Schedule

Saturday, September 24

07:00 - 07:30
08:00 - 17:00
Hydraulic Fracturing - Design and Treatment Fairmont Dubai
2-day Session
Instructor(s) Michael B. Smith

This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments.

10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00

Sunday, September 25

07:00 - 07:30
08:00 - 17:30
Leadership Workshop (invitation only) Dubai Ballroom 1, JW Marriott Marquis

Current and future SPE Section and Student Chapter leaders are invited to engage and share. Every attendee leaves energised with a full list of ideas and a support network of fellow leaders. Those sections and student chapters actively participating in this workshop have consistently been recognized with awards as the best in SPE.

09:00 - 12:00
SPE Cares: Give a Ghaf Tree Planting Programme Greenworks, Al Barari

SPE Cares is a global volunteering drive aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in community services at the SPE section and student chapter’s level.

On its official launch this year at ATCE Dubai, SPE Cares will conduct a “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Programme to help preserve Ghaf’s cultural and ecological heritage. The Ghaf tree is an indigenous species, specific to UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is a drought tolerant, evergreen tree that can survive a harsh desert environment.

The initiative not only aims to hold events/activities at ATCE, but also recognise community service that SPE members are already conducting in their respective student chapters and professional sections.

10:00 - 16:00
Key Club Fujairah A–C, Dubai World Trade Centre

The KEY Club, open daily, is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members. The lounge is open to those with 25 years or more of continuous membership, Century Club members, current and former SPE Board officers and directors, Honorary and Distinguished Members, as well as this year’s SPE International Award Winners and Distinguished Lecturers.

10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) Symposium

DSATS (SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section) will hold a half-day symposium featuring keynote presentations on urban automation. This symposium will explore technologies being used in developing smart cities through the automation of their infrastructure, transportation systems, energy distribution, water systems, street lighting, refuse collection, etc.  These efforts rely on many of the same tools needed for drilling systems automation yielding increased efficiencies, lower maintenance and reduced emissions. Their knowledge and experience can guide the path being travelled by the oilfield drilling industry. 

The symposium will open with an update from SPE DSATS progress of various working groups and the outlook for future activities. This will be followed by a presentation from West Virginia University, winners of the 2016 Drillbotics™ competition for university students to build a small, fully automated drilling rig and vie to drill rock samples safely and efficiently.

Industry leading speakers will then address urban automation topics from their own experiences in non-oil and gas drilling environments with the opportunity for audience Q&A after each speech.


Speakers

SAS : Smart Applications and Analytics of Things – The New Realm of Possibilities
Asif Lakdawala, Principal Industry Consultant, Global SAS Process Sensor Smart & IOT, Dubai

ABB : Automation From Ship to Gate – the Operator’s New Role
Paul Mair, Account Manager, ABB AB, Sweden

GE : Smart City with a Focus on Smart Lighting
Najumuddin Ussande Valappil, Sales Manager, GE Lighting

 

13:30 - 15:00
International Faculty Session

Pedro Gomez Pensado, Head of Oil & Gas at the World Economic Forum, will speak on "Tackling Human Capital Challenges in the Oil & Gas Industry through Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration."

14:00 - 17:00
Student Meet & Greet Al Multaqua Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Centre

Make friends from around the world in the lead up to ATCE. Special activities at this event help you meet and network with fellow students.

15:00 - 17:00
16:00 - 17:30
25 Year Club/Distinguished Lecturer Reception Emirates Ballroom Foyer 1–3, JW Marriott Marquis

The 25-Year Club will host a reception honoring members with 25 years of SPE membership and SPE’s Distinguished Lecturers. Distinguished Lecturer Committee Chair Sunil Kokal will also discuss the program. This ticketed event is open to 25-Year Club Members, Distinguished Lecturers, and all ATCE attendees.

17:00 - 19:00
Student Networking Reception Al Multaqua Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Centre

Come and meet with students from all over the world at this reception.  

18:00 - 20:00
ATCE Welcome Reception Aqua Pool Terrace, JW Marriott Marquis

All attendees are invited to the ATCE 2016 Welcome Reception taking place at the JW Marriott Marquis on Sunday, 25 September. Hosted by Dubai Tourism, the evening will showcase Dubai’s traditional arts and culture.

19:45 - 22:00

Monday, September 26

07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 18:00
Student PetroBowl Sheikh Maktoum A and D, Dubai World Trade Centre

ATCE’s most competitive event. Student chapter teams from around the world compete in a tournament-style contest that tests knowledge of the E&P industry.

Learn more about PetroBowl.

08:00 - 16:00
Key Club

The KEY Club is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members.

08:00 - 15:45
08:00 - 09:40
01  New Technology Ajman D
Session Chairpersons Hisham N H Saadawi - Ringstone Petroleum Consultants LLC, Guoqing Han - University of Petroleum China Beijing
This session focus on development of new technology for production and operation facility. Topics includes high salinity high temperature chemical EOR pilot, sand erosion for cyclone separator, subsea multi-phase pump, separation technology.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181643 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Specific Procedure for an Offshore Chemical EOR One Spot Pilot in a High Salinity High Temperature Environment D.C. Morel, Total S.A.; O. Al-Amrie, Total EP ABK; E. Delattre, Total EP Qatar; P.R. Cordelier, Total CSTJF; H. Greder, Total EP; M. Rivero, Total EP US; C. Romero, Total S.A.; R.T. Bursaux, S. Peltier, Total EP; D. Levitt, ADMA
0825-0850 181736 Projects, Facilities & Construction Experimental Study and Modeling of Sand Erosion in the Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Separators S. Sajeev, H. Arabnejad Khanouki, A. Guimmarra, R.E. Vieira, S.A. Shirazi, University of Tulsa
0850-0915 181724 Projects, Facilities & Construction Highly Efficient Dehydration and Desalting of Crude Oil from Mature Fields in The Middle East E.L. Sellman, Cameron Process Systems Division; S. Mandewalkar, Cameron
0915-0940 181293 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Influence of Fluid Ratios on Produced Water Separation and Quality of Chemical EOR A. Kaiser, A. White, Clariant Oil Services; E. Belhimer, Clariant UK Ltd.; J.J. Wylde, Clariant Oil Services
08:00 - 09:40
02  Digital Energy: Data Management Abu Dhabi A
Session Chairpersons Amr El-bakry - ExxonMobil Production Co., Mariam Abdul-Raheem Jamal - Kuwait Oil Company
Presentations will provide insight to measuring real-time data and reporting through innovation improving reliability and efficiency.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181315 Production & Operations A Comprehensive Approach to Measure the Real-Time Data Quality Using Key Performance Indicators W.B. Contreras, Saudi Aramco D&WO; M.M. Al-Khudiri, F. Al Sanie, Saudi Aramco PE&D PEASD; B. Mathew, Petrolink International Ltd
0825-0850 181590 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Increase Efficiency Of Smart Field Integrated Operations Through Service Level Management N. Reddicharla, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd; P. Bangari, S. Konkati, Abu Dhabi Company For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd.
0850-0915 181572 Production & Operations Data Management Requirements for Supporting Digital Energy Initiatives J.B. Kozman, CLTech Consulting Pte Ltd
0915-0940 181533 Production & Operations Loose Coupling of Metadata and Actual Data in End-to-End Data Provenance R.T. Rundle, Rundle Automation; R. Vuurboom, Monroe B.V.
Alternate 181472 Production & Operations A Novel Test Automation Solution to Improve Petroleum Engineering Software Reliability and Development Efficiency

Z. Chen, S. Chaudhary, L. Xie, Baker Hughes; X. Sui, Baker Hughes Inc
08:00 - 09:40
03  New Technology : Innovative and Successful Applications Al Ain J
Session Chairpersons Suresha Roshani Obryan - Baker Hughes Centrilift, S.p. Nainwal - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
This session focus in the Innovative and Successful Applications of the new technology which improve well real time diagnosis integrity and Improve Intervention and downhole control.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181264 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Abandonment of a Stimulated Gas Reservoir

S.M. Danish, G. Krishnan, F. Khan, Halliburton; M. Amin, Halliburton Saudi Arabia
0825-0850 181297 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Newly Developed Aqueous-Based Consolidation Resin Controls Proppant Flowback and Aids in Maintaining Production Rates in Fracture-Stimulated Well M.S. Mohamed, Khalda Petroleum Co.; A. Abdel-Meguid, A. Abdel-Baky, O. El-Maghraby, Halliburton
0850-0915 181434 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Study into Prediction of External Casing Corrosion from Contact with Overlying Aquifer and Injection Waters
M.A. Farooqui, M.H. Marmoush, M.A. Aly, RasGas Co. Ltd.; J. Pacheco, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company; T.I. Morrow, Exxon Mobil Corporation
0915-0940 181524 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Road Map to Improve Coiled Tubing Well Intervention Services N.H. Ginest, F. Al-Nuhayan, S.F. Ashby, K.M. Mcclelland, J.E. Phillips, Saudi Aramco; T.A. Green, Aramco Services Company; D. Winkleman, Qualcon, Inc.
08:00 - 09:40
04  New Completion Technology Al Ain A
Session Chairpersons Nicholas John Lyons - Baker Hughes Inc, Mark Christopher Glaser - Halliburton
Advancements in materials and techniques for completions in high pressure and high temperature environments.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181614 Drilling Ultra-high Temperature Rated Elastic Carbon Composite Packer for Reliable Downhole Zone Isolation
Z. Xu, L. Zhao, C. Prieto, Baker Hughes
0825-0850 181505 Drilling Extreme Expansion Openhole Packer with HP/HT Capabilities A. Mills, Retired; G. Deng, E.T. Wood, Baker Hughes Inc; J. Wakefield, C. Prieto, Baker Hughes
0850-0915 181275 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Successful Development and Implementation of 9 5/8 Subsurface Safety Valve for High Pressure, High Rate Gas Wells


A.M. Al-Muslim, Saudi Aramco NAOO; K.S. Al-Yateem, Saudi Aramco; T. Swan, A.S. Abdelhamid, Halliburton
0915-0940 181688 Drilling Cost Effective Monitoring and Visualization System Used for Real-Time Monitoring of Downhole Operations from the Wellhead B.T. Hlidek, D. Potts, A.P. Quinlan, Packers Plus Energy Services
Alternate 181494 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Increased Capabilities for Upward Recomplete of Remote Platform Wells
M.W. Denmon, K.S. Harive, J. Clemens, Halliburton
Alternate 181660 Drilling A Case Study of Open and Cased Hole Well Completions in More Than 400 Wells in Onshore Block in India.
N. Panigrahi, A. Bohra, A. Ranjan, S. Nekkanti, A. Kumar, Cairn India; A. Singh, A. Kestwal, A. Waibhav, A. Kubal, H. Jain, C. Bhise, A. Kumar, Halliburton
Alternate 181690 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Thru Tubing Deployed Electrical Submersible Pump with Downhole Wet Connector
D. Malone, J.G. Nutter, J. Algeroy, AccessESP
08:00 - 09:40
05  Drilling Fluids / Bits Dubai C
Session Chairpersons Robello Samuel - Halliburton, Timothy K Marvel - Alcoa Oil & Gas
This Fluid/Bit drilling session includes wide range of topics varying from the pressure drop calculations, transient hole cleaning effects through new PDC cutter for improving the drilling efficiency. Other topics covered are new hybrid bit and the new additive system used in the longest horizontal well.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181668 Drilling New Hybrid Bit Technology Provides Improved Performance in Conventional Intervals A. Wong, SHEAR BITS; B. denOuden, Drimatic Energy Services; J. Herman, S. Isnor, P. James, R. Marley, SHEAR BITS
0825-0850 181268 Drilling Novel Slim-Matrix PDC Construction Boosts Drilling Efficiency: A Field Study of Deep Applications




M. Sherif, M. El Oufy, A.M. Ragheb, K.A. Aguib, Smith Bits, a Schlumberger Company
0850-0915 181439 Drilling A Critical Examination of the Way the Drilling Industry Traditionally Calculates Pressure Drop for Fluids in Laminar Flow T. Hemphill, Halliburton
0915-0940 181417 Drilling Successfully Delivered Drill-In, Clay-Free Fluid with Innovative Delayed Acid Breaker for the Longest Horizontal Wells in Offshore Abu Dhabi
S. D Angelo, H. Shabaka, M.H. Abd El Fattah Badwy, M. Vinci, M.I. Abd El Salam, Halliburton
08:00 - 09:40
06  Proppant Transport and Placement Abu Dhabi B
Session Chairpersons Harold Dean Brannon - Baker Hughes - SSI, Mathew M Samuel - Lubrizol Corp.
This session covers the recent advances to maximize the fracture effectiveness by optimized proppant placement and technology.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181391 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Smart Expandable Proppants to Achieve Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments L. Santos, A. Dahi Taleghani, G. Li, Louisiana State University
0825-0850 181508 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment Design Considerations for Effective Proppant PillarConstruction A.M. Gomaa, H.G. Hudson, Baker Hughes; S.G. Nelson, Baker Hughes Inc; H.D. Brannon, Baker Hughes - SSI
0850-0915 181283 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Nanomaterials-Enhanced High-Temperature Fracturing Fluids Prepared with Untreated Seawater L. Li, G.A. Al-Muntasheri, F. Liang, ARAMCO Services Company
0915-0940 181606 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Efficient Calculation of Proppant Transport in a Wellbore-Fracture System

A. Filippov, J. Lu, F. Popa, Halliburton
Alternate 181342 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Quantitative Analysis Of Proppant-Formation Interactions by Digital Rock Methods
D. Hu, D.N. Benoit, P.D. Nguyen, R. Gashimov, Halliburton
Alternate 181486 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Combining Soluble Particle Diverter with Specially Engineered Proppant to Enhance Fracture Complexity and Post-Fracture Conductivity


A.M. Gomaa, Baker Hughes; N. Spurr, Baker Hughes - SSI; A. Pirogov, E.S. McCartney, Baker Hughes
08:00 - 09:40
07  PVT: Fluid Properties/Sampling Sharjah D
Session Chairpersons Birol Dindoruk - Shell International E&P Co., Luis Felipe Ayala - Pennsylvania State University
This session will present several novel fluid properties and phase equilibria related applications, research and development work. The presentations discuss the computation of IFT and address the computational side of PVT for various applications using non-classical cubic EOS's for complex fluid systems. Furthermore, the session will extend to coupling the PVT/compositions in terms of well testing to sampling to reduce uncertainty in reservoir dynamics and description.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181349 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Flash Calculation and Phase Stability Analysis of Reservoir Gas-Water System—Implication for Extracting Dissolved CH4 by CO2 Injection H. Zhao, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)
0825-0850 181278 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility How Many Back Up Prepared For Asphaltene Onset Pressure Measurement Using Costly Collected Single Phase Bottomhole Fluid Samples?
H. Yonebayashi, Y. Miyagawa, M. Ikarashi, T. Watanabe, H. Maeda, N. Yazawa, INPEX Corporation
0850-0915 181655 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Development of a Chemical Flood Simulator Based on Predictive HLD-NAC Equation of State for Surfactant L. Jin, University of Oklahoma Student Chapter; Z. Li, Ultimate EOR Services LLC; A. Jamili, University of Oklahoma MPGE; H. Luo, The University of Texas At Austin; J. Lu, University of Texas at Austin; M. Delshad, The University of Texas At Austin; B. Shiau, J. Harwell, University of Oklahoma; Z. Rui, Independent Project Analysis, Inc.
0915-0940 181622 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Joule-Thomson Coefficients from Well Test Analysis Data K.K. Meisingset, Statoil ASA; K. Schou Pedersen, Calsep A/S
Alternate 181526 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility New Wireline, In-situ, Downhole Fluid Composition Analyses to Enhance Reservoir Characterization and Management G. Hursan, S.M. Ma, Saudi Aramco PE&D; W.S. El-Hawary, A.S. Eyuboglu, N. Sethi, N. Guergueb, Halliburton
08:00 - 09:40
08  New Techniques in Carbonate Petrophysics Al Ain B
Session Chairpersons Calvin W Kessler - Kessler-Petro LLC, Mark A Proett - ARAMCO Services Company
This session focuses on case studies of novel methods for analyzing petrophysical data in an integrated fashion to better characterize Carbonate Reservoirs in the Middle East.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181539 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Improved Characterization of Carbonate Rock Properties: A Multiphysics Integrated Approach G. Kraishan, S.M. Ma, Saudi Aramco PE&D; E. Dyshlyuk, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia; S. Al-Ofi, Schlumberger; A. Valori, W. Abdallah, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia; S. Crary, Schlumberger
0825-0850 181448 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Improved RBF-Based NMR Pore-Throat Size, Pore Typing, and Permeability Models for Middle East Carbonates W. Shao, S. Chen, Y. Cheng, M.E. Salim, Halliburton; G. Hursan, Saudi Aramco PE&D
0850-0915 181571 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Quantification of Directional Pore Network Connectivity and Rock Fabric and its Application in Enhanced Assessment of Hydrocarbon Reserves A. Posenato Garcia, Z. Heidari, The University of Texas At Austin
0915-0940 181561 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Petrophysical Study of UAE Carbonate Outcrop at Jabal Hafit C.H. Sondergeld, J. Wampler, University of Oklahoma; O. Abdelghany, United Arab Emirates University; A. Anin, C. Rai, M. Curtis, University of Oklahoma
Alternate 181589 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Stress Dependent Permeability of Carbonate Rock
O.H. Hamid, Saudi Aramco PE&D; H. Osman, Saudi Aramco; Z. Rahim, A.M. Omair, Saudi Aramco PE&D
Alternate 181289 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Optimizing A Unique New Generation LWD Technology for Petrophysical Evaluation, Well-placement, Geological Mapping and Completion Design- Carbonate Reservoir Case Study M.S. Lutfallah, Saudi Aramco PE&D SARM; A.P. Hibler, A. Mishra, Saudi Aramco PE&D; O.A. Babayeju, E. Hassan, M. Al-Buqshi, M.A. Al Mubarak, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
Alternate 181627 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Pipe-Conveyed Microfrac Testing and Acoustic/Image Logs Enable Gas Depleted Formation Stress Calibration in Carbonate Reservoirs
J.A. Franquet, Baker Hughes Inc; A.I. Jaiyeola, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd; H. Al Beshr, ADCO Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd.; M.H. El-Hamawi, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd; F. Elarouci, Baker Hughes
08:00 - 09:40
09  Advances in Understanding of Shale Gas Transport, Recovery Enhancement, and Simulation Modeling Al Ain F
Session Chairpersons Mehdi Matt Matt Honarpour - BHP Billiton, Stephen Arthur Marinello - Flotek Ind.
Unconventional tight reservoirs have relatively low production rates and recovery factors. It is important to understand shale gas storage, transport, and driving forces, such as capillary, osmotic, and imbibition etc. This session focuses on shale gas transport and pore level modeling with effects of confined pore spacing, geomechanics, and low velocity on shale gas production performance.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 181686 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Effects of Confined Space on Production from Tight Reservoirs B.C. Stimpson, M.A. Barrufet, Texas A&M University
0825-0850 181407 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Shale Matrix Imbibition Model - Interplay between Capillary Pressure and Osmotic Pressure X. Li, H.H. Abass, T. Teklu, Q. Cui, Colorado School of Mines
0850-0915 181585 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Experimental and Theoretical Study of Water-Solute Transport in Organic-Rich Carbonate Mudrocks A. Padin, Colorado School of Mines; M.A. Torcuk, EOG Resources Inc.; D. Katsuki, H. Kazemi, A.N. Tutuncu, Colorado School of Mines
0915-0940 181312 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Low-velocity Non-linear Numerical Simulation in Tight Sandstone Oil Reservoirs X. Tian, China National Offshore Oil Corporation Research Institute; R. Cao, China University of Petroleum; J. Tian, China National Offshore Oil Corporation Research Institute; L. Cheng, China University of Petroleum; M. Zhang, China National Offshore Oil Corporation Reaserch institute
Alternate 181418 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Chemical Potential Dominated Model for Fracturing-fluid Flowback Simulation in Hydraulically Fractured Gas Shale F. Wang, Z. Pan, H. Lin, S. Zhang, China University of Petroleum,Beijing
Alternate 181705 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Molecular Dynamics Study of Carbon Dioxide Storage in Carbon-Based Organic Nanopores M. Kazemi, A. Takbiri-Borujeni, West Virginia University
Alternate 181662 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Numerical Modeling of Multiphase Flow Toward Fractured Horizontal Wells In Heterogeneous Nanoporous Formations
R.W. Holy, E. Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines
08:00 - 09:40
55  Blended 1 Sheikh Rashid C
Session Chairpersons Ajay Kumar - ONGC Videsh Ltd
This session will be a blend of presentations from across all SPE Disciplines. Featured presentations will discuss oil droplet removal, multidisciplinary innovation techniques repairing casing leads, and much, much, more.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0825 182500 Drilling Successful Managed Pressure Cementing With Hydraulic Simulations Verification in a Narrow Pore-Frac Pressure Window Using Managed Pressure Drilling in Saudi Arabia
F. Siddiqi, Schlumberger; A.R. Riskiawan, A.S. Al-yami, Saudi Aramco; Y.A. Elmarsafawi, B. Jain, I. Louati, R. Martanto, S. Taoutaou, Schlumberger
0825-0850 181732 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Methodology for Development of Laboratory-based Comprehensive Foam Model for Use in Reservoir Simulations of EOR M. Abbaszadeh, Innovative Petrotech Solutions; A. Varavei, Innovative Petrotech Solutions, Inc.; F. Rodriguez De La Garza, Pemex E&P; A. Villavicencio, Petroleos Mexicanos; J.L. Lopez-Salinas, M.C. Puerto, G.J. Hirasaki, C.A. Miller, Rice University
0850-0915 182145 Drilling The Economic Analysis and Application Strategies of EOR Technology in Low-Oil-Price Period---7 Cases Study From China X. Wu, D. Qu, H. Xu, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; J. Li, China National Petroleum Company; C. Xiong, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; W. Liang, L. Wang, Y. Xiong, China National Petroleum Company; Q. Wu, China National Offhsore Oil Corporation; Z. Yu, Y. Ye, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; J. Chen, Startwell Energy; Y. Jiang, X. Wu, Startwell Energy Company
08:30 - 09:30
Opening Ceremony Sheikh Rashid E, Dubai World Trade Centre

OPENING KEYNOTE

Amin H. Nasser

President and CEO

SAUDI ARAMCO

 WELCOME KEYNOTE

Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy

Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy

Director, Exploration Development and Production

ABU DHABI NATIONAL OIL COMPANY (ADNOC)

 WELCOME ADDRESS

Nathan Meehan

2016 SPE President

BAKER HUGHES

09:30 - 10:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:40 - 10:10
10:30 - 12:00
Plenary Session 1: E&P 2.0 Shaping the Future Sheikh Rashid E, Dubai World Trade Centre

Click here to see the full list of speakers.

