The Coiled Tubing (CT) industry continues to demonstrate its lead as the fastest growing market segment among all oilfield service markets. With a yearly market size close to USD 6 billion, CT applications have greatly expanded into new operating horizons—from conventional to unconventional reservoirs, from simple to complex well trajectories, from normal pressure and temperature to HPHT environments, from small and medium CT pipe sizes to increased need for large diameter pipe strings, from normal CT pipe materials to special alloys, from simple to highly sophisticated BHA’s, the list goes on.
CT interventions have never been so complex and challenging. The global quest to explore and exploit unconventional resources has driven CT operations into complex well profiles, multistage completions, milling of multiple composite plugs, mechanical shifting of sophisticated downhole equipment, annular CT fracturing, and abrasive jetting applications. The oil and gas industry continues to utilise innovative CT techniques to extend the production life of marginal reservoir targets (poor quality carbonates, sand, and shale) in order to increase hydrocarbon recovery. To achieve this target, advances have been made in CT intervention including, but are not limited to, CT drilling, installation of the siphon, velocity, and injection strings, and improvement of CT pipe materials for better corrosion resistance, weight, strength, and pressure capacity.
With over 200 active CT units operating in the Middle East, this workshop aims to bring together industry and area experts from CT service providers, pipe and equipment manufacturers, operating companies, rig contractors, drilling and completion companies, the academia, and many more. They will share information about recent CT technology and innovation, best practices, case histories, new CT pipe materials, new surface and subsurface equipment and tools, and advanced applications. The workshop will also offer the opportunity for networking and for dedicated group discussions on the way forward in CT.
SPE Middle East, North Africa and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.
Three (3) 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.
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.