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Managing Production Risks with Accurate Geomechanics Models

August 28, 2018
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Presented by:  Camille Cosson, Technical Sales Advisor
Featured Domain: Interpretation and Modeling
Featured Technology: SKUA-GOCAD


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Various geomechanical problems can arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. For example, producing hydrocarbons from highly stressed faulted reservoirs, either through primary depletion or enhanced recovery production, can result in unanticipated fault reactivation, leading to potential material impact, loss of production, and possibly the reservoir itself. To ensure field and facilities safety, an accurate and reliable 3D geomechanical appraisal is needed. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how Paradigm software allows reconciling all information related to reservoir mechanics into a high-fidelity geomechanical model.

Using advanced meshing methods, we can create grids adapted for geomechanical simulation, which preserve the reservoir complexity. Thanks to integration with Dassault Systèmes state-of-the-art mechanical simulator, the reservoir’s mechanical response to production and fault reactivation potential can be modeled and assessed. This solution enables geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers and mechanics experts to understand each other and collaborate. It results in an accurate and reliable reservoir mechanical model that can be used with confidence by customers, to optimally manage reservoirs and control production risk.


Camille_Cosson_sm.pngCamille Cosson is a geologist, with expertise in Petroleum Geoscience, Seismic Interpretation and Reservoir Modeling. She holds a degree in Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering from the ENSG Ecole Nationale Superieur de Geology in Nancy, France.  In her current position, she is  responsible for promoting Paradigm solutions to the oil and gas industry, with an emphasis on Reservoir Modeling solutions.