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Geomechanics for Optimum Field Development and Production

19 – 22 January 2014

Penang, Malaysia | Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Technical Agenda

Monday, 20 January, 0830-0930

Session 1: Introduction/Opening/Keynote Address


Session 2: Geomechanical Model

This session provides an overview of what such a model contains, and provides examples of how it is constructed, contrasting data-based and model-based approaches. Discussion will focus on the benefits and drawbacks of each approach.


Session 3: Geomechanical Risks and Opportunities

This session will provide an overview of what one should consider in order to adequately identify them. In addition, the type of information gathering needed to quantify risks and opportunities will be explored as well as the value behind this information. Topics of discussion will be:

  • Types of geomechanical risks and opportunities one should consider
  • Screening risks and opportunities
  • Data gathering
  • How does one best make the data value proposition?


Session 4: Geomechanical Properties

This session will explore different types of measurements, their pros and cons, and how to integrate those measurements for better estimate of rock properties. Discussion will cover on:

  • Static vs Dynamic
  • Log property
  • Constraints
  • Intrinsic anisotropy


Session 5: Poster Session

Tuesday, 21 January, 0830-1030

Session 6: Planning for Field Development and EOR

This session will focus on the use of coupled geomechanics modeling and data requirements in field development and EOR planning as well as reservoir management. The coupled modeling of pore pressure and associated stress and material property changes for proposed production and injection schedules at planning stage will be able to address well planning, wellbore stability, caprock integrity, completion integrity, stimulation, reservoir compaction, surface subsidence, and fault re-activation.


Session 7: Monitoring

This session will focus on what are the available monitoring tools and techniques and how these measurements are used for model calibration and forward applications.

Wednesday, 22 January, 0830-1030

Session 8: Completion and Production – Conventional

This session will focus on the geomechanical aspects of completion and stimulation and provide an overview of the different design applications and mitigation techniques to assure completion integrity and production/injection deliveries are achieved. Discussions will also include the mechanical impact of production and subsequent waste (CO2) injection on well integrity.


Session 9: Completion and Production – Unconventional

This session discusses geomechanics strategies related to completing and producing ultra-low permeability unconventional reservoirs including proppant selection, completion fluid properties, different landing strategies, geomechanical modeling, and the use of microseismic and production logs.


Session 10: Learning from Field Development

This session discusses the types of responses that might be expected and how to exploit those responses to refine and validate the geomechanical model.


Session 11: New Technologies

This session will cover broadly the following areas:

  • New tools and technologies for estimation of rock mechanical properties
  • New workflow/methodology for improved prediction of geo-mechanical properties away from borehole
  • Innovative application of Geo-mechanics in E&P life cycle


Session 12: Summary and Wrap-up