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Submission Information

Professionals from the industry are encouraged to submit their paper proposals for the SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Deadline:

28 January 2015

Where:

Submit your proposal online now »

Language:

English

Length of abstract:

450 words (maximum)

Contact:

dubprog@spe.org

Paper Proposal Categories:

A. EXPLORATION

1. Exploration for Unconventionals

2. Basin Models

3. New Advances in Geophysics (Seismic, Gravity, and Electromagnetic)

4. Reservoir Quality and Performance (e.g. Lithofacies, Diagenesis, and Rock Typing)

5. Integrated Geological Modelling

6. Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Depositional Environments

7. Deepwater Exploration

8. Wildcat Exploration

9. Case Studies

B. FORMATION EVALUATION

1. Wireline Formation Testing and Sampling

2. Low Resistivity Pays

3. Special Core Analysis

4. Advanced Well Logging

5. Logging While Drilling

6. HP/HT/H2S

7. Formation Sampling While Drilling

8. Advanced Mudlogging Technology

9. NMR, Borehole Imaging, Sidewall Coring, Lithology and Mineralogy Wireline Measurements While Drilling

10. Case Studies

C. FIELD DEVELOPMENT

1. Deepwater

2. Marginal Fields

3. Risk & Reliability

4. Development Economics

5. Well Testing

6. Geosteering Horizontal Wells

7. Integrated Asset Modelling (Reservoir, Wells, Flowlines, and Facilities for a More Informed/Robust Field Development Plan)

