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Technical Sessions—Wednesday, 1400–1700

Room 342

Session 43: Operations

Session Chairpersons: Howard Duhon, Gibson Applied Technology and Engineering; Chris Buckingham, Southwest Research Institute

Author will discuss the topics of flare gas recovery, liquid entrainment, and naphthenates in crude oil production. Case studies and lessons learned will also be an interesting part of presentations.

1400

166133

Ten Year's Experience with Flare Gas Recovery Systems in Abu Dhabi
H. Saadawi, ADCO

1425

166261

Distributed-Flux Burners Improve Life of Firetubes and Process Throughput in Heater Treaters
D. Bartz, M. Silberstein, J. Gotterba, Alzeta

1450

166208

The Long Gestation of a Small, Stranded Gas Discovery in the Dutch Sector, North Sea
G.P. Coghlan, G.D. Westera, K. Ritzema, Centrica Energy

1545

166525

Sodium Free Processing of Oil Sands Ores: Toward Total Water Management in Mining Operations
A. Mahmoudkhani, T. Fenderson, P. Watson, M. Nair, Y Wu, Kemira Chemicals

1610

166235

Flow Assurance Solutions to Mitigate Naphthenates Problems in Crude Oil Production
M.C. Oliveira, F.F. Rosario, J.N. Bertelli, R.C. Pereira, F. Albuquerque,  L.C. Marques, Petrobras

1635

166108

Underwater Hot Tap, Case Study for West Delta Deep Marine Development
M.M. Fahim, Burullus Gas

ePoster

 

166243

Lessons Learned from 27 Years’ Experience of Stimulation Vessel Design and Operation - A Case Study
A.N. Martin, S.P. Austin, A. Glennie, J. Martinez, S. Bradford, Baker Hughes

Room 238 and 239

Session 44: Field Applications of Monitoring and Control Technology

Session Chairpersons: Randahl Roadifer, ConocoPhillips; Murtaza Ziauddin, Schlumberger

The session showcases the recent field applications in production performance monitoring and control practices. The examples include heavy oil production, extended contact of reservoir, and monitoring by microseismic in unconventional reservoirs.

1400

166142

Environmental Risk Arising From Well Construction Failure: Difference Between Barrier and Well Failure, and Estimates of Failure Frequency Across Common Well Types, Locations and Well Age

1425

166274

A New Surveillance Method for Delineation of Depletion Using Microseismic, and Its Application to Development of Unconventional Reservoirs
T. Dohmen, J. Zhang, C. Li, J.P. Blangy, K.M. Simon, D.N. Valleau, J.D. Ewles, S. Morton, S. Checkles, Hess

1450

166169

Real Time Surveillance and Optimization of a Heavy Oil Field
R. Cramer, S. Babbar, R. Brouwer, D. Schotanus, Shell

1545

166507

Prototype Test of an Al-Electric Intelligent Completion System for Extreme Reservoir Contact (ERC) Wells
B. Bouldin, C. Verma, I. Bellaci, M. Black, Saudi Aramco; S. Dyer, J. Algeroy, T. Oliveira, Y. Pan, Schlumberger

1610

166197

Prediction of Two-Phase Flow Splitting in Looped Lines Based on Energy Minimization
R. Dabirian, The University of Tulsa; L. Thompson, Cimarex Energy; R.S. Mohan, O. Shoham, University of Tulsa; C. Avila, Chevron

1635

166196

A Tale of Two Flowlines—Paraffin Plugging and Remediation
N.T. Goodman, Anadarko; N. Joshi, Moulinex Business Service

ePoster

 

166255

Polymer Flooding Pilot Learning Curve: +5 Years Experience to Reduce Cost per Incremental Oil Barrel
J. Buciak, G. Sancet, L. Del Pozo, Grupo CAPSA

 

166386

Maximizing Oil Production and Increasing ESP Run Life in a Brownfield Using Real-Time ESP Monitoring and Optimization Software: Rockies Field Case Study
D. Ratcliff, Marathon Oil; C. Gomez, I Cetkovic, O. Madogwe, Weatherford

