SPE EOR Conference at OGWA 25 - 28 Mar 2018 Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre Muscat, Oman

Schedule

Sunday, March 25

08:00 - 16:00
Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR, and CO2 Geosequestration Sundus Rotana Hotel
Instructor(s) Charles E. Fox, S. M. (Sam) Avasthi, J. M. (Jay) Avasthi

In teaching this course, the instructors plan to: (1) spend most of the time discussing the practical aspects of CO2 flooding, and keep discussion of the theoretical topics to bare minimum, (2) discuss economics of CO2 flooding (vis-à-vis water flooding), (3) give the course attendees some practical and useful problems to work on in the class, (4) discuss CO2 geosequestration wherever there is interest in this topic, and (5) provide each course attendee a course manual containing copies of the instructors’ PowerPoint presentations, and solutions to the class problems.

08:00 - 16:00
Strategic Surveillance: Cost-Effective Options Sundus Rotana Hotel
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Dr Ashok Singhal

This one-day seminar introduces various surveillance concepts, options and ways of examining cost-effectiveness based on several case studies.

Some information discussed could be strategic and lead to operations modification via identification of improvement opportunities or of imminent threats. Therefore, surveillance operations are continued until their marginal value is greater than corresponding marginal costs.

08:30 - 16:00
Women to Excel Workshop: Network, Diversify and Inspire Sundus Rotana Hotel

This one-day SPE workshop titled “Woman to Excel: Network, Diversify and Inspire” has been designed to address both the challenges and opportunities faced by many women in our industry throughout their careers and how to inspire and attract female talent, as well as the next generations. Whether it is creating effective and ever-evolving networks, allowing diversity and inclusion to generate opportunities or understanding different approaches to manage a successful career, the workshop will provide real insights as to how women can surpass expectations and have a positive impact on organisations. 

The workshop will feature keynote speakers and four interactive sessions with panellists and discussion leaders who will provide powerful and inspirational real-life stories, reflect on the challenges and achievements as well as exchange ideas and stimulate discussions across wide-ranging topics, which are important to our industry. There has been a shift in the demographics over time, both in the region and globally, and our industry needs to benefit from these changes and adapt, as it is clear that women bring both diverse perspectives and value to the workforce.

Be prepared to network, diversify your approach, and be inspired!

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12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 19:30
Opening Ceremony Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Speaker(s):

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Saleh bin Ali Al Anboori
Conference Chairman and
Director General of Planning and Studies
Ministry of Oil and Gas 

Darcy Spady
2018 SPE President
Broadview Energy

19:30 - 21:00
Keynote Panel Session: The Energy Sector: Sustaining and Expanding Socio-Economic Developments Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

The energy sector, dominated by the fossil and petroleum resources, has been a main enabler of the modern socio-economic developments and driver for many industrial and technological advancements. The oil and gas industry has been providing energy for almost all uses of petroleum, in recent decades including industrial, demotic, and transportation, in addition to provision of feedstock to many agricultural, domestic, and industrial products. The contributions of the petroleum industry has extended to broad socio-economic developments and people welfare in many countries, particularly producing countries such as the Gulf countries. These contributions span from provision of the main national income, employment, business and in-country value development to technological advancements.

However, the high dependency of many producing countries on the oil and gas revenues to sustain their economies, to progress their developments, and to offer good welfare of their citizens has been posing major concerns that were amplified with the recent significant drop in the oil prices. While economists, government officials, planners, and analysts debate ways of achieving independency from reliance on the oil revenues, noteably through diversifying the economy and developing new industries, the petroleum industry is required to support these efforts while maintaining its essential contributions and continue to contribute to  socio-economic developments. That is, not by abandoning the petroleum development but by enhancing its contributions through the creation of high-graded jobs, advancing technologies, developing supporting industries, developing more environmental-friendly uses of petroleum resources, and even exploiting and developing new sources of energy. 

This panel is set to discuss the contributions of the petroleum industry to socio-economic developments; how to enhance these contributions; exploring new opportunities and frontiers; how the industry is responding to the low oil price challenges, and ways of assuring the governments and people of its ability to effectively respond to the raised concerns and to  overall socio-economic changes and challenges. 

Moderator(s):

Bassam Fattouh
Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London

Speakers(s):

 

His Excellency
Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy
Minister of Oil and Gas
Sultanate of Oman

Raoul Restucci
Managing Director
PDO

21:00 - 22:30

Monday, March 26

07:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 10:00
Executive Plenary Session: Staying the Course and Moving to New Frontiers Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Moderator(s):

 

Saleh Al Anboori
Director General of Planning and Studies
Ministry of Oil and Gas

Sultan Al Shidhani
Petroleum Engineering Manager
PDO

Keynote:

HE Salim Al Aufi
Undersecretary
Ministry of Oil and Gas

Speakers:

Amran Al Marhubi
Technical Director
PDO

Sami Iskander
Executive Vice President, Upstream
Joint Ventures
Shell Upstream International

António Costa Silva
Chairman of the Management Commission
Partex Oil and Gas

Stephen Kelly
President and General Manager
Occidental of Oman

 

Stéphane Michel
President Middle East and North Africa
Total

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods and technologies have been in development, evaluation, and steadily increased implementation in recent years, which has brought about further advancements in both understanding/conceptualisation and the implementing/operating levels. Hence, consolidating EOR  has become a vital part of oil extraction methods in many parts on the world.

The recent significant and longer lasting reduction in oil price posed major challenges to EOR applications that are highly variable, capital intensive, challenging to operate, and in most cases field specific. However, the oil industry has responded to these challenges by stepping up efforts and optimising development, improving unit technical costs by advancing technologies and extractions methods, EOR applications are benefiting most from new realities.

There is a need for the industry to stay the course for existing EOR applications, to ensure that they continue to thrive, whilst progressing to new frontiers to unlock further hydrocarbon resources. These frontiers are targeting resources that are extremely difficult to access and extract, as well as new technologies and methods.  While the main EOR methods (thermal, chemical, and miscible gas) increase recovery by improving oil mobility and displacement, further enhancements could be achieved with the combination of improved productivity and increased accessibility to oil resources through the application of novel methods.

Staying the course and moving to new frontiers requires the sharing of EOR developmental efforts, industrial experience and new advances by addressing the emerging and implementation challenges more effectively. The Middle East region, Oman in particular, is achieving major advances in EOR developments and addressing the challenges of moving to new frontiers.

In this major executive panel session, distinguished industry leaders will share their assessment of the industry’s  successes and progress made in the EOR journey, highlighting its importance and impact on the energy sector and the economical/technological developments at large. Center to the panel discussions is how and what it takes to stay the course and to make significant strides in progressing into new frontiers.

