SPE/EAGE Workshop: Reservoir Life Cycle Management - How to Maximise Value 20 - 21 Feb 2018 Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi, UAE

Schedule

Tuesday, February 20

08:00 - 08:50
08:50 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
Session 1: Field Development Strategies: How Have You Changed Your Mind?
Session Chairpersons Mohamed Al Marzouqi, ADNOC

An effective subsurface resource maturation process requires a flexible long-term strategy to ensure that both efficient and sustainable field development are achieved. Historically, many fields have established clear paths towards long-term field development by pursuing high recovery factors and delivering sustainable rates.

However, challenges arise during periods of economic downturn when projects compete for constrained resources (CAPEX, OPEX, and Human Capital) and organisations are charged with the task of reducing investment while maintaining long-term growth objectives and strategies. Adopting a portfolio management approach that includes disciplined investment in existing assets/infrastructure (maintaining the base), smart pre-investment in long-lead items and prioritisation of development opportunities based on near-term cash flow contributions is critical to ensure long-term flexibility and the ability to quickly respond to changing market conditions and achieve business objectives.

In this session, a panel discussion will be initiated to discuss the flexible field development strategies required to survive in a dynamic oil price environment while still delivering the long-term vision.

10:30 - 11:20
11:20 - 12:50
Session 2: Reservoir Management Excellence
Session Chairpersons Fatmah Al Yammahi, ADNOC Offshore; Amir Nasiri, Schlumberger

Reservoir management is one of those most important practices in oil industry. To formulate these practices up to the excellence level, it requires a robust integrated management plan to be deployed. The complexity of subsurface would always use the aid of the new technologies and smart techniques to overcome and improve the understanding of the reservoir.

Each reservoir has different challenges which depends on many factors such as the reservoir structure, reservoir pressure maintenance, water-cut encroachment, high GOR, and maximising sweep efficiency.  These challenges can be tackled through managing the analytical approach and using the smart technology to build a certain platform of behaviour understanding.  Reservoir management guidelines should assure sustainable production through optimisation of production-injection balance to achieve the maximum recovery. This session will focus on following aspects: 

  • Optimisation of sweep efficiency and recovery
  • Balance between analytical techniques and technology to understand reservoir behaviour
  • Subsurface uncertainty management
  • Smart reservoir management: The backbone of mature reservoirs
  • Fit-for-purpose reservoir surveillance
12:50 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:20
14:20 - 15:30
Session 3: Enablers for Reservoir Management Excellence
Session Chairpersons Warren Fernandes, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Jon Rawding, Halliburton

Reservoir management has been transformed in recent years as technology enablers have entered the oil field. From downhole sensors and inflow control to advanced dynamic modelling and artificial intelligence, the components of total reservoir management are there, but is the technology out-pacing the organisations who are attempting to optimise the reservoir performance? Items to be discussed in this session:

  • Data, are we missing the big picture because of big data?
  • The demographics are changing, how are we harnessing the technically savvy next generation?
  • Workflows, designing processes to capture value from i-fields.
  • Are we acting as one collaborative team or in silos?
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:10
Session 3 Continued
Session Chairpersons Bandar Al-Malki, Saudi Aramco; Elyes Draoui, ADMA-OPCO

This session will address the roadmap to mature IOR/EOR strategies to maximise oil recovery and to move from a secondary to a tertiary recovery process. It will discuss the judicious integration of laboratory studies (SCAL) prior to field pilot implementation, followed by field scale deployment with a fit-for-purpose monitoring strategy. The presentations/discussions will highlight the following:

  • Artificial lift retrofits and full field deployment
  • EOR developments, making the right step (optimising selection, timing, etc.)
  • Effective reservoir management strategy and practices to enable transition from secondary recovery to tertiary recovery
  • Pilot design, implementation, monitoring, and result evaluation to full field deployment
16:10 - 16:30

Wednesday, February 21

08:15 - 08:50
08:50 - 09:10
09:10 - 10:30
Session 4: Key Challenges Behind Complex Reservoirs Development
Session Chairpersons Faaeza Alkatheeri, Al Dhafra Petroleum; Hiroki Tanaka, JODCO

The objective of this session is to share and exchange on the challenges and industry best approaches to develop complex reservoir, at a time where the industry needs to identify solutions and focus efforts to develop more difficult barrels to ensure production sustainability.

This session will focus on the best techno-economic plan for complex reservoir development at all stages during the life of a field, extending from exploration, through to the later stages of appraisal, development, and production operations.

This session will also discuss and elaborate on the best practices in integrated field development including those for integrated workflows, the recent innovations and technological advances in complex reservoir development, and methods of maximising the economic benefits from particularly upstream assets by optimising recovery while minimising Capex and Opex.

10:30 - 11:10
11:10 - 12:30
Session 5: Journey to Successful IOR and EOR Technologies
Session Chairpersons Bandar Al-Malki, Saudi Aramco; Elyes Draoui, ADNOC Offshore

This session will address the roadmap to mature IOR/EOR strategies to maximise oil recovery and to move from a secondary to a tertiary recovery process. It will discuss the judicious integration of laboratory studies (SCAL) prior to field pilot implementation, followed by field scale deployment with a fit-for-purpose monitoring strategy. The presentations/discussions will highlight the following:

  • Artificial lift retrofits and full field deployment
  • EOR developments, making the right step (optimising selection, timing, etc.)
  • Effective reservoir management strategy and practices to enable transition from secondary recovery to tertiary recovery
  • Pilot design, implementation, monitoring, and result evaluation to full field deployment
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 13:50
13:50 - 15:40
Session 6: Maximising the Value of a Brown Field Asset
Session Chairpersons Christophe Soyeur, Total; Derren Simpson, Independent Oilfield Consultant

Many countries across the globe are striving to maximise their energy resources and brown fields are considered the backbone of the entire hydrocarbon value chain representing 70% of the world daily production. As brown field reserves get depleted, managing these remaining resources which cannot be exploited is a tough challenge in face of increasing complexity, rising development costs and uneconomic conditions.

This session aims to consolidate ideas, concepts and approaches, such as technical challenges, best practices, lessons learnt, managing new technologies with its associated risks—in order to maximise recovery while managing brown field technical cost.

14:30 - 15:00
15:40 - 16:00