Managing flow assurance issues such as scale, asphaltenes, wax, paraffin, and corrosion in wells and reservoirs is a crucial aspect to maintaining adequate well integrity and optimum reservoir productivity over the life-time of the field. The effective drivers to achieve smooth flow of wells are establishing robust systems including operating procedures and monitoring standards, as well as effective treatment/inhibition techniques.
This workshop will address modern flow assurance management systems and best practices being applied by international and national operating companies. It will discuss the latest innovative technologies used to resolve flow assurance challenges being faced, in addition to the latest advances in research and development through academic and industrial laboratories.
The workshop will also focus on networking and learning processes to exchange expertise, knowledge, and major works achieved by industry professionals.
Two (2) 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-served 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.