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Room 212

Facilities Technology Applications

Session Chairpersons: Wael F Ellaithy, Arabian Oil; John Walsh, Shell

Technology application is always a question of selecting the right technology to fit for the for the field facilities. This session comprises an interesting selection covering topical development concerns. In some cases, selected technology has to be changed for the selection of the appropriate application.

1400

160719

Assessment of Artificial Lifts for Oil Wells in Egypt
M. Ghareeb, Lufkin Industries; W.F. Ellaithy, Arabian Oil; I.F. Zahran, Egyptian General Petroleum

1425

159921

Application and Evaluation of Eulerian-Granular Approach for Characterization of Sand Erosion in Multiphase Flows
Y. Lu, FMC Technologies; M. Agrawal, ANSYS

1450

158201

Application of CFD to Debottleneck Production Separators in a Major Oil Field in the Middle East
N. Kharoua, L. Khezzar, The Petroleum Institute; H.N. Saadawi, Abu Dhabi Company

1545

158429

Vane Pump - Another Promising Artificial Lift Form?
T. Wang, Z. Shen, X. Pei, Z. Hao, L. Zhang, Q. Wang, H. Liu, J. Qian, Petrochina

1610

159620

A New Approach to Deliver Highly Concentrated Surfactants for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery
J.R. Barnes, H. Dirkzwager, S. Dubey, C. Reznik, Shell

1635

158175

Acoustic Induced Vibration (AIV) Case Study for WDDM Onshore Facilities
A.M. Moussa, Burullus Gas

ePosters

 

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

 

157618

The RCA Corrosion Attack in Once Through Steam Generators Tubes Failures: South Oman Steam EOR Case Study
A. Nengkoda, Petroleum Development Oman; S. Supranto, I. Prasetyo, S. Purwono, H. Amijaya, S. Suryono, Gadjah Mada University

Room 213

Downhole Inflow Monitoring

Session Chairpersons: Dan Hill, Texas A&M University; Philippe Legrand, Baker Hughes

This session focuses on a variety of downhole measurements aimed at monitoring the distribution of inflow along a well, including distributed temperature sensors, tracers, acoustic measurements, and traditional production logs. Several papers present interpretation methods for extracting inflow flow profiles from the downhole measurements.

1400

160482

Flow Induced Vibration of Subsea Gas Production Systems Caused By Choke Valves
N.E. Ligterink, R. De Groot, TNO; E. Gharaibah, GE Oil and Gas; H. Slot, TNO

1425

159100

Flow Rate Prediction in Multilateral Wells Using Distributed Temperature Sensors
J.M. Almulla, Saudi Aramco; C. Yang, China Petroleum University; D. Zhu, Texas A&M University

1450

159296

Field Application of Inversion Method to Determine Acid Placement with Temperature Profiles
X. Tan, J.M. Almulla, D. Zhu, D. HIll, Texas A&M University

1545

158939

Channel Characterization for Acoustic Downhole Communication Systems
A.K. Farraj, S. Miller, K. Qaraqe, Texas A&M University

Room 214C

Field Wide/Multiple Wells Solutions

Session Chairpersons: Bobby Poe, Schlumberger; Calvin Yao, BHP Billiton Petroleum

1400

159136

A Novel Workflow in Experimental Design Framework Integrating Selected 4D Seismic Measurements into Reservoir Simulation Models
L. Jin, J.R. Villa, D. Weber, P. van den Hoek, C. Pirmez, Shell

1425

158650

Integrated Approach to Unconventional Reservoir Characterization: Key for Understanding Hydrocarbon Production Challenges in Kerogen and Tight- Fractured Deep Carbonates Complex in Kuwait
M.N. Acharya, M.M. Kabir, S.A. Al-Ajmi, N. Al-Maia, A. Kumar, S.P. Pradhan, E.H. Al‑anzi, Kuwait Oil Company

1450

159185

Surveillance of Complex Displacement Mechanisms in Mature Reservoirs to Maximize Recovery
A. Zett, M.J. Webster, H. Rose, BP; S. Riley, D.E. Trcka, N. Kadam, Weatherford

