Day 3 - Technical Programme

Friday, 6 November, 1145–1315 

TECHNICAL SESSION 11: Reservoir Modelling

Session Chair:  Dmitry Dementyev, Schlumberger and Agamamed Sultanov, SOCAR

During the past two decades, improved technologies for understanding and characterising oil and gas reservoirs have provided better opportunities for accurate field development investment decisions and effective reservoir management. We are entering an era of complex static and dynamic modelling, where innovative approaches are required to develop new techniques to improve the predictive capability of our models. It is evident that the so called “easy oil” is on its way out. More complex reservoirs with low permeabilities, unpredictable heterogeneity, containing unusual reservoir fluids require a review and update of the traditional approaches. The core of this work must be based on realistic reservoir modelling. Only the best dynamic simulation tools combined with fit-for-purpose geological, geophysical and petrophysical descriptions can provide reliable outputs.

In this session, we will discuss different pre and post processing workflows, and roles of simplistic and mechanical models for assistance of detailed full field reservoir modelling work to maximise predictive capability, check different sensitivities and improve reservoir management for the sake of recovery increase.


The Study of Injection Performance Using Streamline Tracing
Murad Asgarov, Vidadi Mamiyev, Jabbar Bayramov, Turan Ibrahimov, and Samir Sadigov, BP


The Hydrodynamic Aquifer Studies in Azeri Field
Murad Asgarov, Jabbar Bayramov, Vidadi Mamiyev, and Turan Ibrahimov, BP


Practical Aspects of Modeling of Water Coning in Carbonate Reservoirs
Breslavich Ilya and Shigapova Diana, Roxar Software Solutions


TECHNICAL SESSION 12: Drilling Case Studies

Session Chair: Saifdine Hamoudi, Schlumberger and Alish Hasanov, SOCAR

Necessity is the mother of invention, and the notorious complexity of drilling in the Caspian has necessitated innovation to allow cost-efficient drilling. This complexity is due to the Caspian region’s geological structure, which is still experiencing folding activity in the border between north and south Caspian. This session covers some of the solutions provided for efficiently reaching the drilling targets and new approaches used by operators in the Caspian to tackle major drilling risks. Within the presentations, the silver lining is the large amount and various problems operators had to solve to drill these wells and the solution for the way forward.


Absheron Field – ABX-2 Exploration Drilling Challenges and Realizations
Thomas Gautherot, Total S.A.; Shaik Bakirov, SOCAR Upstream Management International LLC


Sourceless Formation Evaluation and Geomechanics While Drilling:
A Case History

Shaikh Abdul Azim, Huda A Turky, Nabajyoti Thakuria, and Sawsan Khesroh, Kuwait Oil Company; Ahmet Aki, Anar Abdulkarim and Mohamed Samie, Halliburton


Understanding a Complex Overburden to Deliver Safe & Productive Wells at the Giant Shah Deniz Gas-condensate Field, Offshore Azerbaijan
Gavin R Price, David Hall, Karl Kaiser, Enrico Tranchina, BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Limited