November 11, 2021 in-person Luncheon – Jakob Heller

11/11/2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Date(s) - 11/11/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wynkoop Brewing Company


November 11, 2021 DGS In-Person & Webinar Luncheon

12:00 at Wynkoop Brewery, 1634  18th St. Denver, CO 80202

We will be hosting this as an in-person luncheon and also online via webinar.  Please register for one or the other; please note that webinar registrations will not include in-person attendance or lunch.

 The importance of correcting for TOC to reduce uncertainty in pore pressure prediction

Jakob Heller, Ikon Science, Houston, TX, USA

Pore pressure prediction in shales undergoing compaction, including both mechanical and chemical processes, is customarily related to the mechanism referred to disequilibrium compaction. However, even when this mechanism is established and the normal compaction trend in sonic velocity, as a proxy for shale porosity, is well constrained, the pore pressure prediction may be in error because of the lithological variation in shale composition. Presence of solid organic matter in excess amounts in shale formations is an example of these lithological effects, causing marked overprediction of pore pressure even in thermally immature mudrocks. This necessitates implementation of bulk density and sonic velocity log corrections in organic-rich shales prior to performing standard pore pressure prediction workflows.

Jakob Heller, Technical Manager for Wells (Americas) for Ikon Science. Jakob has a MSc in geology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His Master’s thesis was undertaken in collaboration with STATOIL (Equinor) Norway and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and was focused on the sedimentology and diagenesis of the Middle Jurassic Garn formation, offshore Mid-Norway. In the last 17 years Jakob has worked as a geologist/pore pressure specialist and has been the main technical lead on more than 150 project studies in basins all over southeast Asia, Gulf of Mexico, Permian Basin and North Slope Alaska.

Ikon Science is a global provider of knowledge management solutions used to optimize subsurface discovery. For over 20 years, Ikon has applied deep scientific expertise and technology innovation to help customers extract more actionable knowledge from sophisticated subsurface data. Ikon helps customers make the best moves – improving accuracy, accelerating results and lowering costs.




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