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Innovative Technology for Reservoir Surveillance to Improve Reservoir Management

16 – 19 February 2014

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia | Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort
and Spa

About this workshop


As challenges such as unconventional, marginal, and deepwater developments become more prevalent in our industry, innovations in reservoir surveillance technology are taking place to meet these challenges. Permanent downhole gauges (PDG), fiber-optic monitoring, flow meter measurement and wireless monitoring technology are some of the areas where innovations improve evaluation of the reservoir to maximise the oil recovery. This workshop will provide a means for technologists, engineers and managers to share their current experiences as well as planned applications for innovative reservoir surveillance technology. Permanent downhole gauges (PDG), fiber-optic monitoring, flow meter measurement and wireless monitoring technology are some of the areas where innovation is contributing to the understanding of the reservoir and helping to maximise recovery.

This workshop will bring together people from the operators, service companies, researchers and engineering end-users. Presentations will focus on state-of-the-art as well as emerging technologies of reservoir surveillance. The application of these technologies can impact reservoir characterisation for improved static and dynamic reservoir modeling.

Key questions and areas of interest include:

  • Current data needs and whether they are met or not
  • Anticipated needs for additional or different data in the future
  • Data handling requirements of the reservoir surveillance data
  • Visualisation and analysis methods of surveillance data
  • Integration and applications of the surveillance data into reservoir management processes
  • Minimize production deferment while getting the data needed
  • Automated reservoir surveillance
  • Cost-effective reservoir surveillance technology
  • New and/or innovative reservoir surveillance technology
  • Maximising techno-economic recovery

Workshop Objectives

The goal of this workshop is to provide a platform for presentations and engaged discussions regarding the current and perceived future applications of reservoir surveillance technologies that can impact reservoir management.

Who Should Attend

The workshop will be of interest to:

  • Reservoir engineers
  • Production engineers
  • Production surveillance
  • Production technologists
  • Asset managers
  • Engineering advisors
  • Reservoir management specialists
  • Service company and software providers

Workshop Guidelines


  • 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.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will
    be kept.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The committee will prepare a full report containing the highlights of the Workshop discussions. This report will be circulated to all attendees. A one-page summary will be prepared by the Workshop Co-Chairperson, which will be posted on the SPE Web Site, and published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), if space permits. The copyright of the summary report will belong to SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the Workshop. Provision of the materials by the discussion leaders will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with the Workshop objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in 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 at the Workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

This workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the Workshop.

Attendees’ Information

General and detailed accommodation information will be forwarded to registrants with the attendee package prior to the scheduled Workshop in December 2013.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The Workshop atmosphere is informal.


Delegates are advised to book their international/domestic airline tickets early from their country/city to Malaysia. Further detailed transportation information will be available on the Workshop website by December 2013.

International delegates travelling to Malaysia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return or through tickets. Visa requirements depend on country of origin. Please check with your travel agent or the Malaysian Embassy on regulations relating to immigration/visa before your departure.