SPE Workshop: Frontier Deepwater Development 26 - 27 Feb 2018 Sule Shangri-La Yangon, Myanmar

Agenda

Monday, February 26

08:00 - 08:50
08:50 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:00
Session 1: Welcome and Introduction
Session Chairpersons Emry Hisham Yusoff, PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar; Ismail Aslam Abdullah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Craig Ferguson, TechnipFMC
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:30
Session 2: Panel Session – Regulatory and Contracting
Session Chairpersons Emry Hisham Yusoff, PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar; Ismail Aslam Abdullah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Craig Ferguson, TechnipFMC
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Session 3: Logistics and Supply Base
Session Chairpersons Aung Kyaw Min, Schlumberger Oilfield Services

Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) has demarcated a total of 53 offshore blocks of which 10 DW blocks and 10 SW blocks have been awarded PSC contracts during the 2013 offshore licensing round.  Prior to this, several legacy blocks were awarded in the past. There are 2 groups of offshore blocks. The first group of blocks are located in Bay of Bengal along the Rakhine coastline in the western part of Myanmar and the second group of blocks are located in the southern part in the Gulf of Matarban and Andaman Sea. Due to the relatively large size of the blocks, SW blocks also have deepwater zones such as A-6 where Woodside Energy drilled a discovery well in 2016. Over the next several years, more exploration, appraisal and development drilling in Myanmar offshore are expected. Managing logistics is the one of the most crucial aspects of offshore or onshore drilling in Myanmar and logistics cost can go as high as 30% of AFE.
 

This session will address challenges in terms of logistics and HSE faced by the industry for development drilling and will discuss how can these challenges be overcome and managed by sharing knowledge, experience and technology and collectively working to come up with valuable solutions for the industry.

15:30 - 15:45
15:45 - 17:45
Session 4: Innovative Approaches to Optimise Subsurface Operations
Session Chairpersons Chong Zhou, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd
17:45 - 18:45
Session 5: Breakout Session
Session Chairpersons Michael Hlaing Myint, Schlumberger Oilfield Services; Christopher French, Enhanced Drilling

This session is a platform to discuss ways of improvement for Myanmar, from the perspective of oil companies, service providers and consultants. Topics to be discussed are:

Country-Specific Logistic Challenges

The import and export of equipment and materials needed for the oil and gas industry in Myanmar is a long and complicated process, requiring permit applications months in advance.  Due to the dynamic nature of oil and gas drilling, changes in drilling/completion programmes requiring different types of equipment or materials pose a challenge to companies and its contractors.  A fit-for-purpose offshore supply base is a high priority for operators ahead of any deepwater developments.

  • How can oil companies and service companies ensure import/export logistics are more efficient and cost-effective? 
  • How can MOGE and the host country help to ensure successful step changes in efficiency, while maintaining compliance to Myanmar laws and regulations?


Developing Myanmar Nationals

With potential development of deepwater discoveries, there would be further need for competent oil and gas workers and it is in the interest of Myanmar, MOGE, oil companies and contractors to develop Myanmar nationals to be part of the successful deepwater developments in the future.

  • How can Myanmar oil and gas industry recruit, train and develop personnel (of both MOGE and non-MOGE) for current and future projects?


Challenges and Technologies Needed to Bring Deepwater Development into an Economically Viable Investment

With potential development of deepwater discoveries, one area of concern is the cost of development in deepwater environment.

  • What has changed in the last few years that would allow the our industry to make deepwater development economically viable?
  • What are the challenges and how can we overcome them?
  • What are the latest technologies and thinking that would help accelerate deepwater development in Myanmar?
18:45 - 21:00

Tuesday, February 27

09:00 - 11:00
Session 6: HSE Risk Management in Deepwater Drilling
Session Chairpersons Muhammad Aizat Abu Bakar, PETRONAS Carigali Brunei Limited; Anh Duong, Schlumberger Vietnam Services Co. Ltd.; Eric Chen, Woodside Energy Ltd

As many operators are now more focused on deepwater oil and gas development, efforts have been taken to increase deepwater drilling technologies research and field testing to make drilling operations safer, more efficient and economically viable. This session will first discuss the HSE Risk Management for a frontier deepwater development project and how some advanced HSE tools can be deployed to de-risk development projects. An overview of the latest drilling rigs and supply vessels technologies and capabilities will be shared, which will provide tremendous insights into optimising deepwater drilling activities. Last but not least, drilling technologies that can help alleviate drilling challenges will also be discussed. Topics to be discussed are:

  • HSE Risk Management
  • Rig, supply vessel and intervention vessel
  • Deepwater development drilling challenges and case studies
  • Drilling technology enhancements
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:15
Session 8: Production and Operations Sustainability through Successful Well interventions and Workover
Session Chairpersons Syazwan A Ghani, PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar; Bharathwaj Kannan, Halliburton Myanmar Energy Services; Steve Nas, Olango Consulting Limited

This session covers the challenges of producing and maintaining deepwater wells after the wells have been drilled and completed. With multiple operators vying for deepwater discoveries in recent times, several key decisions ranging from economic sustainability to operational efficiency and HSE need to be strategically planned to align with market outlook for the life of the well. Intervention and workover activities typically occur about five years after the installation of production equipment. In the current oil price scenario and with increasing integrity and well control regulations, innovative intervention and workover operations need to be considered to help reduce costs. This session will focus on:

  • Challenges in a relatively small subsea market in Asia Pacific
  • Well integrity challenges in deepwater
  • Production optimisation challenges of deepwater assets
  • Can intervention assets be effectively utilised between countries in the region?
  • Increased well control regulations for workovers
  • Is well intervention better done with floating rigs or intervention vessels?
  • What kind of well intervention operations would be required in Myanmar?
  • Technical challenges of well intervention in the region: Do we go riserless or use light-duty intervention risers
  • Cost synergies across operators in resource management
15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:30
17:30 - 17:45
Session 10: Workshop Summary and Closing Remarks
Session Chairpersons Emry Hisham Yusoff, PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar; Ismail Aslam Abdullah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Craig Ferguson, TechnipFMC

Wednesday, February 28

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Deep and Ultra Deepwater Petroleum Development
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Peter Aird

This course will enable participants to have a better understanding, awareness, and comprehension of upstream deepwater petroleum activities, including how commercial hydrocarbons are licensed, assessed, explored, appraised, drilled, completed, and the technologies currently being applied. Attendees will gain knowledge that can be used to add value and sustain growth in deepwater petroleum and energy related business ventures.

Each section is covered briefly as a module with the real learning experience found within the presenter discussions, based on global offshore, subsea and deepwater operating knowledge and experiences. Drilling, completion and field development best practice examples will be discussed.

08:00 - 17:00
Deep and Ultra Deepwater Petroleum Development
Instructor(s) Peter Aird

This course will enable participants to have a better understanding, awareness, and comprehension of upstream deepwater petroleum activities, including how commercial hydrocarbons are licensed, assessed, explored, appraised, drilled, completed, and the technologies currently being applied. Attendees will gain knowledge that can be used to add value and sustain growth in deepwater petroleum and energy related business ventures.

Each section is covered briefly as a module with the real learning experience found within the presenter discussions, based on global offshore, subsea and deepwater operating knowledge and experiences. Drilling, completion and field development best practice examples will be discussed.