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Technical Sessions - Tuesday, 0830-1155

Room 212

Challenges in Projects, Facilities and Construction

Moderators: Jeff Sawchuk, BP; Bob Hubbard, JM Campbell

This session will focus on the challenges that engineers and managers in the Projects, Facilities and Construction discipline are facing now and are likely to face over the next five years. Panelists will discuss the technical challenges and risks in bringing projects to completion in a timely and cost effective manner. The session will also address issues facing PF&C discipline professionals, as well as opportunities for individuals to move into exciting new areas, including the skills required and what they can expect in terms of demand for their knowledge.

Panelists:

  • Dick Westney, Westney Consulting Group  
  • Cheryl Wiewiorowski, BP
  • Mike Mileo, Chevron
  • John Walsh, Shell

Room 213

Organizational Change Management Through Collaborative Technology and Environments

Moderators: Keith Killian, ExxonMobil; Julian Pickering, Digital Oilfield Solutions

Discussion of case histories on the application of collaborative technologies and environments across the Upstream, the resulting work transformation and change management, and benefits realized.

Panelists:

  • Sami Alnuaim, Saudi Aramco
  • Adel Al Abbasi, Kuwait Oil
  • Michael Hauser, Chevron
  • Mark Lochmann, Halliburton
  • Guillermo Arango, Baker Hughes

Room 214C

Single Well Solutions

Session Chairpersons: Stephen Marinello, Shell; Alejandro Navarro, Schlumberger

Discussions will center on the solutions found through reservoir monitoring, production analysis and fracturing in single wells.

0830

160149

Production Decline Analysis of Horizontal Wells Intersecting Multiple Transverse Vertical Hydraulic Fractures in Low-Permeability Shale Reservoirs
B.D. Poe, Schlumberger; H. Vacca, A. Benjamin, E P Energy; W.K. Atwood, Schlumberger

0855

160076

Production Analysis in the Eagle Ford Shale: Best Practices for Diagnostic Interpretations, Analysis, and Modeling
D. Ilk, DeGolyer and MacNaughton; N.J. Broussard, El Paso Corporation; T.A. Blasingame, Texas A&M University

0920

159581

Gas Breakthrough Detection and Production Monitoring From ICD Screen Completion on Korchagino Field Using Permanently Installed Distributed Temperature Sensors
M. Chertenkov, S. Deliya, D.A. Semikin, Lukoil; G. Brown, A. Bayanova, E. Kanevsky, M. Nukhaev, A. Shapovalov, Schlumberger

0945

159796

Remote Triggering of Large Events During Hydraulic Fracture Stimulations
S. Bowman, T.I. Urbancic, A. Baig, ESG Solutions

1040

159703

Alternative Interpretations of Shale Gas/Oil Rate Behavior Using a Triple Porosity Model
V. Tivayanonda, S. Apiwathanasorn, C. Ehlig-Economides, R.A. Wattenbarger, Texas A&M University

1105

159857

Downhole Fluid Analysis and Asphaltene Nanoscience Coupled with VIT for Risk Reduction in Black Oil Production
V.K. Mishra, Schlumberger; C. Skinner, D. MacDonald, N. Hammou, Husky Energy; E. Lehne, J. Wu, J.Y. Zuo, C. Dong, O.C. Mullins, Schlumberger

1130

159892

A Decade Monitoring Shale Gas Plays Using Microseismicity: Advances in the Understanding of Hydraulic Fracturing
A. Wuestefeld, T.I. Urbancic, A. Baig, M. Prince, ESG Solutions

ePoster

 

159470

Reservoir Parameter Estimation with Improved Particle Swarm Optimization
A.A. Awotunde, King Fahd University

Room 217B

Completion Optimization in Unconventional Reservoirs

Session Chairpersons: Marc Durkee, ConocoPhillips; Terry Palisch, Carbo Ceramics

This session focuses on optimization and development of best completions practices in today’s unconventional reservoirs. Particular emphasis will be placed on hydraulic fracturing/isolation/staging technology in the Eagle Ford and Bakken Reservoirs.

