Pore Pressure Prediction

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Course Objectives

Learn to:

  • Predict excess geo-pressures and fracture gradients using multiple prediction and measurement methodologies to avoid kicks, losses, and wellbore instabilities.

Course Length:2 days

Delivery Locations

  • See online schedule
  • Customer on-site course available

Who Should Attend

Personnel whose work is affected by the mechanical behavior of rock in a well, reservoir, or the overburden.

  • Drilling Engineers
  • Completions Engineers
  • Wellsite Supervisors
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Production Engineers
  • Earth Scientists
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Geologists and Geophysicists

Course Description

Through exercises, discussion, and case studies, this course provides the participants with strategies for making pore pressure predictions. Participants learn a variety of pore pressure calculation methodologies, where practical exercises build expertise in handling the data used to make pore pressure predictions.

Topics include:

  • Response of sediment physical properties to changes in stress and pressure
  • Overpressure generating mechanisms
  • Pore pressure calculation methods
  • Data sources for predicting pore pressure
  • Pore pressure prediction workflow
  • Pore pressure measurements
  • Pressure compartments and seals
  • Fracture pressure and wellbore stresses

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