This session will address companies’ imperative transformation to operate and thrive both in a volatile lower-for-longer oil price band and in the coming post COP21 low carbon era. We will probe how these megatrends are affecting the long term outlook for the industry and what changes companies are making to optimise their asset portfolios and to shape the future E&P eco-system. How do they view future competition and collaboration? How are they transforming their companies to restore competitiveness? Are the current models for IOC-NOC cooperation, oil company-service company collaboration, industry-the public communication, industry-STERM millennials dialogue sustainable? What are companies doing to satisfy the interests of their stakeholders? Will there be more mergers and acquisitions in the near term?

All of the changes that have occurred over the last 18 months have profoundly affected each company. The panelists will share the impact of those changes on their operations and their view of the long-term future for the industry. Will we all be selling solar panels and wind turbines 20 years from today?

12:00 - 13:30
12:00 - 13:30
13:00 - 16:00
How to Write a Good Technical Paper Dubai E, Dubai World Trade Centre

SPE is committed to helping authors submit their best possible paper to conferences and journals.  This free 3 hour session provides guidance on how to write a good proposal and a great paper.  It includes tips and tricks for making a good presentation and preparing a paper for the peer-review process. 

Instructor: Sunil Kokal, Saudi Aramco

About the Instructor

Sunil Kokal is a petroleum engineering consultant at Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  He is an expert in the areas of enhanced oil recovery, hydrocarbon phase behavior, crude oil emulsions, and asphaltenes.  Kokal holds a BSc degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and a PhD degree from the University of Calgary, both in chemical engineering.  He has written more than 75 technical papers and contributed chapters on crude oil emulsions and fluid sampling to SPE’s Petroleum Engineering Handbook.  Kokal has served on many SPE committees, both at the local and international levels.  He was selected as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2007-2008 and received the SPE Distinguished Member Award in 2008.

13:30 - 16:00
13:30 - 15:00
Plenary Session 2: E&P 2.0 Transforming the Industry to be ‘Fit@50’ Sheikh Rashid E, Dubai World Trade Centre

Click here to see the full list of speakers.

After taking a view of the industry from the 30,000 foot level in the morning, the afternoon session will dive a little deeper into the changes that companies are making to survive in the low oil price environment and to restore competitiveness through more transformational changes. One thing is for sure: business as usual is not an option! 

This session will address in a more granular manner, how companies are transforming, adapting and changing to operate at lower prices. What operational responses are the most effective? Will companies be forced to accept more equipment and process standards (everyone using the same ‘lego bricks’) to be more economically efficient? How have low prices impacted R&D and does R&D still have a role? What are companies doing to become more innovative in delivering improved margins at lower costs? What have we learnt from other industries that we can emulate in E&P? What are we doing to make sure cost cutting does not affect the industry’s safety performance? 

The world we operate in today is vastly different from a year ago. Many organisational changes have occurred. How do we move forward in delivering the energy the world requires—in a competitive manner—without the prospect of rising oil prices?

14:00 - 17:00
10  Field and Lab Demonstration of Advanced Integrated Reservoir Workflows Ajman D
Session Chairpersons Sameeh Issa Batarseh - Saudi Aramco PE&D EXPEC ARC, Carmen Garcia - Repsol S.A.
The session presents a series of field cases and lab studies where the use of advanced integrated workflows for the reservoir description led to substantial and quantified economic benefits. These integrated workflow encompass a wide scale from microscopic pore size analysis to basin scale hydrogeology though well and reservoir scales. They are applied to a series of geological settings and lithology – i.e. Carbonate fractured or not, clastic, coal bed methane, etc.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181373 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A New Lab Device and Processing Method to Quantify Vuggy Porosity in OBM Logging Environment
O. Al-mutwali, H. Khemissa, S. Dama, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.; T. Zhang, C. Shrivastava, C. Maeso, Y. Chen, R.J. Laronga, L. Comparon, E. Marquina Guinois, S. Al-Ofi, Schlumberger; A. Al Felasi, ADMA; S.N. Ahmed, A.K. Al-Neaimi, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.
1425-1450 181629 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Rock Typing Classification and Hydraulic Flow Units Definition of One of the Most Prolific Carbonate Reservoir in the Onshore Abu Dhabi N.F. Alhashmi, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd; K. Torres, M. Faisal, ADCO; V. Segura Cornejo, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd; B.P. Bethapudi, Reliance Industries Limited; S. Mansur, ADCO; A.S. Al-Rawahi, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd
1450-1515 181584 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Innovative Approach for Building and Calibrating Multiple Fracture Network Models for Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs L. Souche, K. Ghorayeb, N. Belova, Schlumberger; N. Neog, Q.M. Dashti, Kuwait Oil Company
1545-1610 181462 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Prediction of Hydrogeological Features and Hydrocarbon Enrichment Zones in Well Area BQ of HanCheng Block, East Ordos Basin, China Y. Zhao, F. Sun, B. Wang, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Langfang Branch; X. Xiong, PetroChina Coalbed Methane Company Limited; W. Li, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Langfang Branch; L. Cong, Petrochina Exploration & Production Company; J. Yang, M. Wang, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Langfang Branch
1610-1635 181621 Drilling The Importance Of Implementing Petropysically Meaningful 3D Anisotropic Velocity Models To Improve The Interpretative Value Of Microseismic Data S.M. Taylor, J. King, B. Schaeffer, Sigma Cubed Inc; L. McGreaham, Sigma Cubed; K. Ghuneim, Sigma Cubed Inc; T. Hibbitts, Sigma Cubed
14:00 - 17:00
11  Downhole Sensing, Flow Monitoring and Control Abu Dhabi A
Session Chairpersons Ding Zhu - Texas A&M University, Bertrand C Theuveny - Schlumberger Technology Corp.
With rapid developments in downhole fiber optical sensing technology for monitoring and control, this session presents the new advances and applications in distributed temperature, acoustic and vibration sensor as solution of production problems.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181431 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Horizontal Steam Injection Flow Profiling Using Fiber Optics
M. Shirdel, R.S. Buell, M.J. Wells, C. Muharam, J.C. Sims, Chevron Corporation
1425-1450 181547 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Nanocapsules for Controlled Release of Waterflood Agents for Improved Conformance L.M. Johnson, C.A. Norton, N.D. Huffman, J.B. Mecham, G.D. Rothrock, Research Triangle Institute International
1450-1515 181455 Projects, Facilities & Construction Flow Rate Estimation of Downhole Leaks Using Acoustic Sensor Array
Y. Lu, D.P. Walters, F. Hill, Halliburton
1545-1610 181581 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Multiphase Flow Meter Performance Evaluation Using Live Hydrocarbon Flow Loop Mimicking Real Field Conditions


I. Benlizidia, Saudi Aramco PE&D; A.S. Al Jarri, Saudi Aramco; M.A. Al Anazi, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1610-1635 181411 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optical Fiber Sensors for Subsea and Topside Asset Integrity Monitoring Applications V. Servette, V.H. Lamour, Cementys
1635-1700 181663 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Providing Accurate ESP Flow Rate Measurement in the Absence of a Test Separator
L.A. Camilleri, M. El Gindy, A. Rusakov, Schlumberger
14:00 - 17:00
12  Well Operation Best Practices and Case Studies Al Ain J
Session Chairpersons Amir Mahmoudkhani - Clariant Oil Services Ltd, Hossein Karami - Schlumberger
This session highlights several case studies on This session highlights several case studies on well operations and integrity in maximizing well uptime through effective well operations. These best practices lead to successful start-up of inactive wells through rig less operations. Selected fields are from middle east countries, north sea and deep water Africa.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181286 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Underbalanced Coiled Tubing Mechanical De-Scaling Operations: A Case History for an Oil Well in Ghawar Field from Saudi Arabia

Y. Al-Abdulmohsin, I.M. Zefzafy, M.H. Al-Malki, M.H. Al-Malki, A.A. Al-mulhim, A. Ramadhan, Saudi Aramco SAOO; K. Al Hamwi, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia; M. Arifin, Schlumberger; D. Ahmed, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
1425-1450 181360 Reservoir Description & Dynamics History Case: Integrated Approach To Sand Management And Completion Evaluation For Sand Producer In Mature Field North Sea
M. Ruslan, DONG Energy E&P; S. Korsgaard Hansen, H. Dahm, N. Zoltán Szabó, DONG E&P; G. Benson, READ cased hole
1450-1515 181274 Reservoir Description & Dynamics First Successful Application of Downhole Water Sink Technology in Kuwait Strong Aquifer Reservoir -Case Study
E.P. Anthony, S.R. Al-Mosaileekh, Kuwait Oil Company; G.F. Al-Sharhan, Schlumberger; A.M. Jha, Schlumberger Overseas S.A.
1545-1610 181522 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Dynamic Simulation Leads to Successful Start -Up of Inactive Wells through Rigless Operations
R. Yusuf, Schlumberger; K.K. Thakur, Schlumberger IPM-WCI; A.A. Jama, Schlumberger
1610-1635 181613 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Maximizing Well Uptime Through Effective Well Operations And Integrity In South Iraq


R. Kumar, K. Hindawi, M. Awobadejo, S. Alharthy, A.H. Al Jumah, Shell Iraq Petroleum Development
1635-1700 181497 Drilling Methodology and Array Technology for Finding and Describing Leaks in a Well

F. Hill, Halliburton; A.J. Bond, Caelus Energy Alaska LLC; M. Biery, S. Jagannathan, D.P. Walters, Y. Lu, Halliburton
Alternate 181335 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Workover Operations Optimized in Tubingless Water Injectors Through Comprehensive Analysis of Rigless Securement Practices N.M. Hajri, F.M. Al-Subaie, M. Ajmi, Saudi Aramco SAOO
14:00 - 17:00
13  Sand Control and ICD Completions Al Ain A
Session Chairpersons Nicholas Jacob Clem - Baker Hughes Inc, Clinton Quattlebaum - Halliburton
This session will review a selection of sand control and ICD completion case studies, as well as advancements in sand prediction modeling and gravel pack completions.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181552 Drilling First Autonomous Inflow Control Valve (AICV) Well Completion Deployed in a Field under an EOR (Water & CO2 Injection) Scheme R. Kais, Apache Corporation; V. Mathiesen, H. Aakre, InflowControl; G.E. Woiceshyn, Absolute Completion Technologies; A.F. Elarabi, R. Ricardo Hernandez, Schlumberger Well Completion & Productivity Group
1425-1450 181596 Drilling Defining Sand Control in an Uncharted Frontier: A Case Study on the Zawtika Field Development in Myanmar.
G. Grant, L. Boo Soon, W. Pattarachupong, PTTEPI; N. Moses, A. Syifaa'i, J.C. Wallace, P.L. Chin, M. Kikuchi, S. West, Schlumberger
1450-1515 181397 Drilling Engineering Gravel Packs for Reliability
P. Wassouf, DuneFront; S. Jain, Dunefront Limited; A. Van Kranenburg, Shell
1545-1610 181583 Drilling Solids Production Prediction and Management for Oil Producers in Highly Depleted Reservoirs in a Mature Malaysian Field M. Asadi, A. Khaksar, M.J. Ring, D. Saric, Baker Hughes; M. Yin Yin, PETRONAS
1610-1635 181492 Drilling Flow-Biased Inflow Control Device Enhances Injection Rates While Still Maintaining Desired Production Resistance J. Snitkoff, Baker Hughes Solutions; T.A. Abdelfattah, R. Russell, Baker Hughes Inc
1635-1700 181361 Drilling Advancement in Openhole Sand Control Applications Using Shape Memory Polymer X. Wang, G. Osunjaye, Baker Hughes Inc
Alternate 181566 Drilling A Fully 3-D, Multi-Phase, Poro-Elasto-Plastic Model for Sand Production H. Wang, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
14:00 - 17:00
14  Drilling Operations Dubai C
Session Chairpersons Terry Hemphill - Halliburton, Thomas L Gee - Weatherford
The current economic environment has pushed the industry into looking at new ways to inprove effficiencies. The papers contained in this session illustrates ways of cutting rig time, enhancing performance, enabling longer reach wells and overall cost cutting.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 184747 Proposing, Drilling, Completing and Producing the World`s First Offshore Horizontal Multi-Stage Proppant Fractured Well That Targeted Tight Carbonate Source Rock - Dubai’s Unconventional Shilaif Formation Case Study F. Chemin, J.P. Freile, L. Moreira, M. Nagendra, I. Alabi, N. Suarez, H. Thompson, Dubai Petroleum Establishment; T. Bukovac, Schlumberger
1425-1450 181478 Drilling Drilling with Casing Technology Eliminates Wiper Trips, Lost Circulation, Water Influx, and Wellbore Stability in Two Continuous Sections, Saving up to Five Days in Northern Bolivia
J.C. Ibañez, E.C. Aguirre, YPFB Andina SA; J.C. Pinto, M.Z. Tan, M.D. Mendez, Weatherford International Ltd.
1450-1515 181358 Drilling New Generation of Rotary Steerable System Enables Higher BUR and Performance
A.A. Al Dabyah, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; E. Biscaro, Baker Hughes Solutions; H. Mayer, Baker Hughes
1545-1610 181657 Drilling First Ever 14 ¾ X 17 ½-in Rathole Elimination in Gullfaks Satellite Using Downhole Drilling Mechanics and Dynamics Tool and Latest Features on PDC Design H. Khalil, J.D. Blackburn, Schlumberger D&M; R.J. Harmer, Schlumberger; G. Skofteby, R. Kallestad, Statoil
1610-1635 181363 Drilling Proper Planning Supported by Latest Technology Leads to Drilling the Longest 8.5-in. Section in an Extended-Reach Well: Case Study
A.A. Al Dabyah, B.A. Zubairi, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; I.S. Al Umairin, J.I. Chima, D. Kunhiveetil, H.W. Otaif, Saudi Aramco D&WO
1635-1700 181292 Drilling Cost Reduction on Onshore Rig Operation with Offline Stand Building System
A. Ugasciny, Weatherford Solution Sdn Bhd; B.T. Chang, Weatherford International Ltd.; A.P. Hampson, Weatherford International
14:00 - 17:00
15  Advances in Matrix Acidizing of Carbonate Reservoirs Abu Dhabi B
Session Chairpersons Hisham A. Nasr-El-Din - Texas A&M University, Randal Hill - CESI Chemical - Flotek Company
This session covers very important and interesting topics ranging from modeling of wormhole propagation, lab work that relates wormhole to pore structure, acidizing dolomite formation, diversion, field monitoring and cases.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181485 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Insights on Chemical Diversion in Carbonate Acidizing: Experimental and Simulation-Based Study
A. Nino-Penaloza, A.M. Gomaa, Baker Hughes
1425-1450 181725 Drilling Characterization of Rock Pore Size Distribution and Its Effects on Wormhole Propagation D. Dubetz, D. Zhu, A.D. Hill, Texas A&M University
1450-1515 181603 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Development of a Reactive Transport Simulator for Carbonate Acid Stimulation P. Maheshwari, O. Gharbi, H.M. Poitrenaud, V. Peyrony, E. Aubry, N.S. El Cheikh Ali, J.C. Benquet, A. Thirion, Total
1545-1610 181348 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Modeling of Wormhole Propagation during Matrix Acidizing of Carbonate Reservoirs by Organic Acids and Chelating Agents
O.O. Akanni, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
1610-1635 181414 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Monitoring of Matrix Acidizing by Using Resistivity Measurements
M. Ghommem, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia; X. Qiu, Schlumberger; D. Brady, F. Al-Tajar, S.F. Crary, A.B. Mahjoub, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
14:00 - 17:00
16  Crude Price Analysis and Reserves Classification Sharjah D
Session Chairpersons Majed Ayed Al-Suwailem - Saudi Arabian Chevron Inc, Naz H Gazi - Kuwait Oil Company
What would the oil prices look like in 2017 and in the near future? How long will it take the oil prices to 2014 levels if they are to come back again? What are the new opportunities and emerging trends in reserves assessment? Would it be possible to extend petroleum reserves classification and governance in new frontiers beyond E&P? This will session will cover various papers and case studies in reserves and resources estimation & classifications, and crude oil price analysis and forecasts.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181405 Production & Operations Geopolitics of Unconventional Resources outside North America



P. Charlez, Total S.A.
1425-1450 181350 Production & Operations Mismanagement of Oil and Gas Rents in “Oil and Gas Rich Countries”: Lessons for Ghana’s Nascent Industry - Case Study: Norway, Nigeria and Angola R. Oppong, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas; B.A. Lamidi, Saint Petersburg Mining University; O.O. Klaas, Russian State University of Oil and Gas
1450-1515 181623 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility UNFC: Expanding The Influence of PRMS beyond Petroleum


D. MacDonald, BP Sunbury-on-Thames; G. Falcone, CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY; S. Heiberg, Petronavit a.s; J.G. Ross, Ross Petroleum Limited; C. Griffiths, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe; F.R. Denelle, Shell Exploration & Production Co; C. Coll, BG Group
1545-1610 181375 Production & Operations Price Scenario Analysis - Best Practices in a Volatile Price World P.D. Allan, 3esi-Enersight
1610-1635 181542 Production & Operations Oil Price Shocks: A Measure of the Exogenous and Endogenous Supply Shocks of Crude Oil A. Economou, Energy Institute, University College London; P. Agnolucci, Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London
1635-1700 181291 Production & Operations Pricing Unquoted Crudes on Net-Back Basis: Where are the High Value Markets? K. Gbakon, Nigerian National Petroleum Corp
14:00 - 17:00
17  Reservoir Integrated Case Studies Al Ain B
Session Chairpersons Kaveh Dehghani - Chevron ETC, Eric Delamaide - IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
This session highlights several case studies on application of well data integration, assisted history matching, and analyses of variability of flow as well as composition for reservoirs covering a wide range of geologic settings. Selected fields are from Middle East, Deep Water Africa, offshore Norway, Italy Adriatic Sea, and US Permian Basin.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181343 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Improved Saturation Mapping Using Planar Transmission Lines and Magnetic Agents J.M. Felix Servin, H.K. Schmidt, E.S. Ellis, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1425-1450 181269 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Direct Method for Stratigraphically Consistent Assisted History Matching of Object-Based Geomodels - Algorithm and Field Application


F.O. Alpak, J.W. Jennings, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.; P. Gelderblom, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.; C. Chen, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.; G. Gao, Shell Global Solutions International Inc.; K. Du, Shell Brazil Exploration and Production
1450-1515 181639 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Practical Workflow for Probabilistic History Matching and Forecast Uncertainty Quantification: Application to a Deepwater West Africa Reservoir


T. Yeh, Shell International E&P; T. Uvieghara, Shell Nigeria E&P Co. Ltd.; J.W. Jennings, C. Chen, F.O. Alpak, Shell International E&P; F. Tendo, Shell Nigeria E&P Co. Ltd.
1545-1610 181352 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Consistent Integration of Drill-stem Test Data Into Reservoir Models on a Giant Field Offshore Norway. J. Saetrom, Resoptima As; H. Selseng, A. MacDonald, T. Kjølseth, O. Kolbjørnsen, Lundin Norway AS
1610-1635 181595 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Revitalization of 75-Year-Old Multi-Layered Permian Basin Field Results in 10-Fold Increase in Primary Production L.J. Keiser, N.A. Sisemore, E.L. Barnhill, P.D. Bowser, ConocoPhillips
1635-1700 181489 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Making a Cross-Flow Water Injector in the Alvheim Field K. Langaas, A. Hjellbakk, M.A. Leonthin, Det norske oljeselskap ASA; K.L. Stuart, Marathon International Oil (G.B.) Limited
Alternate 181325 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Ensemble-based Assisted History Matching with Rigorous Uncertainty Quantification Applied to a Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoir
M. Maucec, F. De Matos Ravanelli, S. Lyngra, Saudi Aramco; S.J. Zhang, Saudi Aramco PE&D RD&SD; A. Ramadhan, O. Abdelhamid, S. Garni, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 181636 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Rospo Mare Integrated Reservoir Study (Italy, Adriatic Sea): An Innovative Approach of Karst System Modeling and History Match G. Bellentani, A. Godi, F. Siliprandi, P. Terdich, Edison; C. Famy, F. Fournier, C. Jumeaucourt, P. Leandri, T. Le Maux, Beicip-Franlab
14:00 - 17:00
18  EOR Chemicals Al Ain F
Session Chairpersons Baojun Bai - Missouri University of Science & Tech, Kishore K Mohanty - The University of Texas At Austin
This session focuses on the enhanced oil recovery processes using different chemicals, including surfactant, polymer, foam, in-situ gel treatment and preformed particle gels. It combines lab experiments, numerical simulation and field trial. It covers carbonate, sandstone and heavy oil reservoirs.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181340 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Novel Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology using Dimethyl Ether/Brine: Spontaneous Imbibition in Sandstone and Carbonate Rocks

