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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

Technical Agenda


Session 1: Introduction/Opening/Keynote Address


Session 2: The Value of Quality Reservoir Data and Effective Reservoir Management With Limited Data

This session will address the following topics:

  • Understanding and justifying the value of reservoir surveillance information
  • Managing reservoirs and opportunity generation with limited quality surveillance data


Session 3: Integration and Applications of the Surveillance Data into Reservoir Management Processes

This session will focus on innovative ways surveillance data can used to improve reservoir management and how data from innovative technology can be integrated into existing workflows, in particular how the data can be used to;

  • Better understand well uptime 
  • Improving well fluid measurement and allocation
  • Manage and optimize artificial lift
  • Map/monitor flooding processes
  • Understand behind casing flows
  • Improve safety and reduce environmental impact
  • Improve the quality of data collected and reduce field uncertainties
  • Improve the quality of data collected and reduce field uncertainties
  • Make faster and better decisions and reduce modeling cycle time
  • Increase automation and reduce costs
  • Improve knowledge sharing with the reservoir management team


Session 4: Poster Session


Session 5:  Data for Reservoir Surveillance

The session will include the topics of:

  • Data acquisition
  • Data handling, storage and validation
  • Visualisation and analysis methods


Session 6:  Case Studies/Lesson Learnt (Part 1)

The aim of this session would be to discuss on case studies on reservoir management with innovative/emerging technologies discussing problems, historical surveillance approaches, new approach applied, results, value addition thus and lesson learnt on the following;

  • Mature and marginal fields
  • EOR initiatives
  • Unconventional developments like shale gas, shale oil, CBM


Session 7 : Case Studies/Lesson Learnt (Part 2)

This session will include case histories and lessons learned in regards to the successful deployment of the latest reservoir monitoring technologies in HPHT, Unconventional, Deep-water, and Mature Field environments. 


Session 8 : New and/or Innovative Reservoir

New technology continue to address the limitation and gaps especially in following area:

  • Distributed Sandface measurement
  • Beyond wellbore/sandface measurement (Acoustic and seismic)
  • Sampling, testing and laboratory methodology (well test and metering)
  • Difficult completion – horizontal extended reach, snake well, fish hook well, slimhole (intervention tools)
  • Advance analytical tool/software/methodology

Surveillance Technologies


Session 9 : Breakout Session/Parking Lot


Session 10 : Cost-Effective Reservoir Surveillance Technology

This session focuses on various cost-effective technologies available today and potential advancement on the horizon.


Session 11: The Impacts & Benefits: Added Value and Optimisation

You can only optimise what you understand. Understanding requires measurement.

Once on production, well surveillance becomes one of the key tools to understand the behaviour of individual wells, and the field as a whole. Short term production optimization and long term recovery improvements are depending on the success of this well surveillance.
What are the best practices in well surveillance, from the acquisition point of view? How to acquire the critical data for future optimisation? What are the key issues that operators and service companies are facing?

With real-time delivery of data, the engineer may then be confronted to the converse problem – too much information and the risk is analysis paralysis! What are the best practices in data mining and interpretation for enhanced diagnostics?

Optimisation of production is only one part of the value equation; costs are obviously the other one. Therefore understanding and modelling the Value of Information is also critical. How to develop effective, practical and repeatable VOI tools to be continuously deployed?


Session 12: Summary and Wrap Up