Schedule

Tuesday, February 14

08:30 - 17:00
In-Situ Recovery Methods and SAGD
Instructor(s) K.C. Yeung

This course will provide a general overview of current and emerging heavy oil recovery methods with emphasis on field experiences in Alberta and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). Participants will learn about the concepts, field development, reservoir performances, applicability, challenges, and issues of the various in-situ recovery methods.

08:30 - 17:00

Wednesday, February 15

07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 12:00
01  HO - Carbonate Recovery Processes Palomino A-C
Session Chairpersons Japan J Trivedi - University of Alberta, Jian-yang Yuan - Osum Oil Sands Corp
Discussions in this session focus on carbonate reservoir recovery processes and mechanisms, from field experiences to laboratory observations.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 185013 Drilling Gas Generation And Its Benefits In The Grosmont Reservoir During Thermal Recovery Process M. Hosseininejad Mohebati, Harvest Energy Operations Corp.; S.C. Solanki, Laricina Energy Ltd; A. Kantzas, University of Calgary
0900-0930 184970 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Dynamic Behavior of Asphaltene Precipitation and Distribution Pattern in Carbonate Reservoirs during Solvent Injection: Pore-Scale Observations A. Telmadarreie, J.J. Trivedi, University of Alberta
0930-1000 184991 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Successful 1st Eocene Carbonate Reservoir Steamflood Pilot Mitigates Key Technical Uncertainties for Full Field Development of Wafra field, PZ (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & Kuwait): Part 1 Steamflood Results
B. Littlefield, J.M. Brown, Chevron Corporation; D.L. Barge, TengizChevroil; A.R. Lwin, S.D. Lekia, G.O. Al-Mutairi, Chevron Corporation; A. Saleh, Saudi Arabia Chevron; R. Kumar, Chevron Corporation
1030-1100 184990 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Successful 1st Eocene Carbonate Reservoir Steamflood Pilot Mitigates Key Technical Uncertainties for Full Field Development of Wafra Field, PZ (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & Kuwait): Part 2 Simulation Model Validation R. Kumar, J.M. Brown, C.S. Lolley, Chevron; D.L. Barge, TengizChevroil; R.H. Bartlema, Chevron
1100-1130 185009 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Quantification of Sand Production by Use of A Pressure-Gradient-Based Sand Failure Criterion Z. Fan, D. Yang, University of Regina
1130-1200 184975 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Selection of New Generation Chemicals as Steam Additive for Cost Effective Heavy-Oil Recovery Applications Y. Wei, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
08:30 - 12:00
02  HO - Drilling & Completions I / SAGD Modelling Arabian Room
Session Chairpersons Spencer Paul Taubner - Noetic Engineering 2008 Inc, Harris Naseer - PoreFlow Energy Consultants
This session discusses cutting-edge solutions in drilling and completions pertaining to SAGD and thermal production. Topics include thermal casing and cement, Sand control, well intervention, and wellbore simulations.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 184982 Drilling Experimental Investigation of Metal-to-Metal Seal Behavior in Premium Casing Connections for Thermal Wells

