SPE Workshop: Added Value with Coiled Tubing 16 - 17 May 2017 Sofitel Corniche Abu Dhabi, UAE


Monday, May 15

08:00 - 16:00
Advanced Coiled Tubing Engineering and Best Practices
Instructor(s) Todd Green


Todd Green
Petroleum Engineering Specialist
Aramco Services Company

Tuesday, May 16

08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:30
Workshop Opening Keynote Address

Teoman Altinkopru, Schlumberger - Advances in Coiled Tubing Tools and Real-Time Measurements

09:30 - 10:45
Session 1: Competency and Safety in Operations
Session Chairpersons Jacques Attie, Independent Consultant; Pierre Fize, Arcelor Mittal
Speaker(s) Simeon Bolarinwa, Saudi Aramco; Todd Green, Saudi aramco; Tim Ramsey, Baker Hughes

Because of the oil downturn and the rapid changes in economics, maintaining the core competencies and having the teams focusing on safety are becoming growing challenges. Aggregating the suppliers best practices and innovations to the conventional methodologies have been proved out to be the smartest way to face these common challenges and make sure our industry remains sustainable on the long run.

This session will focus on best practices shared by the industry, as well as technologies develop to support the industry competencies and capabilities.

10:45 - 11:10
11:10 - 12:50
Session 2: Equipment and Manufacturing
Session Chairpersons Kerry Quick, National Oilwell Varco; Lucas Mezzano, Tenaris
Speaker(s) Fernando Baez, BRVR Consultant on behalf of Jason Oil and Gas (author); Kevin Elliott, NOV; Bruce Reichert, Chief Technology Officer, Tenaris Coiled Tubes; Herve Luccioni, ArcelorMittal Europe

As the industry has changed and adjusted to the new economic reality of lower cost operations, coiled tubing has become an important opportunity for value added differentiation. Coiled tubing manufacturing and design, along with surface equipment improvements, is an important way to leverage on more efficient operations leading to improved reliability and life span, cost optimisation and revenue in existing applications and new ones as the usage envelope is expanded.

This session will look at the best practices for coiled tubing materials, manufacturing and string design as well as the latest technologies for surface equipment.

12:50 - 13:50
13:50 - 15:30
Session 3: Coiled Tubing Downhole Tools
Session Chairpersons Dhafir Al-Badraoui, Well Services Group; Sonny Sola, Nordic Energy
Speaker(s) Ali H Alabdolmohsen, Saudi Aramco; Mustafa S. Al-Bu Ali, Saudi Aramco; Fraser Macdonald, EV Cam; Ahmed Al-Ibrahim, KOC; Naser Al-Houti KOC

Coiled Tubing operations pose a host of wellbore related challenges; hence there is a need for good down hole tools which are not only easy to operate but can also be used to perform wellbore departures and simulations with ease and convenience. The tools minimise non-productive time as they ensure that all aspects of the downhole environment are comprehensively modelled. Through tubing equipment are the specially designed equipment which are used to perform various wellbore related activities such as isolation, stimulation, fishing, and etc.

This session will look at down-hole tools for coiled tubing operations, as well as the latest technologies for and designs for down-hole tools. 

15:30 - 15:55
15:55 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:15

Wednesday, May 17

08:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:20

Abdellatif Salim David Khemakhem, Vice President Well Operations - VP-WO, VP-WO - Well Operations Division, ZADCO 

09:20 - 10:35
Session 4: Alternative Coiled Tubing Applications
Session Chairpersons Naser Al-Houti, Kuwait Oil Company; Jason Wheatley, ZADCO
Speaker(s) Alexis Garcia, Halliburton; Rodrigo A Guzman, Baker Hughes; Nestor Molero, Schlumberger

The coiled tubing operation since it is known in the current form on 1960, expanded its applications and type services day over day, starting from the conventional application such as lifting, acid pumping, cleaning till today where coiled tubing imposed itself as an alternative solution to many services like drilling, artificial lift, ESP, and other applications

Coiled tubing is considered a fertile field for new technology where we start to see different approaches like radial drilling, underbalance drilling, coiled tubing Frac, and many other applications.

In this session we would like to have a chance to discuss all the challenges that came up into intervention and how coiled tubing services has been re-designed to overcome the obstacles in every aspect in the oil field and to share successful alternative applications of coiled tubing and the main challenges that managed to be solved using coiled Tubing and also the lessons learnt and way to improve it more.

