Night School – Fundamentals of Petroleum Geomechanics

High quality training to boost professional development. Courses are exclusive to GESGB members only.

4-6 September 2023

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Course Description

Night School – Fundamentals of Petroleum Geomechanics

Facilitator: Vamegh Rasouli, Geomechanic


  • Brief overview of theory including Stress, Strain, Rock Strength, Elasticity, Stiffness
  • Rock Mechanics Lab Testing
  • Mechanical Earth Model (MEM)
  • Modelling Fractured Formations
  • Drilling and Depletion Induced Stresses
  • Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing and Sand Production

Who should attend:
Geoscientist, Engineers and any GESGB members who are interested to learn more about the topic.


Please note: This course has a reduced price as it consists of 2 sessions.

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Facilitator Biography

Vamegh Rasouli, Geomechanic

Dr. Rasouli joined University of Wyoming since Fall 2022 as the LeNorman Endowed Leadership Chair and the Head of Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering. Prior to that, he was the Chair and Continental Resources distinguished Professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota for 7 years. He served as the head of Department of Petroleum Eng at Curtin University in Western Australia and the Department deputy in Amirkabir University in Iran.

During his 18 years of academic career, Dr. Rasouli has been involved in development of Petroleum Eng Programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, establishment of advanced Petroleum Engineering labs and has supervised several Ph.D. students. He has a strong record of collaboration with oil and gas industry and has been the recipient of several industry and research funded projects.

Dr. Rasouli has been a consulting Engineer to Schlumberger since 2004 and from 2012 is an instructor for their NExT (Network of Excellence in Training) program, delivering industry short courses worldwide in different subjects including Petroleum Geomechanics, Horizontal Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing, Sand Control and Shale Play characterizations.

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