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Technical Programme

Thursday, 13 November, 0930-1100

Keynote Panel Session: Technological Challenges in Oil & Gas Transportation in the Caspian

Session Chair: Bruno Jardin, ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Inc.

Mr. Kairgeldy Kabyldin, Deputy CEO, KazMunayGas National Oil Company / General Director, KazTransOil National Transportation Company

The Caspian region has so far successfully managed the exploration and development of its very significant oil and gas reserves through a combination of local expertise and cooperation with International partners.  More volumes are to be expected from further development of existing fields as well as from the start-up of new production coming from the giant Kashagan field in Kazakhstan.

Being land-locked, the region’s ongoing challenge is to ensure safe and reliable transportation of oil and gas, while managing the economic cost. The development of new pipelines and pipeline expansion projects, in combination with alternative modes of transportation, such as rail and marine, should ensure transportation capacity stays well ahead of increasing production volumes.

Technology will be a key to take on the increasing complexity of pipeline and transportation activity.  Therefore, the players in the transportation sector will need to continue their focus on technological innovation and collaboration.  The panel will discuss different views on how these challenges can be addressed.


Session 7: Drilling and Completions—Case Studies

Session Chairs: Zhazar Toktabolat, BG Group; Aliya Kupeyeva, Maersk

This session investigates cases of recent completion and stimulation technologies in several carbonate reservoirs, microannulus cement evaluation, and introduces the method for managing a narrow pore pressure window with dual gradient drilling in offshore environment and gas injection well optimisation.



A New Era of Effective Reservoir Management: Completion and Stimulation Technology Evolution in the Karachaganak Field
Justus Adeleke, Tamer Saada (KPO/BG Group), Enzo Pitoni, Enzo Vegliante (KPO/Eni), Gulmira Kushkumbayeva, Zhanna Itisheva (KPO)



Microannulus and Cement Evaluation: Effectiveness of Cement Evaluation Using Sonic and Ultrasonic Technologies in Wells with Microannulus Between Casing and Cement Sheath
Andrey Timonin, Schlumberger; and Dirk Lungershausen and Petr Kravets, Zhaikmunai LLP



Optimization of Well Hydraulics for Riserless Deepwater Drilling Operations under High Temperature and High Pressure Environment
Akshit Patel, SPE, Ravi Chaudhari, SPE, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Session 8: History Matching and Production Forecasting

Session Chairs: Rakhim Uteyev, KMG; Mauro Martufi, agip karachagank b.v

The session will focus on the techniques used for successful history matching and performance prediction (Material Balance for naturally fractured dual porosity systems, Brownfield Design of experiments and Assisted History-Matching Workflow). Dynamic behaviour of fractured reservoirs is very often challenging to predict and match. Field examples from Kazakhstan and Libya will be presented to prove the applicability and validity of the discussed methods.



Efficient Workflow for Assisted History Matching and Brownfield Design of Experiments for the Tengiz Field
Baurzhan Kassenov, Gregory R. King, Moon Chaudhri, Aizada Abdrakhmanova, Steve Jenkins, Phil Bateman, and Elrad Iskakov, Tengizchevroil



Successful Application of Material Balance Calculation to a Fractured Dual Porosity Field
Zoltán E. Heinemann, SPE, Heinemann Consulting, Austria, Georg M. Mittermeir, SPE, PM Lucas Technologies, Leoben, Austria, Mohamed M. Gharsalla, Zueitina Oil Company, Libya



Integrated Carbonate Clinoform Characterization through Assisted History Matching of Wireline Formation Pressure Data, Karachaganak Field, Kazakhstan
Bekzhan Saduakassov, Nursultan Yakhiyayev, Gadilbek Uxukbayev[1], Adilbek Kismanov[2], SPE, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating b.v., Bagdad Amangaliyev, SPE, Schlumberger, Lucy Burns, Khakim Baigazin, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating b.v.

Session 9: Geology and Petrophysics: Understanding the Reservoir

Session Chairs: Assel Salimova, Baker Hughes; Alikhan Abdigali, Weatherford

Petrophysics is a key integrating discipline within the geosciences applied to the finding and development of hydrocarbon resources. Petrophysicists are employed to help reservoir engineers and geoscientists understand the reservoir. A key aspect of petrophysics is measuring and evaluating the rock properties by acquiring well log, core and seismic measurements. These studies are then combined with geological and geophysical studies and reservoir engineering to give a complete picture of the reservoir. This session will give insight as to the geological and petrophysical attributes controlling reservoir variability using the latest innovations and case studies.



