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Technical Sessions—Tuesday, 0830–1155

Room 342

Session 11: Optimizing E&P Learning for Students and Professionals

Moderators: Bill Fiffick, CanRig Drilling Technologies; Luciane Bonet-Cunha, Petrobras

Members of academia and industry share their latest approaches for effectively and efficiently developing critical E&P knowledge and skills.

0830

166109

New Blood to the E&P How to Attract, Educate and Train New E&P Professionals
A. Suarez, Repsol; J.T. Ford, Heriot-Watt University

0855

166358

Petroleum Engineering Curricula: Are they Adequate for Technological Developments and Future Demands
M.A. Aggour, Texas A&M University

0920

166308

Value of Competency and Value of Competency Assessment
T.L. Nieman, J.R. Schuyler, J.F. Brett, PetroSkills

0945

166338

Creating a Comprehensive Staff Development System for Technical Competence Advancement—In a Russian Company
J. Lelek, TNK-BP

1040

166342

A Project Based Production Engineering Training Course for Improved Job Performance
J.E. Phillips, D.W. Wilkie,  , T. Aggour, Saudi Aramco

1105

166091

Exploration of Media Convergence To Enhance Blended Training Effectiveness
R. Lee, B. Krause, Baker Hughes

1130

166181

Front Line Leadership in the Oilfield
A.D. Horn, Eos Resources

ePoster

 

166397

Contribution to the Empowerment of Women in the Oil Industry
HH. Hosnia, M.A. Capello, Kuwait Oil

 

166213

Rising Challenges Call for New Strategies to Prepare Future Leaders and Innovators
M.A. Al-Otaibi, A. Al-Qahtani, Saudi Aramco

 

166416

Petroleum Engineering Curricula: Is it Better to Enhance Geographical Diversity or to Standardize International Education?
G. Falcone, C. Teodoriu, Technology University Clausthal; M.A. Barrufet, Texas A&M University

Room 238 and 239

Session 12: Digital Oilfield Technologies

Moderators: James Brannigan, Schlumberger; Andrei Popa, Chevron

This session includes discussions about progress on smart oilfield technology as related to drilling, production, and recovery optimization.

0830

166387

Drilling Rig Sensor Data Validation in the Presence of Real Time Process Variations
A. Ambrus, P. Ashok, E. van Oort, The University of Texas at Austin

0855

166339

Integrated Data Visualization with e-Wellbooks: Gaining Efficiencies to Enable Production in Gulf of Mexico
S.K. Bhan, R.K. Kunichoff, M.H. Yousif, L. Tiu, G. Leist, Shell

0920

166486

Delivering Key WITSML Measured and Interpreted Well Information Through RESQML V2 For Reservoir Characterization and Flow Simulation
R.C. Henri-Bally, Total; J. Rainaud, IFP; L. Deny, Paradigm; CM. King, Texas A&M University;  P. Verney, Geosiris; J. Schey, Energistics

Room 238 and 239

Session 13: Score Card: More than a Decade of Smart Oilfield Technologies

Session Chairpersons:Iraj Ershaghi, University of Southern California; Michael Konopczynski, Halliburton

In this session, a panel of high level executives from operating companies will review the impact of implementing smart oilfield technologies in their business units.

1040

166516

Technology as an Enabler
W. Williams, M.K. Hauser; D. Woodal, Chevron; I. Ershaghi, University of Southern California

Invited Speakers

 

Impacting the Bottom Line with Innovative Data Driven Solutions
Fareed Abdulla, Sr. VP Operating Company, ADCO

 

 

Back to the Future – A Retrospect of a Most Successful Smart Field Journey
Klaus Mueller, Technology Manager Joint Ventures, Shell

Room 255, 256, and 257

Session 14: Advances in Well Test Analysis for Reservoir Monitoring

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

This session focuses on the technology advances and applications of well test theory and analysis for reservoir monitoring and performance improvement.

