The ability to detect and manipulate materials at the nanoscale level has enabled a great deal of advancement in disciplines that span from biology to engineering. There are many opportunities where nanotechnology can make an impact in oil and gas exploration and production technology. In this workshop, we will focus on exploring the concept of reservoir nanoagents, which has emerged in recent years as one of the promising areas for the application of nanotechnology. Nanoagents can be passive or active. These are intended to roam the hydrocarbon reservoir, reporting about its properties and supporting discovery procedures and recovery processes. Progress in developing reservoir nanoagents should be accelerated in a number of key areas to facilitate its adoption in the field.
This workshop will focus on finding the means to address fundamental challenges in the realisation of the reservoir nanoagents’ concept. Key points for discussion include:
Three (3) 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.
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.
In keeping with workshop 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.
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.