SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition 29 - 31 Jan 2018 Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi , UAE


Sunday, January 28

14:00 - 18:00

Monday, January 29

07:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 10:00
Opening Ceremony

Keynote Speakers:

Sami Al-Neaim
2019 SPE President

Jim Thorn
IADC Division Vice President, International Onshore

10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 12:30
Executive Plenary Session: What Does Efficiency Mean?

Swings in the oil and gas market have a substantial impact on the drilling industry, and during the last couple of years, they have taken a larger toll than before. Despite this, the industry continues to find ways to acclimate its practices and technologies to enable it to sustain long downswings. One of the areas of improvement that this industry has seen and continues to build on, is embedding better efficiencies in its approaches, practices, and technologies.  

This panel will discuss ways the industry can achieve better efficiencies through actual examples of improved partnerships, technical and operations best practices, technology development, and other means to lift its position during different phases of the market.


Abdellatif Salim David Khemakhem
Subsurface Support Manager


Khalid Al-Abdulgader
Chief Drilling Engineer
Saudi Aramco

Fahed Al Ameri
Senior Vice President, Drilling
ADNOC Offshore

Hans-Christian Freitag

Global Vice President —Integrated Technology— Global Products and Services
Baker Hughes, a GE Company



Christopher P. Papouras
Nabors Drilling Solutions

David Reid
Chief Marketing Officer

12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 17:00
Special Session: Women in E&P Industry
Moderator(s) Mouza Al Houqani, ADNOC Offshore; Marianne Davenport, Baker Hughes, a GE company
13:30 - 15:00
01  Health, Safety, and Environment Meeting Room 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 189329 Detection of Drill Cuttings Deposition on the Sea Floor - Underwater Hyperspectral Imagery and the Human Eye. S.K. Cochrane, Akvaplan-niva; J.E. Paulsen, Eni Norge AS; S. Ekehaug, Ecotone AS; R. Pettersen, Akvaplan-niva; L. Sandvik Aas, I. Myrnes Hansen, Ecotone AS; D. Magherini, M. Sportelli, Eni Norge
1400-1430 189378 Application of Innovative High Temperature Pyrolysis Technology to Treat Drilling Cuttings on the Harmlessization Handle in the Tian Mountain Front Block L. Li, PetroChina Co. Ltd.
1430-1500 189305 Risky Zones and No-Entry Zones M. Salama, I. Rawashdeh, National Drilling Company
Alternate 189422 A Novel Mud System with Excellent OHSE Characteristics to be in the Forefront of Best Drilling Practices M. Amanullah, Saudi Aramco PE&D
Alternate 189356 Assessment Of Human Reliability In Drilling Oil And Gas Wells Operation Using CREAM A. HADI, National Iranian Drilling Company; S. Givehchi, Tehran University
Alternate 189392 Happiness : A Key To Sustainable Success In Almansoori A.O. Rahuma, M. Al Ali, AlMansoori Specialized Engineering; C.W. Kuyken, Al-Mansoori Specialized Engineering
13:30 - 15:00
02  Drilling and Completion in Challenging Environments - I Meeting Room 4
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 189335 Challenging ICD & Swell Packers Completion Running in 3D complex ERD well with Continuous Swiveling to Break Frictional Drag and Helical Buckling. R.P. Narayan Singh, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.
1400-1430 189346 Customized Geomechanics Solutions for Improved Well Delivery: Success Stories from Challenging Shmin Horizontal Gas Wells, Saudi Arabia S. Imtiaz, Baker Hughes Solutions; S.V. Perumalla, Baker Hughes Inc; K. Khan, Saudi Aramco PE&D; M. Kubaisi, Saudi Aramco SAOO; A.A. Al-Kubaisi, Saudi Aramco D&WO; P. Chakrabarti, Baker Hughes; W.I. Elsherbeny, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; S. Benmamar, baker hughes
