This workshop will focus on the challenges of implementation for Digital Oilfields in Brownfield environments, with a particular focus on the onshore and offshore Middle East, with brownfields with significant remaining lifetimes, and in the NOC, rather than IOC environments.
The workshop will look at making the business case for brownfields, a focus on fit for purpose and cost effective implementation of “Quick Wins”, and overall challenges of brownfield upgrades at scale. It will address whether the implementation of DOF is limited to small, incremental improvements, or could there be a case for a radical change in operating philosophy? What could be the trigger to prompt such a change?
How do we solve key infrastructure challenges in the areas of Power and Communication, automation and interface challenges with legacy SCADA systems?
How do we choose the most important areas of focus, and then address those with a plan that makes sense for wells and infrastructure that is very mature? Many of our larger fields are in transition from simple primary recovery to a far more complex operating environment including artificial lift, smart completions, water injection, increased water handling and, in some cases EOR. How do we address the ‘Quick Wins’, but also set ourselves up for managing the massive increase in data handling that will come with these developments and the greater emphasis on production optimization and reservoir management.
What are the specific cultural challenges of change, when organizations have well established practices that have stood the test of time? How can we overcome a fear of complexity and ensure that our operations and maintenance organizations evolve to support the changes? Their support is critical to sustainability.
How do we ensure implementation includes quick wins for those managing the daily production tasks, as well as delivering the field wide, real time dashboards requested by management?
How do we ensure that proving more real time data, leads to decisions that add value compared with the decisions we make with the information we have today?
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Two (2) 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 breakout sessions and Q&A periods. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learned.
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 Regina Alphonso, event coordinator, 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.