A comprehensive overview of geopressure analysis explaining the mechanical and thermal processes that generate excess pore pressures. Providing a physical and geological basis for understanding geopressure, its prediction and detection, this is an ideal for geoscience students and researchers looking to understand and analyse geopressure.
Nader C. Dutta is a recognized industry expert on Geopressure and was the Senior Science Advisor of Schlumberger prior to retiring in 2015. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Geological Sciences Department, Stanford University, California. He is the Editor of SEG's book - Geopressure (1987), and has been a member of United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and USA-DOE Gas Hydrate Assessment Committee. Ran Bachrach is a Scientific Advisor for Schlumberger supporting both research and operations, and specializing in various geoscience topics including high-resolution geophysics, rock physics and geomechanics, 3D/4D imaging of subsurface processes, seismic inversion and seismic reservoir analysis. Tapan Mukerji is a Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering, and by courtesy in the Departments of Geophysics and Geological Sciences at Stanford University, California. He received the Society of Exploration Geophysicists' Karcher Award in 2000, and shared the 2014 ENI award for pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization. He is also a co-author of The Rock Physics Handbook (2020), Value of Information in Earth Sciences (2015), and Quantitative Seismic Interpretation (2010) published by Cambridge University Press.
Preface; 1. Basic pressure concepts and definitions; 2. Basic continuum mechanics and its relevance to geopressure; 3. Mechanisms of geopressure; 4. Quantitative geopressure analysis methods; 5. Seismic methods to predict and detect geopressure; 6. Integrating seismic imaging, rock physics and geopressure; 7. Methods for pore pressure detection: Well logging and drilling parameters; 8. Gravity and EM field methods aiding pore pressure prediction; 9. Geopressure detection and prediction in real-time; 10. Geopressure prediction using basin history modeling; 11. Geohazard prediction and detection; 12. Petroleum geomechanics and the role of geopressure; 13. Guidelines for best practices - geopressure prediction and analysis; 14. Recent advances in geopressure prediction and detection technology and the road ahead; Appendices.
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