1430-1500 189319 11 ERD wells engineered to deliver 22 new field records in Saih Rawl Field in PDO Oman A. El Hawy, Schlumberger; M.S. Picha, F. Soliman, P.A. Haeser, M. Al Hadhrami, A. Al Kindi, petroleum development oman; I. AL Busaidi, Schlumberger
Alternate 189354 Mechanical Specific Energy And Statistical Techniques To Maximizing The Drilling Rates For Production Section Of Mishrif Wells In Southern Iraq Fields A. ALSUBAIH, Missouri University Of science and Technology /Basra oil company
Alternate 189322 Conventional Multistage Cementing Failures Analysis Led to the Development of High Pressure Multistate Tools and Deployment in Saudi Arabia M.K. Albassam, A.S. Al-yami, Saudi Aramco PE&D; B.S. Al-malki, Saudi Aramco D&WO
Alternate 189344 Cameron Drilling Fluids Automix V. Hestad, Cameron Sense
15:00 - 15:30
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
03  Advancements in Completion and Stimulation Technology - I Meeting Room 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189426 Production Segmentation Completion Technique (PSCT): An Innovative Approach for Horizontal Well Optimization A. Alshmakhy, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd
1600-1630 189360 Successful Acidizing of an HF Acid Sensitive Formation Using a Protective Ion-Complexing Agent A.A. Al-Salmi, Petroleum Development Oman; S. Al-Ruzeiqi, Baker Hughes
1630-1700 189435 First Multilateral Well With an Intelligent Completion System and Openhole Acid Stimulation S. Hart, H.M. Saggaf, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 189405 Pillar Fracturing Technique Application in the Algerian Desert for Well Production Enhancement L. Dal Forno, Eni E&P
Alternate 189424 Perforation Cluster Spacing Optimization through Integrated Workflow for Multistage Fracturing Horizontal Wells M.S. Mohamed, Khalda Petroleum
Alternate 189409 High Rate Matrix Acidizing Technique using Innovative Diverter Technologies to Restore and Improve Well Performance in North Kuwait Jurassic Gas (NKJG) Z. Ahmed, Kuwait Oil Company
15:30 - 17:00
04  Well Integrity - I Meeting Room 4
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189342 Reservoir Souring Tracking using H2S Coupons via Slickline Operations: Successful application in North Kuwait M.A. Al-Shuaib, H.B. Chetri, A. Al-Hindal, H. Al-Failakawi, Kuwait oil company; H. Ayyad, Schlumberger
1600-1630 189311 Structural Integrity Assurance for Corroded Conductors in Offshore Shallow-Water Wells O. Spuskanyuk, S. Mumtaz, A. Mahmoud, C. Lam Gan, W. Abdulhai, A.D. Khemakhem, Zakum Development Co.
1630-1700 189324 Case History: Annular Isolation Confirmed as Early as 24 hours after Cement Placement through Cross-Domain Workflow and Field Measurements Validated with Laboratory Testing D. Nana, M. Alsaman, Schlumberger; Y. Issabekov, Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc; D. Reverdito, SASOL Petroleum Intl.; J. Potgieter, A. du Toit, Sasol - E&P International
Alternate 189403 Well Integrity - next developments B. Brechan, NTNU; S. Sangesland, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Alternate 189367 Well Integrity in the times of ISO 13679 and Premium Connections: Experiences and Way Forward in Casing Design O. Grijalva, B.J. Holzmann, A. Asgharzadeh, N. Perozo, C. Paz Carvajal, J. Oppelt, Technology University Clausthal
Alternate 189397 Self Healing Durable Cement; Development, Lab Testing, and Field Execution A.S. Al-yami, Saudi Aramco PE&D
18:30 - 22:00
SPE Middle East Regional Awards Ceremony and Conference Gala Dinner

