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Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)

27–29 October 2014 RAI Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Technical Programme

Tuesday, 28 October



19 Operations and Debottlenecking

Session Chairpersons:

Ray (Zhenhua) Rui, Independent Project Analysis; Steven Goff Shryock, Chevron Global Upstream

This Project, Facility and Construction session focuses on operations and debottlenecking. Several presentations will discuss slugging issues. Other topics will include erosional velocity guidelines, extending life of mature assets and dynamics of hydraulic umbilical systems.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170595 icon:PFC Feasibility and Evaluation of Surfactants and Gas Lift in Combination as Severe Slugging Suppression Method
C. Sarica, University of Tulsa; G. Yuan, Schlumberger Information Solutions; W. Shang, Cape Breton University; E. Pereyra, University of Tulsa; G. Kouba, Chevron Energy Technology Company
1425-1450 170806 icon:PFC Understanding Water Soluble Organics In Upstream Production Systems
J.M. Walsh, CETCO Energy Services; J. Carnell, BP; J. Hugonin, CETCO Energy Services
1450-1515 170951 icon:PFC A Guideline to Calculate Erosional Velocity due to Liquid Droplets for Oil and Gas Industry
H. Arabnejad Khanouki, S.A. Shirazi, B.S. McLaury, University of Tulsa; J.R. Shadley, University of Tulsa CESE
1545-1610 170731 icon:PFC Increasing Production by Applying Field-proven Active Slug Suppression Technology
C.E. Lacy, G. Groote, Shell Projects & Technologies; R. Chao, Shell Projects & Technology; E. Osemwinyen, Shell Projects & Technologies; F. Fleyfel, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO).; O. Akinmoladum, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO)
1610-1635 170776 icon:PFC Confidence in Critical Velocity Predictions for Solids Transport
F.B. Soepyan, S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, The University of Tulsa; H.J. Subramani, G.E. Kouba, H. Gao, Chevron Energy Technology Company
1635-1700 170804 icon:PO Extending the Life of Mature Assets : How Integrating Subsurface and Surface Knowledge and Best Practices Can Increase Production and Maintain Integrity
Z. Khatib, Smart Energy Engineering Consultancy, LLC; J.M. Walsh, CETCO Energy Services
Tuesday, 28 October



20 Inflow Control & Flow Conformance

Session Chairpersons:

Ding Zhu, Texas A&M University; Brian C. Llewellyn, Hess Corp.

This session will provide a glimpse into the current field activities that are focused on managing the flux of fluids into, and out of the wellbore. As wellbore configurations have changed from simple vertical wells to more complex horizontal wells, the need to more effectively manage, using either mechanical or chemical means, the zonal/sectional connection to the wellbore has increased. The session will discuss some current problems and technologies that help to manage and optimize flow performance.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170754 icon:DC Increasing Oil Recovery from Long Horizontal Wells Using Advanced Lower Completion Systems
P. Joseph, A. Galimzyanov, P. Nazarenko, Baker Hughes
1425-1450 170578 icon:PO New Generation Inflow Control Device to Maximize Well Productivity During Every Phase of a Well's Life
H.K. Sharma, A.K. Al-mulhim, Saudi Aramco
1545-1610 170780 icon:DC Autonomous Inflow Control Valves - Their Modelling and “Added Value”
E.K. Eltaher, K. Muradov, D.R. Davies, Heriot-Watt University; I.M. Grebenkin, Rosneft
1610-1635 170677 icon:PO Asphaltene Stability Analyses for Optimizing Field Treatment Programs
D.W. Jennings, R. Cable, M.E. Newberry, Baker Hughes
1635-1700 170803 icon:DC A Novel Workflow for Intelligent Well Inflow Control Valve Design by Integrating Reservoir Dynamics to Facilitate Proactive Reservoir Management in Minagish Field, West Kuwait
O. Das, K. Al-Enezi, Kuwait Oil Company
Tuesday, 28 October



21 Reservoir Surveillance

Session Chairpersons:

Vural Sander Suicmez, Maersk Oil & Gas A/S; Deniz M. Dindoruk, Shell Exploration & Production Co

