The first regional SPE online training course The Practical Aspects of Geomechanical Modelling for Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing Problems Solution was successfully held on 12-15 May 2020.
The training was delivered by Ruslan Malikov and Artem Krasnikov from GeoNavTeh. Participants represented companies, including Gazpromneft STC, Geologika, VNIIneft, Nostrum oil and gas, etc.
Most of the course was focused on geomechanical modeling as it is. First, participants addressed the basics of the modelling process and functionality of geomechanical modelling software. Then they built various geomechanical models, calculated the rock and steam pressure, mechanical properties and stresses and analyzed the stability of the borehole, both with the help of instructors and independently. At the final day, participants completed a task and created a geomechanical model of key wells followed by detailed discussion with trainers and the group.
Each participant received an SPE Certificate.
All participants noted the effectiveness of the course. They said online format was useful, and they plan to use their new skills in everyday work.