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Commission on Petroleum Geomechanics


Professor Sergio A. B. da Fontoura
Department of Civil Engineering
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Rua Marquês de S. Vicente, 225
Gávea - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BRAZIL
CEP: 22453090



Alexander Cheng (USA)
 Andrew Bunger (USA)
Axel Makurat (Netherlands)
Chen Mian (China)
Clemente Gonçalves (Brazil)
John Dudley (USA)
José G. Osorio (Colombia)
Ki-Bok Min (South Korea)
Lyesse aloui (Switzerland)
Maurice Dusseault (Canada)
Sergio Fontoura (Brazil)
Russ Ewy (USA)
Sumihiko Murata (Japan)
Fengshou Zhang (China)
Tony Addis (Dubai)
Eda Freitas de Quadros (ex officio), ISRM President

Terms of Reference

Purpose of the Commission

To promote fundamental and practical understanding of rock mechanics as applied to the engineering use of rocks at depth that are accessed only by deep boreholes with emphasis on oil and gas exploration and production.

Product of the Commission

Best practices for the use of concepts of geomechanics in petroleum applications.


Workshop on Rock Mechanics Challenges in Petroleum Application - Goiania, Brazil September 2014


Abstracts and List of Participants of the First Petroleum Geomechanics Testing Workshop, Chicago, June 23, 2012

Abstracts of the Second Petroleum Geomechanics Testing Workshop, San Francisco, June 22, 2013

Abstracts of the Third Petroleum Geomechanics Testing Workshop, Mineapolis, May 31 2014

Draft SM on Rock Compressibility (Joint effort between PGC and Testing Commission)

Professor Maurice Dusseault presentation at the 2010 Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS) in New Delhi