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SPE Western Australian Section Geo-Mechanics Seminar: Fundamentals, Applications and Advances

October 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$100.00 – $450.00

APOGCE 2016 Pre-Conference Event

SPE-WA Education Seminar:  Geomechanics; Fundamentals, Applications and Advances

A one-day educational seminar organised by the Continuing Education Committee of Western Australia section, is planned to be held on 24 October 2016 (Monday). The objective of this pre conference seminar is to increase the awareness of petroleum engineers and geoscientists on oil field Geomechanics fundamentals and its applications in petroleum exploration, development and production, recent advances in Geomechanics technology with field examples from the Asia Pacific region. Invited renown experts from industry, academia and research organizations will give about 10 different 30-minutes technical presentations on a variety of topics from the basics and how to build a Geomechanical model, applications of Geomechanics in drilling, completion, stimulation, reservoir management and enhanced production and production induced changes in the stress field to Geomechanics in unconventionals; coal seam gas, gas storage and CO2 sequestration. Poster presentations of related topics are also considered for those who would like to share their knowledge and experiences. Expert Panel discussions on advances in Geomechanics and site visits to the world class rock mechanics and rock physics facilities of CSIRO and Petroleum Engineering Department of Curtin University are also planned as a part of this unique educational seminar.

Registrations and Tickets:

SPE members and presenters:

AUD350 (AUD300 early bird registration by 15 September)

Non-members: AUD450 (AUD400 early bird registration by 15 September)

Students: AUD100 (limited seats only)

Seminar registrations will include seminar lectures, poster viewing and demonstration desks lab visits, tea/coffee/lunch and happy hour.

Call for Poster Presentations: Poster presentations are welcomed and those who want to share their Geomechanics knowledge or have case studies related to the seminar topic should send their abstracts for consideration before September 30th, 2016 to Dr. Abbas Khaksar, Chair of SPE WA Education Committee, abbas.khaksar@bakerhughes.com Accepted abstracts will be notified by October 7th.

Mini-Exhibition Opportunity: There are also opportunities for mini-exhibition (demonstration/promotion desks) at the venue for companies, institutes and individuals who want to show case and promote their Geomechanical services and capabilities to the seminar attendees at cost of AUD 1000 per exhibition desk which includes 1 (one) entry ticket to the seminar lectures and drinks/meal. For more information please contact abbas.khaksar@bakerhughes.com

The venue will be the CSIRO Seminar Room, ARRC Building, 26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, WA which is about 9 km from the Perth CBD. For public transport from Perth CBD use Bus number 33. If you would like to drive to the venue , there should be ample free parking spaces (especially if you arrive there by 8.00-8.10am) at the front of ARRC Building.

Seminar Program Schedule

08:00-08:20: Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

Session 1

08:20- 08:30: Seminar Opening- Introduction, House Keeping, etc.

08:30- 09:00: Overview-Introduction to Petroleum Geomechanics

09:00- 09:30: Rock Mechanical Properties Profiling: Core Testing and Well Log Integration.

09:30-10:00: In Situ Stresses, Stress Orientation and Wellbore Failure.

10:00- 10:45: Morning Coffee Break – Site Visit Tour #1- CSIRO and Curtin University Rock Mechanics Testing Facilities

Session 2

10:45- 11:15: Pore Pressure and Fracture Gradient: Drilling Applications

10:15- 11:45: Drilling Geomechanics, Case Study

11:45-12:15: Poster Session

12:15-13:00 Lunch Break and Poster Viewing

Session 3

13:00-13:30: Geomechanics Applications in Well Completions- Sanding Evaluation.

13:30-14:00: Geomechanics Considerations and Impact on Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Injection

14:00-14:30 Geomechanics at Field Scale, 3D-4D Applications

14:30-15:15: Afternoon Coffee Break – Site Visit Tour #2- CSIRO and Curtin University Rock Mechanics Testing Facilities

Session 4

15:15-15:45 Integrated Geomechanics to Reduce Risk and Uncertainty for CCS: The South West Hub Project, Australia

15:45-16:15: Geomechanics Aspects of Coal Seam Gas Development

Panel Session

16:15-17:00: Geomechanics in Oil Patch; Past, Present & Future

17:00-18:00: Happy Hour: Poster Viewing and Networking with drinks and finger food  


October 24, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$100.00 – $450.00


Abbas Khaksar
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CSIRO Seminar room ARRC Buidling
26 Dick perry Avenue
Kensington, Perth , Western Australia Australia
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