Previous Talks

Wednesday October 14, 2015, Impact of Geomechanics on BHA design and performance monitoring while drilling salt by Cem Ozan, Statoil

Wednesday September 9, 2015, Illinois Basin - Decatur Project: Microseismic Event Prediction by Donald W. Lee, Schlumberger

Wednesday June 10, 2015, Estimating the Influence of Stress State on Compaction Behavior – Models and Field Results by Matt R. Hauser, Alvin Chan, and Brent Couzens-Schultz, Shell

Wednesday May 13, 2015, Constraining fluid and pore-volume compressibility through the integration of reservoir engineering and geophysical methods by Reynaldo Cardona, Chevron

Wednesday April 8, 2015, Increasing the production efficiency and reducing the water usage of hydraulic fracturing by Hari Viswanathan, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Wednesday March 11, 2015, Impact of heterogeneity on in-situ stress of unconventional shale formations by Munir Aldin, MetaRock Laboratories

Wednesday February 11, 2015, Combining seismic data with integrated 3D geology, geomechanics and flow models to optimize field development strategies by Michael Bruno, GeoMechanics Technologies

Wednesday January 14, 2015, Integrated 3D method for prediction of mud weight window for complex well sections by Xinpu Shen, Halliburton

Wednesday November 12, 2014, Introducing Signal Processing Techniques for Log-based Geomechanical Analysis by Hamed Soroush, Shell

Wednesday April 16, 2014, Mechanical Characterization in Unconventional Reservoirs: A Facies Based Methodology by Dave Amendt, ConocoPhillips

Wednesday February 12, 2014, Modeling stress evolution around a rising salt dome by Maria A. Nikolinakou, UT Austin

Wednesday November 13, 2013, Shearing on High-Angle Fracture Jogs during Hydraulic Fracturing by Jim Rutledge, Schlumberger

Wednesday October 9, 2013, Microseismic Depletion Delineation for Well Spacing - 4D for Unconventionals by Ted Dohmen, Hess Corporation

Wednesday May 8, 2013, Brittleness in shales by Amie Lucier Hows and Ronny Hofmann, Shell International Exploration and Production, Yi Yang, Stanford University

Wednesday April 10, 2013, Relationship between fractures, fault zones, stress, and reservoir productivity in the Suban gas field, Sumatra, Indonesia by Peter Hennings, Patricia Allwardt, Pijush Paul, Chris Zahm, Ray Reid Jr., Hugh Alley, Roland Kirschner, Bob Lee, and Elliott Hough, ConocoPhillips
Wednesday March 13, 2013, A New Petrophysical Model for Organic Shales and Rock Physics Applications by Dicman Alfred and Lev Vernik, Marathon Oil Corporation

Wednesday February 13, 2013, Stress determination in active thrust belts: An alternative leak-off pressure interpretation by Brent Couzens-Schultz and Alvin Chan, Shell Corporation
Wednesday May 9, 2012, Fluid flow in salt and implications for subsalt pore pressure by Keith Katahara, Hess Corporation
Wednesday April 11, 2012, Quantifying the Drilling risk of Exploration and Development wells in the Sub Salt Arena: The use of 3D Mechanical Earth Models and Finite Element Modeling to risk well locations and trajectories by Donald W. Lee, Schlumberger

Wednesday March 14, 2012, Growth of Multi-stranded Hydraulic Fractures and its implications on Frac Jobs Design and Implementation by Arash Dahi-Taleghani, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University

Wednesday February 8, 2012, Impact of partial saturation on shale properties and Rock physics and petrophysics testing of shales from the Canning Basin, Western Australia by Dave Dewhurst, CSIRO

Wednesday January 11, 2012, The microporomechanics of shale: from nanoindentation to macroscopic prediction by J. Alberto Ortega, Schlumberger

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011, Complex hydraulic fracture propagation in naturally fractured shale gas reservoirs and impact of natural fractures on stimulation by Xiaowei Weng, Schlumberger

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, The Impact of Supra-Sub Salt Geomechanics on Trap’s Integrity and Drilling by Selim S. Shaker, Geopressure Analysis Services

