november, 2022

22nov12:00 pm- 1:00 pmARMA-KFUPM SeminarDr. Ali Farag - How much do you know about Geomechanics?12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Online Meeting


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Geomechanics is the art of Integration of geology, petrophysics, geophysics rock mechanics, and reservoir characterization, and leads to understanding downhole rock deformation. Construction of a geomechanics model is important for hydrocarbon exploration, development in non-conventional resources in addition to drilling in deep water, prediction of pore pressure and temperature of formation, Wellbore stability problems, Drilling optimization, and development plans, Identification of risk and geohazards and, changes in field life by well pressure tracking. Geomechanics plays an important role For CCUS (CO2 capture utilization storage) and Hydrogen salt caverns in the planning and execution phases. The geomechanics model is a pillar to enhance overall performance in the oil and gas industry starting from exploration to production. To apply geomechanics and understand its influence, first, we need to know the parameters which control the mechanical behavior of rock such as extrinsic and intrinsic parameters.
Studying the structural setting and rock outcrops give a clear understanding of stress regimes as an important output of the geomechanics model. eventually, the geomechanics model output listed as overburden pressure, pore pressure, minimum and maximum horizontal stresses (magnitude and direction), and rock properties, then the interpretation of the relationship among them in terms of Wellbore stability.
Speaker’s Bio:
Dr. Ali Farag is a Global Design of Service Advisor and SME for Geomechanics. Based in Dubai. He started with Halliburton as a Global DOS advisor, has over 32 years of operational experience. Dr. Ali is a subject matter expert in DD, Geomechanics, drilling fluid engineering and Geology, as well as various management roles relating to real-time operations & support, and project management as the Operations & Exploration Manager at an operator, and then Assistant professor in British University in Egypt (BUE) and Cairo University. Dr. Farag holds a Ph.D. In Applied Geophysics from Ain Shams University, a Master in Geo-pressure from Cairo University and a bachelor’s degree in Geology and Seismology from Zagazig University. 



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