Note: This course is taught in English
Nota: Este curso se ofrece en Ingl├ęs.

Course Description

May 10, 2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT (GMT-6)

Carbon storage has become a critical component of the energy industry and understanding geomechanical effects is essential for mitigating risk. This course gives an overview of geomechanics modelling with a particular focus on ccs. Basic geomechanics concepts will be reviewed as well as how to implement them using CMG software. Practical CCS examples will investigated including using geomechanics to determine cap rock integrity and potential fault reactivation

Course Content

  • Review basic mechanical concepts and equations
  • Coupling geomechanics to a flow simulator
  • Finite elements
  • Boundary and initial conditions
  • Yield functions
  • Constitutive laws
  • Dual grid system
  • Barton-Bandis fracture permeability
  • Caprock leakage
  • Fault reactivation

Kevin Joslin, P.Eng, a Senior Reservoir Simulation Engineer, has over nine years of industry expertise in thermal recovery processes (SAGD) and unconventional gas and oil reservoir simulation, particularly hydraulic fracturing. Kevin applies his experience with advanced wellbore modelling tools, including both iSegWell and FlexWell, to provide unparalleled support and training to CMG customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.