10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 17:00
11:00 - 12:30
01  New Developments in Surfactant-Based EOR Processes Room 1
Session Chairpersons Hanaa Salim Al-sulaimani - Petroleum Development Oman
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 190470 Ammonia as Alkali for ASP with High Acid Number OIls J.G. Southwick, Royal Dutch/Shell Group; M. Brewer, S. Pieterse, Shell Global Solutions N.V.; E. Van Den Pol, Shell Global Solutions International BV
1120-1140 190443 Laboratory Study on a New Surfactant/Polymer Formulation for Both Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoir F. Zhang, PetroChina E&P Co; W. Luo, PetroChina Co. Ltd.; S. Yang, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; q. zhang, m. tian, State Key Laboratory of Enhanced Oil Recovery, PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploratio; H. Cai, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; z. zhou, State Key Laboratory of Enhanced Oil Recovery, PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploratio
1140-1200 190369 Surfactant-Polymer EOR from the Laboratory to the Pilot S. Puskás, A. Vago, M. Toro, T. Ordog, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc. E&P Research and Development MOL; G. Kálmán, P. Hanzelik, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc. Group E&P Applied Materials, Technologies & Laboratories; Z. Bihari, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc. Group E&P Petroleum Engineering; J. Blaho, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc Group E&P Production Management & Optimization; R. Tabajdi, I. Dékány, University of Szeged Department of Physical Chemistry and Material Science; J. Dudás, University of Pannonia Research Institute of Biomolecular and Chemical Engineering; R. Nagy, L. Bartha, University of Pannonia Department of MOL Hydrocarbon and Coal Processing; I. Lakatos, University of Miskolc Research Institute of Applied Earth Sciences
1200-1220 190418 Experimental Study of Surfactant Polymer for a Heavy Oil Field in South of Oman R. Al-Jabri, A. Alkindi, R. Al-Mjeni, N. Al-Azri, Petroleum Development of Oman; D. Rousseau, S. Renard, IFP Energies nouvelles; V. Miralles, Solvay; E. Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
Alternate 190377 Nanoparticle-assisted Stabilization of Heavy Oil in Water Emulsions Created by Alkaline Surfactant Flood D. Arab, A. Kantzas, University of Calgary; S.L. Bryant, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 190440 Experimental Study of Crude Oil Emulsion Stability by Surfactant and Nanoparticles A.M. Almohsin, Saudi Aramco PE&D; Z.A. Alabdulmohsen, Missouri S&T; P. Neogi, B. Bai, Missouri University of Science & Tech
Alternate 190434 Phase Experiments & Rheology of Micro Emulsions using Carbonate-based Alkalis for the Alkali-Polymer Trial in the Matzen Field, Austria V. Leitenmueller, O. Toumi, H.M. Hofstaetter, Montanuniversität Leoben
11:00 - 12:30
02  EOR for Difficult Reservoir Room 2
Session Chairpersons Talal Jamal Al-aulaqi - Petroleum Development Oman
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 190348 Laboratory Study of Injection Strategy for Low-Tension-Gas Flooding in High Salinity, Tight Carbonate Reservoirs A. Das, UT Austin; R. Farajzadeh, Shell Global Solutions International BV; S. Khaburi, A. Kindi, Petroleum Development Oman; J.G. Southwick, Royal Dutch/Shell Group; S. VicentBonnieu, Shell; Q.P. Nguyen, The University of Texas At Austin
1120-1140 190389 Study of Scale Formation during ASP Pilot in a Middle Eastern Carbonate Reservoir A. Sanaei, The University of Texas At Austin; M. Delshad, Ultimate EOR Services; K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin
1140-1200 190349 A New Polymer Flooding Technology for Improving Low Permeability Carbonate Reservoir Recovery--from Lab Study to Pilot Design--Case Study of Daleel Oilfield from Oman X. Wu, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; D. Salah, Y. Wang, Daleel Petroleum LLC; H. Xu, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; I.S. Al-sinani, N. Ahmed, X. Zhao, Daleel Petroleum LLC
1200-1220 190386 Study on Development Well Pattern of Combined Steam Drive and Gravity Drainage in a Reservoir with Interbeds and Its Application:A Case Study C. Hu, T. Zhang, G. Zhou, Z. Zou, LiaoHe Oil Field
Alternate 190397 Surfactant Based EOR for Tight Oil Reservoirs through Wettability Alteration: Novel Surfactant Formulations and their Efficacy to Induce Spontaneous Imbibition P.D. Patil, N. Rohilla, Dow Chemical Co.; W. Yu, Dow Oil & Gas; A. Katiyar, The Dow Chemical Co Ltd; S. Falcone, Dow Chemicals; P.M. Rozowski, Dow Oil & Gas
Alternate 190353 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Novel Anionic Surfactant Formulation For High Temperature Carbonate Reservoirs

J. Montes, N. Blin, A.E. Alvarez, I. Barrio, A. Panadero, R. Rodriguez, M. Coca, F. Trujillo, Cepsa
Alternate 190411 Investigation and Application of an Associative Polymer- Surfactant Binary System for a Successful Flooding Pilot in a High-Temperature, High-Salinity, Ordinary Heavy Oil Y. Guo, Southwest Petroleum University and Sichuan Guangya Polymer Chemical Limited Company; J. Zhang, Research Institute of Oil Production Technology, Dagang Oilfield Company, CNPC; X. Zhang, J. Hu, Southwest Petroleum University and Sichuan Guangya Polymer Chemical Limited Company; W. Wang, Research Institute of Oil Production Technology, Dagang Oilfield Company, CNPC; Y. Liang, Southwest Petroleum University and Sichuan Guangya Polymer Chemical Limited Company
11:00 - 12:30
03  Thermal Field Applications Room 3
Session Chairpersons Mohammed Al-Habsi - Oman Oil Company
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 190478 Persistence Pays Dividends - Case History of Development of Heavy Oil in a Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoir in Sultanate of Oman S. Malik, M.A. Al Balushi, Occidental of Oman Inc.; S. Al Salmi, A.S. Al Belushi, F. Al Qassabi, Oxy Oman; F. Al Ismaili, Occidental of Oman Inc.
1120-1140 190378 Enhanced Aquifer Pump-Off Strategy for a Steam Flooding Development, Amal West Field, Sultanate of Oman A. Belghache, J. Van Doren, A. AL Shibli, A.N. Al Hilali, S.S. Al Bahri, R. Yazidi, K.L. D'Amours, Petroleum Development Oman
1140-1200 190341 1.1 Acre Thermal EOR Pilot & Field Testing Best Practices, Sultanate of Oman A. AL Shibli, A. Belghache, T.J. Duggan, J. Tromp, J. Lombardi, S. Al Bahri, A. Saileh, F. Busaidi, R. Al Abri, R. Yazidi, K.L. D'Amours, Petroleum Development Oman
1200-1220 190423 Successful Optimization of Steam Flooding pilot Test project in Sudanese oil Field “Fula North East Block 6” M.F. Rdwan, Ministry of Petroleum & Gas; H.A. Elbaloula, Petro-Energy E&P Co Ltd; G. Erpeng, China Natl. Petroleum Corp.; A.F. Shahin, H.A. Mohammed, Sudapet Co Ltd; A. Fidial, SUDAPET
Alternate 190444 The last chance? - Cyclic steaming pilot project in Demjén West field J. Szelenyi, MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas PLC
Alternate 190362 Real Time Monitoring of Steam Injection in Unconsolidated High Viscous Formation through Fiber Optics S. Gonzalez Fernandez, Kuwait Oil Company; H.S. Al-Rashedi, koc; D.C. Pandey, Kuwait Oil Company; W. Abdalla, KOC; S. Gorgi, HALLIBURTON
Alternate 190336 Designing a Cross Top Down Steam Drive Pilot to Unlock a Complex Ultra Heavy Oil Field in the Sultanate of Oman A. Belghache, S. Holyoak, A. Alwazeer, S. Choudhury, A. AL Shibli, K.S. Mahrazy, Z. Amri, R. Yazidi, K.L. D'Amours, Petroleum Development Oman
Alternate 190437 Evaluation of Early-Time Reservoir Response in a Thermal Pilot in Kuwait M. Bagheri, M.H. Al-Otaibi, Y. Al-Naqi, Kuwait Oil Company
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Panel Session 1: From Concept to Producing How Can we Make it Faster? Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre
Moderator(s) Mohammed Al Qassab, General Manager—Production Operations, Tatweer Petroleum; Gregor Brodt, Vice President Technology Scouting and Innovation, BASF
Speaker(s) Sami Al Lawati, Oil Director South, PDO; Klaus Langeman, Global Technology and Innovation, Wintershall; Diederik Boersma, General Manager IOR/EOR, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

EOR Project development and turnaround cycle from a conceptual phase to realisation and production varies between companies and business cultures. What makes some companies faster than others in successfully developing an oil field by implementation of an EOR project and progress this from a concept to full production?

In some companies it takes years to implement an EOR project to full field production. These companies go through prolonged assessment periods including carrying out field and lab work, analysing the results before implementing a pilot. Based on the results and the company strategies and priorities, only then can implementation begin on a small or field/reservoir wide scale.

