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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute


Geopressure 2020

Managing Uncertainty in Geopressure by Integrating Geoscience and Engineering.

24 March 2020: Field trip
Led by Richard Swarbrick and Jack Lee to North Yorkshire

25 and 26 March 2020: Conference
Durham University, UK

Call for Abstracts: Deadline 6 December 2019

The organisers invite contributions within any aspect of geopressure but are particularly interested in the various phases of pore fluid pressure prediction, modelling and overpressure evaluation to manage uncertainty during the life cycle of a well. Suggested themes and sessions include:

• Pore Pressure and stress, especially complex stress regimes
• Impact of machine learning on PPFG
• Well engineering and PPFG
• Injecting fluids underground (including CO2)
• Coupling of Pore Pressure and FG including depletion and closing the drilling window
• Seal capacity and relationship with PPFG
• PPFG issues in mature basins (including abandonment/decommissioning)
• Classic case studies, including Macondo and LUSI mud volcano
• Pore pressure as an exploration and prospectivity tool.
• Geopressure in mature basins – lessons learnt
• Pore pressure in active tectonic basins
• Unconventional stress regimes

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