Integrated Approach for Fluid Identification and Flow Profile Determination Using Advanced Production Logging Tools and Techniques
Andrey Timonin and Ahmed El Battawy, Schlumberger; Izbergen Kubekbayev, KMG EV; Gabor Pakozdi, MOL



Comprehensive Study on the Heterogeneity of Carbonate Reservoirs in Carboniferous at Eastern Area of Pre-Caspian Basin
Xu Zhiqiang, CNPC Kazakhstan,Jin Shutang, AktobeMunaiGas CNPC, Chen Hongtao, BGP Dagang branch CNPC, Shi Xin, Chuan Qing Petro- Inst. CNPC, Xue Jianhui, BGP Kazakhstan CNPC, Niu Hulin CNLC Kazakhstan CNPC, Aikebaijiang  Arkbar  Erken BGP  Aktobe  CNPC, BGP Aktube CNPC, Bryzgalova Margarita, CNPC International (Kazakhstan) LTD



Vertical Reservoir Connectivity Evaluation in Dunga Field, Albian Horizon
A. Zhumekeshov, SPE, Maersk Oil; A. Elbattawy, SPE, Schlumberger


Session 10: Reservoir Case Studies

Session Chairs: Simon Cassidy, agip karachagank b.v; Phil Bateman, TCO

Although theoretical studies and laboratory experiments have their role in improving the understanding and efficient production of our reservoirs, a case study gives us a practical assessment of a given project. However, the interpretation of results from a case study is often less straightforward and the conclusions are almost always somewhat less certain.

This session includes three cases covering a range of studies from the various stages of a reservoir’s life. Optimisation of appraisal and development strategy, a new look at an old reservoir, a streamlined material balance model, and a polymer injection test are the case studies that will be presented.



Application of the Extended Dynamic Material Balance Method to a Super Giant Carbonate Oilfield
Ultay Istayeva, Colorado School of Mines (now with Maersk Oil Kazakhstan), Gregory King, Chevron



Application of Polymer Gellan for Injectivity Profile Leveling
Gussenov I. Sh., Ibragimov R. Sh., Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, Kudaibergenov S.E., Laboratory of Engineering Profile, K.I. Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, Institute of Polymer Materials and Technology, Abilkhairov D. T., Kudaibergenov D. N., JSC “Turgay-Petroleum”



Karachaganak, Integrated Reservoir Studies on a Giant Field   
C. Albertini, F. Bigoni, A. Cominelli, E. Della Rossa, A. Francesconi, V. Tarantini - eni E&P

Session 11: Environmental Stewardship

Session Chairs: Ian Hamilton, ERM; Dastem Zhassanov, TCO

Public expectations regarding environmental performance continue to increase. In response, oil and gas enterprises are relying on increasingly innovative practices to reduce their environmental footprint. This session highlights several demonstrated techniques aimed at reducing potential environmental impacts associated with well drilling, well cleanup, and facility flaring.



Hydrocarbon Emission Reduction: Application of an Integrated Solution to Separate and Treat Well Clean-up and Produced Water in the Karachaganak Field, Kazakhstan
Indira Kaziyeva (KPO), Tamer Saada, Peter Hutson (SPE/KPO/BG Group), Simone Andrea Frau, Enzo Vegliante (KPO/Eni), Leo Donohue, Raziya Shektebayeva, Arman Izbassov (KPO)



Using Procedure Automation to Reduce Acid Gas Flaring
Marina Fomina, LLP Tengizchevroil



Usage of Oil Based Carbonate Mud Drilling Cuttings Post Thermo-treatment as Secondary Raw Mineral Materials
Raymond Gogan, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, D.K. Mendalieva, Z. Kh. Kunasheva, WSKU, R.I. Kuzmina, Saratov State University

Session 12: Well Intervention

Session Chairs: Anton Burov, Schlumberger; Kent Thurston, TCO

Attendees of this session will enjoy a wide range of presentations which will discuss the utilisation of different technologies such as coil tubing and slickline operations. Experts discuss their experiences of sand consolidation, wax melting tools, carbonates acidisation, and water and gas conformance from Kazakhstan’s oil fields as well as some of the new oil fields patented technologies being used in these areas.