0830

159589

New Pressure-Actuated Valve Allows for Interventionless Access to Formation in Cemented Applications
C.C. Johnson, J. Kellner, J.C. Mailand, Baker Hughes

0855

160160

Production Array Logs In Bakken Horizontal Shale Play Reveal Unique Performance Based On Completion Technique
R.D. Boyer, C. Findlay, ConocoPhillips; F. Suparman, J. Sudija, R.P. Reyes, Halliburton

0920

159696

A Novel Method to Optimize Horizontal Bakken Completions in a Factory Mode Development Program
R.F. Shelley, N. Guliyev, A. Nejad, StrataGen Engineering

0945

159751

Solid Expandable Liner System With Custom Composite Frac Plugs Enable Recovery Of Lost Reserves In The Piceance Basin
C.M. Caplis, WPX Energy; J.R. Cameron, Enventure Global Technology; D. Holte, Mesa Wireline; G.L. Frazier, Magnum Oil Tools International

1040

159586

Advancements in Openhole Completion Technology Increase Efficiencies and Production in the Williston Basin
J.M. Paneitz, Whiting Petroleum; C.C. Johnson, M.L. White, G.L. Gentry, Baker Hughes

1105

158501

Eagle Ford Shale: Hydraulic Fracturing, Completion, and Production Trends: Part II
S.M. Centurion, R. Cade, X. Luo, Baker Hughes

1130

160480

In-situ Measurement of Fracturing Parameters from Communication Between Horizontal Wells
A.A. Daneshy, Daneshy Consultants; Mark Pomeroy, Petro-Hunt

ePosters

 

159899

Impact of Completion Design on Fracture Complexity in Horizontal Wells
R. Manchanda, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin

 

158846

Engineering Approach to Optimize Development Strategy in the Oil Segment of the Eagle Ford Shale: A Case Study
N.A. Stegent, A.L. Wagner, C. Stringer, Halliburton; C.R. Tompkins, N. Smith, EF Energy

Room 217A

MWD LWD

Session Chairpersons: Douglas Chester, Oxy; Michael Wells, Baker Hughes

The latest in MWD/LWD technology and applications is the theme for this session. With ranging, tool enhancements, looking in front or the bit or looking at your last cement job, this session offers new ideas for many MWD/LWD applications.

0830

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Igo, Director, Technology Development, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

0855

159819

Logging-While-Drilling Cement Evaluation, A Case Study from the North Slope, Alaska
J. Longo, Eni; D. Hupp, M.P. Blyth, J. Alford, Schlumberger

0920

159737

Thermal Management of Electronics Used in Downhole Tools
S. Verma, Q. Elias, Schlumberger

0945

157771

Reducing Uncertainties in Casing Depth and Formation Evaluation Using "Look-Ahead" Logging While Drilling Technology
C. Deri, A. Peternell, J. Hebert, Schlumberger; J. Fisher, R. Gibbs, Stone Energy; R. Cornell, J. Moreno, Schlumberger

1040

159405

New Logging While Drilling Ranging Technique for SAGD: Theory and Experiment
M.S. Bittar, H. Wu, S. Li, J. Li, Halliburton

1105

159748

A Significant MWD Tool Signal Strength Improvement: Another Advantage Of Using a Treated Micronized Barite Drilling Fluid System
R. Mahrous, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company; B.P. Montoto, Schlumberger; M. Sobrinho, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company; J. Goncalves, Petrobras

1130

159404

Well Planning Based On Passive Magnetic Ranging And Magnetized Casing
R.H. Van Noort, Shell; W. Abrant, J.N. Towle, Scientific Drilling

ePoster

 

159583

A Distributed Microchip System for Subsurface Measurement
M. Yu, S. He, Y. Chen, N.E. Takach, P. LoPresti, The University of Tulsa; S. Zhou, N. Al-Khanferi, Saudi Aramco

Room 214A

Shale Case Study

Session Chairpersons: Rick Gdanski, Shell; Karen Olson, Southwestern Energy

This session will focus on case studies in both oil and gas shale formations located in the United States and Internationally. Different completion and hydraulic fracturing techniques are discussed which can help optimize completions in shale reservoirs.