In other companies, it may be more critical to progress the implementation of such projects at a fast pace and employ dedicated resources to ensure early and successful realisation. For these companies, the task can be a more challenging. Starting with the decision to outsource the whole work to a specialised consulting firm or to carry it out with their own resources. Initially the selection of the right consultant is critical for success, even though the project objectives, goals and targets are clearly defined and adhered to throughout the whole project. If the project is going to be carried out with internal resources, selection of the project team, the need to employ additional expert resources, team members coherence, dedication and discipline, team and company leadership style, company business processes, clear objectives and targets, etc. need to be taken into account. 

Organisational soft characteristics like culture, and its business processes are critical to success, but meticulous project planning, project management and execution are important in implementing and maturing the concept quickly.

In this session we will hear from experts in this field and learn from their experiences to efficiently progress an EOR project from concept to production.

Moderator(s):

Gregor Brodt
Vice President Technology Scouting & Innovation
BASF Mohammed Al Qassab

Mohammed Al Qassab
General Manager—Production Operations
Tatweer Petroleum

Speaker(s):

Sami Al Lawati
Oil Director South
PDO

Klaus Langeman
Global Technology and Innovation
Wintershall

Diederik Boersma
General Manager IOR/EOR
Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

13:30 - 15:00
04  Thermal Technologies Room 3
Session Chairpersons Nasser Said Al Azri - Petroleum Development Oman, Mohammed Al-Habsi - Oman Oil Company
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1350 190452 Case Study: Realization and Evaluation of Cyclic Steam stimulation Pilot for Offshore Oilfield, China X. Han, CNOOC Ltd, Tianjin Branch
1350-1410 190428 Thermal Performance Challenges and Prospectives of the Largest Carbonate Reservoir with Heavy Oil in Russia S. Oursegov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology; E.N. Taraskin, Lukoil-Engineering Ltd - PermNIPIneft
1410-1430 190447 Optimizing Thermal Eor Process In Fractured Tight Carbonate With Steam Flow Stream Mapping A.A. Khalifa, Bahrain Petroleum Co.; M. Lambert, Tatweer Petroleum; A. Mohamed, Tatweer Petroleum Bahrain LLC; A. Shehab, Tatweer Petroleum
1430-1450 190409 Expanding Steam Flood in a South Field in Oman M. Al Riyami, D. Rubalcava, M.A. Al Raqmi, L. Bellmann, S. Al Mahrooqi, J.A. Coremans, R. Al Mjeni, Petroleum Development Oman
Alternate 190474 Steam optimization topic, Injection Rate Reduction vs. Surface Steam Quality Reduction R.A. Al Shaibi, Occidental of Oman Inc.; A. Al Abri, Occidental of Oman, Inc.
Alternate 190396 Steam Breakthrough Mitigation in Cyclic Steam Stimulation Operations, Amal East Field, Sultanate of Oman A.A. Alwazeer, Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C.
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
05  Strategy and Facilities Room 1
Session Chairpersons Philippe Robert Cordelier - Total, Clare Dorothy Billeau - Shell
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1550 190367 High Efficiency Downhole Steam Generator D.A. Pipchuk, Schlumberger
1550-1610 190354 EOR-The Business Unusual: North Kuwait’s First ASP Pilot in a Carbonate Reservoir A.K. Pathak, S. Tiwari, M.F. Al-ajmi, Kuwait Oil Company
1610-1630 190458 An Innovative Concept of Heat Recycling in SAGD Operation: A New Contribution to Environmental Protection in China F. Jin, CNPC Drillling Research Institute
1630-1650 190410 Polymer Distribution Concepts for Large Scale Polymer Floods: Simplicity or Flexibility? S.S. Albaqlani, S. Singh, Petroleum Development Oman; G. Glasbergen, H. vanEIK, Shell Global Solutions International BV
Alternate 190441 Integration of Solar Steam Facilities with Existing Steam Generation Systems M. Nellist, GlassPoint Solar
Alternate 190424 Practical EOR Agents - There is more to EOR than CO2 E.S. Dean, Colorado School of Mines; M. Pitts, K. Wyatt, J.T. French, Surtek; P. Trost, MTARRI
Alternate 190419 Increasing Value Through Digital Transformation; a Case Study from the Amal Thermal EOR Asset, Sultanate of Oman S. Holyoak, S. Choudhury, M. Sawafi, A. Alwazeer, A. Belghache, T. Aulaqi, S. Bahri, R. Yazidi, A. Yahyai, K. D'Amours, Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C.
15:30 - 17:00
06  Miscible and Immiscible Gas Injection Room 2
Session Chairpersons Maged Mabrook, Rouhi Farajzadeh - Shell
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1550 190351 First Miscible Gas Injection EOR Pilot in Kuwait: Phase 1 Preliminary Results. K. Ziyab, D.S. Kamal, T.Y. Al-rashidi, P. Kasaraneni, S. Sharma, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Winkler, G. Gonzalez, L. Zhang, Y. Fu, W. Gaber, Shell International E&P Co.
1550-1610 190399 CO2 Foam Field Pilot Test in Sandstone Reservoir: Post Pilot Analysis P.D. Patil, T. Knight, Dow Chemical Co.; A. Katiyar, The Dow Chemical Co Ltd; P. Vanderwal, Dow Chemical Co.; J. Scherlin, Fleur De Lis Energy LLC; P.M. Rozowski, Dow Oil & Gas; O.M. Gurpinar, Schlumberger; M. Ibrahim, Dow Chemical Co.; Q.P. Nguyen, The University of Texas At Austin
1610-1630 190356 Immiscible Gas Injection Pilot on an Offshore Mature Field With Undersaturated Viscous Oil M.J. Bourgeois, N. Boot, TOTAL E&P; I. Boudimbou, A. Tollis, TOTAL E&P Congo
1630-1650 190405 EOR - Miscible Gas Injection in the South of Oman: A Bold Vision that Became Reality A.G. Al Hadhrami, R.M. Schulz, F. Sukaiti, M. Maskari, F.A. Shuaibi, H. Naabi, S. Bahlawi, Petroleum Development Oman
Alternate 190461 Minagish Middle Oolite Miscible Gas Injection Pilot: Inter-Well Tracer Campaign for the First Non-Thermal EOR Project in Kuwait M.T. Al-Murayri, H. Al-Mayyan, K. Ziyab, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC); M. Chatterjee, Tracerco Limited
Alternate 190355 Production Optimization of Re-injecting the Associated Gas to Enhance Oil Recovery through the Immiscible GAGD Process: A Case Study in a Sector of the Upper Sandstone Member/ South Rumaila Oil Field W.J. Al-Mudhafer, Louisiana State University and A&M College
Alternate 190376 CO2 EOR as a Carbon Storage and Utilization Option in Alberta T. Wiwchar, Shell Canada Limited; D.M. Dindoruk, Shell Exploration & Production Co; S.A. Zabaras, J.P. Lagasca, Shell International E&P Co.; R.A. Nutbrown, Shell Oil Co.; D.M. Boersma, Shell Intl. E&P BV
15:30 - 17:00
07  Experimental and Modelling of Thermal Processes Room 3
Session Chairpersons Eric Delamaide - IFP Technologies Canada
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1550 190435 Modelling of Liquid Injectivity during Surfactant-Alternating-Gas process. J. Gong, Delft University of Technology; S. Vincent Bonnieu, Shell Global Solutions International BV; R. Kamarul Bahrim, PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd; R. Farajzadeh, Shell Global Solutions International BV; J. Groenenboom, Shell China E&P Co. Ltd.; W.R. Rossen, Delft University of Technology
1550-1610 190459 Thermal Recovery Study for Improving Oil Recovery of Heavy Oil Accumulation with Strong Water Drive Mechanism M. Dinata, M.A. Arham, H.S. Sudono, A. Badar, A. Badr, M. Mirza, Medco LLC
1610-1630 190463 Experimental Study of Urea -SAGD Process G. Erpeng, China Natl. Petroleum Corp.; H. Wang, SAGD Management Group, Liaohe Oilfield, CNPC; Y. Jiang, Y. Gao, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev
1630-1650 190482 Geomechanical Modelling to Assess Cap Rock Integrity for a Thermal EOR Development R.J. Al Zadjali, S. Mahajan, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO),
Alternate 190468 Reservoir Modeling and Simulation for Thermal Oil Recovery in Fractured Karst Carbonates in Bahrain M.R. Lambert, A.E. Al-Muftah, M. Mohammed, Tatweer Petroleum Bahrain LLC; S.S. Barni, Bahrain Petroleum Co.
Alternate 190436 Optimization of Steam Injection Processes in Reservoirs with Subsidence and Uplift C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; R. Ranjith, University of Southern California
Alternate 190371 A Generalized Continuous Carbon Dioxide Injection Design and Screening Tool for Naturally Fractured Reservoirs of Varying Oil Compositions H.H. Hamam, Saudi Aramco PE&D; T. Ertekin, Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday, March 27

07:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 10:00
08  EOR Challenges Opportunities and Risk Room 1
Session Chairpersons Echo Liu - ZL EOR Chemicals
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 190445 Thermal EOR Souring Prediction Tool - Technology for Cost Reduction. T.J. Al-aulaqi, Petroleum Development Oman; E. Zhang, B. Dindoruk, D. Ward, Shell Technology Houston; J. Coremans, N. Al-Azri, Petroleum Development Oman
0850-0910 190372 Gelation Time Optimization of an Organically Crosslinked Polyacrylamide Gel System for In-depth Fluid Diversion Applications H.W. Alhashim, J. Wang, A.M. Alsofi, Z.F. Kaidar, Saudi Aramco PE&D
0910-0930 190337 Chemical EOR Economic Evaluation in a Low Oil Price Environment: Sabriyah Lower Burgan Reservoir Case Study M.J. Pitts, Surtek, Inc.; M. Al-Murayri, H. Al-Mayyan, D.S. Kamal, Kuwait Oil Company; K. Wyatt, J. French, Surtek, Inc.; E.S. Dean, Colorado School of Mines
0930-0950 190370 Treatment of Alkaline Surfactant Polymer Flood Produced Chemicals in a Custom built Flowloop Separation Facility M. Al-Shidi, H. Al-Hadhrami, M. Syed, G. Philip, Petroleum Development Oman; P.M. Hagemeijer, S. De Kruijf, Shell Global Solutions International BV
Alternate 190368 Modeling and Calibration of ASP Composite-Carbonate Core Flooding M. Al-Murayri, Kuwait Oil Company; S.G. Ghedan, F.A. Skoreyko, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; A. Hassan, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 190400 In-Situ Microemulsion-Assisted Fluid Recovery with Blend of Anionic-Cationic surfactants in Super High Temperature-Extra Low Permeability Formations Y. Li, SINOPEC Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology
Alternate 190479 Integrated Method for Numerical Simulation of Foam Flooding in Porous Media in the Absence and Presence of Oil S.M. Hosseini Nasab, Delft University of Technology; F. Douarche, L. Nabzar, IFP Energies Nouvelles; M. Simjoo, Sahand University of Technology; B. Bourbiaux, IFP Energies Nouvelles; P.L. Zitha, Delft University of Technology; F. Roggero, IFP Energies Nouvelles
08:30 - 10:00
09  EOR Operations and Surveillance (1) Room 2
Session Chairpersons Asim Al Abri - Occidental, Mohammed Al-Habsi - Oman Oil Company
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 190333 Advance Surveillance Techniques to Assure Optimum Steam Flood Recovery, Mukhaizna Field S.S. Alsalmi, Occidental Mukhaizna
0850-0910 190421 New Tracers to Measure Residual Oil and Fractional Flow in Push and Pull Tracer Tests O.K. Huseby, Restrack AS; C. Galdiga, Restrack; G.A. Zarruk, S.K. Hartvig, O. Dugstad, Restrack AS
0910-0930 190439 EOR: WRM Surveillance Challenges Based On MGI And GI Experience D.A. Smirnov, A. Hadhrami, A. Zahir, M. Abri, A. Sariri, Y. Riyami, T. Narwal, R.M. Schulz, F.A. Shuaibi, Petroleum Development Oman
0930-0950 190442 Surveillance of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage project in in-depth Extra Heavy oil Reservoir H. Wang, SAGD Project Management Group, Liaohe Oilfield; G. Erpeng, China Natl. Petroleum Corp.
Alternate 190395 Importance of Production Chemistry Deliverables in the Surveillance Plan for an ASP Flood S. Al-Farsi, N.M. Al Siyabi, M.N. Muhammad Saleem, Petroleum Development Oman; S. De Kruijf, Shell Prospectg/Devel. Peru
Alternate 190375 Study of Temperature and Pressure Fall-off during Shut-in and Slow-down for SAGD Wells with Top Water Y. Wang, NEXEN Energy ULC; A. Ferrise, Nexen Inc.
Alternate 190466 First Successful Temperature and Pressure Profile Test for Horizontal Section of Thermal Wells in Offshore Heavy Oilfield China H. LIU, CNOOC Ltd, Tianjin Branch
08:30 - 10:00
10  Advances in Chemical-Based EOR Experiments Room 3
Session Chairpersons Rouhi Farajzadeh - Shell
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 190385 Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Impact of Asphaltene Stability on Interfacial Properties and the Hysteresis Behavior at the Interfaces R.R. Ratnakar, C.A. Mantilla, B. Dindoruk, Shell International E&P Co.
0850-0910 190331 Oil bank build up: An experimental approach F. Al+Saadi, Shell International Exploration and Production BV/ Delft University of Technology; K.A. Wolf, Delft University of Technology; C.P. Van Kruijsdijk, Shell International Exploration and Production BV/ Delft University of Technology
0910-0930 190332 60 Years Of Nmr Wettability: Alternative Options, Strengths, And Limitations A. Valori, F. Ali, W. Abdallah, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
0930-0950 190335 Upscaling for polymer flooding A.S. Al-Dhuwaihi, Kuwait Oil Company; P.R. King, A.H. Muggeridge, Imperial College London
Alternate 190451 Laboratory Study of a New EOR-Grade Scleroglucan R. Fournier, J. Tiehi, A. Zaitoun, Poweltec
Alternate 190408 Molecular Structure Characterization and Interaction of a Polymer Blend of Xanthan Gum-Polyacrylamide to Improve Mobility-Control on a Mature Polymer Flood G. Fondevila Sancet, M. Goldman, J.M. Buciak, CAPSA-CAPEX; O. Varela, N. D'Accorso, M. Fascio, V. Manzano, M. Luong, CIHIDECAR CONICET
Alternate 190364 Experimental Study on the Transport and Improved Oil Recovery Mechanism of Submicron Particle Gel A.M. Almohsin, Saudi Aramco PE&D; B. Bai, H. Ding, Missouri University of Science & Tech
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Panel Session 2: EOR: Where Are We Now? Taking Stock of Current Developments Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre
Moderator(s) Moudi Al Ajmi, Team Leader Reservoir Studies (North Kuwait), KOC; Zeinoun Klink, Vice President, Halliburton
Speaker(s) Justin Brand, Head of Group Petroleum Engineering Group Exploration and Production, MOL Group; Saif Al Bahry, Oil and Gas Research Center Director, Sultan Qaboos University; Jerko Jelić-Balta, Director of Field Development, INA-Industrija nafte; Xudong Jing, Manager Oil Recovery (IOR/EOR), Shell

Modern society is heavily dependent on petroleum and its products. From fuelling jets to band-aids, petroleum is the source of almost everything that human beings use today. This highlights the importance of petroleum in our life today and puts pressure on maintaining its supply. Most oil companies realise that new giant fields are difficult to find. The consensus therefore is to maximise the recovery factors. Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is the geoscience community’s response to meet this objective.

