SPE Workshop on Geomechanics Impressive Results

Posted on 30 March 2017

The first SPE Workshop on Oilfield Geomechanics was held on 27-28 March 2017 in Moscow. The Programme Committeee was headed by Nikolay Smirnov, PetroGM, well-known expert and founder of this field for Russian Oil and Gas industry.


The workshop gathered specialists from various industry companies, including Baker Hughes, Bashneft, Gazpromneft STC, Halliburton, LUKOIL-Engineering, Rosneft, Schlumberger, Tatneft Wintershall, and others.

19 presentations were delivered over 2 days workshop.


The programme committee highlighted as the most relevant and interesting topics:

  • Session 1: Application of geomechanics in reservoir characterization
    • Svetlana Zhigulsky, Gazpromneft STC: Refining the prediction of zones of active fractures based on the tectonic and geomechanical model
  • Session 2: Geomechanical models for field development control and oil recovery improvement
    • Pavel Savchenko, RN-UfaNIPIneft: Selection of candidate wells for refracturing, based on the effect of crack azimuth reorientation: alternative method
  • Session 3: Geomechanics for drilling and completion
    • Anton Ocheretyany, Schlumberger: An integrated approach to the geomechanical support on the early stages of field development
    • Oleg Kalinin, Gazpromneft STC: Implementation of geomechanical model to identify total loss zones




“We all realize that the development of oilfield geomachanics is just in the beginning. Geomechanics is a large synergy of different disciplines and using the information from each of them, whether it is HF, production or drilling, all this gives us an integrated estimation and helps us to capture the whole picture”

SPE thanks all the participants, speakers, the programme committee members, and media partners for help and support! We invite you to participate in other regional SPE events!