1545

159515

Laboratory Study Of Velocity Variations During CO2 Flooding In Tuscaloosa Sandstone
A. Mohapatra, C.S. Rai, H. Sondergeld, University of Oklahoma; T. Richards, Denbury Resources

1610

159795

Structural Controls on Vertical Growth of Hydraulic Fractures as Revealed Through Seismic Moment Tensor Inversion Analysis
A. Baig, T.I. Urbancic, ESG Solutions

1635

159897

Integrated Multiwell Formation Evaluation for Diagnosing Reservoir Dynamics
M. Ma, A.R. Al-Belowi, M.A. Al-Mudhhi, Z.A. Al-Ali, Saudi Aramco; M. Zeybek, Schlumberger

Room 217B

Completion Systems and Techniques

Session Chairpersons: Roy Hathcock, Devon Energy; Robert Woodroof, ProTechnics

This session presents a variety of applications of completion technology. Topics include unique well equipment, processes and techniques that improve well completions.

1400

160217

Reliable Completion Systems for Gas Migration Prevention
C. Pleasants, B.J. Joseph, A.L. Farrar, Baker Hughes

1425

160003

Extending the Range of Gas Lift to Long Perforations
D. Polasek, C. Frost, Production Control Services

1450

160060

First Intelligent Well Completion in the Troll Field Enables Feed-Through Zonal Isolation: A Case History
B.O. Dahle, Statoil; P. Smith, G. Gjelstad, K. Solhaug, Halliburton

1545

159182

A Completion Technology Milestone—The First 25,000 psi 500°F Packer Seal System
J.C. Doane, G. Deng, S.D. Collins, Baker Hughes

1610

157669

Case Study: Completion Design and Operation in High Dogleg Coiled Tubing Drilling Wells
N.E. Hamzah, A. Rahman, N. Fauzi, T. Morris, Z. Ibrahim, Petronas; J.R. Jenie, Y. Chaari, Schlumberger

1635

158490

Cementing Sleeve Fracture Completion in Eagle Ford Shale Will Forever Change the Delivery of Hydraulic Fracturing
H.C. Ferguson, Magnum Hunter Resources; C.G. Thomas, B.J. Wellhoefer, S.R. Ingram, Halliburton;

ePosters

 

160236

Experience with Fiberglass (GRE) Lined Carbon Steel Tubular for Corrosion Protection for Oil Production Applications
Q.J. Sharif, O. Esmail, Saudi Aramco; G. Radhakrishnan, J. Simpson, M. Bremner, MaxTube

 

159202

First Successful Rigless Conversion of Subsurface Safety Valves From Tubing Retrievable to Wireline Retrievable in the Middle East
K. Yateem, S.M. Hanbzazah, S.M. Alsyed, Saudi Aramco; A. Fouad, Schlumberger; S.M. Mahamed, Saudi Aramco

Room 217A

Bits and Drilling Tools

Session Chairpersons: Nicholas Lyons, Baker Hughes; Sean Wu, Shell

Bits and drilling tools continue to be the areas of innovative designs and applications. Significant efforts have been invested to improve the reliability and adaptability of downhole drilling tools in order to further expand the drilling envelope. This session highlights recent technology development in PDC bit, under-reamer, downhole dynamics sensor, coil tubing drilling, casing drilling and modeling.

1400

156961

Departure From the Norm in Polycrystalline Diamond Bit Design Allows Significant Performance Gains in Highly Erosive and Abrasive Formations
A. Deen, J. Maw, C. Knull, J.M. Clegg, Ulterra Drilling Technologies

1425

159370

Enhanced Capabilities For Formation Testing Tools With A Highly Sophisticated Pump Control System
A. Cartellieri, T. Kischkat, E. Niemeyer, M. Meister, Baker Hughes

1450

160121

Information from a Downhole Dynamics Tool Provides Real-Time Answers for Optimization While Drilling 10,000 ft Laterals in the Middle Bakken Formation of the Williston Basin
J.G. Chrisman, C. Orley, Whiting Oil and Gas; J.A. Hood, C.M. Stone, C.R. Fleischhacker, N. Leopold, R.H. Taylor, Baker Hughes

