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Technical Sessions—Tuesday, 1400–1700

Room 342

Session 22: Uniting Academia and Industry to Solve the People Challenge

Session Chairpersons: Kent Nuttall, Baker Hughes; Tamir Aggour, Saudi Aramco

Panelists: Stephen Holditch, Texas A&M University; Michael Economides, University of Houston; Jose Cunha, Ecopetrol America; Henry Edmundson, Schlumberger

 

Experts from academia and industry address the challenges and solutions associated with the current talent shortage in the industry.

Room 238 and 239

Session 23: Modeling of Production Monitoring, Control, and Optimization

Session Chairpersons: Dan Hill, Texas A&M University; Mohammad Tabatabaei, Marathon Oil

 

With rapid development in downhole monitoring and control technologies, modeling the relationship between production behaviors and measurement responses becomes critical for optimizing production performance. This session presents the theories and models from interpretation of tool responses to close-loop production optimization.

1400

166098

Managing Shut-in Time To Enhance Gas Flow Rate in Hydraulic Fractured Shale Reservoirs: A Simulation Study
P. Fakcharoenphol, M.A. Torcuk, Colorado School of Mines; A. Bertoncello, Hess; H. Kazemi, Y-S. Wu; Colorado School of Mines; J. Wallace, M.M. Honarpour, Hess

1425

166241

Temperature Prediction Model for a Horizontal Well with Multiple Fractures in a Shale Reservoir
N. Yoshida, D. Zhu,  A.D. Hill,Texas A&M University

1450

166384

Field Production Optimization Using Closed-Loop Direct Feedback Control of Intelligent Wells: Application to the Brugge Model
F.A. Dilib, M.D. Jackson, A.Y. Khairullin, Imperial College London

1545

166521

The Use of a Probabilistic Methodology to Generate and Manage the Production Forecast for Accomplishing Company’s Level Goals
R. Castano, C. Medina, Hocol

1610

166364

Simple and Cost-Effective Hydrate Prevention for Flowback After Hydraulic Fracturing: Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitor (KHI) / Methanol Mixture
T. Huff, BP; S. Cook, Baker Hughes; R. Trebing, M. Glover, BP; T. Garza, V. Thieu, Baker Hughes

1635

166211

A Correlation for the Coefficient of Inertial Resistance for Producing Reservoirs within the Columbus Basin
K. Baksh, BP

ePosters

 

166350

Gas Condensate Well Unloading Critical Rate
M.B. Alamu, SPT Group, a Schlumberger company

 

166198

Estimating Proved Reserves in Tight/Shale Wells Using the Modified SEPD Method
S. Yu, ConocoPhillips; W.J. Lee, University of Houston; D.J. Miocevic, ConocoPhillips; D. Li, University of Houston; S. Harris, Texas A&M University

Room 255, 256, and 257

Session 24: Reservoir Monitoring Case Studies

Session Chairpersons: Stephen Marinello, Shell; Keshav Narayanan, BHP Billiton

This session showcases reservoir monitoring case studies from around the world. Themes include the monitoring examples of deep water systems, and the usage of monitoring technology for reservoir performance analysis.

1400

166140

Crosswell Magnetic Sensing of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for Subsurface Applications
A. Rahmani, S. Bryant, C. Huh, A. Athey, M. Ahmadian, The University of Texas at Austin; J. Chen, M. Wilt, Schlumberger

1425

166298

Influence of Hydraulic Fractures on Wellbore/Sandface Temperatures During Production
J.F. App, Chevron

1450

166411

Real-Time Dynamic Surveillance of Deepwater Slope Systems in Block-14, Angola
N. Rivera, N.J. Drinkwater, D. Charles, Chevron

1545

166366

Pressure Analysis in SAGD Well Pairs: Case Studies
A.N. Duong, ConocoPhillips

1610

166247

The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: How Time-Lapse Seismic Helped Assessing Water Injection in an Offshore Carbonate Reservoir in the Campos Basin, Brazil
P.R. Pires, M.H. Grochau, Petrobras; F. Villaudy, Beicip-Franlab; P.M. Benac, Petrobras

1635

166128

Mangala Well and Reservoir Management: The Journey to 150,000 BoPd
S. Verma, D. Prasad, R. Tandon, P. Kumar, A. Singh, Cairn India

Room 244 and 245

Session 25: Completion Optimization in Unconventional Reservoirs

Session Chairpersons: Robert Woodroof, ProTechnics; Jing Du, Total

Unconventional reservoirs completion optimization is the focus of this session—specifically, those that involve cased-hole, open-hole, and coiled tubing completions. It will include case histories involving microseismic, DTS, proppant tracing, and chemical tracing. The reservoirs involved include shale and carbonate plays in the US and the North Sea.

