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Unconventional Gas Fracturing: Integrating Disciplines to Develop Regional Best Practices

25 – 27 November 2013

Limassol, Cyprus | Le Meridian Resort & Spa

Schedule Overview

Sunday, 24 November 2013

1600 – 1800

Onsite Registration Opens and Badge Collection

Monday, 25 November 2013

0800 – 0830

Welcome Coffee and Refreshments

0830 – 0900

Safety Announcement and Ice Breaking Activity

0900 – 0920

Keynote Speech

0920 – 0930

Q & A

Session 1: Reservoir Characterisation through Multi-Disciplinary Integration

Session Chairs: Ahmed Ouenes, SIGMA3; Dipika Kataky, RPS Energy

0930 – 0945

Petrophysics, Geology, Geomechanics, and Geophysics

0950 – 1000

Q & A

1000 – 1020

Unconventional Rock Workflow

1020 – 1030

Q & A

1030 – 1100

Coffee Break (Foyer)

Session 2: Completion Design: Integrating Reservoir and Hardware

Session Chairs: Leopoldo Sierra, Halliburton; Pedro Saldungaray, Carbo Ceramics

1100 – 1120

Optimising Well Count, Well Spacing, Frac Design, and Completion with Respect to Reservoir Characteristics

1120 – 1130

Q & A

1130 – 1150

Open Hole, Plug and Perf, Multistage Frac Assembly, Mechanical Packers, Swell Packers, Deep Penetration, Slotting, Big Holes

1150 – 1200

Q & A

1200 – 1300

Luncheon

Session 3: Well Planning: Drilling for Unconventional Gas Fracturing

Session Chairs: Dipika Kataky, RPS Energy; Zillur Rahim, Saudi Aramco

1300 – 1320

Directional Drilling, Pad Drilling, Multi-Laterals, Drilling Fluids, Hole Size

1320 – 1330

Q & A

1330 – 1350

Wellbore Stability, Static Geomechanical Model From Offset Wells, Real-Time Geomechanics

1350 – 1400

Q & A

1400 – 1430

Coffee Break (Foyer)

Session 4: Fracturing Design, Modelling, and Geomechanics

Session Chairs: Nihat Gurmen, Schlumberger; Zillur Rahim, Saudi Aramco

1430 – 1450

Frac Geometry and Modelling

1450 – 1500

Q & A

1500 – 1520

Fracturing Fluids: Base Fluids, Gel Loading, Non-Damaging Fluids, Shear and Temperature Tolerant, Additives

1520 – 1530

Q & A

1530 – 1550

Proppant: Mesh, Concentration, Types, RCP, Novel Proppants, Strength

1550 – 1600

Q & A

Session 5: Breakout Session

1600 – 1640

Group Discussions

1640 – 1700

Feedback from Discussions

1800  – 2000

Social Function

Raffle Draw

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

0900 – 0930

Welcome Coffee and Refreshments

Session 6: Panel Session—Best Practices for Unconventional Gas Fracturing

Session Chairs: Mansour Shaheen, Baker Hughes; Pedro Saldungaray, Carbo Ceramics

0930 – 0950

Fracturing Efficiency, Cleanup Procedure, Minimise Formation Damage

0950 – 1010

Reservoir Access, Open Hole, Perforation Types

1010 – 1030

Frac Types, Water Frac, Hybrid, Cross-Link Gel, Acid Frac, Channel Fracturing, Zipper Frac

1030 – 1050

Fracturing Issues: Cement Integrity, Breakdown, Tortuosity, Screen Out, Over Flush

1050 – 1150

Q & A

1150 – 1330

Luncheon

1330  – 2000

City Tour

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

0900 – 0930

Welcome Coffee and Refreshments

Session 7: Logistical Challenges, Equipment, and Supply Chain Management

Session Chairs: Fahad Al-Alawi, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company; Leopoldo Sierra, Halliburton

0930 – 0950

Water Resources and Management: Use of Water From Sources like RO Plant, Sea, Producing Formation, and other Brackish Aquifers

0930 – 0950

Q & A

1000 – 1020

Transportation, Horsepower, Storage, and Disposal

1020 – 1030

Q & A

1030 – 1100

Coffee Break

Session 8: Fracturing Evaluation—Flowback, Production Diagnostics and Microseismic

Session Chairs: Ahmed Ouenes, SIGMA3; Robert Clark, BP

1100 – 1120

Evaluation during Fracturing: Microseismic, Tracers, Pressure Analysis

1120 – 1130

Q & A

1130 – 1150

Post Frac Evaluation

1130 – 1150

Q & A

1130 – 1150

Luncheon

Session 9: Breakout Session

1300 – 1340

Group Discussions

1340 – 1400

Feedback from Discussions

1400 – 1430

Coffee Break

Session 10: Integrated Case Studies on Unconventional Gas Fracturing

Session Chairs: Fahad Al-Alawi, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company; Robert Clark, BP

1300 – 1320

Case Study 1

1320 – 1330

Q & A

1330 – 1350

Case Study 2

1350 – 1400

Q & A

1530 – 1600

Workshop Closing Remarks

Raffle Draw