M. Chahardowli, Sahand University of Technology; R. Farajzadeh, Shell Global Solutions International BV; S.K. Masalmeh, Shell; H. Mahani, Shell International E&P Co.; H. Bruining, Delft University of Technology
1425-1450 181582 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility De-risking Polymer Flooding of High Viscosity Oil Clastic Reservoirs - A Polymer Trial in Oman
A. Anand, Shell Royal Dutch Petroleum BV; A.M. Al Ismaili, Petroleum Development Oman
1450-1515 181651 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Impact of Surfactant Mixtures on Microemulsion Phase Behavior D. Magzymov, C. Qiao, R.T. Johns, Pennsylvania State University
1545-1610 181720 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Polymer-Induced Resistance to Flow inReservoirs Undergoing a Chemical Flood H. Hoteit, Chevron Corporation; D.A. Alexis, Chevron ETC; O. Adepoju, A. Chawathe, T. Malik, Chevron Corporation
1610-1635 181713 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility New Approach for Using Surfactants to Enhance Oil Recovery from Naturally Fractured Oil-Wet Carbonate Reservoirs J.E. Parra, G.A. Pope, M. Mejia, M.T. Balhoff, The University of Texas at Austin
1635-1700 181626 Production & Operations Combined Technology of Weak Gel Flooding assisting Thermal Huff and Puff Enhances Oil Recovery for Offshore Heavy Oil Field G. Pan, Bohai Petroleum Research Institution, Tianjin Branch of CNOOC Ltd.; J. Chen, C. Zhang, D. Liu, J. Wu, H. Li, Z. Fang, J. Qu, J. Zhang, Tianjin Branch of CNOOC Ltd.
Alternate 181515 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Use of DME as an EOR Agent: Experimental and Modeling Study to Capture Interactions of DME, Brine and Crudes at Reservoir Conditions R.R. Ratnakar, Shell Intl E&P, Inc.; B. Dindoruk, Shell International E&P Co.; L. Wilson, Shell Int. E&P, Inc.
Alternate 181545 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Evaluation of Preformed Particle Gels Penetration into Matrix for a Conformance Control Treatment in Partially Open Conduits A. Imqam, A.M. Aldalfag, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Y. Wang, China University of Petroleum (East China); B. Bai, Missouri University of Science & Tech
14:00 - 17:00
SS 01  Separations Technology: Increased Water Cut - How to Handle Sheikh Rashid A
Moderator(s) Spencer Thomas Oulman - Fjords Processing AS
Speaker(s) Khalil Sharara - Sulzer, Hikmat Jaohar - Fjrods Processing
Fully understanding of the operation upstream and downstream of the separation equipment will provide the key to managing increased water cut. This special session will focus on oil fields producing water and how to handle increases in water cuts along with resulting stream compositions affecting separation. This special session will focus on options to manage operations to maintain an economical position. Through equipment, chemistry, debottlenecking, and proper planning, operations can continue to operate profitably with available technology. Emphasis will be placed on available technologies with insight into future technologies targeted.
14:00 - 17:00
SS 02  Drilling Uncertainty Prediction Sheikh Rashid C
Moderator(s) Jonathan David Curtis - Petrolink International Ltd, Musab Mohammad Al-Khudiri - Saudi Aramco PE&D
Speaker(s) David Johnson - Petrolink Services Inc, William R Chmela - MOTIVE Drilling Technologies, Musab Mohammad Al-Khudiri - Saudi Aramco PE&D, Rolv Rommetveit - eDrilling Solutions, Robello Samuel - Halliburton, Rayed Mohammed Al-Arashi - Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co., Jamal Ahmed Rashed Al-Noukhatha - ZADCO
This session will feature panel presentations from industry experts on ,data standardization, prediction ahead of the bit and reducing uncertainty and costs using prediction technologies. There will be a facilitated discussion followed by break-out groups focused on drilling analytics, data quality, subsurface and Real-time re-modelling of pore and frac/collapse limits ahead of the bit.
15:15 - 15:45
15:30 - 17:00
Regional Interest Special Session 1: Big Data, Analytics and Impact Sheikh Rashid B, Dubai World Trade Centre

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Large amounts of data are routinely collected in the upstream oil and gas operation. The collected data can be utilised to optimise production and increase recovery. Big data analytic technology has the potential to drive a step-change in the oil and gas industry.

As production efficiency in enhanced recovery grow in importance, companies recognize that “data” represents a vast source of important facts and information.

The challenge is in handling the growing volume and complexity of data and the expanding capabilities for evaluating this data. Data analytic play important role in addressing this challenge. Data driven analytics refers to the set of tools and techniques to extract patterns and trends in data and construct predictive models to assist with decision making and optimisation.

The integration of data from multiple sources, such as drilling, formation evaluation, well testing, reservoir engineering, reservoir modelling, wellbore modelling, artificial lift, surface facilities, etc., can result in cohesive workflows. These workflows can minimise NPT in drilling, enhance completion design, build data-driven reservoir models; and, in short, change the way analysis, modelling, and optimisation are performed in the upstream oil and gas industry.

15:30 - 17:00
Panel Session 1 - Radical New Ideas: Innovation Beyond the Limits Sheikh Maktoum B, Dubai World Trade Centre

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Innovation and technology has always been a game changer and a cornerstone for the advancement of the oil and gas industry. Since the inception of the modern age of oil and gas, innovation has played a pivotal role in achieving where we at today, and overcome many challenges the industry have faced in the past. Today is no difference, as we witness a challenging environment manifested in the dynamic oil market condition, which models an opportunity for a paradigm shift in collaborative innovation.

From improving safety practices to recovery efficiencies and tapping into unconventional resources, a solid innovation strategy will drive us to succeed. Another vital element, is the ever increasing awareness of climate change, which introduces another dimension of adaptability that the industry is continuously incorporating in its practices to reduce its environmental foot print. Moreover, the economic uncertainty that the industry is accustomed to facing along with an increase in cost per barrel add to the list of challenges that innovators need to address. All of these challenges provide a great opportunity for the industry to evaluate their practices retrospectively and enhance their resilience and set the stage of the way forward through technology and innovation. This is, however, easier said than done and requires radical ideas that are necessary to adapt effectively to the new current circumstances. In this panel discussion, senior executives from various disciplines will have a closer look on:

  • How will the industry evolve in the current challenge?
  • What balance of innovation do we need?
  • Do we have the right talent pipeline of scientist and researchers?
  • Are we collaborating enough in developing destructive technology?
  • How do we measure our success in innovation?
17:30 - 19:30
University Alumni Receptions Fairmont Dubai

Many universities have scheduled alumni receptions to coincide with ATCE 2016. These events provide excellent opportunities for attendees to visit and get reacquainted with old friends, and build new relationships with other professionals.

  • Stanford University (Palm Salon 4)
  • University of Oklahoma, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (Palm Salon 6)
  • New Mexico Tech (Gulf Salon 5)
  • Calgary Section (McGettigan’s, Dubai World Trade Centre)
19:00 - 21:30
Projects, Facilities, and Construction Dinner Bubble Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre

Integration between Facilities and Subsurface Engineers: Crucial in an Era of Low Price Oil

The need to bridge the gap between facilities and subsurface engineers has been recognized as an important factor in order for projects to meet the objectives of field development. This is particularly true in the current low oil price environment.

A panel of facilities, petroleum engineering and reservoir engineering experts addresses how best to avoid any disconnects between facilities engineers and subsurface engineers.

19:00 - 21:30
Multi-Technical Section Dinner: Digital Energy, Petroleum Data Driven Analytics and Research and Development Technical Sections Sheikh Maktoum C, Dubai World Trade Centre
Speaker(s) Dr. Mohamed Sassi, Interim-Dean, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi

Redefining an Intelligence-Centric Oil and Gas Industry: The Future Is Now!

The Petroleum Data Driven Analytics (PD2A), Digital Energy (DETS) and Research & Development (RDTS) technical sections are hosting a joint dinner this year in recognition of the growing multidisciplinary integration in the industry. The theme for the event is fulfilling the premise of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning applications in reshaping the future of E&P.

Moving beyond big data environments opened new business frontiers. Yet, deluge of growing static and streaming data introduce unprecedented challenges to fully materialize intelligent workflows. The quest for improving processes and driving efficiencies will continue to meet mounting complexities of developing and operating oilfields. There is an accelerated momentum to embrace data-driven paradigm and intelligent cognitive systems to enhance efficiencies, to mitigate risks, and to optimize production. Experts in the field will share lessons and draw a realistic futuristic vision on the technology’s biggest implications beyond current constraints.

This is an exciting opportunity to connect and be inspired by a crowd intelligence platform for operators, NOCs, service companies, and academic researchers to discuss challenges, opportunities, and innovations that will shape the future of the industry.

Tuesday, September 27

07:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 14:00
Key Club

The KEY Club is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members.

08:00 - 16:00
Energy4me — "Energize Your Classroom" Teacher Workshop

The programme believes in the importance of giving teachers the tools they need to comfortably teach students on energy choices and careers. Hands-on activities at teacher workshops provide educators with interactive, age-appropriate experiments using basic household items that illustrate energy concepts. The experiments are inexpensive and can easily be done in the classroom with their students.

08:00 - 15:00
Student Paper Contest - Undergraduate, Master and PhD divisions Dubai World Trade Centre

Watch the winners from the regional contests from around the world compete for the international prize. Contests take place across three rooms for Undergraduate (in Al Ain D),Masters (Hatta B) and PhD (in Hatta H) divisions.

08:30 - 12:30
Women in Leadership Session: The Value of Gender Diversity in Leadership

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Over time the discussion around Gender Diversity has started to focus more on the value of diversity to business success. Data suggests that companies with more women on their boards outperform their rivals. This means increased levels of talented female professionals are needed to quickly and effectively move women up the leadership ladder. This special session will focus on the role of female talent in the industry today. The first panel features an exceptional quorum of women and men in senior leadership positions who will provide insights into their personal experiences on this topic while rising into leadership positions. The second panel features young, professional, and talented women who will discuss the current day environment and its specific challenges. The discussion will explore what organisations are doing to help women advance among their ranks as well as challenges faced by being in a dual career situation.

08:30 - 11:55
19  Project Planning and Development Ajman D
Session Chairpersons Ray (Zhenhua) Rui - Independent Project Analysis, David Aron - Petroleum Development Consultants Ltd
This session covers how to improve offshore and onshore project performance in terms of applying best practice of planning, development and operations. Topics includes new technology for ultra-deepwater project, largest flare reduction projects, mature field, concepts selection, new tools and applications.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181442 Projects, Facilities & Construction Perdido - A Five Year Look at the Technologies That Have Enabled Ultra-Deepwater Success.
C.J. Riley, Shell Oil Co.
0855-0920 181707 Production & Operations Truly Sustainable Building Blocks for Deepwater Field Development: The Need for Strategies Re-definition in a Persistently Low Oil Price Scenario? F. Beltrami, Energo Engineering; K. Hansen, Granherne (a KBR company)
0920-0945 181422 Projects, Facilities & Construction Successfully Developing Fields in a Mature Region Whilst Revenues are Going Down, a Non-Operating Partner Perspective
R. Schulte, E. Kreft, E. Van Ewijk, EBN B.V.
0945-1010 181598 Projects, Facilities & Construction Prospective Unlocking of Future Reserves in Offshore Abu Dhabi: Field Life Extension through Hybrid Development Concept T. Nakashima, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.; D. Ouzzane, G. Dudley, M. Al-Marzouqi, ADMA-OPCO
1040-1105 181610 Projects, Facilities & Construction Planning For Uncertainties In Gas Composition: Reduce Project Risks By Early Adoption Of A Robust Gas Processing Concept
P. Chilukuri, Shell Global Solutions International BV; G. Bowerbank, Shell
1105-1130 181438 Projects, Facilities & Construction Application of Simultaneous Operations in Saudi Arabia's Causeway Oilfields Development J.O. Arukhe, L. Duthie, Saudi Aramco NAOO; J.L. Rodulfo, Saudi Aramco PE&D; A.S. Ahmari, Saudi Aramco; S.M. Hanbzazah, Saudi Aramco NAOO
1130-1155 181493 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Evaluating the Development Of A Multi Stacked Gas-Condensate Field To Supply LNG Using A Multitiered Optimisation Tool A. Van Nauta Lemke, Shell Global Solutions International BV; M.N. Bouts, Shell International E&P Co.; J.K. Drohm, Shell Global Solutions International BV
Alternate 181615 Projects, Facilities & Construction Challenges During Execution, Construction and Operational Readiness Phase of Surface Facilities in a Full Field Polymer Flood Project S. Mohanram, P. Bhaumik, S. Jain, Cairn India Ltd.
Alternate 181711 Projects, Facilities & Construction A Technical Investigation on the Ongoing Evolution of the Market of Offshore Installation Vessels

R. Li, K. Hansen, Granherne (a KBR company); F. Beltrami, Energo Engineering (a KBR company)
08:30 - 11:55
20  Digital Energy: Managing and Optimmizing our Assets Abu Dhabi A
Session Chairpersons Georg Zangl - Schlumberger, Luigi Alfonso Saputelli - Frontender Corporation
This session explores the systems, architecture, processes, workflows, security and automation that acquire, validate, store, analyze and disseminate the full spectrum of data generated by our industry to better manage and optimize our assets, and provide a safer, sustainable business.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181534 Production & Operations Determination of Oil Well Production Rate by Analysis of the Real-Time Dynamometer Card G. Han, University of Petroleum China Beijing; C. Tan, University of Petroleum-Beijing; J. Li, Schlumberger; Z. Pan, CSIRO; H. Zhang, Ryder Scott Company, L.P.; K. Ling, University of North Dakota
0855-0920 181609 Production & Operations The Role Of E-well Books In Conducting Integrated Well Reviews And Identification Of Production Optimization Opportunities, A Case Study From Iraq
R. Alsaad, S. Subramanian, A.H. Al-jumah, R. Kumar, S. Alharthy, Shell Iraq Petroleum Development
0920-0945 181476 Production & Operations Visual Data Analytics: Morphological Image Processing Approach on the Evaluation of Foamed Cement Quality B. Ding, University of Houston; R. Samuel, Halliburton
0945-1010 181502 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Transforming the World of Asset Management in Near Real-time Using an Intelligent Application to Optimize Daily Production Operations S. Gupta, R. Kansao, L.A. Saputelli, A. Escorcia, Frontender Corporation
1040-1105 181683 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Deployment of a Generic Expert System to Rank Operations Business Opportunities Automatically Under Ever Changing Economic Conditions M. Stundner, G. Zangl, myr:conn solutions; P. Tippel, OMV - Petrom Romania SA; C.I. Pantazescu, V.D. Krcmarik, A. Staicu, OMV-Petrom Romania SA; L. Neuhofer, myr:conn solutions; L. Krenn, Mining University Leoben; B. Hachmoeller, D. Zabel, myr:conn solutions
1105-1130 181447 Production & Operations Collaborative Working across the E&P Lifecycle and Evolving with New Technologies

F.G. Van Den Berg, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.; M. Awobadejo, Shell International E&P Co.; J. Van Dijk, Petroleum Development Oman; C. Weiss, Wipro Technologies
1130-1155 181616 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Applying Data-Driven Method to Production Decline Analysis and Forecasting
X. Jia, F. Zhang, Halliburton
Alternate 181714 Production & Operations Protecting and Commercializing Advanced Petroleum Technology: The Role of Intelligent Energy Law in 2016 H.G. Fraser, J. Dodd, Andrews Kurth
08:30 - 11:55
21  Improving Field Performance through Effective Reservoir Surveillance Al Ain J
Session Chairpersons Deniz M Dindoruk - Shell Exploration & Production Co, Kamlesh Kk Kumar - PDO
This session will cover a review of evolving methods in the reservoir surveillance with the use of chemical tracers, 4D seismic monitoring and CO2 injection data. With the evolution of numerical simulation workflows, some of these works show how wellbore monitoring and reservoir surveillance technologies have been used to enhance the subsurface characterization and field performance forecasting.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181608 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Methodology to Integrate Multiple Simulation Models and 4D Seismic Data Considering Their Uncertainties G.S. Assuncao, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); A. Davolio, D.J. Schiozer, Universidade Estadual De Campinas
0855-0920 181569 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Selection of Geologic Models based on Pareto-optimality Using Surface Deformation and CO2 Injection Data at the In Salah Gas Project, Central Algeria B. Min, The University of Texas at Austin; S. Srinivasan, Pennsylvania State University; M.F. Wheeler, A. Nwachukwu, The University of Texas at Austin
0920-0945 181324 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Pushing the Envelope of Residual Oil Measurement: A Field Case Study of a New Class of Inter-Well Chemical Tracers
M.L. Sanni, M. Abbad, S.L. Kokal, Saudi Aramco PE&D EXPEC ARC; O. Dugstad, S.K. Hartvig, O.K. Huseby, Restrack AS
0945-1010 181408 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Step-Change for Single Well Chemical Tracer Tests (SWCTT): Field Pilot Testing of New Sets of Novel Tracers M.A. AlAbbad, M.L. Sanni, S.L. Kokal, Saudi Aramco PE&D EXPEC ARC; A. Krivokapic, C.J. Dye, Institutt for energiteknikk; O. Dugstad, S.K. Hartvig, O.K. Huseby, Restrack AS
1040-1105 181551 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Oil Industry First Interwell Field Trial of Reservoir Nanoagent Tracers D.V. Kosynkin, M.N. Askar, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1105-1130 181503 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Carbon Quantum Dots Fluorescent Tracers for Production and Well Monitoring S. Murugesan, O.V. Kuznetsov, R. Suresh, D.K. Agrawal, O. Monteiro, V.N. Khabashesku, Baker Hughes Inc
1130-1155 181387 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Use of Flow Control Valves to Increase Potential and Reserves on a Mature Field


J. Le Roch, TOTAL; J. Fernagu, Total E&P France; C. Marvillet, Total; M. Sofyan, Total E&P Indonesia; A.X. Briz Quintero, Total E&P Qatar
Alternate 181555 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Application of Multi-Well Pressure Pulse-Code Testing for 3D Model Calibration A. Aslanyan, I. Aslanyan, TGT Oilfield Services; R. Farakhova, Sofoil
Alternate 181421 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Combining Frequent 4D Seismic and Mechanistic Reservoir Modeling to Improve the Effectiveness of Steam Injection Operations

J.K. Przybysz-Jarnut, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.; P. Wills, M.G. Araujo, J.L. Lopez, Shell International Exploration & Production Inc.
08:30 - 11:55
22  Reservoir Simulation Technology - Novel Techniques, Workflows and Applications Al Ain A
Session Chairpersons Faruk Omer Alpak - Shell International E&P Co., Kaveh Dehghani - Chevron ETC
This session focuses on novel numerical techniques and application workflows for reservoir flow simulation. Selected papers in this session deal with subsurface-surface coupling, shale-gas simulation, fractured model upscaling, unstructured grids, application of fast Lagrangian techniques, assisted history matching, and uncertainty quantification.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181597 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Complex Facilities and Multi-Reservoir Production Management using a Tightly Integrated High Performance Simulator with a Flexible User Procedure Facility


W.B. Vanderheyden, BP; J.A. Dozzo, IRT; E. Mastny, B. Hanson, I. Kaesbach, BP; G.T. Smart, G.C. Fleming, S. Crockett, Halliburton
0855-0920 181321 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility How to Correct the Petro-Physical Properties for Simulating Shale Gas Production Using Current Commercial Simulators? J. Wang, H. Liu, University of Petroleum China Beijing; H. Zhang, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; H. Luo, F. Cao, The University of Texas at Austin; Y. Jiao, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin
0920-0945 181541 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Tracer and Streamline Modelling For Pattern Validation and Improved Reservoir Modelling W. Ahonsi, Abu Dhabi Onshore Petroleum Company; A. Lager, L.S. Al Muhairi, A. El Mahdi, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd
0945-1010 181371 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Connectivity Assessment and Permeability Upscaling of Fracture Network using Grid Independent Particle Tracking Algorithm A. Anupam, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia; S. Srinivasan, Pennsylvania State university
1040-1105 181498 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Integrated History Matching on Interference Well Test Data in a Naturally Fractured Reservoir with Automated Adjoint Gradient Based Inversion Technique S. Sarac, K.L. Morton, B.C. Theuveny, Schlumberger
1105-1130 181611 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Uncertainty Quantification for History Matching Problems with Multiple Best Matches Using a Distributed Gauss-Newton Method
G. Gao, Shell Global Solutions US Inc.; J.C. Vink, C. Chen, Shell International E&P Co.; M. Tarrahi, Shell Global Solutions; Y. El Khamra, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
1130-1155 181374 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Evolve: A Linear Workflow for Quantifying Reservoir Uncertainty M.R. Thiele, R.P. Batycky, Streamsim Technologies, Inc.
Alternate 181427 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Solving the Challenges of Short and Long-Term Production Forecasting and Uncertainty Using a Fully-Coupled Implicit Integrated Production Modelling System

