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ONLINE: The Effect of Pore Pressure Mechanism on Prediction and Evaluation Techniques (GEO921)

  • To be announced for 2022


Pore pressure prediction and evaluation processes rely on algorithms which can be influenced by pore pressure generation mechanisms. Using algorithms without knowing what the mechanism is, can result in calculated pore pressures being too high or too low, resulting in NPT or serious well control issues.
This course will show you how understanding the pore pressure mechanism can result in higher confidence in pore pressure predictions and evaluation.

Course Structure: 3 modules of 2 hours each, delivered over 3 days
Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 2 - 3 hours in length.

Course Level: Skill / Advanced
Duration: 3 days
Instructor: Tim Herrett

Designed for you, if you are...

  • An operational geoscientist, geologist or geophysicist with well operation responsibilities

How we build your confidence

  • Live instructor lead training
  • Exercises to build your confidence
  • Case studies

The benefits from attending

By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
  • Pore pressure mechanisms and how to identify them
  • How to apply common pore pressure calculation algorithms based on mechanism knowledge
  • Uncertainties in these processes


Day 1
  • Introduction and review of some basics
  • Pore pressure mechanisms (Part 1)

Day 2
  • Pore pressure mechanisms (Part 2)

Day 3
  • Common pore pressure quantitative analysis methods and mechanism effects
  • Prediction and evaluation processes




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