An International Interdisciplinary Conference On Pressure Regimes and Their Prediction At All Scales

October 2-5, 2011, Hotel Galvez, Galveston, Texas

The energy industry has experienced some extraordinary events in the last year that have elevated the importance of pore pressure prediction and its impact on drilling to the global industry. This international technical conference is the next in a series of advanced workshops that have been held every few years since the initial conference in 1998. The meeting will be a focused 2.5 day event with technical sessions covering the following topics:

Sunday, October 2, 2011: Meeting Registration and Icebreaker

Monday, October 3, 2011: Theoretical Considerations For Pressure Prediction

Rock Physics Issues


Pressure Mechanisms and Earth Models

Pressure-Stress Interaction

Pressure and Stress Issues Around Salt Bodies

Basin Modeling Methods


Tuesday, October 4, 2011: Pre-Drill Pressure Prediction Methods and Case Histories

Pre-Drill Prediction in Clastic Basins

Pre-Drill Prediction in Non-Clastic Basins

Pre-Drill Prediction in Resource Plays

Sub-Salt Prediction of Pressures

Pre-Drill Prediction of Reservoir Behavior

HP/HT Environments and Their Special Challenges

Uncertainty Estimates in Prediction


Wednesday, October 5, 2011 (half day): Pressure Prediction At The Well and During Production

Well Planning and Design

Well Control and Intervention Issues

Real-Time Prediction and Well Monitoring

Production-Related Pressure Analysis

CO2 Sequestration Pressure Management


The meeting will include both oral and poster presentations in a workshop format designed to encourage interaction between all attendees. The meeting will be limited to 150 participants to assure optimal interaction between attendees. The AAPG Bulletin has committed to publishing a journal volume dedicated to geopressure if a sufficient number of high quality manuscripts are submitted.


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