San Joaquin Well Logging Society - Bakersfield, CA
Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 11:30 AM at CRC 10000 Stockdale Hwy. We hope to see you there!
Next Talk: February 15th, 2017
Practical Geomechanics - A Focus on California
by: Tom Bratton, Geoengineering Manager, Sigma Cubed
role of geomechanics in the oil industry has been expanding for several years,
and today a thorough understanding of reservoir geomechanics is essential to
maximizing oil and gas assets. Mechanical earth models play an important role.
They not only quantify intrinsic rock properties such as compressive strength,
but also quantify the in-situ stresses that act on the formation of interest.
This presentation will focus on weaker formations prone to sanding. Two
elements are generally required for sand to be produced into the wellbore.
First, there must be formation failure and second, the fluid velocity must be
high enough to transport the failed material into the wellbore. Different
completion options are available (e.g. oriented perforations) but determining
the optimal option can be challenging. Other topics of discussion include the
impact of changing reservoir pressure on stresses and the data required to
improve the geomechanical analysis, while working within the financial constraints
imposed by low oil prices.
Tom Bratton is currently the Geoengineering
Manager for Sigma Cubed, an oilfield service provider bringing innovative
solutions to the industry. Previous experience includes 36 years with
Schlumberger where he retired as a Scientific Advisor in petrophysics and
geomechanics followed by 2 years as a visiting professor in the Petroleum
Engineering Department of Colorado School of Mines. He has a BS degree in
Physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University, an MS degree in experimental atomic
physics from Kansas State University and is currently completing his PhD in
Geophysics from Colorado School of Mines. Tom is a full member of the Society
of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts
(SPWLA), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and the American Rock
Mechanics Association (ARMA).
Lunch (Member): $25.00 - PayPal
Lunch (Non-Member): $30.00 - PayPal
Lunch (Student): $5.00 - PayPal
Attendees may either pay at the door with cash, credit card, or check (checks payable to: San Joaquin Well Logging Society) or pay in advance through PayPal using the appropriate links above.
Please RSVP by Monday, February 13th by paying in advance or emailing the SJWLS Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
10000 Stockdale Hwy Room 390
Bakersfield , CA 93309
11:00AM: Doors open
11:50AM: Society announcements and speaker introduction
1:00PM: Meeting concludes
Thank you to our previous 2015-2016 sponsors!
|| April 2016
|| May 2016
January 2017: Don Nelson, "UIC Project by Project Review"
December 2016: Jon Spencer, "Technical Advances in Tracer Technologies"
November 2016: Mayank Malik, "How Can Microfracturing Improve Reservoir Management?"
October 2016: Robert Lee, "Characterization of Core Using High-Frequency NMR"
June 2016: Tito Perdana, "Formation MicroImager (FMI*): Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask"
May 2016: Austin Ajufo, "Use of Fuzzy Logic Permeability Models to Facilitate 3-D Geocellular Modeling and Reservoir Simulation: Impact on Business"
April 2016: Deborah Olson, "Water quality Profiles from Well Logs: When They Don't Match Analyses, Consider the Conductive Clays"
March 2016: Terrence O'Sullivan, "In Situ Evaluation of Vapor Properties Using Condensed Vapor Gamma"
February 2016: Janel Chamberlain, "History and Role of the California Department of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) and Oil and Gas Development in California"
San Joaquin Well Logging Society 2016-2017 Committee Members:
|Robert Gales, CRC
||Katy Jensen-Doescher, CRC
||David Barnes, Chevron
|Sara Maloney, LINN Energy
||Christopher Lalonde, Core Lab
||Masood Khan, Schlumberger