80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2018

Opportunities presented by the energy transition

11 - 14 June
Copenhagen, Denmark
Call for papers

Workshop in geomechanics, with hands-on introduction to laboratory tests


Friday 15 June 2018

Title: Workshop in Geomechanics, with a Hands-on Introduction to Laboratory Tests
Room: Offsite
Convenors: K.A. Andressen (DTU-BYG)
H.F. Christensen (Geo)
M. Madland (UiS)

Workshop Description

With the increasing challenges in relation to borehole stability in the overburden as well as in the reservoir, HPHT reservoirs, tight formations in combination with economical restrictions, the need for correct and efficient use of geomechanics and laboratory testing is expanding.

However, in order to make the best possible use of the limited core material often available, laboratory tests needs to be designed in order to make the most out of every test. Designing laboratory tests should be carried out taking into account field conditions with regards to stresses, pore fluid, lithology, drilling operation, and temperature. Further, the use of laboratory data in e.g. reservoir or geomechanics modelling must be considered. This requires that the geomechanics experts have some knowledge of these disciplines, but it also implies that petrophysisists, reservoir engineers and other end users of laboratory test data could benefit from an increased knowledge of geomechanics testing.

The intention of the workshop is to provide a unique opportunity to have “hands-on” experience on basic and more advanced laboratory tests (UCS, tensile test, ultrasonic measurements, permeability, induration, triaxial testing and others), while at the same time having an opportunity to share experiences and ideas with geomechanics experts from three laboratories (DTU Byg, University of Stavanger, and Geo). The workshop will be held at Geo’s testing facility, but equipment and poster presentations from the two other laboratories will be present.

The workshop includes time for hands-on exercises and discussion, in addition to key presentations on background knowledge and case stories.

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