This course provides you with the fundamental skills required to predict and estimate subsurface pressures (overburden, fracture and pore pressures) using a variety of direct and indirect methods including trend analysis, shale caving and gas events. It will also introduce you to the basics of geomechanics and wellbore stability analysis.
Course Level: Intermediate / Advanced Instructor: Tim Herrett
Designed for you, if you are...
A geologist, geophysicist or engineer requiring a fundamental understanding of the principles and applications of pore and fracture pressure in addition to wellbore stability
A wellsite or operations geologist wishing to advance your knowledge to an expert level
The course assumes some basic knowledge of operations or wellsite geology and good awareness of drilling operations.
How we build your confidence
You will be taken along a path which gradually introduces each topic and uses many exercises, graphics / photos and some videos to illustrate the points made. The manual provides a good future reference for what has been taught on the course.
"Very good quality presentation material, Tim has definitely worked hard to make the graphs and cartoons simple, clear and appealing." - Head Subsurface Planning at RasGas "Practical real world examples, well illustrated and very well delivered by a very knowledgable expert" - Consultant Geologist at RPS ENERGY