Regional and section awards recognise members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level.

Learn more about the SPE Regional Awards.

Tuesday, January 30

08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 10:30
05  Drilling and Completion in Challenging Environments - II Mezzoon Ballroom 3
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 189327 Curing losses in Vuggy Carbonate Formations G.D. Alshubbar, Saudi Aramco (D&WO); R. Nygaard, Oklahoma State University
0930-1000 189326 Resolving Directional Drilling Challenges to Deliver Small Bore Open-Hole Stand Alone Screen Completion in an ERD well of the Piltun-Astokhskoye Field, Sakhalin R.V. Kasumov, Schlumberger
1000-1030 189314 Investigating the Impact of Dynamic Effective Stress While Perforating Low-Strength Formations H. Kruger, Halliburton Co.; D.J. Haggerty, Halliburton
Alternate 189306 Development of a Geomechanical Model to Optimize Drilling Deviated Wellbores through Zubair Formation inSouthern Iraq A.K. Albahadly, Missouri University of Science and Technology; M.T. Al-saba, Australian College Of Kuwait; R.E. Flori, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Alternate 189414 Drilling and Production challenges and solutions for an ultra-low pressure, high sulfur oilfield, Masjed-I-Suleyman, South West Iran R. Li, CNPC DR
Alternate 189394 High-Power Mudhammer : a Promising Solution for Hard Formation Drilling R. Souchal, Drillstar Industries; L. Gerbaud, Mines ParisTech; M. Tarek, Drillstar Industries
09:00 - 10:30
06  Advancements in Completion and Stimulation Technology - II Meeting Room 3
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 189402 Integrated Off-bottom Cemented Inflow Control Device System Design toward Well Delivery Optimization M.A. Al-Madan, M.M. Bukhamseen, Saudi Aramco D&WO; H. SUHERDIANA, A.M. Al Abdulmohsen, Baker Hughes
0930-1000 189318 Perforating Vertical Smart Well Completions Using Tubing Conveyed Perforating (TCP) Gun Assemblies: A Case History S. Wood, Halliburton
1000-1030 189390 New Technique to Evaluate Hydraulic Fracturing for Horizontal well A. Hassan, King Fahd University of petroleum & Minerals; M.A. Abdallah, University of Khartoum; A. Abdulraheem, M.A. Mahmoud, S.M. Elkatatny, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Alternate 189362 First Run In The GCC Of Hybrid Cable DTS And DHPG F. Quintero, ADCO
Alternate 189336 Pioneering First Hydraulic Fracturing in Iraq’s Complex Reservoir C. Mingyue, Y. Ding, D. Zhu, C. Liang, J. Yan, RIPED, PetroChina; C. Yandong, C. Wenxin, Z. Xinmin, Halfaya Oil Company, PetroChina; K. Theseira, M. Murad, M. Mohd Faiz, PETRONAS; W. Dayong, B. Peng, Antonoil Oil Company
Alternate 189347 The Application of Industry Endoscopes Image Detection Technology in Perforating Detection M. Li, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina
09:00 - 10:30
07  Well Design - I Meeting Room 4
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 189309 Longest Ultra Slim Lateral in the World Drilled with Slim Mud Motor Technology in Kuwait Oil Company Fields D.M. Al Saadi, M.D. Al-Khaldy, N. Al Shuaibi, M. Al-Saffar, Kuwait Oil Company; S.M. Abdelbaset, Schlumberger Overseas S.A.; Y.A. Al Kubaish, SLB
0930-1000 189332 Development of a Method to Predict and Mitigate Downhole Vibrations Z.A. Alsaihati, A.S. Al-yami, Saudi Aramco PE&D; R.M. Ahmed, V.A. Bavadiya, University of Oklahoma; A.N. Alsousy, Saudi Aramco PE&D; K. Gustafson, Professional Machine Incroporated; A.K. Akabogu, University of Houston
1000-1030 189408 Effect of Steering Mechanism on Wellbore Tortuosity in Horizontal Wells A.A. Alruushud, Baker Hughes
Alternate 189357 Wellbore stability And Hole Cleaning management for successful well design optimization in deep tight gas field. R.R. Kumar, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; J. Uwe, S. Khaldi, A.O. Oluwatosin, PDO Oman
Alternate 189307 New Generation of Rotary Steerable System Enables Higher BUR and Performance A.A. Al Dabyah, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; E. Biscaro, BAKER HUGHES
Alternate 189416 Experiences in Hydraulic Isolation Assessment for Well Life Cycle C.A. Pinto Rizzo, Zakum Developmenr Company; M. Srivastava, W. Abdulhai, C. Lam Gan, Zakum Development Co.
10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
