Date(s) - 12/08/2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
De-Risking of Unconventional plays by Integrating Rock Physics, Seismic Modeling, Geopressure and Geomechanics
Abstract: Accurate formation pressure prediction is essential for executing a safe and cost-effective drilling program. Overpressure also has a significant impact on the ability to artificially fracture shale formations as well as increasing the production drive of liquid hydrocarbons and favor higher production rates. We present a workflow that Integrates the disciplines of rock physics, geopressured and geomechanics which allows us to build predictive models that can be used for safe and cost effective well planning as wells as identifying areas of potential elevated production rates (‘sweet spots’).
Bio: Jakob Heller, Technical Manager – Wells, Ikon Science
Having graduated from the University of Copenhagen & DTU in 2005, with an MSc in Geology, he started his career as a sedimentologist and began specializing in facies modelling. In 2010 he joined the Ikon Science international geopressure group. Over the last 15 years, Jakob has worked as a geologist/pore pressure specialist in the USA, UK, Egypt, Malaysia and Denmark. Jakob has been the main technical lead on more than 150 pressure projects globally and has recently been involved in project work in the Permian Basin, Gulf of Mexico, offshore Surinam, and the North Slope, Alaska. In his spare time Jakob enjoys cycling and interesting conversations.
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