 

166227

Analyzing Completion Efficiency Using Modified Heterogeniety Index
A. Salman, J. Chen, F. Rasdi, Marathon Oil

Room 255, 256, and 257

Session 45: Artificial Lift

Session Chairpersons: Jack English, Chevron; Abul Jamaluddin, Network of Excellence in Training (NexT)

Unavoidable to the life of most of the wells, artificial lift remains a field of innovative solutions and novel deployment experience. Proper selection of lift methods, troubleshooting of well production systems and pushing the envelope of ESP. Gas lift in more challenging environments such as steam, heavy oil, and sandy environemtns are key to the success of maintaining well production performance.

1400

166352

Gas Lift Troubleshooting With Interactive Workflow and Rule Based Inferencing
J.L. Arellano, K. Khan, R. Istami, B. Partington, A. Bakshi, Chevron

1425

166426

Effect of Wall Wettability on the Onset of Churning in Upward Gas-Liquid Annular Flow
S. Belfroid, TNO; V. Khosla, Shell; E.D. Nennie, G. Alberts, TNO; C.A. Veeken, Shell

1450

166291

Smart Gas Lift Valves Enhance Operational Efficiency of Offshore Wells
Z. Xu, B.M. Richard, J.H. Kritzler, Baker Hughes

1545

166093

Using Dynamic Simulation to Assess Effectiveness of Downhole Pump for Gas Well Deliquification
R. Yusuf, SPT Group; K. Veeken, Shell; B. Hu, SPT Group

1610

Invited Speaker

Got Steam? Understanding ESP Steam Handling Capabilities in the Centrifugal Pump
S.G. Noonan, ConocoPhillips

1635

166335

Offshore Field Application of a Low Corrosive Fluid Designed for De-Scaling of Well with ESP Completion
H.B. Bakar, I XianLung, M. Nadzri, M. Zeini, J. Jaafar, Petronas; M. Hirman, Setegap Ventures Petroleum; H. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University; C. deWol, AKZO Nobel

ePoster

 

166417

Assessment of Unlocking Production from the Ursa and Princess Fields Using Integrated Production Modeling
K. Gorur, R.R. Harris, J.J. Meyers, Shell

Room 244 and 245

Session 46: Sand Control Technology

Session Chairpersons: Bala Gadiyar, Schlumberger; Pat York, Weatherford

This session discusses sand control technology in both open and cased-hole completions. Case histories related to the technology are also presented.

1400

166257

Angola Ultra-Deepwater Development: Pinnacle Completion Designs Deliver Prolific Production
J.F. Pena, A. Joseph, N. Oakey, B. Mcnerlin, S. Ralph, BP

1425

166253

Frac Pack Completion Scorecard: The Importance of Scoring High
M. Marquez, M.M. Knobles, W.D. Norman, C. Oudtshoorn, S. Naha, Chevron

1450

166359

Open Hole Fluid Displacement Analysis: Forward vs. Reverse Circulations
B. McNerlin, Q. Gao, G. Mohiuldin, N. Oakey, BP

1545

166425

Fifteen Years of Expandable Sand Screen Performance and Reliability
I. Mohd Ismail, M.W. Geddes, Weatherford

1610

166092

Ceramic Screens—An Innovative Downhole Sand Control Solution for Old and Challenging Cased Hole Completions
A. Nadeem, A. Strazei, P. Justiniano, M. Lopez, BG Group; S. Wildhack, S. Joly, ESK Ceramics

1635

166466

Case History: Cascade 5 Latest MST installation in Deepwater GOM
K.P. Joseph, Baker Hughes; K.S. Ogier, Cherokee ; R. Moore, Baker Hughes

ePoster

 

166533

Lower Tertiary - A Comprehensive Well Completion Design Methodology to Overcome Reservoir Challenges
M.A. Chavez E, G.A. Garcia, O. Pogoson, U. Li, A.H. Cardona, R.N. Nelson, Baker Hughes

