First EAGE Workshop on Pore Pressure Workshop

19 - 21 March
Pau, France
Call for papers

General Information about the Workshop

Pau MountainsPore and fracture pressure prediction is at the heart of the well preparation workflow. Whether we are dealing with Deep Water wells, Frontier Exploration wells or deviated wells in depleted reservoirs, it is necessary to design and deliver safe and cost effective wells. This is all the more true in the current cost climate. It is a necessity to precisely anticipate the overpressures, evaluating the slope of the pressure ramp-up and predicting whether reservoir pressures are in equilibrium with the overburden according to the geological model.

Our job as PPFG practitioners is not only to generate the best possible predictions and update them whilst drilling, but alsob to effectively communicate the predictions, updates, and their uncertainties to the geomechanics (for wellbore stability), well design engineers, and the drilling teams that will design and execute the well.

Improving our predictions and our communication of them requires that we as an industry improve our ability to eliminate technical gaps, effectively integrate information from many subsurface disciplines, and develop closer interfaces with our Wells teams.

The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to share our technical and organizational practices, propose solutions and discuss research approaches to resolve some of our outstanding technical challenges.

The audience concerned with this domain is wide: i.e., ExplorationGeologists for the 3D/basin vision, Operation Geologists for well analysis and follow-up, Geophysicists for seismic velocities, Geomechanics Engineers for the rock failure analysis and Well Engineers directly involved in well design and execution. Specialists in all these disciplines are invited to this forum to discuss and share experiences.

The Pore and Fracture Pressure Teams are the interface between the Geosciences and the Drilling world. In each company the organizational position of these teams is a pertinent question, and therefore the aim of the workshop is to examine both the technical challenges that we face, but also the organizational and communication challenges.