Day 1 - Technical Programme

Wednesday, 4 November, 1400 - 1530

TECHNICAL SESSION 1: Reservoir Surveillance to Optimise Field Development

Session Chair: Jabbar Bayramov, BP and Thiago Goncalves, Schlumberger

The technical challenges in reservoir management are often related to accurately understanding the reservoir geology, petrophysics, and geomechanics. This knowledge helps to evaluate, model, and simulate various depletion options to determine which would provide the best results. By understanding key reservoir characteristics, it is possible to better predict fluid flow and the ultimate recovery of the reservoir.

Reservoir surveillance is one of the key elements of reservoir management, which aims to develop a consistent depletion plan. Advancement in surveillance technology and creative ways of utilising existing tools and techniques should improve reservoir management techniques such as commingling production for several layers, performing water and gas injection, and defining the bypassed hydrocarbon area.


Obtaining a Seismic Image Above the Top VSP Level Using Sea Surface Multiple - A Case Study in Nam Con Son Basin, Offshore Vietnam
The Nguyen Dac, Michael Sanders, Tuan Nguyen Ngo Anh, Yuri Solovyov, Schlumberger; Ninh Tran Duc, Binh Kieu Nguyen, Luong Le Duc, Hanh Nguyen T.My, Thong Dang Trung, Du Dang Van, Dinh Tran Van, Lam Tran Van, PVEPPOC; Thang Nguyen Van, Thinh Le Quoc, Trung Nguyen Thanh, PVEP; and Dung Hoang, PVN


Re-assessing Surveillance Data to Unlock Significant Recoverable Oil Volume in a Highly Complex Area in the Chirag Field
Aydin Ismayilov, Elshan Rzayev, Farana Hajinskaya, Paul Lokke, and Maria Lum Kin, BP


Investigation of High Resistivities Observed During Azeri- Chirag-Guneshli Oil Field Development
Aliyarov R.Y., Rzayev E.M., Ramazanov R.A.

1400 - 1530

TECHNICAL SESSION 2: Production and Operations

Session Chairs: Arif Mammad-Zade, Baku Higher Oil School and Daniel White, BP

Safe and efficient well production operations are required for success in today’s environment of low oil prices. This session covers regionally applicable techniques to maximize value from existing well stock and to safely abandon wells at the end of their productive life. The papers cover workover selection and water flood optimisation, gas shut off chemical treatments, and offshore well plug and abandonment operations.


Huge Mature Fields Rejuvenation
Yuriy Golovatskiy, Oleg Petrashov, Vil Syrtlanov, Ilnur Vafin, Natalia Mezhnova, Baker Hughes


Equipment for Offshore Oil Well Abandonment Operations
F.S. Ismayilov, G.G. Ibadov, "OilGasScientificResearchProject" Institute, SOCAR


Case-study of Successful Pilot Polymer Flooding in the South Turgay Basin's Oilfield
Zh. Abirov, SNF, R. Abirov, KBTU, Y. Mazbayev, YSNF Vostok, Engels A., WOG Group, Nestyorkin A., Atrium, O.Ivakhnenko, KBTU


TECHNICAL SESSION 3: Well Construction and Remediation

Grand Ballroom A

Session Chairs: John Savage, Halliburton and Eric Walker, Chevron

This session will look at opportunities to reduce drilling flat time, optimise drilling fluids and cement, stretch the limits of expandable liners, and clean up where sand control hasn’t been effective. Our objective is to offer attendees fresh ideas to potentially reduce both capex and opex in order to remain competitive in today’s energy market. Join us as we explore these production improving technologies and methodologies applied in the Caspian Sea that span from well construction through remediation.


Well Revival Due to Sand Control Failure - Case History of Cleaning Out a Mile of Sand and Live Well Perforation
Khalid Rahimov , Simon D. Smith, Baker Hughes; Brad Gathman, Farid Hadiaman, BP


Maximizing Capital Efficiency by Expanding the Limiter Redesign Process to lat Time Operations
M.A. Valenta, M.W. Walker, P.E. Pastusek, J. R. Bailey, W. C. Elks, S.B. Lewis, and N.D. Mitchell,  ExxonMobil Development Company


Offshore Drilling Record in Caspian Sea Using a NAP Flat Rheology Drilling Fluid
Ruslan Khalilov, Alexey Samarskiy, Carlos Arturo Carrera, and Andrey Kharitonov, Halliburton


TECHNICAL SESSION 4: Managing the Risks in Oil & Gas Exploitation

Session Chairs: Elena Amirkhanova, ERM and Will Grace, Schlumberger

Oil and gas exploitation has significant risks, which are our responsibility to effectively manage. Session presentations illustrate how this has and can be achieved in our industry. Papers cover the identification of geohazards during the planning stage of a major development; minimising the risk of a waste stream through heavy metal extraction; and strengthening process safety through managing behaviours.


Experimental Study of Heavy Metal Ions Removal from Oil Field Brine
Maryam Seied Habashi, Shiraz University, Mohammad Mehdi Zarei, Khazar University, Roberto Moreno-Atenasio, Newcastle University


Golden Rules to Improve Process Safety Behaviour
Mark Aldrich, Chrysaor; Martyn Ramsden, Rob Steer, Ian Hamilton, ERM


Regional Integrated Near Surface Geological Study
Julien Contet and Stephan Unterseh, Total S.A.