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Completion and Stimulation of Maximum Reservoir Contact and Complex Wells

24 – 25 February 2014

Dubai, UAE | The Address Dubai Marina

Technical Agenda

Monday, 24 February

Keynote Speeches

Session 1: Different Approaches to Maximum Reservoir Contact (Panel Session)

Session Chairs: Christopher Fredd, Schlumberger; Mark Rivenbark, Packers Plus

The industry has been applying new completion and stimulation approaches to address a wider range of challenges such as low permeability reservoirs, emphasis on efficient operations, the need for increased reliability, the need to increase production with reduced surface footprint, and reducing constraints on resources. Different approaches have included extended reach wells approaching 40,000 ft. in length, multi-laterals with instrumentation and hardware to enable monitoring, control, and access, and long horizontal wells with as many as 60 transverse hydraulic fractures. As the industry moves along the learning curve, these new innovations are providing a new perspective on completion and stimulation strategies that are bringing value to a wide range of reservoir conditions.

This panel session will provide an overview of different approaches to maximum reservoir contact and complex wells, and illustrate how innovation has turned challenges into success around the world.

Session 2: Completion Design for the Life of the
Well—3 Case Histories

Session Chairs: Franck Marine, Schlumberger; Curtis W. Kofoed, ZADCO 

Complexity of reservoirs, increasing the production, optimising fluids recovery, keeping maximum of safety, are challenges that require more and more sophisticated and efficient completion tools and completion design. Some risky environments also require optimal longevity and integrity of the completion tools. The completion design has also some impacts on wellbore conditions. Diversity of applications (deep water, unconventional, carbonate, sandstone reservoir, HPHT, etc) also require different completions methods that must be considered case to case and tailored for each situation. The design then becomes an exciting challenge that requires combination of experience, and creativity to insure perfect solution that will satisfy and optimise the production criteria. Innovation is an absolute necessity to get safe, economical, and durable installation. During this workshop, some innovative and efficient solutions that permit to achieve these goals will be discussed.

Tuesday, 25 February

Session 3: Stimulation Design with a Reservoir
Centric Approach—Case Studies

Session Chairs: Ahmed Al Shueili, BP Oman; Daniel Beaman, ZADCO

Stimulation of MRC or complex wells is sometimes compromised by the logistical and operational challenges involved in optimally performing and placing the stimulation treatment. The effect of this compromised design and execution is that sub-optimal stimulation treatments are pumped and placed, and provide little benefit to the reservoir. In turn, the well or development fails to deliver on its potential. The ability to successfully stimulate and subsequently evaluate the treatment is of the upmost importance and gives the ability of the well or development to deliver upon its potential. This can be the key to the success and future investment of these high value development projects.

In this session case studies will be presented that show how the stimulation treatment was designed and executed with a reservoir centric approach, and not compromised, to deliver the best treatment for the reservoir and allow it to deliver upon its potential.

Session 4: Future Challenges, Regional Challenges, Technology Development, and What’s New to Fill Gaps? What Technologies are New in the Region or Proven Elsewhere? What are the Upcoming Technology Developments? (Panel Session)

Session Chairs: Alfred Jackson, ZADCO; Ali Salem Al-Reyami, ADMA-OPCO

The growth in the number of intelligent completions installations along with longer and more productive maximum reservoir contact completions has created challenges and technology development needs. Many access and control challenges are present in these wells including, long reservoir intervals for logging and production surveillance, water or gas profile control over the life of the well, effective placement of stimulations and other treatments. This panel session will discuss the challenges for applying new technology in the region, present recent example of new technology to be applied in extended reach, maximum reservoir contact wells, and how technology can extend the life cycle of the well. This panel will also review the challenges, gaps, and limiters from sessions 2 and 3 as well as discuss various ways to find answers.