The increasing demand for production of oil and gas from shale has led for the need to develop new technologies to enhance production and to protect the environment. Three industry-leading experts will present the need for and application of new and emerging technologies for the economic and environmentally-compatible development of shale. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/session.php?id=11112.
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In 2012, SPE International awarded funds to six young faculty members to carry out cutting edge research. These six were selected from a large number of extremely competitive applicants. The project is now finishing one year. Five of the researchers will present their progress and what is ahead to the SPE R&D community in two web events. Our hope is that with these presentations, they will have an opportunity to connect with SPE members who are interested in research and will be able to develop future collaborations.
Reservoir management is a continuously evolving process that adopts various technologies and strategies, to achieve a mission of maximizing total asset value. The infusion of the various technologies into the upstream industries has significantly impacted the E&P business environment. In recent years, industry has heavily turned to horizontal and multilateral wells to greatly expand reservoir contact, and thereby maximize oil production with lower unit development costs. Moreover, the appropriate use of advanced well completions has extended well life, increased productivity, and reduced field development costs when compared to conventional completions. The advancement in reservoir monitoring technologies has significantly changed from monitoring saturations around wellbores to realtime monitoring reservoir fluid dynamics.
This presentation demonstrates the evolution of various upstream technologies and their applications. It also highlights the uniqueness of some applications, their implementation approach, and their potential impact on field development and production strategy.
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The January issue of JPT integrates the Technical Directors outlook, where I referred to issues related to the production analysis and reserves booking of unconventional plays. I have already received quite a few feedbacks, most of them (not all of them!) positive, and I would like to develop a little bit more on this issue.
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Olivier Houzé is the managing director of KAPPA Engineering. He joined Flopetrol-Johnston in 1983, and served as a well test field engineer in the Middle East and a software project leader in France. He cofounded KAPPA in 1987 and has been its managing director since 1991.
Houzé has been involved in numerous SPE forums and workshops on well test interpretation and related topics. He was a coauthor of the last SPE Monograph on Pressure Transient Testing (2009). He also serves as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2012–13. Houzé earned an engineer degree from École Polytechnique in France and an MS in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.
Leif Larsen, Kappa Engineering, Royneberg, Norway
Selected for algorithms and procedures developed by Dr. Larsen that form the linchpin of many commercial software well testing packages today, Dr. Larsen’s contributions to the technical literature concerning the evaluation of subsurface reservoirs are an extraordinary record of pioneering contributions. Over the past 30 years Dr. Larsen has played a significant role in our understanding of pressure transient analysis and production logging. Dr. Larsen’s focus has been on the evaluation of reservoirs in the North Sea with particular attention, quite understandably, to fields of interest to Statoil.
Robert A. Wattenbarger, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, USA
Dr. Robert A. Wattenbarger has more than 35 years’ experience in the petroleum industry. Reservoir engineering and computer software have been his specialties, with emphasis on reservoir simulation and well test analysis. He was vice president of Scientific Software Corporation in Denver for 10 years after being involved in the formation of that company.