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SPE/AAPG/SEG Pore Pressure Workshop

11 – 12 March 2014

San Antonio, Texas | Omni La Manison

About this Workshop


Pressure prediction and monitoring has obvious implications for the safe operation during the exploration and development of the drilling process. This geopressure workshop was designed to encourage the sharing of technical approaches, scientific foundation, and work processes, and to enhance safe and efficient well operations through a series of presentations and open discussion. Because of the obvious benefits to the industry to reduce risks to the health and safety of the rig workers and the environment, geopressure is an area that requires the greatest cooperation within the energy industry. Topics to be covered in the workshop will include the latest best practices of wellsite monitoring, new technologies, geologic-based predictions, basin modeling, pressure in complex stress regimes, and implications for geomechanics. We encourage every operator and relevant service companies to participate in this important technical workshop.

Workshop Guidelines

Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.


Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.


In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 1.6 CEUs.

One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.