Technical Program

Wednesday, 8 October

1030-1200

Grand Salon

Featured Presentations From Global Events

Session Chairperson:

Shauna G. Noonan, ConocoPhillips Co

The session features invited speakers who have previously presented and published great papers at industry events outside of North America. The topics of these papers are applicable to North American applications and the authors were invited to repeat their presentations for our ALCE-NA attendees.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 Invited Presenter - Geared Centrifugal PumpTechnology Implementation as a Potential Alternative Artificial Lift Method - Oil Wells
A.S. Al-Bimani, A.I. AbdulElraouf, A. Al-Salmi, Z. Al-Hinai, Petroleum Development Oman; W.B. Morrow, Cox; R. Al-Masfry, Marjan Petroleum LLC - Oman
1100-1130 Invited Presenter - Artificial Lift Performance Enhancements by Applying Root Cause Failure Analysis
S.G. Lapi, M.E. Johnson, ExxonMobil Production Company; B. Arisman, GE Oil & Gas
Wednesday, 8 October

1400-1530

Conolade

Challenges of Deploying Downhole Monitoring on Artificially Lifted Wells

Session Chairperson:

Julian Cudmore, Zenith Oilfield Technology Ltd

As artificial lift in North American moves into more challenging and higher producing applications, downhole monitoring is becoming a more valuable asset to assist in enhancing production and reduce net lifting costs. Downhole gauges provide constructive data to assess both reservoir and lift performance and when used proactively can reduce downtime, prevent failures, and provide information to improve operations and therefore production. Traditionally down hole gauges have had the reputation of being non-essential jewelry, but with today’s reliable gauge technology is this still a valid argument when the benefits can be justified? This panel will discuss the improvements to downhole monitoring technology, look at the pros and cons of deploying gauges, and review new technologies that overcome previous boundaries and road blocks of why gauges are not always deployed with the lift system.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1415 Invited Presenter - Thomas Scott
1415-1430 Invited Presenter - Barry Nicholson
1430-1500 Invited Presenter - Keith Fangmeier
1500-1530 Invited Presenter - Julian Cudmore
Wednesday, 8 October

1600-1730

Conolade

Data Management for Artificial Lift: Operator Panel

Session Chairperson:

Esteban Oliva, ConocoPhillips

The Oil industry and more specifically the Artificial Lift world has followed the global trend of generating data... more data… and more data. And in all senses it is absolutely logic. The AL systems installed in our wells have increasing complexity or simply we’re doing our best effort to reduce Operational Expenses. And in all cases the availability of good data is a sure way into a healthy and efficient ALS… oh! Not always? Who has heard in the most recent years the term DATA OVERFLOW? The last 12 years we have put a lot of energy and investment in generating data. However, we have reached a point in many cases that we don’t know what to do with it. Is this data generating the expected value? What’s the best Artificial Lift Data Management Strategy? Looks like just buying tools or software is not enough. There’s something more needed in that specific area to reach that happy point of generating the data that we need and make it deliver the maximum and expected value. So, are we entering the Data Management decade? What are the major operators doing to maximize the value of the investment done in data generation? Is it simpler and easier to be a small operator and manage smaller data loads?

Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1630 Invited Presenter - Leon Waldner
1630-1700 Invited Presenter - Esteban Oliva
1700-1730 Invited Presenter - Matthew Hackworth

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