08  MPD and UBD Mezzoon Ballroom 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 189406 Underbalanced Coiled Tubing Drilling to Unlock Gas Reserves in Mature Deep Carbonate Reservoirs in Saudi Arabia. P.H. Guizada, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1130-1200 189348 Underbalanced Nitrified Foam Drilling Enabled Extensive Reservoir Characterization and Production From A Highly Depleted Formation in Dhodak Field in Pakistan: A Case History Q.A. Chaudary, Weatherford Middle East
1200-1230 189388 Optimizing the application of Underbalanced Drilling by Breaking Paradigms Through the Use of Air and Foam Systems in Low -Pressure Gas Reservoirs P. Vieira, Weatherford
Alternate 189428 Date Pit-Based Additive as Density Reducing Agent in Underbalanced Drilling J.K. Adewole, M.O. Najimu, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Alternate 189334 Use of Managed Pressure Drilling Paved the Way to a Massive Gas Field Discovery in Egypt Western Desert: Case History S.S. Emam, O.R. Gabaldon, Blade Energy Partners; M. Vityk, M. Abou-Shanab, A. El-Leithy, M. AbdAl-Moniem, Shell Egypt; W. El-Desouky, Badr Petroleum Co; H.M. Abd El-Azm, BADR Petroleum Co.
Alternate 189398 Pressurized Mud Cap Drilling Drastically Improves Drilling Efficiency in Exploration Well, South Sumatra E. Fajar Putra, PT Medco E&P Indonesia; Y.S. Dipura, F.B. Ardiprayana, PT. Medco E&P Indonesia
11:00 - 12:30
09  Capitalising on Big Data Meeting Room 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 189321 An Efficient AI Model to Identify Loss Circulation Zones in Real Time S.H. Gharbi, Saudi Aramco PE&D; A.M. Abduljabbar, Saudi Aramco D&WO; M. Al-Rubaii, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals; M. Hossain, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1130-1200 189320 The New Generation of Drilling Optimization A. Alhai, Abu Dhabi Co For Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd
1200-1230 189315 A Consolidated Approach for Drilling Parameter Selection P. Hu, H.G. Suryadi, Schlumberger
Alternate 189330 Improve the Drilling Operations Efficiency by the Big Data Mining of Real-Time Logging Q. Yin, China University of Petroleum-Beijing; J. Yang, L. Gao, University of Petroleum China Beijing
Alternate 189338 Performance Enhancement of Drilling and Completions Operations in Giant Offshore Field Abu Dhabi by Tracking and Monitoring Invisible Lost Time and Defined KPIs M. Corona, Schlumberger
Alternate 189434 Increased Oil Production Achieved with Near Wellbore and Far Field Diversion in Kuwait E.S. Mccartney, Baker Hughes
11:00 - 12:30
10  Drilling, Cementing, and Completion Fluids - I Meeting Room 4
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 189421 Completion Fluid-induced Formation Damage In High Temperature Gas Wells B.S. Hamzaoui, A.M. Almoajil, I.S. Al-Yami, H.A. Hazzazi, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1130-1200 189339 Case Study For Curing Circulation Losses During Primary Cementing Operations Using Fiber Cement In Zubair Field/iraq M. Falih, Zubair Field Operation Division (ZFOD) /SOC; T. Eren, Batman University; A. Al Hajaj, Zubair Field Operation Division (ZFOD) /SOC; R. Quijada, Zubair Field Operation Division (ZFOD) /Eni; T. Basheer, Schlumberger
1200-1230 189349 In-situ Thermal Rheological Properties of Drilling Muds A. Ettehadi Osgouei, Izmir Katip Celebi University; G. Altun, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi
Alternate 189380 An Enhanced Experimental Method to Assess the Shale Inhibition Durability of Inhibitive Water-based Drilling Fluids M.K. Al-Arfaj, Saudi Aramco PE&D
Alternate 189310 Novel Modified Rectorite Provides Reliable Rheology and Suspendability for Biodiesel Based Drilling Fluid W. Li, X. Zhao, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)
Alternate 189369 Novel Formulation of WBDMS for Mitigating theWellbore Instability Problems associated with Shale Formation S. Kumar , ; S. Kumar, Dehradun Institute of Technology University
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Panel Session 1: The Risk of Getting Efficiencies Wrong
Moderator(s) Ryan Seike, Country Sales Manager, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Speaker(s) Majed Al-Awadhi, Vice President, Drilling Operations, Offshore (ZADCO), NDC; Erwin Kröll, Senior Vice President Middle East and Africa, OMV; Dan Shute, President, Volant; Gokturk Tunc, Vice President Technology, Land Rigs, Schlumberger; Reid Warriner, Executive Vice President - Drilling Group, OiLSERV