1545

158920

Modeling System Improves Salt Drilling Technique with Concentric Reamer/RSS, Deepwater GoM
H.H. Edwards, R. Van Noort, Shell; B. Clairmont, M. Compton, P. Davis, D. Fitzmorris, M. Franco, M. Nagaraj, G. Nelson, Schlumberger

1610

156054

Integrating Casing Drilling and Conductor Sharing Technology To Optimize Brownfield Redevelopment Plans
O.E. Erivwo, H. Roed, M.O. Javaid, Schlumberger; C.U. Ngau, Petronas; D. Pickup, Tesco

1635

159349

Coiled Tubing Drilling: Directional and Horizontal Drilling With Larger Hole Sizes
P. McCutchion, T. Miszewski, J. Heaton, AnTech

ePosters

 

156945

Torque and Drag Modeling Advanced Techniques and Troubleshooting
J. McCormick, Halliburton; G. Liu, Pegasus Vertex

 

159679

Improving the Accuracy of Directional Wellbore Surveying in the Norwegian Sea
I. Edvardsen, Baker Hughes;  T. Lynne Hansen, University of Trondheim; M. Gjertsen, H.F. Wilson, Baker Hughes

Room 214A

Well Performance

Session Chairpersons: Javad Paktinat, Trican Well Service; David Sobernheim, Schlumberger

As the importance of effective stimulations has grown exponentially in the past several years, the need to better understand and apply innovative technologies and techniques to improve well performance has grown commensurately. Even relatively small improvements in productivity or efficiency on the order of 5 to 10% from baseline, when applied on the scale of hundreds or thousands of wells which industry operates today, can make a dramatic impact on margins. The Well Performance session focuses on the opportunities and challenges for innovative technologies in well stimulation or new understandings in hydraulic fracture technology to contribute to sustained improvements in well performance over time.

1400

159666

Improving Production in the Marcellus Shale Using an Engineered Completion Design: A Case Study
K.J. Walker, K. Wutherich, J. Terry, Schlumberger; J.E. Shreves, J. Caplan, PDC Mountaineer

1425

160034

One Year of Just-In-Time Perforating as Multi-Stage Fracturing Technique for Horizontal Wells
R. Angeles, ExxonMobil; R.C. Tolman, RC Tolman LLC; J. Gupta, T.G. Benish, ExxonMobil; K. Ross, S.W. Cole, C. Garner, T. Lopez, XTO Energy

1450

160206

Hydraulic Fracture Design Optimization in Unconventional Reservoirs -- A Case History
T.T. Palisch, M.A. Chapman, J. Godwin, Carbo Ceramics

1545

155723

The Use of Real-Time Downhole Pressure and Distributed Temperature Surveying in Quantifying the Skin Evolution and Zone Coverage in Horizontal Well Stimulation

A.A. Balto, H. Qahtani, K.A. Kilany, Saudi Aramco; F. Baez, T.A. Elsherif, Schlumberger

1610

159822

High-Density Brine-Based Fracturing Fluid for Ultra-Deep Fracturing Stimulation
D.V. Gupta, P.S. Carman, R. Venugopal, Baker Hughes

1635

155954

New Mathematical Models for Calculating the Proppant Embedment and Fracture Conductivity
Y. Gao, Peking University; Y. Lv, M. Wang, China Pingmei Shenma Group; K. Li, China and Yangtze Universities

ePoster

 

160140

Parameters Controlling Hydraulic Fracturing and Fractue Tip-Dominated Leakoff in Unconsolidated Sands
R.S. Hurt, Baker Hughes; L.N. Germanovich, Georgia Institute of Technology

Room 217C

Novel Solutions for Classical Reservoir Engineering Issues

Session Chairpersons: Byron Haynes, Shell; Robert Tester, ExxonMobil

The papers in this session provide novel techniques for analyzing a variety of reservoir engineering topics. These topics include predicting gas reservoir performance, waterflood performance, reserves determination, development options in thin oil columns, hydraulic fracturing, and production forecasting pitfalls and recommended practices.