V. Pathak, C.R. Palaschak, O. Cortes Martinez, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; J.D. Hudson, Shell Exploration & Production Co; J.J. Ita, Royal Dutch/Shell Group; F.E. Saaf, Shell International E&P Co.; H.A. Cotrim, J. Segundo, Petrobras
Alternate 181461 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Multiscale Method for History Matching Channelized Reservoirs Using Level Sets J. Han, R. Chen, A. Datta-gupta, Texas A&M University
Alternate 181765 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility An Efficient Method for Fractured Shale Reservoir History Matching: The Embedded Discrete Fracture Multi-continuum Approach Z. Chai, B. Yan, J.E. Killough, Texas A&M University; Y. Wang, Texas A&M University at Qatar
08:30 - 11:55
23  Wellbore Integrity and Zonal Isolation Dubai C
Session Chairpersons Joseph Michael Shine - Saudi Aramco, Francisco E Fragachan - Weatherford Houston
Drilling operations and geo-mechanical factors that affect well integrity are growing concerns in today's complex reservoir environment. This session highlights technological developments in geo-mechanical modeling, fiber optics for isolation monitoring, as well as a cementing tool enabling innovative cement placement. It will highlight improvements to casing as well as drill string design, advanced cement evaluation methods, and zonal isolation modeling which all lead to maintaining proper well integrity.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181482 Drilling Development of a Subsurface Reverse Circulation Tool System to Cement Weak and Depleted Zones in Deepwater Formations
D. Reagins, Shell Oil Co.; D. Herr, Shell; B. Jee, Shell Intl E&P Deepwater Svcs; J.F. Ownby, J. Duthie, R. Giroux, L. Kendziora, Weatherford
0855-0920 181429 Drilling Advanced Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors to Monitor Cement Hydration and Detect Annular Hydrocarbon Migration for Enhanced Zonal Isolation Q. Wu, The University of Texas At Austin; S.D. Nair, University of Texas At Austin; M. Shuck, E. van Oort, The University of Texas At Austin; A. Guzik, Neubrex Co., Ltd; K. Kishida, Neubrex Co, Ltd
0920-0945 181395 Drilling Comparative Analysis Of Various Failure Theories For Borehole Breakout Predictions N. Morita, Texas A & M U (PE Dept PO's ); Y. Nagano, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation
0945-1010 181428 Drilling Large Scale Testing & Modelling for Cement Zonal Isolation of Water Injection Wells E. Therond, BP; A.P. Bois, CURISTEC; K. Whaley, R. Murillo, BP
1010-1105 181459 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Radial Approach to Safety Factors for Tubular Design
Z. Liu, Halliburton; F.J. Klever, Shell International B.V.; R. Samuel, A.C. Gonzales, Y. Kang, Halliburton
1105-1130 181734 Drilling Investigation of Methods to Rotate Casing Sections Independent of Surface Rotation W.W. Fleckenstein, A.W. Eustes, G.H. Yaakob, R.D. Rostad, Colorado School of Mines
1130-1155 181450 Drilling New-Generation Ultrasonic Measurements for Quantitative Cement Evaluation in Heavy Muds and Thick-Wall Casings
S. Thierry, C. Klieber, M. Lemarenko, J. Le Calvez, T.M. Brill, T. Barrou, A. Hayman, F. Mege, R. van Os, Schlumberger
Alternate 181377 Drilling Barite Sag And Its Impact On Annular Pressure Build Up Mitigation In Producing Offshore Wells
L.A. Calcada, C.M. Scheid, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio De Janeiro; L. Meleiro, J. Ribeiro, G. Seufitelli, Federal Rural U of Rio de Janeiro; S. Peliano, H. Santos, E. Souza, V. Monteiro, A.L. Martins, Petrobras
Alternate 181303 Drilling Holistic Approach Towards’ the Deployment of Various Lost Circulation Control Materials Yields Cementing Rewards in the Caspian Region
F.R. Nuriyev, K. Marcano, Baker Hughes Inc
Alternate 181399 Production & Operations Reducing Drilling Risks In ERD Wells Through Geomechanical Solutions R.R. Kumar, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; Y.D. Kaushik, D. Bagchi, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.
08:30 - 11:55
24  Fracturing Case History Abu Dhabi B
Session Chairpersons Joanne Lynne McNichol - NCS Multistage, Kevin D Mauth - Schlumberger Technical Services Inc
This session will showcase a number of case histories which provide insight to a real-world stimulation results in a variety of environments. Presentations will cover regions of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India and North America. The selected studies range in scope from several wells to hundreds, improving the understanding of fractured well performance and insight into field development strategies.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181280 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Evaluation of Transvers and Longitudinal Fractures using Simulation and Well Deliverability Provides Optimal Completion Scenario for Improved Production in Gas Reservoirs Z. Rahim, Saudi Aramco PE&D GRMD; A.A. Al Kanaan, Saudi Aramco PE&D; M. Soliman, E. Pacheco, Halliburton
0855-0920 181687 Drilling Duvernay Proppant Intensity Production Case Study and Frac Fluid Selection Focusing on Optional Slickwater Additives of Clay Control, Scale Inhibitors and Microemulsions J.D. Thomson, FracKnowledge; T.T. Leshchyshyn, Fracturing Horizontal Well Com
0920-0945 181617 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact of Local Stress Heterogeneity on Fracture Initiation in Unconventional Reservoirs: A Case Study From Saudi Arabia
M. Oparin, A.M. Sadykov, Saudi Aramco; S. Khan, R. Tineo, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
0945-1010 181443 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A New Look At a Famous Well-Analysis of Staged Field Experiment #3 Including Stress Sensitive Permeability in a Multi-Layer Reservoir Simulation Model
J.R. Shaoul, J.J. Park, C. Berentsen, J. Caballero, Fenix Consulting Delft
1040-1105 181330 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Case Study of Water Injection Well Stimulation in A Low Permeability Oil Reservoir J.R. Shaoul, W.J. Spitzer, Fenix Consulting Delft; S. Fekkai, Saudi Aramco Exploration; L. Sepulveda, CEPSA Columbia
1105-1130 181353 Drilling Best Practices and Lessons Learned from over 1,000 Treatments: Revival of Mature Fields by Hydraulic Fracturing in Khalda Ridge, Egypt’s Western Desert M.S. Mohamed, Khalda Petroleum Co.; M.F. El Sebaee, Schlumberger
1130-1155 181376 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Advantages of Longitudinally Fracturing the Barmer Hill Porcellinite - A Case Study of Successfully Fractured Horizontal Wells in Barmer Basin, Rajasthan, India A. Nagar, R.J. Tibbles, R. Guha, P. Chidambaram, A. Sinha, S. Pathak, P. Agarwal, A. Misra, A. Ranjan, V. Ranjan, S. Tiwari, N.K. Dwivedi, Cairn India Limited
Alternate 181400 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Utica Well Performance Evaluation; A Multi-Well Pad Case History
R.F. Shelley, K. Shah, K.M. Underwood, B. Davidson, StrataGen
08:30 - 11:55
25  Novel Characterisation Methods to Reveal Reservoir Potential Sharjah D
Session Chairpersons Sameeh Issa Batarseh - Saudi Aramco PE&D EXPEC ARC, Frederic J Santarelli - Geomec AS
The session presents a series of novel characterisation methods aimed at revealing the true potential of reservoirs. These methods encompass quantitative geological history modeling, advanced seismic interpretation, geometry prediction, etc. They are applied to a variety of environments: subsalt, clastic and carbonate reservoir, naturally fractured formations, fluvial deposition, etc.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181401 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Diagnostics of Reservoir Fluid-fill Cycle and Relevance for Tailoring Field Developments in Oman
M.J. Boya Ferrero, Petroleum Development Oman; R. Kawar, Shell; M. Hadhami, A. Dhahli, J. Neidhardt, C. Pentland, PDO
0855-0920 181520 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Advances in Subsalt Seismic Imaging and Velocity Model Updating


D. Schewitz, Z. Liu, SHELL
0920-0945 181477 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Continuous Microfacies Analysis in Clastic Environments Utilizing Pseudo Grain Size Distribution from Electrical Borehole Images

S. Yang, A. Aviantara, H. Delius, I. Le Nir, H. Gong, K. Wang, Schlumberger
0945-1010 181650 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Characterizing and Predicting Reservoir Quality in Clayey Sandstone Reservoirs, Offshore Brunei
S. Saha, Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc.; I. Espejo, Shell International Exploration and Production; I. Espejo, Shell International E&P Co.; M. Keym, Shell Global Solutions (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd.; J. Naeth, Brunei Shell Petroleum; G. Jaeger, formerly with Shell Deepwater Borneo
1040-1105 181599 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Delineating Overburden Anomalies through Dip-constrained Tomography for Improved
Reservoir Imaging in an Offshore Carbonate Field


M. Waqas, S. Nakayama, M. Benson, Y. Goraya, F. van Kleef, ADMA-OPCO; G. Macri, A. Sroka, K. Mills, J. Cowley, CGG
1105-1130 181667 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Fast 2D Inversion for Enhanced Real-Time Reservoir Mapping While Drilling
M. Thiel, C. Dupuis, D. Omeragic, Schlumberger
1130-1155 181362 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Architecture Modeling of Stacked Point Bar Reservoir Based on Meander Loop Database and Automatic Pattern Reconstruction Algorithm: A Case Study in the M Oilfield, Bohai Bay Basin, East China X. Shu, CNOOC Research Institute; R. Dong, The University of Texas At Austin; Y. Hu, B. Jin, CNOOC Research Institute; B. Ren, CNOOC Research Instititue; H. Shi, CNOOC Research Institute; J. Wang, CNOOC Research Instititue
Alternate 181500 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Application of Reservoir Characterization Synthetically Applied With Ant Tracking and Geological Statistics Inversion in Offshore Oilfield Development: A Case Study of CFD11-X Oilfield in Bohai Bay Basin W. Yang, Q. Bai, P. Meng, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Limited; P. Guangming, L. Chuanqi, CNOOC
08:30 - 11:55
26  Advances in Dynamic Formation Evaluation Al Ain B
Session Chairpersons Smina Ahmed Al Mahrooqi - Petroleum Development Oman, Mazher Hassan Ibrahim - Apache Corp.
This session will focus on the importance of downhole fluid sampling analysis, interference tests with Formation Testers, nuclear magnetic resonance data, reservoir fluid geodynamics, and the first dual-zone drill stem test with acoustic telemetry.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181445 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Evaluating the Impact of Multiphase Flow Properties on Formation-Tester Pressure Transients J.D. Escobar Gomez, C. Torres-Verdin, The University of Texas at Austin; M.A. Proett, Aramco Services Company; S. Ma, Saudi Aramco
0855-0920 181638 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Dynamic Reservoir Characterization from Micro-Buildups with Formation Tester
M. Azari, W. Khan, V. Jambunathan, A. Hadibeik Nishaboori, F. Iskander, Halliburton; M. Malik, Chevron; D.C. Nash, Chevron Corporation; B. Kurniawanb, Chevron
0920-0945 181437 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Field-wide Determination of Directional Permeabilities Using Transient Well Testing
Y. Pan, M.M. Kamal, W. Narr, Chevron ETC
0945-1010 181354 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility First Dual Zone Drill Stem Test with Acoustic Telemetry using Multiple Retrievable Packers for Single Trip Testing of Two Independent Reservoirs
G. Dolciani, Saudi Aramco; S. Tiwari, Saudi Aramco D&WO; O. Adewuya, Saudi Aramco; A. Mousa, Saudi Aramco D&WO; F.A. Alosaimi, M.A. Algannas, Saudi Aramco PE&D; H. Gill, Saudi Aramco; A. Martin, S.S. Azhar, V. Zeller, Halliburton
1040-1105 181550 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Current State and Future Trends in the Use of Downhole Fluid Analysis for Improved Reservoir Evaluation H. Elshahawi, Shell; C. Dong, Shell International E&P Inc.; S.R. Ramaswami, P.W. Cornelisse, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.
1105-1130 181544 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Bitumen And Tar Deposition And Tar Mat Formation Accounted For By Multiple Charging, Trap Filling And Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics O.C. Mullins, Schlumberger; R. Di Primio, Lundin; S. Uchytil, Hess; J.Y. Zuo, H. Dumont, V.K. Mishra, T. Pfeiffer, V.V. Achourov, Schlumberger
1130-1155 181549 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Best Practices for Obtaining Representative Formation Water Samples Using Formation Testers





I. Kim, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.; S.R. Ramaswami, Shell; M. Mooijer-van den Heuvel, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.; W. Koot, Shell Global Solutions; P.W. Cornelisse, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.; H. Elshahawi, Shell International E&P Inc.
Alternate 181535 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics; the Link between Petroleum Systems and Production Concerns Relating to Fluids and Tar Distributions in Reservoirs O.C. Mullins, Schlumberger; R. Di Primio, Lundin; J.Y. Zuo, Schlumberger; S. Uchytil, Hess; V.K. Mishra, H. Dumont, T. Pfeiffer, V.V. Achourov, A. Pomerantz, J.C. Forsythe, S.S. Betancourt, Schlumberger; H. Elshahawi, Shell
Alternate 181618 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Towards a Robust Estimation of Permeability by Integrating Logging Data from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Acoustic, and Formation Tester H.F. Thern, I. Hinze, O. Mohnke, Baker Hughes; J.P. Salazar, Baker Hughes do Brasil; B.F. Kriegshauser, Strataimage Consultoria Ltda
Alternate 181704 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Downhole Fluid Sampling and Analysis in Challenging Reservoirs Using 3D Radial Probe Case Study from Deepwater Gulf of Mexico V.K. Mishra, Schlumberger; B. Lecompte, Murphy Exploration; J. Gendur, L. Chen, G.D. Garcia, H. Dumont, W.A. Cantwell, A. Agarwal, Schlumberger
08:30 - 11:55
27  Integration of Rock-Fluid Measurements and Driving Force Effects Al Ain F
Session Chairpersons Calvin Yao - BHP Billiton Petroleum, Abdollah Orangi - Science Petroleum LLC
This session focuses on recent advances in understanding of fluids’ flows in unconventional reservoirs, particularly diffusive flows, capillary condensation, and osmotic forces, which are explored with laboratory measurements, theoretical studies, and numerical simulation and modeling.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181652 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility An NMR Experimental Study and Model Validation on Capillary Condensation of Hydrocarbons Confined in Shale Gas Condensate Reservoirs
H. Wang, Chevron ETC; S. Seltzer, Chevron; B. Sun, Chevron Corporation; M. Wigand, Chevron ETC; C. Horch, F. Stallmac, University of Leipzig; B. Li, Baker Hughes Inc; H.F. Thern, Baker Hughes; A.G. Mezzatesta, J.R. Arro, Baker Hughes Inc.; H. Zhang, Baker Hughes Inc
0855-0920 181689 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Rigorous Upscaling Procedure to Predict Macro-scale Transport Properties of Natural Gas in Shales by Coupling Molecular Dynamics Simulation with Lattice Boltzmann Method Y. Ning, S. He, University of Houston; H. Liu, H. Wang, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; G. Qin, University of Houston
0920-0945 181677 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Damage on Shale Gas Well Production Performance V.F. Eveline, I. Akkutlu, Texas A&M University; G.J. Moridis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
0945-1010 181514 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility On the Exact Representation of Pressure Decay Tests: New Modeling and Experimental Data for Diffusivity Measurement in Gas - Oil/Bitumen Systems
R.R. Ratnakar, Shell Intl E&P, Inc.; B. Dindoruk, Shell International E&P Co.
1040-1105 181433 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Upscaling of Pore Connectivity Results from Lab-scale to Well-scale for Barnett and Haynesville Shale Play

D. Davudov, R. Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo, University of Oklahoma
1105-1130 181716 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Phase Behavior of Fluid Mixtures in a Partially Confined Space Y. Liu, H. Li, University of Alberta; R. Okuno, University of Texas At Austin
1130-1155 181624 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Nonuniform Fracture Aperture of Eagle Ford Outcrop Maps on Production Performance J. Sun, D.S. Schechter, Texas A&M University; Z. Rui, Independent Project Analysis
Alternate 181703 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Flow of Multicomponent Gases in Carbon-Based Organic Nanopores A. Takbiri-Borujeni, M. Kazemi, West Virginia University
Alternate 181543 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Universal Model Of Water Flow Through Nanopores In Unconventional Reservoirs: Relationships Between Slip, Wettability And Viscosity K. Wu, Z. Chen, J. Xu, Y. Hu, University of Calgary; J. Li, X. Dong, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; Y. Liu, M. Chen, Southwest Petroleum University
08:30 - 11:55
SS 03  The Way to Move Forward is to Look Back Sheikh Rashid A
Moderator(s) David A Curry - Baker Hughes Inc, Thomas Alwin Blasingame - Texas A&M University
Speaker(s) Kamel Bennaceur - International Energy Agency, Thomas Alwin Blasingame - Texas A&M University, J. C. Cunha - Consultant, Erdal Ozkan - Colorado School of Mines
How we see the future of any situation is often dictated by our past experiences. In times of rapid change, people define themselves and their careers by what they will NOT do. This session considers the present parlous state of the E&P industry and compares it with previous downturns. What lessons did we learn and should we have learnt from earlier crises? And what differences are there this time around, which could make different responses better? How can we best prepare for and manage a career in a time of economic uncertainty, rapid technical deployments, and a potentially catastrophic loss of knowledge and experience as people leave our industry through retirement and attrition? The goal of this session is to engage, empower, and inspire people to understand the past and present, and also to recognize and prepare for the technical and economic challenges of the future.
09:00 - 11:55
Soft Skills Session II: Strategic Tools for Career Success Al Multaqua Ballroom

Learn to prepare for unexpected events and manage the associated stress. Expand your ability to recognise and manage challenging problems. Develop skills in creativity and innovation to solve seemingly unsolvable problems, and think strategically about solutions. Develop system solutions knowing there is no ‘silver bullet’ solution in an ever-changing business cycle. Employ experiential learning techniques to develop technical competencies. Achieve balance through personal goal setting.  Realise personal growth will be achieved during the journey rather than upon reaching a pre-defined career destination. Develop skills to recognise the pitfalls of poor leadership, stay positive, and keep current with modern techniques.

Facilitators: Marinma Dorado (Spain), Behrooz Fattahi (USA), Ruben Caligari (Argentina)

09:00 - 11:55
Soft Skills Session I: Leadership Al Multaqua Ballroom

Effective leadership plays a crucial part of achieving results for which you strive. Learn about leadership styles for different situations, from the strategic big picture to the daily interactions at any level. Build key communications skills for you and your team. Get practical tips for leading meetings, setting objectives and improving team performance. Learn to give and receive feedback with more effective behaviours and actions, taking into account how adults best learn and retain information. Discover how a good/effective leader understands how their people communicate, what motivates them, and is able to adjust their communication and message to the audience.

Facilitators: Peggy Rijken (USA), Greg Solomon (Thailand), Roy P Borkhoche (Oman)

09:00 - 10:30
Regional Interest Special Session 2: How is Academia Managing in a Cyclic Environment? Sheikh Rashid B

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Human talent is any organisation’s most precious resource. Human talent differentiates exceptional organisations. Outstanding human talent begins with education. So, the key questions are: Does academia teach skill the upstream industry needs? How can academia support a cyclic industrial environment? To answer this question, both industry and academia first need to develop a long-term strategy that identifies key knowledge areas; as well as, the skills and experiences required to compete in the E&P business, irrespective of the ups and downs of the industry. Agreed upon knowledge areas enable academia to adapt curricula and resources to provide the best education. This will, in turn, empower graduates throughout their careers. This special session will explore the industry’s expectations of new graduates. What is needed from industry to help academia to meet these expectations?  How can the collaboration between industry and academia be optimised? Anyone involved in academic education, industrial training, or interested in human development, is invited to join this session.

09:00 - 10:30
Panel Session 2 - Project Management: Getting it Right Sheikh Maktoum B

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Oil and gas industry projects are some of the largest and most complex in the world. The complexity and scale of projects are on the rise requiring project managers to concurrently balance diverse challenges including: technical, organisational, political and local content considerations. Successful future project delivery cannot be left to chance and will require cross company project teams to have deep expertise and strong integration skills from early concept through delivery and start-up. In this panel session we will engage industry leaders with various perspectives on what it takes to get project management right for tomorrow’s projects.

09:00 - 12:00
Student Communication Workshop Onyx, Pearl, Emerald, Novotel

This workshop will give students the opportunity to work in a small group to hone their networking abilities, refine their communication skills, and build up a toolkit of essential knowledge for their careers ahead. Students will work in small groups to gain valuable insight into working in a truly global industry, from cultural implications to practical advice for the workplace.

09:30 - 16:30
10:10 - 10:40
11:00 - 12:30
Panel Session 3 - Boosting Efficiency in E&P Sheikh Maktoum B

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The recent decline of oil prices has had many implications for the hydrocarbons industry. In response, the industry has embraced value-over-volume mantra, prioritising profitability over the sheer increase in production volumes.

Many expensive hydrocarbons projects, worth USD 200 billion, have been cancelled or deferred—according to Ernst & Young consulting firm. Since the fourth quarter of 2014, several companies have announced CAPEX cuts ranging between 10% and 30%. In addition, we have seen consolidation (e.g. Shell-BG and Halliburton-Baker Hughes), portfolio optimisation (e.g. BP’s decision to divest USD 10 billion by end of 2015) and business model modification.

High cost is not a new industry issue; CAPEX and OPEX have been rising for more than a decade and this trend has been impacting all companies—IOCs, NOCs and service providers. For many companies, costs reached unsustainable levels, even at oil price of more than USD 100/barrel.

Enhancing efficiency is the biggest challenge of the industry; how to control costs and simultaneously ensure future production, especially considering that future production will be more difficult and more expensive. In the previous oil price downturns, the industry’s reaction was short-term, dismissing employees, cutting budgets and demanding discounts of suppliers. When prices went up again, those same companies went back to the status quo of high expenditure.

It is important to cut cost without overreacting. Instead of myopically focusing only on the one-off cost saving opportunities, the industry can and should take a strategic view of cost management and fundamentally reduce the cost base.

Many indications point that the time is ripe for oil & gas companies to rethink their spending and operating philosophies. To achieve efficiency enhancement objectives, companies can pull many levers such as innovation, standardization, organisational capability building, strategic cost management, operation optimisation and win-win partnerships across the value chain. In this panel, speakers will discuss how their organisations are addressing the challenge of efficiency enhancement. 

11:00 - 12:30
Regional Interest Special Session 3: Unconventional and Tight Gas Reservoirs Sheikh Rashid B

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Developing unconventional reservoirs has been the focus of the industry for more than a decade. This focus allowed for the advancement of drilling, completions, and stimulation technologies; which, in turn, helped make these plays more competitive with conventional reservoir developments. Innovation and efficiency have created cost optimisation and maintained environmental integrity. The key enablers for making these reservoirs profitable are the ability to drill, complete and stimulate at the lowest possible cost, while achieving the intended targets. This enablement was only possible with the development of targeted technologies and crafty contracting. Examples of targeted technologies include multi-stage fracturing techniques, horizontal drilling, data mining and interpretation, etc. On the other hand, short-term contracting and other non-traditional contracting practices minimised the exposure for both operators and service companies. This limited exposure has allowed the development of unconventional resources with less risk, and; therefore, at a reasonable cost.

The session will discuss some of the factors that enabled the emergence of unconventional developments and discuss means of keeping these developments ongoing under adverse market conditions.

12:00 - 16:00
Soft Skills Session IV: Strategic Planning

Learn how to develop a strategic plan, a resource loaded plan and a succession plan for a team, business unit, or enterprise. Discover how to balance the challenges of corporate and social responsibility in terms of sustainability, climate change, stakeholder management and stability in resource, reserves and production. Manage the levers of profitability, growth, people development and investment in the short-term and long-term time frame. Utilise scenarios to develop viable business plans, identifying the base business of the plan that remains no matter what the external world does, and the additional options that can be layered onto the plan.

Facilitators: Maxim Kotenev (UK), Oghogho “Ogee” Effiom (Nigeria), Narandja Milanovich (USA), Andrew Young (Australia), Jeronimo Paulo (Angola)

12:00 - 16:00
Soft Skills Session III: Marketable Team Skills

Become the team member that everyone wants to have on their team. Learn to join and integrate into a team, work successfully across geographical/cultural barriers and apply your skills to influence without authority. Practice having difficult conversations with direct reports, peers or leaders. Build relationships by making and keeping meaningful connections. Address narcissism (the “dark side” of leadership), and learn how to work with narcissist leaders in a constructive manner. Learn techniques for better networking, building relationships and showing commitment. Recognise the contributions that team members with language skills, computer proficiencies, and other transferable skills bring to the team.

Facilitators: Joseph Echendu (Nigeria), Robert S. Balch (USA), Lori Dalrymple (Austria)

12:00 - 13:30
Student Awards Luncheon Bubble Lounge, Dubai World Trade Centre
Ticketed Event

A three course luncheon for students in which SPE will honour the outstanding student chapters, PetroBowl winners, and scholarship and fellowship recipients. Please note that this is a ticketed event.

12:00 - 13:30
12:15 - 13:45
Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Topical Luncheon

Wellbore Surveying for Reservoir Value

Come hear how the latest Survey Management techniques can add value to your reservoir assets and drilling plans. How can you reduce Uncertainty, and where does it make sense to apply techniques such as Multi-Station Analysis, BHA Sag Corrections, and In Field Referencing? How will Remote Operations impact your well position? Industry experts will show local field examples, and answer your questions

14:00 - 15:30
Regional Interest Special Session 4: Human Capital and the Impact of Low Oil Prices Sheikh Rashid B

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Over the last several decades, the oil and gas industry strived to provide the world with energy. Leveraging human capital, through established processes and methods, ensured outstanding operation execution, with an emphasis on safety and environmental protection.  In the current downturn, operating and service companies face greater challenges in managing costs and stakeholders expectations. To maintain their financial position in the market place and deliver optimum returns to investors, companies downsized their headcount substantially. However, this action has an adverse effect on the industry image and will impact the ability to attract talent in the future.

The panel will address several questions, such as:

  • E&P Recruiting process: How companies are impacted? How graduates are impacted?
  • How can the E&P industry be seen to offer career opportunities to new graduates?
  • Do talented graduates see the opportunity for a sustainable, long-term career in the oil and gas industry?
  • What is the role of academia in the recruiting process? What is the impact of losing new talent to other industries?
  • What training and development can be done, under current market conditions?
  • Talent gap: Is it getting worse?
  • How does the industry retain its best talent?
14:00 - 15:30
Panel Session 4 - Collaboration 2.0: Reinventing the E&P Industry Sheikh Maktoum B

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Collaboration 2.0 talks about new ways to collaborate, helping reinvent the E&P industry to become safer, more efficient, more sustainable and more capable to face its technical and financial challenges. With the current downturn in oil prices, the concepts associated with the spirit of Collaboration 2.0 are imperative to improve performance and maximise value creation throughout the value chain. In this context, the panel will address how to structure and conduct projects more effectively, creating a shared vision and a pathway to achieve desired results, providing team members with the right collaboration tools and technologies to really leverage the very best each partner can provide.

In order to support the discussion in a more tangible way, the example of a successful JV that encompasses the philosophy of Collaboration 2.0 will be explored in this panel. The case study will be based on the Libra Block, a deep-water mega-field in the Brazilian pre-salt awarded under the first production sharing contract in Brazil. The Libra consortium is composed by 5 large oil & gas companies (3 NOCs and 2 IOCs) and a government representative (PPSA), having Petrobras as the Operator. The speakers will present the concepts, processes and methodologies applied to leverage collaboration throughout the several critical steps of the project in order to maximise the JV value creation for stakeholders and for society. 

14:00 - 17:00
28  Flow Assurance Ajman D
Session Chairpersons Cem Sarica - University of Tulsa, He Zhang - Ryder Scott Company
Studies and model was conducted to address flow assurances challenges including replacement of platform, sand erosion, leak points in gas pipelines, and flow assurance strategy and economics.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181604 Projects, Facilities & Construction Multiphase Forces on Bends - Large Scale 6” Experiments
S. Belfroid, E.D. Nennie, TNO; M. Lewis, Xodus group
1425-1450 181271 Projects, Facilities & Construction Sand Fines Erosion and Asset Integrity Management of Deepwater Gas Facilities: Effect of Liquid Loading H.J. Subramani, L.D. Rhyne, Chevron Energy Technology Company; P.K. Gonuguntla, V.J. Subramani, D. Vedapuri, Tridiagonal Solutions Inc
1450-1515 181487 Projects, Facilities & Construction A Semi-Mechanistic Model for Predicting Sand Erosion Threshold Velocities in Gas and Multiphase Flow Production
S.A. Shirazi, B.S. McLaury, H. Arabnejad Khanouki, University of Tulsa
1545-1610 181527 Projects, Facilities & Construction A New Model to Evaluate Two Leak Points in a Gas Pipeline G. Han, University of Petroleum China Beijing; Z. Rui, Independent Project Analysis Inc.; H. Zhang, Ryder Scott Company, L.P.; L. Kegang, University of North Dakota
1610-1635 181296 Projects, Facilities & Construction Scaling Deposition Behavior In Sieve Tubes Of Produced Water Filter In Polymer Flooding
Z. Wang, Northeast Petroleum University; J. Li, Daqing Oilfield Co. Ltd.; X. Yu, Northeast Petroleum University; M. Wang, X. Le, Daqing Oilfield Company Limited; T. Yu, University of Western Australia
1635-1700 181560 Projects, Facilities & Construction A Pigging Model for Wax Removal in Pipes Q. Huang, W. Wang, W. Li, Y. Ren, F. Zhu, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)
14:00 - 17:00
29  Production Optimization: Innovate, Integrate, Implement ( I³) Abu Dhabi A
Session Chairpersons Ajay Kumar - ONGC Videsh Ltd, Radhakrishnan Karantharath - TGT Oilfield Services
This session presents the fusion of Innovation, Integration and Implementation (I³ ) of New technologies for production enhancement. The subjects include ESP operation, Hallite deposition to full field optimization.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 Tumbling Oil Prices: Challenges for sustainability S.K. Moitra, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.
1425-1450 181356 Reservoir Description & Dynamics First Flowline Scale Inspection in Ghawar Field Using a Robust Infrared Technology Offers a Reliable and Cost Effective Approach A.A. Al-Ghamdi, Saudi Aramco; I.M. Zefzafy, M.H. Al-Malki, Saudi Aramco SAOO; A.A. Mulhim, Saudi Aramco
1450-1515 181284 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Assuring Optimum Production and Enhanced Operational Efficiency through Transient Simulation: A Case Study in North Kuwait Jurassic Fields M.N. Al-Sharad, Kuwait Oil Company; R. Prakash, C. Trudvang, Schlumberger; N. Al- Mai, A.A. Hajjeyah, A. Al-failakawi, Kuwait Oil Company
1545-1610 181735 Drilling Prevention of Halite Formation and Deposition in Horizontal Wellbores: A Muli-Basin Developmental Study J.M. Hebert, J. Leasure, P. Saldungaray, CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
1610-1635 181423 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Well Trajectory on Liquid Removal in Horizontal Gas Wells R. Brito, Colorado School of Mines; E. Pereyra, C. Sarica, University of Tulsa
1635-1700 181372 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Nested Optimization - A Practical Approach Delivering Increased Production Opportunities to BP
P. Hadjipieris, Petroleum Experts Ltd.; S.R. Bishop, BP Exploration Co. Ltd.
Alternate 181737 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Sand Management and Erosion Prediction Models for Oil and Gas Applications
- Experimental and Numerical Validation Studies

E. Gharaibah, Y. Zhang, GE Oil & Gas - Subsea Systems/Flow Assurance
14:00 - 17:00
30  Portfolio Management, Process Optimization & Economics Al Ain J
Session Chairpersons Leon Beugelsdijk - Shell Global Solutions International BV, Majed Ayed Al-Suwailem - Saudi Arabian Chevron Inc
Oil and gas companies are challenged to manage their investment portfolios and make solid economic and investment decisions given current volatile oil prices and other factors. The session will cover many papers and case studies in portfolio optimization.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181424 Production & Operations Enabling Expected Value Economics Thinking within a Capital Budget Constrained E&P Portfolio
A. Adejumo, Halliburton; J. De Jesus, Palantir; M. Yorro, Forum Energy Technologies
1425-1450 181632 Production & Operations Visualizing Portfolio Tradeoffs With Perceptually Accurate Self-Organizing Maps K. Kostuik, Y. Mu, Charlotte Software Systems; M. El-Beltagy, A. Naiem, Cairo University
1450-1515 181712 Production & Operations A Model for Optimizing Energy Investments and Policy under Uncertainty H.A. Al Ahmadi, Saudi Aramco; D.A. McVay, Texas A&M University
1545-1610 181385 Production & Operations An Innovative Management Approach for Fast Track Field Development T.J. Mata, Pacific Exploration & Production
1610-1635 181430 Improved Framework for Measuring the Magnitude and Impact of Biases in Project Evaluation M.K. AlArfaj, D. McVay, Texas A&M University
14:00 - 17:00
31  Completion Case Studies Al Ain A
Session Chairpersons Michael Thomas Hecker - ExxonMobil Development Co., Nicholas Jacob Clem - Baker Hughes Inc
This session presents case histories highlighting innovative completion diagnostics and practices in well testing, sand control and stimulation operations.
Time Paper # Presentation
0200-0225 181715 Drilling Completion Design Production Case Study in the Duvernay Shale Formation J.D. Thomson, FracKnowledge; T.T. Leshchyshyn, Fracturing Horizontal Well Com
0225-1450 181557 Drilling Pushing the Completion Design Envelope in Ultra-Deepwater - Design, Installation, and Performance of Deep High Pressure Completions - A Case History of the Gunflint Development, Offshore Gulf of Mexico J. Sanford, Sanford Engineering; J.C. Healy, Healy Energy; T.S. Hopper, Noble Energy Inc.; J. Fink, Consultant; L. Grammer, Noble Energy Inc.; J. Koy, Noble Energy Inc; J. Perroux, I. Magin, Noble Energy Inc.; K. Williams, Healy Energy; T. Seeley, Noble Energy
1450-1515 181441 Production & Operations Evaluation of Completion Practices in the STACK Using Completion Diagnostics and Production Analysis. C.W. Senters, ProTechnics; S. Van Sickle, Chaparral Energy; D. Snyder, Packers Plus Energy Services Inc
1545-1610 181265 Drilling Intervention-less Multi-Zone Lower Completion Tools - A Case Study
E. Murdoch, B. Robertson, Weatherford Completion Systems; C. Munro, Weatherford UK Ltd.; A. Edwards, Weatherford; B. Ghaempanah, NAM; C. Loonstra, Shell; K.P. Kimmitt, Shell Canada Ltd.; S. Rahman, Shell; E.R. Bakker, Nederlandse Aardolie Mij. BV
1610-1635 181403 Drilling Advanced Inflow Control Device in Horizontal Well Extends Economic Field Life: A Case Study and Technological Overview S.N. Jalan, R.K. Kotecha, N.H. Gazi, S.H. Al-Sabea, A.F. Bu-Qurais, M.S. AL-Azmi, N.B. Alhouti, Kuwait Oil Company
14:00 - 17:00
32  Zonal Isolation Technologies - Delivering Dependable Barriers Dubai C
Session Chairpersons Thomas Heinold - Saudi Aramco PE&D EXPEC ARC, Robert Lee Dillenbeck - Chevron Corporation
Providing effective zonal isolation is becoming increasingly complex in today’s wellbore environments. This session addresses novel cementing technology, successful cementing practices and case studies that can help deliver competent and dependable barriers in the wellbore.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181272 Drilling New Diblock Copolymers as Fluid Loss Additive for High Temperature
Cementing
A. Cadix, Solvay Novecare; J.D. Wilson, Solvay; C. Phan, L. Villafane, J. Gomez, W. Bzducha, A. Feuillette, Solvay Novecare; C. Poix-Davaine, Solvay; K. Thant, T. Nelson, Solvay Novecare
1425-1450 181384 Drilling The Use of Temperature-Triggered Polymers to Seal Cement Voids and Fractures in Wells A. Dahi Taleghani, G. Li, M. Moayedi, Louisiana State University
1450-1515 181347 Drilling Development and Rheological Characterization of Suspension of Hollow Glass Beads (Liquid Beads)
S. Lumsden, J. Singh, R.G. Morgan, G. Hundt, Halliburton
1545-1610 181364 Drilling Influencing Factors of the Microstructure and Macroscopic Performance of Foamed Cement

X. Pang, J.P. Singh, W. Cuello Jimenez, Halliburton; A.C. Prince, Formerly Halliburton
1610-1635 181512 Drilling Development of Permeability and Mechanical Properties of Class G Cement from Slurry to Set

R.L. Maharidge, A. Bottiglieri, S.S. Dighe, A. Holley, H. Zhang, A. Koch, Baker Hughes Inc
1635-1700 181346 Drilling To the Barricades! Using a Self-Assembled Wall to Protect Ordinary Portland Cement from Acidic Corrosion.
M.A. Vorderbruggen, Baker Hughes Inc; S. Bryant, Baker Hughes; M. Wilson, Currently unemployed
Alternate 181426 Drilling Geopolymer Composites as Efficient and Economical Plugging Materials in Peanuts Price Oil Market S. Salehi, University of Oklahoma; N. Ali, SPE; M. Khattak, H. Rizvi, University of Louisiana
Alternate 181619 Drilling Self-Sealing Isn’t Just for Cracks: Recent Advance in Sour Well Protection E. Sevilla Dieguez, SPE; A. Bottiglieri, M.A. Vorderbruggen, Baker Hughes Inc; Y. Saeed, Baker Hughes
Alternate 181504 Drilling Reducing Cementing Blend Complexity: A Single Biopolymer Capable of Replacing Multiple Cement Additives

M.A. Vorderbruggen, Baker Hughes Inc; S. Bryant, Baker Hughes
14:00 - 17:00
33  Fracturing Performance Abu Dhabi B
Session Chairpersons Ali Daneshy - Daneshy Consultants Intl., Ahmed Al-Shueili - BP Exploration
This section includes a number of new and exciting topics for enhancing well performance in hydraulic fracturing. These include re-fracturing horizontal wells, use of fiber optics for real-time fracture diagnosis, microseismic mapping, and applications of reservoir engineering.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181676 Drilling Evaluating and Optimizing Refracs - What the Diagnostics are Telling Us
R.S. Leonard, R.A. Woodroof, C.W. Senters, T. Wood, ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories; S. Drylie, Core Laboratories
1425-1450 181506 Production & Operations Pushing to the Extreme - Microseismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing in a HP/HT Horizontal Well in the Sultanate of Oman

A.P. Briner, Petroleum Development Oman; S.V. Nadezhdin, M.E. Gihani, T. Al-Wadhani, Schlumberger; Y. El-Taha, O. Harrasi, Petroleum Development Oman; S.K. Kelkar, Schlumberger
1450-1515 181654 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Source Parameters Of Repeating Microseismic Events During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations K. Chao, G.A. Prieto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; J. Du, Total E&P Research & Technology USA LLC
1545-1610 181670 Drilling Lessons Learned from the First Application of Fiber Optic Monitoring and Cemented Coiled Tubing Enabled Multistage Fracturing Sleeves for Real-Time Monitoring of Stimulation Treatments and Post Frac Production L. Castro, E. Lee, C. Elliott, J.J. Howard, Baker Hughes Inc
1610-1635 181593 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Simple Unified Pressure Transient Analysis Method for Fractured Waterflood Injectors and Minifracs in Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation
P. Van den Hoek, Shell Global Solutions
1635-1700 181516 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Why Refracturing Works and Under What Conditions H. Asala, M. Ahmadi, A. Dahi Taleghani, Louisiana State University
Alternate 181602 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Enhancing the Understanding of Hydraulically Fractured Well Performance in Gas Fields Using Production-History Matching-Case Studies

S.A. Waheed, I.G. Brohi, Z. Rahim, A.M. Omair, Saudi Aramco PE&D; J. Pacheco, Halliburton
Alternate 181383 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Multifunctional Fracturing Additives as Flowback Aids

Z. Yue, Y. Peng, K. He, L. Xu, Halliburton
14:00 - 17:00
34  New Techniques in Reservoir Surveillance and Wellbore Monitoring Sharjah D
Session Chairpersons Annie Audibert-Hayet - Total S.A., Alejandro Daniel Primera Navarro - Primera Reservoir Ltd
This session will discuss the cutting edge technology and innovative workflows use in different part of the world to survey wells and reservoir performance. Papers presented in this section will cover topics such as innovative tools to estimate petrophysical parameters, and the use of new methodologies to describe waterflood efficiency in different types of reservoir using the conventional techniques such as transient analysis. Additional papers use statistical learning techniques such as neural networks to describe: geological process that can affect the reservoir performance and pressure-rate communication through wells in the same reservoir.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181675 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Using an Innovative Tool System to Estimate In-situ Permeability and Pressure at Multiple Targets in a Monitoring Well in Permian Basin
L. Zhan, P.S. Fair, Shell International E&P Co.; R.J. Dombrowski, Shell; E.N. Quint, Shell Exploration & Production Co; R. Cao, Shell Oil Co.
1425-1450 181333 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Leveraging Single Phase Characteristics of Water Injectors to Optimize Reservoir Pressure Surveillance S.A. Bangkong, N.M. Hajri, M. Ajmi, F.M. Al-Subaie, Saudi Aramco SAOO
1450-1515 181473 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Use of Transient Tests to Monitor Progress of Flooding in IOR / EOR Operations
M.M. Kamal, Chevron; C. Tian, Stanford University; F. Suleen, Chevron
1545-1610 181317 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Automated Surveillance and Diagnostic Workflow for the Management of Water Production in Naturally-Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs

Y. Cinar, M. Shehab, Saudi Aramco; M.M. Dallag, A.A. Jama, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
1610-1635 181710 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Interpretation and Analysis of Transient Sandface and Wellbore Temperature Data M. Onur, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi; G. Ulker, S. Kocak, Istanbul Technical University; I.M. Gok, Schlumberger
1635-1700 181300 Production & Operations Surface Web Balance Method: A Neural Network-based Approach to Mitigate Subsidence in Diatomites Coupling Surface Deformation and Injection/Production Data C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; A. Tiwari, Pioneer Exploration LLC; S.S. Aktas, Turkish Petroleum; D. Putra, Rafflesia Energy; A. Suhag, University of Southern California; H. Kirmaci, Turkish Petroleum; K. Balaji, R. Ranjith, University of Southern California; S. Tahir, ADNOC; F. Aminzadeh, University of Southern California; C. Yegin, Texas A&M University
14:00 - 17:00
35  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Mechanisms Al Ain B
Session Chairpersons Hemant Ashok Phale - Chevron ETC, Luis Felipe Ayala - Pennsylvania State University
This session covers theoretical studies and field applications of various EOR techniques. Topics include viscosity and wettability alterations, heavy oil reservoirs, CO2 injection, polymer flooding, waterflood optimization, and incremental recovery from liquid rich shale reservoirs.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181729 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Design and Implementation of the First CO2-EOR Demonstration Project in Saudi Arabia
S.L. Kokal, M.L. Sanni, Saudi Aramco PE&D EXPEC ARC; A.A. Alhashboul, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1425-1450 181612 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A New Automated Algorithm for Designing the Optimal Single-Well-Chemical-Tracer(SWCT) Tests at Various Reservoir Conditions R. Khaledialidusti, J. Kleppe, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
1450-1515 181470 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Multiphase Analytics in a High Water-Cut Environment G.R. Gannaway, Apache Corporation; M.H. Ibrahim, Apache Corp.
1545-1610 181685 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Estimation of Inter-Well Connections in Waterflood under Uncertainty for Application to Continuous Waterflood Optimization of Large Middle-Eastern Carbonate Reservoirs X. Zhai, T. Wen, S.F. Matringe, Quantum Reservoir Impact LLC
1610-1635 181471 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Further Discuss the Roles of Soaking Time and Pressure Depletion Rate in Gas Huff-n-Puff Process in Fractured Liquid-rich Shale Reservoirs Y. Yu, L. Li, J.J. Sheng, Texas Tech University
1635-1700 181563 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Successful Identification of Cold Oil Steamflood Development Projects
A.S. Popa, Chevron Corporation; J. Woolford, Chevron; S.D. Cassidy, Chevron Corporation
Alternate 181499 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Interpretation of the Performance Results of a Polymer Flood Pilot in the Tambaredjo Oil Field, Suriname E. Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada Inc.; K.P. Moe Soe Let, K. Bhoendie, W.R. Paidin, Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname NV; S. Jong-A-Pin, Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V.
Alternate 181298 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility The Potential of CuO Nanoparticles to Reduce Viscosity and Alter Wettability at Oil- Wet and Water- Wet Rocks in Heavy Oil Reservoir


M. Tajmiri, M. Ehsani, Isfahan University of Technology
14:00 - 17:00
36  Salinity and Nano Particles, Impact on Displacement Efficiency Al Ain F
Session Chairpersons Mehdi Matt Matt Honarpour - BHP Billiton, Reza Reza Fassihi - BHP Billiton
This session focusses on low salinity displacement processes including Low Salinity brine injection with nano particles/ nano fluids, their interaction with carbonates and sandstone formations and their effect on wettability alteration and asphaltene stability.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181386 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Low Salinity Flooding (LSF) in Sandstones at Pore Scale: Micro-model Development and Investigation
W. Bartels, Utrecht University; H. Mahani, S. Berg, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.; R.J. Menezes, Delft University of Technology; J. van der Hoeven, Utrecht University; A. Fadili, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
1425-1450 181285 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Nanoparticles Adsorption, Straining and Detachment Behavior and Its Effects on Permeability of Berea Cores: Analytical Model and Lab Experiments W. Wang, China University of Petroleum (East China); B. Yuan, University of Oklahoma; Y. Su, China University of Petroleum (East China); K. Wang, Coven Energy LLC.; M. Jiang, China University of Petroleum (East China); R. Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo, University of Oklahoma; R. Rui, IPA
1450-1515 181700 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Wettability Alteration with Brine Composition in High Temperature Carbonate Rocks S. Chandrasekhar, H. Sharma, K.K. Mohanty, The University of Texas At Austin
1545-1610 181641 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Environment-Friendly Colloidal Nanoparticles for Stabilizing Clays Within Subterranean Formations

D.K. Agrawal, O.V. Kuznetsov, R. Suresh, J. Welch, V.N. Khabashesku, Baker Hughes Inc
1610-1635 181706 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Effect of Brine Concentration on Asphaltene Stability A.B. Demir, H. Bilgesu, West Virginia University; B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
1635-1700 181392 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Enhanced Oil Recovery by Combined Nanofluid and Low Salinity Water Flooding in Multi-layer Heterogeneous Reservoirs B. Yuan, R. Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo, D. Zheng, University of Oklahoma
Alternate 181309 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Pore Scale Investigation of Wettability Effect on Waterflood Performance



P. Mohammadmoradi, A. Kantzas, University of Calgary
Alternate 181390 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Optimization of Controlled Salinity Waterflooding in Carbonates D.A. Al Mahrouqi, Imperial College; J. Vinogradov, Imperial College London - Now at University of Aberdeen; M.D. Jackson, Imperial College
14:00 - 15:45
SS 04  Developing a Nationally Diverse and Competent Workforce for the Oil & Gas Industry Sheikh Rashid A
Moderator(s) Roland L Moreau - SPE VP Finance
Speaker(s) Pierre Bismuth - Sr. Advisor H.R., Accenture Strategy Upstream, Juan Antonio Montes - Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd, Mohammed Al Hosani - Program Director, Emirates Foundation
Diversity efforts in our industry should not fluctuate with oil price as they unfortunately tend to. Building cultural diversity combined with gender diversity is a long term initiative requiring leadership conviction and perseverance. What is called development of local content has been and still is the most urgent and crucial objective for the industry as it has to do with: (1) Improving the ability of the education system and of the universities to deliver continuously well-educated engineers and technicians. (2) Increasing the commitment of O&G companies and the whole supply chain associated with the O&G business to hire and develop men and women from the country. Research shows that Out of 10 jobs created by the O&G industry 9 are in the supply chain. (3) Accelerate efforts to develop local talents to a level of autonomy. This requires coordinated actions and investments from the O&G sectors to use best in class training technology. Research shows that huge efficiency gains could be achieved in this field. (4) Get O&G companies to adopt a farmer approach as opposed to a poacher approach and use regulations to encourage companies to develop young talents from universities, vocational schools and high schools. It is proven good for the companies, for the industry and for the country. (5) Open to local talents international opportunities to avoid having their career in O&G sector limited and to allow them to reach highest level of responsibility in their own company. Women are a natural extension and enrichment of the talent pool. As Companies progress in integrating women in their workforce they will discover that it is the best way to keep the company culture and image up to date with our times and to access the best men and women talents.
14:00 - 17:00
SS 05  Managing the Oil Industry Cycles: Employee, Students, and Employer Perspective Sheikh Rashid C
Moderator(s) Medhat M. Kamal - Chevron ETC
Speaker(s) Janeen Judah - 2017 SPE President, Amed Toukhy - Schlumberger, Hosnia Ahmed Hashim - Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co, Alfred Daniel Hill - Texas A&M University, Peter White - Weatherford
The Oil and Gas industry has seen its share of ups and downs. The SPE Talent Taskforce will hold a panel discussion to assist SPE members and employers on how to navigate uncertain market conditions. Panelists will share their experiences of past industry cycles and what they have learned from these cycles and will address the employee, students and employer perspective. The panelists will leverage their vast industry experience and will share tips, tricks and skillsets that are important to the employee to weather the cyclic nature of the industry, and will address what employers can do to protect the talented skill pool from the industry cycle.
14:30 - 18:00
Career Pathway Fair with Career Breakout Sessions Sheikh Maktoum A, Dubai World Trade Centre

Meet with specialists from multiple disciplines within the oil and gas industry to gain insight into what different career paths are out there, how they fit into the industry and what it is really like working in a particular discipline. The event will provide an opportunity for students, recent graduates and young professionals to speak with experienced individuals working in different career paths in an informal environment.

15:00 - 18:00
MENA RSOC Meet Sapphire - 1st floor, DWTC Novotel

This meeting is for Middle East and North Africa Section Officers. (By invitation only).

15:15 - 15:45
18:00 - 20:00
Young Member Reception Al Multaqua Ballroom, Dubai World Trade Centre

Come and meet with young members from all over the world at this reception. This reception will include an interactive networking exercise and is open to students, recent graduates and young professionals.

18:30 - 22:00
Annual Reception and Awards Banquet JW Marriott Marquis

Join us to celebrate the noteworthy accomplishments of SPE members and the oil and gas industry. The Annual Awards Banquet recognises significant contributions of our members to the industry, to SPE, and to the greater community. Prior to the banquet, attendees are invited to gather for a reception in the Dubai Ballroom Foyer.

Wednesday, September 28

07:00 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
08:00 - 15:00
Key Club

The KEY Club is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members.

08:00 - 16:00
Energy 4 Me — High School Student STEM Event

The Energy4me student workshop targets high school students (grade 10 to grade 12). The programme will include expert speakers, hands-on activities, and an exhibition/technology tour. Students can use these opportunities to learn about emerging technology in the petroleum industry, career opportunities, or how energy makes an impact on our everyday lives.

08:30 - 11:55
37  Competency and Professionalism in a Changing Industry Ajman D
Session Chairpersons Nestor F Saavedra - Ecopetrol-ICP, William S Fiffick - Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd.
Given the loss of senior technical professionals, how will earlier retirements and cost cutting change the demographic profile of our industry? How will these unfavorable conditions lead to changes in the experience profile? How will these changes accelerate the "Big Crew Change" in the industry? In this session authors will discuss some of the strategies for competency and professional development in today’s challenging market and offer thoughts to manage through the downturn as well as preparing for the future.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181370 Production & Operations An Effective Utilization of Internal Resources, a Cost Intensive Approach to Develop Technical Competencies of Subsurface Manpower E.H. Al-Daihani, A.K. Nandi, S.M. Razaa, Kuwait Oil Company
0855-0920 181537 Production & Operations An Innovative Partnership to Develop an Oman Based Pressure Pumping Company M.R. Hogan, Hogan Energy, Inc; R.B. Willis, Universal Well Services Inc.
0920-0945 181564 Production & Operations Managing Competency in a Low Oil Price Environment - SPE Offers an Expanded Competency Management Tool to its Members... A. Jain, Asset Management Solutions Inc; B.R. Donohue, IHRDC
0945-1010 181576 Production & Operations Graduate Employability: Key Challenges and Possible Solutions

O.A. Afolayan, Shell Nigeria E&P Co. Ltd.
1040-1105 181648 Production & Operations Implementing Various Tactics to Overcome the Effects of the Big Crew Change P.D. Kamble, Independent Consultant; P.S. Bagga, MIT, Pune; R. Kakade, MIT Pune
1105-1130 181665 Drilling A Novel Method of Knowledge Transfer in Challenging Times N. Nunoo, National Oilwell Varco Downhole Tools Division
1130-1155 181281 Production & Operations Leading Oil and Gas Into the Future A.G. Babey, Weatherford; N. Hagel, C. Montilla, R. Robins, C. Harris, University of Colorado Denver
Alternate 181594 Production & Operations Accelerating the Learning Curve of Next Generation Exploration and Production Workforce through Smart Data and Knowledge Environment R.D. Mohan, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd
08:30 - 11:55
38  New Applications of Advanced Analytics in Well, Reservoir and Facilities Management Abu Dhabi A
Session Chairpersons Carol Michelle Piovesan - APO Offshore, Detlef Hohl - Shell Intl. E&P BV
Papers in this session focus on low cost, rapid means of improving efficiency and effectiveness, especially in a small workforce and extremely price-challenged environment. Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies have come of age as enablers of smarter well and reservoir management tools. Sifting through much larger amounts of data than humans can, and applying learning and inference skills borrowed from human thinking, these technologies complement human expertise in advanced well and reservoir management tasks. This session will look at critical case studies from implementation programs, emerging techniques and intelligent applications of advanced analytics modeling enabled by large-scale, high-dimensional data streams, to enhance value across exploration, production, and operations.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181578 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Reservoir Characterization using Fuzzy Kriging and Deep Learning Neural Networks
M.M. Korjani, University of Southern California (PTE); A.S. Popa, Chevron Corporation; E.F. Grijalva, Chevron North America E&P; S.D. Cassidy, Chevron Corporation; I. Ershaghi, University of Southern California
0855-0920 181435 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Machine Learning Approach for Irregularity Detection in Dynamic Operating Conditions
M. Sidahmed, BP America Production Company; R.S. Bailey, BP Exploration Operating Company
0920-0945 181682 Production & Operations A
SMART framework for contextualization of Drilling Data for supporting Drilling
Workflows
S. Arumugam, Infosys; S. Gupta, Infosys Limited; S. Rajan, R. Ranajn, Infosys LTD
0945-1010 181510 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Applying Big Data Analytics to Detect, Diagnose, and Prevent Impending Failures in Electric Submersible Pumps S. Gupta, L.A. Saputelli, Frontender Corporation; M. Nikolaou, University of Houston
1040-1105 181521 Production & Operations Integrated Gas Development Planning in Southern Iraq
A.A. Karnik, A. Gupta, M. Wharton, H. Henry, Shell Exploration & Production International
Alternate 181388 Production & Operations Approach towards Establishing Unified Petroleum Data Analytics Environment to Enable Data Driven Operations Decisions R.D. Mohan, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd
08:30 - 11:55
39  Unconventional Reservoir Engineering: Pushed it to the limit and beyond Al Ain J
Session Chairpersons Fabian Vera - CDEUS, Margaretha Catharina M Rijken - Chevron Corporation
A paramount technical session to learn and discover engineering aspects in tight and shale reservoirs. From analytical modeling in nano-porous media and micro-seismic integration to multiple techniques in rate transient analysis, you are guaranteed to get applicable knowledge from all around the world. We also revise effective application of current decline curves techniques to improve your confidence handling these reservoirs. Evaluation of stimulation effectiveness and novel conceptual models in pressure and production for shale gas, experimental studies in gas-liquid-coal are topics this session will cover.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181255 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Anomalous Diffusion Approach and Field Application for Fractured Nano-porous Reservoirs A.A. Albinali, E. Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines
0855-0920 181699 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Compositional Rate Transient Analysis in Liquid-Rich Shale Reservoirs N.S. Alharthy, Shell International E&P Co.; T. Teklu, H. Kazemi, R.M. Graves, Colorado School of Mines
0920-0945 181567 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Analytical Study of Flowing and In-situ Compositions in Unconventional Liquid Rich Plays M. Zhang, The Pennsylvania State University; L.F. Ayala, Pennsylvania State University
0945-1010 181488 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Rate-Transient Analysis for Multistage Fractured Horizontal Wells in Conventional and Unconventional Homogenous and Naturally Fractured Reservoirs F.J. Kuchuk, K.L. Morton, D. Biryukov, Schlumberger
1040-1105 181766 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility An Innovative Approach to Model Two-Phase Flowback of Shale Gas Wells with Complex Fracture Networks R. Yang, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; Z. Huang, China University of Petroleum ,Beijing; G. Li, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; W. Yu, Texas A&M University; K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin; S. Tian, X. Song, M. Sheng, China University of Petroleum,Beijing
1105-1130 181568 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Study of Gas-Liquid-Coal Three-Phase Flow in Undulating Horizontal Wellbore G. Han, University of Petroleum China Beijing; Z. Pan, CSIRO; H. Zhang, Ryder Scott Company, L.P.; K. Ling, University of North Dakota; C. Teodoriu, University of Oklahoma MPGE
1130-1155 181536 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Effective Applications of Extended Exponential Decline Curve Analysis to both Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs H. Zhang, E.T. Nelson, D.R. Olds, Ryder Scott Company, L.P.; D.C. Rietz, Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants; J. Lee, Texas A&M University
08:30 - 11:55
40  Completion Optimization Al Ain A
Session Chairpersons Junichi Sugiura - Drill & Comp, Samyak Jain - Dunefront Limited
highlights innovative approaches to improve well performance and reduced well costs. The papers include completion optimization case histories and the use of diagnostic tools and data analysis to optimize completion efficiency.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181659 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Completion Quality Classes to Characterize Basin Complexity: New Framework to Incorporate Localized and Regional Reservoir Heterogeneity into Field Exploration and Development Optimization
M.N. Gurmen, C.N. Fredd, T. Batmaz, S.D. Kurniadi, O. Al Zeidi, K.T. Kanneganti, G. Nasreldin, S. Khan, R. Tineo, S.K. Subbiah, Schlumberger
0855-0920 181457 Drilling A Spirit of Change Sweeps the Denver-Julesberg Basin: Lowering $/BOE Using A Novel Completion Strategy
M. Owens, J. Silva, M.C. Volkmar, Extraction Oil & Gas; B. Poppel, J. Siegel, J.A. Losacano, L. Weijers, Liberty Oilfield Services
0920-0945 181540 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improved Field Recovery and Drilling Costs in Agiba Using ESP Reversed Y-Tool Dump-Flood Solution M.A. Alkady, A. Seliem, Agiba Petroleum Company; A. Omar Nabih, I.H. Ginawi, A.B. Alagouza, H.T. Abdelmotaal, K. Botros, Schlumberger
0945-1010 181288 Drilling Overcoming Challenges, Improving Understanding, and Optimizing Liner Deployment in Long Laterals
K. Mathisen, T. Sorheim, Trican Completion Solution AS; T. Koloy, Trican Completion Solutions; N.C. Decker, Hess Corp.
1040-1105 181273 Drilling Big Data Yields Completion Optimization: Using Drilling Data to Optimize CompletionEfficiency in a Low Permeability Formation L.V. Lehman, Frac Diagnostics, LLC; K. Jackson, Endurance Resources LLC; B. Noblett, Quantico Energy Solutions
1105-1130 181721 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Using Completion Diagnostics in Uinta Basin Vertical Wells to Reduce Completion Costs and Identify Horizontal Well Targets C. Ramos, ProTechnics; C. Dineen, J. Kolla, Crescent Point Energy Corp
1130-1155 181717 Drilling Rapid And Accurate Diagnosis Of Well Performance Through Integrated Microseismic Analysis S. Kashikar, MicroSeismic Inc.; S. Jeffries, PetroQuest Energy LLC; H. Shojaei, MicroSeismic Inc.
Alternate 181658 Drilling Mississippi Canyon Gulf of Mexico Frac Pack Case Histories and the Importance of Proppant Tracing and Gravel Pack Logging J. Sanford, Sanford Engineering; T.S. Hopper, Noble Energy Inc.; J. Fink, Consultant; R.A. Woodroof, Protechnics; A. Darnley, Core Laboratories; M. Peacher, Protechnics
08:30 - 11:55
41  Drilling Technology Innovations Dubai C
Session Chairpersons Keith Wilson Lynch - ConocoPhillips Co, Michael Ross Wells - GE Oil & Gas
This session showcases advances in well design, execution and optimization through calculations and modeling techniques and the use and design of innovative downhole tools, all contributing to improvements in drilling efficiency and efficacy.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181381 Drilling 3D Downhole Drilling Automation based on Minimum Well Profile Energy M.K. Mittal, University of Houston; R. Samuel, Halliburton
0855-0920 181491 Drilling Deconvolution of Vibrational Data to Reduce the Ambiguity in Downhole Tool Failure V. Lakhanpal, Unniversity of Houston; R. Samuel, Halliburton
0920-0945 181413 Drilling Using Turbine Technology to Run Casing, Liners and Completions to TD in Challenging Wells in Saudi Arabia M.O. Okot, J. Chima, Saudi Aramco D&WO; M.A. Muqeem, Saudi Aramco; A. Hajji, A. Ramirez-Narino, Saudi Aramco D&WO; H. Al-Haj, Deep Case Tools; J. Rider, M. Wardle, Deep Casing Tools; J. Prescott, RBL Oil and Gas Consulting
0945-1010 181669 Drilling Distributed Sensors along Wired Pipe Enable Better Hole Cleaning Management B. Applewhite, C. Jeffery, Q. Li, E. Mabonga, National Oilwell Varco
1040-1105 181415 Drilling Drill Rig Control Systems: Debugging, Tuning, and Long Term Needs P.E. Pastusek, ExxonMobil Development Co.; M. Owens, XTO Energy; D. Barrette, ExxonMobil Developement Company; V. Wilkins, A. Bolzan, ExxonMobil Canada East; J. Ryan, K. Akyabi, M. Reichle, ZADCO; D. Pais, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.
1105-1130 181469 Drilling Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-Enabled Circulation Sub Improves Hole Cleaning in High-Angle Wells

A. Goodwin, Weatherford International Ltd.; R. Reitsma, Weatherford International; J. Osei-Kuffour, Weatherford
1130-1155 181382 Production & Operations ROP Optimization Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques With Statistical Regression Coupling B. Mantha, University of Houston; R. Samuel, Halliburton
08:30 - 11:55
42  Geomechanics and Hydraulic Fracturing Abu Dhabi B
Session Chairpersons Philippe Enkababian - Schlumberger, Jing Du - Total E&P Research & Technology USA LLC
Key geomechanical parameters have a major influence on the lateral landing point selection of the well and the optimization of its multi-stage hydraulic fracturing design. The impacts of rock geomechanics at the regional, field, and lab scales are explored. Mechanistic models exploring sensitivities, some unconstrained and some matched with field data show how geomechanical properties impacts production, recovery and operations. Several selected papers in this session encompass the interaction between the hydraulic fracture and faults and natural fractures both at the engineering & modeling level and at the detection & model validation level. Other selected papers cover the growing understanding about how production & depletion of older wells dynamically impact the stress field of new wells.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181328 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Dynamic Active Fracture Interaction (DAFI) on Activation of Natural Fractures in Horizontal Wells A. Daneshy, Daneshy Consultants Intl.
0855-0920 181684 Drilling The Impact of Geomechanics and Perforations on Hydraulic Fracture Initiation and Complexity in Horizontal Well Completions
G.A. Waters, X. Weng, Schlumberger
0920-0945 181454 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Insights on Overflushing Strategies From a Novel Modeling Approach to Displacement of Yield-Stress Fluids in a Fracture A. Osiptsov, E. Zilonova, S. Boronin, Schlumberger Moscow Research; J. Desroches, Schlumberger; N. Lebedeva, Schlumberger Moscow Research; D.M. Willberg, Schlumberger
0945-1010 181327 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Examining the Geomechanical Implications of Pre-Existing Fractures and Simultaneous-Multi-Fracturing Completions on Hydraulic Fractures: Experimental Insights into Fracturing Unconventional Formations
E.A. Alabbad, Saudi Aramco; J.E. Olson, The University of Texas At Austin
1040-1105 181656 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Quantifying and Mitigating the Impact of Asymmetric Induced Hydraulic Fracturing from Horizontal Development Wellbores

D. Walser, S. Siddiqui, Halliburton; R. Hull, Halliburton Co.
1105-1130 181698 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Role of Fluid Injection on Fault Activation During Hydraulic Fracture Stimulations
A. Baig, ESG Solutions; T.I. Urbancic, Engineering Seismology Group Can; G. Viegas, ESG Canada Inc
1130-1155 181446 Drilling A Fully Coupled 3D Finite Element Investigation Of Hydraulic Fracture Growth In Elastoplastic Rocks E. Pirayesh, M.Y. Soliman, S. Morse, S. Emadibaladehi, Texas Tech University
Alternate 181530 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in a Highly Laminated Shale Reservoir with Complex Natural Fracture Network - Case Study Using Higher-Accuracy, Full 3-D Simulation

M. Hussain, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; B. Saad, Baker Hughes; A.K. Negara, M.M. Elgassier, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; G. Agrawal, Baker Hughes Inc; S. Sun, King Abdullah University of Science & Tech
Alternate 181365 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Production Pressure Drawdown Management for Fractured Horizontal Wells in Shale Gas Formations
A.A. Mirani, University of Houston; M. Marongiu-Porcu, Schlumberger Limited; H. Hanyi, University of Texas; P. Enkababian, Schlumberger
08:30 - 11:55
43  Innovation in Environmental Protection Sharjah D
Session Chairpersons Linda Ann Battalora - Colorado School of Mines
In recent years the protection of our environment and sustainable work processes have continued to grow in importance. Due to its nature, the environmental field is especially prone to produce new technologies. Come explore some of the leading edge technologies and processes being implemented to improve environmental performance.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181678 Completions Industrial Waste Injection Feasibility in North Dakota I.M. Mohamed, G. Block, A.S. Abou-Sayed, O.A. Abou-Sayed, Advantek Waste Management Services LLC
0855-0920 181696 Completions An Assessment of the Probability of Subsurface Contamination of Aquifers from Oil and Gas Wells in the Wattenberg Field, Modified for Water Well Location C. Stone, W.W. Fleckenstein, A.W. Eustes, Colorado School of Mines
0920-0945 181588 Completions Reuse of Produced Water by Membranes for Enhanced Oil Recovery
R. Nair, E. Protasova, T. Bilstad, S. Strand, University of Stavanger
0945-1010 181290 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A New Class of Renewable Surfactants for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery A. Kaiser, Clariant Oil Services; M. Curren, D. Parmenter, Clariant Corporation; A. Mahmoudkhani, Clariant Oil Services Ltd; J.J. Wylde, Clariant Oil Services
1040-1105 181310 Completions The Influence of HLB in Surfactants for Drill Cuttings Cleaning
C. Stanciu, J.M. Fernandez, B. Lambert, Sasol USA Corporation
1105-1130 181294 Completions Effect of Date Palm Fiber (DPF) Sorbent Age on Sorption of Crude Oil During Oil Spill Cleanup: Gas Chromatography Study M.I. Nasir, Petroleum Res. & Development Center; Z.M. Hameed, South Oil Co.; P.A. Charpentier, University of Western Ontario; H.A. Neamh, A.A. Muhammad, Z.A. Abbas, South Oil Co.
1130-1155 181369 Completions Multiscale Change Characteristics of Chinese Wufeng Shale under Supercritical Carbon Dioxide H. Zhu, L. Tao, Southwest Petroleum University; Q. Liu, Xihua University and Southwest Petroleum University; Z. Lei, RIPED-Beijing, PetroChina
08:30 - 11:55
44  Emerging Logging Technologies and Interpretation Methods Al Ain B
Session Chairpersons Mark A Proett - ARAMCO Services Company, Mazher Hassan Ibrahim - Apache Corp.
This session focuses on new innovative logging technologies, measurements and log interpretation methods. Applications include dielectric, nuclear, multicomponent resistivity and NMR as used in quantifying reservoir rock properties, fluid saturations and fracture detection.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181279 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Impact of Improved Neutron-Gamma Density Measurement while Drilling in Formation Evaluation - A Case Study S. Mahiout, Saudi Aramco; A.R. Al-Belowi, A. Al Qunais, M.M. Jadkareem, Saudi Aramco PE&D RD&SD
0855-0920 181451 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A New Method To Estimate Cementation And Saturation Exponents From Dielectric Dispersion Data
L. Venkataramanan, J. Donadille, S.L. Reeder, M. Van Steene, V. Gkortsas, Schlumberger; K. Fellah, Schlumberger - Doll Research; D. Ramsdell, Schlumberger; J.A. Al-Rubaiyea, F.A. Al-Ajmi, M. Al-Houli, Kuwait Gulf Oil Co.; P. Wilkinson, H. Bajunaid, Saudi Arabian Chevron
0920-0945 181480 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Novel Method for Evaluating Shale Gas and Shale Tight Oil Reservoirs Using Well Log Data
R. Freedman, D.A. Rose, Schlumberger; B. Sun, Chevron Corporation; R. Brown, T. Malizia, Chevron
0945-1010 181509 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A New Technique to Characterize Fracture Density Using Neutron Porosity Logs Enhanced by Electrically-Transported Contrast Agents H. Tang, J.E. Killough, Texas A&M University; Z. Heidari, Z. Sun, The University of Texas at Austin
1040-1105 181449 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Assessment of Permeability Anisotropy in Anisotropic Reservoirs with Integrating Multicomponent Induction and Conventional Permeability Logs J. Hou, N. Mekic, J.A. Quirein, Halliburton; B. Donderici, Halliburton Energy Services Group; D.O. Torres, Halliburton
1105-1130 181484 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Experimental
and Numerical Investigation on Stress dependence of Sandstone Electrical
Properties and Deviations from Archie’s Law

M.F. Farid, University of New South Wales; J.Y. Arns, UNSW Australia; W.V. Pinczewski, C.H. Arns, University of New South Wales
1130-1155 181525 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Evaluation and Development of Complex Clastic Reservoirs using NMR G. Hursan, Saudi Aramco PE&D; A. Silva, Saudi Aramco; M. Larbi Zeghlache, Saudi Aramco PE&D
Alternate 181345 Reservoir Description & Dynamics High-Efficiency, High-Yield Pulsed Neutron Generators for the Well Logging Industry J. Navarro, W. Guo, F. Hill, Halliburton
Alternate 181600 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Oil Viscosity Estimation from NMR Logs for In-Situ Heavy Oil Characterization
G. Hursan, Saudi Aramco PE&D; D.J. Seifert, Saudi Aramco (UPDC); S. Lyngra, R.G. Palmer, Saudi Aramco PE&D
Alternate 181532 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Impact of Internal Magnetic Gradients on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements and NMR-based Pore Network Characterization S. Tandon, Z. Heidari, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 181366 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Water Salinity Determination Over an Extended Salinity Range Using a Joint Interpretation of Dielectric and Neutron Cross-Section Measurements J. Donadille, R. Leech, I. Pirie, Schlumberger
08:30 - 11:55
56  Blended 2 Sheikh Rashid A
Session Chairpersons Bertrand C Theuveny - Schlumberger Technology Corp., N M Anisur Rahman - Saudi Aramco PE&D
A "Blend" of presentations extending across all technical disciplines providing technology on various topics.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181883 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Injection Induced Fracture Propagation and Stress Reorientation in Waterflooded Reservoirs P. Bhardwaj, J. Hwang, R. Manchanda, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
0855-0920 181886 Reservoir Description & Dynamics First-Time Application of Catenary Concentric Coiled Tubing and Vacuuming Technology D. Choo, N. Kothari, Baker Hughes Inc; J. Larke, Baker Hughes
0920-0945 181879 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Calibrated Clay Parameter Improves Continuous Permeability Estimation with LWD Logs in Complex Siliciclastic Reservoirs X. Li, Y. Lu, J. Zhu, X. Wang, CNOOC-Tianjin; T. Li, Schlumberger-Doll Research; L. Zhang, Schlumberger
0945-1010 181880 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Improved Optimization through Procedures as Pseudo Objective Functions in Nonlinear Optimization of Oil Recovery with Next-Generation Reservoir Simulators C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; A. Tiwari, Pioneer Exploration LLC; H. Kirmaci, S. Aktas, Turkish Petroleum; R. Ranjith, Y. Zhu, University of Southern California; S. Tahir, ADNOC; F. Aminzadeh, University of Southern California; C. Yegin, Texas A&M University
1040-1105 181884 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Integrated Analysis of Reservoir Architecture and Time-lapse Seismic for Remaining Oil Prediction: A Lithologic Reservoir in Pearl River Mouth Basin, China L. Yu, L. Yun, G. Jianming, Z. Xiaomin, Z. Feng, L. Yaonan, BGP China Natl. Petr. Corp.
1105-1130 181887 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Unlocking the Potential of Marginal Reservoirs in Kuwait Through the Application of Optimized Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies

M.R. Al-Othman, A.A. Buhamad, N.B. Al-Houti, M.S. Ashkanani, H.S. Al-Mehanna, M.N. Al-Haddad, A.A. Al-Dhafiri, S.M. Al-Harbi, A.A. Al-Ibrahim, A.M. Al-Zuwayed, A.M. Ahmed, M.A. Al-Dousari, Kuwait Oil Company
08:30 - 11:55
SS 06  New Technologies and People Competencies for Integrated Flow Assurance Solutions Sheikh Rashid C
Moderator(s) Eissa M Al-safran - Kuwait University
Speaker(s) Simon Davies - JacobsZATE, Dalia Abdullah - ADCO, Mohammed Rashed Al-Othman - Kuwait Oil Company, Magnus Hebens - Schlumberger, Phaneendra Babu Kondapi - Texas A&M University
If you ask 10 specialists, What is Flow Assurance?, you are likely to receive 10 different answers! Flow Assurance (FA) has been a maturing concept in the oil and gas industry since the 1980s covering oil and gas field developments in ever-deeper water offshore, longer distances from existing infrastructure, harsh onshore environments, unconventional developments with more challenging fluids, such as heavy oil and shale gas. The significance of flow assurance comes from its impact on all components in the production system, from reservoir to separator, and from the financial, human, production, and asset losses involved when flow assurance fails. In this panel session, three aspects of flow assurance will be presented, namely FA challenges in brown fields, in green fields, and development and maintenance of highly skilled work force. Field cases from around the world and the Middle East region will be shared during the panel session on specific FA issues in conventional and unconventional developments such as organic and inorganic solid deposition, sand production, slugging, and emulsions to illustrate the impact of FA on projects economics and safety.
08:55 - 11:55
45  Heavy Oil Enhanced Recovery Al Ain F
Session Chairpersons Vural Sander Suicmez - Maerek, Raj Mahta - University of Calgary
This session focuses on flow visualization, mechanism and enhanced oil recovery . for heavy oil reservoirs, including solvents, steam, gases and surfactants.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 181640 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Two-Dimensional Visualization of Heavy Oil Displacement Mechanism during Chemical Flooding A. Voroniak, University of Calgary; J.L. Bryan, Perm Inc; H. Hejazi, A. Kantzas, University of Calgary
0855-0920 181331 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Investigation on Propagation Mechanisms of Steam Chamber during Expanding Solvent SAGP (ES-SAGP) in Thin Heavy Oil Reservoirs Z. Pang, W. Lei, X. Lv, Department of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; G. Wu, T. Wei, Institute of Geological Sciences in Shengli Oilfield
0920-0945 181322 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A New Modelling Approach to Optimize Methane-Propane Injection in a Field after CHOPS Y. Soh, A. Rangriz-Shokri, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
0945-1010 181479 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Multi-thermal Fluid Assisted Gravity Drainage Process to Enhance the Heavy Oil Recovery for the Post-SAGD Reservoirs
X. Dong, H. Liu, Z. Zhang, L. Wang, China University of Petroleum-Beijing; Z. Chen, University of Calgary
1045-1105 181511 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility SAGD Operation in Interbedded Sands with Application of Horizontal Multistage Fracturing; Reservoir Engineering Aspects M. Saeedi, A. Settari, University of Calgary
1105-1130 181635 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery by Liquid CO2 Injection under Different Injection Strategies



S. Farzaneh, S. Seyyedsar, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt University
1130-1155 181661 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Proof-of-Concept: Delayed Release of Surfactant Additives via Entrapment with Polymers for Heavy Oil Recovery J. Rane, L. Xu, Halliburton
09:00 - 10:30
Panel Session 5 -- Successful Strategies for Mitigating the Effect of Boom and Bust Sheikh Maktoum B

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This is not the first time our Industry has experienced a Boom and Bust cycle. We have all experienced such cycles in the past, over the years and decades. Oil prices rise and fall. New basins and products are opened up. Supply and demand wax and wane. Our industry remains capital intensive and long term, but the nature of its players, global relationships and technology evolve over time. We are now facing challenges in the areas of maintaining cash flow, addressing cost structures, reassuring our shareholders, preserving our growth options, managing our portfolios, evolving strategies, developing technology, preserving our diverse human resources, all whilst preparing for an undetermined future.

  • Is this boom/bust cycle different?
  • What have been the lessons learnt from our past experiences? Do those lessons apply today?
  • What strategies can we use to preserve the value of our companies and industry in turbulent times? Are we applying them?
  • What outlook do we have for our respective sectors or companies in 2016? What will the impact be, in both the short-term and long-term of the current business environment?
  • Kindly share what you have done recently, and what affects you are seeing.
  • What are we not doing, that we should do?
09:00 - 10:30
Regional Interest Special Session 5: Getting the Most from Mature Fields Sheikh Rashid B

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Even with large discoveries in deepwater and the huge potential of unconventional development worldwide, commercially viable new oil and gas fields are increasingly hard to find. As producing fields mature over time, optimising reservoir performance to maximise recovery becomes technically demanding. However, even 1% of additional recovery from existing fields may yield the equivalent of more than two years of worldwide production. With this in mind, how can the industry ensure that mature fields are managed optimally? It starts with geological studies that may include: fit-for-purpose data acquisition, quality control, process, and interpretation. This data feeds into integrated static geological modelling, dynamic reservoir simulations, optimised field developments, and reservoir management. By applying best practices and the latest techniques, such as multistage fracking that targets historically low quality reservoir rocks, operators can ensure they get the most out of mature fields before resorting to more expensive, and technically challenging, EOR operations.

09:00 - 12:00
Student Communication Workshop Onyx, Pearl, Emerald, Novotel

This workshop will give students the opportunity to work in a small group to hone their networking abilities, refine their communication skills, and build up a toolkit of essential knowledge for their careers ahead. Students will work in small groups to gain valuable insight into working in a truly global industry, from cultural implications to practical advice for the workplace.

09:30 - 16:30
10:10 - 10:40
12:00 - 13:30
President's Luncheon and Annual Meeting of Members

ATCE wraps up with the Annual Meeting of Members at the President’s Luncheon. A favorite tradition, the luncheon showcases 2016 SPE President Nathan Meehan’s presentation on new achievements at SPE and upcoming initiatives. Notable volunteers and outstanding SPE Sections will also be recognized. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet SPE Board members and 2017 SPE President Janeen Judah, who will receive the presidential gavel and officially begin her term.

12:00 - 13:30
14:00 - 15:30
Panel Session 6 -- The Next Generation (YP 2.0): Talent Management for Future Energy Sheikh Maktoum B

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In a rapidly changing world, the demand for higher productivity and optimised efficiency is ever more increasing. Younger generations are the energy of today and the drivers of tomorrow, as rising percentages of youth continue to increase globally. Hence, channeling the skills of youth is a key factor that will not only prepare them for challenging times, but will also accelerate their engagement.

As part of the effort to enrich knowledge and connect with the youth, this panel discussion provides a platform for highly achieved young professionals to share their knowledge, experiences, and success stories with fellow young professionals. In addition, the discussion will highlight what young professionals would do differently than others. For instance, how these achievers turned challenges into opportunities. This event will ignite a sense of urgency to capitalise on young professionals who will be future leaders for the global energy industry. Equipping young professionals with skills, technology and leadership acumen will accelerate the transformation of this critical industry.

14:00 - 15:30
Regional Interest Special Session 6: Exploration 2.0 Sheikh Rashid B

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Oil and gas exploration has always been challenging, but is even more so in the current, low-commodity price environment. The expanding role of governments presents new difficulties in the form of additional inspection and regulations. Recent discoveries in the East Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s Nile Delta, and East Africa represent vast basins still undeveloped. However, the current low oil prices has led to a decline in deepwater exploration drilling activities which have a high cost of operation.

The session will address the following challenges:

  • Keeping exploration alive when commodity prices are down and headcounts have been reduced.
  • The effects of a down turn on technological innovation. Technical innovation can help to reduce exploration cost.
  • Reducing development costs. By improving project delivery and restoring simplicity.
  • Steps that need to be followed from traditional exploration to unconventionals.
  • Managing rising operating costs in mature areas such as the North Sea.
  • Expanding unconventional gas opportunities outside North America.
14:00 - 17:00
46  Cost effective training and development Ajman D
Session Chairpersons Badarinadh Vissapragada - Schlumberger, Michael Lee Fraim - Texas A&M University At Qatar
Cost effective training and development of employees is the need of the hour in this challenging times for the oil and gas industry. This session focuses on the methods and strategies that will help to achieve effective training and development in a constrained budget environment.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181642 Production & Operations Using a Problem-Based Learning Approach in Technical Professional Training J.S. Nelson, I.E. Musa, Saudi Aramco (UPDC)
1425-1450 181404 Production & Operations The PetroChallenge - An Innovative E&P Learning Experience using an Interactive Learning Simulation


K. Venugopal, P. Kelly, NExT - Schlumberger; A.K. Jamaluddin, RFS Advisory; C. McConnell, Rice University Executive Education; M. Alger, Penn State Univeristy; E. Morgan, Pennsylvania State University; R. Ni, Penn State Univeristy; R. Dunn, ShawCor; G. Grasselli, University of Toronto
1450-1515 181357 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility On-the-Job Training (OJT) Accelerated Learning of Reservoir Management Engineers
A. Muraikhi, Saudi Aramco Oil Company; Y.A. Wang, Saudi Aramco PE&D; S. Elhayek, Saudi Aramco Oil Company; S.H. Shenawi, A.S. Alqahtani, Saudi Aramco (UPDC); A.M. Alnahdi, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1545-1610 181270 Production & Operations Corporate Wikipedia in Upstream: Bimodal IT Case. M.M. Khasanov, F. Krasnov, B. Belozerov, Gazpromneft NTC
1610-1635 181507 Production & Operations The Next Generation of E&P Development Programs: Flipped, Blended and Mentored
D.A. Donohue, IHRDC; Z. Bulath, MOL Group; K. Kavanaugh, T. Donohue, K. Ogle, IHRDC
14:00 - 17:00
47  Integrated well modeling and Managing Flow Assurance Abu Dhabi A
Session Chairpersons Roland N. Horne - Stanford University, Ajay Kumar - ONGC Videsh Ltd
This session focus on integrated modeling of production system. The presentations include coupling reservoir models and well models dynamically to assess downhole flow condition and identify challenging production problems.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181302 Reservoir Description & Dynamics End of Tubing (EOT) Placement Effects on the Two-Phase Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells: Experimental Study R.C. Dinata, C. Sarica, E. Pereyra, University of Tulsa
1425-1450 181398 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Production Performance Modeling of Shale Gas Wells with Non-Uniform Fractures Based on Production Logging W. Pang, J. Du, T. Zhang, J. Mao, D. Di, Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Engineering
1450-1515 181731 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigating the Fundamental Mechanisms Governing Solid Production in Superdeep Hot Tight Gas Reservoirs and Exploring Potential Solutions X. Yang, Tarim Oilfield Company; X. Jin, U of Utah Energy & Geoscience Institute; Y. Zhang, PetroChina Co. Ltd.; Q. Yin, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation; J.D. McLennan, The University of Utah; C. Dai, China University of Petroleum (East China); W. Fan, PetroChina Co. Ltd.; Y. Xiao, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation
1545-1610 181402 Projects, Facilities & Construction Flow Assurance during Deepwater Gas Well Testing: When and Where Hydrate Blockage would Occur Y. Zhao, Z. Wang*, J. Zhang, X. Wang, B. Sun*, China University of petroleum (East China)
1610-1635 181691 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Transient Coupled Wellbore-Reservoir Model Using a Dynamic IPR Function A. Posenato, The University of Texas at Austin; P. Cavalcanti De Sousa, Texas A&M University; P.J. Waltrich, Louisiana State University
1635-1700 181301 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Production Well Testing of Challenging Wells with an Enhanced Multiphase Flowmeter E. Safar Mohammad, Kuwait Oil Company; O. Karacali, Schlumberger Oman & Co LLC; I.Y. Al-Kanderi, E.G. Fuentes, Kuwait Oil Company; C. Acar, Schlumberger Oilfield Services
14:00 - 17:00
48  Artificial Lift Technology and Applications Al Ain J
Session Chairpersons Mohamed Ghareeb Moustafa Ghareeb - Lufkin Middle East, Hassan Karimi - Schlumberger Oilfield Services
This session focus in the performance and successful applications of artificial Lift systems for extending Lifetime and Operation efficiency oil and water wells. The best practices and successful application of artificial lift systems in Dewatering of CBM Wells and deliquification of gas wells will highlight. This in additional to the proper design and selection of beam pumping for Steam Stimulation Heavy Oil Wells.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181344 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Well Performance Calculations for Artificial Lift Screening P.A. Kefford, M. Gaurav, iProdTech Ltd
1425-1450 181341 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Implementing Technical Improvements of ESP Application in Water Supply Wells for Extending Lifetime and Operation efficiency A.A. El Kady, A.A. Al-mulhim, F.M. Al-Subaie, M. Cumings, A.A. Al-jandal, A.K. Al-zain, A.H. Al-Mulhem, Saudi Aramco SAOO
1450-1515 181592 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improving The Foamer Selection Procedure For Gas Well Deliquification Application
P. Shoeibi Omrani, R. Shukla, F. Vercauteren, E.D. Nennie, TNO
1545-1610 181419 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Retrofit Gas-Lift Straddles in the North Sea G. Masson, Interwell; B. Bill, Interwell Norway AS; A. Campbell, Petroleum Technology Co; A. Mackay, Petroleum Technology Company; A.D. Brodie, PTC Ltd; M. Emslie, Premier Oilfield Services Ltd.; A. Isaj, A&E Petroleum Engineering Consultants Ltd
1610-1635 181574 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Unconventional Cyclone Gas Lift Completion for Offshore Wells of Cambay Basin: A Smart Completion to Optimize Production and Well Intervention K.A. Singh, P. Sarkar, P. Praleya, G. Sai, PANDIT DEENDAYAL PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY
14:00 - 17:00
49  Enhancing Reservoir Contact : New Technology from Perforating to Fracturing Al Ain A
Session Chairpersons Mark Christopher Glaser - Halliburton, Nicholas John Lyons - Baker Hughes Inc
Good reservoir contact is one of the keys to a productive well. The latest methods for efficiently and safely optimizing the fracture are covered in this session. Microseismic and tracer field data are used to optimize the reservoir contact. Improved reservoir contact also is achieved with improvements in perforating technology.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181466 Drilling Microseismic Feedback Enhanced Real-Time Diversion Evaluation in Mancos Shale, Piceance Basin Completions E.L. Scott, J.H. Cape, K.D. Mahrer, Ph.D., Sigma Cubed Inc.; N. Li, A.R. Childers, Black Hills Exploration and Production, Inc.
1425-1450 181693 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Complementary Surveillance Microseismic and Flowback Data Analysis: An Approach to Evaluate Complex Fracture Networks Y. Xu, O.D. Ezulike, A. Zolfaghari, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta; C.J. Virues, Nexen Energy ULC
1450-1515 181680 Drilling A Continued Assessment of the Risk of Migration of Hydrocarbons or Fracturing Fluids into Fresh Water Aquifers in the Piceance, Raton, and San Juan Basins of Colorado C. Stone, A.W. Eustes, W.W. Fleckenstein, Colorado School of Mines
1545-1610 181679 Drilling Wolfcamp Completions: Lessons Learned through the Implementation of Completion Diagnostics to Optimize Existing Drilling and Stimulation Practices

M.N. Warren, C.J. Dempsey, R.A. Woodroof, ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories LP
1610-1635 181416 Drilling The Thermal Limit of an HMX Perforating System for Through-Tubing Gas Well Operations J.M. Barker, Halliburton; J. Davidson, Chevron Thailand; K. Harive, Halliburton
1635-1700 181355 Drilling Case Story: Dynamic Underbalance Applied with Gun Hanger Technology in Mature Field J.O. Patino, F. Gainza, G. Cosios, K. Harive, Halliburton
Alternate 181475 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Safe Mechanical Perforation of Pipe with Connected Control Lines
M.W. Denmon, K.S. Harive, J.F. Babin, Halliburton
Alternate 181644 Drilling Cemented and Cased Hole Multistage Stimulation Technology Development and Field Wide Implementation in a North Sea Chalk Oilfield
C. Mehus, T. Sorheim, P. Lonning, T. Koloy, Trican Completion Solutions
Alternate 181316 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Quantifying Anisotropy for Completion Optimization in Shale Using Dipole Sonic Logging


T. Kinoshita, T. Wago, M. Tohda, N. Sakiyama, Y. Kajikawa, T. Endo, S. Bammi, P. Wells, E. Velez, A. Shigekane, Y. Wada, Schlumberger
14:00 - 17:00
50  MPD / Well Control Dubai C
Session Chairpersons Bipin Jain - Schlumberger, Okurerie Ajiroghene Ogedegbe - Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria (SPDC)
This session focuses on well control during drilling, well workover, and well completions. It also talks about using technology for well control such as Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) application which is used especially for narrow margin drilling which is often the case for HPHT drilling. The deep plays where the industry is focused on today will definitely benefit from this session.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181672 Drilling Multi-Phase Well Control Analysis during Managed Pressure Drilling Operations Z. Ma, A. Karimi Vajargah, A. Ambrus, P. Ashok, D. Chen, E. van Oort, The University of Texas At Austin; R. May, J.D. Macpherson, G. Becker, Baker Hughes; D.A. Curry, Baker Hughes Inc
1425-1450 181393 Drilling How to Develop a Well Specific Blowout Contingency Plan That Covers Engineering Analysis of the Deployment, Installation, and Soft Shut-In of a Subsea Capping Operation
R.T. Oskarsen, Add Energy LLC; M.H. Emilsen, A. Paknejad, Add Energy; M. Cargol, Trendsetter Engineering; K. See, Shell Exploration & Production Co
1450-1515 181474 Drilling Successful Use of Sophisticated Flow Modelling in the Planning and Operational Phase of Drilling, Liner Running, and Cementing Operations: All in Managed Pressure Mode
I.B. Aas, Halliburton; K. Skjerve, L.E. Haaland, Statoil; M. Svendsen, R. Rommetveit, eDrilling
1545-1610 181389 Drilling Managed Pressure Drilling Operations in Deepwater and Total Circulation Losses Environments A.T. Kuehn, Odebrecht Oil and Gas
1610-1635 181694 Drilling New Generation of MPD Drilling Software - From Quantifying to Control S. Ameen Rostami, F. Gumus, D.R. Simpkins, Weatherford; I. Pobedinski, K. Kinik, Weatherford International Ltd.; M. Mirrajabi, Weatherford UK Ltd.
1635-1700 181458 Drilling Remote Collaboration Reduces Risk in Casing-Exit
Jobs Around the Globe
A. Vuyk, Jr., Weatherford
Alternate 181368 Drilling Bottom Hole Pressure Prediction Using Multiphase Hydraulics in Underbalanced and Managed Pressure Drilling Operations
G. Morales, G. Urdaneta, I.C. Poletzky, Halliburton
Alternate 181460 Drilling International Regulations and Compliance for Relief Well and Blowout Contingency Planning W.E. Szemat Vielma, I. Mosti, L. Gallagher, K. Nergaard, Schlumberger
14:00 - 17:00
51  Well testing and modelling Abu Dhabi B
Session Chairpersons Deonarine J Jaggernauth - Energy Consultant, Trinidad and Tobago, Eric Delamaide - IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
This session will focus on the latest innovations in well testing and modelling to improve our understanding reservoirs.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181546 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Temperature Transients Affect Reservoir Pressure Estimation During Well Tests - Case Study and Model P. Maizeret, M. Sidorova, Schlumberger; T. Lipovetsky, UFRJ
1425-1450 181410 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Cubic Law Evaluation Using Well Test Analysis for Fractured Reservoir Characterization

S. Denetto, A.M. Kamp, TOTAL
1450-1515 181529 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility New Pseudo-pressure And Pseudo-time Functions For Multiphase Flow S.M. Mahran, British University Egypt; A.H. El-Banbi, Cairo university
1545-1610 181556 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Inferring Interwell Connectivity Using Production Data C. Tian, R.N. Horne, Stanford University
1610-1635 181559 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optimizing Well Patterns for Various Geological Facies Models A. Hollander, K. Qi, I. Ershaghi, University of Southern California
1635-1700 181425 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Region-Based History Matching Approach Using Data-Driven Modeling Techniques M.K. Mittal, A.J. Verde Salas, L.A. Saputelli, Frontender Corporation
Alternate 181311 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Introducing a New Capacitance-Resistance Model and Solutions to Current Modeling Limitations S. Altaheini, A. Al-Towijri, Saudi Aramco; T. Ertekin, Pennsylvania State University
Alternate 181306 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Determination of Preferential Flow Direction in a Low Permeability Carbonate Reservoir Through Real-Time Data and Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)



R. Alcantara Viruete, J.L. Vázquez Ríos, PEMEX E&P; M.F. Briones C, Universidad de Oriente
Alternate 181718 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A New Method to Calculate Effective Permeability of a Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoir from Seismic Attributes
D. Li, Zakum Development Co.; M.S. Alharbi, ZADCO Petroleum Co; G. Ottinger, Zakum Development Co.; R. El-Awawdeh, ExxonMobil Production Co.; P. Brunhuber, Zakum Development Co.; S.M. Jasmi, ZADCO
14:00 - 17:00
52  Innovation in Safety and Health Sharjah D
Session Chairpersons Elie Daher - United Safety
The safety and health of our personnel are a primary concern. The field is constantly growing and new technologies and best practices are developed regularly. In this session, we take a look at some of the recent innovations.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181553 Completions Leak Detection and Self Healing Pipelines Using Twin Balls Technology W.R. Chalgham, A.C. Seibi, M.A. Lomas, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1425-1450 181262 Production & Operations Using Leading and Lagging Indicators and the Importance of Benchmarking Contractor Performance D. Bibby, ISNetworld
1450-1515 181501 Completions Remote Detection and Flow Rates Quantification of Methane Releases Using Infrared Camera Technology And 3D Reconstruction Algorithm

X. Watremez, Total; N. Labat, G. Audouin, B. LEJAY, X. Marcarian, D. Dubucq, A. Marble, Total E&P; P. Foucher, L. Poutier, ONERA; R. Danno, D. Elie, ADCIS; M. Chamberland, Telops
1545-1610 181409 Completions A Robot that Removes Operators from Extreme Environments

I. Peerless, IPKA Consultancy; A. Serblowski, Shell Global Solutions International BV; B. Mulder, Shell Projects & Technology
1610-1635 181730 Completions Intelligent HSE Big Data Analytics Platform Promotes Occupational Safety M. Tarrahi, Shell Global Solutions; A. Shadravan, ReservoirFocus LLC
14:00 - 17:00
53  Formation Evaluation Al Ain B
Session Chairpersons Carlos Torres-Verdin - The University of Texas At Austin, Shouxiang Mark Ma - Saudi Aramco PE&D RD&SD
This session considers new applications of integrated formation evaluation to static and dynamic reservoir description. Special emphasis is given to the study of non-conventional reservoirs using innovative formation evaluation methods.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181573 Drilling Describing and Modeling Saturation Versus Height in Fields With Immobile Hydrocarbons Below the Contact C.H. Pentland, M.K. Yarabi, M.J. Boya Ferrero, R.K. Svec, Petroleum Development Oman
1425-1450 181702 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Geospatial Analysis of Compositional Variations across the Eagle Ford and Barnett Shale Plays M.D. McMillan, C. Nwachukwu, SPE; H. Rahnema, New Mexico Tech
1450-1515 181653 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Petrophysical Characterization of Tight Sands in Granite Wash, Anadarko Basin
A. Agarwal, Shell Technology Center; C.S. Rai, C.H. Sondergeld, University of Oklahoma; J.A. Truax, Linn Energy LLC
1545-1610 181628 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Predict Fluid Contacts in a Partially Appraised Field - A Case Study of Yoko Field in Niger Delta
A.O. Orekoya, E. Eteobong, S. Ahmed, B. Keme, P. Basak, Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria (SPDC); D.K. Amogu, Shell Pteroleum Development Company; V. Longe, R.N. Ugboaja, G.O. Kakayor, Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria (SPDC); O.U. Onyeagoro, Shell Oil Co.
1610-1635 181305 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Novel Technique for Generation of Accurate Capillary Pressure (Pc) Curves from Conventional Logs and Routine Core Data and new Pc Endpoint Functions after Considering the Sedimentary Environment and Pore Size Distribution Shape (PSDS) M. Fazelalavi, University of Kansas, Kansas Geological Survey; M. Fazelalavi, M. Fazelalavi, Petrocarbon co.
1635-1700 181465 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Appraising Unconventional Play from Mini-Frac Test Analysis, Actual Field Case
M.H. Ibrahim, Apache Corp.; C.D. Pieprzica, Apache Corporation
14:00 - 17:00
54  Gas Injection EOR and Sequestration Al Ain F
Session Chairpersons Xingru Wu - University of Oklahoma, Reza Reza Fassihi - BHP Billiton
This session focuses on study of various types of CO2 injection in EOR processes including nano particles and their effect of, carbonated water and ionic composition of water in conventional and tight rocks.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181320 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Solvent Retrieval during Miscible Flooding in Heterogeneous Reservoirs Using New Generation Nano EOR Materials: Visual Analysis through Micro Model Experiments J. Cui, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
1425-1455 181630 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility An Improved Methodology for Simulating Oil Recovery by Carbonated Water Injection: Impact of Compositional Changes
A.H. Almesmari, P. Mahzari, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt University
1455-1515 181634 Drilling Modeling Impact of Aqueous Ions on solubility of CO2 and its Implications for Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) A. Venkatraman, The University of Texas At Austin; R. Okuno, University of Texas At Austin; L.W. Lake, M.F. Wheeler, The University of Texas At Austin
1545-1610 181304 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Additives for CO2 EOR Applications R. Rommerskirchen, P. Nijssen, Sasol Germany GmbH; H. Bilgili, T. Sottmann, University of Stuttgart
1610-1635 181314 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Performance Comparison of Novel Surfactant-scCO2 Systems for Oil Recovery in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs Z.Z. Jangda, A.S. Sultan, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
1635-1700 181351 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Remaining Saturations of Supercritical CO2 in Mixed-wet Carbonates for Carbon Utilization in Oil Fields: Core to Pore Scales Observations and Field Scale Implications A. Al-Menhali, Imperial College London; S. Krevor, Imperial College
14:00 - 17:00
57  Blended 3 Sheikh Rashid A
Session Chairpersons Keith Richard Holdaway - SAS Institute Inc., Leon Beugelsdijk - Shell Global Solutions International BV
This session will be a blend of presentations from across all SPE Disciplines. Featured presentations will discuss oil droplet removal, multidisciplinary innovation techniques repairing casing leads, and much, much, more.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181881 Production & Operations Turning Data into Knowledge: Data-Driven Surveillance and Optimization in Mature Fields C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; S. Aktas, H. Kirmaci, O. Susuz, Turkish Petroleum; Y. Zhu, University of Southern California; R. Ranjith, University of Southern Cailifornia; S. Tahir, ADNOC; C. Yegin, Texas A&M University
1425-1450 181892 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Technology Driven Rejuvenation of a Mature Field by Doubling the Gross Production Rate

I. Giden, B. Kometer, P. Toth, H. Geier, T. Florian, OMV Austria E&P GmbH; M. Sieberer, OMV Exploration & Production GmbH
1450-1515 181893 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Oil Droplet Removal from Produced Water Using Nanoparticles and Their Magnetic Separation S. Ko, E. Kim, S. Park, H. Daigle, T.E. Milner, University of Texas at Austin; C. Huh, The University of Texas At Austin; M.V. Bennetzen, Maersk Oil Research & Technology Centre; G. Geremia, Maersk Oil
1545-1610 181896 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Technology Trial Review: Selective Coiled Tubing Re-entry of Seven-lateral Openhole Well Using Electromechanical Arm M. Abdelaziz, T.J. Ahmad, A. Saeed, Saudi Aramco PE&D; M. Zarea, W. Busfar, Saudi Aramco; H.H. Sagr, Welltec Middle East
1610-1635 181891 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Three-Phase Flow in Fractured Porous Media: Experimental Investigation of Matrix-Fracture Interactions M. Sabti, A. Alizadeh, M. Piri, University of Wyoming
14:00 - 17:00
58  Blended 4 Sheikh Rashid C
Session Chairpersons Vural Sander Suicmez - Maerek, Ding Zhu - Texas A&M University
This session will be a blend of presentations from across all SPE Disciplines. Featured presentations will discuss oil droplet removal, multidisciplinary innovation techniques repairing casing leads, and much, much, more.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 181889 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Super-large Scale Horizontal Well Position Optimization Method and Infilling Practice In High Water-cut Large Complex Fluvial Reservoir Based On Multidisciplinary Innovative Techniques K. Wang, H. Wang, CNPC; X. Shu, CNOOC Research Institute; D. Zhou, R. Wang, Y. Li, N. Liu, Z. Su, CNPC; B. Ren, CNOOC Research Institute
1425-1450 Recent Advancements in Far-Field Proppant Detection T.T. Palisch, CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
1450-1515 181888 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Algorithm to Quantify Productivity of Fishbone Type Multilateral Gas well





M.E. Ahmed, S.A. Al-Neaim, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Mineral; A. Abdulazeem, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
1545-1610 181885 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Prediction and Management of Scale and Corrosion in a Harsh Operating Environment: Challenges and Innovative Solutions

M.A. AlGhazal, Saudi Aramco; M.A. AlKhowaildi, S.M. Al-Driweesh, Saudi Aramco SAOO
1610-1635 182144 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Detecting Production Choke Wear in High Rate Dry Gas Wells using Graphical Trending of Production Parameters: An Offshore Saudi Arabia Gas Field Case Study O.T. Ayoola, W.V. De Landro, A.M. Muslim, Saudi Aramco NAOO
15:15 - 15:45

Thursday, September 29

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 17:00
Unconventional Reservoir Production (Rate-Transient) Analysis Fairmont Dubai
Instructor(s) Christopher R. Clarkson

This course provides an overview of unconventional gas and light oil well production analysis. Discussions will include production analysis in the context of a field development optimisation workflow. The concept of rate-transient analysis is introduced, and example theoretical rate-transient signatures for fractured vertical and multi-fractured horizontal wells are reviewed. Field examples are provided to illustrate application of the techniques.

08:00 - 17:00
Flow Assurance - Managing Flow Dynamics and Production Chemistry Fairmont Dubai
Instructor(s) Abul Jamaluddin

This course presents a holistic approach to flow assurance. The course will introduce technologies, workflows and their deployment for the identification, characterisation and management of flow impediments, such as slugging and precipitation of organic and inorganic solids. The course will present best practices and fit-for-purpose design solutions for minimizing the risk of flow stoppage while transporting hydrocarbons from “Pore to Sales Meter”. The principles will be demonstrated using field examples from around the world. 

08:00 - 17:00
Horizontal Well Completions Fairmont Dubai
Instructor(s) Aaron Burton and Sudiptya Banerjee

This course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells. It covers both cased-hole and open-hole configurations, either with or without sand control. Participants will learn the applications and dynamics of horizontal wells, including drill-in fluids, hole displacement, cementing, perforating, and stimulation. They will also learn the guidelines for selecting stand-alone screens and executing horizontal gravel packs.