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Geomechanics

What lies beneath your rig?

Our Geomechanics expertise will minimise drilling risks and optimise your well performance.

Overview

Problems related to pore pressure, hole stability, and mud loss incidents contribute a large percentage of non-productive drilling time in the oil and gas industry. Production and injection problems also introduce delays and unplanned costs in operations.  However, with our reliable geomechanical model you can assure optimum well planning, minimise potential for lost time, assess your sanding risk, and model fracture behaviour to realise the full value over the lifetime of each well. 

What we offer

LR provides geomechanics consultancy for pore pressure prediction, wellbore stability, sand failure prediction, hydraulic fracturing and water injection modelling including coupled 3D/4D reservoir-geomechanics modelling.    We can provide your mud weight window to ensure safe drilling and well planning. We also ensure safe drawdown to avoid sand risk for existing and planned wells. 

 We provide clear advice and strategies on best options for: - Safe drilling windows for exploration, development or infill drilling  - avoidance of sand production, - water injection assurance; to avoid out of zone injection and understanding of your required injection pressures and flood patterns in water injection,  - CO2 injection assurance, - optimising your stimulation plans and required pressures for hydraulic fracturing, - a review of your reservoir compaction or fault movement risks.

Geomechanics service portfolio

What are the benefits?

  • Reduced drilling risks
  • Assistance in optimum completion selection for sand management and stimulation
  • Water injection assurance of volumes, pump selection and cap rock integrity
  • Define potential for compaction and fault movement to impact reservoir/well integrity

Why choose LR?

Our renowned technical knowledge coupled with our recognised independence ensures that we focus on finding the right solution for you in the most cost-effective way.  Our strength in depth and capability across a wide range of disciplines, not just in geomechanics but in the practicalities of drilling, production and subsurface guarantees we always have the right specialised expertise to draw on, to help you make the best-informed decisions.

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