Upcoming GTW: New Ways to Look at Pore Pressure, Fractures, Shale

Join us in northern California in May to participate in an event that brings together geology and geophysics to evaluate new ways to look at pore pressure and fracturing as they relate to reservoir characterization.  Gain insights into shale plays; discuss new approaches in geomechanics, seismic and imaging; explore modeling and characterization.   More than 25 presentations, with ample time for discussion, debate, and networking. An event to remember — don’t miss it! SESSION 1: Developments in Reservoir Characterization: The Role of Pore Pressure and Fracturing
SESSION 2: Using Seismic for Fracture Modeling and Predictions
SESSION 3: Seismic in Pore Pressure Prediction
SESSION 4: Pore modeling for Pressure Prediction
SESSION 5: Shale Gas and Unconventionals: Fractures, Pore Pressure

Detailed Schedule of GTW Sessions:
SESSION 1:  Developments in Reservoir Characterization: The Role of Pore Pressure and Fracturing
·        Rock physics and geomechanics in reservoir modeling;
·        Fracture Gradient Analysis in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Basin;
·        A Global Algorithm for Pore Pressure Prediction of Subsurface Compartmentalization;
·        Role of pore pressure in stress changes and its effect on fracture permeability;
·        Modeling Uncertainties in Completion Design and Stimulation Programs in Fractured Reservoirs;
·        Fracture Detection and Characterization in Shale Gas Plays with Impedance Inversion.

SESSION 2:  Using Seismic for Fracture Modeling and Predictions
·        Quantifying and predicting naturally fractured reservoir behavior with continuous fracture models;
·        Exploring For Permeability in a Fractured Granite Reservoir Using Seismic Reflection and Wellbore Images: A Case Study;
·        Wide Azimuthal 3D, Offset Vector Tiles, and Anisotropy for Fracture Description.

SESSION 3:  Seismic in Pore Pressure Prediction
·        How Does Seismic Data Quality Influence Pore Pressure Estimation and Interpretation?
·        Seismic Velocities, Pore Pressure Prediction, and Risk Reduction in Structured Onshore Wildcat Wells;
·        Applications and Challenges of Predicting Pore Pressure from 3D Seismic Data;
·        From Pore Pressure Prediction to Reservoir Characterization: A Combined Geomechanics-Seismic Inversion Workflow;
·        Seismic Velocities and Barostratigraphy in Pore Pressure Prediction,

SESSION 4:  Pore Modeling and Other Issues
·        Genetic pore typing as a means of characterizing carbonate reservoir flow units;
·        Drilling Efficiency Related to Geomechanical Stress in the Piceance Basin ;
·        The Role of Pore Geometry in Pore Pressure Prediction;
·        Updating PP & Geomechanical Model from the Wellsite or ROTC – Whatever the Provenance of Prognosis;
·        Shale Gas Fracturing Challenges: How to Maintain Productive Well-Life?

SESSION 5:  Shale Gas and Unconventionals:  Fractures, Pore Pressure
·        Lithology-Based Modeling of Velocity and Pore Pressure;
·        The Application of Geomechanics in Shale Gas Plays;
·        Stimulation design and monitoring;
·        Seismic Emission Tomography (passive microseismic);
·        Integrated “Pseudo Static” and Dynamic 3D Flow Modeling;
·        Developing a pore pressure predictive workflow for the Bossier/Haynesville.
Special Keynote talks will be presented during lunch each day:
Tuesday:  “Detection and Characterization of Subsurface Fractures: The Anisotropic Signatures” — Leon Thomsen, Delta Geophysical
Wednesday:  “Characterizing the Influence of Fractures and In-Situ Stresses on Reservoir Performance: A Case Study of a Carbonate Reservoir from 19 Onshore Traps, Saudi Arabia” — Mohammed Ameen, Saudi Aramco
Thursday:  “Developing a pore pressure predictive workflow for the Bossier/Haynesville” — Brent Couzens, Shell Oil Company

More information:  http://www.aapg.org/gtw/PorePressure/index.cfm

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