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Reservoir Geomechanics I & II
John T. Foster

INSTRUCTORJohn T. Foster, PhD
DISCIPLINE: Engineering, Unconventional Reservoirs
COURSE LENGTH: 5 Days (Classroom) / 40 Hours (Virtual)
CEUS: 4.0
AVAILABILITY: Public, In-House, & Live Online

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:Geologists, petrophysicists, engineers.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONStress and strain analysis; conservation equations, fracture mechanics. Numerical techniques for hydraulic fracture prediction in subsurface. Emphasis on applications to petroleum engineering.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understand mechanisms of rock deformation and fracture
  • Understand mechanics fluid flow in fractures
  • Understand differences in assumptions in hydraulic fracture simulators
  • Be able to write a simple hydraulic fracture simulator

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Stress Tensor
  • Conservation Equations
  • Constitutive Laws
  • Rock Failure
  • Programming in Python/Julia

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