Wellbore Stability and Geomechanics

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Course Objectives

Learn to:

  • Apply geomechanics principles to drilling decisions in order to minimize wellbore instability during drilling and production.

Course Length: 2 days

Delivery Locations

  • See online schedule
  • Customer on-site course available

Who Should Attend

Personnel interested in the mechanical behavior of rock in a well, the reservoir, or the overburden.

  • Earth Scientists
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of stress analysis, rock mechanics, and the measurement and determination of geomechanical properties relevant to wellbore stability predictions.

Topics include:

  • Stress concentrations around vertical and inclined wells
  • Minimizing wellbore instability during drilling and production
  • Fracture gradient prediction
  • Time dependent wellbore instabilities
  • Identifying causes of instabilities from cavings

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