Nowadays IOCs and NOCs are turning to the introduction of advance, intelligent, efficient and i-Field policies in their green, brown, remote, and subsea fields including ERD (extended reach) and ESP wells. I-Field has been defined as a vision where operators, partners, and service companies seek to take advantage of improved data and knowledge management, enhanced analytical real-time systems and more efficient business models. However, to ensure that I-Field has a positive effect on human capital efficiency depends on how they are introduced and embedded into the company’s business operations. Therefore if the i-Field approach is routinely designed into the asset programme from day one and becomes a life cycle field design philosophy then successful implementation overcomes any barriers to process change, technology alignment, and organisation change management.
Management of produced water during production, injection, and disposal or reuse is one of the most common challenges in mature and declining oil and gas fields. Novel technologies and best practices are continuously researched and implemented to conserve reservoir energy, reduce capital and operational costs, maximise well productivity, and minimise environmental impact. The implementation of reservoir, well, and surface management practices such as horizontal well drilling, mechanical and chemical water shut-off technologies, centrifugal separators and Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs) has varying degrees of success in controlling and managing water. In this workshop, delegates will share the challenges they are facing and what worked and did not and why and will discuss in an open forum the methodologies and technologies in an effort to turn this liability into an opportunity for future trends, business drivers, and strategies in a carbon constraint world.
The workshop agenda includes the following discussion areas:
Two (2) 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.