0830

166222

Pressure and Temperature Transient Analysis: Hydraulic Fractured Well Application
P.M. Ribeiro, R.N. Horne, Stanford University

0855

166296

Pressure Transient Tests and Flow Regimes in Fractured Reservoirs
F.J. Kuchuk, D. Biryukov, Schlumberger

0920

166333

Interpreting Distributed-Temperature Measurements Gathered in Deepwater Gas-Well Testing
C. Kabir, X. Yi, M.A. Jakymec, Hess; A.R. Hasan, Texas A&M University

0945

166074

In-Situ Poisson’s Ratio Determination from Interference Transient Well Test
M. Shahri, S. Miska, University of Tulsa

1040

166120

Modeling Wellbore Transient Fluid-Temperature and Pressure During Diagnostic Fracture Injection Testing in Unconventional Reservoirs
B. Nojabaei, Pennsylvania State University; A.R. Hasan, Texas A&M University; C. Kabir, Hess

1105

166458

Multiple Well Deconvolution
J. Cumming, D. Wooff, Durham University; T.M. Whittle, BG Group; A.C. Gringarten, Imperial College

1130

166147

Theory and Applications of Pressure and Rate Transient Analysis in Unconventional Reservoirs
M.A. Torcuk, Colorado School of Mines; B. Kurtoglu, Marathon Oil; P. Fakcharoenphol, H. Kazemi, Colorado School of Mines

ePosters

 

166477

A New Finite-Element Numerical Model for Analyzing Transient Pressure Response of  Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs
N.G. Doonechaly, Y. Cinar, S. Rahman, University of New South Wales

 

166512

Joint Inversion of Production and Temperature Data for Identification of Permeability Distributionwith Depth in Deep Reservoirs
Z. Zhang, University of California; B. Jafarpour, University of Southern California

Room 244 and 245

Session 15: Smart Wells and Inflow Control Devices

Session Chairpersons: Martin Coronado, Baker Hughes; Rajesh Chanpura, Schlumberger

Case studies, lessons learned, best practices, and innovative technologies related to smart wells and inflow control devices for production and injection optimization are presentation topics in this session.

0830

166209

Intelligent Completions and Un-Cemented Liners Combine to Provide a Fully Completed Solution with Zonal Isolation in Norway
A.W. Kent, D.W. Burkhead, R.C. Burton, K. Furui, S.C. Actis, K. Bjornen, J.J. Constantine, W.W. Gilbert, R. Hodge, L.B. Ledlow, M. Nozaki, A. Vasshus, T. Zhang, ConocoPhillips

0855

166168

Records Success in a Frontline Pilot Deployment of Intelligent Well Completion with Multiple Technology Applications
O.A. Okpokpor, A. Iorkam, T. Alabi, E.J. Nnanna, A.B. Oguntimehin, E.I. Mbanefo, Shell; C.O. Erumwunse, Halliburton

0920

166381

Utilizing Production Logging Measurement Model Matching to Improve Inflow Control Device (ICD) Completion Design in Offshore Horizontal Wells
K.I. Zorbalas, K.S. Al Yateem, Saudi Aramco; M.M. Abd Elfattah, Schlumberger

0945

166271

A Case Study Using A Remote Controlled Downhole Valve For Completion Installation
A.R. Cooper, K. Oddie, Red Spider Technology

1040

166141

A Successful Trial of Special Down-hole Completion for Optimizing Injection Profile in a Highly Fractured Horizontal Well
Y. Al-Abdulmohsin, M. Al-Mosa, A. AlJandal, H. Al-Ghafli, Saudi Aramco; A. Al-Mulhem, R. Kamal, M. El-Tonsy, Weatherford

1105

166367

Application of Inflow Control Device Technology and its Value Realization for Kuwait Oil Fields Through Best Practices and Multidisciplinary Team Work
A.K. Al-Jasmi, M.A. Siddiqui, K.G. Al-Anezi, H. Zaki, Kuwait Oil

1130

166266

The Role of Autonomous Flow Control in SAGD Well Design
S. Banerjee, A. Jobling, T.A. Abdelfattah,  H.T. Nguyen, Baker Hughes

ePoster

 

166158

A Milestone in Production Optimization in the Niger Delta Using Intelligent Completions
U. Chinwe, E. Nnanna, O. Okpokpor, I. Yahaya, O. Friday, E. Erumwunse, C. Agbonaye, Halliburton

 

166495

Autonomous ICD Installation Success in Ecuador Heavy Oil: A Case Study
B. Least, A.J. Bonner, R. Regulacion, Halliburton; R. Peñaranda, T.F. Sampedro, F. Oloma, Repsol

 

166285

Autonomous ICD Multiphase Testing
S. Greci, B. Least, Halliburton; A. Wilemon, Southwest Research Institute

Room E3

Session 16: Directional and MWD

Session Chairpersons: Anthony Pink, National Oilwell Varco; Junichi Sugiura, Schlumberger

Steerable tools, measure while drilling (MWD), and logging while drilling (LWD) technologies continue to be a strong area of innovation in tools and applications. This session highlights recent technology developments in rotary steerable and vertical drilling systems, steerable tool applications, new survey methods, electromagnetic telemetry, and LWD sampling devices.

