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Capturing our Geomechanics Legacy to Understand Its Future -- Interview with Dr. Steve Willson

Recorded On: 09/12/2019

This series of industry interviews will focus on understanding and capturing the historical legacy of petroleum geomechanics from the experts who created it. From this historical foundation, these same experts with consider the future path, focus and value of petroleum geomechanics.

Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on why they chose to focus on the Geomechanics field; what it was like when they began working in it; its evolution and where they see Geomechanics going in the future. 

Interview with: Dr. Steve Wilson, Senior Technology Advisor for Geomechanics and Pore Pressure, Apache Corporation

Interviewed by: Neal B. Nagel, PhD – Chief Engineer and Principal, Oilfield Geomechanics LLC; Chair, SPE Geomechanics Technical Section (GTS)

Dr. Steve Willson

Senior Technology Advisor, Apache Corporation

Dr. Willson has 35 years’ experience covering a wide range of petroleum geomechanics and rock mechanics applications. His career has included 20 years with BP in both the UK and US; a time at TerraTek Inc. in Salt Lake City; and most recently 9 years at Apache Corporation in Houston, where he is the Senior Technology Advisor for Geomechanics and Pore Pressure.  His current work interests include pore pressure prediction, wellbore stability, geomechanics controls on hydraulic fracturing, and induced seismicity hazard.  He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Manchester University, UK. 

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