The session includes papers covering a variety of methodologies by which far field reservoir properties are detected, interpreted and used to optimize reservoir performance. Papers address the performance of unconventional wells, methods of monitoring waterfloods, parameters that affect microseismic responses during fracturing, as well as an enhanced resistivity measurements to image fluid distribution. The process of estimating the chance of success for a time-lapse seismic project is also discussed.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170940 icon:RDD Production Performance Evaluation of Wells Completed in Unconventional Reservoirs Using Capillary Pressure Data and Relative Permeability Effects
B.D. Poe, Schlumberger
1425-1450 170621 icon:PO Waterflooding Surveillance and Optimization for a Super-Giant Carbonate Reservoir
C. Wei, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina; Y. Li, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; B. Song, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina; J. Zhou, China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation, PetroChina; B. Li, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; W. Zhang, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina
1450-1510 170608 icon:RDD Resolving the Mixed Salinity Challenge with a Methodology Developed from Pulsed Neutron Capture Gamma Ray Spectral Measurements
S.M. Ma, Saudi Aramco; H. Pfutzner, Schlumberger; A.A. Al Hajari, N.M. Al-musharfi, Saudi Aramco; P.J. Saldungaray, Schlumberger; M. Mohd Azam, Schlumberger Middle East SA.
1545-1610 170897 icon:RDD Effect of Fluid Rheology and Reservoir Compressibility on Microseismicity During Hydraulic Fracturing
S. Hosseini, University of Southern California; C.W. Neuhaus, S. Kashikar, MicroSeismic, Inc
1610-1635 170674 icon:MI Methodology to Estimate the Chance of Success of a Time-lapse Seismic Project Using Reservoir Simulation
C.J. Ferreira, D.J. Schiozer, Universidade Estadual De Campinas
1635-1700 170938 icon:RDD Utilizing Microseismic Stress Release to Identify Out-of-zone Fracture Growth
M. Preiksaitis, S. Bowman, T.I. Urbancic, A. Baig, ESG Solutions
Alternate 170945 icon:RDD Practical Considerations for Forecasting Production Data in Unconventional Reservoirs --- Variable Pressure Case
P. Collins, Texas A&M University; D. Ilk, DeGolyer and MacNaughton; T.A. Blasingame, Texas A&M University
Alternate 170714 icon:RDD Integrated Analysis For Fracture Identification During Hydraulic Fracturing
A. Guest, Magnitude; E. Rebel, CGG; S.M. Bailly, J. Kostadinovic, Magnitude
Tuesday, 28 October



22 Sand Control

Session Chairpersons:

Rajesh A. Chanpura, Schlumberger; Earl B. Claiborne, Chevron Corporation

This session leads off with a discussion of a dual-bore horizontal gravel pack completion using a multi-lateral level 5 system. Subsequent papers will discuss innovative open-hole and cased-hole sand control techniques and selection criteria. This session wraps up with two papers on sand management and prediction.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170798 icon:DC Multilateral Level-5 Dual Long Horizontal Openhole Gravel Pack Completion on the Peregrino Field
J. Ranjeva, E. Dahl, Halliburton Energy Service; F. Martinho, B. Gonçalves, A. Ramos, Statoil
1425-1450 170711 icon:DC Innovative Concentric 4x1 Design for Multi-Path Gravel Pack System Extends Effective Packable Length and Eliminates Additional Make-up Time
B. Fisher, H.T. Nguyen, J. Snitkoff, Baker Hughes; N. Clem, Baker Hughes Solutions
1450-1515 170691 icon:DC A New Methodology of Selecting Sand Control Technique in Open Hole Completions
M. Parlar, Schlumberger; R.J. Tibbles, Schlumberger Oilfield Services; B.R. Gadiyar, B.P. Stamm, Schlumberger
1545-1610 170793 icon:DC A Comparison Of Proppant Erosion During Slurry Injection
T. Frosell, Halliburton; M. McGregor, Halliburton Energy Service; C.M. Ross, Halliburton Energy Services Grp
1610-1635 170814 icon:DC Estimating Sand Production Volume in Oil and Gas Reservoir
P. Ray, Chevron ETC; M.C. Rijken, Chevron Corporation; J.A. Cameron, Chevron ETC; C. Jones, Chevron North Sea Ltd; A.M. El-fayoumi, Chevron Energy Technology Company
1635-1700 170954 icon:DC Completion Design Using Sand Management Approach Based on Sanding Prediction Analysis for HPHT Gas Wells
G. Fuh, ConocoPhillips; M. Nozaki, ConocoPhillips Co
Alternate 170935 icon:DC Characterizing, Designing, and Selecting Metal Mesh Screens for Standalone Screen Applications
S. Mondal, C. Wu, M.M. Sharma, University of Texas At Austin; R.A. Chanpura, M. Parlar, J.A. Ayoub, Schlumberger
Tuesday, 28 October