C.M. Matthews, J. Xie, C-FER Technologies
0900-0930 184965 Drilling Successful Application of Engineered High Temperature Resistant Cement in a Steam Flood Injection Project in Bahrain J.C. Pohl, B. Jain, Schlumberger; H. Al-Hawaj, Schlumbeger; N.A. Al-Tarif, S.H. Alghani, A. Shehab, H. Sultan, Tatweer Petroleum Bahrain LLC
0930-1000 184961 Completions Insulated Coiled Tubing As A Tool For A Thermal EOR Process Through Non-Thermal Well J. Damour, MAJUS; D. Johannson, Majus Canada
1030-1100 185967 Completions SAGD Sand Control: Large Scale Testing Results M. Anderson, Devon Energy
1100-1130 184986 Completions 2D Transient Simulation of Conjugate Natural Convection and Radiation within Thermal Wellbore Annuli X. Lu, W. XIONG, Z. Chen, University of Calgary
1130-1200 184976 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Application of Multiazimuth Vertical Planes (MAVP) to In-Situ Extraction of Heavy Oil from Shallow and Stranded Oil Sands R. Taylor, Halliburton Energy Services Group; A. Jamali, Texas Tech University; M.Y. Soliman, University of Houston; M. Shahri, T.W. Cavender, Halliburton Energy Services Group
08:30 - 12:00
03  HO - Hybrid or Solvent Based Processes I Mustang Room
Session Chairpersons Ronald A Behrens - Chevron ETC, John Joseph Ivory - InnoTech Alberta
This session addresses the fundamentals and tools for predicting benefits of and usage of solvent for enhanced recovery.  Topics include both water-soluble solvents and the more traditional hydrocarbon solvents’ viscosity, relative permeability, heat and mass transfer, sampling, and reservoir performance prediction.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 185014 Production & Operations Sampling: The Key Piece for a Successful Steam-Solvent Pilot O. Castellanos Diaz, Shell Canada Ltd..; M. Verlaan, Shell Canada Ltd.
0900-0930 184983 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Water-Soluble Solvent as an Additive to Steam for Improved SAGD K. Sheng, R. Okuno, M. Wang, University of Texas at Austin
0930-1000 185002 Reservoir Description & Dynamics ES-SAGD Relative Permeability as a Function of Temperature and Solvent Concentrations M. Zeidani, B.B. Maini, University of Calgary
1030-1100 184962 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Performance Prediction of Solvent Enhanced Steam Flooding for Recovery of Thin Heavy Oil Reservoirs S. Huang, H. Liu, Y. Xue, P. Xiao, H. Xiong, China University of Petroleum-Beijing
1100-1130 185003 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Simple Calculation of the Effect of Volatile Solvents and Dissolved Gases on the Viscosity of Heavy Oils and Bitumens

N.P. Freitag, Saskatchewan Research Council; A.E. Dolter, Ministry of Economy, Government of Saskatchewan
1130-1200 184978 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A New Mathematical Model of Solvent-SAGD Process- Importance of Heat and Mass Transfer
Z. Zargar, University of Calgary; S.S. Farouq Ali, H.O.R. Tech Ltd
Alternate 184963 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Investigation into Temperature Distribution and Heat Loss Rate within the Steam Chamber in Expanding-Solvent SAGD Process H. Liu, L. Cheng, C. Li, H. Xiong, P. Xiao, China University of Petroleum-Beijing
10:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00
Opening Remarks and Keynote
Moderator(s) Opening Remarks from Ron Sawatzky, Alberta Innovates, SPE Heavy Oil Technical Conference Chair and Murray Reynolds, Ferus, SPE Unconventional Resources Chair

Opening Keynote: Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE President and Broadview Energy
Darcy W. Spady, the 2018 SPE President, is the first Canadian to have been elected to this position.

Spady has an extensive background in the natural gas, oil and heavy oil segments of the industry, having worked a decade for Schlumberger across North America in their wireline and pressure pumping segments, as well as with the Columbia Natural Resources/Triana Energy group in the Appalachians, Atlantic Canada and internationally. He has also served as CEO of Calgary-based Contact Exploration and more recently as head of sales for Sanjel Corporation.

Darcy is also an active independent director, serving as Board Chairman for Green Imaging Technologies and as a Board member of MNP Petroleum. He has previously served on the Boards of Edge Resources, Contact Exploration, Guildhall Minerals and Poplar Point Exploration.

14:00 - 15:00
Panelist Presentations - Wow, Innovation is Challenging!

Panelist Presentations – Wow, Innovation is Challenging!

With erratic commodity prices and the ever-changing political and environmental landscape, we need innovation and collaboration to unlock and enhance hydrocarbon recovery in Canada.  This multidisciplinary panel will give their perspective on the future of oil and gas, the challenges we might face, and how we can surpass these obstacles through innovation.


 

Moderator:

Lyle Burke, Devon Corporation Canada 

 

Panelists:

Bryan Helfenbaum, Devon and COSIA

Geoffrey Cann, Deloitte

Bill Whitelaw, JuneWarren-Nickel’s Energy Group

Ken Green, Fraser Institute

Catherine Laureshen

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:30
Moderated Panel Discussion: Wow, Innovation is Challenging!