The concepts of popular EOR methods are known to the industry for several years. What has however prevented their mass application is the oil price. It is an open secret that development costs in the Middle East are much lower and therefore a barrel of oil here is cheaper providing a leverage towards application of EOR methods more than elsewhere. Countries looking to take advantage of the potentially available technology as well as oil price, can also look at EOR as a production-enhancement process in short-term rather than recovery-enhancement process in long-term alone.  Even in a conventional sense, low secondary recovery due to reservoir heterogeneity suggests that a large EOR prize may still be achievable.

EOR, irrespective of its time of commencement, requires an in-depth knowledge of reservoir architecture and flow behaviour. Some of Middle East reservoirs that have been under waterflood for more than 15–20 years have plans to field test some of the EOR methods, mostly chemical. Different EOR mechanisms have been piloted in GCC reservoirs. Oman is at a very advanced stage of implementing a chemical EOR project. The EOR activities are on a fast track across different assets in Kuwait. Kuwait has already started miscible gas injection in West Kuwait. Chemical EOR and Low Sal will follow, including the first chemical (ASP) EOR pilot for a carbonate reservoir in North Kuwait in a couple of months. Abu Dhabi has also reported very promising results for CO2 and chemical floods at both lab and field pilot scale.

Lowering the cost of EOR oil is the key to its popularity and field application anywhere. This can be achieved by either securing low-cost injectants and by lowering the cost of operations and EOR facilities. EOR is coming of age in the Middle East. The next 10–15 years would see field-wide expansion of present EOR pilot projects to create an impact on any organisation’s balance sheet.  In the meantime, companies should prepare to deal with subsurface and surface challenges arising out of more complex EOR operations than waterflood in terms of manpower, material, money and HSE. 

Moderator(s):

Moudi Al Ajmi
Team Leader Reservoir Studies (North Kuwait)
KOC

Zeinoun Klink 
Vice President
Halliburton

Speaker(s):

Saif Al Bahry
Oil and Gas Research Center Director Sultan Qaboos University

Jerko Jelić-Balta
Director of Field Development 
INA-Industrija nafte


Justin Brand
Head of Group Petroleum Engineering Group Exploration and Production
MOL Group

Xudong Jing
Manager Oil Recovery (IOR/EOR)
Shell

10:30 - 12:00
11  Smart Water Flooding Room 3
Session Chairpersons Michael Bueschel - BASF
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1050 190360 Impact of Salinity on Crude Oil/Brine/Rock Interfaces: A new insight on carbonate wettability from Cryo-BIB-SEM A. Gmira, D. Cha, S.M. Al Enezi, A.A. Yousef, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1050-1110 190342 Pore-Scale Understanding of Chemically-tuned Waterflooding in Carbonate Rocks: A Multi-Scale Study M.S. Tawfik, Pennsylvania State University; Z.T. Karpyn, The Pennsylvania State University; R.T. Johns, Pennsylvania State University
1110-1130 190387 Effects of Salinity and Individual Water Ions on Physicochemical Interactions at the Crude Oil-Water Interface: A Microscopic Scale Study S.C. Ayirala, Saudi Arabian Oil Company; A.A. Yousef, Saudi Aramco PE&D; Z. Li, Z. Xu, University of Alberta
1130-1150 190414 Effect of Initial Wetting on Smart Water Potential in Carbonates J.S. Mjos, S. Strand, T. Puntervold, H. Gaybaliyev, University of Stavanger
Alternate 190464 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Wettability Method for Sandstone Using High-Salinity/Low-Salinity Water flooding at residual oil saturation


H.N. Alsaedi, A.K. Alhuraishawy, Missouri University of Science and Technology/ Missan Oil Company; R.E. Flori, Missouri University of Science & Tech; P.V. Brady, Sandia National Laboratories; P. Heidari, Missouri University of Science & Tech
Alternate 190357 Sensitivity Analysis of Low Salinity Waterflooding and Gel Treatment: Experimental and Simulation Approach A.K. Alhuraishawy, Missan Oil Company, Missouri University of Science and Technology; M. Wei, B. Bai, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Alternate 190402 Enhancing Oil Recovery From Dolomitic Reservoirs- Investigation of Temperature Limitations T. Puntervold, S. Strand, I. Pinerez Torrijos, P. Hopkins, T. Austad, University of Stavanger
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
12  EOR Fundamentals Room 1
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 190480 Effect of Dilution on Acoustic and Transport Properties of Reservoir Fluid Systems R.R. Ratnakar, E.J. Lewis, B. Dindoruk, Shell International E&P Co.
1320-1340 190422 Temperature Dependant Relative Permeabilities End-points: Laboratory Experiments Under Reservoir Conditions from Hot-Water Flood to Steamflood C.M. Lamy, J. Botua, U. Granone, J. Hy-Billiot, A. BRISSET, Total SA
1340-1400 190366 Higher-resolution Monitoring of Saturation Distribution in Carbonate Plug Core by Micro Computed Tomography Technology—Proper Core Restoration For EOR Laboratory Experiments H. Yonebayashi, INPEX; T. Uetani, INPEX Corporation - Japan; H. Kaido, INPEX
1400-1420 190338 The Impact of Gas/oil IFT and Gas Type on the Performance of Gas, WAG and SWAG Injection Schemes in Carbonates Rocks O. Shahrokhi, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt University
Alternate 190450 Pore-scale Investigation Of The Effect Of Lithology On Residual Oil Displacement In Chemical Flooding Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experiments Z. Liu, Y. Li, China University of Petroleum-Beijing; C. Xu, Research Institute of Exploration and Development, Xinjiang Oilfield Company, Petro China; Y. Chen, China University of Petroleum-Beijing; Z. Jian, Tech R & D Center of CNOOC Research Institute
Alternate 190417 Modeling the Impact of Reservoir CO2 on ASP Flood Performance in Aishwariya Field S. Mishra, Cairn Oil & Gas, A vertical of Vedanta Limited.; A. Pandey, Cairn Oil & Gas, A vertical of Vedanta Limited
Alternate 190403 Squeezing out the Last Drops - Long and Colourful EOR History of MOL J. Szelenyi, MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas PLC; T. Ordog, MOL Plc
13:00 - 14:30
13  EOR Operations and Surveilance (2) Room 2
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 190393 Challenges in Monitoring of Different EOR Processes, PDO’s Field Experience and Prospective S. Al Mahrooqi, R. Al Mjeni, S. Guntupalli, S. Choudhury, F. Al Battashi,, M. Al Hashmi, N.S. Al Azri, Petroleum Development Oman
1320-1340 190343 Challenges and Learnings from Operating the Largest Off-Shore WAG in the Giant Al-Shaheen Field M. Pal, S. Furqan Gilani, G. TARSAULIYA, North Oil Company
1340-1400 190420 Optimizing Acid Stimulation Placement in Polymer Pilot Trail Using DTS Technology K. Belushi, R. Mjeni, M. Al Hashmi, M. Gharbi, Petroleum Development Oman; D.A. Wever, G. Glasbergen, R. Farajzadeh, Shell Global Solutions International BV
1400-1420 190453 Large Scale EOR Projects: Cutting Costs on Surfactant Supply Logistics J.R. Barnes, Shell Global Solutions; D. Covin, Shell Chemical Company; L. Crom, M. Doll, Shell Global Solutions US Inc; T. King, Shell Global Solutions International US Inc; P. Kunkeler, Shell Chemicals Europe B.V.; D. Perez Regalado, Shell Global Solutions International BV
Alternate 190462 A Successful ASP Sweep Evaluation in a Field Pilot S. Guntupalli, G. Alhinai, Petroleum Development Oman; K.H. Shuaili, Petroleum Development Oman LLC; M.S. Al-Amri, Petroleum Development Oman; Y. Svec, Shell Development Oman LLC; A.H. Yaarubi, A.I. Al Amri, Y.R. Al Habsi, Schlumberger Middle East SA.
Alternate 190345 Implementing WRFM (Well, Reservoir, Facility Management)and Smart Field Best Practice for EOR Optimization A.A. Zeidan, Kuwait Oil Company; D.D. Williams, Shell International E&P Co.; A. Erhamah, Kuwait Oil Company; J.E. Montero, Shell Oil; R.A. Redha, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 190339 Water-Alternating-Polymer Pilot in a Multilayer Reservoir: Results and Monitoring of the Injection Profile using Permanent Fibre Optics J.E. Juri, A. Ruiz, YPF S.A.
13:00 - 14:30
14  Chemical Flooding Room 3
Session Chairpersons Nasser Said Al Azri - Petroleum Development Oman, W. Dale Dale Riley - Computer Modelling Group
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 190472 Polymer Injection Pilots in Bhagyam Oil Field and Full field Polymer Development Planning V. Shankar, S. Jain, D. Beliveau, S. Saurav, A. Mishra, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Ltd.
1320-1340 190431 Success and Challenges in Ongoing Field Scale Polymer Flood in Oman - A Holistic Reservoir Simulation Case Study for Polymer Flood Performance Analysis & Prediction A. Anand, Shell Royal Dutch Petroleum BV; H. Al Sulaimani, O. Riyami, A. Kindi, Petroleum Development Oman
1340-1400 190481 Low Salinity Waterflood and Low Salinity Polymer Injection in the Wara Reservoir of the Greater Burgan Field, Kuwait A. Al-Qattan, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Sanaseeri, Z. Al-Saleh, B. Singh, H. AL-KAAOUD, KOC; M. delshad, Ultimate EOR Services LLC; R.G. Hernandez, Ultimate EOR Services; w. winoto, Ultimate EOR Services LLC; C. Bouma, Chemical Tracers Inc.; K. Kumer, Chemical Tracers, Inc.; J.V. Brown, Chemical Tracers Inc.; S. Badham, Chemical Tracers, Inc
1400-1420 190352 A Smart Emulsion Flooding for Economic Chemical EOR: A Block 9 Case Study B. Wei, J. Ning, W. Pu, Southwest Petroleum University; L. Kong, Shengli Oilfield, Sinopec
Alternate 190340 Alkali-Surfactant-Polymer Flooding: Where is the Enhanced Oil Exactly? H. Yang, H. Jiang, J. Li, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; B. Liang, The University of Texas at Austin
Alternate 190448 Polymeric Surfactant For Enhanced Oil Recovery:Microfluidic,Core-flood Experiments And Field Performances Z. Liu, Y. Li, Y. Chen, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; B. Li, Exploration and Development Research Institute of Daqing Oilfield Company Ltd.; R. Ma, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Alternate 190475 Combination of Horizontal Wells and Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer Flooding to Further Improve Oil Recovery in Polymer-Flooded Field S. Yin, Missouri University of Science and Technology; H. Pu, University of North Dakota
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Panel Session 3: Effective Resource Management And Capability Development Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre
Moderator(s) Clare Billeau, Manager Shell Technology Oman, Shell; Azzan Al Yaarubi, Wireline Petrophysics Principle and Domain Champion, Schlumberger
Speaker(s) Ali Al Gheithy, Petroleum Engineering Director, PDO; Mohammed Al Balushi, Subsurface Director from Mukhaizna EOR Project, OXY; Marwan Chaar, Vice President of Project Development, GlassPoint Solar; Moin Muhammad, Vice President for Water Services and EOR, Schlumberger