Today’s global industries and businesses are driven by profitability, primarily through efficiencies and cost control. The oil and gas industry has dramatically improved over the past 30 years and has been able to access and drill reserves which were earlier thought impossible, mainly because of technologies and process efficiencies. There is no ceiling for efficiency. However, when pushed beyond logical or scientific reasoning, the ​so-called efficiencies unintentionally transform to cutting corners, leading to unwanted results, and even catastrophic HSE incidents and major unplanned expenditures. 

This panel will be discussing what the industry has done and is doing to ensure efficiencies are implemented based on scientific and logical decision-making, rather than pure financial cost control, to mitigate any risk that might be associated getting efficiencies wrong.


Ryan Seike
Country Sales Manager
Baker Hughes, a GE Company


Majed Al-Awadhi

Vice President, Drilling Operations,

ADNOC Drilling

Erwin Kröll
Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa
OMV Exploration and Production GmbH

Dan Shute

Gokturk Tunc
Vice President Technology, Land Rigs

Reid Warriner
Executive Vice President - Drilling Group

15:00 - 15:30
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
11  New Approaches to Well Engineering and Construction Mezzoon Ballroom 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189340 Integrated Analytical Trajectory Control Model D.C. Gomez Garcia, Robert Gordon University; C.A. Nunez Perez, Total E&P; R. Samuel, Halliburton
1600-1630 189333 Innovative Solution to Enhance Directional Drilling Performance in Multilateral and Extended Reach Wells O.R. Sehsah, Saudi Aramco D&WO; O. BAUTISTA SAYAGO, Saudi Aramco; M.A. Muqeem, Saudi Aramco D&WO; R. Zaadnoordijk, European Drilling Projects BV; T.M. Newman, Ed-Projects BV; V. Bocharev, Ed projects
1630-1700 189430 Fiber Glass Casing Design, Planning & Installation Experience in Observation wells A.T. Ahmad, P. Kaushik, M. Al-Oqab, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 189410 Development and First application of Monobore Openhole Expandable Casing in the Tarim Oilfield H. Guo, CNPC Drilling Research Institute; J. Reddy, Texas A&M; H. Yin, B. Xu, CNPC Drilling Research Institute
Alternate 189404 Batch Drilling Of Two Exploration Wells From A Jack Up Rig By Modifying Conductor Deck Results In Substantial Savings D. Sharma, A. Golwalkar, A.K. Singh, R. Srivastava, S. Doodraj, Cairn India Ltd.
Alternate 189395 Well Integrity Model - Klever & Tamano Collapse B. Brechan, E.M. Kornberg, NTNU; S. Sangesland, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
15:30 - 17:00
12  Well Intervention and Workover - I Meeting Room 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189325 Retrieval of Intelligent completion Challenges and Solution S.M. Kamal, Saudi Aramco D&WO
1600-1630 189370 Developing Innovative Remediation Techniques for Restoring Well Integrity by Curing High Annulus-B Pressure and providing Zonal Isolation A.A. Ansari, ZADCO Petroleum Co; B.M. Al-Azizi, ZADCO
1630-1700 189375 An Alternative Approach to Well Re-Entry and Permanent Well Abandonment from a Monohull Vessel in the UK Continental Shelf S.A. Canny, Weatherford
Alternate 189350 Unlocking the Economic Potential of a Mature Field Through Rigless Remediation of Micro Channels in a Cement Packer Using Epoxy Resin and Ultrafine Cement Technology to Access new oil Reserves M. Khanna, Cairn India Ltd.
Alternate 189379 A Step-Change Performance in Wellbore Sidetrack Operations in Kuwait, 9.625-in x 13.375-in Dual Casing Exit A.H. Jokhi, A. Carasco, Schlumberger; J. Hassan, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 189363 Repair of Surface Casing Failure Allowing Production Restart Of Highly Productive Well S. Bourgoin, Total Austral
15:30 - 17:00
13  QA/QC and Reliability Meeting Room 4
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189372 Operational Performance Improvement Plan: How to Boost the Performance and Reduce the Cost During well Construction J. Alzate, ADMA-OPCO; A. Ruzhnikov, Schlumberger
1600-1630 189423 New Approach: Confirming Well Quality at Well Delivery with stringent Well Integrity checks at a world class drilling project F. Rashid, ZADCO Petroleum Co; A. Al Jaberi, M. Ishaq, ZADCO; S.D. Butt, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1630-1700 189341 Design and Implementation of Well Delivery Project Gate System M.H. Al-Salem, N.J. Al-Shehab, J. Decena, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 189407 Sustainable Maintenance in Drilling Operations: New Risks, Changing Standards and Codes S. Dubey, R. Deswal, Protiviti Middle East Consultancy
Alternate 189386 Reliability and Maintainability Analysis for Artificial Lift Systems A. Hadinejad, Y. Adingra, A. Carpignano, R. Romagnoli, Politecnico di Torino
Alternate 189345 Microbial Assessment and Control in Drilling Operations M.E. Sindi, Saudi Arabian Oil Company; X. Zhu, Saudi Aramco

