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Maximising Asset Value through Reshaping Reservoir Management Practices

6 – 7 May 2013

Manama, Bahrain | Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre

About this Workshop

Abstract

Effective reservoir management is crucial to meeting world energy demands and achieving ultimate recovery targets. As such, the professionals responsible for reservoir management play a critical role in designing and implementing reservoir management strategies and plans with the common objective of enhancing oil and gas production while optimising recovery in the most cost effective manner. Proper execution of reservoir management results in reduced uncertainties, increased subsurface understanding, optimised conditions, and ultimately can ensure success. Increasing well and reservoir complexities coupled with higher production and recovery expectations place additional demands on successful execution of conventional reservoir management practices as well as innovations introducing new techniques and technologies, thus reshaping reservoir management practices.

This workshop will highlight best practices in managing and monitoring reservoir performance and will welcome experienced practitioners to discuss key learnings, experiences, innovations, and future needs.

Workshop Objective

The objective of this workshop is to address the role and impact of reservoir management practices and guidelines on reservoir performance and optimum oil and gas recovery. Additionally, innovative methodologies to overcome challenges encountered in existing and new developments will be explored by sharing ideas and solutions based on world wide experience. The workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss proven field practices and recommendations for best reservoir management strategies and surveillance techniques.

Who Should Attend

Effective reservoir management relies upon multiple disciplines and roles working collaboratively for effective implemention of reservoir management plans. The workshop targets professionals with distinguished experience in geosciences, reservoir engineering, production engineering, production operations, and data management.

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

Format

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 learnt.

Documentation

  • 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.

Breakout Sessions

Attendees will be assigned to discussion groups on a random basis for the breakout sessions to maximise the opportunity to interact with other participants.

Attendance

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 fullworkshop 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.

Commercialism

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.