As the giant oil and gas fields of the world mature, the monitoring of production-related changes becomes crucial to sustain, optimise and improve their immense production levels. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) are the organisers of this workshop, in a first joint effort of its kind.
This workshop will take a multidisciplinary approach to discuss the more relevant advances in the application of concepts, models, techniques, workflows and decision processes related to the monitoring of hydrocarbon reservoirs, with a focus on the applications and possible consequences for giant fields. As a result of recent developments, the integration of time-lapsed petroleum engineering data and dynamic models with geophysical data is the key element for the quantitative interpretation of the changes in reservoirs parameters that result from production and depletion strategies applied through time. Not all monitoring techniques and successful cases have been developed for giant fields, for different reasons, and this workshop will analyse the applicability and challenges to expand time-lapse monitoring to large-scale reservoirs and areas.
The workshop will encompass the best practices, successful case histories and also lessons learnt in the following topics:
This workshop will bring together a number of global experts in reservoir monitoring to discuss the technical and economic feasibility of these applications, issues and challenges. The workshop will also provide the opportunity to assess and discuss different case studies and pilots of worldwide relevance. Participants will be able to exchange ideas and build a network of resources from different countries and companies useful for monitoring giant fields.
The workshop is mainly addressed to oil and gas professionals involved in reservoir monitoring. The workshop will have a special emphasis on the challenges that may be faced to monitor giant oilfields, sharing best practices and lessons learnt from other monitoring projects worldwide. Typical disciplines related to reservoir monitoring include: reservoir engineering, dynamic modelling, 4D or time-lapsed seismic interpretation, rock physics, geophysical monitoring with non-conventional techniques, enhanced oil recovery, production enhancement, economics and risk assessment, and others. Team leaders, integrationists, subsurface studies project managers, field development experts, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, EOR experts, planning engineers, and researchers are some of the profiles expected to attend.
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Three (3) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.
The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project. For further details kindly contact Loreen Nisha, event manager at email@example.com.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies and disciplines will be encouraged.
In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.
All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.
Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.