Wednesday, January 31

08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 10:30
14  Drilling and Completion in Challenging Environments - III Mezzoon Ballroom 3
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 189387 Challenges in HPHT Wells: A Case Study on KG Field , India A. Saxena, S. Chaudhary, S. Patel, K. Anshul, Gujarat State Petroleum Corp Ltd; P.K. Tewari, C.R. Gandhi, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; D. Adarsh, Gujarat State Petroleum Corp Ltd
0930-1000 189385 7 × 4-1/2 in. Monobore Completion System Capable of 15K Treating Pressures in Hydraulic Fracturing Applications for the Deep Gas Wells in Saudi Arabia A.N. El Naga, F.D. Giusti, Halliburton; R.A. Garrido, Saudi Aramco; K. Nawaz, T.S. Mukherjee, Saudi Aramco D&WO; S.F. Ashby, Saudi Aramco SAOO; A.M. Alghuryafi, Saudi Aramco D&WO; A.R. Abeidoh, Halliburton
1000-1030 189323 Integrated Real-Time Pressure Monitoring Enables the Success of Drilling a HTHP Offshore Well: A Casing Study in Ledong Area, Yinggehai Basin, South China Sea J. Cai, CNOOC Limited; P. Liu, Schlumberger
Alternate 189377 Lessons Learned From Using A Drilling Connection In Extreme Conditions M. Lafuente, F. Carrois, Vallourec
Alternate 189304 Accurate Modeling of Surge and Swab Pressures in Concentric Annuli of Yield Power Law Fluids O. Erge, GEOS Energy Inc; S. Akin, Middle East Technical University Ankara; I.H. Gucuyener, GEOS Energy Inc
Alternate 189425 Sensitivity Analysis of Contributing Factors on Tubing Buckling in Deep HPHT Wells - A Case Study M.M. Usmani, Pakistan Petroleum Ltd.
09:00 - 10:30
15  Well Integrity - II Meeting Room 3
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 189396 Technology Trends in Cement Job Evaluation using Logging Tools M. Khalifeh, University of Stavanger; D. Gardner, International Research Institute of Stavanger; M.Y. Haddad, University of Stavanger
0930-1000 189337 Understanding Cement Quality in Intermediate Casing against Aquifers using Cement Bond Logs: A Case Study of Cementing against Aquifers in UAE R. Hanif, ADCO
1000-1030 189389 Optimizing Well Integrity in Intelligent Oil Fields H. Abou Khreibeh, ZADCO Petroleum Co; G. Lunt, Wood Group; S. Al Shamsi, E. Vasallo, ZADCO Petroleum Co.
Alternate 189317 A Successful Story of Quantitative Cement Evaluation with LWD Sonic Tool Together with Casing Scrapper X. Zhou, Schlumberger
Alternate 189412 A Systematic Approach to Monitoring and Management of Annulus Pressures M. Srivastava, Zakum Development Co.; A.A. Al Ali, ZADCO Petroleum Co; A.S. Alshehhi, Zakum Development Company; A. Kumar, O. Spuskanyuk, ZADCO Petroleum Co; W. Abdulhai, Zakum Development Co.; C. Lam Gan, Zakum Development Company
Alternate 189384 Gas Migration Modeling To Prevent Sustained Casing Pressure and Casing Vent Flow A. Bois, CURISTEC
09:00 - 10:30
16  New Generation of Rigs Meeting Room 4
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 189417 A Novel 8000m Rig and its Application for Ultra-Deep Well Drilling in Submountain Region P. Chen, CNPC Drilling Research Institute; L. Shi, China Natl. Petroleum Corp.; T. Fang, Z. Zhou, X. Wang, X. Yuan, CNPC Drilling Research Institute
0930-1000 189433 Rig Systems Integration - Reduce the Cost of Well Slot Preparation and Recovery S.A. Canny, Weatherford
1000-1030 189343 Enhancing Jack-up Performance Using Add-on Spudcans R. Baan, R.v. List, GustoMSC BV
Alternate 189429 Multi-well Drilling & Completions: Time and Cost Assessment of Pad and Batch Techniques R.T. Felicíssimo, Heriot-Watt University
Alternate 189316 Drilling Control Rooms of the Future E. Botnan, Cameron, a Schlumberger Company
Alternate 189418 A Novel Cost-saving Strategy to minimize Invisible Lost time by quantifying and studying the effect of various factors in Digitizing Abu Dhabi offshore oilfields A.A. Ansari, ZADCO Petroleum Co
10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
17  Advancements in Completion and Stimulation Technology-III Mezzoon Ballroom 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 189351 Ultra-High-Strength Proppant: An Update on Deepwater Applications in the Gulf of Mexico P.M. Saldungaray, T.T. Palisch, CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
1130-1200 189371 First Installation of Multi Task Valves (MTV) with New Generation ICD in Sandstone Reservoirs Simplifies Deployment’s Operation and Optimizes Well Performance H.M. Arji, Saudi Aramco PE&D; A. Syed, bakerhughes; H.A. Al-saba, H. SUHERDIANA, baker Hughes Saudi Arabia
