Caprock Integrity for Thermal Recovery 

This two–day course is an introduction to geomechanics principles and their application to assessing caprock integrity in thermal recovery projects including cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). Numerous case histories from thermal recovery projects in Alberta will be discussed throughout the course. Participants will receive a course manual with some of the latest technical innovations in the industry, a comprehensive list of references, and a demonstration of geomechanical software for basic stress, wellbore stability and discontinuity slip predictions. To gain a better understanding of the geomechanical factors that affect caprock integrity and to learn how to develop field, laboratory, numerical modelling and monitoring programs for a typical thermal recovery project. This course will be of interest to engineers, geoscientists, technologists, project managers, environmental coordinators and regulators working on thermal and enhanced recovery projects.