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SPE The Characterisation of Effective and Efficient Development of Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs

15 – 18 June 2014

Nanjing, China | The Westin Nanjing

Technical Agenda

Monday, 16 June, 0800-0915

Session 1: Introduction/Opening/Keynote Addresses

0945-1145

Session 2: Challenges as We Know Today

This session will address the present understanding in terms of the   challenges the industry is faced with in regards to carbonate reservoir characterisation and effective development for both naturally fractured reservoirs and also fracture-cavity reservoirs.  As such there will be discussion leaders addressing both types of carbonate reservoirs.

1300-1500

Session 3: Geophysics and Geology

What are we working on and the needs we anticipate in the future to build advanced static and dynamic models to effectively characterise these reservoirs. This session is designed to integrate G&G findings with other relevant data as discussed in sessions 4-6 via attribute analysis and other emerging techniques.

1515-1715

Session 4: Well Logging and Core Testing: Petrophysics, Geomechanic and Geochemistry

What are we working on and the needs we anticipate in the future to build on advanced static and dynamic models to effectively characterise these reservoirs.

Tuesday, 17 June, 0800-1000

Session 5: Dynamic Well Testing including Tracer as Part of Discrete Fracture Network Modelling

What are we working on and the needs we anticipate in the future to build on advanced static and dynamic models to effectively characterise these reservoirs. This session will address reservoirs characterisation based on dynamic methods and integration with all other relevant data discussed thus far to build discrete fracture network models for the purpose of reservoir simulation.

1015-1215

Session 6: Carbonate Reservoir Simulation Modelling

Fracture Modelling, naturally fractured and fracture-cavity based models will be discussed.  Current state and the advancement needed in the near future with the ultimate goal of increasing the reservoir recovery factor.

Wednesday, 18 June, 0800-1000

Session 7: Development 1 – Sweet Spot, Well Drilling and Trajectory

The central theme of this session will be to take what we have learned thus far and identify sweet spot locations for well placement and look at ways to improve drilling and trajectory of well for proper placement.

  • Formation Pressure Prediction
  • Thief Zone Identification
  • Integration of G&G and Other Information and Sweet Spots Identification
  • Well Drilling and Trajectory

1015-1215

Session 8: Development 2 – Completions and Stimulation

This session focus on the state-of-the-art in carbonate completion and stimulation design and technology.  The anticipated needs in the future to build advanced completion and stimulation techniques to increase recovery.

1330-1530

Session 9: IOR/EOR Methodology

Almost all carbonate reservoirs (both fracture-cavity and naturally fractured) require some form of IOR/EOR methods to go beyond the primary recovery.  Advanced methods & technologies used in polymer water flooding and water control etc, to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

1545-1630

Session 10: Summary and Wrap-up