1200-1230 189312 Proppant Performance in Shale Fractures under Experimental In-Situ Stress Conditions A.M. Elsarawy, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
Alternate 189420 Successful Implementation of Multi-modal, Self-assembling, Self-Degradable and Environmentally Friendly Solids Particulates as Diverter in Acid Stimulation Treatments in Saudi Arabian Carbonate Reservoirs. A.R. Malik, M.A. Al-Asiri, W.K. Khnaifir, Saudi Aramco SAOO
Alternate 189383 Optimization in Staged Fracturing Completion to Develop Offshore Field in Congo C. Solange, Schlumberger
Alternate 189374 The Study on Hydraulic Fracture Initiation and Propagation of Coplanar Perforation Technology in the Horizontal Well R. Zhang, B. Hou, Q. Shan, State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting, China University of Petroleum (Beijing); Y. Wang, X. Zhang, PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company, Xi’an, Shanxi 710000, China
11:00 - 12:30
18  Well Design-II Meeting Room 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 189415 Improved Opportunity Index Analysis for Identifying Well Target Locations in Reservoir Simulation S. Ducroux, O.A. Talabi, Schlumberger
1130-1200 189353 First Fully Successful Application of a Multistage Acid Fracturing Operation to Stimulate a Carbonate Formation, with Results Leading to Implementation in Other Wells in the Mature Bahrah Field, North Kuwait M. Mofti, Halliburton
1200-1230 189376 Advantage Of Studying Lithology Of Dense Zones Formation To Avoid Well Bore Collapse Between Sidetrack Point And Landing Point - Case Study - Offshore Abu Dhabi H. Khemissa, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.
Alternate 189432 Step Change in Wellbore Positioning Accuracy M. Elgizawy, Schlumberger Oilfield Services; D. Aklestad, R. Lowdon, Schlumberger
Alternate 189352 Study on World Drilling Limit Envelope and Break its Limitations X. Li, China University of Petroleum-Beijing; G. Deli, University of Petroleum China Beijing
Alternate 189400 Comprehensive ICD Completion Design Workflow Practiced in Green Oilfield Offshore, Abu Dhabi K. Javid, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.
11:00 - 12:30
19  Surface and Downhole Equipment Meeting Room 4
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 189364 Permanent Downhole Chemical Tracer System for Wireless Surveillance and Optimizing Well Production A.A. Anopov, F. Alshuraim, Saudi Aramco SAOO; S. Jacob, B. Fischbuch, Saudi Aramco PE&D; F.M. Al-meshal, Saudi Aramco SAOO; N. Shammari, Saudi Aramco; E. Leung, J. Bode, ResMan AS
1130-1200 189419 Multistage Completion and Hydraulic Fracturing of the Extended Zones of the First Longest Long String Horizontal Well in Saudi Arabia by Adopting Completion Technology and Experience from North American Shale R. Rastegar, NOV Completion and Production Solutions; M. Munawar, National Oilwell Varco; T. Koloy, NOV Completion and Production Solutions
1200-1230 189411 Benefits of Utilizing a Fully Mechanical Casing Running Tool on a 630 Ton Casing String in Kuwait K. Saleh, Kuwait Oil Company; D.G. Smith, Volant Products Inc; E. Mujahed, Gulf Energy International
Alternate 189427 Egina Deepwater Development: Isolation Barrier Valve Case Study G. Forrest, Halliburton; K.J. Johnson, Halliburton Energy Services Grp; C. Morand, V. Okengwu, Halliburton; V. Chaloupka, Total E&P Nigeria Ltd.
Alternate 189328 First Successful Underreaming-While-Drilling (UWD) Operation Delivers Step-Change Performance in Deviated Three-Dimensional Wellbore in Kuwait A.H. Jokhi, A. Carasco, Schlumberger; J. Jacob, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 189431 Evolution of Drilling Dynamics Measurement Systems O. Akimov, Baker Hughes; H. Reckmann, Baker Hughes Inc; H. Oueslati, Baker Hughes
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Panel Session 2: Building on Today’s Technology for Tomorrow’s Market
Moderator(s) Adib Al-Mumen, Manager Workover Engineering Department, Saudi Aramco
Speaker(s) Ali Bin Ali, General Supervisor, Gas Drilling Engineering, Saudi Aramco; Nick Baker, Executive Vice-President, Petrolink; Lance Marklinger, VP Global Sales, Weatherford; Rene Ritter, Global Technology Director - Drilling Services, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

