This web-based training course on Geomechanics functionality, administration and development, is available online to all individuals, institutions, corporates and enterprises in India (New Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta), US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and South Africa. No matter where you are located, you can enroll for any training with us - because all our training sessions are delivered online by live instructors using interactive, intensive learning methods.

Geomechanics deals with the study of the two main disciplines of soil mechanics and rock mechanics. While soil mechanics deals with the characteristics and behavior of soil matter from small scale samples to big landslides, rock mechanics deals with the study of rock mass characteristics and mechanics with reference to tunnel design, rock breakage and rock drilling as used in the petroleum industry. Geomechanics essentially overlaps with various domains of geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geological engineering. In the petroleum industry, the domain of geo-mechanics is put to use for realizing and finding out the various different parameters including in-situ rock stresses, elasticity modulus, leak-off coefficient and the Poisson’s ratio. A number of reservoir parameters are also put to use when it comes to petroleum geomechanics such as formation porosity, permeability, bottom-hole pressure etc. Geomechanical models can be effectively derived from the various techniques and methodologies such as coring, log analysis, well testing, hydraulic fracturing, etc. There are also certain advanced methods which can be used such as acoustic emission.

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Course Details

This Practical Petroleum Geomechanics online training course includes all the fundamental elements of geomechanics as required for petroleum engineering and especially in wellbore. Focus is provided on the mechanical properties of the well bore including rock strength, origins of pore pressure and more. In-depth analysis of the mechanical earth model is done to provide the requisite knowledge of dealing with critical problems in exploration and field development. Additionally, a number of case studies are provided for wellbore stability sand production and hydraulic fracturing to make them understand the various practical and applicative aspects of the domain. Completing this Petroleum geomechanics online training course, the trainees will be able to collect and analyze specialized data to create fundamental geomechanical calculations for wellbore stability, sand production and hydraulic fracturing. They will also be able to select and perform data acquisition for geomechanical studies and interpret the image data effectively. This course has no pre-requisite and any individual willing to make a career in the domain can enroll and gain advantage.

Chapter 1

  • Basics of rock mechanics and experimental understanding
  • The stress tensor and its Units
  • Principal stresses and strains
  • Resolving stresses on a plane
  • Construction of Mohr's Circle and stress analysis
  • Elasticity and elastic properties
  • Effective stress
  • Internal friction
  • Cohesion
  • Modes of rock deformation
  • Unconfined compressive strength
  • Mohr-Coulomb failure
  • Experimental rock mechanics
  • Uniaxial and triaxial testing
  • Thick wall cylinder tests
  • Scratch testing
  • True triaxial tests, tensile tests and analysis of results

Chapter 2

  • Principal earth stresses
  • Regional and local stresses
  • World Stress Map
  • Andersonian classification of faults
  • Overburden stress
  • Horizontal stress orientation
  • Borehole breakouts
  • Drilling-induced tensile fractures
  • Image logs
  • Horizontal stress magnitudes
  • Leak-off tests
  • Fracture gradients
  • Origins of pore pressure
  • Methods for measurement
  • Methods for estimation
  • Vertical and horizontal methods
  • Eaton’s method
  • Real-time approach for understanding the methods
  • Concept and construction of the Mechanical Earth Model
  • The data requirements and types of input data building the Earth Model

Chapter 3

  • Understanding Wellbore geomechanics
  • States of stress in the wellbore
  • Modes of rock deformation in the wellbore
  • The effect of well azimuth and inclination
  • Simple calculations for analyzing wellbore geomechanics
  • Wellbore deformation in fractured rock masses
  • Non-classical rock failures

Chapter 4

  • Overview to the planning for wellbore stability and real time operations
  • Understanding Sand production and management
  • Reasons of sand failure
  • Experimental evidences and hands on applications
  • Introducing screenless completion design for sand prevention
  • Hydraulic fracturing techniques
  • The process of hydraulic fracturing
  • Factors effecting fracture development
  • Reservoir behavior
  • Introducing compaction and subsidence
  • Integrity of the well
  • Using 4D seismic in geomechanics
  • Effects of injection (pressure maintenance, waste disposal and gas storage)
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Regular Course

Duration : 40 Hours

Capsule Course

Duration : 4-8 Hours

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