0830

159089

Horizontal Pressure Sink Mitigation Completion Designs: A Case Study in the Haynesville Shale
R. Martinez, J. Rosinski, D.T. Dreher, EXCO Resources

0855

159755

Fracability Index -- More Than Just Calculating Rock Properties
M.J. Mullen, Stimulation Petrophysics Consulting; M.B. Enderlin, Texas Christian University

0920

158268

Advanced Completion and Fracturing Techniques in Tight Oil Reservoirs in Ordos Basin: A Workflow to Maximize Well Potential
H. Liu, Y. Luo, Schlumberger; X. Li, Y. Xu, K. Yang, L. Mu, W. Zhao, S. Zhou, PetroChina

0945

159227

Search for Unconventional Gas in Asia Pacific Region: Chinese Cambrian Age Marine Qiongzhusi Shale Gas Play: Case History, Operation, and Execution
Z. LV, L. Wang, S. Deng, PetroChina; K. Chong, J.S. Wooley, Q. Wang, J.P. Dumesnil, Halliburton

1040

159681

Evaluating an Engineered  Completion Design in the Marcellus Shale Using Microseismic Monitoring
K. Wutherich, K.J. Walker, I.I. Aso, Schlumberger; B.T. Ajayi, T. Cannon, Seneca Resources

1105

159546

Stimulated Shale Volume Characterization: Multiwell Case Study from the Horn River Shale: II. Flow Perspective
C.A. Ehlig-Economides, I.A. Ahmed, S. Apiwathanasorn, J. Lightner, B. Song, F. Vera, H. Xue, Y. Zhang, Texas A&M University

1130

160655

Evaluating the Impact of Fracture Proppant Tonnage on Well Performances in Eagle Ford Play Using the Data of Last 3‑4 Years
C. Gao, Consultant; C.M. Du, Schlumberger

Room 214B

New Technologies in Characterization of Unconventional Reservoirs

Session Chairpersons: Marilyn Matice, Halliburton; Paul Mckay, ION Geophysical; Thaimar Ramirez, Apache Corporation; Frederic Santarelli, Statoil

From Macro to Nano: Case studies in unconventional reservoir characterization.

0830

159351

Optimizing Completion Design in Horizontal Shale Wells by Integrating Rock Properties Derived from Multicomponent Seismic Data
P. Brettwood, S.C. Randazzo, J.P. Leveille, ION Geophysical; R. Harris, J.D. Caron, Anadarko

0855

159604

Mapping of Hydraulic Fractures Under Triaxial Stress Conditions in Laboratory Experiments Using Acoustic Emissions
A. Damani, A. Sharma, C.H. Sondergeld, C.S. Rai, University of Oklahoma

0920

160143

Shale Gas Hydraulic Flow Unit Identification Based on SEM/FIB Tomography
H. Zhang, B. Bai, K. Song, Missouri University Of Science and Technology; M.M. Elgmati, Hess

0945

159628

Multidisciplinary and Integrated Methodology for Deep Water Thinly Bedded Reservoirs Characterization
A. Nurhono, B. Kantaatmadja, R. Masoudi, G. Thu, N. Rahman, M. Othman, Petronas; N. Hernandez, M. Rahman, Schlumberger

1040

160158

The Development of Organic Porosity in the Woodford Shale Related to Thermal Maturity
M.E. Curtis, University of Oklahoma; B.J. Cardott, Oklahoma Geological Survey; C.H. Sondergeld, C.S. Rai, University of Oklahoma

1105

159746

Added Value by Fast and Robust Conditioning of Structural Surfaces to Horizontal Wells for Real-World Reservoir Models
V.R. Stenerud, Statoil; H. Kallekleiv, Roxar Software Solutions; P. Abrahamsen, P. Dahle, Norwegian Computing Center; A. Skorstad, Roxar Software Solutions; M.A. Viken, Statoil

1130

159887

Investigation of Gas Shales at Nanoscale Using Scan Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy and Up-scaling to a Petrophysical Model for Water Saturation Evaluation in Shales

P. Wu, R. Aguilera, University of Calgary

Room 217C

Petrophysical Applications

Session Chairpersons: Jeffry Hamman, Marathon Oil; Badarinadh Vissapragada, Schlumberger

This session will cover a variety of petrophysical applications in different plays, namely carbonates, clastics, and organic shales. The relevant interest areas include reservoir characterization, modeling, core analysis, prediction and estimation of critical reservoir parameters. The papers will present techniques to describe rock and fluid behavior in the laboratory and field, and improvements in core and downhole measurements and their implementations.

