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Sour H2S And CO2 Rich Oil And Gas Projects: Lessons Learnt So Far And Have We Figured It All Out?

15 – 17 April 2014

Dubai, UAE | Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort

About this Workshop


Several major, highly sour, field development projects are due on stream within the next few years and others are at pre-FEED stage of appraisal design. This is in addition to existing, producing field developments which have required innovative approaches and retrofit design modifications to manage unexpected late stage souring of the reservoirs. It is vital to maintain the existing sour field community, where technical experts meet, exchange ideas, and provide technical updates on the progress/learnings from the existing sour field development and use these to provide valuable input to effective design for future projects.

This two and a half day sour field workshop will build on the success of the previous events and share development optimisation opportunities, identify remaining technical gaps/uncertainties/risk, and stimulate/direct the path for future sour field R&D. With this in mind, the agenda has been split into seven themed sessions which will cover the following topics:-

Day 1: HSE management of drilling, stimulation and well testing, well flow test design, dispersion modelling, well integrity, completion design, and pre-FEED material selection and post-FEED retrofit operational adaptations.

Day 2: Reservoir characterisation, reactive flow modelling, reservoir degradation, sour gas compositional analysis, down-hole and surface fluid sampling, sour/acid gas and CO2 re-injection, sequestration uncertainty and risk, and sulphur marketing and future product usage.

Day 3: Knowledge sharing, technical training/staff development, and the need for reference sets of sour oil and gas procedures, processes and standards.

Who Should Attend

Attendees will comprise expert staff from the operating companies including subsurface, drilling, operations and project management coupled with similar high caliber specialists from the service contractors. In the past, this has provided an excellent base for open, informative, and challenging discussion and is balanced by a mixed level of multi-disciplinary attendees who are there for competence development, increased awareness/understanding, and to pick up on applications/examples and learnings from the various worldwide projects being discussed.  

Workshop Guidelines


Two and a half (2.5) 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.


  • 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.


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.


In keeping with workshop 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.