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SPE Applied Intelligent Completions: Monitoring and Control Completions Technologies

19 – 20 January 2015

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia | Le Meridien

About this Workshop


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:

  • Applications of Intelligent Completions Technologies for ERD Wells
  • Intelligent Completions Technologies for ESP Applications
  • Integration: Upstream Technologies, X-Mas Tree and SCADA for Remote Operations
  • Answer Products for Real-Time Data Analysis and Production Optimisation


Workshop Guidelines


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.


  • 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.

Poster Presentation

If you wish to present a poster, contact Mohamed Aamer, event manager, at maamer@spe.org.


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.