23 Downhole Dynamics

Session Chairpersons:

Robello Samuel, Halliburton; Anthony Paul Pink, National Oilwell Varco

Drilling Vibration and poor drilling dynamics continue to be one of the major performance limitations in the well construction process. This session contains a number of exciting papers where surface and downhole data have been studied to improve drilling performance. The session includes an original work that has been done recently using high-speed data.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170925 icon:DC Surface Control Software Dramatically Mitigates Downhole Torsional Vibration in the Eagle Ford Shale Play as Validated by High-Speed Downhole Dynamics Data
F. Efteland, A. Coit, K.I. Mckenna, National Oilwell Varco
1425-1450 170713 icon:DC Continuous High-Frequency Measurements of the Drilling Process Provide New Insights into Drilling System Response and Transitions Between Vibration Modes
A.I. Bowler, Schlumberger Oilfield Services; L. Logesparan, J. Sugiura, B.P. Jeffryes, R.J. Harmer, M. Ignova, Schlumberger
1450-1510 170624 icon:DC Stick-Slip Detection and Friction Factor Testing Using Surface-Based Torque and Tension Measurements
S.W. Lai, M.J. Wood, A.J. Eddy, T.L. Holt, Pason Systems Corporation; M.R. Bloom, Nexen Energy ULC
1545-1610 170955 icon:DC Pure And Coupled Drill String Vibration Pattern Recognition In High Frequency Downhole Data
T. Baumgartner, E. van Oort, University of Texas At Austin
1610-1635 170625 icon:DC Improving the Decision Making Process Between Drilling and Completion Using Real Time Torque and Drag Modeling
C. Brown, J. Mccormick, A. Nunez, Halliburton; P. Smith, Halliburton Energy Services Grp
1635-1700 170610 icon:DC Drilling Optimization Approach Improves Drilling Efficiencies in the Bakken Field
M. Isbell, R. Ndong, R. Miller, HESS Corporation; I. Fonseca, National Oilwell Varco; J. Carrico, M. Flash, National Oilwell Varco Downhole Tools Division; D. Tinsley, National Oilwell Varco
Alternate 170708 icon:DC High Frequency Vibration Measurement Coupled with Time-Based Dynamic Simulations: New System to Predict/Solve Instability Issues
Y. Wang, Y. Shen, M. Charter, G. Skoff, Schlumberger
Tuesday, 28 October



24 Fracture Diagnostics and Surveillance

Session Chairpersons:

John T. Lassek, StrataGen Engineering; Brian N. Ward, Hess Corp.

