Sand management has been identified as one of the key issues in field development in over 70% of the world’s oil and gas fields. Sand management is a balance between the risks (safety, environmental, process and cost) of producing sand to the surface vs. the risks of trying to keep it down in the reservoir. The choices are not always clear or easy to make. This workshop will explore how to decide on the right strategy to manage and handle sand for maintaining well and plant integrity, as well as increasing operations efficiency and field recovery factors in challenging reservoirs and environments. Topics covered include:
The workshop will focus on current technologies being applied to manage and control sand and solids in challenging reservoirs. Downhole, subsea and surface sand management topics are included as well as new technologies and applications. The objective is to clearly establish what the current best practices are and lessons learned from field applications.
Successful sand management can only be achieved with a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary team. Attendees should have an interest, or be involved in, the development, implementation and monitoring of the field sand management strategy, namely
In keeping with the Workshop objectives and SPE mission, excessive 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 at the Workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.
This Workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the Workshop.
General and detailed accommodation information will be posted on the workshop website by September 2014.
Delegates are advised to book the international / domestic airline tickets early from their country / city to Malaysia. Further detailed transportation information will be available on the Workshop website by September 2014. All travelers to Malaysia must be in possession of passports valid for at least six (6) months with proof of onward passage, either return, or through tickets. Contact your local travel agent for information on visa requirements to Malaysia.
Casual clothing is recommended. The Workshop atmosphere is informal.