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Geothermal

21 – 24 October 2012

Cebu, Philippines | Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

Technical Agenda

Monday, 22 October, 0830-0930

Session 1: Introduction/Opening/Keynote Address

1000-1200

Session 2: Exploration

  • Advances in geophysics data collection and interpretation
  • Exploring for geothermal systems without surface expressions
  • Remote Sensing
  • Advances in geochemistry of thermal features
  • Temperature gradient holes
  • Detecting acid/volcanic/immature systems before drilling
  • Regional or country exploration updates
  • Structural geologic controls
  • Regional geothermal characteristics
  • Exploration case histories

1300-1500

Session 3: Drilling & Completions

  • Drilling technology selection for geothermal applications
  • MWD and LWD advances
  • Well integrity – condition monitoring and predictive maintenance
  • Zonal isolation techniques for geothermal wells
  • High temperature submersible pumps
  • Intelligent wells for geothermal
  • Multilateral well technology for geothermal

1515-1645

Session 4: Reservoir Characterisation

  • Work flows for characterising naturally fractured reservoirs
  • Obtaining more information from pressure transient tests
  • Acquiring and using drilling data to characterise the reservoir
  • Fracture spacing, orientation and surface area estimates
  • Structural and stratigraphic targets
  • Evaluating success in targeting permeable zones

1645-1815

Session 5: Reservoir Forecasting

  • Model development for geothermal reservoirs
  • Improvements in history matching
  • Integrated models linking reservoir, wellbores, surface facilities
  • Incorporating rock mechanics in reservoir simulation models
  • Advances in reservoir simulation technology
  • Using simulation results to improve decision making

 

Tuesday, 23 October, 0830-1030

Session 6: Reservoir Surveillance

  • Ideal surveillance program for different stages of field life
  • Advances in cased-hole logging
  • Quantitative analysis of tracer tests
  • Application of fiber optics
  • Geochemistry and down hole sampling

1045-1245

Session 7: Production Optimisation

  • Well stimulation
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Chemical enhancement
  • Scale removal

 

Wednesday, 24 October, 0830-1000

Session 8: Field Development Planning

  • Pre-investing in facilities for future expansion
  • Injection strategies
  • Injection systems designed for flexibility throughout field life
  • Does geothermal need a reserves classification system?

1015-1200

Session 9: Production and Generation Facilities

  • Facilities design, construction, and installation
  • Existing and ongoing projects – unique challenges and solutions
  • Challenges with pipeline network modelling software
  • Optimizing power plant operating conditions for reservoir changes
  • Cost effective scale mitigation in wells and surface facilities
  • The role of Pilot Projects in geothermal
  • Extending field life
  • Decommissioning
  • Advances in Binary Power Plant Technology
  • Advances in Air-Cooled Condensers

1300-1430

Session 10: Enhanced Geothermal Systems

  • What is required now, what is required in the future?
  • Subsurface fluid loss
  • Induced seismicity (technical uses as well as impact on community)
  • CO2-based EGS
  • EGS case histories
  • Multi-zone stimulation
  • Models and fracture creation and propagation
  • Chemical methods to optimize EGS
  • Heat transfer
  • EGS field configurations
  • Economics of EGS

1430-1600

Session 11: Unconventional Resources

  • Low-temperature resources
  • Developing fields that produce corrosive fluids
  • Handling super-critical fluids

1615-1745

Session 12: Manpower Development

  • What are the skill sets that will be needed?
  • Where are the shortages, where are the supplies (of people)?
  • Breakout discussion

1745-1800

Session 13: Summary and Wrap-up