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SPE Improved Recovery Through Innovative Intervention Solutions 

21 – 24 September 2014

Langkawi, Malaysia │ The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Technical Agenda

Monday, 22 September, 0830-0930     

Session 1: Introduction/Opening/Keynote Address

1000-1100

Session 2: Panel Session (Overview) – Operators’ Point of View

This panel session will share valuable operators’ point of view in regards on possible innovation areas to improve recovery from intervention solutions. There are various challenges needing innovative solution. These challenges range from surface facilities down to subsurface formation and drilling related. Some are common challenges yet unlimited to insufficient crane rating limited size or load of platform, difficult well profiles for reentry, limited rigless intervention capability and other subsurface challenges such as sanding, scales and compartmentalisation of bypass oil.

1100-1300

Session 3: Coiled Tubing and Challenges

Coiled Tubing offers unique strategies to provide an array of well intervention solutions, and the capability to operate in live well conditions. This session will discuss innovations and best practices for complex well access and intervention issues, focusing on downhole /subsea technologies, and special surface considerations to address challenges arising from extended reach, drilling, real-time data, rigless intervention, and completions. In addition this session will provide an overview of ways to utilise coiled tubing to improve efficiency in mature field, unconventional and deep water applications.

1400-1600

Session 4: Novel Electric Line Data Acquisition and Robotic Solutions

Worldwide diversity in mature fields offers new challenges to increase recovery and improve economics of the assets. Novel methods and improved workflows of existing electric line technologies can enhance the interpretation of well  integrity and formation evaluation, providing intervention and remediation opportunities for existing and by-passed production. Some of the challenges include reduced footprint on rigs or production platforms, improved conveyance methods, traditional e-line run as memory operations, ‘smart’ measurements from combined services, multi-strong tubular inspection and cement evaluation.

1615-1815

Session 5: Recent Slickline Surface Equipment and Downhole Solution Developments

This session will discuss changes in slickline technologies associated with deeper water, higher pressure environments, and advanced slickline conveyed technologies (intelligent slick line or services traditionally performed only on electric line). We will also discuss the challenges that arise with changes in surface equipment specifications and associated downhole tooling. Deviated wells continue to  challenge slickline operations, we will discuss the current bottom hole assembly (bha) & methods available for reaching target depths in deeper more deviated wells. We will also discuss technologies associated with             Subsea riser less slickline operations from vessels of opportunity, associated surface and subsea equipment and the challenges of deploying the said equipment. We will discuss new technologies bec oming with slickline pressure control equipment and surface equipment, data acquisitions and modeling software.

Tuesday, 23 September, 0830-1000

Session 6: Best Practices and Case Studies from The Existing Well Intervention Applications (Part 1)

As our industry races to maximise production from reinvigorated basins, are we doing enough to improve service quality and diminish the incidence of negative HSE events? Undoubtedly, this industry lags behind in adopting the latest technologies and has insufficient tolerance for technology evolution and more specifically in HSE matters. The critical and vital nature of our work inhibits opportunity. An examination of other industries like aerospace and defence reveals that those industries employ almost every technology advance to improve most of their operations, whereas we still allow human capital to stand under a suspended load, a symptom of our lack of attention to HSE standards. This session will examine opportunities for improvement in HSE and SQ related to interventions.

1015-1115

Session 7: Breakout Session

1115-1215

As our industry races to maximise production from reinvigorated basins, are we doing enough to improve service quality and diminish the incidence of negative HSE events? Undoubtedly, this industry lags behind in adopting the latest technologies and has insufficient tolerance for technology evolution and more specifically in HSE matters. The critical and vital nature of our work inhibits opportunity. An examination of other industries like aerospace and defence reveals that those industries employ almost every technology advance to improve most of their operations, whereas we still allow human capital to stand under a suspended load, a symptom of our lack of attention to HSE standards. This session will examine opportunities for improvement in HSE and SQ related to interventions.

1245-1345

Session 9: Poster Session & Networking Lunch

Wednesday, 24 September, 0830-0900

Session 10: Overview - Dry Tree Environment

Operational challenges above the master valve are often a major concern for planning an operation. This session will review innovations in surface equipment configurations and rigging and deployment options to overcome complex well access issues. This session will focus on working in the dry tree environment, including platforms with limited deck space and lifting options, and take a look at the future of unit configurations to improve the efficiency of standard land rig ups.

0900-1000

Session 11: Rigless / Lightweight (Riserless) Intervention (Part 1)

Riserless Light Well Intervention is a safe, cost effective intervention method for all subsea wells to enhance recovery rates. Deployed from smaller, dynamically positioned light well intervention vessels, instead of large rigs or workover ships with risers. This allows the intervention tools to be deployed and housed in a Subsea stack which then latches on to the subsea well. With this configuration, all traditional wireline intervention operations can be run in subsea wells. Couple these solutions with development of new robotic based technology, enables intervention tools to be conveyed and positioned with pin-point accuracy irrespective of the inclination of the well. A number of interesting intervention opportunities are enabled for subsea wells by this methods.

1015-1115

Session 11: Rigless / Lightweight (Riserless) Intervention (Part 2)

1115-1315

Session 12: Extended on Coiled Tubing, Electric Line & Slickline

Within recent years, the number of horizontal wells being drilled has dramatically increased on a global scale. Accordingly, oil and gas operators continue to push the boundaries on the lengths of their horizontal laterals in an attempt to maximise production. However, with this demand for more reservoir contact, i.e. extended laterals and negative tangents, it has created an entire market for drilling and completion technology to address these operational challenges. Within recent years, the number of horizontal wells being drilled has dramatically increased on a global scale. Accordingly, oil and gas operators continue to push the boundaries on the lengths of their horizontal laterals in an attempt to maximise production. However, with this demand for more reservoir contact, i.e. extended laterals and negative tangents, it has created an entire market for drilling and completion technology to address these operational challenges. At this session, discuss techniques, best practices and technologies that are being utilised by operators and cover the use of coiled tubing , electric line, and slickline deployed conveyance methods.

1415-1615

Session 13: Breakout Session

1630-1700

Session 14: Summary and Wrap-up