1400

166295

A Case History of Comprehensive Hydraulic Fracturing Monitoring in the Cana Woodford
T. Lowe, M. Potts,D. Wood, Devon Energy

1425

166391

Open Hole Packers Provide Zonal Isolation for High Pressure Acid Stimulation Within a Chalk Reservoir
P. Hazel, Welltec; H. Singh, Total; J.J. Baardsen,; R. Vasques, R. Pearcy, N. Hannah, Welltec

1450

166229

A North American Review of Commercial Shale Plays: Have We Learned Anything Besides Serendipity?
R.F. Shelley, StrataGen Engineering; M. Mullen, Stimulation Petrophysics; W.A. Minner, StrataGen Engineering

1545

166488

Using Completion Diagnostics to Optimize Completion Designs in Several Horizontal Shale Plays
M. Johnson, J.J. Pechiney, M. Warren, R. Woodroof, R.S. Leonard, C. Moore, ProTechnics

1610

166303

Unlimited Multistage Frac Completion System: A Revolutionary Ball-Activated System with Single Size Balls
F. Yuan, E. Blanton, B. Conevey, C. Palmer, Weatherford

1635

166511

Targeted Annular Hydraulic Fracturing Using CT-Enabled Frac Sleeves: A Case History From Montana's Bakken Formation
L. Castro, C.C. Johnson, C. Thacker, Baker Hughes

ePoster

 

166237

In-situ Disintegrating Completion Tools By Means of Controlled Microgalvanic Cells
Z. Zhang, Z. Xu, B.J. Salinas, Baker Hughes

Room E3

Session 26: Cementing and Fluids

Session Chairpersons: Robert Dillenbeck, Chevron; Neal Trotter, Chevron

This session highlights innovations in cementing materials and inspection techniques, as well as laboratory and field evaluations of drilling fluids and their effects on the drillability and rop of Pre-Salt formations in Brazil. An innovative technique for borehole strengthening with nanoparticles will also be presented.

1400

166529

Successful implementation of Engineered Fiber Based Loss Circulation Control Solution to Effectively Cure Losses While Drilling, Cementing and Work Over Operations in Oman
B. Jain, M.A. Khattak, A.M. Mesa, S.A. Kalbani, A. Meyer, Schlumberger; S. Aghbari, A. Al-Salti, B. Hennette, M. Khaldi, A. Al-Yaqoubi, H. Al-Sharji, Petroleum Development Oman

1425

166094

Foam Cement Job Simulations: Learning From Field Measurements
M.I. Dooply, N.C. Flamant,  A. Iza Kanahuati, T. Pringuey, Schlumberger

1450

166126

Fluorous-Based Drilling Fluid for Ultra-High Temperature Wells
K.A. Galindo, J.P. Deville, Halliburton; B.J. Espagne, Total; D. Pasquier, I. Henaut, IFP Energies; S. Rovinetti, Solvay Specialty Polymers

1545

166325

Full-Scale Laboratory Study of the Impact of Drilling Fluid Composition and Properties on Penetration Rates in Brazilian Pre-Salt Carbonates
D.A. Curry, R.G. Bland, A. Lourenco, P. Lutes, Baker Hughes Inc; C.E. Fonseca, R.F. Lomba, Petrobras

1610

166327

Feasibility and Challenge of Quantitative Cement Evaluation with LWD Sonic
T. Kinoshita, W. Izuhara, H. Valero, M. Blyth, Schlumberger

1635

166456

Newtonian Fluid in Cementing Operations in Deepwater Wells:  Friend or a Foe?
P.R. Khalilova, Schlumberger; B.E. Koons, Chevron; D.W. Lawrence, A. Elhancha, Schlumberger

ePoster

 

166355

Ultrasonic Curable Nanoparticles Strengthening Technique While Drilling
Z. Xu-Zichen, Y. Jin, M. Chen, China University of Petroleum at Beijing

Room E2

Session 27: Fluid and Environmental Considerations

Session Chairpersons: Michael Fuller, Chevron; Brian Ward, Hess

Technical topics will focus on new developments in stimulation fluids and environmentally-conscious solutions. The presentations will summarize utilization of new technologies and critical case histories, with particular focus on water reusage and optimization of fluid design and placement.