 

166273

Application of Sand Control Modeling Software in a Deepwater Multizone Frac Pack: A Case Study
H. Zhu, K. Joseph, P. Chok, Baker Hughes

 

166183

Modeling and Prediction of Frac-Pack Tool Erosion
R. Russell, E. Lee, T. Williams, F. Carbone, N.J. Clem, Baker Hughes

Room E3

Session 47: Geomechanics and Wellbore Integrity

Session Chairpersons: Joachim Oppelt, Baker Hughes; Shari Dunn-Norman, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Drilling operations and geomechanical factors that affect well integrity are growing concerns in today's complex reservoir environment. This session highlights technological advances in pore pressure and stress path prediction, geomechanical modeling, and maintaining well integrity for specific drilling challenges such as long horizontal wells and drilling below salt. Improved casing design and LWD tools for measuring size and shape of the borehole will be discussed, as well as swelling properties of unconventional oil shale and the effects on compressive strength.

1400

166155

Identifying and Addressing Drilling Dysfunctions in Long Horizontal Wells
H. Lund, ConocoPhillips; K. Martel, University of Alberta

1425

166115

Rubble Zone Below Salt: Identification and Best Driling Practices
S. Saleh, Drill-Sense; K.E. Williams, Halliburton; A. Rizvi, Hess

1450

166105

Resistivity-Based Pore-Pressure Prediction: Pitfalls and Solutions
S. Saleh, Drill-Sense; K.E. Williams, Halliburton; A. Rizvi, Hess

1545

166450

Reducing Drilling Costs Through the Successful Implementation of a One-Run Monobore Well Strategy
T. Beaton, Shear Bits; R. Veloso, K. Kowbel, Canadian Natural Resources; L. Specht, C. Afseth, Pacesetter Directional Drilling; J. Herman, Shear Bits

1610

166081

Spatio-Temporal Stress Path Prediction Using Fluid Flow-Geomechanical Model
M. Shahri, S. Z. Miska, University of Tulsa

1635

166144

Geomechanical Modeling of Wellbore Stability in Salt Formation
H. Wang, University of Houston; R. Samuel, Halliburton

ePoster

 

166200

Improve Casing Design for WCD in Deepwater Wells
J. Wu, Chevron

 

166250

Experimental Study of the Swelling Properties of Unconventional Shale Oil and the Effects of Invasion on Compressive Strength
H. Emadi, M. Soliman, Texas Tech University; R. Samuel, Halliburton; M. Ziaja, R. Moghaddam, S. Hutchison, Texas Tech University

Room E2

Session 48: Fracture Modeling

Session Chairpersons: David Sobernheim, Schlumberger; Subhash Shah, University of Oklahoma

Innovations in hydraulic fracture propagation models, pressure analysis, interaction with natural fractures and implications on field development are presented in this session. New interpretation techniques in monitoring are highlighted to help the model validation.

1400

166259

Predictions of the Growth of Multiple Interacting Hydraulic Fractures in Three Dimensions
S.T. Castonguay, M.E. Mear, University of Texas at Austin; R.H. Dean, J.H. Schmidt, ConocoPhillips

1425

166312

Modeling Microseismic Hydraulic Fracture Deformation
S.C. Maxwell, X. Weng, O. Kresse, J. Rutledge, Schlumberger

1450

166439

Modeling Water Flow in Hydraulically-Fractured Shale Wells  
W.J. Jurus, C.H. Whitson, M. Golan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

1545

166332

Characterizing Hydraulic Fracturing with a Tendency for Shear Stimulation Test
M.W. McClure, University of Texas at Austin; R.N. Horne, Stanford University

1610

166132

Make Decision on the Fly: A New Method to Interpret Pressure-Time Data During Fracturing – Application to Frac Pack
E. Pirayesh, M.Y. Soliman, M. Rafiee, Texas Tech University

1635

166503

Hydraulic Fracture Propagation From Infill Horizontal Wells
N.P. Roussel, H. Florez, A.A. Rodriguez, ConocoPhillips

ePoster

 

