As the oil and gas industry is striving for efficiency, cost reduction, and improved performance across the value chain, integrated workflows that combine various disciplines into subsurface drilling, characterization, and production have become increasingly important. Geomechanics is gaining stronger ground as a vital tool in modeling, simulation, and operations. Given its importance, the American Rock Mechanics Association, Dhahran Geoscience Society, and Society of Exploration Geophysicists cohosted the International Geomechanics Symposium. The event was conducted virtually 3–5 November 2020.

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