Monday, March 12
This course will emphasize critical considerations during enhanced oil recovery (EOR) screening and pilot design. Discussions will include monitoring and surveillance, and EOR project implementation. Appropriate case studies and exercises will be used to illustrate various concepts.
Instructor: Mazda Irani
This course is an introduction to Butler assumptions and mathematical principles and its limitations, and also briefly discusses other studies which address steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil production and SOR evaluation.
In this course there will be examples using Excel spreadsheets.
Instructor: Larry W. Lake
This course teaches an integrated version of the basics of waterflooding and enhanced oil recovery (EOR), illustrating the connection of each process to a few fundamental principles. It reviews the specifics of thermal and solvent EOR by relating basic principles to the results of cases from the field.
Instructor: 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.
Tuesday, March 13
Welcome and Opening Remarks - Conference Chairs
About this session:
The opening plenary session will include keynote speakers followed by a panel discussion.
Panel Session: Entering a New Era: Strategies for Growth in the Digital Age
The acquisition, digitization and analysis of data has revolutionized how the world conducts business. Companies that have capitalized on this technology have changed how the world interacts, and in doing so, have grown to be the largest companies in the world, outpacing energy companies. How can the oil and gas industry utilize these technologies to lower costs, drive innovation and create a more sustainable business model in the face of lower commodity prices?
Currently, visionary companies are investigating and implementing ideas to improve operations through the use of data analytics and engineered completions to lower costs and improve efficiency.
In this session, five leaders will share their visions on the direction they are taking their companies and industry. You’ll hear how they are integrating data analytics, ethical oil, crypto currencies and how they are attracting the next generation to propel the industry forward.
Calgary Herald (Moderator)
Chief Energy Economist
ARC Financial Corp.
Founder and Former CEO
Senior Vice President Operations
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Longitudinal Dispersion Coefficient in Consolidated Porous Media; A Pore-level Study
|1330-1400||189770||Geologically Consistent History Matching of SAGD Process Using Probability Perturbation Method|
|1400-1430||189760||Screening Surfactants for Application in SAGD - Including a Steam-Phase Coreflood Test|
Integrated Static and Dynamic Big-Loop Modeling Workflow for Assisted History Matching of SAGD Process with Presence of Shale Barriers
|1530-1600||189743||Experience with Two Wellheads SAGD Production Wells: Most Controllable and Efficient SAGD Technology Today. Alshachinskoe Heavy Oil Field in Tatarstan, Russia.|
|1600-1630||189750||Feasibility of SAGD as a Follow-up Process to CSS for a Massive Deep Bitumen Reservoir|
Effect of Confinement and Well Interference on SAGD Performance - An Analytical Assessment
|1330-1400||189752||An Innovative Dielectric Constant Measurement Method to Determine the Ideal Surfactant Candidate to Enhance Heavy Oil Recovery|
|1400-1430||189771||Equilibrium Analysis of Desiccated Zone Growth during Radio-Frequency Heating|
|1430-1500||189724||Electrical Heating ─ Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again ...|
Numerical Simulation of Dielectric Heating in a Heavy Oil Reservoir Using a Shaped Dipole Antenna
|1600-1630||189746||Factors Affecting Electromagnetic Wave Penetration in Heavy Oil Reservoirs|
|1630-1700||189714||Critical Considerations for Analysis of RF-Thermal Recovery of Heavy Petroleum|
Shallow Horizontal Well Cyclic Steam Stimulation in Clastic Unconsolidated Unconventional Reservoir in Kuwait - A Case Study
|1400-1430||189722||Heavy Oil Recovery Mechanisms by Surfactant, Polymer and SP in a Non-linear System|
Cold Solvent Process for Heavy Oil Recovery
|1530-1600||189731||Waterflood Performance Analyses for the Bhagyam Viscous Oil Reservoir|
|1600-1630||189774||Nanoparticle Stabilized Solvent-Based Emulsion for Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery|
|1630-1700||189745||Designing Surfactant-Polymer Processes for Heavy Oil Reservoirs: Case Studies|
Wednesday, March 14
Solvent Process for Reservoirs with Top Water
|0900-0930||189717||A New PVT Apparatus for Automatic Measurement of Foamy Oil Generation and Stability|
|0930-1000||189756||Christina Lake Early Rise Rate Solvent Aided Process Pilot|
|1030-1100||189755||Azeotropic Heated Vapour Extraction- A New Thermal-Solvent Assisted Gravity Drainage Recovery Process|
|1100-1130||189754||General Analytical Model for Thermal-Solvent Assisted Gravity Drainage Recovery Processes|
|1130-1200||189768||Organic Alkali as a Steam Additive for Improved SAGD: Experimental Study of Emulsion Phase Behavior and Viscosity|
|0830-0900||189769||An Experimental Investigation into Sand Control Failure Due to Steam Breakthrough in SAGD Wells|
