SPE Workshop: Effective and Efficient Development of Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs 26 - 28 Jul 2017 Xi'an, China

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Carbonate reservoirs account for 52% of the world's proven oil reserves and 60% of the world's oil production. Yet, we as an industry still do not understand the flow behavior and thus the expected ultimate recovery because of the intricate combination of pore, fracture-pore and fracture-cavity elements. One of the largest and most complex of these reservoirs is the Tahe Oilfield in Tarim Basin in China.

Various field studies have demonstrated that the heterogeneous rock fabric in the Tahe Oilfield defies Darcy’s law and known flow behavior concepts and theories. It is well understood that the characteristics of fracture-cavity reservoirs are very different from that of pore and fracture-pore reservoirs. When karst caves, fractures and dissolved pores account for much of the productive reservoir volume, discontinuity in the fracture cavity system becomes the dominant feature for well and reservoir development strategies. There are no known techniques to eliminate the rapid production decline associated with such reservoirs.

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  • Reservoir Engineers

  • Production Engineers

  • Petroleum Engineers

  • Drilling and Completion Engineers

  • Geophysicists

  • Geomodellers

  • Academics

  • Researchers

  • Supervisors

  • Managers

  • Government Representatives and Energy Policy Makers

  • Experts in all subsurface disciplines


Understand the challenges and address the different techniques and methods relative to fractured Karst Carbonate Reservoirs and effective development

Learn advanced methods & technologies applied in fractured carbonate reservoirs

Focus on the state-of-the-art in carbonate completion and stimulation design and technology

Discuss the current state and the advancement needed in the near future to enhance reservoir productivity and recovery.