|Shaly Sand Petrophysics - APS|
|Wireline Formation Testing and Interpretation - WFT|
|Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs - PUR|
|Applied Rock Mechanics - ARM|
Duration: 3 days
Instructor(s): Robert Skopec
|Understanding the stress, strain, and failure mechanics of rocks and their response to earth stresses can lead to enormous economic benefits in all phases of petroleum reservoir development. Over the last ten years, rock mechanics has emerged as a critical technology capable of lowering financial risk in drilling and well completions, qualifying exploration and development opportunities, and improving hydrocarbon productivity. Rock mechanics is a vital decision-making tool for high-angle and horizontal drilling, unconventional reservoirs, deepwater drilling, massive hydraulic fracturing, and completing poorly cemented formations. Borehole instability, casing shear, subsidence, stuck pipe, and sand control issues cost the petroleum industry many billions of dollars annually. New theory and experimental methods as well as straightforward computer modeling techniques have provided insight into developing prospects in complex geological basins and harsh drilling environments. In Applied Rock Mechanics, students are provided with basic theory, laboratory demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and computer modeling demonstrations. In addition to a comprehensive manual, software is provided for the student to perform wellbore stability calculations. The practical application of rock mechanics is emphasized. Applied Rock Mechanics is designed to familiarize engineers and geoscientists with the necessary tools for immediate field application.|
Petrophysicists, drilling engineers, completion engineers, exploration and development geologists, reservoir engineers, core and log analysts, geophysicists, and oil company research and development staff.
You Will Learn:
DR. ROBERT A. SKOPEC is an independent consultant for Petrophysical Applications International, Inc., specializing in formation evaluation, coring, core analysis, rock mechanics, formation damage assessment, reservoir modeling, and laboratory instrument design. He has spent over 35 years in the industry, principally in core and log analysis in various technical and managerial positions for Diamond Shamrock, Sohio, Gearhart Industries, Oryx Energy (Sun E & P), and Texaco. He has served as President of the Society of Core Analysts (SCA) and on the Board of Directors of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and Logging Characterization Consortium (LCC). He has served as Associate Editor of the Log Analyst (petrophysics) and has chaired numerous technical committees for SCA, SPWLA, and API, and served as a member of the SPWLA and SCA technical committees. He has been an SPE, SPWLA, and SPE/AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, served as Executive Editor of SPE Formation Evaluation and SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journals, and as an Associate Editor of the AAPG Bulletin. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Petrophysics in the Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He received a B.S. in geology and an M.S. in geosciences from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in petrophysics, rock mechanics and petroleum geology from the U of Aberdeen, Scotland.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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