|0900-0930||189773||Critical Review of Sand Control Evaluation Testing for SAGD Applications|
|0930-1000||189766||Sand Control Testing for Steam Injection Wells|
|0830-0900||189772||A Benchmarking Study of a Novel “Data Physics” Technology for Steamflood and SAGD Modeling: Comparison to Conventional Reservoir Simulation|
|0900-0930||189747||Three Approaches to Predicting ESP Pump Failures during SAGD Operations|
|0930-1000||189753||A Cluster-Based Approach for Visualizing and Quantifying the Uncertainty in the Impacts of Uncertain Shale Barrier Configurations on SAGD Production|
|Alternate||189737||Assessment of Methods for Evaluating VIT Thermal Performance|
|1030-1100||Impact of Slow and Fast Warm-up Rates on Cement Sheath Integrity in SAGD Wells - Using Dynamic Flow Simulators for Early Time Analysis|
|1100-1130||Vacuum Insulated Tubing Trial|
|1030-1100||189726||Field-Scale Modelling of Hybrid Steam and Combustion In-Situ Recovery Process for Oil Sands Using Dynamic Gridding|
|1100-1130||189727||Phase Behavior Modelling of Oils in Terms of SARA Fractions|
|1130-1200||189757||3-D Physical Modeling of Hybrid Steam and Oxygen Injection for In-Situ Recovery of Oil Sands|
Oil & Gas Competitiveness: From the Canadian Energy Landscape to Your Own Career
Wednesday | 14 March 2018
Telus Convention Centre | Glen Room (Room Number 208-209)
Registration from 12:30 pm
Speakers start at 1:00pm
$25 for SPE members
$35 for non-SPE members
Ticket includes networking cocktail and appetizers at 4:30pm
Join us at the Young Professionals Workshop to listen to and discuss the influencing factors impacting Canada’s energy competitiveness; perspectives on how Canadian producers are adapting to a changing continental energy landscape; and the effects on your career as a young professional in the energy industry.
Featuring two keynote presentations, our speakers will expose you to a wealth of knowledge and experience from the perspectives of the CEO of one of Canada’s largest energy companies and an executive leadership coach and former member of the Canadian National Basketball Team.
President and CEO of Cenovus Energy, will discuss how one of Canada’s largest energy companies has been influenced by fundamental changes in the Canadian energy industry and how the company is responding strategically in order to attract capital, access markets, and remain competitive in an increasingly continental energy landscape.
Executive Coach and President of Champion Performance Systems Inc, will be discussing strategies and techniques that young professionals can implement to gain a competitive edge in their careers, including excavating one’s core values, building a compelling story, knowing how to get traction and build momentum, and holding oneself accountable.
Through the SPE Calgary Section website.
|Alternate||189735||Integration of Data-Driven Models for Characterizing Shale Barrier Configuration in 3D Heterogeneous Reservoirs for SAGD Operations|
|1330-1400||189729||Measurement of Non-Equilibrium Solvent Release from Heavy Oil during Pressure Depletion|
|1400-1430||189719||Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer Characteristics at the Chamber Interface for Solvent Assisted SAGD Process|
|1430-1500||189741||Dimethylether-A Promising Solvent for ES-SAGD|
Hydrocarbon Recovery Using a Convective Solvent Extraction Process
|1600-1630||189765||Phase Behaviour and Viscosity of Bitumen-CO2/Light Hydrocarbon Mixtures at Elevated Temperatures: A Cold Lake Case Study|
|1630-1700||189744||Generalized Approach to Predict k-values of Hydrocarbon Solvent/Bitumen Mixtures|
|1330-1400||189775||Liner Deployed Inflow Control Devices (ICD) Production Results in MacKay River SAGD Wells|
Study of Temperature and Pressure Fall-off during Shut-in and Slow-down for SAGD Wells with Top Water
|1430-1500||189718||Steps Toward Designing the Optimum Outflow Control Device for SAGD Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation|
|1530-1600||189740||On Temperature Fall-off Interpretation in Circulation Phase of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Process|
|1600-1630||189721||Evaluation of Inflow Control Device Performance Using Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|1630-1700||189732||Case Study: Enhancing PCP Performance Through The Complex Failure Analysis Of More Than 200 Wells|
Direction of Wormhole Growth Under Anisotropic Stress
Practical Reservoir Management Strategy to Optimize Waterflooded Pools with Minimum Capital Employed
|1430-1500||189749||Wormhole Stability Under Post CHOPS Conditions|
|Alternate||189736||Lessons Learned from Extending Run Life for Hundreds of ESPs in a Heavy Oil Environment|
|Alternate||189761||Produced Water Ammonia Removal Using RO Membrane Process|
|1530-1600||189751||The Influence of Discontinuities on Geomechanical Analysis of the Joslyn SAGD Steam Release Incident|
|1600-1630||189758||Unique Infill Configuration to Unlock Additional Barrels in the Boscan Heavy Oil Water Injection Project|
|1630-1700||189733||Effects of Rock Mechanical Properties and Deformational Behavior on Caprock Integrity in Thermal Operations|