This session will explore state of the art techniques for fracture diagnostics and surveillance ranging from fiber optic measurements, geomechanical characterization and diagnostic injection testing and interpretation. Papers presented during this session will shine light on complex fracture behavior both theoretically and in basins ranging from the Canadian Horn River to the South Texas Eagleford.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170723 icon:DC Fiber Optic DAS and DTS in Multicluster, Multistage Horizontal Well Fracturing: Interpreting Hydraulic Fracture Initiation and Propagation through Diagnostics
P.A. Sookprasong, R.S. Hurt, C.C. Gill, R. Lafollette, Baker Hughes
1425-1450 170929 icon:RDD Utilizing Oil Soluble Tracers to Understand Stimulation Efficiency Along the Lateral
R.A. Goswick, Apache Corporation; J.L. LaRue, Spectrum Tracer Services, llc
1450-1510 170818 icon:DC Detection of Propping Agents in Fractures Using Magnetic Susceptibility Measurements Enhanced by Magnetic Nanoparticles
A.A. Aderibigbe, K. Cheng, Z. Heidari, Texas A&M University; J.E. Killough, Texas A & M University; T. Fuss, W. Stephens, Saint-Gobain Proppants
1545-1610 170627 icon:RDD Microseismic-Derived Correlations to Production in the Horn River Basin
P. Snelling, A. Rahimi Zeynal, MicroSeismic, Inc; M. de Groot, Encana Corporation; K. Hwang, Kogas Canada Ltd.
1610-1635 170577 icon:RDD A Fracture Injection Test Design and Interpretation for the Determination of Reservoir Permeability
V. Guk, IHS Global ltd.; M.N. Bychina, Ruspetro; D.S. Wolcott, Raptor Oil Co; M.J. Economides, University of Houston
1635-1700 170707 icon:RDD Acoustical and Geomechanical Characterization of Eagle Ford Shale -Anisotropy, Heterogeneity and Measurement Scale
M. Mokhtari, Colorado School of Mines; M.M. Honarpour, Hess Corp.; A.N. Tutuncu, Colorado School of Mines; G.N. Boitnott, New England Research, Inc.
Alternate 170862 icon:RDD A Thorough Investigation of Clean-up Efficiency of Hydraulic Fractured Wells Using Statistical Approaches
M. Jamiolahmady, E. Alajmi, H. Nasriani, P. Ghahri, K. Pichestapong, Heriot-Watt University
Tuesday, 28 October



25 Development Strategies and Uncertainty Analysis for Mature Fields and Deepwater Projects

Session Chairpersons:

Oghenero Ozobeme, Total; Majed Ayed Al-Suwailem, Saudi Arabian Chevron Inc

Optimal exploration and development strategies rely on decision analysis process that address the uncertainty range and mitigates risk. This session will cover papers on deepwater development, decision analysis, and economic optimization for mature fields and deepwater projects.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170642 icon:MI Breathing a New Life for Kinabalu - A Showcase of Operatorship Handover, Field Rejuvenation and Operational Synergies for a Mature Oil Field in Malaysia
M.-. Othman, PETRONAS; M.A. Pilus, Talisman Malaysia Limited; R. Masoudi, PETRONAS
1425-1450 170739 icon:MI Deepwater Development Non-Technical Risks - Identification and Management
D. Reid, Shell Upstream Americas; M. Dekker, Shell International Ltd.; A.H. Paardekam, Shell Brasil Ltda; K. Lewis, Shell International B.V.
1450-1510 170662 icon:MI Should we Assign Different Well Performances for Low-Best Technical-High Cases in Prospect Evaluation?
R. Harrison, P. Quinn, LR Senergy
1545-1610 170880 icon:PO Economic Co-optimization of Oil Recovery and CO2 Sequestration
K. van 't Veld, X. Wang, V. Alvarado, University of Wyoming
1610-1635 170613 icon:RDD Innovative Integration of Seismic and Reservoir Simulation Modeling with Drilling and LWD Measurements to Manage Development Risk in Complex Channel Reservoirs_Opening Opportunities to Redevelop Mature Field in Bohai Bay, China
X. Bie, Q. Yang, X. Liao, C. Nie, Y. Yu, CNOOC; T. Tran, C. Hao, Chevron; W. Lin, Chevron China Energy Co.; P.M. Halomoan, C. Xu, Schlumberger
Tuesday, 28 October



26 Characterization and Modeling of Unconventional Reservoirs

Session Chairpersons:

Aysegul Dastan, Chevron Corporation; Byron Haynes, Shell Exploration & Production Co