0830

158168

Correlations Between NMR T2-D Responses and Relative Permeability from Micro Xray-CT Images
T.M. AlGhamdi, Saudi Aramco; C.H. Arns, University of new South Wales

0855

159991

Rock Classification in Carbonate Reservoirs based on Static and Dynamic Petrophysical Properties Estimated from Conventional Well Logs
C. Xu, The University of Texas at Austin; Z. Heidar, Texas A&M University; C. Torres-Verdin, The University of Texas at Austin

0920

159904

A Comparison of Core and Well Log Data to Evaluate Porosity, TOC and Hydrocarbon Volume in the Eagle Ford Shale
J.A. Quirein, E. Murphy, G. Praznik, J.M. Witkowsky, S. Shannon, D. Buller, Halliburton

0945

158087

The Core Analysis Elephant in the Formation Evaluation Room
C.A. Mcphee, Senergy

1040

159197

Improved Detection of Bed Boundaries and Petrophysical Evaluation with Well Logs: Application to Carbonate and Organic-Shale Formations
Z. Heidari, Texas A&M University; C. Torres-Verdin, The University of Texas at Austin

1105

159761

Capillary Pressure Prediction From Rock Models Reconstructed Using Well Log Data
G. Jin, A.V. Manakov, J. Chen, J. Zhang, Baker Hughes

1130

157986

An Innovative Processing Method for High Resolution LWD Density Images in Water and Oil Based Mud
J. Li, Oxy; D. Kennedy, M. Dawber, R. Lee, PathFinder, a Schlumberger company; P.M. Boonen, Consultant; J. Hollmann, Northeastern University

ePoster

 

159976

Reconciling Retort versus Dean Stark Measurements on Tight Shales
D.A. Handwerger, D.M. Willberg, M. Pagels, Schlumberger; B. Rowland, Encana; J. Keller, TerraTek, a Schlumberger company

Room 217D

Advances in Flow Characterization Technologies

Session Chairpersons: Baosheng Liang, Chevron; Prasant Sainani, ConocoPhillips

Recent advances in laboratory and flow modeling characterization technologies has resulted in a better understanding of reservoir flow dynamics. This session focuses on recent developments made in characterization and explanation of cyclic hysteresis behavior, capillarity in compositional three phase flow, effect of diffusion on flowing bubbles, wettability alteration and interfacial tension reduction, and viscous fingering at high mobility contrasts in fractured and heterogeneous porous media.

0830

159816

Cyclic Hysteresis in Three-Phase Relative Permeability Applicable to WAG Injection: Water-Wet and Mixed-Wet Systems under Low Gas/Oil IFT
S. Fatemi, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt University

0855

160219

Impact of Matrix Block Size on Oil Recovery Response Using Surfactants in Fractured Carbonates
A. Goudarzi, M. Delshad, K.K. Mohanty, K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas at Austin

0920

159180

An Automated Petrographic Image Analysis System: Capillary Pressure Curves Using Confocal Microscopy
M.A. Al Ibrahim, Saudi Aramco; N.F. Hurley, W. Zhao, D. Acero-Allard, Schlumberger

0945

159777

Three-Phase Compositional Modeling with Capillarity in Heterogeneous and Fractured Media
J. Moortgat, A. Firoozabadi, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute

1040

159423

An X-Ray CT Study of Multidimensional Imbibition in Dual Porosity Carbonates
A.J. Alshehri, A.R. Kovscek, Stanford University

1105

159667

Experimental and Computational Investigations of Viscous Fingering at High Mobility Contrasts
M. Dawson, D.P. Yale, A.P. Kushnick, ExxonMobil

1130

159817

Effect of Gas Diffusion on Mobility of Foam for EOR
L.E. Nonnekes, Delft University of Technology; S. Cox, Aberystwyth University; W.R. Rossen, Delft University of Technology

ePosters

 

160092

Shear-Enhanced Two-Phase Flow Properties in Athabasca Sands
S. Hamza, J.E. Olson, J. Holder, The University of Texas at Austin

 

159194

New Insights into Microscopic Fluid/Rock Interaction: MR-CT Microscopy Approach
H.T. Kwak, J.J. Funk, A. Al-Naskhli, Saudi Aramco; B.J. Balcom, University of Brunswick

Room 214D

Reservoir Simulation Technologies From Hardware to 4D Seismic

Session Chairpersons: James Baldwin, Hess; Jorge Landa, Chevron

This session focuses on technologies associated with numerical fluid flow simulation of oil and gas reservoirs. Topics covered include challenges with high performance computing, modeling capillary effects in streamline flow simulation, quality control of flow simulation models and use of 4D seismic in history matching and field recovery optimization.