166508

Completion Optimization of Unconventional Shales: A Niobrara Case Study
C. Liu, T. Bratton, Y. Park,  Colorado School of Mines

Room 243

Session 49: Optimization and Recognition—Turning Resources into Reserves into Production

Session Chairpersons: Randal Brush, William M Cobb & Associates; Marise Mikulis, Baker Hughes

This session presents the most recent advances in optimizing the development of unconventional resources, reviewing innovative solutions to operational challenges, and supported by well-documented case studies. In addition, two important efforts in probabilistic evaluation methodology are discussed, highlighting methods for recognizing and categorizing conventional and unconventional reserves.

1400

166130

Shale Play Development Program Using Risk-Reward Mapping from Geospatial Analyses
L. Chorn, J.M. Yarus, S. Rosario-David, Halliburton

1425

166506

Selecting the Optimal Spacing Pilot Design for Unconventional Resource Optimization
E.M. Coopersmith, M.K. Burkholder, J. Schulze, S. Monette, Decision Frameworks

1450

166185

Undeveloped Reserves and the Five-Year Time Limit: Can Different Interpretations Co-Exist?

E. Morales, SGS Horizon; W.J. Lee, University of Houston

1545

166153

Probabilistic Reserves Addition Within a Project
E. Morales, SGS Horizon; J.W. Lee, University of Houston

1610

166422

Applying Calibration to Improve Uncertainty Assessment
M.E. Fondren, D.A. McVay, R. Gonzalez, Texas A&M University

Room 338 and 339

Session 50: Case Studies and New Petrophysical Methods

Session Chairpersons: Geoffrey Page, Baker Hughes; Jesus Salazar, ConocoPhillips

Attendees in this technical session will learn about the determining of rock classifications and mineralogy, and the petrophysical properties of complex reservoirs.

1400

166264

Integrated Petrophysical Evaluation of Unconventional Reservoirs in the Delaware Basin
M. Malik, C. Schmidt, E.J. Stockhausen, N.K. Vrubel, K. Schwartz, Chevron

1425

166309

Extra Deep Resistivity Experience in Brazil Geosteering Operations

R.M. Tilsley-Baker, Y. Antonov, S. Martakov, H-M. Maurer, A. Mosin, M. Sviridov, Baker Hughes; K. Klein, M. Iversen, J. Barbosa, G. Garneiro, Statoil

1450

166328

Rock Classification in the Haynesville Shale-Gas Formation Based on Petrophysical and Elastic Rock Properties Estimated From Well Logs
M. Saneifar, A. Aranibar, Z. Heidari, Texas A&M University

1545

166331

Acoustic Mapping and Characterization Of Organic Matter In Shales
W. Bocangel, C. Sondergeld, C. Rai, University of Oklahoma

1610

166139

Comparative Study for the Interpretation of Mineral Concentrations, Total Porosity, and TOC in Hydrocarbon-Bearing Shale from Conventional Well Logs
H. Adiguna, Anadarko; C. Torres-Verdin, University of Texas at Austin

1635

166493

Real-Time LWD Sonic Semblance Image and the Step Change in LWD Sonic Applications—A Case Study from Latin America (Mexico)
M. Mickael, C. Barnett, C. Maranuk, R. Nye, M. Diab, J. Carreira, Weatherford, V. Morales, E. Batista, J. Chi,  Pemex

ePoster

 

166444

Oil Recovery Enhancement in Mature Reservoirs Using Innovative Horizontal Well Placement and Evaluation Strategies—An Example from South China Sea
D. Luo, L. Li, B. Tao, China National Offshore Oil; J. Denichou, P.M. Halomoan, A.S. Bisain, C. Wang, Schlumberger

 

166288

Correlation of Permeability for the Travis Peak Formation
V.C. Nzerem, F. Civan, University of Oklahoma

Room 344 and 345

Session 51: Fluid Phase Behavior and PVT: Conventional to Unconventional Systems

Session Chairpersons: Birol Dindoruk, Shell; John Ratulowski, Schlumberger

This session will present several novel pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) related research and development work. The presentations discuss modeling aspects in tight and nanoporous systems and the complex phase behavior relationship with displacement in gas injection EOR systems. It also addresses fundamental aspects of phase behavior and pore proximity, including the dynamic effects.

