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NEW DATE - Geopressure 2021: Managing uncertainty in geopressure by integrating geoscience and engineering

23 - 26 March 2021
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Event type:
Conference, Field trip, Specialist Group, Social event, Virtual event
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Energy Group
Virtual event
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Please note that this is the rescheduled date of the conference which was due to take place in March 2020.

The organisers invite contributions within any aspect of geopressure but are particularly interested in the various phases of pore fluid pressure prediction, modelling and overpressure evaluation to manage uncertainty during the life cycle of a well. Suggested themes and sessions include:

  • Pore pressure and stress, especially complex stress regimes
  • Impact of machine learning on PPFG
  • Well engineering and PPFG
  • Injecting fluids underground (including CO2)
  • Coupling of pore pressure and FG including depletion and closing the drilling window
  • Seal capacity and relationship with PPFG
  • PPFG issues in mature basins (including abandonment/decommissioning)
  • Classic case studies, including Macondo and LUSI mud volcano
  • Pore pressure as an exploration and prospectivity tool
  • Geopressure in mature basins – lessons learnt
  • Pore pressure in active tectonic basins
  • Unconventional stress regimes 

Conference programme and additional activities

23-25 March 2021: Virtual Conference

The conference provisional programme will be available to download closer to the event.

26 March 2021: Best Practice for PP and FG - Mastery Class

Led by Richard Swarbrick.

Organising committee

Stuart Jones, Durham University

Nick Pierpoint, GWP Consulting

Richard Swarbrick, Swarbrick GeoPressure Consultancy Limited and Durham University

Scientific programme coordinators

Toby Harrold, Repsol

Tom Sinclair, Shell

Beth Stump, Chevron

Stephen O’Connor, Global Geopressure Advice

Binh Nguyen, JX Nippon

Rick Lahann, Indiana University


Registration is currently closed and will open shortly. 

Geolsoc Contact

Sarah Woodcock

Geological Society of London
Burlington House
Piccadilly, London
United Kingdom

Event sponsors