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011, Use of wellbore images while drilling for real-time wellbore stability analysis and mitigation by Steve Edwards, BP

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011, Well log and seismically derived impedance of clay-rocks for higher resolution of pore pressure prediction by Stephanie B. Nowak and Philip D. Heppard, ConocoPhillips

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, Fracturing Horizontal Wells and Refracturing: The Role of Stress Reorientation by Mukul Sharma, University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, Permeability evolution in fracture networks in response to mechanical and chemical processes by Joseph P. Morris, Schlumberger Doll Research

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010, Quantifying Pore Pressure through Modeling the Elastic Stage of Shale Compaction by James T. Krushin, Consulting Geologist/Petrophysicist

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010, A Laboratory Study on Wellbore Strengthening by Quan Guo (M-I SWACO)

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, Some Special Considerations for Mechanical Property Tests on Stiff Reservoir Rocks by Terry Miller, Consultant

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, Determination of in-situ stress and rock strength using borehole acoustic data by Colin M. Sayers, Schlumberger

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010, Borehole Triple Breakouts – Fiction or a Reality in Nature? by Javier A. Franquet, Baker Hughes

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, The normal compaction of clay rocks is fundamental for understanding overpressure by Philip D. Heppard, ConocoPhillips Company
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, Lateral earth stress and strain by Keith Katahara, Devon Energy Corporation

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009, The Mechanical Earth Model: expanding the impact of geomechanics via multi-scale, multi-discipline co-simulation with application across the upstream portfolio by Peter Connolly and Kurt Hilarides, Rock Mechanics Team, Chevron Exploration Technology Company

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009, Pore-Pressure Depletion and Effective Stress Issues in the Gulf of Mexico's Lower Tertiary Play by G. N. Boitnott, J. L. Shafer and T. W. Miller

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, Deformation of Saturated Wilcox Shale: Rate Dependence and Time Scale of Pore Pressure Perturbations by Andreas Kronenberg, Texas A&M University

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, Improving the Interpretation of Formation Strength Tests by Eric van Oort, Shell EP Americas

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009, Adaptive Meshing in Geomechanics by Jack Chieslar, Independent Contractor

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009, Bitumen Encounters in a Deepwater Gulf of Mexico field: Expensive and Challenging by Gang Han, Mike Weatherl, Jerry Osmond, Hess Corporation

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009, New Velocity Model Building Techniques to Reduce Sub-Salt Exploration Risk by Martin L. Albertin, Stephan Petmecky and Nick Burke (BP)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009, Mudstone geophysical properties for pressure prediction by Dan Ebrom (StatoilHydro)

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009, Exploring shallow overpressure in the Ursa Basin, Gulf of Mexico, through in-situ measurements, lab experiments, and basin modeling by Peter B. Flemings, Jackson School of Geosciences, U.T. Austin

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008, The Effects of Reservoir Stress Paths on Acoustical Rock Properties and its Importance in 4D Seismic Imaging by Gene Scott (Rock Dynamics)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008, Discrete Element Modeling - Applications in Hydraulic Fracturing by Ivan Gil (Itasca)

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008, Lessons Learned from 20+ Years of Compaction and Subsidence Monitoring - How Good is the Data and How Well Do We Use It? by Neal Nagel (ConocoPhillips)

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008, Increased Assurance in Cuttings Re-Injection – A Geomechanics Perspective by Quan Guo (M-I SWACO)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008, Shallow Water Flow and Seafloor Failure in the Ursa Basin by Brandon Dugan (Rice University)

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007, Modeling the Mechanical and Phase Change Stability of Wellbores Drilled in Gas Hydrates by Richard Birchwood (Schlumberger)

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007, Exploration & Production in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: Geomechanics Challenges in the Sub-Salt Environment by Joanne Fredrich (BP America)

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, Laboratory study of hydrothermal deformation in unconsolidated St Peter quartz sand by Steve Karner (ExxonMobil)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 Lunskoye Big Bore Gas Wells: The Impact of Sandface Completion Selection and Sand Rates on Well Design and Inflow Performance by Tony Addis (Shell)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007, New Directions in Wellbore Stability Prediction by Steve Willson (BP)