For the development of any field, management of resources is important but with field development that includes enhanced oil recovery (EOR), then resource management becomes even more critical. The aim of this panel is to consider all resources, in the widest sense, related to EOR projects, which could include water, energy, chemicals, people, data, financial and hydrocarbons. In addition, waste streams and emissions (e.g. GHG) are also resources that need to be included in resource management plans. For every EOR development, the resources need to identified and carefully managed to ensure a holistic and integrated management plan is implemented.

For water management it is essential to consider the full water cycle, potential water sources, water treatment of the produced fluids, reuse of the produced water and disposal options. It is important that a fully integrated view is considered, not only of the water cycle, as just described but also across other field, assets, licence blocks or even on a country basis.   

For thermal EOR, management of the energy requirements and understanding the energy balance is important. From considering alternative energy sources (e.g. renewables), utilising heat recovery technology, implementing effective WRFM to manage conformance to steam optimisation through additives and hybrid technologies. 

For any project, sufficient skills and competencies are required across a broad range of disciplines. To implement EOR projects additional skills and competencies are needed, many of which can only be developed while actively involved with an EOR project or development. It is important to ensure an integrated data management plan is in place including data gathering, data storage, integration of different data sources, and visualisation.

In this panel session, industry leaders will share their views on how to manage resources in challenging EOR developments and the different approaches needed compared to conventional developments.

Moderator(s):

Clare Billeau
Manager Shell Technology Oman
Shell

Azzan Al Yaarubi 
Wireline Petrophysics Principle and Domain Champion
Schlumberger

Speaker(s):

Mohammed Al Balushi
Subsurface Director from Mukhaizna EOR Project
OXY

Ali Al Gheithy
Petroleum Engineering Director
PDO

Marwan Chaar
Vice President of Project Development
GlassPoint Solar

Moin Muhammad
Vice President for Water Services and EOR
Schlumberger

15:00 - 16:30
15  Chemical Fundamentals Room 3
Session Chairpersons Ali Farouq - Heavy Oil Recovery Technologies, Mohammed Al Farsi - Gulf Energy
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1520 190358 Hybrid Renewable Solvent Process™ for Oil Recovery from Oil Wet Carbonate Rock A. Kantzas, University of Calgary; J.L. Bryan, Perm Inc; M. Rubin, University of Calgary; W. Tighe, R. Richardson, CEC North Star
1520-1540 190430 The Effect Of The Presence Of Oil On Polymer Retention In Porous Media D.A. Wever, A. Leferink Op Reinink, Shell Prospectg/Devel. Peru; G. Glasbergen, Shell Global Solutions International BV; H. Bartlema, Shell; R. Farajzadeh, Shell Global Solutions International BV
1540-1600 190361 Long Term Thermal Stability of Chemical EOR Surfactants S. HOCINE, B. Pousset, T. Courtaud, G. Degre, Solvay
1600-1620 190413 Surfactant Selection for Chemical Flooding of Very Low Salinity Reservoirs - An Underrated Challenge R. Rommerskirchen, B. Jakobs-sauter, Sasol Germany GmbH
Alternate 190406 A novel ultra-low IFT Spontaneous Emulsification System for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Low Permeability Reservoir Z. Li, W. Kang, Y. Lu, M. Yang, H. Feng, H. Wu, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)
Alternate 190380 Alkaline-Biosurfactant-Biopolymer Process and its Potential for Enhancing Oil Recovery in Omani Oil Field T. Al-Ghailani, Y.M. Al-wahaibi, S.J. Joshi, S.N. Al-Bahry, A. Elshafie, A.S. Al-Bemani, Sultan Qaboos University
Alternate 190334 SmartWater Synergy with Surfactant for Efficient Oil Mobilization in Chemical EOR J. Wang, S.C. Ayirala, B. AlZahrani, A.M. Alsofi, Saudi Aramco PE&D

