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Technical Programme

Friday, 14 November 0930–1030

Keynote Panel Session:  Local Capacity Building to Enable Technology and Knowhow Transfer 

Session Chairs: Daurzhan Augambay, KazService; Magzum Mirzagaliyev, Ministry of Energy


Session 16: Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Session Chairs: Ning Liu, Tengizchevroil; Aizhana Jussupbekova, NCOC

Reservoir description should involve proper analysis of traditional data as well as benefit from newer techniques that can add value. Understanding the impact of the resulting description/ characterisation on dynamic performance is also of high importance. This session will present several applications covering the above-mentioned aspects. The featured topics include the review of temperature effects on pressure transient analysis, the use of magnetotellurics data for improved reservoir characterisation and the impact of internal reservoir architecture of a giant gas condensate field on its dynamic behaviour.



Karachaganak -  Impact of Complex Internal Geometries on Fluid Flow Paths
F. Bigoni, A. Francesconi, G. Tumbarello, V. Tarantini,  K. Imagambetov - eni e&p



Do Not Let Temperature Transients Hinder Your Build-up Pressure Interpretation – Proper Gauge Placement in Highly Productive Reservoirs in Well Testing Operations
M. Sidorova, B. Theuveny, V. Pimenov, V. Shako, SPE, Schlumberger; A.G. Guzman-Garcia, SPE



Thermodynamic Description of Organic/Inorganic Interactions in TSR Reservoirs
Laurent Richard, Consultant Geochemist; Rakhim Uteyev, KazMunayGaz; and Henning Peters, Shell


Session 17: Drilling and Completions—New Concepts

Session Chairs: Bagilya Karsybayeva, agip karachagank b.v; Sartaj Shah, Weatherford

Forming of a new concept, its development, and application leads to use of new tools and approaches. Challenges in the well construction process are often solved through unique approaches. The achievements of research institutions and universities are finding their way into the upstream sector of the oil industry. This section introduces alternative modelling of drilling fluid and downhole dynamics of horizontal/deviated wells, new mud composition, advancements in drilling logging, logging and completion technologies, and well intervention techniques.



Advances in Numerical Modeling of Downhole Dynamics for Perforated Well Completions
Derek Bale, SPE, Minsuk Ji, SPE, Rajani Satti, SPE, Jim Gilliat, SPE, Baker Hughes



Innovative and Cost Effective Fresh Water Drilling Fluid Formulation Suitable for 390℉ with 87.5 pcf weight and its Field Application
Zhifa Wang, SPE, China University of Petroleum (Beijing) and Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Engineering; Guancheng Jiang, China University of Petroleum (Beijing); and Yongxue Lin, Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Engineering



Openhole Multistage Fracturing Completion with Swelling Packers and Sliding Sleeves in Carbonate Reservoir - A Case History from the Karachaganak Field
Mike Etuhoko, SPE, KPO; Massimo Viti, KPO; Alexandr Akutin, KPO; Sergey Zmeyevskiy, KPO and Cristiano Caproni, Halliburton


Session 18: Operational Excellence

Session Chairs: Yerzhan Kanatov, KPO b.v.; Ruslan Kuatov, TCO

This session looks at different perspectives on new technologies, from upstream through midstream to downstream. The presentations will explore cases where new techniques are being used to maximise value and increase operational safety. Case histories of well intervention using new solutions, pigging pipelines and sulphur production will provide an overview of a vast range of industry applications.



Complex Contaminated Gas Processing Made Simple
Matthijs de Oude, Shell



Detecting and Correcting Pipeline Leaks Before They Become a Big Problem
Ron Cramer (Shell Global Solutions US Inc.), David Shaw (Technical Toolboxes Consulting, LLC), Robert Tulalian (Shell Nigeria), Pabs Angelo (Shell Norway), Maarten van Stuijvenberg (IPCOS)



Dynamic Multiphase Flow Simulation of Pigging One of Two Parallel Pipelines
Karlygash Dosmukhamedova, TengizChevrOil LLP


Keynote Panel Session:  Driving E&P Performance Through Technological Innovation and Collaboration  

Session Chair: Jose de Jesus Gutierrez, Schlumberger; Baltabek Kuandykov, Association of Petroleum Geologists of Kazakhstan

The upstream oil and gas (O&G) industry has added around 400 billion barrels of oil equivalent of new reserves through exploration over the last decade, as favorable economics and new exploration and production (E&P) technologies have opened up previously inaccessible resources. The industry’s next challenges are to transform these new reserves into production to sustain safe and affordable energy supplies while maximizing the recovery of remaining reserves from mature fields and maintaining efficient operations for cash generation.

Meanwhile, there remains a scarcity of experienced upstream professionals in the labor market. Nurturing the younger talent pool and future leaders is critical to success, especially in emerging regions such as the Caspian area with limited capacity to develop talent locally. As activity grows in the Caspian region, companies will increasingly be required to cope with local-content policies and take more responsibility for developing local infrastructure and talent. Additionally, the increasing complexity of upstream activity requires operators and service companies to put more thought into the strategic aspect of their roles to avoid the value losses across the supply chain.

Therefore, the O&G industry in the Caspian region must transform itself once again if it is to continue to meet rising energy trough technological innovation and collaboration across the entire sector. The panel will discuss the different views on how those challenges can be addressed.


Closing Remarks

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