1400

166394

Novel Measurement of Asphaltene Content in Oil Using Microfluidic Technology
V. Sieben, A.M. Kharrat, F. Mostowfi, Schlumberger

1425

166487

Analytical Solutions for Gas Displacements with Bifurcating Phase Behavior
S. Khorsandi, Pennsylvania State University; K. Ahmadi, University of Texas at Austin; R. Johns, Pennsylvania State University

1450

166267

Compositional Modeling of Tight Oil Using Dynamic Nanopore Properties
Y. Wang,B. Yan,  J. Killough, Texas A&M University

1545

166448

Gibbs Free Energy Minimization for Reactive Flow in Porous Media
A. Venkatraman, L.W. Lake, University of Texas at Austin; R.T. Johns, Pennsylvania State University

1610

166290

Improved Prediction of Multi-Component Hydrocarbon Fluid Properties in Organic Rich Shale Reservoirs
Y. Zhang, F. Civan, D. Devegowda, R.F. Sigal, University of Oklahoma

1635

166192

Investigating the Effect of Pore Proximity on Phase Behavior and Fluid Properties in Shale Formations
L. Jin, Y. Ma, A. Jamili, University of Oklahoma

ePoster

 

166476

Modifying Van der Waals Equation of State to Consider Influence of Confinement on Phase Behavior
Y. Ma, L. Jin, A. Jamili, University of Oklahoma

Room 252, 253, and 254

Session 52: PVT in Reservoir Engineering

Session Chairpersons: Roman Berenblyum, International Research Institute of Stavanger; Byron Haynes, Shell

Six papers and the posters pertaining to a variety of PVT issues in the petroleum industry are the focus of this session. The topics range from EOS characterization of fluids, sampling, and analysis techniques to quantify trace mercury in gas, impact of ultra-small pores on oil bubble point in unconventional reservoirs, oil fingerprinting, and estimating fluid composition from optical measurements.

1400

166414

Estimating Reservoir Composition for Gas Condensates and Volatile Oils from Field Data
J.P. Spivey, Phoenix Reservoir Engineering; W.D. McCain, Texas A&M University

1425

166220

Quantification of Low Levels of Mercury in Gas Reservoirs Using Advanced Sampling and Analysis Techniques
J.H. Harfoushian, Schlumberger

1450

166135

Universal Fluid Characterization Using an EOS Based on Perturbation from n-Alkanes
A. Kumar, R. Okuno, University of Alberta

1545

166459

An Excess-Bubble-Point-Suppression Correlation for Black Oil Simulation of Nano-Porous Unconventional Oil Reservoirs
T. Firincioglu, C. Ozgen, Nitec; E. Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines

1610

166464

Estimation of Fluid Composition from Downhole Optical Spectrometry
K. Indo, K. Hsu, J. Pop, Schlumberger

1635

166097

High Pressure Data and Modeling Results for Phase Behavior and Asphaltene Onsets of GoM Oil Mixed with Nitrogen
O.S. Hustad, Statoil; N. Jia, Schlumberger; K.S. Pedersen, Calsep; A.I. Memon, Schlumberger; S. Leekumjorn, Calsep

ePosters

 

166087

Application of New Fingerprinting Bacteria DNA in Crude Oil for Reservoir Characterization – Part II

A. Hayatdavoudi, , N. Chegenizadeh, A. Chistoserdov, F. Boukadi, R. Bajpai, University of Louisiana

 

166306

Multiphase Compositional Modeling in Small-Scale Pores of Unconventional Shale Reservoirs
N.S. Alharthy, Colorado School of Mines; T. Nguyen, Computer Modeling Group; T. Teklu, H. Kazemi, R. Graves, Colorado School of Mines

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