Increasing Matrix Stimulation Effectiveness in the Caspian Using Real-Time Downhole Measurements
Mansur Aglyamov, Daniyar Agrynov, Artemy Savin, Nikolay Kulinich, Anton Burov, SPE, Konstantin Burdin, SPE, Schlumberger



Fluid Hammer Tool Aided 1 ¾-in Coiled Tubing Reach Total Depth in 6-in Openhole Horizontal Well
D. Parra, Baker Hughes, T. Saada, SPE, J. Adeleke, SPE, KPO/BG Group, E. Pitoni, E. Vegliante, KPO/Eni, S. Craig, SPE and S. Livescu, SPE, Baker Hughes



Study and Applications on Integrated Drilling Engineering Software for Drilling Engineering Design and Real-time Optimization
Peng Song, Lin Shi, Yingcao Zhou, Qing Zhao, Hongwei Jiang, CNPC Drilling Research Institute; Peng Cui, Joint Stock Company CNPC International Aktobe Petroleum


Session 13: Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling

Session Chairs: Marat Nauryzgaliyev, NCOC; Ahmed El Battawy, Schlumberger

Over the last several decades, the industry has been faced by a challenge to maximise production from heterogeneous and faulted reservoirs. Producing fields require industrial water management by injection/production into/from shallow reservoirs. Additionally, companies are constantly looking into growing their reserves through exploration by minimising the risk during such operations. To tackle these tasks, one must generate a robust geological understanding, which comes through integration of all available data including wireline, LWD, seismic, outcrops, and analogue information.

This session will demonstrate novel approaches in integrated reservoir characterisation and modelling using the latest case studies.



Different Facies Modeling Techniques to Optimize HM, Late Visean, Karachaganak Field, Kazakhstan
C. Albertini, M. Bazzana, F. Bigoni, A. Francesconi, M. Pontiggia, V. Tarantini, G. Tumbarello, eni



Petroleum Systems Modeling and Exploration Risk Assessment for the Eastern Margin of the Precaspian Basin
Nurgul Rayeva, SPE, KazMunayGas JSC NC, Nurgul Kosnazarova, Scientific-Research Institute of production and drilling technology “KazMunayGas” LLP, Zhuldyz Arykbayeva, Dana Shaikhina, SPE, Schlumberger



Multi-disciplinary Collaborative Pre-Caspian Shallow Subsurface Aquifer Study: Data Acquisition and Management, Petrophysical Interpretation, Static and Dynamic Modeling,  and Volume Validation With Well Rest Data
Akmaral Zhumagulova, Kalmpyr Baktybayeva, Yegor Se, Bodo Katz, Tengizchevroil

Session 14: Integrated Geological Studies

Session Chairs: Magdi Eldaly, KPO b.v.; Tahir Channa, KPO b.v.

With increasing energy demand and the current high oil and gas prices, integrated geological studies provide insights into lateral reservoir continuity, distribution and inter-well connectivity to increase hydrocarbon recovery and support production from oil and gas fields as well as increase hydrocarbon recovery in frontier areas. Integrated geological studies are the backbone for building a detailed reservoir characterisation model to assess optimal recovery strategies to control production and validate a simulation-based method of infill drilling assessment.

This session will explore the new techniques in producing integrated geological data for a better understanding of reservoir continuity and distribution.



Normal Faulting and Role of the Reverse Drag in Analyzing Petroleum Systems, An Example of 2D Modeling from the Nam Con Son Basin (Vietnam)
Darko Spahic, Valery Vanin, Anastasia Perepelina, Zhuldyz Aryakbaeva



Multidisciplinary Proactive Planning of Data Acquisition in New WWD Wells
Yegor Se, SPE, Sameh Macary, SPE & Jeroen Brantjes, SPE, Tengizchevroil & Ahmed Battawy, SPE, Schlumberger



New Application of Streamline Simulation for Gas Displacement Processes
Mohamed Nagib, SPE, Saudi Aramco, Alan Burns, Derek Ingham, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Energy Technology and Innovation Initiative (ETII), University of Leeds, and Ahmed H. El-Banbi, SPE, Cairo University

Session 15: Improved Oil Recovery/ Enhanced Oil Recovery

Session Chairs: Bruce Gallemore, KPO b.v.; Olzhas Tleukhabyluly,KPO b.v.

Improved oil recovery offers the opportunity to increase recoverable reserves by up to 50%. In this session we will examine methods, processes, and mechanisms for implementing IOR with a focus on naturally fractured reservoirs, carbonates, and low permeability formations.



A Mechanistic Study of IOR Processes for Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
Shie-Way Wang, Kanat Zhumagulov, Ning Liu, and Mauricio Villegas, Tengizchevroil



Case Study of Air Injection IOR Process for a Low Permeability Light Oil Reservoir in Eastern China
Justin Ezekiel, SPE, Yuting Wang, Yanmin Liu, Liang Zhang, SPE, Junyu Deng, Shaoran Ren, SPE; China University of Petroleum (Huadong)



An Improved Method for Estimating Volumetric Sweep Efficiency of Low Salinity Water Injection
Emad W. Al-Shalabi, Kamy Sepehrnoori, and Gary Pope, The University of Texas at Austin

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