0830

166517

Fully Mechanical 3D Rotary Steering Technology Provides Economical Alternative To Conventional Rotary Steerable Tools
D. Herrington, S.S. Mercer, National Oilwell Varco

0855

166344

Steerable Drilling Liner Used to Increase Recovery on the Grane Field at the Norwegian Continental Shelf
M. Eidem, G. Grindhaug, M. Paulus, C. Kanzler, E. Skarsbo, Statoil; S. Schwartze, N. Spreckelmeyer, C.C. Clemmensen, Baker Hughes

0920

166166

Casing Whilt Driking Utilizing Rotary Steerable Technology in the Stag Field-Offshore Australia
K.S. Graves, Apache Energy; D.C. Herrera, Schlumberger

0945

166099

An Innovative Survey Method Using Rotating Sensors Significantly Improves the Continuous Azimuth and Inclination Measurement Near Vertical and Offers Improved Kickoff Capabilities
A. Bowler, J. Sugiura, R. Lowdon, R.F. Hawkins, S. Jones, Schlumberger

1040

166467

Novel Drilling System Offers Rotary Steerable System Performance With Real Time Survey in Top Hole Sections While Reducing Overall Costs
P. Neil, M. Faines, D. Herrington, National Oilwell Varco

1105

166427

Challenges and Opportunities of LWD Sampling: A Case Study From the Gulf of Mexico
A. Cartellieri, M. Meister, J. Pragt, F. Galvan Sanchez, Baker Hughes

1130

166190

Innovative Technology to Extend EM-M/LWD Drilling Depth
A. Rodriguez, C. MacMillan, C. Maranuk, J. Watson, Weatherford

ePoster

 

166226

Improving the Accuracy and Reliability of MWD Magnetic Wellbore Directional Surveying in the Barents Sea
I. Edvardsen, Baker Hughes; E. Nyrnes, Statoil;  M. Johnsen, T. Hansen, U.P. Løvhaug, University of Tromsø; J. Matzka, Technical University of Denmark

Room E2

Session 17: Stimulation of Unconventional Reservoirs

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

This session examines optimization of stimulation practices in unconventional reservoirs from the Bakken and Marcellus to Eagle Ford shales. The impact of refracturing, shut-ins, and fracture complexity on production is discussed.

0830

166479

The Value Proposition for Applying Advanced Completion and Stimulation Designs to the Bakken Central Basin
L.G. Griffin, C.M. Pearson, S. Strickland, J. McChesney, C.A. Wright, Liberty Resources; J. Mayer, B. Coleman, Zavanna; M. Roth, Transform Software and Services; L. Weijers, Liberty Oilfield Services

0855

166268

An Unconventional Approach to a Conventional Field: How the Slickwater Has Changed the Game in the Cardium
B. Lamson, D. Keith, Lightstream Resources; Y. Zotskine, K.D. Yule, Calfrac Well Services

0920

166101

Factors Affecting Early Well Productivity in Six Shale Plays
J.W. Crafton, Performance Sciences; S. Noe, CESI Chemical

0945

166505

Defining Three Regions Of Hydraulic Fracture Connectivity, In Unconventional Reservoirs, Help Designing Completions With Improved Long-Term Productivity
R. Suarez-Rivera, Schlumberger; L.A. Behrmann, Consultant; S.J. Green, J. Burghardt, S. Stanchits, E. Edelman, A. Surdi, Schlumberger

1040

166482

FreezeFrac Improves the Productivity of Gas Shales
S. Enayatpour, E. van Oort, T. Patzek, University of Texas at Austin

1105

Invited Speaker

Hydrocarbon Production and Microseismic Monitoring—Treatment Optimization in the Marcellus Shale
C.W. Neuhaus, MicroSeismic (164807)

1130

166494

Eagle Ford Shale: Hydraulic Fracturing, Completion and Production Trends, Part III.
S. Centurion, R. Cade, X. Luo, J-P. Junca-Laplace, Baker Hughes

Room 243

Session 18: Managing Our Environment: Ground, Air, and Water

Session Chairpersons: Sumit Rath, Halliburton; Sachin Mahajan, Consultant

This session will provide insight on environmental regulations, reducing the environmental impact, alternatives methods, and best practices in relation to managing our environment.