1400

160170

Development of a Correlation for the Estimation of Condensate to Gas Ratio (CGR) and Other Key Gas Properties From Density/Molecular Weight
B. Dindoruk, Shell

1425

159956

Analysis of Unsteady Responses of Natural Gas Reservoirs via a Universal Natural Gas Type-Curve Formulation
H. Ayala, F. Luis, P. Ye, Pennsylvania State University

1450

156956

Simple Tools for Forecasting Waterflood Performance
B. Can, C. Kabir, Hess

1545

159067

Fault-Block Transmissibility Estimation Using Injection and Production Data in Waterfloods
Y. Bansal, Pennsylvania State University; M. Sayarpour, Chevron

1610

155443

Instilling Realism in Production Forecasting: Dos and Don'ts
A.K. Rajvanshi, R. Meyling, D. Haaf, Petroleum Development Oman

1635

159564

Semi-Analytical Modeling of Steam-Solvent Gravity Drainage of Heavy Oil and Bitumen, Part 1: Enhanced Flow Rate at Mobile Zone
M. Faradonbeh, University Of Calgary; T.G. Harding, Nexen; J. Abedi, University of Calgary

ePosters

 

158603

New Upscaling Scheme for Capillary Dominant Displacement
S. Behzadi, V. Alvarado, University of Wyoming

 

159687

Productivity Index and Inflow Performance of Hydraulically Fractured Formations
S.J. Al Rbeawi, D. Tiab, The University of Oklahoma

Room 214B

Creating Value with Unconventional

Moderators: Randal Brush, William M. Cobb and Associates; Bradford Larson, Societe Generale

This session will convene a panel of authorities on our topic representing diverse segments and points of view across both US and non-US plays: operators, service company, academia, banking/finance, and consultant/advisory.

Panelists:

  • Alan Farquharson, Range Resources
  • William J. Haskett, Decision Strategies
  • William N Knecht, Gaffney Cline Associates
  • A. Lance Langford, Statoil
  • John Lee, University of Houston
  • David E. Roberts, Marathon Oil
  • Brady Rodgers, J.P. Morgan

Room 217D

Thermal Recovery Methods and Mechanisms for Heavy Oil Reservoirs

Session Chairpersons: Namit Jaiswal, Shell; Connie Smith, ExxonMobil

Production of large heavy oil resources present special challenges compared to light crude oil. This session focuses on new methods to monetize heavy oil by thermal methods using new additives to steam and understanding of the reservoir mechanical and flow properties under these thermal methods.

1400

158324

The Wafra Field First Eocene Carbonate Reservoir Steamflood Pilots:  Geology, Heterogeneity, Steam/Rock Interaction, and Reservoir Response

W.S. Meddaugh, W.T. Osterloh, I. Gupta, N. Champenoy, D.E. Rowan, N. Toomey, S. Aziz, S. Hoadley, J. Brown, F. Al-Yami, Chevron

1425

159439

Experimental Investigation of Bitumen Recovery from Fractured Carbonates Using Hot-Solvents
V. Pathak, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta; N.R. Edmunds, Laricina Energy

1450

159437

An Approach To Model CHOPS (Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand) and Post-CHOPS Applications
A. Shokri, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta

1545

159257

A Critical Review of Hybrid Steam-Solvent Processes to Recover Heavy Oil
M. Ardali, M.A. Barrufet, Texas A&M University; D.D. Mamora, Mamora and Associates; F. Qiu, Schlumberger

1610

159277

New Insights Into Steam-Solvent Co-Injection Process Mechanism
R.K. Jha, M. Kumar, I.P. Benson, E.J. Hanzlik, Chevron

1635

160316

Semi-Analytical Modeling of Steam-Solvent Gravity Drainage of Heavy Oil and Bitumen, Part 1: Enhanced Flow Rate at Mobile Zone
M. Faradonbeh, University Of Calgary; T.G. Harding, Nexen; J. Abedi, University of Calgary

Room 214D

Transient Pressure and Rate Analysis for Reservoir Characterizations and Well Performance Prediction

Session Chairpersons: John Cochrane, Chevron; Lang Zhan, Schlumberger

The papers in this session propose novel solutions to address practical and theoretical issues in pressure and rate transient analyses. The presentations will cover applications to reservoir characterizations and well performance prediction for carbonate, deep water turbidite and shale gas reservoirs.

