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Providing World-wide, State-of-the-Art Geomechanics Services and Training to the Oil & Gas Industry

OilField Geomechanics (OFG) is an industry-leading consulting firm specializing in geomechanics services and training for clients worldwide. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art geomechanics support in a timely and cost-effective manner while honoring our client’s commitment to safety and environmental protection.

With more than 50 man-years of oil & gas geomechanics experience within North America, Latin and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, OFG has the knowledge and skills to tackle both near-wellbore (drilling and completions) and reservoir-scale (compaction and subsidence, integrated studies) geomechanical challenges. In addition, OFG offers the best geomechanics training courses available, whether through our open courses or those tailored specifically to the needs of a particular client.

From the tabs at the top of the page, you can find our services and training offerings as well as lists of our publications and backgrounds on our staff. Please contact us if you have questions about our services or training courses.


Services by Oilfield Geomechanics Services

OFG can serve as an independent advisor, or part of a project team, to provide the geomechanics expertise you need to tackle difficult oilfield geomechanics challenges, whether for conventional or unconventionals plays from exploration to abandonment and from the wellbore to reservoir scale…


Unconventionals by Oilfield Geomechanics Unconventionals

The geomechanics of unconventionals is driven by the presence and behavior of natural fractures and weakness planes. Understanding this is critical to field development, drilling, completions optimization, and, most importantly, play economics…


Training by Oilfield Geomechanics Training

OFG provides a wide-range of oilfield geomechanics training from wellbore stability to the geomechanics of unconventional plays. Our courses are taught by recognized industry experts with extensive field and technology experience…

What's New

What's New at Oilfield Geomechanics What's New

Drs. Neal & Marisela Nagel presented at a petroleum geomechanics workshop with ChinaRock 2019 in Beijing; Dr. Neal Nagel will co-chair an SPE Summit on casing deformations in Unconventionals in early 2020; Drs. Neal & Marisela Nagel are members of the program committee for an SPE geomechanics workshop in China in 2020/21; OFG hosted three geomechanics for Unconventionals courses in Midland in 2019, several in Houston, and a wellbore stability course for Oxy in Columbia. Please see the training section for 2020 offerings.