Regional Stress and Reservoir Geomechanics

Regional stress and reservoir geomechanics is the subject of a short course taught at AAPG’s Summer Education Conference in Fort Worth. The course, which will be held on June 18 & 19, encompasses the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs.The instructor, Dr. David Wiprut, is currently Software Product Manager at GeoMechanics International Inc.

Through the use of exercises, the participants will:

  • Learn how various types of wellbore failure develop.
  • Learn the implications of these failures for drilling.
  • Understand the stress field through these failures.
  • The importance of knowing the stresses resolved on preexisting natural fractures in reservoir exploitation will be demonstrated to the participant.

For more information about the course, please visit the website:

The course, which is a part of the Summer Education Conference, is recommended for geoscientists and engineers in the petroleum and geothermal industries, and for research scientists interested in stress measurements and their application to problems of faulting and fluid flow in the crust.

If you have any questions, please email

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