The main objective of this 3 Day course is for attendees to learn how pressure data effects the safe and optimal exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon reservoirs.Overpressure is found in most sedimentary basins, where reservoirs tend to be fine-grained lithologies, especially at depths >2.0km below sea-bed.
Understanding subsurface pressures and their effects on the hydrocarbon system is a key input into developing successful exploration strategies, efficient well planning and ensuring the safe and effective exploration and exploitation of petroleum reservoirs. The principal objective of the course is to teach participants to analyse pressure data and the prediction of pressure in the context of regional and local geology.
The course is designed for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and reservoir/drilling engineers who have an interest in, or need to utilise pressure data in their workflows, and wish to gain a deeper understanding of the relationships between geology and overpressure. Participants will learn how to analyse pressure data, calculate overburden and fracture gradients and use industry standard techniques to predict pore pressures in the pre-drill environment. In addition, the course will cover topics such as well planning, hydrodynamics and seal breach risk. The course is presented as a combination of PowerPoint based lectures and practical exercises, and familiarity with oilfield practices will be an advantage.
This course has been officially endorsed by the Geological Society of London.
Fundamentals of Pressure
Mechanisms for Generating Overpressure
Pore Pressure Prediction
Reservoir vs. Shale Pressure
The Use of Drilling Data
Overpressure & the Hydrocarbon System
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