Oil companies in the region are being confronted with major challenges of developing and managing oil reservoirs with tar mat. Considerable amounts of heavy oil can also be associated to tar mats in some reservoirs creating additional challenges regarding recovery strategies, well placement, and real-time measurements. The workshop will cover interesting reservoir development case studies, more fundamental aspects such as the origin of tar mats and heavy oil, and very practical aspects such as tar mat and heavy oil characterisation, modelling, simulation, and production strategies and technologies.
The workshop will provide for an informal interchange of technical information and ideas. Short presentations will be made by invited discussion leaders to introduce the selected topics, followed by interactive discussions so that all participants can share their experiences and learn from others’ experience. A full report of the discussions and conclusions of the workshop will be available online to all attendees after the event.
Professionals from the oil and gas industry who are involved in evaluating, characterising, modelling, drilling (geo-steering), producing, and developing oil reservoirs with tar mats.
Two and half (2.5) 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.