepwater with analogues. In this chapter, Steve explains how Norway provided the analogues we needed for Labrador and Newfoundland. Incidentally, there's a whole study on this now which you can find on Nalcor's website.

Why risk drilling a broken top seal? Steve O'Connor explains how and why we can calculate the risk of failure in chapter 5 of this educational series.

Rock physics, geopressure and geomechanics all need to be combined for the best exploration and drilling results.... and you guessed it, you need a regional study too! Steve O'Connor explains why. SKip to 1.27 for a casestudy.

Seismic velocity data and off-the-shelf algorithms are not always appropriate and what if your data is invalid or in need of significant reprocessing but you don't have the budget. Steve O'Connor explains how you can save a ton of money in the final part of this educational series on pressure.