With erratic commodity prices and the ever-changing political and environmental landscape, we need innovation and collaboration to unlock and enhance hydrocarbon recovery in Canada.  This multidisciplinary panel will give their perspective on the future of oil and gas, the challenges we might face, and how we can surpass these obstacles through innovation.


Moderator:

Lyle Burke, Devon Corporation Canada 

 

Panelists:

Bryan Helfenbaum, Devon and COSIA

Geoffrey Cann, Deloitte

Bill Whitelaw, JuneWarren-Nickel’s Energy Group

Ken Green, Fraser Institute

Catherine Laureshen

16:30 - 18:00

Thursday, February 16

07:30 - 08:30
07:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 10:00
04  HO - Reservoir Characterization & Modelling I Palomino A-C
Session Chairpersons Amir H Hosseini - ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Ltd, Jinning Chang - ICE Reservoir Solutions Ltd
This session has presentations that relate to measurement, monitoring, and prediction of changes to the reservoir during different EOR processes. It covers a range of topics which extend from measurements of permeability changes in IBS at higher temperatures, InSAR satellite monitoring of CSS, numerical prediction of H2S production during SAGD, and quantification of sand production during CHOPS.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 185004 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Measurements of Permeability Change in Inter-Bedded Shale at Elevated Temperatures


K. Oldakowski, R.P. Sawatzky, InnoTech Alberta
0900-0930 184971 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Satellite Monitoring of Cyclic Steam Stimulation without Corner Reflectors
M. Henschel, J. Dudley, MDA; P. Chung, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd
0930-1000 184998 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Numerical Prediction of H2S Production in SAGD: Compositional Thermal-Reactive Reservoir Simulations S.V. Ayache, C. Preux, N. Younes, P. Michel, V. Lamoureux-Var, IFP Energies Nouvelles
08:30 - 10:00
05  HO - Drilling & Completions II Arabian Room
Session Chairpersons Lyle H Burke - Devon Canada Corporation, Uliana Romanova - Delta Screens Inc
The papers in this session examine damage and pore plugging mechanisms that impact heavy oil well completion efficiency and presents practical solutions to quantify, monitor and improve the completion efficiency.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 184974 Completions Chemical Stimulation Pilot at a Heavy Oil Field: Key Considerations, Workflow and Results B. Ajegbomogun, Halliburton; M. Guitierrez, F. Bonilla, L. Gil, W.P. Silva, Ecopetrol SA; P. Campo, A. Orozco, M. Garcia, Halliburton
0900-0930 184999 Completions An Experimental Evaluation of Pore Plugging and Permeability Reduction Near SAGD Sand Control Liners M. Mahmoudi, U of A; V. Fattahpour, University of Alberta; A. Nouri, U of A; M.N. Leitch, RGL Reservoir Management Inc
0930-1000 185006 Completions Downhole Remote Monitoring System for SAGD Observation Wells through Fiber Optic DTS

F. Zaini, D. Keough, Schlumberger Canada Limited
08:30 - 10:00
06  HO - Secondary Recovery Mustang Room
Session Chairpersons Eric Delamaide - IFP Technologies Canada Inc., Maryam Moghadasi - University of Calgary
This session will discuss recovery processes and challenges for heavy oil recovery.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 184966 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Overcome Viscous Fingering Effect in Heavy Oil Reservoirs by an Optimized Smart Water Injection Scheme T. Kadeethum, H.K. Sarma, B.B. Maini, University of Calgary
0900-0930 185008 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Silica-Based Nanofluid Heavy Oil Recovery: A Microfluidic Approach P. Bazazi, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary; I. Gates, University of Calgary; A. Sanati Nezhad, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary; S. Hejazi, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
0930-1000 185017 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Modeling Polymer Flooding with Crossflow in Layered Reservoirs Considering Viscous Fingering


B. Zhao, H. Luo, The University of Texas at Austin; Z. Li, Ultimate EOR Services; M. Tagavifar, H. Lashgari, M. Delshad, G.A. Pope, K.K. Mohanty, The University of Texas at Austin
Alternate 184968 Projects, Facilities & Construction Sand Transport Modeling in Heavy Oil Gathering Network in Orinoco Oil Belt Venezuela L.D. Mendoza, Universidad Central de Venezuela; M. Marin, C. Nascimento, Schlumberger; R. Peraza, Pdvsa PetroIndependencia
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Panel Session: Data Analytics and Cognitive Computing – Changing the Way We Work

Data analytics and cognitive computing have been touted as tools with widespread potential to increase efficiencies in upstream operations in the oil and gas industry.  However, this potential is being realized somewhat slowly.  The panel will offer their opinions on the present status of data analytics and cognitive computing in the upstream arena and where they may be headed in the future, illustrated with examples of field applications drawn from their experience.