The influence of technology in the oil and gas industry is invaluable, especially in a low oil price environment like the one going on. Technology has helped the industry go through difficult times during the past couple of years by increasing efficiencies and reducing cost. The role of technology, as seen during these tight conditions, shall extend beyond market slowdowns to better and more stable industry times. The industry must continue to rely on new and breakthrough technologies to be able to deliver energy to the world.

This panel will discuss what the industry is doing to ensure technology continues to play the role it has in the past and to overcome future challenges driven by an unpredictable energy market.


Adib Al-Mumen
Manager Workover Engineering Department
Saudi Aramco


Ali Bin Ali
General Supervisor, Gas Drilling Engineering
Saudi Aramco

Nick Baker
Executive Vice-President

Lance Marklinger
VP Global Sales

Rene Ritter
Global Technology Director - Drilling Services
Baker Hughes, a GE Company


15:00 - 15:30
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
20  Drilling, Cementing, and Completion Fluids 2 Mezzoon Ballroom 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189413 Smart Loss Circulation Materials for Drilling Highly Fractured Zones A. Dahi Taleghani, Louisiana State University
1600-1630 189313 Multifunctional Cement Additive Provides Zonal Isolation: A Case History of Reducing Cementing Job Complexity and Cost Y. Saeed, Baker Hughes; A. Bottiglieri, Baker Hughes Inc; G.D. Dean, Baker Hughes (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd; B. Elatreche, A.A. Elsayed, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.; A. Barros, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO)
1630-1700 189365 Application of a wellbore shield eliminates NPT in South China Sea wells M. Abu Bakar, PETRONAS (Kuala Lumpur)
Alternate 189361 Drilling Reduction of Subsurface Losses and Nonproductive Time During Deepwater Drilling With a Wellbore Strengthening Mechanism—a Strategic Approach
S. Sharma, P. Marinescu, S. Mahadeshwar, C. Raman, Y. Kumar, N. Velavaraj, S. Panchal, S. Panicker, M-I SWACO; S. Abdul Rahim, Schlumberger; S. Alimuddin, M-I SWACO
Alternate 189391 ATP Bioluminescence Technology for Onsite Microbial Assessment in Drilling Operations S.P. Amaya Hernandez, A.A. Humam, G. Humaid, F. Attallah, X. Zhu, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 189399 Class C Cement: An Effective Engineering Approach to Improve Cementing Operational Performance I. Isgenderov, Services Dowell Schlumberger; I.B. Kurawle, A. Martin, Schlumberger
15:30 - 17:00
21  Well Control Meeting Room 3
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189366 Rethinking Well Control for Drilling with Casing: Theoretical and Experimental Insights into Hydraulic Behavior in Small Annular Clearances O. Grijalva, Technology University Clausthal; R. Freifer, Drilling Simulator Celle; B.J. Holzmann, J. Oppelt, Technology University Clausthal
1600-1630 189382 API 16A 4th Edition Changes in Testing for Drill-Through Equipment M. Berckenhoff, Cameron
1630-1700 189358 A Novel Multiphase Hydrodynamic Model for Kick Control in Real Time While Managed Pressure Drilling H. Zhou, H. Fan, X. Niu, G. Wang, SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Engineering
Alternate 189308 A Well Control Procedure for Wells with High Rate Upward Cross flow. M.M. El-Nekhily, Saudi Aramco D&WO; N.M. Hajri, Saudi Aramco SAOO; I.M. Al-ageel, I.A. Al-Obaidi, A.A. Al-Mumen, Saudi Aramco D&WO
Alternate 189355 Human Centered Well Control Training Using Novel Adopted Techniques of Aviation Industry S. Salehi, University of Oklahoma; E. Cokely, Risk Institute
Alternate 189331 Optimization of Tripping Speed to Minimize Surge & Swab Pressure A.M. Abduljabbar, Saudi Aramco D&WO; S. Al Gharbi, KFUPM; M. Al-Rubaii, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals; M. Hossain, Memorial University of Newfoundland
15:30 - 17:00
22  Well Intervention and Workover - II Meeting Room 4
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189368 First Smart Completion Gas Shut Off in Offshore Abu Dhabi A.K. Najy, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.
1600-1630 189359 Project Planning for a Successful Offshore Coiled Tubing Drilling Campaign A.A. Shaikh, Baker Hughes Inc
1630-1700 189381 Novel Recovery Plans for Stuck BPV, Stuck Tubing Hanger Packoff, and Other Challenges in a Critical Offshore Gas Well, Saudi Arabia-Success Story I.A. Al-Bayat, D. Haymes, Saudi Aramco D&WO
Alternate 189393 From Obstruction To Production - Best Practices And Lessons Learned While Restoring Wellbore Accessibility in an HPHT Gas Well S. Hamid, N.S. Al-Shammari, M.A. Atawi, F.O. Al-shammari, E.A. Alabbad, Saudi Aramco SAOO
Alternate 189401 Milling of Stuck Wellhead Mater Valve using A Mobile Drilling Machine Regains Well Integrity and Maintains Well Production M.S. Mohamed, Khalda Petroleum
Alternate 189373 Integration of a Well Abandonment Unit to a Platform with Limited Structural Capacity S.A. Canny, Weatherford
17:00 - 17:15