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20171123 Borehole Image Log Interpretation for Geomechanical Applications

20171123 Borehole Image Log Interpretation for Geomechanical Applications

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Geomechanical Characterization Lecture Series:
Borehole Image Log Interpretation for Geomechanical Applications

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017
Speaker: Kris Vickerman, P.Eng., P.Geol. - HEF Petrophysical Consulting Inc.
Location: SPE Calgary Office - Convention Room (715 5 Ave SW)
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 am
Cost: $20 SPE Members, $25 Non-members, $5 Students 


Borehole image logs are routinely used to identify in-situ stress-related features such as borehole breakout (irregular “blobs” separated by 180 degrees) and drilling induced tensile fractures (irregular, non-planar “cracks” separated by 180 degrees).

This talk will discuss the appearances and types of various stress-related features in borehole image logs, as well as how they are differentiated from superficially similar appearing natural features. The effect of changing borehole orientations will be explored along with how these features are used in understanding the in-situ stress orientation, and in using breakout width as a proxy for stress magnitude.

Speaker Bio:

Kris Vickerman received a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary and subsequent to joining HEF, earned a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Calgary, specializing in borehole-scale structures and their appearance in borehole image logs.

Kris is a professional Engineer and a professional Geologist and has had a hand in processing and interpreting thousands of borehole image and dipmeter wells world-wide. He has presented technical talks on topics ranging from image processing to natural and induced fractures, mesoscopic structures, oil sands facies interpretation, cap-rock evaluation, permeability determination and more.


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November 23, 2017
From 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
SPE Calgary Office