One of the challenges of developing and producing deepwater reserves is how to maximize oil recovery safely and economically. Some form of artificial lift will need to be envisioned to improve recovery during primary or secondary drive mechanisms. Deepwater Artificial Lift technology presents a new set of challenges, such as: well integrity and assurance standards, potentially prohibitive costs, and expensive intervention and maintenance. In addition, there are technical challenges associated with the elevation difference between the reservoir and surface facilities, the lateral challenges of subsea multiphase transport over many kilometers, and the requirement for proactive flow assurance.
This forum is intended to address the issues associated with artificial lift and its role in maximizing oil recovery in offshore and deepwater environments. There will be discussions about unproven ideas and concepts that might foster individual, if not collaborative, research and development. The purpose of the forum is to understand the challenges, to generate ideas, and to provide an opportunity of networking on areas of common interest. The forum will appeal to industry experts in the drilling and completions, subsea and facilities, reservoir engineers, production and operations, and academia.
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SPE Forums are unique, by-invitation-only SPE events that bring together top technologists, innovators, and managers to address a specific industry challenge. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to contribute their experience and knowledge, rather than be spectators or students.
The objective is to create a collaborative, idea-generating arena that stimulates new ideas and innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry.
The following will prepare attendees for what to expect when attending a forum:
Participants at SPE Forums are selected by the Forum Steering Committee based on the ability to contribute to the discussion of the topic. Attendance is limited to maximize each person's opportunity to contribute.
Accepted applicants will receive their registration form and other materials within two weeks of the application deadline. For those requiring visas to attend the forum, please ensure that you leave sufficient time for your visa to be processed.