8. Case Studies

D. FACILITIES

1. Design of Produced Water Treatment and Disposal

2. Advances in Oil and Gas Separation

3. Gas Processing Systems

4. Injection Water Treatment

5. Sand Management

6. Commissioning and Decommissioning of Offshore Facilities

7. Integrated Management of Pipeline Networks

8. Early Production Facilities and FPSO

9. Smart Facilities

10. Multiphase Metering

11. Surface Well Testing

12. Marginal Field Facilities Options

13. Construction Challenges

14. Subsea Processing

15. Case Studies

E. PETROLEUM ECONOMICS AND UNCERTAINTIES

1. New Opportunity in Mature Basins

2. Success Factors in Accessing New Resources

3. Risk Assessment

4. Managing Concession Agreements

5. Doing Business in a Changing Political Environment

6. Economical Models

7. Financing

8. Case Studies

F. UNITISATION, RESERVES ASSESSMENT, CO-SHARING FIELDS

1. New Reserves Classification

2. Reliable Technology Used in Reserves Estimation

3. Reserves Estimation in Unconventionals

4. Legal Aspects of Unitisation and Unitisation Requirements

5. Unitisation Across Concession and Political Boundaries

6. Defining Sweet Spots e.g. Geology, Geochemistry, and Geomechanics

7. Case Studies

G. RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT 

1. Reservoir Engineering

2. Reservoir Surveillance and Monitoring

3. Reservoir Characterisation

4. Reservoir Modelling and Simulation

5. Aerial Surveillance and 4D Seismic

6. Geomechanics Applications in E&P

7. Distributed Temperature Sensors

8. Digital Oilfields/Automation

9. Real-Time Operations

10. Microseismic

11. Case Studies

H. DRILLING CHALLENGES

1. Managed Pressure/Under Balanced Drilling 

2. HP/HT Well Challenges 

3. Well Planning 

4. Cementing/Well Integrity 

5. Well Placement/Geosteering/LWD/PWD 

6. Drill Cuttings Injection 

7. Extended Reach Drilling 

8. Coring Technologies 

9. Deepwater and Deepwells Drilling 

10. Well Integrity/Geomechanics 

11. Expandables/Swellables 

12. Loss of Circulation 

13. Drilling Through Depleted Formation 

14. Wellbore Strengthening 

15. Real-Time Operations and Decision Making 

16. Coiled Tubing Drilling 

17. Advanced Drilling Fluid technology 

18. Advances in Bit Technology 

19. Pore Pressure Predication 

20. Clay Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Related Challenges 

21. Case Studies 

I. WELL COMPLETIONS AND OPTMISATION

1. Intelligent/Smart Completions

2. Stimulation

3. Hydraulic Fracturing

4. Sand Control

5. Downhole Separation

6. Dry Verses Wet Trees

7. Swellables and Expandables

8. Multilaterals

9. Monobore Completions

10. Corrosive Environments

11. Perforations

12. Intervention

13. Coiled Tubing Completion

14. Compaction and Impact on Well Integrity

15. Casing Integrity

16. H2S Management

17. Waterless Stimulation

18. Case Studies

 

J. PRODUCTION

1. Automation

2. Production System Modelling

3. Artificial Lift

4. Stimulation

5. Hydraulic Fracturing

6. Well Intervention/Coiled Tubing

7. Monitoring

8. Aerial Surveillance

9. Water Management

10. Production Logging

11. Flow Assurance

12. Sand Control

13. Metering

14. Digital Oilfields/Automation

15. Real-Time Operations

16. Surface Well Testing

17. Fracturing (Monitoring and Evaluation)

18. Case Studies

K. HSSE

1. Integrated Approach on HSE Management

2. Occupational Health

3. Environmental and Greenhouse Gas Management

4. Risk Management/HAZOP/HAZID Studies

5. Carbon Capture and Storage

6. Safe Operating Procedures

7. Safe Drilling

8. Disaster Management System/Emergency Response

9. Oil Spill Control

10. Security Systems and Security of Personnel

11. Quality Management

12. Evacuation Management

13. H2S Management

14. Corporate Social Responsibility

15. NORM/Waste Management

16. Case Studies

L. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

1. New Talent Attraction

2. Training and Development

3. Knowledge Management

4. Retaining Talent in a Cyclical Environment

5. Managing the Generation Mix: Bridging the Gap

6. The Diversity and Inclusion Challenge: Building New Organisation Cultures

7. New Energy Curriculum

8. Partnership Between Academia and Industry to Develop Energy Professionals

9. Managing Competencies

10. Case Studies

M. PRODUCTION CHEMISTRY

1. Corrosion and Asset Integrity

2. Wax and Asphaltenes

3. Water Injection

4. Flow Assurance

5. Hydrates

6. Scale Control

7. Case Studies

N. UNCONVENTIONALS

1. Formation Evaluation of Unconventionals

2. Field Development Unconventionals

3. Shale Gas

4. Shale Oil

5. Geothermal

6. Oil Shales and Oil Sands

7. Unconventional Reservoir Completions

8. Case Studies

O. PETROLEUM DATA DRIVEN ACTIONS

1. Petroleum Data Analytics

2. Data Management

3. Case Studies

P. PETROLEUM WASTE MANAGEMENT

1. Pit Reclamation

2. Solids Cleaning and Injection

3. Green Operations

4. EPA Compliant Flaring

5. Case Studies

Q. EOR/IOR

1. EOR/Heavy Oil

2. Water-Polymer

3. Smart Water

4. Nano Fluids

5. Miscible Injection

6. Chemical EOR

7. Wettability Alteration

8. Case Studies

R. GAS TECHNOLOGY

1. Gas Processing

2. Gas Engineering

3. Gas Well Testing and Monitoring

4. Dewatering Gas Wells

5. Mid-Stream Gas

6. Gas Storage

7. Gas Transportation

8. Case Studies

S. GEOMECHANICS

1. Wellbore Stability  

2. 3D Pore Pressure 

3. Sand Production Prediction 

4. Reservoir Compaction and Subsidence 

5. Fracture Permeability 

6. Fault Reactivation

7. Water Injection 

8. Cutting Re-injection

9. Hydraulic Fracturing 

10. Unconventional Resources

11. Case Studies