Wellbore Stability & Rock Mechanics

Wellbore Stability

Date: TBA | Location: TBA

Course Duration: 1 Week

InstructorDr. Hussain Rabia

This course is designed to explain problems related to borehole stability using modern Rock Mechanics techniques. The course is suitable for both drilling and petroleum engineers.


    • Rock behaviour and measurement of rock properties
    •  Basic stresses and strains
    •  Stresses due to drilling a well
    •  Stress transformations for horizontal and multi-lateral wells
    •  Mohr envelope
    •  Failure criteria
    •  Triaxial rock testing
    •  Borehole rupture mechanics
    •  Hole collapse mechanisms
    •  Safe mud weights envelope
    •  Earth stress measurements
    •  Stuck pipe problems
    •  Designing a perfect well with the earth stresses
    •  Effects of reservoir compaction
    •  Production effects
    •  Sand production