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8 – 10 May 2013

Rome, Italy | Hotel Quirinale

Technical Agenda

Tuesday, 7 May, 1900

Welcome Reception

Guest Speaker: Mike Evans, Fuels Scientist, Shell Global Solutions

The Shell Technical Partnership with Ferrari

This presentation will be delivered during the workshop welcome reception and will provide an insight into the product development and product supply provided by Shell to support this relationship. The talk will also cover the trackside analytical support provided at each race and technology transfer from the race track to road.

Mike Evans has worked for Shell for over 30 years and has led the Shell F1 fuel development activity for several years, working with colleagues in Shell Global Solutions and engineers in Maranello.

Wednesday, 8 May, 0845–1030

Session 1: Scale—Where Do We Go from Here?

Session Managers: Gill Ross and Mike Singleton

Discussion Leaders:
Gordon Graham, Scaled Solutions
Stuart Holt, Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC
Kari Ramstad, Statoil
Alistair Strachan, Baker Hughes


Session 2: Production from Unconventional Reservoirs—An Introduction to the Challenging Environment of Shale Plays

Session Managers: Julie Fidoe and Greg McLelland

Discussion Leaders:
Wally Georgie, Maxoil
Sandra Linares-Samaniego, Nalco Champion
Ross Tomson, Brine Chemistry Solutions


Session 3: The Journey to HP/HT

Session Managers: Tina Johnson and Ross McCartney

Hydrocarbon discoveries are occurring in more difficult locations around the world. To benefit economically, system designs in such locations require the capability to maximize production for long durations from highly distributed systems. The produced fluids in these systems are commingled in subsea systems despite pressure, temperature, and fluid property differences. Hence, there is a high global demand to deliver robust and complex scale management strategy on HP/HT fields; this achievement is not reached overnight. We will walk through the evolution of applying knowledge from dry to wet trees and from moderate to prolific water producers across regions in order to develop and implement a strategy that includes inhibitor applications at key system locations with appropriate monitoring.

Discussion Leaders:
Trevor Jones, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
Stephen Heath, Nalco Champion


Session 4: Multifunctional Products

Session Managers: Stephanie Edmunds, Andre Leontieff and Anne Neville

Discussion Leaders:
Philip Hopwood, Gaffney Cline and Associates
Myles Jordan, Nalco Champion

Thursday, 9 May, 0900–1030

Session 5: Enhanced Oil Recovery and Scale

Session Managers: Jim Muir, Caroline Simpson and Mike Singleton

Discussion Leaders:
Stephen Heath, Nalco Champion
Rob Wright, External Consultant


Session 6: Scaling in Gas and Gas Lifted Wells

Session Managers: Clare Johnston and Andre Leontieff

Discussion Leaders:
Bob Rees, Baker Hughes
Jon Tuck, BG


Session 7: Sulphide Scale—More Common than You Might Expect

Session Managers: Stephanie Edmunds and Caroline Simpson

Discussion Leaders:
Salima Baraka-Lokmane, TOTAL
Ken Sorbie, Heriot-Watt University


Session 8: Halite Formation—The Operational and Chemical Challenges

Session Managers: Julie Fidoe and Clare Johnston

Discussion Leaders:
Sara-Jane Dickson, Shell
Jason Franklin, Shell
Elizabeth Zuluaga, Chevron

Friday, 10 May, 0900–1030

Session 9: Reactive Reservoirs—Problems Encountered between Reservoir Rock and Foreign Fluids that are Introduced into these Reservoirs

Session Managers: Ross McCartney and Greg McLelland

Discussion Leader:
Eric Mackay, Heriot-Watt University


Session 10: Preflushes—Let Your Voice Be Heard

Session Managers: Tina Johnson, Jim Muir and Anne Neville

Discussion Leaders:
Gill Ross, Shell
Oscar Vazquez, Heriot-Watt University