Moderator:

Sean Kristjansson, GuildOne 

 

Panelists:

Doug Crawford, SAS

Mark Derry, Nexen

Bertrand Groulx, Verdazo

Marcel Preteau, RAMP Ventures

Jessica Zambrano, Woodside

 

12:00 - 13:30
13:00 - 17:00
SPE Young Professionals Workshop: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Speaker(s) Richard Kruger, CEO, Imperial Oil; Pat Carlson, CEO, Seven Generations

Ten years ago, news reports frequently cited peak oil as a looming problem facing our world. Technology and innovation has since been developed that allows us to tap into rocks that were previously deemed impossible to extract oil from, reversing this trend. The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin has been a leader in this movement with entrepreneurs using new technology to develop our resources in a safe and reliable way. 

In this workshop, we'll highlight some of these stories on innovation and entrepreneurship with talks from industry leaders Richard Kruger CEO of Imperial Oil and Pat Carlson CEO of Seven Generations.

This will be followed by a talk and activity from Kinetica Ventures on how to take a good idea from the back of a napkin to a fully realized company. Then, join us for a networking cocktail reception post workshop.

13:30 - 17:00
07  HO - Reservoir Characterization & Modelling II Palomino A-C
Session Chairpersons Apostolos Kantzas - University of Calgary, Danial Kaviani - ConocoPhillips Canada Ltd
Methods and models to address reservoir characterization fundamentals in both microscopic and macroscopic scale.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 184981 Reservoir Description & Dynamics In-Situ Catalytic Aquathermolysis Combined with Geomechanical Dilation to Enhance Thermal Heavy Oil Production B. Xu, Y. Yuan, BitCan G&E Inc
1400-1430 184980 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Calibrating A Semi-Analytic SAGD Forecasting Model To 3D Heterogeneous Reservoir Simulations V. Dehdari, C. Dong, ConocoPhillips Canada Ltd; E. Marron, ConocoPhillips UK Ltd
1430-1500 184996 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Fractional Flow Theory for Unstable Immiscible Floods
H. Luo, M. Delshad, B. Zhao, K.K. Mohanty, The University of Texas At Austin
1530-1600 184984 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An AI-Based Workflow for Estimating Shale Barrier Configurations from SAGD Production Histories J. Zheng, J.Y. Leung, University of Alberta; R.P. Sawatzky, J.M. Alvarez, InnoTech Alberta
1600-1630 184979 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterizing Unconsolidated Heavy Oil Sands Using Cryogenic MicroCT - A Pilot Study from Kuwait K. Ahmed, H. Ferdous, A.K. Jain, F. Ahmad, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Golab, L. Deakin, B. Young, FEI Oil and Gas; A. Mascini, FEI Oil & Gas
1630-1700 185012 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Key Insights from Production Data Analysis and Mechanistic Modeling of an Extra Heavy Oil Field R. Kumar, Chevron ETC; Y. Velasquez, L. Lopez, PDVSA PetroPiar; L.E. Valencia, Chevron Technology Co; R.J. NAVA, Chevron ETC; L.D. Eckerfield, C.S. Lolley, Chevron Corporation; M. Kumar, Chevron ETC
Alternate 184964 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Pore Network and Morphological Characterization of Pore-Level Structures P. Mohammadmoradi, F. Bashtani, B. Goudarzi, S. Taheri, A. Kantzas, University of Calgary
Alternate 185010 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Development of a Non-Equilibrium Pore Scale Reservoir Simulator B. Bayestehparvin, J. Abedi, University of Calgary; S.S. Farouq Ali, H.O.R. Tech Ltd
13:30 - 17:00
08  HO - Hybrid or Solvent Based Processes II Arabian Room
Session Chairpersons Norman P Freitag - Saskatchewan Research Council, K.c. Yeung - K C Yeung Canadian Enterprise Inc.
This session focuses on the ways that solvents and additives can be used to change fluid and flow properties to improve the effectiveness of SAGD operations. The session ends with a description of a new program aimed at evaluation of oil recovery innovations that depend on well tests.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 184997 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Comparative Study of SAGD and Solvent and Water Assisted Electrical Heating: Effect of Shale Layers


