Carbonate oil and gas reservoirs in the Russian Federation are present at all stages of field development. Shallow carbonate oil fields were discovered in the Timan-Pechora basin in the 1920s, the giant oil, gas-condensate and gas fields of the Volga Urals region were discovered in the 1940s to 1950s and discoveries continue to be made particularly in the remote regions of Eastern Siberia and the Northern seas.
The focus on much of the field development activity in the Volga Urals basin is on maintaining production and improving ultimate recovery. Nevertheless new concepts in field development of reservoirs with complex pore systems (fractures, karst and mega-karst) are rejuvenating exploration interest in the region. In contrast to the situation in South Western Russia, production from deep carbonate reservoirs in the Timan Pechora basin is relatively recent, and the development of carbonate reservoirs in the Pechora Sea and Eastern Siberia are largely in the planning stage. These areas in the North and East of Russia are new frontiers for carbonate field development. The reservoirs in all of these regions contain a variety of fluid types ranging from heavy oils, to gas-condensate and gas. The majority of oils are medium to light, gas can be sour. Pore types are similarly variable and understanding the role of fractures and karst critical to successful field development. The workshop is organized in three sessions focusing on Carbonate Reservoir Characterization, Carbonate Reservoir Management, and Carbonate Reservoir Stimulation and Enhanced Recovery.
If you are interested to be a speaker at the workshop, please send your presentation abstract (2-3 paragraphs with description of nature and scope of work, possible applications and summary of results or technical contributions) to Victoria Rachinskaya (SPE Moscow office) at email@example.com . Your abstract will be reviewed by the Programme Committee to consider its acceptance for the workshop programme. Be sure to include:
Preference will be given to presentations that precisely correspond to the above listed themes and demonstrate the most illustrative cases providing the combination of experience and innovations, application of traditional and advanced practices.
In addition to the scheduled presentations, the Programme Committee will incorporate a poster presentation session within this workshop. The poster session will allow participants an opportunity to present additional new ideas to those interested. Applicants willing to participate in the poster session should contact Victoria Rachinskaya at firstname.lastname@example.org for the requirements for poster preparation and selection for the workshop.
Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 100 delegates with proven experience and/or knowledge of the subject areas being covered.
In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the poster slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.
All attendees will receive a certificate from SPE attesting to their participation in the workshop.
Casual clothing is recommended. The workshop atmosphere is informal.