1400

166443

Evolution of Dual Fuel Pressure Pumping for Fracturing: Methods, Economics, Field Trial Results and Improvements in Availability of Fuel
E. Seybold, S. Goswick, G.E. King, B.J. Erickson, M.S. Bahorich, M. Bruchman, F. Chapel, Jr, Apache

1425

166191

High Pressure Multi-Stage Centrifugal Pump for 10,000 psi Frac Pump—HPHPS Frac Pump
D.R. Pettigrew, A. Lillies, Nexen; A. Limanowka, Canadian Advanced ESP

1450

166124

Production Gains Through the Reuse of Fracturing Fluids for Hydraulic Fracturing: A 10-Year Study
S.P. Monroe, D. McCracken, K. Dawson, S. Mouallem, Baker Hughes

1545

166113

A Day in the Life of a Barrel of Water: Evaluating Total Life Cycle Costs of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids
R. Watts, Linde

1610

166090

Modeling Viscosity Responses of Fracturing Fluids Formulated from Flowback and Produced Water Using Advanced Cooperative Optimization Algorithms
L.K. Fontenelle, D. Chen, E. Schnoor, J. Haggstrom, D. Perkins, Halliburton

1635

166471

Comparison of the Impact of Fracturing Fluid Compositional pH on Fracture Wall Properties in Different Shale Formation Samples
R.F. Lafollette, P. Carman Baker Hughes

ePoster

 

166527

Improved Reservoir Management Strategy via Limited Entry Multi-Stage Completion Boosts Production from Massive Carbonate Reservoirs in Saudi Arabia
Z. Rahim, H. Al-Anazi, M. Ahmed, A. Al-Kanaan, Saudi Aramco; W. El-Motty, Packers Plus

 

166224

Optimum Perforation and Changed Stimulation Treatment for Improving Zonal Productivity: Key Enablers for Strategic Reservoir Management of Deep HP-HT Sour Carbonates in North Kuwait
S.P. Pradhan, M.N. Acharya, E. Fidan, N.S. Rao, M. Al-Awadhi, J.R. Singh, Q.M. Dashti, Kuwait Oil

 

166184

Achieving Optimum Placement of Stimulating Fluids in Multilayered Carbonate Reservoirs: A Novel Approach
P. Ramondenc, B. Lecerf, P.M. Tardy, Schlumberger

Room 243

Session 28: Managing Our Safety: Risks, Impacts, and Exposures

Session Chairpersons:Deonarine Jaggernauth, Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago; Derek Tate, Derek Tate Consulting

This session includes papers that will talk about safety, drilling hazards, evaluating costs and implications, vehicle safety and much more.  Come learn more about risk management and advanced safety management.

1400

166412

Aspects of Oilfield Related Accidents
Q. Qi, I. Ershaghi, University of Southern California

1425

166315

Improving EH&S Practices During Turnarounds in Facilities and Plants. A Process Of Knowledge Capture And Transfer Worth Implementing
E. Daher, D. Dowd, United Safety

1450

166223

Quantative Risk Assessment (QRA) Methodology for Offshore Sour Brown Field Development
I. Fahmy, ZADCO

1545

166254

Drilling Hazards Inventory: The Key to Safer and CheaperWells
G. Hoetz, B. Jaarsma, Energie Beheer; M. Kortekaas, TNO

1610

166245

Evaluating the HSE Risk Costs and Reputational Implications of Major Accident Hazards in E&P Activities
A. Petrone, L. La Rosa, E. Sordini, L. Scataglini, F. Dresda, G. De ghetto,P. Cherubin, Eni; S. Pellino, R. Bandini, Tecnomare

1635

166318

Advanced Operational Management System to Safely and Efficiently Operate a Giant Oil and Gas Field
H.I. Al Shuwaikhat, S. Gilani, Saudi Aramco

Room 338 and 339

Session 29: Reservoir Flow Simulation: Where Sophistication is a Must!

Session Chairpersons: Jorge Landa, Chevron; Alejandro Primera Navarro, Eni

Presentations in this session will link reservoir flow simulation to problems in geomechanics, naturally fractured reservoirs, well modeling, field development optimization, and history matching.

1400

166430

Inducing Earthquake by Injecting Water in a Gas Field: Water-Weakening Effect
A. Bois, M. Mohajerani, CurisTec; N. Dousi, SGS Horizon; S. Harms, Vermilion

1425

166199

A New Concept of Wellbore Boundary Condition for Modeling Liquid Loading in Gas Wells
A. Limpasurat, P.P. Valko, Texas A&M University; G. Falcone,  Clausthal University of Technology

1450

166393

Experiences with an Efficient Rate Management Approach for the 8th Tortonian Reservoir in the Vienna Basin
M. Kornberger, OMV; M.R. Thiele, Streamsim Technologies

1545

166161

Effective Method for Field Development Optimization and Its Application in Gulf of Mexico Oil Field
M.L. Litvak, F. Del Mundo, D.W. Schott, BP; O. Isebor, Stanford University

