Maximum reservoir contact (MRC) and complex wells are becoming increasingly important while addressing reservoir challenges, optimising economics, and increasing production. Different approaches to optimising reservoir contact such as extended reach wells, multi-laterals, and multi-stage stimulation have enabled significant improvements in hydrocarbon recovery. And, the completion designs are evolving to address needs over the life of the well including fluid placement for stimulation, production inflow management, water shut off, instrumentation, and various interventions. The industry is also taking a more integrated approach, where wells are drilled and completed to enable stimulation with an overall reservoir centric focus. Overall, maximum reservoir contact and complex wells bring new challenges and additional risks that need to be balanced with the various benefits.
This workshop will provide insights into the lessons learnt in maximum reservoir contact and complex wells with an underlying focus on "Turning Challenges into Success". Case histories will highlight completion and stimulation designs that have overcome reservoir or regional challenges.
The outcomes of the workshop will be to identify the latest lessons learnt and highlight gaps in current capabilities. The workshop will include a combination of session formats:
Who Should Attend
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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.
As an adjunct to the scheduled presentations, the Steering Committee will incorporate a poster presentation session in this workshop. The poster session will allow participants an opportunity to present additional new ideas to those interested.
All participants are encouraged to prepare and bring a poster presentation to the workshop. Posters will be on display for the entire workshop period and provide participants an excellent opportunity for networking. As with the session discussions, the poster session will be conducted off the record to encourage frank discussion and presentation of unconfirmed or partial results. Presentations on both research and field experience are solicited.
Please submit a short abstract (less than one page) describing your proposed poster, to Yousuff Dadapeer, Event Manager, at the SPE Middle East, North Africa, and India Office.
Whether or not you elect to participate in the poster session, or have been invited by the Steering Committee to present during one of the regular sessions, please come prepared to participate actively in the discussions. Open interaction will be encouraged and expected. An outstanding Workshop is dependent on the full cooperation and participation of all attendees.
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.
The workshop Steering Committee has a stated policy against the use of commercial trade names, company logos, or language that is commercial in tone.
Note that the workshop Steering Committee will review all posters prior to display, and reserves the right to refuse permission to display any poster considered by the committee to be commercial in nature.
The poster display should be designed for eye-level viewing and made from simple graphic materials. Size of the poster board will be advised at a later time. The poster display may include printed materials, tables, graphs, photographs, or illustrations. All the materials should be of sufficient size so as to be easily read and should be prepared in a manner that will accomplish the following:
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.
Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.