Formation pressure prediction and evaluation is a safety critical task. This course provides you with the fundamental skills required for pre-well prediction and subsequent real-time evaluation of subsurface pressures (overburden, fracture and pore pressures) using a variety of direct and indirect methods. It will also introduce you to the basics of wellbore stability analysis and describe how recognition of the pore pressure generation method is so important for prediction and evaluation.
Course Level: Skill / Advanced Instructor: Tim Herrett
Designed for you, if you are...
A geologist, geophysicist or engineer requiring a fundamental understanding of the principles and applications of pore and fracture pressure in addition to wellbore stability
A wellsite or operations geologist wishing to advance your knowledge to an expert level
The course assumes some basic knowledge of operations or wellsite geology and good awareness of drilling operations.
How we build your confidence
You will be taken along a path which gradually introduces each topic and uses many exercises and case studies to illustrate the points made. The manual provides a good future reference for what has been taught on the course.
"All the material has been collected and prepared from real wells. The exercises we did were not just a setup of questions, they were from real experience of Mr. Tim." - Night Drilling Supervisor at Dragon Oil
"World class instructor, well-explained presentations and great course material." - Geophysicist at OMV
"One of the best courses I have attended, very good organisation, great instructor." - Petrophysicist at Wintershall
"Very good quality presentation material, Tim has definitely worked hard to make the graphs and cartoons simple, clear and appealing." - Head Subsurface Planning at RasGas
"Practical real world examples, well illustrated and very well delivered by a very knowledgable expert" - Consultant Geologist at RPS ENERGY