Day 2 - Technical Programme

Thursday, 5 November, 1200-1330

TECHNICAL SESSION 5:  Understanding and Protecting the Unique Caspian Environment

Grand Ballroom A

Session Chairs: Emil Nasirov, TOTAL and Khalid Rahimov, Baker Hughes

This session focuses on three case studies looking at the Caspian environment and heritage. From use of expert systems to optimise decision making regarding remediation of environments damaged from oil production, application of economic benefits of ecosystem and biodiversity applied to the Caspian Sea, and an innovative use of remote sensing technology to identify archaeological settlement sites in Kazakhstan.


Archaeology in a Dynamic Landscape: Cultural Heritage in the Northern Caspian
Charles Le Quesne, ERM


Site Investigation of Crude Oil Contamination – Using Risk Based Principles to Shape the Data Collection Process
Richard Croft, Claire Illingworth Yurdakök and Phil Crowcroft, Environmental Resources Management Limited


IT for the Remediation of the Geological Environment Poluted with the Petroleum Products: Experience of the Kazakh-Belarus Russian Joint Project
A. Khaustov, M. Redina (Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow), S. Mamchik, M. Onoshko, I. Gishkelyuk  (Research Centre on Geology, Minsk), M. Absametov, L. Shagarova (Institute of Hydrogeology and Geoecology, Almaty


TECHNICAL SESSION 6: Artificial Lift

Session Chairs: Max Baumert, ExxonMobil and Anatoly Krasikov, Baker Hughes

Artificial lift has long been critical in established fields in the Caspian. Increasingly, it is also becoming vital to maintain production rates in newer fields as depletion sets in. The session covers the application of jet pumps in wells with differential depletion, low-cost through-tubing retrofitting of gas lift in platform wells, and optimisation of pump and completion design to extend ESP run life.


Complex New Design Equipment For Production of Two Layers With Different Reservoir Properties
E.M. Abbasov, G.G. Ibadov, "OilGasScientificResearchProject" Institute, SOCAR


Gas Lift - Fast and Furious
Fariza Aliyeva, Bahram Novruzaliyev, BP


Downhole Particles Deposition Problem in Production Using Electrical Submersible Pumps                
Anatoly Krasikov


TECHNICAL SESSION 7: Offshore and Subsea Facilities Technology

Grand Ballroom A

Session Chairs: Dzulkarnain Azaman, Petronas and Eric Meyer, TOTAL

This session explores how offshore and subsea technologies can overcome industry technological and economical challenges, exploring the actual and future subsea technologies as a lever to cost effective development. Attendees will hear presentations on the experience of leaders in the field of offshore and subsea development. Presentations include subsea development; low salinity water for injection into Caspian Sea oil fields; and the innovative concept of power from shore for offshore platforms.


Selection of Power From Shore for Offshore Oil and Gas Developments
Edouard Thibaut, Bruno Leforgeais, Total E&P


Subsea Technology Enabling Cost Effective Developments – Subsea History and Perspective of the Subsea Future
Per Arne NILSEN, Head of Subsea Technology TOTAL S.A.


Subsea Sea Water Intake and Sulfate/Salinity Reducing Technology as an Enabler of Cost-Effective EOR based Field Development Option”
Yashar Latifov, SOCAR, Torbjorn Hegdahl, Seabox Subsea Production Systems


TECHNICAL SESSION 8: Well Productivity Enhancement

Session Chairs: Teyrun Gahramanov, Halliburton and Ali Sheydayev, BP

Productivity enhancement operations increase or restore production in all types of wells. Proper diagnosis of constraints in production, development of recommended courses of action, and implementation of appropriate enhancement techniques provide optimised inflow performance from the reservoir to the well bore. This results in potentially large-scale savings that are compounded over the remaining life of the well.

This session covers different techniques for restoring productivity in wells that can be applied to both mature and young fields in the region, with a particular focus on understanding the mechanism of restored production through 2D modelling and analysis of results from a mature fields case study.


Study of the Impact of Reduced Permeability Due to Near-wellbore Damage on the Optimal Parameters of the Matrix Acidizing in Carbonate Rocks
T.T. Bekibayev, Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU), I.K. Beisembetov (KBTU), B.K. Assilbekov, KBTU, A.B. Zolotukhin, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, U.K. Zhapbasbayev (KBTU), K.A. Turegeldieva, KBTU


Channel Fracturing Technique Increases Oil Production up to 30% from Jurassic Formations in Kogalym Area
A. V. Yudin, V. N. Klimenko, Schlumberger, A. S. Golovanev, A. A. Potryasov, V. V. Makienko and A. S. Valiullin, LUKOIL - Western Siberia


Efficiency Improvement of Abrasive Jet Perforation
Sergey E. Chernyshov, Sergey V. Galkin, Nikolay I. Krisin, Mikhail S. Turbakov, Evgenii P. Riabokon, Perm National Research Polytechnic University



Session Chairs:  Oktay Baguirov, SOCAR and Elshan Rzayev, BP

This session will explore the planning, executing and monitoring of EOR schemes, focusing on the global review of latest practices regarding gas and water injections. Presentations will encompass case studies from Trinidad and Saudi Arabia, as well as sandstone and carbonate reservoirs


Fine Formation During Brine-crude Oil-calcite Interaction in Smart Water Enhanced Oil Recovery for Caspian Carbonates
Krishna Hara Chakravarty, Philip Loldrup Fosbøl and Kaj Thomsen, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


Bayesian Identifying of Influential Factors A↵ecting Steamflooding
Processes Performance in Heterogeneous Bitumen-Oil Sandstone Reservoir

Watheq J. Al-Mudhafar, Denis Klimenko, Louisiana State University


Experience of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods At Azerbaijan Fields
Kh.M. Ibragimov, F. Abdullayeva, N.I. Guseynova, "OilGasScientificResearchProject" Institute, SOCAR


TECHNICAL SESSION 10: Completion Case Studies

Session Chairs:  Gregory King, ExxonMobil and Daniel White, BP

A variety of different completion techniques and technologies are being successfully applied across the Caspian Region to address well reliability, productivity, and operability challenges. This session looks at three case studies relevant to the region, including upfront zonal isolation in alternate-path, openhole gravel pack completions; the use of distributed temperature sensing deployed across the sandface; and upper completion, and the use of intelligent completion technology to address flow assurance and production optimisation challenges.


Complexity in Storm Choke Operation: Caspian Sea Experience
Wan Mohd Faiz Wan Mohd Fablillah, SPE, Hazrina A Rahman, Arslan Melayev, Zulkifli Ali, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, Merdan Atajanov, Asri Baijuri, Weatherford


Extending Openhole Gravel Packing Capability - Initial Applications of Alternate Path Openhole Shunt Packers to Provide Upfront Zonal Isolation
M.D. Barry, SPE, M.T. Hecker, SPE, S.P. Arnold, SPE, S.J. Barrilleaux, C.M. Sweeney, SPE, and M.J. Siegman, SPE, ExxonMobil Development Company


Integration of Distributed Temperature Sensing Technology with Open Hole Gravel Packed Completions - the ACG Field Experience
Colin P. John, Lawrence W. Ramnath, Ruslan V. Khankishiyev, Hikmet Hasanov, John Stephenson, Patrick D.A. Keatinge, BP