Wednesday, March 28

07:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 10:00
16  Recent Surfactant-Based EOR Field Trials Room 1
Session Chairpersons Eric Delamaide - IFP Technologies Canada
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 190382 Results of Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer flooding Pilot at West Salym Field Y.E. Volokitin, Salym Petroleum Development N.V.; M. Shuster, Salym Petroleum Development; V. Karpan, Salym Petroleum Development N.V.; I. Koltsov, E. Mikhaylenko, M. Bondar, A. Rakitin, Salym Petroleum Development; D.W. Van Batenburg, Shell Global Solutions International BV; A.R. Parker, Shell International E&P Co.; A. de Kruijf, Koninklijke Shell E&P Lab; J.G. Southwick, Royal Dutch/Shell Group; J. de Reus, Shell Global Solutions International; E. Van Den Pol, Shell Global Solutions International BV; D.A. Wever, Shell Prospectg/Devel. Peru; F. Van Der Heyden, Shell International E&P Co.
0850-0910 190392 Field Piloting of Alkaline Surfactant Polymer in Southern Oman K. Al Shuaili, Petroleum Development Oman LLC; S. Guntupalli, M.S. Al-Amri, G. Alhinai, Petroleum Development Oman; Y. Svec, Shell Development Oman LLC; M. Syed, M.H. Alshidi, Petroleum Development Oman LLC; D.W. Van Batenburg, Shell Global Solutions International BV; S. De Kruijf, Shell Global Solution International BV
0910-0930 190426 Chemical EOR in a Strong Aquifer Driven Reservoir: From Concept towards Reality S. Tiwari, F.Z. Al-Mutairi, A.S. Al-Dhuwaihi, M.F. Al-ajmi, Kuwait Oil Company
0930-0950 190373 Offshore Surfactant Injectivity Trials: From Core to Successful Field Trials in the Al-Shaheen Field M. Pal, G. Tarsaulia, S. Furqan Gilani, North Oil Company
Alternate 190374 Successful Implementation of a One-Spot Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer (ASP) Pilot in a Giant Carbonate Reservoir M.T. Al-Murayri, D.S. Kamal, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC); M.F. Al-ajmi, Kuwait Oil Company; S.J. Badham, C. Bouma, Chemical Tracers Inc.; R.G. Hernandez, P.T. Suniga, Ultimate EOR Services
Alternate 190476 Eor Test Of Asp Flooding With Low Cost And High Efficient For Ultra-high Water Cut Reservoir In Daqing Oilfield S. Gao, Daqing Research Institute; T. Yang, H. Liu, E. Gao, W. Yan, R. Cao, Exploration and Development Research Institute of Daqing Oilfield Company Ltd.
Alternate 190347 Research and Application of Complex Heavy Oil Reservoir Highly Efficient Development Technologies L. CUI, PetroChina Liaohe Oilfield Company
08:30 - 10:00
17  Wells/Completions for EOR Room 2
Session Chairpersons Rashid Yazidi - Petroleum Development Oman, Clare Dorothy Billeau - Shell
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 190344 Hydraulic Concentric Tubular Pumping System for lifting Oil in EOR Completions C.J. Langbauer, H.M. Hofstaetter, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
0850-0910 190416 Modifying the Hall Plot for Analysis of Immiscible Gas Injection Wells - Part II: EOR/IOR O.A. Talabi, Z. Yew, Schlumberger
0910-0930 190390 Overcoming Artificial Lift Failures in Marmul Polymer Flooding Oil Field N.A. Al-Sidairi, G. Hinai, M. Amri, M. Osman, K. Zuhaimi, Petroleum Development Oman; N.B. Oritola, Shell Canada Ltd.; A. Farsi, Petroleum Development Oman
0930-0950 190433 Application Of Water-Swelling Polymer To Improve Injectivity Conformance Using Emulsified Diesel As Carrier Fluid M. Varshney, N. Pandey, Cairn India Ltd.; A.P. Singh, Halliburton Technology India Pvt Ltd; M.S. Deshpande, Savitribai Phule Pune University; A. Parasher, S. Vermani, Cairn India Ltd.; K. Pande, Halliburton
Alternate 190467 New A-Frame Design for SAGD-Based Heavy Oil Production R. Payvar, S. Williams, Freudenberg Oil & Gas
Alternate 190456 Increasing Wells Injectivity and Productivity by Seismic and Seismo-Chemical Stimulation A. Andrianov, AIA Consulting; K. Furman, S. Miftakhov, M. Nazyrov, R.V. Nefedov, V. Zamakhaev, Terratec
Alternate 190379 Fracturing Fluid Encapsulated Breaker: High Temperature up to 330°F I.A. Al-Hulail, H. Al-Khabaz, Y.H. Al-Janabi, R. Rahal, Halliburton; M.N. Al Dahlan, K.M. Marshad, Saudi Aramco
08:30 - 10:00
18  Hybrid EOR and Conformance Room 3
Session Chairpersons Shehadeh K Masalmeh - ADNOC
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 190350 Experimental and Theoretical Study of Rate, Temperature and Solvent-Type Effects on Vapor Oil Gravity Drainage (VOGD) in Fractured Reservoirs N. Anand, B. Tang, B. Nguyen, C. Sie, the University of Texas at Austin; M. Verlaan, Shell; O. Castellanos Díaz, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.; Q.P. Nguyen, The University of Texas At Austin
0850-0910 190363 Design of a Combined Foam EOR Process for a Naturally Fractured Reservoir M. Chabert, E. Chevallier, Solvay; S. Gautier, IFPEN; A. Kindy, H. Ghafram, Petroleum Development Oman
0910-0930 190359 Smart Nanoparticles for Conformance Improvement in Waterflooding C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; R. Ranjith, University of Southern California
0930-0950 190465 Study and Pilot Test of The Activator Flooding for Heavy Oil Z. Jian, State Key Laboratory of Offshore Oil Exploitation; CNOOC Research Institute; S. Wang, Y. Zhu, B710 CNOOC Building, No.6 Taiyanggong nanjie, Beijing; G. Yang, X. Kang, E. Tang, W. Zhao, State Key Laboratory of Offshore Oil Exploitation; CNOOC Research insititute
Alternate 190398 Foam Generation With Flow Rate: Effect Of The Surfactant Concentration and gas fraction G. Yu, W.R. Rossen, Delft University of Technology; S. Vincent Bonnieu, Shell Global Solutions International BV
Alternate 190407 Investigating The Effect Of Employing Inflow Control Devices On The Injection Well On The Sagd Process Efficiency Using An Integrated Production System A. Rahimbakhsh, University of Regina; Y. Rafiei, Amirkabir University of Technology
Alternate 190346 Water-Alternating-Gas Injection Simulation - Best Practices H.A. Alzayer, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt University
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Panel Session 4: New Frontiers and Beyond, the Future for Sustained Production (EOR Strategic Thinking) Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre
Moderator(s) Salim Al Salmy, Reservoir Characterisation Manager—Mukhaizna & Chief Petrophysicist, Occidental Mukhaizna, Justin Brand, Head of Group Petroleum Engineering, Group Exploration & Production, MOL Group
Speaker(s) Franco Masserano, Technical Advisor in EOR and Thermodynamics, ENI; Tibor István Ördög, R&D Senior Scientist, MOL Group; Mohammed Amro, Institute Director, Professor and Chair of Reservoir, Production and Storage Engineering, Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg; Institute of Drilling Engineering and Fluid Mining; Shehadah Masalmeh, EOR and SCAL Expert, ADNOC; Danielle Morel, Enhanced Oil Recovery Expert, Total

The recent long lasting reduction in oil price and the primary success of unconventional reservoirs in the United States have driven global EOR projects to operate at a higher level of efficiency. The new baseline for project economics in primary recovery is trending towards unconventional reservoirs. This means, in short-term the new growth potential for the EOR projects may experience more competition with portfolio of unconventional reservoirs.

The Middle East region, and Oman in particular, is achieving major advances in EOR developments and is addressing the challenges of moving to new frontiers. Further enhancements could be achieved by the combination of improved productivity and application of novel methods.

This session will accommodate case histories, performance improvement initiatives, technology breakthrough, innovative ideas, short-term and long-term plans to assist EOR projects in becoming more efficient with time. 

