SPE Thailand Monthly Technical Meeting : Taking Drilling Geomechanics to The Digital World and the D

When:  May 16, 2024 from 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM (TH)
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SPE Thailand Section

18 April 2024

SPE Thailand Monthly Technical Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2024 5-7:30PM

The Landmark hotel, Sukhumvit, Bangkok & Online


"Taking Drilling Geomechanics to The Digital World and the Dynamic Drilling Environment"


Hussain AlBahrani, 
Saudi Aramco, 


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Register for onsite meeting (5pm – 7:30pm BKK time) -> https://www.eventleaf.com/e/ThaiSPE

Registration will be closed on or before 16th May 2024 at 12:00pm

(SPE Thailand reserves its right to close the registration upon reaching venue capacity which may be before the above date/time)

Live meeting will be published on SPE Thailand YouTube channel from 6:15pm onwards https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL7KER3XgCx_XnGlAX28vqw

Registration Fee:

- SPE Member with registration – Free of Charge

- SPE Member without registration – 500 THB

- Non-Member with registration – 1,000 THB

- No registration (Walk in) – 1,500 THB

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5:00pm Door open for Registration & Networking

5:45pm Meeting room is opened, participant start seating

6:15pm Welcome Remarks & Speaker Introduction / YouTube live start broadcast

6:20pm Speaker Talk and Q&A

7:20pm Lucky Draws & Closing Remarks


The conventional methods for applying geomechanics principles to the drilling process include issuing pre-drilling recommendations for the mud weight drilling window. These are often based on simplified linear elastic analytical solutions. More recently, the area of application is extended by updating and re-calibrating pre-drilling models using logging while drilling data. These methods fall short from considering the different aspects of the dynamic environment of the drilling process and in exploiting the variety of other forms of data readily available to drilling engineers. Replacing the simplified analytical solutions with a more reliable numerical model allows for more accurate prediction of wellbore rock failure. It also allows for the consideration of new forms of input data like the changes of the wellbore geometry, the dimensions of caving detected on the shale shakers, and the influence of pressure cycling events. The goal is to go beyond the conventional methods for geomechanics modeling by venturing into the digital world to introduce new solutions for rock failure surveillance and prediction.


The main takeaways from this lecture are: 1) wellbore rock failure limits can change in response to different and common drilling events that take place as drilling progresses and 2) we have the data and technology to deterministically quantify the change to these limits.


Hussain AlBahrani has worked in different upstream positions since 2011. These include drilling engineer, lab scientist, and reservoir engineer. Currently, he is leading the drilling geomechanics research area in the Saudi Aramco EXPEC Advanced Research Center, where he is developing tools for modeling the impact of dynamic events on wellbore rock failure. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, authored several granted patents, and received multiple awards including: the 2020 SPE Gulf Coast Region 1st place winner of the Ph.D. student paper contest, and finalist in the 2018 Abu-Dhabi International Petroleum Conference Young Engineer of the Year award.

Upcoming meetings:

20 Jun 24: SPE Monthly Technical Meeting: Dr. Supalak Parn-anurak, Deputy Director General, DMF The beginning of Thailand’s journey in CCS development 

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