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Coiled Tubing: From Conventional to Advanced Applications

9 – 11 September 2013

Limassol, Cyprus | Le Meridien Resort and Spa

About this Workshop

Abstract

As the discovery of new fields is becoming less common and the existing mature reservoirs are in advanced state of depletion from conventional production methods, operating companies strive to maximise economic recovery in mature fields and to tap into unconventional resources. Unconventional resources are vastly growing outside North America. Today, both conventional and unconventional resources still present many technical, operational, and economical challenges.

Reliance on coiled tubing interventions has, therefore, increased in recent years to make it the fastest growing segment in the oilfield services sector. Coiled tubing interventions expanded from being remedial in nature to becoming the forefront of the design of well construction, completion, stimulation, and production monitoring operations. Applications such as coiled tubing drilling, using tractors in extended reach wells, milling out composite plugs in fracturing operations, and monitoring stimulation treatment efficiency with DTS are becoming standard coiled tubing operations. New applications are developing fast to help operators reduce costs and minimise production delays. Plug and perforate operations in unconventional resources and the use of coiled tubing and jointed tubing hybrid string for better access in horizontal wells are just two examples of these new applications.

This workshop will bring together CT intervention experiences, best practices, and case studies from operating companies, CT service providers, CT pipe manufacturers, CT surface and down hole equipment and tools manufacturers, and wellhead and completion companies. The workshop will provide excellent opportunities to all participants for networking and for focused discussions on technology and innovation gaps in the currently available CT products and services.

Who Should Attend

  • Drilling and completion engineers
  • Petroleum and reservoir engineers
  • Production engineers and technologists
  • Well services supervisors
  • Wellhead and PCE manufacturers
  • CT pipe and equipment manufacturers
  • Research and development scientists
  • University staff and academia

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

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.

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.

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 full workshop 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.