Moderator(s):


Salim Al Salmy
Reservoir Characterisation Manager —Mukhaizna and
Chief Petrophysicist
Occidental Mukhaizna


Justin Brand
Head of Group Petroleum Engineering, Group Exploration and Production
MOL Group

Speaker(s):


Franco Masserano
Technical Advisor in EOR and Thermodynamics
ENI


Mohammed Amro
Institute Director, Professor, and Chair of Reservoir, Production and Storage Engineering
Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg; Institute of Drilling Engineering and Fluid Mining


Tibor István Ördög
Senior R&D Scientist
MOL Group

Shehadah Masalmeh
EOR and SCAL Expert
ADNOC

 

Danielle Morel
Enhanced Oil Recovery Expert
Total

10:30 - 12:00
19  Polymer Fundamentals Room 3
Session Chairpersons Echo Liu - ZL EOR Chemicals
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1050 190391 The Role Of Synthetic Polymer On Rock-fluid Interactions And The Resulting Change In Ionic Composition And Viscosity Of The Polymer Slug A. Leferink Op Reinink, Shell Prospectg/Devel. Peru; N. Lenchenkov, TU Delft; D.A. Wever, Shell Prospectg/Devel. Peru; G. Glasbergen, Shell Global Solutions International BV; P. Khedoe, TU Delft; R. Farajzadeh, Shell Global Solutions International BV
1050-1110 190454 Injectivity, Propagation and Retention of Biopolymer Schizophyllan in Porous Media
S. Mukherjee, G. Incera Garrido, D. Prasad, A. Behr, S. Reimann, B. Ernst, Wintershall Holding GmbH
1110-1130 190394 SmartWater Synergy with Chemical EOR: Effects on Polymer Injectivity and Transport A.M. Alsofi, J. Wang, Z.F. Kaidar, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1130-1150 190415 New Insights On The Characterization Of Polymer Adsorbed Layers In Porous Media J. Boujlel, L. Barre, D. Rousseau, IFP Energies Nouvelles
Alternate 190365 Development of Thermo-Responsive Polymers for CEOR in Extreme Conditions: Applicability to Oman oil fields T. Divers, SNF SAS; A. Al-Hashmi, R.S. Al-maamari, Sultan Qaboos University; C. Favero, SNF Holding Company
Alternate 190460 Characterization of a Biopolymer Produced by Arthrobacter viscosus CECT 908 for Application in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery M.R. Couto, E.J. Gudina, D. Ferreira, J. Teixeira, L. Rodrigues, University of Minho; L.P. Soares, Partex Services Portugal; M.C. Ribeiro, Partex Oil & Gas
Alternate 190432 Testing The Resilience Of The Rod-like Biopolymer Schizophyllan To Various Types Of Mechanical Stressing G. Incera Garrido, Wintershall Holding GmbH; F. Lehr, BASF SE; S. Mukherjee, D. Prasad, P. Aditama, S. Reinmann, Wintershall Holding GmbH; M. Ranft, BASF SE
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
20  Thermal Hybrid Room 1
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 190455 Feasibility Study of a Steam-Foam Process Application in Kuwait M. Al Murayri, A.A. Hassan, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Cuenca, SOLVAY Novecare; G.P. Suzanne, Beicip-Franlab; M. Chabert, SOLVAY; G. Batot, IFPEN
1320-1340 190473 Surfactants as Steam Foam Additives for Thermal EOR Processes T. Nguyen, R. Rommerskirchen, J.M. Fernandez, Sasol Performance Chemicals; Q.P. Nguyen, The University of Texas At Austin
1340-1400 190429 Reducing Uncertainty at the Chichimene In situ Combustion Pilot by means of a Nitrogen Connectivity Test M.L. Trujillo Portillo, Ecopetrol SA; E. Niz, C.L. Delgadillo Aya, ECOPETROL S.A; Y.P. Claro Perez, E. Rodriguez, Ecopetrol SA; R. Rojas, ECOPETROL S.A
Declined 190449 Coupling Heat and Mass Transfer at Interface for Expanding-Solvent SAGD with Multicomponent Solvent Injection H. Liu, L. Cheng, China University of Petroleum-Beijing; B.B. Maini, University of Calgary
Alternate 190469 Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbon Solvents at the Pore Scale during Hybrid Solvent-Thermal Applications for Heavy-Oil Recovery I. Al-Kindi, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
Alternate 190412 Super Critical CO2 and Steam co-injection Process for Deep Extra-Heavy oil reservoir G. Erpeng, Y. Gao, Y. Jiang, X.X. Li, S. Dehuang, Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev
13:00 - 14:30
21  EOR Production Chemistry Room 2
Session Chairpersons Mohammed Al Farsi - Gulf Energy
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 190384 Scale Squeeze Implementation For an ASP Flood S. Al-Farsi, N.M. Al Siyabi, M.N. Muhammad Saleem, Petroleum Development Oman
1320-1340 190438 Evaluation Of EOR Chemicals Impact On Topside Operations J. Argillier, I. Henaut, M. DARBOURET, C. JERMANN, G. Vinay, IFP Energies Nouvelles
1340-1400 190388 Silicate Scale Prediction, Testing and Mitigation in Steam Flooding Operations A. Kaiser, C. Okocha, S. Wang, A. Thornton, Clariant Oil Services
1400-1420 190401 Asphaltene Predictions Using Screening Methods and Equations of State R.R. Boesen, H. Sorensen, K. Schou Pedersen, Calsep A/S
Alternate 190457 The Impact of Back Produced Polymer on Surface Flow Constructed Wetland Water Treatment System M. Shidi, PDO; R. Mjeni, Petroleum Development Oman; S. Qayum, M. Nadeem, G. Philip, PDO
Alternate 190477 Biodegradation of Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide (HPAM) Using Bacteria Isolated from Omani Oil Fields W. Al-Moqbali, S.J. Joshi, S.N. Al-Bahry, Y.M. Al-wahaibi, A. Elshafie, A.S. Al-Bemani, A. Al-Hashmi, S. Soundra Pandian, Sultan Qaboos University
13:00 - 14:30
22  Advances in Polymer Field Implementations Room 3
Session Chairpersons Hanaa Salim Al-sulaimani - Petroleum Development Oman
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 190427 Performance Evaluation and modeling of Polymer Pilot in a Heavy Oil Reservoir in Oman A.M. Al Ismaili, R. Mjeni, M. Gharbi, K. Belushi, M.S. Hashmi, Petroleum Development Oman; A. Anand, Shell Royal Dutch Petroleum BV; Q. Hinai, CMG LTD
1320-1340 190404 Improved Polymer Flooding Surveillance Strategy Extends Project’s Life and Performance J.M. Buciak, G. Fondevila Sancet, M. Villambrosa, W.D. Daparo, P. Lerena, CAPSA-CAPEX
1340-1400 190383 Polymer Injectivity Analysis and Subsurface Polymer Behavior Evaluation M. De Simoni, F. Boccuni, M. Sambiase, M. Spagnuolo, M. Albertini, ENI SPA, E&P; A. Tiani, Eni SPA E&P Division; F. Masserano, ENI S.P.A.
1400-1420 190471 Investigation and Observations on the Stability of Water-Oil Ratio (WOR) During Chemical Floods in Heavy Oil Reservoirs E. Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
Alternate 190446 Comparison of Different Polymer Flooding with Fresh and Produced Water in PU I Layer of Daqing Oilfield A. Andrianov, L. Yang, F. Wu, E. Li, ZL EOR Chemicals
Alternate 190381 Commercial Implementation of Chemical Flooding in Daqing Oilfield, China, and Its Future S. Yin, Missouri University of Science and Technology; H. Pu, University of North Dakota
Alternate 190425 Integral Analysis Of Production Behavior Of Horizontal Wells Associated To The First Polymerized Water Injection Pilot Project In Unconventional Reservoir: Petrocedeno Field, Venezuela. L.D. Quevedo, PDVSA-PETROCEDEÑO; I.M. Ulacio, Universidad De Oriente; A.E. RAMIREZ, PDVSA-PETROCEDEÑO; E.M. Vasquez, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.; R. Alvarez, PDVSA-PETROCEDEÑO; N.M. Reyes, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:00