1400

159126

Reservoir Connectivity Analysis Using Long Term Interference Testing in a Waterflood Pilot in the Carbonate Marrat Formation of the Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait
N.H. Gazi, F. Ali, M. Al-Naqi, L. Dashti, A. Al-Qattan, Kuwait Oil Company; F.A. Al-Farhan, Schlumberger

1425

159090

Estimating Stratigraphic Parameters from Well Test Data in Turbidite Reservoirs
T. Chen, J. Noirot, A. Khandelwal, G. Xue, M.D. Barton, F.O. Alpak, Shell

1450

159801

Pressure-Dependent Natural-Fracture Permeability in Shale and its Effect on Shale-Gas Well Production
Y. Cho, Colorado School of Mines; O. Apaydin, EOG Resources; E. Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines

1545

159710

Bias in Rate Transient Analysis Methods: Shale Gas Wells
A. Agnia, A. Alkouh, R.A. Wattenbarger, Texas A&M University

1610

158041

Impact of Material Balance Equation Selection on Rate-Transient Analysis of Shale Gas
J. Williams-Kovacs, C.R. Clarkson, M. Nobakht, University of Calgary

1635

159734

Improving Well-Performance-Data Analysis in Laplace Space by Using Cubic Splines and Boundary Mirroring
M. Ahmadi, O. Gonzalez, MI3 Petroleum Engineering; E. Ozkan, E. Parsa, Colorado School of Mines

ePosters

 

158096

Transient Pressure Test Interpretation from Continuously and Discretely Fractured Reservoirs
F.J. Kuchuk, D. Biryukov, Schlumberger

 

159568

Calculation of Average Reservoir Pressure During Primary and Secondary Recovery and Under Variable Boundary Conditions
A. Dastan, M.M. Kamal, J.R. Collins, E. Neubauer, Chevron

1515-1545, Bridge Hall Prefunction

Knowledge Sharing ePosters

1515

157618

The RCA Corrosion Attack in Once Through Steam Generators Tubes Failures: South Oman Steam EOR Case Study
A. Nengkoda, Petroleum Development Oman; S. Supranto, I. Prasetyo, S. Purwono, H. Amijaya, S. Suryono, Gadjah Mada University

1515

156945

Torque and Drag Modeling Advanced Techniques and Troubleshooting
J. McCormick, Halliburton; G. Liu, Pegasus Vertex

1515

160140

Parameters Controlling Hydraulic Fracturing and Fractue Tip-Dominated Leakoff in Unconsolidated Sands
R.S. Hurt, Baker Hughes; L.N. Germanovich, Georgia Institute of Technology

1515

159687

Productivity Index and Inflow Performance of Hydraulically Fractured Formations
S.J. Al Rbeawi, D. Tiab, The University of Oklahoma

1515

159568

Calculation of Average Reservoir Pressure During Primary and Secondary Recovery and Under Variable Boundary Conditions
A. Dastan, M.M. Kamal, J.R. Collins, E. Neubauer, Chevron

1530

160236

Experience with Fiberglass (GRE) Lined Carbon Steel Tubular for Corrosion Protection for Oil Production Applications
Q.J. Sharif, O. Esmail, Saudi Aramco; G. Radhakrishnan, J. Simpson, M. Bremner, MaxTube

1530

159202

First Successful Rigless Conversion of Subsurface Safety Valves From Tubing Retrievable to Wireline Retrievable in the Middle East
K. Yateem, S.M. Hanbzazah, S.M. Alsyed, Saudi Aramco; A. Fouad, Schlumberger; S.M. Mahamed, Saudi Aramco

1530

159679

Improving the Accuracy of Directional Wellbore Surveying in the Norwegian Sea
I. Edvardsen, Baker Hughes;  T. Lynne Hansen, University of Trondheim; M. Gjertsen, H.F. Wilson, Baker Hughes

1530

158603

New Upscaling Scheme for Capillary Dominant Displacement
S. Behzadi, V. Alvarado, University of Wyoming

1530

158096

Transient Pressure Test Interpretation from Continuously and Discretely Fractured Reservoirs
F.J. Kuchuk, D. Biryukov, Schlumberger

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