0830

159554

Modeling of Wettability Alteration Due to Asphaltene Deposition in Oil Reservoirs
H. Darabi, K. Sepehrnoori, M. Kalaei, The University of Texas at Austin

0855

159400

Dynamic Delumping of Reservoir Simulation
A. Kuntadi, C.H. Whitson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; M.F. Hoda, Petrostreamz

0920

159985

A Procedure for Integrating Geologic Concepts Into History Matching
L. Lun, P.A. Dunn, D. Stern, A. Oyerinde, D. Chorneyko, J. Stewart, K. Fowler, ExxonMobil; S. Nollet, RWTH Aachen University

0945

159274

A Novel Simulation Model Review Process
M.R. Palke, B.A. Palmer, D.C. Rietz, Ryder Scott

1040

159711

Relationship Between Microseismic Activity, Hydrofracture and Stimulated Zone Growth Based on a Numerical Damage Model: An Example from Bossier Sands
A. Guest, A. Settari, University of Calgary

1105

157112

Results of the First Norne Field Case on History Matching and Recovery Optimization Using Production and 4D Seismic Data
R.W. Rwechungura, Norwegian University Of Science and Technology; E.W. Bhark, Texas A&M University; O.T. Miljeteig, Norwegian University Of Science and Technology; A. Suman, D. Kourounis, Stanford University; B.A. Foss, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; L. Hoier, Statoil; J. Kleppe, Norwegian University Of Science and Technology

1130

159344

Integration of 4D Seismic Monitoring Results as History Match Indicators for Reservoir Simulation
A. Ali, S. Verdiere, E. Brechet, V. Corpel, E. Agar, F. Cailly, O. Billon, Total

ePoster

 

159765

3D Modeling of Multistage Hydraulic Fractures and Two-Way Coupling Geomechanics:  Fluid Flow Simulation of a Horizontal Well in the Nikanassin Tight Gas Formation, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
L. Gonzalez, University Of Calgary; G. Nasreldin; J.A. Rivero, P. Welsh, Schlumberger; R. Aguilera, University of Calgary

1010-1040, Bridge Hall Prefunction

Knowledge Sharing ePosters

1010

159470

Reservoir Parameter Estimation with Improved Particle Swarm Optimization
A.A. Awotunde, King Fahd University

1010

158846

Engineering Approach to Optimize Development Strategy in the Oil Segment of the Eagle Ford Shale: A Case Study
N.A. Stegent, A.L. Wagner, C. Stringer, Halliburton; C.R. Tompkins, N. Smith, EF Energy

1010

159976

Reconciling Retort versus Dean Stark Measurements on Tight Shales
D.A. Handwerger, D.M. Willberg, M. Pagels, Schlumberger; B. Rowland, Encana; J. Keller, TerraTek, a Schlumberger company

1010

159194

New Insights into Microscopic Fluid/Rock Interaction: MR-CT Microscopy Approach
H.T. Kwak, J.J. Funk, A. Al-Naskhli, Saudi Aramco; B.J. Balcom, University of Brunswick

1010

160119

Inaccuracy in Pipeline Compressor Station Construction Cost Estimation
Z. Rui, Independent Project Analysis; P.A. Metz, X. Wang, G. Chen, X. Zhou, D.B. Reynolds, University of Alaska

1025

159899

Impact of Completion Design on Fracture Complexity in Horizontal Wells
R. Manchanda, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin

1025

159583

A Distributed Microchip System for Subsurface Measurement
M. Yu, S. He, Y. Chen, N.E. Takach, P. LoPresti, The University of Tulsa; S. Zhou, N. Al-Khanferi, Saudi Aramco

1025

160092

Shear-Enhanced Two-Phase Flow Properties in Athabasca Sands
S. Hamza, J.E. Olson, J. Holder, The University of Texas at Austin

1025

159765

3D Modeling of Multistage Hydraulic Fractures and Two-Way Coupling Geomechanics:  Fluid Flow Simulation of a Horizontal Well in the Nikanassin Tight Gas Formation, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
L. Gonzalez, University Of Calgary; G. Nasreldin; J.A. Rivero, P. Welsh, Schlumberger; R. Aguilera, University of Calgary

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