1610

166395

Streamline-Based Time Lapse Seismic Data Integration Incorporating Pressure and Saturation Effects
S. Watanabe, J. Han, A. Datta-Gupta, M.J. King, Texas A&M University

1635

166075

The Upscaling Of Discrete Fracture Models For Faster, Coarse-Scale Simulations of IOR and EOR Processes for Fractured Reservoirs
M. Hui, B. Mallison, M.H. Fyrozjaee, W. Narr, Chevron

ePosters

 

166138

Three-Phase Relative Permeability Modeling in the Simulation of  WAG Injection
L. Zuo, Y. Chen, D. Zhou, J. Kamath, Chevron

 

166336

Optimizing Water Injection in a Mature Chalk Field by Application of Streamline Simulation
K. Johansen, L.J. Jensen, C. Marsden, S. Bakshi, Dong Energy

Room 344 and 345

Session 30: Fluid Flow Mechanisms in EOR Processes

Session Chairpersons: Kaveh Dehghani, Chevron; Namit Jaiswal, Shell

This session will present several novel laboratory and modeling studies on the fluid flow aspect of EOR processes. The presentations discuss wettability and imbibitions at low salinity environment, dispersion, scale-up, and trapping mechanisms in miscible flood and WAG processes. The session also addresses modeling and fluid flow aspect of steam solvent and cyclic solvent recovery of heavy oil reservoirs.

1400

166400

Upscaling of Miscible Floods: An Extension to Koval Theory
L. Jain, L.W. Lake, University of Texas At Austin

1425

166280

Wettability Alteration with Brine Composition in High Temperature Carbonate Reservoirs
S. Chandrasekhar, K.K. Mohanty, University of Texas At Austin

1450

166390

Anisotropic Dispersion and Upscaling for Miscible Displacement
O.O. Adepoju, L.W. Lake, University of Texas; R.T. Johns, Pennsylvania State University

1545

166435

Visual Investigation of Oil Recovery by  Low Salinity Water Injection: Formation of Water Micro-Dispersions and Wettability Alteration
A. Emadi, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt University

1610

166193

Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Oil and Gas Trapping Under Two-and-Three Phase Flow Including Water Alternating Gas (WAG) Injection
S. Fatemi, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt University

1635

166129

Visualization and Analysis of Surfactant Imbibition Into Oil-Wet Fractured Cores
M. Mirzaei, D.A. DiCarlo, G.A. Pope, University of Texas At Austin

ePoster

 

166453

Pressure Pulsing Cyclic Solvent Injection (PP-CSI): A New Way to Enhance the Recovery of Heavy Oil Through Solvent-Based Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques
X. Jia, F. Zeng, Y. Gu, University of Regina

 

166357

Modeling Coupled Heat Transfer and Multiphase Flow During the Expanding Solvent Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (ES-SAGD) Process
P.N. Azom, S. Srinivasan, University of Texas at Austin

Room 252, 253, and 254

Session 31: Reservoir Engineering Potpourri

Session Chairpersons: Lang Zhan, Shell; Byron Haynes, Shell

Discover six dynamic papers and three informative posters presenting a wide assortment of reservoir engineering topics, including transient pressure and rate analysis for reservoir characterization, production improvement in heavy oil reservoirs, tight gas reservoir well placement, reservoir management, uncertainty and decline curve analysis, and geomechanical property estimation using microseismic monitoring data.

1400

166510

Assimilation of Microseismic Data Into Coupled Flow and Geomechanical Reservoir Models with Ensemble Kalman Filter

M. Tarrahi, Texas A&M University; B. Jafarpour, University of Southern California; A. Ghassemi, Oklahoma University

1425

166440

Interpreting Pressure and Flow Rate Data from Permanent Downhole Gauges with Convolution-Kernel-Based Data Mining Approaches
Y. Liu, ConocoPhillips;  R.N. Horne, Stanford University

1450

166340

Deconvolution of Well Test Data in Lean And Rich Gas Condensate, And Volatile Oil Wells Below Saturation Pressure
O. Ogunrewo, A.C. Gringarten, Imperial College London

1545

166320

Rate-Time Decline Analysis for Natural Gas Wells With Significant Rock Compressibility Effects
M. Zhang, L.F. Ayala, Pennsylvania State University

1610

166481

Impact of Subsurface Uncertainty on Well Placement in Tight Gas Reservoirs: Application of a Rapid Simulation-Free Workflow
Y. Zhou, M.J. King, Texas A&M University

1635

166305

Optimum Decision-Making in Reservoir Management Using Reduced-Order Models
Z.M. Alghareeb, Saudi Aramco; J.R. Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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