10:35 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:15
Session 5: Stimulation and Fluid Placement Techniques
Session Chairpersons Oscar Alvarado, OiLSERV; Fernando Baez, BRVR Consultants
Speaker(s) Zulfiqar Ahmad, Oilserv; Abdul-latif Waleed Al-Oumi, KOC; Joel Ulloa, Weatherford

Coiled tubing is a great tool to enhance fluid placement strategies, not only because it can protect the wellbore tubulars while pumping harsh chemicals, but also because it allows the operator to pinpoint the treatment at the reservoir sections with the highest production potential. Furthermore, the placement of fluids at the right depth can be achieved when using mechanical and/or chemical diversion techniques coupled with a deep understanding of the reservoir characteristics requiring either a stimulation or a gas/water control treatment for production optimisation.

Conventional coiled tubing stimulation techniques implies pumping large volumes to get in contact with the reservoir while assuming that fluids will penetrate the rock uniformly; which is not the case in an oil or gas well requiring a repair or production recovery intervention, neither in an injector well requiring better connectivity to adjacent wells. Using downhole tools and new techniques is possible to optimise treatment volumes bringing additional value to the operators.

Fluid placement for water and gas control is also key in well production enhancement, and placement at wrong depths can completely place a well offline; so appropriate and improved techniques are used today to keep a high success rate of these interventions.

In this session, we will discuss case studies that involve stimulation jobs with coiled tubing including matrix and fracture interventions, as well as fluid placement techniques used for these treatments. The session is also open to cases related to water and/or gas control interventions with coiled tubing.

12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:10
Session 6: Extended Reach Techniques and Challenges
Session Chairpersons Saad Al-Driweesh, Saudi Aramco; Karan Gupta, Schlumberger; Thomas Metzger, ZADCO
Speaker(s) Rashed Alhussain, Saudi Aramco; Timofey Yakovlev, Welltec; Omar Odeh, Baker Hughes; Irma Galvan, Global Tubing

In today’s world, drilling of extended reach wells is becoming increasingly common. Apart from the inherent advantages of increasing the reservoir contact to maximise productivity and drainage capability, the current economic environment requires that oil companies look to optimise drilling costs by drilling fewer wells within the same reservoir without inhibition to production or reservoir contact.

Modern drilling technology allows us to drill extended and even mega-reach wells to accomplish this, however, the coiled tubing industry is one step behind. Despite the difficulties and challenges in the manufacturing of extremely long coiled tubing strings, logistics, job design, and execution, extended reach wells will continue to push the envelope of possibility in the coiled tubing industry today.

This session will look at both current and future technologies, such as downhole tractors, other mechanical technologies and friction reducing chemicals, which will enable the highest prospect of total accessibility.

Presenters will use case studies to share their experience and also present technology and product enhancements to exhibit the best solutions that exist in the market today and where the advancement of research and technology will take us in the future.

15:10 - 15:35
15:35 - 16:50
Session 7: Optimising Cost and Adding Value
Session Chairpersons Lei Gao, Jason Oil & Gas; Mohammed Khalil, Halliburton; Tim Ramsey, Baker Hughes
Speaker(s) Muhammad H. Al-Buali/Ali al-Jasmn, Saudi Aramco; Anouar Jamoussi, itRobotics; Arun Joseph, Technical Manager - Stimline

In today’s environment of low price oil, our industry must find ways to continuously improve our efficiency and effectiveness. Coiled tubing operations are one area with significant room for improvement in terms of both optimising costs and adding value. This is because, while coiled tubing has been around for a long time, its downhole capabilities have not evolved as quickly as other technologies in our industry. As a result, many within coiled tubing operations continue to employ methods and techniques that were developed decades ago. 

Recent advances in coiled tubing technology now offer more certainty in terms of smarter solutions that drive both the efficiency and effectiveness of these operations. This optimisation process can span across methodology, best practices, and associated coiled tubing technology.  The net benefit for current coiled tubing interventions should be more certainty in terms of smarter solutions that drive both the efficiency and effectiveness. However, the remaining challenge is the integration of these technologies into coiled tubing operations across multiple applications with minimal disruption and a high level of reliability and efficiency.  

Presenters will showcase case histories involving newly developed work flows, best practices, and technologies that deliver coiled tubing intervention solutions with a reduction in cost and increase in effectiveness and efficiency.    

16:50 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:15