All wells drilled require a pre-drill prediction of pore fluid and fracture pressures which defines the “drilling window”. This course explains ..
the objectives, methods and uncertainties of prediction, based on extensive global experience. The necessary understanding of the geological/geophysical context of abnormal pressures leading to standard algorithms will be provided. Part of the challenge is terminology and contrasting display methods of geoscience and operations/drilling groups. Both approaches are necessary and investigated in the interactive exercises, which will form an essential component of the course.
Know the elements involved in well planning which relate to pore fluid and fracture pressures
Understand the causes and how to recognise the occurrence of abnormal pressures in the subsurface
Know what data is needed to solve standard equations for pressure prediction
Comprehend the uncertainties in predictions from data selection
Feel confident to communicate between geoscience and operations/drilling personnel