M. Ma, M. Rabiei Faradonbeh, Nexen Energy ULC; H. Hassanzadeh, University of Calgary; T.G. Harding, S.D. Zanon, Nexen Inc.
1400-1430 184994 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effects of Concentration-Dependent Diffusion on Mass Transfer and Frontal Instability in Solvent-Based Processes Q. Yuan, X. Zhou, F. Zeng, University of Regina; K.D. Knorr, M. Imran, Saskatchewan Research Council
1430-1500 185001 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Steam-Solvent Coinjection under Reservoir Heterogeneity: Should ES - SAGD Be Implemented for Highly Heterogeneous Reservoirs? A. Venkatramani, University of Alberta; R. Okuno, University of Texas At Austin
1530-1600 185015 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Chemical Additives and Foam Assisted SAGD Model Development D. Wang, R. Li, Z. Chen, University of Calgary
1600-1630 184988 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Phase Behavior of Heavy Oil and Propane Mixtures A. Mancilla-Polanco, F.F. Schoeggl, K. Johnston, W.D. Richardson, H.W. Yarranton, University of Calgary; S.D. Taylor, Schlumberger
1630-1700 Field Testing EOR Processes - a Post-Chops Well Test Centre Approach K.D. Knorr, Saskatchewan Research Council
13:30 - 17:00
09  HO - Flow Control & SAGD Improvement Mustang Room
Session Chairpersons Darren Jeremy Worth - C-FER Technologies, Berna Hascakir - Texas A&M University
This session contains some excellent papers on the use of Flow Control Devices (FCDs) in thermal operations and general improvement aspects for SAGD. Topics discussed will include the adoption of alternative FCD technology, lessons learned from field use of FCDs, a new approach to classify sand size characteristics, optimization strategies for steam injection shut-downs and field testing of an alternative recovery method.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 184992 Completions Applying Ball-Activated Completion Technology toSAGD Tubing Deployed Outflow Control Devices to Eliminate Well Intervention P.D. Webb, Devon Energy Corporation; C.S. Skeates, Packers Plus Energy Services Inc; J.G. Gauthier, Devon Energy Corporation
1400-1430 184972 Production & Operations Learnings From the Grand Rapids Field Trial of Tubing Deployed Inflow Control Devices for SAGD Application
X. Zhang, K. Drover, J. Dragani, Cenovus Energy Inc.
1430-1500 185005 Completions A Practical Approach to the Use and Design of Flow Control Devices in SAGD M. Lastiwka, C. Bailey, B. James, Suncor Energy Inc.; D. Zhu, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.
1530-1600 185000 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Classification of Alberta Oil Sands Based on Particle Size Distribution for Sand Control Design and Experimental Applications V. Fattahpour, V.L. Maciel, M. Mahmoudi, K. Chen, A. Nouri, University of Alberta; M.N. Leitch, RGL Reservoir Management Inc
1600-1630 185007 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact, Mitigation And Optimization Strategies When Low Oil Prices Alter Long Term SAGD Project Implementation H. Nourozieh, E. Ranjbar, A. Kumar, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; C.C. Card, Phoenix Consultants
1630-1700 184967 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Research On Gravity Water-Drainage Assisted Steam Flooding in Extra and Super Heavy Oil Development X. Wu, S. Sun, H. Zhang, Z. Sun, B. Yang, Drilling and Production Technology Institute of Liaohe Oilfield; Y. Wang, Drilling and Production Technology Institude of Liaohe Oilfield; H. Jiang, L. Wang, Drilling and Production Technology Institute of Liaohe Oilfield
15:00 - 15:30