Unconventional reservoir production has been growing tremendously over the last few years and has a profound impact on the world energy economics. To sustain this expansion requires improved techniques to forecast future field performance, optimizing the number of wells and their locations to develop fields. This session focuses on reservoir characterization tools, forecasting methods, and simulation tools used to predict unconventional reservoir performance. The topics that will be presented in this session include decline curve analysis, rate transient analysis, simulation models and geo-mechanical models.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170698 icon:RDD Rate Transient and Decline Curve Analyses for Continuously (Dual-Porosity) and Discretely Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
F.J. Kuchuk, D. Biryukov, T. Fitzpatrick, Schlumberger
1425-1450 170899 icon:RDD A New Approach to Modeling Production Decline in Unconventional Formations
B.A. Ogunyomi, S. Dong, N. La, L.W. Lake, University of Texas At Austin; C. Kabir, Hess Corp.
1450-1510 170767 icon:RDD A Semi-Analytical Forecasting Method for Unconventional Gas and Light Oil Wells: A Hybrid Approach for Addressing the Limitations of Existing Empirical and Analytical Methods
C.R. Clarkson, F. Qanbari, University of Calgary
1545-1610 170591 icon:RDD Practical Application Of Variable Rate / Variable Pressure Drop Decline Curve Analysis: Valdemar Lower Cretaceous Case History
J.M. Navarro, M.A. De Heer, Maersk Oil & Gas A/S
1610-1635 170833 icon:RDD Well Spacing Optimization of Liquid Rich Shale Plays Using Reservoir Simulation
S.L. Eburi, A. Padmakar, K. Wilson, R. Banki, I. Wardell, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
1635-1700 170614 icon:RDD On the use of a Full-field Geomechanical Model to Influence and Optimize Field Development Decisions: Case Study from an HPHT Field in South China Sea
U.B. Rai, Shell Technology Centre Bangalore; H. Prasetyo, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; H. Tang, Sarawak Shell Bhd; C. Chua, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; P.A. Fokker, Shell Global Solutions International; M. Cid Alfaro, Royal Dutch/Shell Group; R. Kumar, A. Adwani, K. Hansen, Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd
Alternate 170834 icon:RDD Analysis and Interpretation of Haynesville Shale Subsurface Properties, Completion Variables, and Production Performance Using Ordination, a Multivariate Statistical Analysis Technique
S. Eburi, S. Jones, T. Houston, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; J. Bonelli Jr., formerly Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Alternate 170822 icon:RDD Modeling of Induced Hydraulically Fractured Wells in Shale Reservoirs Using ‘Branched’ Fractals
R.T. Al-Obaidy, A.C. Gringarten, Imperial College London; V. Sovetkin, Gaffney Cline & Associates
Tuesday, 28 October



27 Gas Injection EOR Processes

Session Chairpersons:

Namit Jaiswal, Shell Exploration & Production Co; Kenneth R. Kibodeaux, Shell

This session focuses on Enhanced Oil Recovery by gas injection processes. Regarding CO2 injection, transport is covered (including fractured systems) as well as phase behavior of CO2/petroleum systems and CO2/carbonate interactions. Papers on foam EOR touch on field SAG results, foam flow in fractures, rheology of nanoparticle-stabilized foams, and oil relative permeability during foam flow

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 170745 icon:RDD Reduced-Order Model for CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery and Storage Using a Gravity-Enhanced Process
L. Li, S. Khorsandi K, R.T. Johns, The Pennsylvania State University; R. Dilmore, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
1425-1450 170810 icon:RDD Oil Relative Permeability During Enhanced Oil Recovery by Foam Flooding
R. Heins, M. Simjoo, P.L. Zitha, W.R. Rossen, Delft University of Technology
1450-1510 170920 icon:RDD Visualization of CO2 EOR by Diffusion in Fractured Chalk
O. Eide, M.A. Ferno, A. Graue, University of Bergen
1545-1610 170809 icon:RDD Long-Time Diversion in SAG Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery From Field Data
W.R. Rossen, Delft University of Technology; A.A. Ocampo-Florez, A. Restrepo, H.D. Cifuentes, Equion Energia Limited; J. Marin, Equión Energía Ltd
1610-1635 170840 icon:RDD Experimental Study of Foam Generation, Sweep Efficiency and Flow in a Fracture Network
M.A. Ferno, J. Gauteplass, University of Bergen; M. Pancharoen, Stanford University; A. Haugen, Statoil ASA; A. Graue, University of Bergen; A.R. Kovscek, Stanford University; G.J. Hirasaki, Rice University
1635-1700 170942 icon:RDD Foams Stabilized by In-Situ Surface Activated Nanoparticles in Bulk and Porous Media
R. Singh, K.K. Mohanty, University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 170930 icon:RDD Compositional Modeling of Reaction-Induced Injectivity Alteration During CO2 Flooding in Carbonate Reservoirs
C. Qiao, L. Li, R.T. Johns, J. Xu, Pennsylvania State University