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Integrated Asset Modelling

5 – 6 February 2013

Abu Dhabi, UAE | Park Hyatt

About this Workshop


The exploration and production of hydrocarbons encompasses application of numerous scientific and engineering disciplines including geosciences, reservoir, production, and process engineering. It is widely recognised that integration of these discipline silos is of key importance in not only optimising and extending the life cycle profitability of an existing oilfield asset but also assisting in developing a field development plan for a new prospect.

Information technology is a key enabler in each engineering domain. Numerous workflows and simulation software products have evolved over the past 30 years that have led to significant improvement in understanding of various aspects of productivity and recovery improvements. Complex reservoirs are modelled more easily, multiphase flow is simulated, and performance and sizing of equipment can be optimised. It also assists in building different scenarios for better project definition and concept selection.

The traditional approach used in development planning is to treat reservoir and production domains as separate silos. While conventional optimisation involves isolated studies of facilities, wells, and reservoirs, integrated asset modelling brings together all of the components (reservoir inflow, well outflow, pipeline, and  facilities models) to create an integrated, optimal solution based on realistic projections consistent with facilities, wells, and reservoir constraints.

In today’s oilfields challenging environment, integrated asset modelling can create complete production system including reservoir, wells, surface network, and process plant. Through dynamic modelling, the pressure interference between different reservoirs and/or wells connected to a shared facility can be determined and quantified, and a realistic solution could be achieved. Additionally, the asset's operating parameters, financial metrics, and economic constraints may be incorporated in order to create a single production, reservoir, and facilities management environment. Integrated asset modelling has also proven to be an effective tool for short to medium term forecasting and asset integrity management tool.

The primary aim of this workshop is to highlight the importance of integrated asset modelling in all phases of an oilfield life cycle. This may range from application in assisting to choose a development concept, formulating an optimised, cost-effective development plan, and in providing a framework for reservoir management and production system optimisation under different development schemes.


This workshop will provide an avenue for participants to share industry best practices, innovative techniques, case histories, and networking opportunity with other petroleum industry professionals. Participants will go through the logical progression of an integrated asset modelling approaches and workflows demonstrating the added value to their business. NOCs, IOCs, service providers, and consulting firms participating in this event shall enrich the workshop exposure and prospective. Participants should come prepared to actively participate and share their experiences on all aspects of integrated asset modelling.

Who Should Attend

  • Petroleum engineers
  • Reservoir engineers
  • Facility engineers
  • Field development engineers

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.


Workshop Guidelines


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 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.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Poster Session

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 Caroline Attenborough, event manager at cattenborough@spe.org.


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.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


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.

Attendance Certificate

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.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.