Introduction to reservoir geomechanics





Introduction to reservoir geomechanics

Elena Konstantinovskaya (University of Alberta)

Leaders and affiliations : E. Konstantinovskaya (University of Alberta)

Description : This course is intended to provide theoretical principles and practical skills in reservoir geomechanics for applications to drilling, well completion and stimulation, reservoir characterization and engineering, and CO2 sequestration. The course includes lecture materials and practical tasks in topics: introduction to reservoir geomechanics, rock mechanics basics and experimental rock mechanics, state of stress in Earth, pore pressure and fracture gradient, mechanical Earth model construction and wellbore instability, and hydraulic fracturing. Study cases involve effects of stress and pressure on natural fracture permeability, effects of fluid injection or production on fault mechanical instability and caprock integrity.

Number of participants (Min/Max) : to be determined

Language : to be determined

Duration : 2 days

Date : Pre-Congress

Associated special session /field trip :

Special session: Reservoir geomechanics and structural geology