0830

166143

Multilateral Wells in the Urucu Field of Western Brazil: Reducing the Environmental Impact in the Amazon
S.C. Mendes, M. Albuquerque, Petrobras; M. Vento, N. Batista, Halliburton

0855

166311

Frequency Distributions of Effective Permeability and Gas Flux in Leaky Wellbores
Q. Tao, S.L. Bryant, D. Checkai, University of Texas at Austin

0920

166451

Field Deployment of Fracturing Site Sand Fill Dust Mitigation System
T. Anderson, A. Parks, J. Arellano,  National Oilwell Varco

0945

166146

Environmental Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in Queensland
D. Campin, Queensland Dept-Environment and Heritage Protection

1040

166515

Let’s Pump Up New Orleans - Using Oil Industry Techniques and Expertise to Solve an Environmental Problem Caused by Geologic Conditions
C. Allen, Heriot-Watt University; D.E. Arnold, Consultant

1105

166432

Proposed Alternative Method for Calculating Emissions from Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
A.J. Sexton, Trimeric; L.D. Hinman, Noble Energy; R. McKaskle, K. Fisher, Trimeric

1130

166438

Remote Gas Detection System Using Infrared Camera Technology And Sophisticated Gas Plume Detection Computer Algorithm
H.M. Abdel-Moati, ExxonMobil; J.M. Morris, Y, Ruan, Y. Zeng, Providence Photonics

Room 338 and 339

Session 19: Formation Testing

Session Chairpersons: Edward Boratko, Schlumberger; Calvin Kessler, Kessler-Petro

This session will focus on wireline formation testing (WFT) technology. Downhole fluid analysis (DFA) tools and applications will be highlighted—among them a new optical sensor, combining DFA with mud log composition, advances in asphaltene nanoscience, and a recent breakthrough in the understanding of oil-water interfacial tension. Other highlights include a DFA case study from the North Sea and an innovative pressure transient analysis application for coal bed methane using existing WFT equipment.

0830

166083

The Dynamics of Fluids in Reservoirs
O.C. Mullins, J.Y. Zuo, Schlumberger; C. Dong, H. Elshahawi, Shell; D.J. Seifert, Saudi Aramco; M.E. Cribbs, Chevron

0855

166415

Field Test of a New Optic Sensor Based on Integrated Computational Elements for Downhole Fluid Analysis
K. Eriksen, Statoil; C.M. Jones, R. Freese, A. van Zuilekom, L. Gao, D. Perkins, D. Chen, D. Gascooke, B. Engelman, Halliburton

0920

166246

Quantitative Mud Gas Reconciliation with Downhole Fluid Analysis: Towards a Quantitative Fluid Log
E. Caroli, C. Lafaurie, B. Barraud, G. Segalini, Total

0945

166278

Asphaltene Nanoscience and Reservoir Fluid Gradients, Tar Mat Formation, and the Oil-Water Interface
O.C. Mullins, A.E. Pomerantz, J.Y. Zuo, A.B. Andrews, P. Hammond, Schlumberger; C. Dong, H. Elshahawi, Shell; D.J. Seifert, Saudi Aramco; J.P. Rane, S. Banerjee, City College New York; V. Pauchard, SINTEF

1040

166204

Fluid Profiling for Reservoir Evaluation—Two Norwegian Case Studies
T. Pfeiffer, Schlumberger; V. Kretz, BG Norge; D. Opsen, Wintershall Norge; V.V. Achourov, O.C. Mullins, Schlumberger

1105

166088

A Novel Approach for Efficiently Evaluating Extended Intervals in Coal Bed Methane Reservoirs
J.H. Harfoushian, H.R. Pourabed, H. Moh, V. Torlov, B. Cheong, Schlumberger

1130

166385

Integration of Downhole Fluid Analysis and the Flory-Huggins-Zuo EOS for Asphaltene Gradients and Advanced Formation Evaluation
J.Y. Zuo, H. Dumont, O. Mullins, Schlumberger; C. Dong, H. Elshahawi, Shell; D.J. Seifert, Saudi Aramco

ePosters

 

166497

Mapping CO2 in Real Time in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs with Downhole Fluid Analysis: First Successful Experience in the East Irish Sea, UK Continental Shelf
B. Quayle, S. James, M. Quine, Centrica Energy; I. De Santo, P. Jeffreys, J. Zuo, Schlumberger

 

166492

Integration of Static and Dynamic Data for Enhanced Reservoir Characterization, Geological Modeling and Well Performance Studies
S.M. Ma, Saudi Aramco; M. Zeybek, F.J. Kuchuk, Schlumberger

Room 344 and 345

Session 20: Nanoscale Recovery Mechanisms and Fluid Flow

Session Chairpersons: Matt Honarpour, Hess; Paul Boonen, Boonen-Petro

The session covers the use of nanoparticles in various recovery mechanisms and nanoporosity issues in organic rich shale and tight gas reservoirs.

