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SPE Water Management for Oil and Gas: Best Practices and New Technologies Workshop

3 – 4 September 2015

Lima, Perú | Swissôtel Lima

Technical Agenda

THURSDAY, 3 September, 0800- 0830

Keynote Address by Carlos Renato Baluarte, Dirección General de Asuntos Ambientales Energéticos, Ministerio de Energía y Minas, Perú

0830- 1000

Session I: Water Reuse and Recycle

Chairpersons: Jerjes Porlles, Schlumberger; Giuseppe Cione, Pacific Rubiales

Produced water must be either reused or disposed. This session will focus on water treatment for reuse, recycling essentially in water injection operations for both pressure maintenance in depleted reservoirs as well as improving sweep efficiency (increase oil recovery). Discussions will also include water produced treatment for irrigation.


  • Juan Carlos Bonapace, Halliburton, Argentina
    Water Management: What We Have Learned and What We Need to Consider for Developing a Shale Play in Argentina
  • Nini Hernandez, Ecopetrol; Javier Anaya, Schlumberger
    Colombia Waterflooding Management on Surface Facility System: Case study "Casabe Field"
  • Hugo Melgar, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Perú
    A Future Vision for Use Hot Water, Gas and Dry or Abandoned Wells to Generate Electricity from Oil Reservoirs in the Peruvian Jungle

1030- 1200

Session II: Waste Water Disposal

Chairpersons: Luis Pantoja, Pluspetrol; Yanina Ramirez, Hunt Oil; Giuseppe Cione, Pacific Rubiales

Management of water disposal may fall into one of the three following categories: underground injection, evaporative pits, and sea or surface discharge. This session will review the regulations, permits and requirements for those disposal methods and operators experience.


  • Victor Huerta, Petroperú
    Water Disposal in Mature Fields: A Successful Case Study in the Peruvian Jungle
  • Cesar Sirlupu, CNPC
    Water Management in Mature Fields
  • Eris Gabriel, CNPC
    Water Management Design for an Inland Gas Development

1330- 1500

Session III: Environmental Challenges Associated with Produced Water

Chairpersons: Gino Bianchi-Mosquera, GSI Environmental Inc.; Jesus Angulo, Petroperú

This session will identify technical and environmental challenges associated with water management in exploration and production operations in Peru and in other countries of South America. Environmental impact assessment and lessons learned from field experience will be discussed.


  • Arturo Vasquez Cordano, Osinergmin, Perú
    The Regulation of Safety Standards in the Hydrocarbons Industry and its impact on the Protection of Water Resources
  • Jorge Villar Valladares, Osinergmin, Perú
    Eradication of the Biggest Environmental Impact of the Oil Fields of Peru
  • Gino Bianchi-Mosquera, GSI Environmental
    Practical Guidelines for Addressing Impacts of Produced Water Releases to the Environment


1530 - 1700

Session IV: Efficient Produced Water Treatment

Chairpersons: Daniel Valenzuela, GeoPark; José Díaz, GeoPark; Mario De la Hoz, Repsol

The treatment of produced water is a major component of the cost of producing oil and gas. Treatment for produced water comprise phase separators, system control and facilities design and chemical treatment. This session’s goal is to share the knowledge, experience, processes and technology for treating produced water for reuse or disposal.


  • Gayathri Ariaratnam, Jorin Limited, UK
    The factors that Influence the Strategy for Produced Water Treatment and Disposal – A Detailed Case Study
  • John Ditria, eProcess Technologies, Australia
    Efficient Produced Water Treatment with Deoiler Hydrocyclone Technology; Misconceptions and Corrections
  • Diego Escobedo Cabrera, CNPC Peru
    Water Quality Improvement Plan for Ongoing Waterflooding Projects on Silicoclastics Reservoirs


FRIDAY, 4 September, 0800- 0830

Keynote Address by Barbara Bruce, Hunt Oil Company of Peru

0830- 1000

Session V: Water Minimization

Chairpersons: Victor Salirrosas, GMP; Victor Huerta, Petroperú

This session will focus on practices that reduce the volume of produced water entering the well, using mechanical blocking devices, water shut off  chemicals, horizontal well drilling. Also on practices that can reduce the volume of produced water managed at the surface using downhole separators, etc.


  • Pedro Zegarra, Baker Hughes, Peru
    Ultimate Recovery: Managing Water Breakthrough and Zonal Production through Active Flow Control Devices and Real Time Monitoring
  • G. Mora, B. Bonfanti, Schlumberger; E. Navas, Ecopetrol
    Water Production Management in a High Heterogenity-Multilayered Reservoir under Waterflooding
  • TBA, Weatherford
    Solid Expandable System - MetalSkin Cased Hole Liner

1030- 1200

Session VI: New Technologies and Innovative Techniques for Water Management

Chairpersons: Victor Salirrosas, GMP; Pedro Chira, Halliburton; Jesus Angulo, Petroperú

Novel technologies are being continuously researched to maintain reservoir energy, reduce costs, maximize well productivity, and minimize environmental impact. This session will discuss such technologies and share results and experience of those implemented.


  • Julio Vasquez, Halliburton, USA
    Water and Gas Shutoff Techniques: New Technologies to Address Challenging Environments
  • Gabriela Morillo, FMC Technologies, USA
    Compact InLine Water Separation at ATP oil & gas (UK) Ltd Kilmar Platform – Southern North Sea
  • Bruno Caracchini, Consultant, Peru
    Zero Effluents System in Exploratory Wells: How to Eliminate the Problems Associated with the Emission of Effluents through Vaporization without the Use of Additional Fuel or Energy Available At Locations

1330 – 1500

Session VII: Best Practices in Water Management

Chairpersons: Mario De la Hoz, Repsol; Pedro Chira, Halliburton

This session will cover the improvements in techniques and methods that rely on measurement and field experience. Evaluating how water could influence an oil and gas field development and overall profitability is critical in defining the most efficient and cost effective water management strategy.


  • Diego Fernandez, Halliburton, USA
    Autonomous ICD Installation Success in Ecuador Heavy Oil: A Case Study
  • Rodolfo E. Gayoso, Transeparation Argentina
    Water Treatment Processes versus Process Units: Magic Solutions and Real Physics
  • Julio Vasquez, Halliburton, USA
    Comprehensive Diagnostic Approach: The Key to Successful Water Control Treatments
  • Ricardo Valbuena, Schlumberger, Peru
    Water Solutions Project in Neuquen Basin, Argentina

1530 - 1700

Session VIII: Subsurface and Surface integrity Management

Chairpersons: Jerjes Porlles, Schlumberger; Jaime Martinez, Osinergmin; Ronald Egusquiza, GranTierra; Ernesto Portela, GeoPark

Subsurface and surface equipment are exposed to deteriorating conditions associated with the producing corrosive fluids from the wells. These conditions are not desirable for asset safety. This session will focus on the discussion of approaches to address surface and subsurface equipment integrity to ensure optimum HSE compliance.


  • Miguel Castella, Jose Luis Dioses, Gustavo Blanco
    Drilling Waste Management in Remote Locations: New Technology Application Reduces 60% Volume, Minimizing Environmental Impact
  • Marcelo de Ninnis, Schlumberger
    Compact FWKO Systems Using Partial Processing Technologies
  • Olga Agudelo, Elder Navas Florian, Ecopetrol; Jerjes Porlles, Schlumberger
    CASABE Field Revitalization through Management of Water Injection