SPE Online Education
Old Geomechanics for New Energy: The Importance of Rock Fluid(s) Interaction
Recorded On: 06/27/2022
New energy related applications (e.g. CCS, H2 storage, geothermal) can certainly benefit of O&G experience in measurements, characterization and modelling. There are however many unexplored fields of application of reservoir modelling in O&G involving thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) coupling and time dependent behavior. This is of paramount importance for new energy applications. Existing approaches are much more advanced than what we do currently in O&G, that’s often very basic. In this presentation, some examples will be shown followed by a discussion on how time and fluid dependent behavior can be included adopting a consistent theoretical framework.
This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir technical discipline.
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Vincenzo De Gennaro
Vincenzo De Gennaro has thirty years’ experience in theoretical and applied geomechanics, including eighteen years’ experience in O&G industry related projects. He graduated as Civil and Geomechanical Engineer in 1992 and has been consultant engineer, PhD fellow then lecturer and lastly associated professor (research director) in geomechanics at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées - ParisTech (Paris, France). He joined Schlumberger in 2009 as Geomechanics and Unconventional Gas Specialist. He’s currently CCS subsurface and geomechanics advisor in Schlumberger. His activities encompass exploration, appraisal and production related projects, onshore and offshore drilling integrity studies, coupled reservoir geomechanics analysis (including compaction/subsidence studies), geomechanics for unconventional (completion quality evaluation and hydraulic fracturing modelling), sanding, underground gas storage (natural gas and anthropogenic CO2).
Dr. Hamid Pourpak (Moderator)
Dr. Hamid Pourpak is Senior Geomechanics Specialist working for TotalEnergies in France. He started his work at TotalEneregies in 2008 as geomechanics engineer. In 2014 he joined TotalEneregies R&D organization leading international unconventional geomechanics research projects. From 2018 to 2021, he is worked on unconventional operational topics. Today hamid is leading both conventional and unconventional geomechanics topics together with research projects. Before joining Total, he worked as a PhD student at IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and holds a PhD degree in Geoscience from University of Poitiers (France) and a master’s degree in Rock and Soil mechanics from Ecole Centrale de Paris (Paris School). Hamid is an active member of ARMA, URTEC and also SPE communities. He is acting also as SPE geomechanics session program chairman.
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