 

0830

166402

Imaging of Fluid Mobility in Fractured Cores Using Time-Lapse Positron Emission Tomography
M. Maucec, R. Dusterhoft, R. Rickman, R. Gibson, Halliburton; A. Buffler, M. Stankiewicz, M. van Heerden, University of Cape Town

0855

166072

Gelled Emulsions of CO2-Water-Nanoparticles
F.M. AlOtaibi, S.L. Kokal, Y. Chang, J. AlQahtani, A. AlAbdalwahab, Saudi Aramco

0920

166447

Modeling  Low Salinity Waterflooding: Ion Exchange, Geochemistry and Wettability Alteration
C.T. Dang, University of Calgary; L.X. Nghiem, Computer Modelling Group; Z. Chen, University of Calgary; Q.P. Nguyen, University of Texas At Austin

0945

166419

The Impact of Shale Preservation on the Petrophysical Properties of Organic-Rich Shales
C. Jung, J. Zhou, M.E. Chenevert, M.M. Sharma, University of Texas At Austin

1040

166346

Investigation of Nanoparticle Adsorption During Transport in Porous Media
T. Zhang, M. Murphy, H. Yu, H. Bageria, K. Yoon, B. Nielson, C. Bielawski, K. Johnston, C. Huh, S.L. Bryant, University of Texas At Austin

1105

166319

Conditions for Generating Nanoparticle-Stabilized CO2 Foams in Fracture and Matrix Flow
A. Aroonsri, A.J. Worthen, T. Hariz, K.P. Johnston, C. Huh, S.L. Bryant, University of Texas At Austin

1130

166294

Enhancing Oil Recovery Through Controlling Formation Fines Migration at Their Sources in Waterflooding Reservoirs With Nanoparticles
T. Huang, D. Clark, Baker Hughes

ePosters

 

166302

Influence of Surface-Treated Nanoparticles on Displacement Patterns During CO2 Injection
B. Aminzadeh, D. Chung, X. Zhang, S. Bryant, C. Huh, D. DiCarlo, The University of Texas at Austin

 

166281

EOR in Tight Oil Reservoirs Through Wettability Alteration
P. Kathel, K.K. Mohanty, University of Texas At Austin

Room 252, 253, and 254

Session 21: Enhanced Oil Recovery Using a Variety of Recovery Processes

Session Chairpersons: John Cochrane, Chevron; James Baldwin, Hess

Session paper topics focus on cold water, gas, CO2, polymer, surfactant polymer, and alkali surfactant polymer displacement processes.

0830

166371

A New Method for Modeling Bypassed Oil Recovery in EOS Compositional Simulation
B. Zhang, R. Okuno, University of Alberta

0855

166157

A Novel Forecasting Model for Chemical Flooding Enhanced Oil Recovery
A. Mollaei, BP; M. Delshad, Z. Li, University of Texas At Austin

0920

166256

History Matching of a Successful Polymer Flood Pilot in the Pelican Lake Heavy Oil Field (Canada)
P. Delaplace, E. Delamaide, F. Roggero, G. Renard, IFP Energies

0945

166283

Enhanced Oil Recovery In Gas-Flooded, Carbonate Reservoirs By Wettability-Altering Surfactants
L. Wang, K.K. Mohanty, University of Texas At Austin

1040

166114

Static and Dynamic CFD Modeling of Viscoelastic Polymer; Trapped Oil Displacement and Deformation at the Pore-Level
A. Afsharpoor, M. Balhoff, University of Texas at Austin

1105

166270

Investigation of Miscibility Behavior of CO2-Rich Hydrocarbon System with Implications for Gas Injection EOR
N. Lindeloff, K. Mogensen, Maersk Oil; K. Pedersen, P.C. Tybjerg, Calsep; R. Noman, Qatar Petroleum

1130

166523

A Novel Mechanistic Approach for Modeling  Low Salinity Water Injection
A. Korrani, K. Sepehrnoori, M. Delshad, University of Texas At Austin

ePoster

 

166483

A Comprehensive Kinetics Model for Light Oil Oxidation/Combustion Reactions Under High Pressure Air Injection Process (HPAI)
Y. Barzin, R.G. Moore, S.A. Mehta, M.G. Ursenbach, University of Calgary; F. Tabasinejad, Belgrave Oil and Gas

 

166345

Mass Transfer on  Multiphase Transitions in Low-Temperature CO2 Floods
R. Okuno, Z. Xu, University of Alberta

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