This webinar will be presented live with local experts from Ikon Science to discuss the unique needs and challenges.
- Wednesday, September 22nd, 2pm BST (London)/ 8am CDT (Houston)
- Thursday, September 23rd, 3pm MYT (Kuala Lumpur/Perth)
What we'll discuss:
Australia’s Northern Carnarvon basin has experienced a varied geological history with several periods of extension and thermal subsidence giving rise to the eleven sub-basins that make up the province. Between the sub-basins, the sequences of strata, their age, depth and burial rates, and constituent rock type can vary greatly. With these great contrasts in rock type and burial rates, the anticipated pore pressure between the sub-basins is subject to a wide range of possibilities creating a difficult environment in which to predict pressure.
To improve prediction capabilities for well planning, Ikon Science conducted a regional study of the northern Carnarvon in 2013. The study included over 600 exploration wells with the express purpose of identifying areas with increased risk of high pressure or high uncertainty and it supplied tools to help with prediction.
The talk will review highlights from the original study and how learnings can be applied to other petroleum provinces. A case study will be presented that includes a more recently drilled well that validates a high overpressure fault-transfer model identified in the study, and the talk will finish by briefly looking at how this study can be built on and harnessed for future opportunities.
Meet the Presenter:
Ed Hoskin - Technical Wells Manager EAME
Ed has completed pore pressure projects in areas where seismic velocity data are the only available data to large regional studies that include more than 600 wells. Ed’s career with Ikon Science started in 2008, where was initially based in the Teddington office working on rock physics projects. He was transferred to the geopressure team in 2009.
Prior to joining Ikon, Ed was employed by Petris, where he supported the petrophysical software, Recall, helping clients to resolve problems and assist with their understanding of the software.
Ed graduated from Southampton University UK with an MGeol (Master of Geology). His final year dissertation involved studying whether climatic indicators (i.e. quartz/feldspar ratio) can be used to correlate Permian sandstone sequences in the North Sea. He also spent part of the final year of his degree on and around on-shore oil rigs in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin.