SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 9 - 11 Oct 2017 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio, Texas, USA


Sunday, October 08

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Leadership Workshop

Section and Student Chapter leaders engage and share in a fun-filled day focused on creating the best member experience. Attendees leave energized with ideas and a support network of fellow leaders. Those participating in this workshop have consistently been recognized as the best in SPE.

09:00 - 11:00
SPE Cares: Hemisfair Park Clean-up Event Hemisfair Park
Ticketed Event

ATCE is a great opportunity for SPE Members to give back to the community which graciously hosts us for the week. Active involvement in local community sets the stage for SPE Members to develop meaningful networks, which is especially critical given the current industry climate.

SPE continues its SPE Cares initiative, aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in community services at the Section and Student Chapters level.

For 2017, SPE Cares will conduct a park clean up at the Hemisfair Park Conservancy, steps away from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

SPE Cares needs volunteers to contribute to the park’s maintenance. This is a wonderful opportunity for members from across the world to make a significant impact in the San Antonio community.

To register as a volunteer, click here. For more information, please contact specares@spe.org

Note: SPE Cares registration does not entail cost coverage for travel, accommodations, and ATCE registration.

10:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 15:00
Student Meet and Greet

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 while learning some valuable skills from guest speakers.

13:00 - 17:00
Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section Symposium
Ticketed Event

SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS), will host a symposium focusing on innovation as a driver of automation uptake and reduction of drilling uncertainty and how radical ideas can successfully be brought to market.

13:00 - 14:30
International Faculty Session

This session will address the ongoing issues related to the quality and quantity of petroleum engineering graduates.

16:00 - 17:30
25-Year Club / Distinguished Lecturer Reception
Ticketed Event

The 25-Year Club/Distinguished Lecturer Reception will feature welcome remarks from the Membership Committee and the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, and a chance to kick off ATCE in San Antonio networking with your colleagues.

17:00 - 18:00
Section and Student Chapter Award Reception

Leaders of President Award winning sections and outstanding student chapters are invited to join the SPE board in celebration of their great accomplishments.

18:30 - 21:30
Research and Development Technical Section Dinner
Ticketed Event

Looking Into the Future – Emerging Technologies with Potential to Unlock the Next Billion Barrels

Our industry’s mission to bring safe and affordable energy has always been a motivator to bring out the best from our research and development, technology, and engineering community in its perpetual quest for the next barrel of oil. Some credit the fracing technologies with unlocking a trillion barrels into production. Which emerging technologies could have similar potential as we go forward? Will these new technologies lead to discovery, recovery, environmentally responsible development, or perhaps all?

Could it be an elegance in mechanical tools enabled by 3D printing that propels the industry forward? Could it be through the application of new materials chemistry processes, or by embracing digital, IoT, advanced analytics and automation technologies that we take our industry to the next level?  Have we done enough in nanotechnology?  Our panelists will address questions such as these. 

Knowing that the industry will encounter challenges getting these technologies to market, how do we become more nimble in incorporating these new ideas into our existing operational and business practices? How do we correlate the needs of our communities to developments in the R&D technology cluster and entrepreneurship initiatives? Should we accept that we will likely need to mold our operations around new technologies to achieve the maximum economic impact?

This technical section dinner is a ticketed event which requires additional registration. Learn more about registering for ATCE and about ticketed events.



Mojdeh Delshad
Research professor, Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 
The University of Texas at Austin
President/CEO of ULTIMATE EOR Services (UEORS)

Binu Mathew
Global Head of Digital Products
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Elena Melchert
Director for Upstream Oil and Gas Research
US Department of Energy

Erdal Ozkan
Professor, F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Distinguished Department Head Chair in Petroleum Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

Mario Ruscev
Former CTO
Weatherford International 




Monday, October 09

07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 18:00
PetroBowl Championship

ATCE’s most competitive event, the PetroBowl Championship, pitches SPE Student Chapter teams against each other in a series of quick-fire rounds, answering technical and nontechnical industry-related questions.

08:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 09:30
09:00 - 18:00
Exhibition Halls 2, 3, 4A and 4B

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10:30 - 12:00
Opening General Session: Sustainable Oil and Gas: Improving People's Lives Stars at Night Ballroom
Moderator(s) Eithne Treanor - ETreanor Media
Speaker(s) Lynn M Orr - Stanford University, David Hager - Devon Energy, Lorenzo Simonelli - Baker Hughes, a GE company, Khaled Abdullah Al-Buraik - Saudi Aramco SAOO, Deborah Wince-Smith - Council on Competitiveness

The United Nations' Bruntland Commission defined sustainability as " ... meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

In this panel, senior executives address the industry's role in delivering a sustainable future in two broad areas – affordability and the environment. These leaders will discuss elements of a sustainable decision making process and facing industry challenges in the decades to come.

Affordability includes the economic viability of development and exploitation of oil and gas resources along with their affordability to consumers. We must continue to leverage new technologies and develop new ones to improve unit drilling and completion costs, increase recovery efficiencies, lower operating costs and total risks. It is essential that we remain competitive and commercially viable no matter what the price of oil or gas. As renewable and alternative energy sources improve their economics, increased efficiencies will be critical to retain market share and maximize profitability. 

Environmental sustainability is essential to retain our Social License to Operate. Growth in unconventional and other well activity can bring large scale industrial activity in proximity with many stakeholders with challenges including noise, air pollution, spills, water use and concerns about potential contamination and induced seismicity. Other concerns include wellbore integrity, gas venting and flaring and well control events. Carbon emissions from oil and gas use and their impact on the climate remains a focus of global concern. 

Our industry must be part of the solution and not just perceived as the problem. Safe, affordable energy improves people's lives and raises living standards around the world.



Lynn M Orr
Stanford University

David Hager
Devon Energy

Lorenzo Simonelli
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Khaled Abdullah Al-Buraik
Saudi Aramco SAOO

Deborah Wince-Smith
Council on Competitiveness



Eithne Treanor
ETreanor Media

12:15 - 13:45
SE02  Chairperson's Luncheon: Innovation and Technology: How our Industry's Past is Energizing our Future Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Ticketed Event
Speaker(s) Vicki Hollub - Occidental Petroleum
Fifty years ago, 3D seismic transformed our oil and gas industry by making it easier to find reservoirs. Today, this tool is again a game-changer in the shale revolution, fueling advances in directional drilling, multilaterals and more. Learn more about the ways our industry's past innovations are inspiring today's technology - and what our industry's next big idea might be.

Vicki Hollub
ATCE 2017 General Chairperson
Occidental Petroleum

14:00 - 17:00
01  Static Reservoir Modelling Innovative Multi-Disciplinary Approaches 214 B
Session Chairpersons Frederic J Santarelli - Geomec AS, German Garcia - Schlumberger
The static reservoir model is the basis for any field development and integrates a number of data sources in a multi-disciplinary manner. This session presents a series of exciting field cases, including new integration methods, advanced modeling and the rarely used data sources.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187159 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Challenging Reservoir Modeling Case Study for Naturally Fractured High-Pressure-High-Temperature Gas Sand Reservoir Z. Wang, H. Wang, Q. Li, Tarim Oilfield Company-PetroChina; X. Cui, Optimization Petroleum Technology, Inc.; X. Huang, SunRise PetroSolutions Technology, Inc.; A. Bahar, Kelkar and Associates, Inc.; M. Kelkar, The University of Tulsa
1425-1450 187299 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optimized Grids for Accurately Representing Geology in Geomechanical Simulations E.J. Gringarten, Paradigm; J. Lecuyer, Dassault Systemes; E. Cap-Villarubias, C. Cosson, W. Li, Paradigm
1450-1515 187138 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigation of Faults Geomechanical Activity and Its Application to Development Program Optimization in Kelasu Gasfield in Tarim Basin T. Jiang, H. Zhang, H. Wang, G. Yin, F. Yuan, Tarim Oilfield Company, Petrochina; z. wang, Tarim oilfield company, CNPC
1545-1610 187111 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Approach to Developing and Conditioning Part Field Models for a Complex Fluvio-Deltaic Reservoir: an Example from the Wara Formation in the Greater Burgan Field
L. Dashti, J. Filak, D.J. Bond, M.R. Banagale, R.A. Al-Houti, Kuwait Oil Company; B.A. Luneau, Consultant; D. Molinari, IFP Middle East Consulting
1610-1635 187172 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Sequence Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Environment Identification Based on Palynological Analysis Y. Gao, Z. Liu, S. Liu, H. Luo, W. Zhang, Y. Zhu, C. Tian, RIPED, Petrochina
1635-1700 187095 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Use of Experimental Design for Uncertainty Assessment in Deep Offshore Gulf of Mexico T. Ait Ettajer, G. Whiteley, G. Abrarova, S. Fontenla Alvarez, Y. Dong, C. Fajardo, R. Cendrowski, F. Giannangeli, Repsol E&P USA Inc
Alternate 187061 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Application of Seismo-Dynamic Analysis To The Development Of Oilfields Located In Tectonically Complex Structures
F. Salimov, Lukoil Oil Company; Y. Kotenev, S. Sultanov, Ufa State Petroleum University; M. Kotenev, SASOL Petroleum Intl.
Alternate 187301 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Analysis of Reservoir Architecture and Quality for Effective Production: A Low Permeability Reservoir in Lower Jurassic Sandstones, West Siberian Basin O. Gorbovskaia, Gazpromneft Science & Technology Centre; A. Pishchuleva, LLC Gazpromneft STC; B. Belozerov, Gazpromneft Science & Technology Centre
Alternate 187459 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Sequence Stratigraphic Characteristics Of Fluvial Facies In The Guantao Formation Of South Gentle Slope Belt, Huanghekou Sag R. Chen, Y. Su, C. Niu, Q. Wang, X. Shi, J. Zhang, F. Wang, R. Qin, Tianjin Branch, CNOOC Ltd.
14:00 - 17:00
02  Advanced Technologies and Interpretation in Production Monitoring 216 A/B
Session Chairpersons Mohammad Tabatabaei - Newfield Exploration Company, Murtaza E Ziauddin - Schlumberger
The industry strives for continual improvement of monitoring technologies to provide a better understanding of well and reservoir performance. A key component of improved monitoring technology, however, is the ability to match real data with numerical models, predict future performance based on the higher quality data, and then optimize well performance. Thus, realizing the value of information. This session will focus on not only new monitoring technologies, but the modeling work, and case histories demonstrating improved value from better and more accurate monitoring.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187322 Production & Operations Inversion of Downhole Temperature Measurements in Multistage Fracture Stimulation in Horizontal Wells
S. Zhang, Texas A & M University; D. Zhu, Texas A&M University
1425-1450 187097 Production & Operations A New Compositional Numerical Model for Fracture Diagnosis with Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) H. SUN, The University of Texas at Austin; W. Yu, Texas A & M University; K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin
1450-1515 187102 Production & Operations Evaluation of the Pressure-Transient Behavior of Unfractured Vertical, Vertically Fractured, and Horizontal Wells in a Composite Reservoir with an Active Aquifer and Moving Fluid Interfaces
B.D. Poe, Schlumberger; D. Hender, Memorial University
1545-1610 187357 Production & Operations Characterization of Production Through a Fracture Cell Using Acoustic Data
J. Pakhotina, D. Zhu, A.D. Hill, R.A. Santos, Texas A&M University
1610-1635 187415 Production & Operations Downhole Multiphase Flow Monitoring Using Fiber Optics O. Fidaner, Rigoras Inc.
1635-1700 187247 Projects, Facilities & Construction Subsea Sand Detection In Digital Oil Age: Implementation Of An Innovative Virtual Erosion Probe Technique.

S. Perrier, Total EP France; L. Martins, Total
Alternate Invited Presenter - Kousha Gohari K. Gohari, Weatherford International Ltd.
Alternate 187207 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Multicolor Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles as Tracers for Production and Well Monitoring S. Murugesan, R. Suresh, O.V. Kuznetsov, V.N. Khabashesku, Q. Darugar, Baker Hughes Inc
14:00 - 17:00
03  Well Intervention: Best Practices and Case Histories 212 A/B
Session Chairpersons Mohamed Ghareeb Moustafa Ghareeb - Lufkin Middle East, Rick Stanley - Baker Hughes
This session will present many interesting well intervention practical case studies and solutions. A variety of methods and application histories will be discussed, describing innovative approaches and state of the art technologies. These will cover a variety of well operations for deepwater and horizontal water injection, coil tubing telemetry systems, plug and abandonment, ultrasonic damage removal and remedial sand control. All these technologies will be discussed with the a focus on achieving maximized efficiency, reduced risks and optimized production.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187463 Production & Operations Retrievable Inflatable Bridge Plug used as Solution Product for Through Tubing Intervention in Deepwater GoM L.W. Ramnath, BP America Inc; J.H. Pocza, BP America Production Co.; A. Reynolds, BP America Inc
1425-1450 187197 Production & Operations Horizontal Water Injection to Sustain Production in a Low Oil Price Environment K.K. Pettengell, OMV New Zealand Ltd; B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
1450-1515 187374 Production & Operations 10 Years of Continuous Technology Development and Field Application of a Coiled Tubing Telemetry System: Past, Present and Future S. Livescu, T. Watkins, J. Najafov, Baker Hughes
1545-1610 187051 Production & Operations Intervene with Intelligence: Leading to Maximized Efficiency, Reduced Risks and Optimized Production
L. Fang, Baker Hughes Inc.; S.J. Murphy, Baker Hughes Oilfield Opns; E.V. Nordenstam, Baker Hughes Inc.
1610-1635 187383 Projects, Facilities & Construction Successful Sand Blockage Removal from Sealine using an Innovative Plastic Coiled Tubing
M. Pelucchi, D.B. Mantica, M. Piemontese, G. Restuccia, Eni S.p.A.; H. Mackenzie, Paradigm Flow Solutions; K. Keogh, Statoil
1635-1700 187215 Production & Operations Implementation of ESPCP Technology to Decrease Well Intervention Index in Casabe Field C.C. Tello Bahamon, C. Reyes Hill, C. Sanita, R.G. Artola, F. Lapania, Schlumberger; J.M. Doval, Ecopetrol S.A.
14:00 - 17:00
04  Sand Control 217 D
Session Chairpersons Mojtaba Pordel Shahri - Petroleum University of Technology Iran, Claudia Margaret Zettner - Exxon Mobil Corporation, Andronikos S Demarchos - Hess
This session will review sand control topics including case studies, advancements in sand prediction modeling, screen design and evaluation.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187103 Completions New Sand Screen Increases the Reliability of Sand Control in Water Injection Wells by Mitigating Common Failure Mechanisms J.E. Charles, T. Webb, Shell Oil co.; S.R. Fipke, Tendeka
1425-1450 187089 Completions Impact of Screen Geometry on Erosional Resistance of Direct Wire-Wrap Screens D. McKeon, S.M. Nelson, Southwest Research Institute; F. Gallo, C.S. Mayer, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.
1450-1515 187225 Completions The Role of Elasto-Plasticity in Cavity Shape and Sand Production in Oil and Gas Wells H. Wang, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
1545-1610 187353 Completions Best Practices for Sustained Well Productivity: A Lookback in to Deepwater Frac-Pack Completions
M.M. Knobles, Chevron; K.J. Blake, M.J. Fuller, K.S. Zaki, Chevron ETC
1610-1635 187227 Completions Lessons Learned from Evaluation of Frac-Pack Flow Performance before and after Full Clean-up for Subsea Wells in High-Permeability Gas Reservoirs
M. Nozaki, R.C. Burton, V.J. Pandey, ConocoPhillips Co; K. Furui, Waseda University
1635-1700 187189 Completions New Applications of Multidetector Pulsed Neutron Technologies in Gravel Pack/Frac Pack Completions X. Han, M. Scott, V. Schoepf, M. Mousavi, C. Stewart, A. Zett, BP
Alternate 187216 Completions Successfully Completing and Producing a Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Well With No Cement Behind Pipe
T. Hopper, Noble Energy Inc; J.B. Mccutcheon, Noble Energy Inc.; P. Shaposhnikov, Schlumberger
Alternate 187365 Completions Development and Field Testing of a Novel Technology for Evaluating Gravel Packs and Fracture Packs J. Zhang, Carbo Ceramics; H.D. Smith Jr, Harry D Smith Consulting
Alternate 187071 Completions Real Time Downhole Measurements During Deepwater Fracpack Completions in the Gulf of Mexico A. Hawthorn, S. Aguilar, XACT Downhole Telemetry Inc
Alternate 187117 Completions Effect of Fluid Type and Multi-Phase Flow on Sand Production in Oil and Gas Wells H. Wang, D.P. Gala, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
14:00 - 17:00
05  Fluids 217 A
Session Chairpersons Joseph Michael Shine - Saudi Aramco PE&D, Robello Samuel - Halliburton
This session includes a wide range of topics varying from drilling mud loss analysis to complex foam cement slurry studies. Other topics covered are barite sag prediction, particle settling velocities of fibers, and the use of new mud during casing operations. The papers are presented by subject matter experts representing major oil and gas operators, service companies, and universities.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187135 Drilling Dry Liquids On Silica -- As Secondary Emulsifiers For Drilling Mud Applications. V. Lifton, J. Gorka, D. Parrish, J. Davidson, Evonik Corporation
1425-1450 187210 Drilling Designing Low-ECD Drilling Fluids for Superior Hydraulics and Sag Performance: A Rheological Approach
S.D. Kulkarni, R. Williams, P.W. Livanec, D.E. Jamison, T.F. Kohlt, Halliburton
1450-1515 187265 Drilling Drilling Mud Loss in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Theoretical Modelling and Field Data Analysis O. Razavi, H.P. Lee, J.E. Olson, R.A. Schultz, The University of Texas at Austin
1545-1610 187085 Drilling An Innovative Organophillic Clay-Free Invert Emulsion Fluid (OCF-IEF) Facilitates the Successful Running of the Longest 6 5/8-in.Liner in the World M. Nasrallah, M. Gaber, Halliburton
1610-1635 187267 Drilling The Successful Application of Customized Fluids System to Effectively Bridge Across Extreme Overbalance Conditions - Case Histories from Saudi Arabian Fields I. Maley , Baker Hughes Inc; P.B. Jadhav, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; I.L. Everhard, Baker Hughes Solutions; A.V. Addagalla, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; M.O. Hassan, Baker Hughes Inc; B.A. Kosandar, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia
1635-1700 187122 Completions Towards a Complete Removal of Barite Weighted Water and Oil Based-Drilling Fluids in Single Stage M.A. Mahmoud, S. Elkatatny, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Alternate 187255 Drilling Settling Velocity of Particles in Viscoelastic Fluids: A Comparison of the Shear Viscosity vs Elasticity Effect S. Arnipally, E. Kuru, University of Alberta
Alternate 187219 Drilling A Robust Model to Estimate the Mud Loss into Naturally Fractured Formations
M.N. Bychina, G. Muramthookil Thomas, R. Khandelwal, R. Samuel, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston
14:00 - 17:00
06  Frac Modeling: From Injection Test to Treatment Simulation 214 C/D
Session Chairpersons Arash Dahi Taleghani - Louisiana State University, Charles David Pope - Devon Energy Corporation
This session includes modeling papers ranging from pre-frac tests to post-frac diagnostics and assessments. Realistic and reliable modeling tools may significantly improve treatment design and enhance the effectiveness of stimulation treatments.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187038 Completions Fracture Closure Stress: Reexamining Field and Laboratory Experiments of Fracture Closure Using Modern Interpretation Methodologies D.P. Craig, Reservoir Development LLC; R.D. Barree, Barree & Assocs. LLC; N.R. Warpinski, Retired; T.A. Blasingame, Texas A&M University
Alternate 187147 Completions Aggressive Fracturing Treatments in Horizontal Wells: Benefits and Pitfalls
A. Daneshy, Daneshy Consultants Intl.
1450-1515 187321 Completions After-Closure Idiosyncrasies of Fracture Calibration Test Analysis in Shale Formations
M. Marongiu-Porcu, Schlumberger Limited; A. Retnanto, Texas A&M University At Qatar
1545-1610 187254 Completions A Cost/Benefit Review of Completion Choices in the Williston Basin Using a Hybrid Physics Based Modeling/Multi-Variate Analysis Approach M.J. Mayerhofer, O. Oduba, K. Agarwal, H. Melcher, E. Lolon, J. Bartell, L. Weijers, Liberty Oilfield Services
1610-1635 187355 Completions Numerical Modeling of Proppant Transport in Complex Hydraulic Fracture Propagation G. Izadi, T. Hoeink, L. Cruz, Baker Hughes; D. Copeland, GeoNumerical Solutions
1635-1700 187376 Completions Proppant Transport in Fractures with Foam-Based Fracturing Fluids S. Tong, R. Singh, K.K. Mohanty, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 187191 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Model for DFIT Fracture Injection and Falloff Pressure Match G. Liu, C.A. Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston
Alternate 187348 Completions New Variable Compliance Method for Estimating In-Situ Stress and Leak-off from DFIT data H. Wang, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
14:00 - 17:00
07  Decision Making and Portfolio 213 A/B
Session Chairpersons Leon Beugelsdijk - Shell Global Solutions International BV, Randal M Brush - William M Cobb & Associates Inc
Redesigning, Balance and Project Assessment are just a few of the topics being presented in this Decision Making session
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187283 Management & Information Eliminate Decision Bias in Facilities Planning
Z. Cristea, Stochastic Asset Management; T. Cristea, Independent
1425-1450 187346 Management & Information Critical Drivers in Optimizing Unconventional Portfolios Through Rigorous Rig Year Concept C.N. Capps, B. Gbosi, 3esi-Enersight
1450-1515 187150 Management & Information Balanced Scorecard and Strategic Map Applied to Portfolio Management F.L. Creus, Electrosistemas SA
1545-1610 187402 Management & Information Quantitative Assessment of the Impact of Sparse Data and Decision Bias on Reservoir Recovery Forecasts
W.S. Meddaugh, Midwestern State University; W. Meddaugh, none; B. McCray, Midwestern State University
14:00 - 17:00
08  Well Testing and Modelling 217 B/C
Session Chairpersons Aysegul Dastan - Chevron Corporation, Prasant Sainani - ConocoPhillips Co
This session explores the state of the art in dynamic reservoir characterization, including pressure transient analysis, production analysis, drill stem testing, and pressure pulse testing. Applications include multi-fractured horizontal wells, gas wells, ultra-low permeability reservoirs. Papers presented in this session include case studies that integrate pressure transient analysis data with log measurements and cover a variety of technologies including waterflood optimization and permanent downhole gauge data analysis.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187412 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Estimation of Non-Uniform Production Rate Distribution of Multi-Fractured Horizontal Well through Pressure Transient Analysis: Model and Case Study J. Qin, S. Cheng, Y. He, L. Luo, Y. Wang, N. Feng, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; T. Zhang, University of Texas at Austin; G. Qin, University of Houston; H. Yu, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
1425-1450 187063 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Estimating Ultra Low Permeability at Multiple Locations Using Simultaneous Impulse Tests: A Fit for Purpose Pressure Transient Solution and Its Field Application L. Zhan , P.S. Fair, Shell International E&P Co.; R.J. Dombrowski, Shell; E.N. Quint, Shell Exploration & Production Co; R. Cao, Shell International E&P Co.
1450-1515 187280 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Monitoring and Improvement of Waterflooding Sweep Efficiency Using Pressure Pulse Testing M. Shakiba, The University of Texas At Austin; S. Hosseini, Bureau of Economic Geology; K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin
1545-1610 187285 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Successful Application of Well Testing and Electrical Resistance Tomography To Determine Production Contribution of Individual Fracture and Water-breakthrough Locations of Multifractured Horizontal Well in Changqing Oil Field, China Y. He, S. Cheng, J. Qin, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; J. Chen, Changqing Oilfield Company, PetroChina; Y. Wang, N. Feng, H. Yu, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
1610-1635 187410 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Extension of Capacitance-Resistance Model to Tracer Flow for Determining Reservoir Properties N. Naudomsup, L.W. Lake, The University of Texas At Austin
1635-1700 187232 Production & Operations Analytical Development of a Dynamic IPR for Transient Two-Phase Flow in Reservoirs P. Cavalcanti De Sousa, Texas A&M University; A. Posenato, The University of Texas at Austin; P.J. Waltrich, Louisiana State University
Alternate 187181 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Recurrent Neural Networks for Permanent Downhole Gauge Data Analysis C. Tian, R.N. Horne, Stanford University
Alternate 187223 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Successful Integration of Drillstem Testing, Closed Chamber Testing, and Wireline Formation Testing: A Deepwater Case History M. Azari, W. Khan, Halliburton; H. Elshahawi, Shell
Alternate 187334 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analyzing Gas Well Production Data through the Application of the Connected Reservoir Storage Model D. Childers, X. Wu, University of Oklahoma
14:00 - 17:00
09  PVT and Gas EOR 214 A
Session Chairpersons Ram R. Ratnakar - Shell Intl E&P, Inc., Xingru Wu - University of Oklahoma, Birol Dindoruk - Shell International E&P Co.
The session will present novel research, development and application works related to fluid properties and phase equilibria including but not limited to gas injection EOR applications, interplay of fluid properties and multi-phase flow properties. The presentations address the computational aspect of PVT for various applications for complex fluid systems and containment. Furthermore, the session will extend to nanoparticle effects on flow and saturation in terms of CO2 injection.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187356 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Maximizing CO2 Accumulation in Storage Reservoirs: Interplay between Permeability Retardation and Capillary Trapping of Rising CO2 B. Ren, J. Delaney, L.W. Lake, The University of Texas At Austin; S.L. Bryant, University of Calgary
1425-1450 187243 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Gas Injection for GOM Deepwater Wilcox Trend Fields Development: Challenges and Recovery Potential
A. Oghena, D. Zhou, R. Fitzmorris, A. Chawaithe, J. De La Colina, Chevron; J. Orribo, M. Gentry, Chevron ETC
1450-1515 187349 Reservoir Description & Dynamics High Pressure Tertiary-CO2 Flooding in a Fractured Chalk Reservoir
M. Ghasemi, W. Astutik, Petrostreamz AS; S. Alavian, C.H. Whitson, Pera A/S; L. Sigalas, D. Olsen, Geol Survey-Denmark/Greenland; V. Suicmez, Maerskoil AS
1545-1610 187057 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Confinement on Bubble Point Temperature Shift of Hydrocarbon Mixtures: Experimental Investigation Using Nanofluidic Devices M. Alfi, H. Nasrabadi, D. Banerjee, Texas A&M University
1610-1635 187316 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact of Pore Confinement on Production Behavior and GOR Profiles of Unconventional Reservoirs
T. Calisgan, E. Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines; T. Firincioglu, H. Sarak, C. Ozgen, Nitec, LLC
1635-1700 187093 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Experimental Study of Non-equilibrium CO2-Oil Interactions M. Yassin, University of Alberta; A. Habibi, University of Alberta Library; S. Eghbali, University of Alberta; A. Zolfaghari Sharak, University of Alberta Library; H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta
Alternate 187384 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Revisiting Thomson Equation for Accurate Modeling of Pore Scale Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbon Solvents I. Al-Kindi, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
Alternate 187168 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Nanoparticles on Flow Alteration and Saturation during CO2 Injection and Post Flush X. Zhang, China University of Petroleum - Beijing at Karamay; F. Tian, Sulige Gas Field Research Center of PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company; H. Zhou, Faculty of Earth Resources, China University of Geosciences-Wuhan; H. Du, C. Ding, Petrochina Xinjiang Oilfield Company; J. Wang, China University of Petroleum-Beijing; D. DiCarlo, The University of Texas At Austin
14:00 - 17:00
10  Flow Assurance Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Session Chairpersons Francisco J.S. Alhanati - C-FER Technologies, Zaharia Cristea - Stochastic Asset Management
This session will cover the state of the art development and case studies in multiphase flow and flow assurance
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187327 Projects, Facilities & Construction Identification of Optimum Closure Relationships for a Mechanistic model using a Data Set from a Low-Liquid Loading Subsea Pipeline D. Roullier, The Univesity of Tulsa; M.E. Shippen, Schlumberger; P.E. Adames, Virtual Materials Group Inc; E. Pereyra, C. Sarica, University of Tulsa
1425-1450 187252 Projects, Facilities & Construction Investigation of Performance of Paraffin Inhibitors under Different Operating Conditions
A. Dubey, Y. Chi, The University Of Tulsa; N. Daraboina, C. Sarica, University of Tulsa
1450-1515 187229 Projects, Facilities & Construction Pressure Effects on Pressure Gradient and Liquid Holdup in Two-Phase Oil-Gas Low-Liquid-Loading Flow in Horizontal Pipes D.H. Vuong, C. Sarica, E. Pereyra, University of Tulsa; A. Al-Sarkhi, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
1545-1610 187406 Projects, Facilities & Construction Waxy-Crude Production Challenges in Deepwater Subsea Environment-offshore Egypt H.S. Mahmoud Ginidy, A.M. Ali, A.S. Shamsia, M. Ragheb, Rashid Petroleum Company
1610-1635 187386 Production & Operations Next Generation Pour Point Depressants based on Novel Polymer Modifications S. Scherf, Sasol Germany GmbH; S. Scherf , ; A. Boddien, Sasol Germany GmbH
1635-1700 187404 Projects, Facilities & Construction Hydrate Plug Remediation in Deepwater Well Testing: A Quick Method to Assess the Plugging Position and Severity Y. Zhao, Z. Wang, J. Yu, S. Pan, J. Zhang, B. Sun, China University of Petroleum (East China)
Alternate 187278 Projects, Facilities & Construction A New Approach to Determine Asphaltenes Stability B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
14:00 - 17:00
SS 01  Sustainable Development Technical Section: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Oil and Gas Industry Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Moderator(s) Johana Louise Dunlop - Schlumberger Limited
Speaker(s) Brian Sullivan - IPIECA, Olaf Martins - International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, Kristie S McLin - ConocoPhillips Co, Dan Domeracki - Schlumberger

The SPE is in its 7th year of supporting the oil and gas industry in accelerating its integration of sustainability practices. A thriving Sustainable Development Technical Section now exists with nearly 1,000 members and substantial activity being undertaken by the SPE and its members, increasingly at chapter level, at technical and discipline events, through technical papers, collaboration with other industry organizations and through a range of work groups For the last three ATCE's the Sustainable Development Technical Section has produced a Sustainability Special Session for attendees.

This year we want to engage more deeply with the decision makers through a Special Panel Session and through an engagement stand where the conversation can be sustained throughout ATCE in clinic and informal format.

The United Nations has adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals intended to engage all actors in society in addressing critical challenges facing humanity from universal access to education to protection of our oceans and our drinking water, to climate change to poverty alleviation to gender parity not to mention job creation and infrastructure.

The oil and gas industry has contributed significantly to socio-economic development over the last two centuries. Some would assert that the oil and gas industry has contributed more than any other industry to enabling socio-economic development over that time. Others would assert that such may be the case but at too high a price for the planet. The question facing the world is how development can be sustainable over the long-term? Our industry is at the nexus of these challenges - an exciting place to be.

The UN 17 goals have been accepted as a viable execution and engagement framework and their uptake has been rapid across all actors in society. These goals may appear too aspirational, too nebulous or remotely connected to our industry. Even if they appear desirable they can be challenging to translate in to the language of business, into metrics that sit easily alongside more seasoned business metrics, in to performance goals that are compatible with mainstream business goals. IPIECA has undertaken, on behalf of the oil and gas sector, a mapping of the goals such that each company and other actor in the industry can identify the goals to which it has greatest connection and can create a road map to contribute to the reaching of these goals.

This panel session will bring together experts in sustainability and in the oil and gas domain. The session will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals as a useful lens and will engage a highly articulate audience and equip them to go home and consider how they can connect to the goals in their daily operations, their decisions and their performance goals for the short and long term.

Advisors to program:
Trey Shaffer, Technical Director, HSSE-SR & Partner, ERM
Johana Dunlop, Chair, Sustainable Development Technical Section
Linda Battalora, Vice-Chair SPE Sustainable Development Technical Section & Professor, Colorado School of Mines

15:15 - 15:45
15:15 - 15:45
17:00 - 18:00
17:30 - 19:00
University Alumni Receptions Grand Hyatt (unless otherwise noted)
Cairo University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Mission A
Canadian University Alumni Reception Event

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Colorado School of Mines Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Lonestar Ballroom F
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Louisiana State University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Presidio B
Marietta College Alumni Reception Grandy Hyatt - Travis A & B
Mississippi State University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Mission B
Missouri University of Science and Technology Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Presidio A
Montana Tech Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Lonestar Ballroom A
New Mexico Tech Alumni Reception Omni La Mansion del Rio
Oklahoma State University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Crockett C & D
Pennsylvania State University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Lonestar Ballroom B
Stanford University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Crockett A & B
Texas A&M University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Texas Ballroom D
Texas Tech University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Lonestar Ballroom C
The University of Texas at Austin Grand Hyatt - Texas Ballroom A
The University of Tulsa Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Texas Ballroom B
University of Kansas Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Seguin B
University of Oklahoma Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Lonestar Ballroom E
University of Southern California Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Seguin A
West Virginia University Alumni Reception Grand Hyatt - Travis C & D
18:30 - 21:30
CO2 Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Technical Section Dinner
Ticketed Event

How SPE Members Can Play a Key Role in Scaling Up Global CCUS Projects that Will Sustain Carbon-based Fuel Demands During the Energy Transition

Join a panel of key speakers from academia, the industry and government to hear their insights on global CCUS challenges and discuss opportunities for all the Society’s members to play a large role in scale-up projects to sustain carbon-based fuel demand during the energy transition. This interactive session will offer thoughtful discussion and collaboration between the panelists and the dinner guests. 


This technical section dinner is a ticketed event which requires additional registration. Learn more about registering for ATCE and about ticketed events.



Charles D. McConnell
Executive Director
Rice University, Energy and Environment Initiative


Concetto Fischetti
Engineering Director

Vanessa Nunez-Lopez
Research Scientist Associate IV
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas - Austin


18:30 - 21:30
Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics Technical Section Dinner
Ticketed Event

Why Data Analytics is only Half the Answer

Almost everyone who talks about Artificial Intelligence is referring to neural, net-based machine learning from big data, or some other sort of data analytics. Learning and using those patterns is a lot like what our right brain hemispheres do. It enables AIs to react quickly and often adequately. But a humans left-brain hemisphere reasons more slowly, logically, and causally. 

A human's "super-power" is harnessing both types of reasoning, and the most powerful AI solutions in the coming decade will likewise be hybrids of right-brain-like "thinking quickly" and left-brain-like "thinking slowly.” The ability to rationalize decisions will make near-future AI systems such as autonomous cars, household robots, automated assistants to petroleum engineers,  and AI-powered social media, far more trusted. 

Cypcorp CEO Doug Lenat will recap the methods AI has developed for this sort of symbolic representation and automated "thinking slowly" reasoning, the progress over the last several decades, and the current state of the art.

This technical section dinner is a ticketed event which requires additional registration. Learn more about registering for ATCE and about ticketed events.


Doug Lenat




Tuesday, October 10

07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Student Paper Contests: Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Divisions

Watch the winning presentations from the regional Student Paper Contests while they compete for the international prize. Contests take place across three rooms for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD divisions.

08:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 12:00
Soft Skills Session I - Intrinsic Motivation
Ticketed Event

Speaker Giovanni Paccaloni will discuss the sources, rewards, and outcomes of intrinsic motivation, as well as the huge impact of intrinsic motivation on personal and professional growth, career development, and outstanding business results.

08:30 - 17:00
Startup Village

SPE, in partnership with the Rice Alliance, is hosting an event showcasing emerging energy companies. Eligible companies will compete for prize money, followed by afternoon discussions about building startups.

08:30 - 11:55
11  Petroleum Education and Methods 214 B
Session Chairpersons Nestor F Saavedra - Ecopetrol-ICP, Dwayne Christopher Purvis - Dwayne Purvis P.E. and Ethics, Training and Professionalism
The latest in both the "what" and the "how" of formal education.
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 187160 Management & Information Fact-Based Energy Education for Non-Technical Students

J.R. Fanchi, Texas Christian University
0855-0920 187241 Management & Information Integrating Human Factors into Petroleum Engineering’s Curriculum: Essential Training for Students Y. Dadmohammadi, S. Salehi, R. Kiran, School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, The University of Oklahoma; J. Jeon, Z. Kang, Department Industrial & System Engineering, The University of Oklahoma; E.T. Cokely, V. Ybarra, Department of Psychology and The National Institute for Risk & Resilience, The University of Oklahom
0920-0945 187115 Management & Information The Changing Shape of Petroleum Engineering Education I. Ershaghi, D.L. Paul, University of southern california
0945-1010 187146 Management & Information Innovations in Engineering Graduate Course Delivery for Oil and Gas Professionals K. Goulis, I. Ershaghi, University of Southern California
1040-1105 187233 Management & Information Testing Tutorial-lecture Swapping Technique in Reservoir Engineering Course to Enhance Students' Learning Experience F. Hussain, P.R. Neal, University of New South Wales
1105-1130 187381 Management & Information An Analysis of Classroom Inversion in the Corporate Environment A.J. Thompson, ExxonMobil; D.V. Flores, Exxon Mobil Corporation; R.L. Pauls, ExxonMobil
1130-1155 187448 Management & Information Blended Learning for the Early Career Population: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Post Appraisal of Results
Y.M. Ermel, A.L. Espinel Diaz, Chevron Corporation; S. Yi, T. Lehmann, PetroSkills
08:30 - 11:55
12  Driving Sustainable Value from Digital Energy Revolution 216 A/B
Session Chairpersons Julian Guy Pickering - Geologix Services Ltd
As digital energy systems become mature sustaining gains is also a challenge. This session will present various case studies for showcasing the use of digital automation technologies for creating value for oil and gas operators: from real-time surveillance, enhanced data quality management to process and improved governance though Business Process Automation
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187300 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Identifying Cost-effective Waterflooding Optimization Opportunities In Mature Reservoirs From Data Driven Analytics A.F. Yrigoyen, L.A. Saputelli, A.J. Chacon, J.M. Chegin, Frontender Corporation
0855-0920 187222 Production & Operations Creating Value by Implementing an Integrated Production Surveillance and Optimization System - An Operator’s Perspective S. Sankaran, D.K. Wright, H. Gamblin, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; D. Kumar, iLink Systems Inc.
0920-0945 187217 Management & Information Applying Data Management and Visualization to OPEX Reduction and Improved Asset Integrity Programs
B.V. Arciero, H. Ismail, Murphy E&P Company
0945-1010 187379 Management & Information A Meta-Data Framework for Transparency in Rate of Penetration (ROP) Calculations
K. Goncalves, P. Ashok, The University of Texas at Austin; M. Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Consulting; J.D. Macpherson, Baker Hughes; M. Behounek, Apache Corp.; M. Behounek, T. Thetford, B. Nelson, Apache
1040-1105 187375 Management & Information Improving Governance of Integrated Reservoir and Information Management Leveraging Business Process Management and Workflow Automation A. Escorcia, Frontender Corporation; R. Mohan, ADNOC; L. Saputelli, Frontender Corporation
1105-1130 187270 Management & Information A New Approach To Harness Data for Measuring Invisible Lost Time in Drilling Operations V. Lakhanpal, University of Houston; R. Samuel, Halliburton
1130-1155 187390 Management & Information Artificial Lift Applications for the Internet of Things W.G. Elmer, Encline Artificial Lift Technologies LLC
Alternate 187458 Production & Operations New Approach to Quantify Productivity of Fishbone Multilateral Well A.M. Hassan, A. Abdulraheem, S.M. Elkatatny, M.E. Ahmed, King Fahd University of petroleum & Minerals
08:30 - 11:55
13  New Techniques to Better Know your Reservoir 212 A/B
Session Chairpersons Annie Audibert-Hayet - Total SA, Maria Isabel Trujillo Vergara - Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
An insightful session that shows cutting edge technology that will help to undestand the way hydraulic fractures are mapped and thus modeled; new methodology to understand better reservoir performance using standard surveillance test such as Pressure transient test, Production logging test and tracer deployment. Also there is the opportunity to see the latest results in CO2 EOR in two case studies
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187196 Production & Operations FracBot Technology for Mapping Hydraulic Fractures
A.A. Alshehri, I.F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology; J.M. Servin, H. Schmidt, Saudi Aramco PE&D
0855-0920 187421 Reservoir Description & Dynamics On-Demand Reservoir Inflow Monitoring for Improving Reservoir Management Decisions B. Williams, Resman
0920-0945 187100 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Modeling of CO2 Leakage from CCS into Overlying Formations - Quest CCS Monitoring Evaluation J.R. Duer, Shell Canada Ltd.
0945-1010 187345 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Approach To Rejuvenate Brown Field By Validating Dynamic Model Response With Near-wellbore Saturation Monitoring S. Mishra, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; K.K. Natarajan, Schlumberger; A. Aggarwal, A. Ojha, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; A. Rincon, Schlumberger Middle East SA.; I. Khambra, Schlumberger Data & Consulting Services; A. Kumar, Schlumberger; G. Agrawal, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; P. Kakoty, N. Baruah, Oil India Limited; S.K. Dhiraj, Oil India Ltd.
1040-1105 187083 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Prognosis for Safe Water-Disposal-Well Operations and Practices Based on Reservoir Flow Modeling and Real-Time Performance Analysis
M.P. Gogri, J. Rohleder, University of Oklahoma; S. Kabir, University of Houston; M.J. Pranter, Z. Reza, University of Oklahoma
1105-1130 187116 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Post-Combustion CO2 EOR Development in a Mature Oil Field: Model Calibration Using a Hierarchical Approach F. Olalotiti-lawal, T. Onishi, A. Datta-gupta, Texas A&M University; Y. Fujita, K. Hagiwara, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation
1130-1155 187407 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Case Study: Multirate Multizone Production Logging and Testing Provides Real-Time Reservoir Insight for Stimulation Treatment Optimization in Deepwater GOM W. Khan, M. Azari, F. Hamza, Halliburton; H. Hadibeik, Halliburton Energy Services (OK); S. Ramakrishna, Halliburton
Alternate 187088 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Elemental Compositional Zoning Using Reservoir Formation Water Samples for Oilfield Applications I.A. Jimoh , Schlumberger Danmark A/S; E.G. Søgaard, J. Muff, M. Yahaya Kano, Aalborg University
Alternate 187464 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Predicting Dead-End Pore-Volume in a Reservoir from Single TracerExperiment J. Phirani, Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi; S. Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; H.J. Pant, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre ( BARC )
Alternate 187234 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Injection and Remote Real-Time Monitoring: Slurry Injection Case Study, Onshore USA Y. Guo, Advantek Waste Management Services; I.M. Mohamed, O.A. Abou-Sayed, A.S. Abou-Sayed, Advantek Waste Management Services LLC
08:30 - 11:55
14  Integrated Simulation Technology - Novel Techniques, Workflows, and Applications 217 D
Session Chairpersons Faruk Omer Alpak - Shell International E&P Co., Zhuoxin Bi - Anadarko Petroleum Corp
This session focuses on novel numerical reservoir simulation techniques and integrated application workflows. Selected papers address business-relevant problems in reservoir simulation for unconventional reservoirs, field development optimization, modeling of hydraulically and naturally fractured reservoirs, integration of geomechanical modeling into fluid-flow simulation, upscaling, phase behavior in nanopores, assisted history-matching and uncertainty quantification.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187298 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Generalized Derivative-free Rate Allocation Optimization for Water and Gas Flooding Using Streamline-based Method S. Tanaka, D. Kam, J. Xie, Z. Wang, X. Wen, K. Dehghani, Chevron Energy Technology Company; H. Chen, A. Datta-gupta, Texas A&M University
0855-0920 187081 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Methodology to Systematically Reduce Uncertainty Assimilating Quantitatively 4D Seismic and Well Data in a Probabilistic and Multi-objective History Matching. F.L. Almeida, A. Davolio, D.J. Schiozer, Universidade Estadual De Campinas
0920-0945 187250 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing-Induced Permeability Stimulation using Coupled Flow and Continuum Damage Mechanics M. Samnejad, F. Aminzadeh, B. Jha, University of Southern California
0945-1010 187113 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Adaptive Homogenization for Upscaling Heterogeneous Porous Medium G. Singh, Y. Amanbek, M.F. Wheeler, The University of Texas At Austin
1040-1105 187333 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Generalized Multiscale Coupling of Triple-Continuum Model and Discrete Fracture Network for Carbonate Reservoir Simulation M. Wang, Texas A&M University; C. Wei, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina; H. Song, University of Science and Technology Beijing; Y. Efendiev, Texas A&M University; Y. Wang, Texas A&M University At Qatar
1105-1130 187202 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Field Study: Embedded Discrete Fracture Modeling with Artificial Intelligence in Permian Basin for Shale Formation S. Du, Chevron; B. Liang, Chevron N America Upstream; Y. Lin, Chevron Products Co.
1130-1155 187284 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Bayesian Optimization Framework for Computationally Expensive Optimization Problem in Tight Oil Reservoirs S. Wang, S. Chen, University of Calgary
Alternate 187297 Reservoir Description & Dynamics System Density of Oil-Gas Mixtures: Insights from Molecular Simulations M. Mehana, University of Oklahoma; M.M. Fahes, University of Oklahoma MPGE; L. Huang, University of Oklahoma
Alternate 187307 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Phase Behavior in Shale Organic and Inorganic Nanopores From Molecular Simulation B. Jin, Texas A&M University; H. Nasrabadi, Texas A&M University (PE DEPT)
Alternate 187186 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Development of a Coupled Geomechanics and Reservoir Simulator Using a Staggered Grid Finite Difference Approach C. Gao, K.E. Gray, The University of Texas At Austin
08:30 - 11:55
15  Advances in Directional Drilling Innovations 217 A
Session Chairpersons Michael Ross Wells - GE Oil & Gas, Nicholas John Lyons - Baker Hughes Inc
The current economic environment dictates that the drilling industry reduce CAPEX and improve efficiency. Recent innovations in wellbore trajectory control, drilling vibration mitigation, and drilling performance show great promise. This session showcases new technologies around new unique sensors, automated drilling techniques, and advanced numerical methods that lead the way to overall improvements in drilling performance.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187313 Drilling Active Acoustic Ranging to Locate Two Nearby Wellbores in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico B.H. Poedjono, B.H. Poedjono , S. Alatrach, A. Martin, Schlumberger; R.B. Goobie, W.T. Allen, E. Sweeney, BP
0855-0920 187073 Drilling Well Collision Avoidance - Separation Rule
S.J. Sawaryn, Consultant; H.F. Wilson, Baker Hughes Inc; J. Bang, Gyrodata Inc.; E. Nyrnes, Statoil ASA; A. Sentance, Dynamic Graphics, Inc.; B.H. Poedjono, R. Lowdon, Schlumberger; I.D. Mitchell, J. Codling, Halliburton; P.J. Clark, Chevron Corporation; W.T. Allen, BP
0920-0945 187445 Management & Information Real-Time Bit Wear Prediction Using Adaptive Data Analytics V. Lakhanpal, University of Houston; R. Samuel, Halliburton
0945-1010 187317 Drilling Lean System Aids in the Selection of an Engineered Elastomer/Stator Configuration Leading to Improved Downhole Performance and Field Economics J. Gauthier, M. Grimes, BHP; J.E. Rebellon, A. Brown, PV Fluid Products
1040-1105 187249 Drilling The Effect of Survey Station Interval on Wellbore Position Accuracy J.M. Codling, Halliburton
1105-1130 187082 Drilling New Wireless Acoustic Telemetry System Allows Real-time Downhole Data Transmission Through Regular Drillpipe. A. Hawthorn, XACT Downhole Telemetry Inc.; S. Aguilar, XACT Downhole Telemetry
1130-1155 187220 Drilling Solid State Gyro While Drilling Technology Provides Accuracy And Robustness R. Lowdon, J. Igarashi, A.D. Sargin, Schlumberger
Alternate 187370 Drilling Deployment of a Self-Adjusting Bit to Solve Todays Drilling Vibration Challenges and Optimize Performance
A. Phillips, T.M. Stefanik, Baker Hughes Inc
Alternate 187043 Drilling Improved Autodriller Performance with Direct Drillstring Measurements in the Drawworks Control Loop
I.M. Soukup, National Oilwell Varco Downhole Tools Division; M. Boudreaux, R. Ramirez, NOV; J. Anderson, National Oilwell Varco; J. Shim, University of Tulsa
08:30 - 11:55
16  Fracturing Fluid and Proppant Technology 214 C/D
Session Chairpersons Harold Dean Brannon - Sun Drilling Products, Tim Tyler Leshchyshyn - Fracturing Horizontal Well Com Inc, Karthik Mahadev - BP America Inc
The session includes lessons learnt over 30 years from an industry-fund proppant studies, insights into performance of small mesh size in complex fracture environments, field evaluation of multifunctional coated proppants, development and evaluation of new fracturing fluids systems and flow-back additives.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187451 Completions Proppants- What 30 Years of Study has Taught Us R.J. Duenckel, Stim-Lab; R.D. Barree, Barree & Assocs. LLC; S. Drylie, L.G. Oconnell, K.L. Abney, Stim-Lab; M.W. Conway, Consultant; N. Moore, F. Chen, Stim-Lab
0855-0920 187449 Completions Mono & Thin Layer Performance of Small Mesh Size Proppants Placed in Horizontal Well Fracture Matrices R. Herskovits, Saint-Gobain Proppants; J. Shi , Saint-Gobain NorPro; I. Kidd, T. Fuss, J. Shi, C. Wilcox, T.R. Kaul, Saint-Gobain Proppants
0920-0945 187329 Completions A Multifunctional Coated Proppant: A Review of Over 30 Field Trials in Low Permeability Formations A. Radwan, Preferred Proppants, LLC
0945-1010 187148 Production & Operations Re-visit Impact of High Temperature Conditions (>150 °C) on Sulphate Scale Dissolver Performance
J. Lu, Shell E&P International Ltd; A.D. Gabrysch, Shell International E&P Co.; S. Gao, Shell Global Solutions; M. Yadav, Shell Exploration & Production Co; J. Lee, Shell E&P Laboratories; B. Daigle, J.N. LePage, AkzoNobel; R. Tomson, P. Guraieb, C. Yan, Tomson Technologies
1040-1105 187125 Completions Development of a Smart Fracturing Fluid for Tight and Unconventional Reservoirs M.N. Mohammed, M.A. Mahmoud, S.M. Elkatatny, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
1105-1130 187199 Completions Laboratory Evaluation of a Natural Gas-Based Foamed Fracturing Fluid G. Beck, C. Nolen, K. Hoopes, C. Krouse, M. Poerner, Southwest Research Institute; A. Phatak, S. Verma, Schlumberger
1130-1155 187200 Completions Improved Method to Evaluate Flow-Back Additives for Frac Fluids Used in Unconventional Reservoirs

R. Himes, M.M. Lansford, R.J. Duenckel, Stim-Lab Div of Core Laboratories; J.L. Snider, Energy Precision Testing Laboratory, LLC
Alternate 187092 Completions Flow Performance of Proppant in Hydraulic Fractures Below 2lb/ft2 D. Milton-Tayler, FracTech Ltd
08:30 - 17:00
17  Health, Safety and Security Innovation 213 A/B
Session Chairpersons Deonarine J Jaggernauth - Consultant
This session focuses of developments in health, safety and security in our industry.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187206 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility API RP 67 Recommended Practice for Oilfield Explosives Safety: Development of Proposed Changes to the Third Edition
D.N. Ayre, BP America Inc; J.M. Barker, Jet Research Center
0855-0920 187036 Completions Carbon Monoxide Hazards from Perforating During Plug and Abandonment Operations
T. Burky, G. Craddock, J. Mason, F. Rios Osorio, K.S. Harive, Halliburton
0920-0945 187069 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Mitigating Respirable Crystalline Silica with No Engineering Footprint J. Jackson, J. Hicks, J. Robinson, Unimin Corporation
0945-1010 187130 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Improving Fabrication Site Construction Safety with Industry Standardization
N. Popat, B. Perkins, N. Vassiliev, O. Reyes Valdes, Shell International Exploration and Production; C. Hawkes, M. Carvalho, International Association of Oil and Gas Producers
1010-1105 Invited Presenter - Richard Hearling R. Healing, Air Safety Engineering
1105-1130 187340 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Improving Malaria Prevention with Innovative Biotechnology Integration S. Ngunjiri, Fircroft; A. Brown, Air energi; A. Isnard, ExxonMobil; N. Taudon, Institut de recherche biomédicale des armées; C. Imbert, ISOS; F. Thierry, Ecole du Service de Santé des Armées; T. Leclipteux, O. Lefevre, CORIS BioConcept; J. Lichtenberger, AVS; C. Deffaud, BIOTEM; M. Diara, Exxonmobil
1130-1155 187048 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Shift Work Fatigue in the Petroleum Industry. A Proactive Fatigue Countermeasure K. Meijer, KM Human Factors Engineering; M. Robb, ORS Consulting; J. Smit, KM Human Factors Engineering
Alternate 187439 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Novel Networked Check Point System Keeps Track of Human and Vehicle Flow in and out of Oilfield Locations M. Haci, A. Quezada, WellFence LLC
Alternate 187271 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Applying Systems Approach to Wells Process Safety Management for HSE Goal Zero Sustainability A. Dedenuola, I. Ogbuji, P. Obanya, Shell Petroleum Development Company; O.A. Ogedegbe, Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria (SPDC); M. Akhideno, The Shell Petroleum Development Company
Alternate 187166 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility The Psychological Safety Of Oil And Gas Workers Of Different Professional Groups In The Arctic Y.A. Korneeva, N.N. Simonova, Northern Arctic Federal University; T. Tyulyubaeva, Northern (Arctic) Federal University
08:30 - 11:55
18  New and Innovative Well Logging Technologies 217 B/C
Session Chairpersons Richard R Pemper - Weatherford International Inc., Pingjun Guo - Exxon Mobil Corporation
This session will present the latest petrophysical Wireline and LWD logging technologies for evaluating properties of the reservoir.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187114 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Resolution and Accuracy of Neutron-Gamma Density Measurements Compared to Conventional Gamma-Gamma Density Measurements M.M. Luycx, C. Torres-Verdin, The University of Texas At Austin
0855-0920 187387 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Automated Mud Logging System As A Cost Efficient Way Of Acquiring Sub-surface Data: Results Of The Field Trial
A. Nikitin, Shell International Exploration and Production; Z. Krugliak, Ecotek Inc; V. Stepanov, ALS Oil and Gas; S. Dolan, Shell International Exploration and Production
0920-0945 187203 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Look Ahead Geosteering via Real Time Integration of Logging While Drilling Measurements with Surface Seismic
F. Arata, M. Mele, C. Tarchiani, Eni S.p.A.; G. Tosi, Eni Norge; F. Chinellato, Schlumberger; M. Mele, Eni S.p.A.; M. Nickel, W. Athmer, D.C. Salim, G.V. Dahl, Schlumberger Stavanger Research
0945-1010 187403 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Development of Multi-Detector Pulsed Neutron Instrument for Quantitative Gas Saturation Monitoring in Air- or Gas- filled Boreholes: Physics, Modelling and Application S.Q. Zhang, Baker Hughes Inc.; D. Chace, Baker Atlas; F. Inanc, J. Wu, Baker Hughes Inc; P. Yuan, Baker Hughes Inc.; S. Gade, Baker Hughes Solutions
1040-1105 187121 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Multisensor Inversion Technology for Imaging Near-Wellbore Petrophysical Properties from Resistivity, Sonic, and Density Data
S. Shetty, L. Liang, V. Simoes, F. Canesin, A. Boyd, S. Zeroug, B. Sinha, T. Habashy, Schlumberger; A.B. Domingues, C. Amorim, F. Abbots, Shell Oil Company
1105-1130 187127 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact of Conveyance System on Reservoir Characterization: New Opportunity for Highly Deviated Wells V. Raffaele, F. Pampuri, S. Terzuoli, A. Santo, Eni S.p.A.; D. French, Weatherford UK Ltd.; A. De Clemente, L. Ciulli, R. Rinaldi, Weatherford Mediterranea S.p.A.
1130-1155 187136 Drilling Geosteering and Mapping of Complex Reservoir Boundaries using an Integrated Data Approach S.A. Morris, Baker Hughes Inc; N. Selheim, Baker Hughes; F. Jonsbraaten, Baker Hughes Norway; I. Aarnes, Baker Hughes Solutions; R. Teelken, National Oilwell Varco
Alternate 187426 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optimized Formation Evaluation With Simultaneous Acquisition of Sigma-Based Fluid Saturation and Through-Casing Mineralogy - A Case-Study From Jurásico Units, México N. Alarcon, F.E. Mendez, J. Arenas, L. Rodriguez, S. Gade, Baker Hughes Inc; J.G. Morales, M.A. Morales Guzman, PEMEX
Alternate 187060 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improved Stoneley Wave Inversion Method for Fracture Evaluation
M. Collins, B. Hornby, Halliburton
Alternate 187373 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A New NMR-based Method for Wettability Assessment in Mixed-Wet Rocks S. Tandon, A. Rostami, Z. Heidari, The University of Texas At Austin
08:30 - 11:55
19  Flow Mechanisms in Porous Media 214 A
Session Chairpersons Stephen Arthur Marinello - Flotek Ind., Birol Dindoruk - Shell International E&P Co.
This session focuses on analyzing and modelling of transport behaviors through porous media covering topics from nano-scale molecular level to the multi-scale level.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187352 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Molecular Modeling of Organic Materials for Flow Simulation And Digital Source-rock Physics F. Feng , ; F. Feng, Texas A&M University; I. Akkutlu, Texas A&M University (PE DEPT)
0855-0920 187032 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Nanoscale Flow Chip Platform for Laboratory Evaluation of Enhanced Oil Recovery Materials M. Engel, IBM Research Brazil; B.H. Wunsch, IBM Research; R.N. Ferreira, R. Giro, P. Bryant, IBM Research Brazil; J.T. Smith, IBM Research; M.B. Steiner, IBM Research Brazil
Alternate 187275 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Low Salinity Water Injection: Effect of Acid and Base Functionality on Recovery Performance
T. Chavez, Y. Lu, RERI; A. Firoozabadi , Reservoir Engr. Research Inst.
0945-1010 187266 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Quantification of Transportation of Deformable Gel Particles in Porous Media
J. Wang, University of Petroleum China Beijing; H. Zhang, China University of Petroleum in Beijing; H. Liu, University of Petroleum China Beijing; W. Zhao, China University of Petroleum in Beijing; H. Liu, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; C. Yao, China University of Petroleum, East China; J. Zheng, CNPC Jidong Oilfield Company; Y. Shen, Texas Tech University
1040-1105 187286 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Multiscale Modeling of Shale Apparent Permeability: An Integrated Study of Molecular Dynamics and Pore Network Model S. Wang, Q. Feng, China University of Petroleum (East China); F. Javadpour, The University of Texas At Austin; M. Zha, R. Cui, China University of Petroleum (East China)
1105-1130 187152 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Novel Mathematical Models to Predict Preformed Particle Gel Placement and Propagation through Fractures S.M. Fakher, S.M. Fakher , S.M. Fakher , B. Bai, A.H. Imqam, Missouri University of Science & Tech; Y. Wang, China University of Petroleum East
1130-1155 187364 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Further Insights into the Mechanism of Disproportionate Permeability Reduction B. Liang, H. Jiang, J. Li, China University Of Petroleum (Beijing); R.S. Seright, New Mexico Inst-Mining & Tech; L.W. Lake, The University of Texas at Austin
Alternate 187369 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Three-Phase Microemulsion Relative Permeability Model for Chemical Flooding Reservoir Simulators H. Lashgari , G.A. Pope, M. Tagavifar, H. Luo, K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin; Z. Li, M. Delshad, Ultimate EOR Services
Alternate 187065 Reservoir Description & Dynamics On the Klinkenberg Effect of Multicomponent Gases S. Wang, Colorado School of Mines; Z. Pan, J.C. Zhang, CCDC Downhole Service Co; Z. Yang, Y. Wang, CNPC USA; Y. Wu, X. Li, Colorado School of Mines; A. Lukyanov, Delft University of Technology
Alternate 187064 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Interaction of Non-Darcy Flow Regimes Coupled and Pore Volume Compaction in Shale Gas Formations D. Davudov, University of Oklahoma MPGE; R. Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo, University of Oklahoma
08:30 - 11:55
NE 01  ROUND TABLE: Hurricane Harvey: The Impact to the Gulf Coast and the Oil and Gas Industry Room 301
Moderator(s) Robin Andrew Macmillan - National Oilwell Varco
This Round Table is designed to provide you with an opportunity to share, discuss and talk about what worked, what didn't work and what can we do to improve upon current issues in preparation for a disaster such as that of Hurricane Harvey.
08:30 - 11:55
SS 02  SPE Technical Directors: State-of-the-Technical Discipline - A Conversation with your SPE Technical Directors Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Moderator(s) Jose C Cunha - SPE Management and Information Technical Director, Trey Shaffer - SPE Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Technical Director
Speaker(s) Alfred Daniel Hill - SPE Director for Academia, Jennifer Lynne Miskimins - SPE Completions Technical Director, Jeff Moss - SPE Drilling Technical Director, Trey Shaffer - SPE Health, Saftey, Environment and Social Responsibilty Technical Director, Jose C Cunha - SPE Management and Information Technical Director, Hisham N h Saadawi - SPE Production and Facilities Technical Director, Thomas Alwin Blasingame - SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics Technical Director
The SPE Technical Directors will provide a "state-of-the-discipline" update for each discipline. The session will focus on the 1) Most urgent technical challenges; 2) most important technical challenges; 3) what is new and improved; 4) posed questions including relating the present with the past, and what did we do when and why; and 5) data/information that disciplines need today and tomorrow, and a summary of this year’s conferences.
08:30 - 11:55
SS 03  Separations Technology Technical Section: Separation Insanity - Designing the Way We Always Have to Meet Future Requirements Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Moderator(s) Peggy Lane - BP, Jimmie M Riesenberg - Chevron Corporation
Speaker(s) Ali Kashi - FMC Technologies Inc, Arno Visser - National Oilwell Varco, Dag Tinus Kvamsdal - Schlumberger, Bryan Vincent Arciero - Murphy E&P Company, Graeme Smith - Maxoil Solutions Inc
The traditional way of designing facilities for separations is challenged to meet today's requirements of performance and cost reduction through space/weight savings. Long-used approaches may not meet future needs. The key is taking the best of the past and applying them/modifying them to remain relevant. We need to improve our understanding of how chemicals, flow conditioning (or the lack thereof), full life operating envelopes, and production fluid changes affect facilities operations. The session will provide a forum to focus our attention and efforts as we move forward.
09:00 - 17:30
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09:00 - 12:00
Student Communication Skills Workshop

This workshop will give students the opportunity to work in a small group to hone their networking abilities and refine their communication skills. Activities aim to develop insight into working in a truly global industry, from cultural implications to practical advice for the workplace.

10:10 - 10:40
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11:30 - 13:30
12:00 - 13:30
12:15 - 13:45
Topical Luncheon: R&D Technical Section
Ticketed Event

A View from Industry CTOs

New oil price paradigm, rapid digitization, and automation in combination with unabated focus on operational safety has introduced new challenges in technology development and potentially alters our investment perspective.

This session will bring you up close with technology leaders for their insights on advancements for the next decade. CTOs of major operators will spotlight the challenges and opportunities that are being discussed in board rooms and are getting the attention of senior management. The luncheon will also discuss the potential solutions where the collective industry is required to make an additional investment. This interactive session is designed to provide insights and takeaways, as well as new perspective for your technology and business roadmaps.


This technical section luncheon is a ticketed event which requires additional registration. Learn more about registering for ATCE and about ticketed events.


Shantanu Agarwal
Chairperson, SPE R&D Technical Section
Partner at Energy Ventures Private Equity

Navneet Behl
VP, Operations
Apache Corp.

Greg Leveille

Jon E. Olson
Chair and Frank W. Jessen Professor
Lois K. and Richard D. Folger Leadership Chair, University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering   

Mathias Schlecht
Vice President Enterprise Technology
Baker Hughes, a GE Company

12:15 - 13:45
Topical Luncheon: Wellbore Positioning
Ticketed Event
Moderator(s) Robert Wylie, President, xnDrilling

The ISCWSA has developed methods of dealing with survey measurement uncertainties, but what does this mean in “Real Time?” These positional uncertainties also impact other aspects of Drilling Systems Automation, such as ROP determination and correlations with subsurface models. Is there a solution?”

13:00 - 16:30
Soft Skills Session II - How To Succeed During the Industry Downturn
Ticketed Event

Featuring speaker, Lori Dalrymple, this workshop focuses on the primary aspects of teamwork, leadership, and negotiation, and briefly highlights a few other key skills to navigate the industry during this difficult time.

14:00 - 18:00
Career Pathways Fair

This event will provide an opportunity for both students and young professionals to speak with those already working in different careers in oil and gas. Speak with experienced and recent specialists to find the answers you really want to know and put you on the right direction for your career.

14:00 - 17:00
20  Mid-career Professional Development 214 B
Session Chairpersons William S Fiffick - Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd., Syed Mohammad Razaa - Kuwait Oil Company
Tools and assistance to learn the things to help you succeed.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187239 Management & Information Development of a Technology Transfer Model in the 2020 Era for the Oil and Gas Industry J. Viscomi, Petroleum Technology Transfer Council; L.G. Schoeling, NeoTek Energy Inc.; T.E. Williams, RPSEA
1425-1450 187395 Management & Information Delivering Better Business Outcomes with Soft Skills C. Howes, Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC; L.R. Dalrymple, AOC LLC; J.S. Nelson, Saudi Aramco (UPDC); G.J. Solomon, Hanuman Energy Ltd
1450-1515 187205 Management & Information Members in Transition: Career Planning, Job Search, Entrepreneurship and Innovation C. Howes, Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC; J.R. Hite, Inwood Solutions, LLC; D.A. De Clute-Melancon, Weatherford
1545-1610 187248 Management & Information Coaching: An Effective Learning Tool to Fill Competency Gaps-a Case Study of an Upstream Oil & Gas Company
E.H. Al-Daihani, A.K. Nandi, S.M. Razaa, S. Usmani, Kuwait Oil Company
1610-1635 187268 Management & Information Innovative Solutions to Creating an Accelerated Training & Development Program for Technical Field Personnel S. Robert, W.S. Fiffick, R. Guillory, Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd.
1635-1700 187169 Management & Information Empowering Technical Professionals With Effective Soft Skills Leads to a More Successful Business L.R. Dalrymple, AOC, LLC; E.D. Dalrymple , AOC LLC
Alternate 187187 Management & Information Keeping Qualification and Competence Simple K. Nuttall, Torch Solutions Group
Alternate 187201 Management & Information Emerging Leaders Alliance-The Application of Salient Learnings in Corporate Organizations Y.U. Pradhan, Texas Oil & Gas Institute; A.A. Sturrock, Chevron North America E&P; M. Kotenev, SASOL Petroleum Intl.; N. Nunoo, National Oilwell Varco Downhole Tools Division; Y. Song, Texas Oil & Gas Institute
14:00 - 17:00
21  Advances in Multiphase Flow Modeling of Wellbores and Pipes 216 A/B
Session Chairpersons Bertrand C Theuveny - Schlumberger Technology Corp., Silviu Livescu - Baker Hughes
This session highlights the latest developments in dynamic well flow modeling. The selected presentations include laboratory, theoretical and numerical multiphase well flow studies to mimic downhole flow conditions and identify challenging production and lift problems.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187212 Production & Operations Experimental Study of the Multiphase Flow of Sand, Viscous Oil and Gas in a Horizontal Pipe P. Hulsurkar, University of Alaska Fairbanks; O.O. Awoleke, University of Alaska - Fairbanks; M. Ahmadi, University of Alaska Fairbanks
1425-1450 187393 Projects, Facilities & Construction Transient Operations and Instabilities in Different Production Scenarios: Modeling and Validation F. Almudairis, H. Zhang, University of Tulsa
1450-1515 187072 Production & Operations A Fast and Robust Compositional,Multi-Phase,Non-Isothermal Wellbore Hydraulics Model for Vertical Wells V.B. Putcha, T. Ertekin, Pennsylvania State University
1545-1610 187272 Projects, Facilities & Construction Dynamic Modeling to Support the Successful Startup of a Challenging Well
J.Y. Wang, A. Troshko, F. Gallo, C.S. Mayer, D.F. Rosenbaum, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; T. Lopez, D.E. Helgestad, Esso Norge AS; P. Seitinger, ExxonMobil Production Co.
1610-1635 187291 Production & Operations Shifting Turner’s Paradigm: Gas Wells Can Produce in Slug Flow M. Marino, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij; W. Schiferli, Shell Global Solutions International; C.A. Veeken, Petroleum Development Oman; J. Smith, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij
1635-1700 187171 Production & Operations Understanding the Deviation of Horizontal Wolfcamp Well GOR from Type-curve GOR in the Gas-condensate Region of the Permian Basin A. Gaurav, Texas Standard Oil Company
Alternate 187049 Projects, Facilities & Construction CFD Simulation of Critical Sand Deposition Velocity for Solid-Liquid Slurry Flow
R. Dabirian, R.S. Mohan, O. Shoham, University of Tulsa
Alternate 187354 Production & Operations A Fully-coupled Wellbore/Reservoir Model for Transient Liquid Loading in Horizontal Gas Wells H. Tang, A.R. Hasan, J.E. Killough, Texas A&M University
14:00 - 17:00
22  Value in Reserves and Resources 212 A/B
Session Chairpersons Oumer Tahir - Hunting Energy Services, Khalid Mohammed AlSalem - Saudi Aramco
This session will discuss changes, comparisons and trends within the global reserves and resources
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187031 Management & Information Development of Natural Gas Assets in Frontier Offshore Areas Under Challenging Technical and Economic Environment - A Project Finance with Real Options Approach J. Aliaga, Petrobras America Inc.; V.A. Huerta Quinones, Savia Peru S A
1425-1450 187143 Management & Information Maximization Of Major Oil and Gas Project Value At Identification/Access Stage By Reframing Of Exploration Strategy V. Orlov, Gazpromneft NTC; R. Oshmarin , ; R. Oshmarin, A. Bochkov, Gazpromneft NTC; Y. Masalkin, Gazprom Neft; S. Yakovlev, V. Ulyanov, M. Danilin, NIS
1450-1515 187162 Management & Information People and Process: Integration of Technology and Organizational Alignment for Successful Implementation of a Strategic Capital Investment Portfolio
D.S. Fulford, G.P. Starley, M. Berry, Apache Corporation; D.W. Turk, Terminus Data Science LLC; J.R. DuBois, 3esi-Enersight
1545-1610 187332 Management & Information Change Culture, Compete On Costs and Deliver: A Success Story On Adapting A Worldwide International Oil Company Organization To A Challenging Low Oil Price Environment S. Saintpere, K. Hannaford, E. Baldy, S. Ludosan, A. Ndiaye, F. Cousin, Total
1610-1635 187195 Management & Information Comparison between Production and Economic Indicators in the Production Strategy Selection for Polymer Flooding V.E. Botechia, D.J. Schiozer, University of Campinas
1635-1700 187070 Management & Information Quantifying The Value In Geoscientific Information Using Panel Data Econometrics F. Alvarado, Colorado School of Mines
14:00 - 17:00
23  Completion Optimization 217 D
Session Chairpersons Francisco E Fragachan - Weatherford Houston, Junichi Sugiura - Scout Downhole Inc, Patrick York - Weatherford
This session showcases new technologies, case histories, and best practices related to completion optimization in unconventional plays. Innovative approaches to improve well performance are included.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187337 Completions Stop, Drop and Circulate; An Engineered Approach to Coiled Tubing Drillouts
C.D. Pope, A. Charlton, J. Inscore, R. Epperson, B. Sumner, Devon Energy
1425-1450 187045 Completions Diversion - Be Careful What You Ask For C.W. Senters, R.S. Leonard, C. Ramos, T. Wood, R.A. Woodroof, ProTechnics
1450-1515 187204 Completions Electronic Sliding Sleeve for Unlimited Zone Multistage Completion System M. Merron, Z.W. Walton, M.L. Fripp, Halliburton
1545-1610 187446 Completions Unconventional Completions Optimization in the Upper and the Lower Montney Formations, Canada. O.Q. Mohammed, North Oil Company; R.S. Kassim, Missouri University of Science & Technology; L.K. Britt, Britt Rock Mechanics Laboratory; S. Dunn-Norman, Missouri University of Science & Technology
1610-1635 187315 Completions Modern Completion Optimization in the Haynesville Shale
R. Cadotte, Halliburton Co.; A. Whitsett, Halliburton; M.A. Sorrell, Covey Park Energy LLC; B. Hunter, Covey Park Energy
1635-1700 187245 Completions Evolving Completion Technologies Mitigate Proppant Flowback
C.R. Swain, Crescent Point Energy Corp; J. Powell, S.M. Stadnyk, NCS Multistage Ltd.
Alternate 187126 Completions Proven Hydraulic Fracturing Field Applications for Real-Time Visualization and Monitoring System B.T. Hlidek, C. Lee, Packers Plus Energy Services
Alternate 187335 Completions Fully Dissolvable Fracturing Plug for Low-Temperature Wellbores

M.L. Fripp, Z. Walton, T. Norman, Halliburton
Alternate 187433 Completions An Engineered Approach to Design Biodegradables Solid Particulate Diverters: Jamming and Plugging M. Pordel Shahri, J. Huang, C.S. Smith, F.E. Fragachan, Weatherford International Ltd.
14:00 - 17:00
24  Drilling Challenges and Solutions 217 A
Session Chairpersons Robert Lee Dillenbeck - Chevron Corporation, Keith Wilson Lynch - ConocoPhillips Co
In just the last few years, the Drilling industry has made tremendous strides in improving efficiencies and overcoming significant technical challenges. Significant opportunities remain for even more gains. This session focuses on a handful of drilling challenges and their solutions. Topics include studies on high-frequency torsional vibration, stick/slip, a real time drilling advisory system, automated directional drilling correction, and use of MPD to enhance performance and operational safety.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187052 Drilling Meeting the Large Diameter Drilling Challenges and Securing Sustainable Performance Gains Using Hybrid Bit Technology in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
A.R. Chowdhury, R. Callais, Baker Hughes Inc; W. Rodrigue Jr, Baker Hughes; C.H. Alferez, Baker Hughes Inc; M.E. Anderson, I. Terziev, M. Angeles, Chevron USA
1425-1450 187447 Drilling Challenges and Lessons from Implementing a Real-Time Drilling Advisory System
B.J. Spivey, G.S. Payette, L. Wang, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; J.R. Bailey, ExxonMobil Development Co.; D.M. Sanderson, XTO Energy; S.W. Lai, B. Charkhand, A. Eddy, Pason Systems Corporation
1450-1515 187209 Drilling Automated Geometric Path Correction in Directional Drilling D.R. Joshi, Colorado School of Mines; R. Samuel, University of Houston
1545-1610 187173 Drilling Continuous High Frequency Measurement Improves Understanding of High Frequency Torsional Oscillation in North America Land Drilling Z. Zhang, Y. Shen, W. Chen, J. Shi, W. Bonstaff, K. Tang, D.L. Smith, Y.I. Arevalo, Schlumberger
1610-1635 187142 Drilling Enhancing Performance and Operational Safety of Argentinean Vaca Muerta Shale Wells by Drilling High Pressure Formations Using Managed Pressure Drilling M. Pozo, Total; F. Torres, J.I. Bedoya, Blade Energy Partners; J. Leroy, Total Austral; J. Montilva, Shell
1635-1700 187457 Drilling The Origin and Mechanism of Severe Stick-Slip Y. Shen, Z. Zhang, J. Zhao, W. Chen, Schlumberger; M.K. Hamzah, Schlumberger D&M; R.J. Harmer, G.C. Downton, Schlumberger
Alternate 187098 Drilling Achieving Directional Control and Rathole Elimination While Under-Reaming Depleted Formations with a Rotary Steerable System

J.A. Greenwood, Halliburton
Alternate 187455 Drilling Buckling of Concentric Strings (Pipe-in-Pipe) H. Kruger , Halliburton Co.; C. Li, University of Houston; R. Samuel, Halliburton
Alternate 187050 Drilling A New Well Positioning Technique: Access-Independent Ranging Solution for Providing Accurate Well Completion
H. Wu, P.L. Schiermeier, S.R. Hinke, Y. Fan, Halliburton
14:00 - 17:00
25  Re-Fracturing and Acid Stimulation 214 C/D
Session Chairpersons Mathew M Samuel - OPT Inc., Ibraheem Ahmed - Texas A&M University
This session presents the findings from the various applications of refracting and acid fracturing around the globe. the effectiveness of new fluid systems and modeling simulations will also be discussed.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187055 Completions The Role of Pore Pressure Depletion in Propagation of New Hydraulic Fractures During Refaracturing of Horizontal Wells A. Rezaei , University of Houston; M. Rafiee, Statoil Gulf Services LLC; F. Siddiqui, M. Soliman, University of Houston; G. Bornia, Texas Tech University
1425-1450 187236 Completions Proposed Refracturing Methodology in the Haynesville Shale T. Xu, Schlumberger Petrotechnical Services; G.J. Lindsay, Schlumberger Data & Consulting Services; J.D. Baihly, E. Ejofodomi, R. Malpani, D. Shan, Schlumberger
1450-1515 187444 Completions Enhanced Acid Fracturing with Improved Fluid Loss Control and Near Wellbore Diversion Increases Production in Kuwait
E.S. Mccartney, Baker Hughes, a GE Company; M.R. Al-Othman, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Alam, A. Nino-Penaloza, A. Pirogov, M. Nagarkoti, D.V. Gupta, A. Mendez, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1545-1610 187059 Completions Reaction Rate of a Novel In-situ Generated HCl Acid and Calcite E. Arslan, K. Sokhanvarian, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University; S. Nicole, K.L. Smith, Lubrizol Oilfield Solutions
1610-1635 187351 Completions Unique Design and Performance of a High Temperature Viscoelastic Diverter Pill for Sandstone Yields Better Diversion Response and Increased Production
M.J. Usie, Baker Hughes Inc; P.S. Carman, Baker Hughes; K. Langlinais, Baker Hughes Inc; A. Nino-Penaloza, Baker Hughes RRTC; E.S. Mccartney, Baker Hughes
1635-1700 187183 Completions Towards Geochemically Accurate Modeling of Carbonate Acidizing with HCl Acid M. Mahrous, A.S. Sultan, Department of Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals; E. Sonnenthal, Geochemistry Department, Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
14:00 - 17:00
26  Environment and Sustainability 213 A/B
Session Chairpersons Deonarine J Jaggernauth - Consultant
This session will focus on current trends in Environment and Sustainability
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187134 Production & Operations Offline Temporary Abandonment, Deepwater DVA
C. Hosli, Shell Upstream Americas; S.A. Shannon, Shell Oil Co.; R.B. Boyle, Shell Prospectg/Devel. Peru; D.A. Stein, Fulcrum Dynamics
1425-1450 187251 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Application of Innovative Leaching and Resource Utilization Technology to Treat Oily Drilling Cuttings on the Harmlessization Handle in the Tian Mountain Front Block in West China L. Li, CNPC Drilling Research Institute; D. Yin, L. Li, Petrochina Tarim Oilfield Company; Y. Yang, X. Xu, Z. Jie, CNPC
1450-1515 187167 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Innovations on Reducing Environmental Footprint of an EOR Project J. Xiao, Holding Energy Petroleum Engineering (BeiJing) Co.,Ltd.,
1545-1610 187123 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Fresh Water Neutral: Managing Water Use and Giving Back to the Environment
R. Greaves, R.D. Hartstein, D. Lincicome, P. Beck, M. Boothe, K.E. Olson, Southwestern Energy Company
1610-1635 187423 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Resource-Oriented Method of Oily Sludge Disposal in ASP Flooding Production
Z. Wang, Northeast Petroleum University; Z. Rui, Independent Project Analysis; X. Lin, Northeast Petroleum University; M. Xu, University of Western Australia; Y. Bai, J. Luo, Northeast Petroleum University
1635-1700 187144 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Design and Implementation of a Field Test for Biological Based VOC Emission Control for an Oil and Gas Production Facility in East Texas S. Khoramfar, K.D. Jones, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; J. Boswell, Boswell Environmental; G.E. King, Apache Corp.
Alternate 187119 Completions Employing Effective Water Treatment In West Texas To Mitigate Surface Equipment Failures S. Kakadjian, M. Solomon, Keane Group Holdings; R. Nwachukwu, Keane Group
14:00 - 17:00
27  Fluid Phase Behavior and Applications 217 B/C
Session Chairpersons Neha Bansal - Anadarko Petroleum Corp, Anastasios Boulis - Occidental Oil & Gas Intl.
This session will present several novel fluid properties related applications, research and development work. The presentations will discuss fluid characterization for unconventional reservoirs, asphaltene modelling and updates on EOS models to discuss interaction of phase behavior and fluid flow.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187405 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Comparison of PR-EOS with Capillary Pressure Model with Engineering Density Functional Theory on Describing the Phase Behavior of Confined Hydrocarbons Y. Liu, Z. Jin, H. Li, University of Alberta
1425-1450 187058 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Modeling of the Interaction between Asphaltene and Water for Multiphase Reservoir Fluids by Use of Cubic-Plus-Association Equation of State W. Jia, Southwest Petroleum University; R. Okuno, University of Texas At Austin
1450-1515 187422 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Multi-Scale Fluid Phase Behavior Simulation in Shale Reservoirs by a Pore-Size-Dependent Equation of State S. Luo, Texas A&M University, Department of Petroleum Engineering; J. Lutkenhaus, Texas A&M University, Department of Chemical Engineering; H. Nasrabadi, Texas A&M University (PE DEPT)
1545-1610 187156 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Quantitative Study on the Evolution of the Asphaltene Distribution During Gas Charge Processes J.Y. Zuo, S. Pan, Schlumberger; K. Wang, Schlumberger Technology Corp.; O.C. Mullins, Schlumberger; H. Elshahawi, Shell; J. Canas, L. Chen, H. Dumont, V. Mishira, G. Garcia, R. Jackson, Schlumberger
1610-1635 187163 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Statistical Mechanics Model for PVT Behavior in Nanopores Y.B. Coskuner, X. Yin, E. Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines
1635-1700 187170 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Reservoir Fluid Characterization Procedure for PC-SAFT Equation of State P. Tybjerg, K. Schou Pedersen, Calsep A/S
Alternate 187314 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Developing Equations of State for Unconventional Source Rock Fluids A. Allouache, R.D. Harrison, BHP Billiton Petroleum; E. Turek, BHP
Alternate 187067 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Verification Of Changing Bubble Points Of Oils In Shales: Effect Of Preferential Absorption By Kerogen And Confinement Of Fluids M. Pathak, The University of Utah; R. Velasco, University of Utah; P. Panja, U of Utah Energy & Geoscience Institute; M.D. Deo, The University of Utah
Alternate 187367 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Uncertainty Quantification and Reduction in Capillary Pressure and In-place Volume Measurements for Tight Rocks
S.S. Chhatre, H. Sahoo, K. Vidal, R. Longoria, P.D. Patel, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
14:00 - 17:00
28  Chemical EOR 214 A
Session Chairpersons Seung Ihl Kam - Louisiana State University, Baojun Bai - Missouri University of Science & Tech
This session focuses on flow mechanisms and enhanced oil recovery processes associated with injection of chemicals which commonly include polymers, surfactants, and alkaline.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187240 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improved Hydrocarbon Recovery using Mixtures of Energizing Chemicals in Unconventional Reservoirs K.K. Mohanty, S. Tong, C.S. Miller, The University of Texas At Austin; M.M. Honarpour, E. Turek, D. Peck, BHP Billiton
1425-1450 187366 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Mechanism of Alkaline Flooding to Improve Sweep Efficiency for Viscous Oils R. Xiao, ExxonMobil Upstream Research; G.F. Teletzke , ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; M. Lin, Exxon Mobil Corporation; R. Glotzbach, ExxonMobil Upstream Research; A.S. Aitkulov, University of Texas at Austin; M. Yeganeh, A. Jaishankar, J. Hegner, ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research
1450-1515 187213 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improving ASP Performance in Carbonate Reservoir Rocks Using Hybrid-Alkali M.T. Al-Murayri, D.S. Kamal, Kuwait Oil Company; P. Suniga, R. Fortenberry, C. Britton, Ultimate EOR Services; G.A. Pope, P.J. Liyanage, The University of Texas at Austin; S. Jang, University of Texas at Austin; K.N. Upamali, The University of Texas at Austin
1545-1610 187165 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Nanoparticle-Stabilized Foams for High-Temperature, High-Salinity Oil Reservoirs R. Singh, K.K. Mohanty, The University of Texas At Austin
1610-1635 187230 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Method to Reduce Residual Oil Saturation by Polymer Flooding
M.Z. Erincik, P. Qi, M.T. Balhoff, G.A. Pope, The University of Texas At Austin
1635-1700 187132 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Comprehensive Evaluation of Alkaline Surfactant Polymer Flooding and Hybrid Process for Enhanced Oil Recovery
C.T. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; N.T. Nguyen, Z. Chen, University of Calgary; C. Yang, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; W. Bae, Sejong University-Korea
Alternate 187084 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Repeatable Steady-state Foam Experimental Data and Investigations of Foam Hysteresis in a Sand Pack O. M'barki, The University of Texas at Austin; K. Ma, Total E&P USA, Inc.; G. Ren, Total E&P USA; K. Mateen, Total E&P USA, Inc.; G. Bourdarot, D.C. Morel, Total SA; Q.P. Nguyen, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 187303 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Customizing Polymer Rheology for Application in Commercial Scale Polymer Floods
R. Fortenberry , R.G. Hernandez, Z. Li, Ultimate EOR Services; M. Delshad, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 187397 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Study of Gel Conformance Control Effect within Carbonates with Thief Zones by Advanced NMR Technique

A.J. Al Shehri, J. Wang, H.T. Kwak, A.M. Alsofi, J. Gao, Saudi Aramco PE&D
14:00 - 17:00
SS 04  Flow Assurance Technical Section: The Smarter Flow Assurance Path Toward Improved Offshore Production Economics Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Moderator(s) Scott A Bufton - INTECSEA, Trevor John Hill - Flow Assurance Consultant
Speaker(s) Nikhil B Joshi - Anadarko Petroleum Corp, Prabu Parthasarathy - Wood Group, Randi Moe - FMC Technologies (S) Pte Ltd, Robert P Sutton - Marathon Oil Co
Offshore project costs have understandably been driven lower during the current downturn. Continuing to decrease these costs will enable more offshore and subsea projects to compete for limited funding with onshore and unconventional projects. Flow assurance-related CAPEX and OPEX contribute significantly to offshore project costs, but often have understandable design conservatism employed in offshore and subsea flow assurance strategies. This panel session will explore opportunities for flow assurance to help decrease costs and make offshore projects more competitive with onshore and unconventional projects through the presentation and discussion of four panel topics: 1. What is the current flow assurance state-of-play for design and remediation methods? 2. What opportunities exist to learn from onshore and unconventional projects? 3. How do we decrease the costly greenfield design conservatism that often arises? 4. How do we find out the extent of design conservatism through available operating data, and optimize production and shut-down strategies through field life? The format will be four short presentations to set the scene and spark audience participation, each followed by a moderated discussion.
14:00 - 17:00
SS 05  Reservoir Description and Dynamics Advisory Committee: Emerging Topics in Reservoir Description and Dynamics Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Moderator(s) Birol Dindoruk - Shell International E&P Co., Thomas Alwin Blasingame - Texas A&M University
Speaker(s) Chet Ozgen - Nitec, LLC, Erdal Ozkan - Colorado School of Mines, David Reid - Shell, Ali Hasan Al-Yousef - Saudi Aramco PE&D
Reservoir description and dynamics is a major sub-discipline of Petroleum Engineering and it is open to innovation and the incubation of new ideas as we encounter new challenges in reservoir performance management. As an example, improved oil recovery from complex rock-fluid systems that achieves both economic rates and higher recoveries requires research and development in various technologies, as well as the creation of fit-for-purpose workflows. In many cases we can generate customized solutions for particular situations/subset of problems which have the potential for a wide range of applications. In this special session we will focus on near-term applications (i.e., the next 5-10 years).
14:00 - 17:00
SS 06  Women in the Industry: Own Your Future Room 301
Moderator(s) Nihal Mounir - Advantek International, Esuru Rita Okoroafor - Schlumberger
Speaker(s) Vance Scott - Ernest and Young LLP, Paula Harris - Schlumberger, Gabby Morrow - Ryder-Scott, Cheryl Chartier - Articulus, Vance Scott - Ernst & Young, Maria A Capello - Kuwait Oil Company, Jacquelyn Field Star - Chevron Corporation, Shahid Azizul Haq - Schlumberger, Melody Boone Meyer - Melody Meyer Energy LLC, Christi Down - Forum Energy Technologies, Amarjyoti Barua - BHGE, Anthony Caridi - Qualitec, David Brooks - BHGE
This session will feature two keynote speakers along with six table-top discussions on topics such as 'how to speak like a boss,' 'selecting a technical or managerial track,' 'financial acumen' and 'the art of negotiation.' Conducted by the newly formed Women in Energy committee, this session is open to men and women.
15:15 - 15:45
15:15 - 15:45
16:30 - 17:30
18:00 - 20:00
Young Member Reception

Following directly from the Career Pathways Fair, this is a chance for young professionals and students to meet in a more informal setting with networking activities hosted by the Young Member Engagement Committee.

18:30 - 22:00

Wednesday, October 11

07:30 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 13:30
08:00 - 14:00
08:30 - 11:55
29  Projects, Facilities and System Design 214 B
Session Chairpersons Ray (Zhenhua) Rui - Independent Project Analysis, Eduardo Pereyra - University of Tulsa
This session will present papers related to the projects, facilities and system design covering the subjects related to fast cost estimates of projects, subsea spares analysis, enhancing the spar capacity, designing subsea production systems to reduce topside down time. Moreover, we will be discussing how subsea and surface disciplines can operate together seamlessly.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187462 Projects, Facilities & Construction Bridging The Gap Between Subsurface And Surface Disciplines - A Tool For The Modern Facilities Engineer
Z. Cristea, Stochastic Asset Management; T. Cristea, Independent
0855-0920 187452 Projects, Facilities & Construction Subsea Spares Analysis: Using Reliability, Production Impact and Cost Data to Deliver Optimum Value
C. Bonini, Y. Clarke, Chevron
0920-0945 187149 Projects, Facilities & Construction Collaborative Work Environment Implementation Strategy for Marginal Field Operator E.E. Udofia, Suneses Energy Limited; B.U. Obong, Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria (SPDC)
0945-1010 187129 Projects, Facilities & Construction Demonstration of Processing Capacity Enhancement on an Offshore Facility through Systematic Field Trials N. Rodrigues , N. Rodrigues , Anadarko Petroleum Corp; N. Rodrigues, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; N.B. Joshi, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; R.L. Jagneaux, Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company; K. Kapadia, Moulinex Business Services
Alternate 187062 Projects, Facilities & Construction Challenges of Delivering Capital Projects in Fast Growing Indigenous Oil and Gas Company (NOC): The SEPLAT Experience
A.W. Oladipo, Seplat Petroleum Development Company
1105-1130 187342 Projects, Facilities & Construction Designing Subsea Production Systems for Efficient Startup to Mitigate Costly Topside Downtime C. Chidiac, R. Sauvé, S.R. Kunz, OneSubsea, a Schlumberger Company
1130-1155 187306 Projects, Facilities & Construction Enhanced Oil Recovery - Polymer Flooding: Surface Transfer Facility Design, Graphical Approach for Hydraulics and Tackle Induced Vibrations. S. Jain, B. Parekh, Vedanta Limited: Cairn Oil & Gas
Alternate 187378 Projects, Facilities & Construction Hydrate Induced Vibration in an Offshore Pipeline
M. Jujuly, Memorial University; A. Rahman, Texas A&M University at Qatar; A. Maynard, M. Addy, GRi Simulations
08:30 - 11:55
30  Petroleum Advanced Analytical Methodologies for Well and Reservoir Optimization 216 A/B
Session Chairpersons Keith Richard Holdaway - SAS Institute Inc., Carol Michelle Piovesan - APO Offshore
Papers in this session focus on data-driven analytical methodologies applied across the upstream E&P sectors. Soft-computing workflows adopt predictive and prescriptive models to enhance forecasting and to optimize reservoir performance. Data Mining, Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques have evolved across multiple vertical businesses. This session provides O&G industry case studies that demonstrate effective application of advanced analytical methodologies in reservoir characterization and performance; enhancing business value across exploration and production.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187430 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Applying Support Vector Regression to Reduce the Effect of Numerical Noise and Enhance the Performance of History Matching
Z. Guo, C. Chen, Shell International E&P Co.; G. Gao, Shell Global Solutions US Inc.; J.C. Vink, Shell Global Solutions International
0855-0920 187328 Management & Information From Face Detection to Fractured Reservoir Characterization: Big Data Analytics for Restimulation Candidate Selection E. Udegbe, E. Morgan, S. Srinivasan, Pennsylvania State University
0920-0945 187436 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Streamline Rock Facies Classification with Deep Learning Cognitive Process
M. Sidahmed, A. Roy, A. Sayed, BP
0945-1010 187037 Management & Information Performance Prediction for Advanced Well Structures in Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs Using Artificial Intelligent Expert Systems C.C. Enyioha, T. Ertekin, Pennsylvania State University
1040-1105 187361 Management & Information A Machine Learning Approach to Optimize Shale Gas Supply Chain Networks H.I. Asala, J. Chebeir, W. Zhu, A. Dahi-Taleghani, J. Romagnoli, Louisiana State University
1105-1130 187112 Management & Information Comparison of Shale oil Production Forecasting Using Empirical Methods and Artificial Neural Networks A. Suhag, R. Ranjith, F. Aminzadeh, University of Southern California
1130-1155 187429 Management & Information Technical Potential: A Highly Effective Tool For National Oil Companies To Drive And Manage Business Plans - A Real Case Study V.P. Gupta, Petronas; S. Dwivedi, SAS; M.B. Roslan, R. Masoudi, Petronas; a. Razali, Petronas sdn. bhd
Alternate 187269 Management & Information Using Data Analytics on Dimensionless Numbers to Predict the Ultimate Recovery Factors for Different Drive Mechanisms of Gulf of Mexico Oil Fields G. Talluru, X. Wu, University of Oklahoma
Alternate 187339 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Deep Learning for Steam Job Candidate Selection C. Cheung, P. Goyal, A. Tehrani, V. Prasanna, University of Southern California
08:30 - 11:55
31  Unconventionals 212 A/B
Session Chairpersons Hadi Nasrabadi - Texas A&M University (PE DEPT), Adwait Chawathe - Chevron Corporation
In response to the spotlight on unconventional systems, this opportune technical session will provide a sampling of the state-of-the-art in tight and shale reservoirs. From phase behavior, storage and surface diffusion in nano-porous media to seismic integration and fracturing fluid recovery, you are guaranteed to get applicable knowledge from all around the world. We also revisit effective application of current decline curves techniques to improve our confidence in handling liquid-rich shale reservoirs. Topics such as evaluation of distance of investigation, stimulated reservoir volume, and novel conceptual models in pressure and production rate analysis for shale reservoirs are also covered in this session.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187260 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Rigorous Solution to the Problem of Phase Behavior in Unconventional Formations with High Capillary Pressure S.S. Neshat, The University of Texas at Austin; R. Okuno, University of Texas At Austin; G.A. Pope, The University of Texas At Austin
0855-0920 187087 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect Of Water In Transport And Storage Of Nonaqueous Species In Kerogen M. Kazemi, A. Takbiri-Borujeni , West Virginia University
0920-0945 187442 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Phase Behavior Change due to Rock Deformation in Shale Reservoirs: A Compositional Modeling Approach I. Uzun, E. Eker, H. Kazemi, Colorado School of Mines; J.M. Rutledge, Marathon Oil Co
0945-1010 187137 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Seismic Inversion Based SRV and Reserves Estimation for Shale Plays S. Sinha, K.J. Marfurt, D. Devegowda, R.P. Lima, University of Oklahoma; S. Verma, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
1040-1105 187226 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Simple Physics-Based Model Predicts Oil Production from Thousands of Horizontal Wells in Shales T.W. Patzek, King Abdullah University of Science & Tech; W. Saputra, King Abdullah University of S&T; W. Kirati, King Abdullah University of Science & Tech
1105-1130 187344 Reservoir Description & Dynamics GOR of Liquid-Rich Shale Reservoirs and its Application in Decline Curve Analysis M. Khoshghadam , University of Houston Bauer College Graduate Progr; A. Khanal, C. Yu, University of Houston; N. Rabinejadganji, SPE; J. Lee, Texas A&M University
1130-1155 187077 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Distance of Investigation for Unconventional Reservoirs Could Be Misleading S. Tabatabaie, IHS Markit; M. Pooladi-Darvish, MPD Reservoir Engineers Ltd; L. Mattar, IHS Markit
Alternate 187456 Management & Information A Conceptual Shale Gas Model Validated by Pressure and Rate Data From the Haynesville Shale
J. Marsden, Imperial College London; I.D. Kostyleva, KAPPA TCS; M.R. Fassihi, BHP Billiton; A.C. Gringarten, Imperial College London
Alternate 187188 Production & Operations Constraining the Complexity of Stimulated Reservoir Volume during Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing of Horizontal Wells through Inter-Well Pressure Hit Modeling
A. Rangriz Shokri, R.J. Chalaturnyk, University of Alberta; D. Bearinger, C. Virues, Nexen Energy ULC; J. Lehmann, Nexen, Inc.
Alternate 187360 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Kerogen Type and Maturing on Performance of Carbon Dioxide Storage in Shale A. Takbiri-Borujeni, M. Kazemi, West Virginia University
08:30 - 11:55
32  Advanced Well-life Technology from Drilling to P&A 217 D
Session Chairpersons Peter Boul - ARAMCO Services Company, Kevin Scott Harive - Halliburton Co., Nicholas Jacob Clem - Baker Hughes Inc
This session highlights new advancements and case studies in multi laterals, OH DSTs , Perforating, completions and abandonment.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187221 Drilling New Technology Provides Zonal Pressure Maintenance in Single Trip Multizone Completions S. Hamid, R.C. Jannise, G.W. Garrison, M. Coffin, Halliburton
0855-0920 187308 Completions An Innovative & Efficient Approach to Deepwater Well Testing for Challenging Carbonate Reservoir Offshore Malaysia
P. Hosatte, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.; R.N. Anderson, Shell (SIEP); S. Venugopal, Halliburton; S. Marimuthu, Halliburton Malaysia; M. Bidi, B. McBain, P.W. Royce, Halliburton
0920-0945 187261 Production & Operations Novel Techniques and Completions for the Abandonment of Horizontal Wells
G.A. Mali, T. Clark, M. Barrett, N. Tran, Chevron Corporation
0945-1010 187359 Completions Subsea Multilateral Technology Step Change in Australia H. Kruger , Halliburton Co.; C.A. Benson, S. Cappiello, B. Campbell, Halliburton
1040-1105 187408 Completions API RP 19B Section 2 Perforation Tests Conducted at Multiple Facilities to Guide Latest Section 2 Revision D.N. Ayre, BP America Inc; D.C. Atwood, Schlumberger; S. Geerts, Owen Oil Tools Inc; B.M. Grove, D.J. Haggerty, Halliburton-Jet Research Center,; J.T. Hardesty, GEODynamics Inc.; D. Lattanzio, ETA SA.; L. McNelis, DynaEnergetics GmbH & Co. KG; T. Sampson, Baker Hughes - Ballistics; C. Sokolove, Hunting Energy Services
1105-1130 187105 Completions The Use of Low-Cost Graphite Nanomaterials to Enhance Zonal Isolation in Oil and Gas Wells A. Peyvandi, Stantec; A. Dahi Taleghani, Louisiana State University; P. Soroushian, Michigan State University; R. Cammarata, Schlumberger
1130-1155 187419 Completions Advanced Live-Well Deployment System Enables Successful Perforating Operations in Offshore Southeast Asia
C. McClean, P. Hillis, R.P. Satti, Baker Hughes Inc; S.N. Zuklic, Baker Hughes; C. Bouziane, TOTAL
Alternate 187338 Completions Reliability Testing Beyond Qualification of Downhole Electronics: Key Constituent in HP/HT Well Advancements

A. Balasubramanian, J.A. Flygare, P. Shrivastava, Halliburton
Alternate 187133 Completions Seal Life Prediction and Design Reliability in Downhole Tools

D.J. Lehr, Baker Hughes Inc; W. Furlan, Baker Hughes Solutions
08:30 - 11:55
33  Wellbore Stability/MPD 217 A
Session Chairpersons Thomas L Gee - Weatherford, Mohammed I Dooply - Schlumberger, Keith Wilson Lynch - ConocoPhillips Co
This session explores performance and technical considerations for increased Wellbore Stability and Managed Pressure Drilling in the areas of lost circulation and MPD. It also offers a broad range of technologies that provide not only for greater safety but lower overall costs
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187099 Drilling Smart Lost Circulation Materials for Productive Zones A. Mansour, Louisiana State University; C. Ezeakacha, Oklahoma University; A. Dahi Taleghani, G. Li, Louisiana State University; S. Salehi, Oklahoma University
0855-0920 187440 Completions Losses? No Problem. Unconventional Solutions to Cure Unconventional Losses and Improve Wellbore Instability Problems in Saudi Arabia.

T. Heinold, J.M. Shine, Saudi Aramco PE&D
0920-0945 187450 Drilling Solving Losses and Increasing the Drilling Window in Depleted Zones by Continuously Strengthening the Wellbore C. Falgout, G. De Stefano, M-I SWACO, A Schlumberger Company
0945-1010 187326 Completions Leak off Test (LOT) Modeling for Inclined and Horizontal Wells
K. Sun, L. Wu, N. Bui, R. Samuel, University of Houston
1040-1105 187155 Drilling Adaptive Real-Time Machine Learning-Based Alarm System for Influx and Loss Detection S. Unrau, Pason Systems Corporation; P. Torrione, CoVar Applied Technologies, Inc.
1105-1130 187039 Drilling Utilizing Managed Pressure Drilling to Overcome Narrow Margins During Liner Running and Cementing Operations R. Gradishar, C. Fancher, A. Ruhl, Chevron; H.P. Patil , Weatherford Drilling
1130-1155 187401 Drilling Successful Implementation of Automated Managed Pressure Drilling and Managed Pressure Cementing Techniques in the Troublesome Intermediate and Reservoir Sections of a Remote Well in the Peruvian Jungle Eliminates Wellbore Instability, Severe Fluid Losses and Differential Sticking O. Neyra, C. Rojas Salazar, J. Caro, Repsol E&P Peru; F. Rojas, C. Vera, O. Deplaude, S.P. Borges, I. Cortes, J. Contreras Escalante, V. Villar de Andrade e Silva, Schlumberger
Alternate 187309 Drilling A Game of Horizontals: The Dance of Gas Intrusion, Percolation, and Migration vs Mud-Weight Increase. R. Stone, A.S. Nauduri, G.H. Medley, Signa Engineering Corp.
Alternate 187424 Completions Novel Application Of Elemental Aluminum And Zinc To Generate A Self-compressing Silicate System For Use In Lost Circulation And Conformance
K.S. Soucy, Magnum Cementing Services Ltd; B.H. Cramer, BYK USA; M.J. McDonald, National Silicates Ltd.; X. Li, National Silicates
Alternate 187151 Drilling Circulation Subs and Their Impact on Downhole Hydraulics
G. Liu, J. Mccormick, Pegasus Vertex Inc
08:30 - 11:55
34  Applications of Well Stimulation Technology 214 C/D
Session Chairpersons Michael Thomas Hecker - ExxonMobil Development Co., Hubertus Victor Thomeer - BJ Services
Session Description: This session will look at the various hydraulic fracturing methods and technologies that are applied in well operations to increase ultimate recovery. The session will look at cause and effect and validate or invalidate tighter well spacing, effects of interference with nearby wells, perforation cluster efficiency, single versus multistage and inter stage isolation/diverter techniques.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187218 Completions Increased Cluster Efficiency and Fracture Network Complexity Using Degradable Diverter Particulates to Increase Production: Permian Basin Wolfcamp Shale Case Study J. Barraza, C. Capderou, M.C. Jones, C.T. Lannen, Chevron North America E&P; A.K. Singh, Chevron ETC; M.P. Shahri, A.G. Babey, C.D. Koop, A.M. Rahuma, Weatherford
0855-0920 187368 Completions Stress Management: First Openhole Multistage Ball Drop in Khazzan A. Casero, BP America Inc; M. Rylance, A. Al Shueili, O.A. Ishteiwy, D. White, A. Al Manji, W. Dawson, BP Exploration; S.D. Kurniadi, Schlumberger Oman & Co LLC; E. Bruseth, Packers Plus Energy Services Inc
0920-0945 187192 Completions Frac Hit Induced Production Losses: Evaluating Root Causes, Damage Location, Possible Prevention Methods and Success of Remedial Treatments
G.E. King, Apache Corp.; M. Rainbolt, C. Swanson, Apache Corporation
0945-1010 187253 Completions Case History - Continued Diagnostic Technology Integration with Completions in Horizontal Wolfcamp Shale Wells in the Delaware Basin L.W. Bazan , Bazan Consulting Inc; J. Parker, Noble Energy; L.W. Bazan , L.W. Bazan , V.P. Tran, L.W. Bazan, Bazan Consulting Inc; J. Thomas, Noble Energy; A. Renze, Noble Energy Inc.
1040-1105 187080 Completions Evaluation and Management of Stimulation Placement Control in Cemented Sleeve Completions P.T. Huckabee, Shell Exploration & Production Co; D. Ellis, B. Keable, V.N. Gouthaman, NCS Multistage; G.A. Ugueto, D.B. Nasse, Shell; J. Sawyer, Shell Exploration & Production Company
1105-1130 187177 Completions Application of Pin-point Sand Jet Perforating Annular Fracturing in Multiple Coal Seams Unleashing Clean Energy in Southwest China

K.K. Lee, TITAN Gas Technology; J.L. Chen, Y.J. Liu, Y.K. Li, X.Z. Zeng, Guizhou Natural Gas Investment Company; B. Zhou, Anton Oilfield Services Group; G. Hu, S.L. Wang, Guizhou Natural Gas Investment Company
1130-1155 187244 Completions Haynesville Horizontal Well Completions: What Has Been Learned Through Post-Stimulation Completion Diagnostics and How These Learnings Can Be Employed to Make Better Wells M.N. Warren, S. Jayakumar, R.A. Woodroof, Core Laboratories
08:30 - 11:55
35  3 Fs of Reservoir Geology & Geophysics: Fluids, Faults and Fractures 213 A/B
Session Chairpersons German Garcia - Schlumberger, Maxim Kotenev - SASOL Petroleum Intl.
Reservoir Geology and Geophysics is not only about the rocks. Fluids, faults and fractures (the 3F) are also an integrated and often vital part of the discipline. This session presents a series of highly innovative methods to characterize the 3F, backed-up by a number of exciting field cases.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187371 Drilling Saturation Mapping in the Interwell Reservoir Volume: A New Technology Breakthrough A.F. Marsala, S. Lyngra, S.M. Ma, S. Alsaif, Saudi Aramco PE&D; P. Zhang, M.R. Abdel-Rahman, W. Abdallah, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
0855-0920 187044 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Reservoir Implications of a Spill-Fill Sequence of Reservoir Charge Coupled with Viscosity and Asphaltene Gradients from a Combination of Water Washing and Biodegradation
J.C. Forsythe, Schlumberger Cambridge Research; I. De Santo, Schlumberger; R. Martin, R. Tyndall, Premier Oil Company; K. Arman, Premier Oil; J. Pye, M. O'Donnell, S. Kenyon-Roberts, Premier Oil Company; R.K. Nelson, C. Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; A. Pomerantz, J.A. Canas, J.Y. Zuo, K.E. Peters, O.C. Mullins, Schlumberger
0920-0945 187042 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Practical Approach To Incorporate Data-driven 4d Seismic Inversion Into Flow Simulation History Matching A. Rey, Chevron North America E&P; J.L. Landa, Chevron ETC
0945-1010 187231 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Study of Connectivity and Baffles in a Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Reservoir Linking Downhole Fluid Analysis and Geophysics L. Chen , J.C. Forsythe, Schlumberger; T.W. Wilkinson, B. Winkelman, TALOS; J. Meyer, DEEP GULF ENERGY; J.A. Canas, W. Xu, J.Y. Zuo, S.S. Betancourt, D. Shan, R.S. Hayden, J. Gendur, R. Hearn, A. Kumar, P. Lake, O.C. Mullins, Schlumberger
1040-1105 187131 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Mapping the Natural Fracture Network in Marcellus Shale using Artificial Intelligence S.D. Mohaghegh, West Virginia University
1105-1135 187153 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Design, Field Testing, and Application of a new Through-the-bit Fullbore Microelectrical Imaging Tool in Unconventional Reservoirs of North America
E. Haddad, R.J. Laronga, A.S. Wray, P. Wells, M. Fredette, J. Toniolo, A. Mallick, H. Nguyen, S. Bammi, J. Kherroubi, A. He, A. Gelman, A. Jarrot, Schlumberger; D. Fratarcangeli, T. Alcorn, T. Tipton, Tapstone Energy
1135-1155 187235 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Genesis of High Permeable Thief-zones and Integrated Reservoir Modeling of Intense Heterogeneous Reef-flat Carbonates: A Case Study for the Mishrif Formation of the Rumaila Oilfield,Iraq
Y. Zhu, X. Song, B. Song, S. Hu, C. Tian, Y. Gao, W. Zhang, Y. Li, Z. Liu, C. Wei, J. Wu, Y. Wang, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; R. Jiang, Beijing New Horizon Energy Technology Ltd; S. Ma, China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation
Alternate 187296 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Solid and Soluble Products of Engineered Water/Rock Interactions in Eagle Ford Group Chemofacies L. Zhang, M. Tice, F. Marcantonio, B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
Alternate 187228 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Inclusion of Two-Phase Fault Rock Properties into Upscaled Models: A Novel Flow-Based Geometrical Upscaling Approach M.S. Islam, Dhofar University; T. Manzocchi, University College Dublin
08:30 - 11:55
36  Advances in Reservoir Characterization and Description 217 B/C
Session Chairpersons Mazher Hassan Ibrahim - Apache Corp., Chicheng Xu - BHP Billiton Petroleum
This session will investigate new petrophysical technologies and techniques to improve the determination of rock and fluid properties in conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187264 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Rapid and Consistent Identification of Stratigraphic Boundaries and Stacking Patterns in Well-logs - An Automated Process Utilizing Wavelet Transforms and Beta Distributions
S. Ye, R. Wellner, P.A. Dunn, ExxonMobil
0855-0920 187289 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterization of Reservoir Flow Units based on a Power-law equation of Permeability obtained from an Interacting Bundle of Leaky Tubes Model F. Civan, University of Oklahoma
Alternate 187336 Production & Operations Stress-Induced Damage Evolution in Unconventional Shale Monitored by Acoustic Emission
G. Jin, S.S. Ali, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; A. Muqtadir, S. Rizwanullah, King Fahd University; A. Nair, Baker Hughes; E. Alshanqaiti, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; M.R. Khodja, King Fahd Univeristy of Petroleum & Minerals; A.W. Ali, King Fahd University
0945-1010 187107 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Data Driven Assessment of Rotary Sidewall Coring Performance

V. Torlov, C. Bonavides, A.R. Al-Belowi, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1040-1105 187432 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Real-Time Formation Evaluation and Contamination Prediction Through Inversion of Downhole Fluid Sampling Measurements
M.R. Kristensen, N. Chugunov, Schlumberger; A. Gisolf, Schlumberger Oilfield Services; M. Biagi, ENI; F.X. Dubost, Schlumberger Petrotechnical Services
1105-1135 187030 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Logging Facies Classification and Permeability Evaluation: Multi-Resolution Graph Based Clustering X. Shi, Y. Cui, H. Lv, H. Yang, R. Chen, R. Li, J. Wang, Tianjin Branch of CNOOC Ltd; L. Meng, China Oilfield Services Ltd
1135-1155 187180 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Rate-Transient Analysis Based on Power-Law Behavior for Permian Wells
W. Chu, N. Pandya, R.W. Flumerfelt, Pioneer Natural Resources; C.C. Chen, Kappa
08:30 - 11:55
37  New Advances in Unconventional Transport and EOR 214 A
Session Chairpersons Abdollah Orangi - Science Petroleum LLC, Mehdi Rafiee - Statoil Gulf Services LLC
This session focuses on transport and pore level modeling in unconventional rocks and understanding the effect of rock properties on production.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 187287 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Hindered Transport in Nanoporous Unconventional Reservoirs and Its Implications on IOR and Stimulation. J. Huseynova, E. Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines
0855-0920 187176 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Impact of Surfactant Imbibition and Adsorption for Improving Oil Recovery in the Wolfcamp and Eagle Ford Reservoirs J.O. Alvarez, I.R. Saputra, D.S. Schechter, Texas A&M University
0920-0945 187076 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterizing Pores and Pore-Scale Flow Properties in Middle Bakken Cores S. Karimi, H. Kazemi, Colorado School of Mines
0945-1010 187398 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Relative Permeability and Residual Saturation Estimates for Organic-Rich Shale Samples from Bakken, Wolfcamp, Eagle Ford and Woodford Formations S.P. Ojha, S. Misra, A. Sinha, S. Dang, A. Tinni, C.H. Sondergeld, C.S. Rai, University of Oklahoma
1040-1105 187056 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Poroelasticity, Pore Confinement, Molecular-to-Inertial Transport, and Threshold Pressure on Flow of Gas Through Hydraulically-Fractured Shale-gas Reservoirs F. Civan, University of Oklahoma
1105-1130 187120 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Unified Model for Evaluating Multiscale Gas Flow Capacity in Organic-rich Shale M. Chen, Y. Kang, Southwest Petroleum University; Z. Chen, K. Wu, University of Calgary
1130-1155 187068 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Knudsen-Like Scaling May Be Inappropriate for Gas Shales T.W. Patzek, M. Yutkin, King Abdullah University of Science & Tech
Alternate 187377 Completions Rock-on-a Chip (ROC) Approach Provides New Insight for Well Interferences in Liquid-Rich Shale Plays H. Kruger , Halliburton Co.; K. He, L. Xu, Multi-Chem, a Halliburton Service; P. Lord, Halliburton; M.I. Lozano, S. Kenzhekhanov, X. Yin, K. Neeves, Colorado School of Mines; T. Huang, China University of Petroleum (East China)
Alternate 187141 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Transport Phenomena in Organic-Rich Marcellus Shale Rock Matrix J. Goral, I. Miskovic, M.D. Deo, The University of Utah
Alternate 187041 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Phenomenological Correlation of Pressurization/Depressurization Hysteresis of Stress-Dependent Porosity and Permeability of Shale Reservoirs F. Civan, University of Oklahoma
08:30 - 11:55
SS 07  SPE Talent Taskforce: Managing the Oil Industry Cycles Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Moderator(s) Medhat M. Kamal - Chevron Corporation
Speaker(s) D Nathan Meehan - Baker Hughes Inc, Anthony Robert Kovscek - Stanford University, Gregory John Solomon - Mitsui Oil Exploration Co Ltd, Shariq Yosufzai - Chevron
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 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 employee, students and employer perspectives. Based on past experiences the speakers will highlight the similarities and difference of the current industry cycle to maximize learning's for the audience. The panelists will leverage their vast industry experience and will share tips, tricks and skillsets that are important to the employee and students 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.
08:30 - 11:55
SS 08  TAMEST: Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Oil and Gas Development in Texas: A Peer Reviewed Scientific Report Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Moderator(s) Christine A Ehlig-Economides - University of Houston
Speaker(s) David T Allen - The University of Texas At Austin, Melinda Taylor - University of Texas School of Law, Danny Reible - The University of Texas At Austin, Brian Stump - Southern Methodist University, John Barton - Texas A&M University, Gene L Theodori - Sam Houston State U
Understanding the state of what is known and what is not known from a scientific standpoint about environmental and community impacts of shale development in Texas. The impact studies related to air, waters, seismicity, land use, transportation, and society. This session will discuss the findings for each of the six study areas.
09:00 - 14:00
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38  Process and Monitoring 214 B
Session Chairpersons David Aron - Petroleum Development Consultants Ltd, Han Guoqing - China University of Petroleum
This session will present papers related to the processing of produced water, monitoring of sand and the leak detection.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187428 Projects, Facilities & Construction Evaluation of Field and Laboratory Acoustic Sand Monitor Data in Multiphase Flow Production
B.S. McLaury, S.A. Shirazi, University of Tulsa
1425-1450 187158 Projects, Facilities & Construction Evaluation of Pipeline Sand Sampling Practices in Petroleum Industry H. Arabnejad Khanouki, Y. Leng, B.S. McLaury, S.A. Shirazi, University of Tulsa
1450-1515 187417 Projects, Facilities & Construction Evaluation of Software-based Early Leak Warning System in Gulf-of-Mexico Subsea Flowlines C. Thiberville, Louisiana State University (Petr. Eng. Dept); Y. Wang, P.J. Waltrich, Louisiana State University; W.C. Williams, Louisisana State University; S.I. Kam , Louisiana State University
1545-1610 187389 Projects, Facilities & Construction Degasification by Absorption-Based Gas Stripping S. Crawford, Veolia Oil & Gas; J. Korpiel, Veolia Water Technologies, Moon Township; O. Velastegui, Veolia Oil & Gas
1610-1635 187257 Projects, Facilities & Construction Automatic Flare Stack Monitoring
R. Janssen, Siqura B.V.; N. Sepasian, Siqura
1635-1700 187109 Projects, Facilities & Construction Partial Processing: Produced Water Debottlenecking Unlocks Production on Offshore Thailand MOPU Platform C.H. Rawlins, eProcess Technologies
Alternate 187184 Projects, Facilities & Construction In-situ Water Treatment and Reinjection in Subsea J. Xiao, Holding Energy Petroleum Engineering (BeiJing) Co.,Ltd.,
14:00 - 17:00
39  Production Optimization 216 A/B
Session Chairpersons Mohammad Tabatabaei - Newfield Exploration Company, Ding Zhu - Texas A&M University
Production optimization has always been of great interest to our industry. However in the current oil price environment, maximizing the value from existing assets is more critical now than ever. This session highlights the advances in production optimization of both unconventional and conventional reservoirs.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187104 Completions Securing Long-Term Well Productivity of Horizontal Wells Through Optimization of Postfracturing Operations
D.I. Potapenko, R. Williams, J. Desroches, P. Enkababian, Schlumberger; B.C. Theuveny, Schlumberger Technology Corp.; D.M. Willberg, K. Moncada, P. Deslandes, Schlumberger; N. Wilson, Cameron; R. Neaton, Schlumberger; M. Mikovich, Schlumberger Trinidad Inc.; Y. Han, G. Conort, Schlumberger
1425-1450 187106 Production & Operations Spatial and Temporal Relationships between Produced Gas and Water in Marcellus through Data Mining Analysis Q. Zhou, Penn State University; J.Y. Wang, Pennsylvania State University; Y. Xiao, ExxonMobil Exploration Company; A.N. Kleit, Pennsylvania State University
1450-1515 187157 Production & Operations Prediction of Fines Migration through Core Testing O. Karazincir, W.H. Williams, M.C. Rijken, Chevron Corporation
1545-1610 187046 Projects, Facilities & Construction Integrated Reservoir-Network Simulation Improves Modeling and Selection of Subsea Boosting Systems for a Deepwater Development G. Seth, E. Valbuena, S.H. Tam, W.J. DaSie, H. Kumar, B.J. Arias, T. Price, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
1610-1635 187256 Production & Operations Production Optimization of Shenzi Field in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico P. Ashton, D. Cooper, C. Akajagbor, J. Politte, BHP Billiton; S. Lo, BHP Billiton Petroleum
1635-1700 187237 Production & Operations Self-Assembling Nanoparticles: A Unique Method for Downhole Sand Consolidation
R. Kalgaonkar, F.F. Chang, Saudi Aramco PE&D
Alternate 187190 Production & Operations Choke Management Under Wellbore, Completion and Reservoir Constraints E. Karantinos, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 187263 Production & Operations Modeling of Production Decline Caused by Fines Migration in Deep Water Reservoirs
Y. Tan, Y. Li, R. Wu, M.C. Rijken, K.S. Zaki, O. Karazincir, W.H. Williams, B. Wang, Chevron ETC
14:00 - 17:00
40  Artificial Lift: Applications and Case Histories 212 A/B
Session Chairpersons Rick Stanley - Baker Hughes, Hassan Karimi - Schlumberger Oilfield Services
This session will highlight various artificial lift technologies and applied intelligent data management studies to help extend run times, improve economics and/or solve challenging production issues. Global focus areas will include onshore, offshore, new, mature, harsh environment wells and even those wells that were previously thought to be plug and abandonment candidates. Excellent studies are reviewed including an inverted ESP application for water coning, a rigless ESP installation, a 400 well focused study and automation that extended pump life by four times, reviving mature wells, a look at high pressure gaslift and the application of the worlds longest intelligent stroke reciprocating pump.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187292 Production & Operations Inverted ESP Changing the Game in Water Coning Control in Water Drive Reservoirs - North Kuwait Case Study E.P. Anthony, S.Z. Elaila, N. Al-Maqsseed, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Areekat, M. Areekat, M. Areekat, M. Areekat, Baker Hughes
1425-1450 187319 Production & Operations Intelligent Longest Stroke Reciprocating Pumping System for Production and Cost Optimization M.G. Ghareeb, D.M. Kennedy, A. WOO, SSI Lift
1450-1515 187079 Production & Operations Smart Alarming for intelligent surveillance of Electrical Submersible Pump Systems M. Adesanwo, O.O. Bello, Baker Hughes Inc; S. Lazarus, Baker Hughes RDS; S.T. Denney, Baker Hughes Inc
1545-1610 187164 Production & Operations Advancing Electric Submersible Pump Alternative Deployment Technology: An Overview and Case Study B.A. Roth, J. Xiao, Y.S. Windiarto, Saudi Aramco PE&D; N.F. Al-Qahtani, N.A. Al-Hadrami, Saudi Aramco; Y.S. Sarawaq, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia
1610-1635 187443 Production & Operations High Pressure Gas-lift: Is Industry Missing a Potentially Huge Application to Horizontal Wells? D. Elmer, W.G. Elmer, Encline Artificial Lift Technologies LLC; L.K. Harms, Optimization Harmsway LLC
1635-1700 187363 Production & Operations Case Studies of Optimizing the Artificial Lift Strategy for Reactivating Abandoned Wells in a Mature Field K. Escobar Patron, P. Martinez Villarreal, J. Villalobos, Schlumberger
Alternate 187029 Production & Operations Development of a Solar-ESP based Wellhead System for Remote Wellhead Operations in Marginal Oilfields
F. Idachaba, Covenant University; E. Wokoma, Shell
14:00 - 17:00
41  Flow Control and Measurement 217 D
Session Chairpersons Michael Linley Fripp - Halliburton Energy Services Group, Nicholas Jacob Clem - Baker Hughes Inc, Claudia Margaret Zettner - Exxon Mobil Corporation
This session showcases new technology and case studies for wellbore monitoring and inflow control.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187185 Completions On/off ICD Well Performance Assessment Below An ESP Using Intelligent Chemical Inflow Tracer Technology In A Brown Field In Kuwait.
M.A. Siddiqui , M.D. Almutairi, R. Mankala, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Qayyum, ResMan AS; A. Prusakov, Resman; E. Leung, ResMan AS; M.F. Al-Abdulwahab, M.M. Al-Rashidi, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Ali, Middle East OilField Services
1425-1450 187075 Completions Multi-Zone Cased Hole Frac-Packs and Intelligent Well Systems Improve Recovery in Subsea Gas Fields
R.C. Burton, W.W. Gilbert, M. Nozaki, V.J. Pandey, M.D. Adams, E.M. Peterson, L. Zhou, A.W. Ray, ConocoPhillips Co; G. Fleming, J. Leitch, Intelligent Well Specialists, LLC
1450-1515 187279 Completions Inflow Control Device Injection and Production Dynamic IntegrityTesting - Best Practices M. Jackson, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company; C.S. Mayer, C.E. Shuchart, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; S.D. Dornic, Exxon Mobil Corporation; G.L. Tayloe , Stress Engineering Services Inc
1545-1610 187047 Drilling Detecting Poor Cement Bonding and Zonal Isolation Problems using Magnetic Cement Slurries S.D. Nair, The University of Texas At Austin; T.W. Patzek, King Abdullah University of Science & Tech; E. van Oort, The University of Texas At Austin
1610-1635 187288 Completions Combining Passive and Autonomous Inflow Control Devices in a Tri-lateral Horizontal Well in the Alvheim Field
K. Langaas, E. Jeurissen, Aker BP ASA; H.K. Abay, ResMan AS
1635-1700 187416 Completions Novel Use of Application-Specific Integrated Circuits in Quartz-Based Permanent Downhole Gauges Increases Reliability Estimates in High-Temperature Applications

Q. Zheng, E.A. Garcia, A. Balasubramanian, Halliburton
14:00 - 17:00
42  Zonal Isolation / Welllbore Integrity 217 A
Session Chairpersons Thomas Heinold - Saudi Aramco PE&D, Martijn Bogaerts - Schlumberger
This session will explore optimizing cement displacement and evaluation, expandable tubulars, and new chemical plugs.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187388 Management & Information Reducing BOP Testing Costs During Wireline Logging Campaigns

J. Stroud, R. Basu, Shell International Exploration and Production
1425-1450 187318 Drilling Advanced Well Control using Rapid Cross-linking Polymers
T. Nedwed, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; K.S. Kulkarni, R. Jain, D. Mitchell, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company; W.R. Meeks, ExxonMobil Development Co.; D.P. Allen, B. Edgecomb, C. Cruce, Materia, Inc.
1450-1515 187460 Drilling The Study on Expandable Tubulars Collapse Performance and the Development of Risk Based Design Collapse Strength X. Long, Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc; S. Roggeband, H. Pasaribu, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.; M. Jabs, Shell EP-Americas; F.J. Klever, BetaTech Consulting
1545-1610 187409 Drilling Real Time Cement Displacement Tracking using Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors Q. Wu, M. Dininger, S.D. Nair, E. van Oort, The University of Texas At Austin; A. Guzik, Neubrex Co, Ltd; K. Kishida, Neubrex Co., Ltd.
1610-1635 187461 Completions Application of New Interpretation Workflows that Improve Cement Evaluation in Presence of Microannulus Y. Issabekov, Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc; R.S. Kalyanaraman, Services Techniques Schlumberger; T. Ben Haoua, Schlumberger Data & Consulting Services; H. Benaicha, Schlumberger; O.J. Gout, Statoil ASA
1635-1700 187431 Drilling Quantification of in-situ Cement Contamination by Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer Technology: An Integrated Approach to Improved Zonal Isolation
D.K. Khatri, Baker Hughes; A. Bottiglieri, Baker Hughes Inc; R. Das, D. Patterson, Baker Hughes
Alternate 187108 Drilling Deployment of a Remotely Activated Liner Hanger System to Improve Drilling and Well Construction Efficiencies A.A. Munshi, Baker Hughes Inc; K. O'Connor, S. McMahon, M. Carmody, Baker Hughes, Inc.
Alternate 187438 Drilling Full-Range Quantitative Cement Bond Evaluation with LWD sonic: The Right Way of Approach Using a Hybrid of Amplitude and Attenuation
W. Izuhara, H. Yamamoto, M. Blyth, E. Saenz, Schlumberger
Alternate 187034 Drilling Enhancing Cement Integrity in Steam Injection Applications with High Temp Swellable Technology
T. Clark, Chevron N America Upstream; T.W. Davis, TAM International Inc.; D. Hance, Brighton Beach Enterprises Dba Tek Star
14:00 - 17:00
43  Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Mechanisms 214 C/D
Session Chairpersons Aysegul Dastan - Chevron Corporation, Eric Delamaide - IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
This EOR session will cover a wide range of topics of immediate interest for the industry, including the use of gas to improve recovery in tight oil, low salinity water injection, and additives for SAGD. The use of tracers to improve reservoir understanding and EOR performances will also be discussed.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187273 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 3-D Visual Experiments on Fluid Flow Behavior of Water Flooding and Gas Flooding in Fractured-Vuggy Carbonate Reservoir M. Qu, J. Hou, F. Zhao, Z. Song, S. Ma, Q. Wang, M. Li, M. Yang, China University of Petroleum-Beijing
1425-1450 187400 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Interpretation of Interwell Chemical Tracer Tests in Layered Heterogeneous Reservoirs with Crossflow T. Shen, R. Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo, W. Tian, University of Oklahoma
1450-1515 187276 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improving Chemical EOR Simulations and Reducing the Subsurface Uncertainty using Downscaling Conditioned to Tracer Data A. Chawathe , Chevron Corporation; V.A. Torrealba, Pennsylvania State University; H. Hoteit, King Abdullah University of Science & Tech; A. Chawathe, Chevron Corporation
1545-1610 187211 Completions A Comprehensive Model for Investigation of CO2-EOR with Nanopore Confinement in the Bakken Tight Oil Reservoir Y. Zhang, China University of Geosciences Beijing; Y. Di, Peking University; W. Yu, Texas A & M University; K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin
1610-1635 187425 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact of Relative Permeability Hysteresis on Water-Alternating-Gas (WAG) Injectivity: Modeling and Experimental Study

Y. Chen, S. Wu, D. Zhou, A. Chawathe, A. Inouye, Chevron Energy Technology Company
1635-1700 187427 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterization of Reservoir Heterogeneity for SAGD and ES-SAGD: Under What Type of Heterogeneity is ES-SAGD More Likely to Lower SOR?
A. Venkatramani, University of Alberta; R. Okuno , University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 187182 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Comparative Study of Oil-Dilution Capability of Dimethyl Ether (DME) and Hexane as Steam Additives for SAGD K. Baek, K. Sheng, F.J. Arguelles, R. Okuno, University of Texas At Austin
14:00 - 17:00
44  Novel Application of Geophysical Techniques to Monitor Reservoir Performance 213 A/B
Session Chairpersons Robert James Tester - Independent, Fady Ruben Chaban - Hilcorp
Discussions in this session will reflect on microseismic data, density changes and analytical methods
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187282 Management & Information Proximity Sensing: A Novel Approach to Reservoir Saturation Monitoring Using High Frequency Electromagnetic Pulses J.M. Felix S., E.S. Ellis, H.K. Schmidt, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1425-1450 187310 Reservoir Description & Dynamics History Matching of Frequent Seismic Surveys Using Seismic Onset Times at the Peace River Field, Canada G. Hetz, H. Kim, A. Datta-gupta, M.J. King, Texas A&M University; J.K. Przybysz-Jarnut, Shell Global Solutions International BV; J.L. Lopez, Shell International E&P Co.; D. Vasco, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
1450-1515 187331 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analytical Method for Voidage Replacement Ratio Calculation in Reservoirs With Quasicritical Fluids

O. Rosario, J.C. Fernandez Hernandez, Petrolera RN LTD; A.I. Korabelnikov, ROSNEFT; L.A. Albornett, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
1545-1610 187124 Production & Operations Reservoir Surveillance with 4DVSP - A Case Study in a Kuwait EOR Steam Flood Project A. Al-Mutairi, H. Al-Haqqan, Z. Ren, Kuwait Oil Company; J. Tinnin, Baker Hughes; S. Randazzo, Baker Hughes Inc.; A. Paré, Baker Hughes, Inc
Alternate 187441 Completions Improved Monitoring System for Heavy Oil SAGD Wells C. Baldwin, Weatherford
1635-1700 187224 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Density Changes And Reservoir Compaction From In-situ Calibrated 4D Gravity And Subsidence Measured At The Seafloor

R. Agersborg, L.T. Hille, M. Lien, J. Lindgard, H. Ruiz, M. Vatshelle, OCTIO Gravitude
Alternate 187178 Production & Operations Investigation of Pressure Profiles of Reservoirs with Wells under Transient, Unstable Flow P. Cavalcanti De Sousa, Texas A&M University; A. Posenato, The University of Texas at Austin; P.J. Waltrich, Louisiana State University
Alternate 187290 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Semi-analytical Model for Pressure Transient Analysis of Fractured Wells in Unconventional Plays with Arbitrarily Distributed Fracture Networks Z. Chen, X. Liao, China University of Petroleum at Beijing; K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin; W. Yu, Texas A&M University; X. Zhao, China University of Petroleum at Beijing
14:00 - 17:00
45  Latest Developments in Formation Testing 217 B/C
Session Chairpersons Calvin W Kessler - Kessler-Petro LLC, Randahl Dean Roadifer - Memorial Resource Development LLC
This session will focus on cutting-edge developments in well testing technology, fluid sampling, and interpretation methods.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187394 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Well Testing Method for Characterization of Non-Darcy Flow Behavior in Low Permeability Reservoirs L. Luo, China University of Petroleum; S. Cheng, H. Yu, Y. He, Y. Wang, J. Qin, China University of Petroleum-Beijing; G. Qin, University of Houston
1425-1450 187094 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Pressure Transient Analysis for Unique shale Gas Condensate Well, Actual Field Case

M.H. Ibrahim, Apache Corp.; C.D. Pieprzica, Apache Corporation
1450-1515 187193 Reservoir Description & Dynamics In-Situ Estimation of Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure from the Joint Inversion of Array Resistivity and Formation Test Data
L. Liang, J. Zhu, F. Wang, J. Chen, T. Habashy, A. Abubakar, Schlumberger
1545-1610 187242 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Using Wireline Formation-Tester Data for Reservoir Characterization and Connectivity Determination in Ultradeepwater and High-Pressure Wilcox Formation in Gulf of Mexico

M. Azari, H. Hadibeik, A.S. Eyuboglu, V. Jambunathan, W. Khan, S. Ramakrishna, J. Haack, Halliburton; C.L. Bargas, Cobalt International Energy; M. Khan, Cobalt International
1610-1635 187040 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Dynamic Data Analysis with New Automated Workflows for Enhanced Formation Evaluation

M.A. Proett, ARAMCO Services Company; S.M. Ma, N.M. Al-Musharfi, M. Berkane, Saudi Aramco PE&D
187277 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Critical Role of Asphaltene Gradients and Data Integration in Reservoir Fluid Geodynamic Analyses

O.C. Mullins, H. Dumont, V.K. Mishra, Schlumberger; A. Gomez, Chevron North America E&P; T.W. Wilkinson, Talos Energy LLC; B. Winkelman, Talos Energy; R. DiPrimio, Lundin; S. Uchytil, Hess; N.R. Nagarajan, S.R. Strauss, Hess Corp.; M. ODonnell, Premier; D.J. Seifert, Saudi Aramco (UPDC); H. Elshahawi, Shell; L. Chen, T. Pfeiffer, V.V. Achourov, Schlumberger; M. Zeybek, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia; J.Y. Zuo, J.C. Forsythe, S.S. Betancourt, A.B. Andrews, A. Pomerantz, Schlumberger
Alternate 187420 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integration of Pressure and Rate Transient Analysis for Transverse and Longitudinal Multistage Fractured Horizontal First Unconventional Gas Well in Egypt M. Ibrahim, Apache Corp.; M. Salah, Khalda Petroleum
14:00 - 17:00
46  Challenging Rock-Fluid Systems 214 A
Session Chairpersons Mehdi Matt Matt Honarpour - BHP Billiton, Vural Sander Suicmez - Maersk
This session focuses on recovery processes in heavy oil systems and low permeability formations. Some of the technologies that will be presented include: Asphaltene induced formation damage during depletion, formation of fuel during in-situ combustion, silica nanoparticles and air injection for recovery enhancement; steam application in horizontal wells, coupled solvent-SAGD processes, chemical and smart waterflooding for improved recovery in carbonates and sandstone rocks.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 187053 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Investigation of Asphaltene Induced Formation Damage due to Pressure Depletion of Live Reservoir Fluids in Porous Media O. Mohammadzadeh, S.D. Taylor, D. Eskin, J. Ratulowski, Schlumberger
187362 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Increased Asphaltenes Surface Aids Fuel Formation with the Presence of Clays during In-Situ Combustion N.B. Ismail, B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
1450-1515 187096 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Mechanism Study of Wettability and Interfacial Tension for EOR Using Silica Nanoparticles R. Jiang, K. Li, R.N. Horne, Stanford University
1545-1610 187453 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Assessing Single EOS Predictability using PVTProperties of a Wet-Gas Reservoir on a Compositional Simulator
B.N. Al Ghamdi, C.H. Pardo, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1610-1635 187258 Completions Design and Operational Experience with Horizontal Steam Injectors in Kern River Field, California, USA R.S. Buell, R. Gurton, Chevron Corporation; J. Sims, Chevron Energy Technology Company; M.J. Wells, Chevron Corporation; G. Adnyana, Halliburton; M. Shirdel, Chevron Energy Technology Company; C. Muharam, Chevron Corporation; T. Gorham, Chevron Energy Technology Company; E. Riege, G. Dulac, Chevron Corporation
1635-1700 187274 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Chemical Flooding in Low Permeability Carbonate Rocks P. Ghosh, H. Sharma, K.K. Mohanty, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 187311 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Smart Water Flooding in Berea Sandstone at Low Temperature: Is Wettability Alteration the Sole Mechanism at Play? M. Mohamed, V. Alvarado, University of Wyoming
Alternate 187259 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Experimental and Modeling Study of Solvent-Bitumen Phase Behavior at Elevated Temperatures using Cold Lake Bitumen S. Eghbali, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta
Alternate 187294 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Non-Equilibrium Solvent Injection Simulation via Pore Scale Heat Conduction and Dispersion B. Bayestehparvin, University of Calgary; S.S. Farouq Ali, H.O.R. Tech Ltd; J. Abedi, University of Calgary
14:00 - 17:00
SS 09  Production and Facilities Advisory Committee: Can Unmanned Vehicles and Robotics create a Step Change in the Oil Industry? Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Moderator(s) Hisham N H Saadawi - Ringstone Petroleum Consultants LLC, Susan Smith Nash - AAPG
Speaker(s) Bob Christ - SeaTrepid International LLC, Todd Chase - Oceaneering International, Sudhir Pai - Schlumberger, Daniel De Clute-Melanco - Weatherford
For decades, the oil industry has used remotely operated vehicles (ROV's). They have been instrumental in the development of offshore fields. ROVs are only one class of what is commonly known as unmanned vehicles (UVs), which are increasingly finding more applications in the industry in sea, land, and air. Some IOCs, NOCs and service companies are adopting the emerging technologies of UVs to various applications to perform and support their operations. UV's are used to monitor the environment on land, sea, and air, to improve efficiency of operations, and enhance asset integrity and minimize exposure of personnel to dangerous environments.