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SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference and Exhibition
24-26 Jan 2023
Abu Dhabi
call for papers deadline 29 Jul 2022

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SPE is firmly focused on the future of our industry. From examining new technologies in reservoir simulation to understanding fundamentals and advanced analysis, join in the discussion of challenges and opportunities, the latest news and developments, and opportunities to grow your knowledge.



Discussing New Technologies and Opportunities

SPE Live: DL Series – Digital Transformation of Reservoir Management
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Study Compares Underground Hydrogen Storage Sites

Several options exist for large-scale hydrogen underground storage: lined caverns, salt domes, saline aquifers, and depleted oil/gas reservoirs. In this paper, a commercial reservoir simulator was used to model cyclic injection/withdrawal from saline aquifers and depleted oil/gas reservoirs. The results revealed the need to contain the stored volume with an integrated approach to site selection, well locations, and operation.

Multivariate Characterization, Modeling of Paleo Zone Improves History Matching

The authors of this paper present an approach integrating characterization of paleo zones, parameterization of paleo-zone conductivity, and application of flow profiles in a history-matching study of a dual-porosity/dual-permeability model.

Reservoir Simulation Model Predicts EOR Performance on Alaska’s North Slope

The authors of this paper develop a robust history-matched reservoir simulation model capable of predicting polymerflooding performance in the first such pilot to enhance heavy oil recovery on Alaska’s North Slope.

Heavy Oil-2023

One of the more common characteristics of heavy oil reservoirs is a low primary recovery factor, which is mainly because of unfavorable mobility ratios between oil and water, negligible solution drives, and faster decline of reservoir pressures because of relatively low oil compressibility. Most of the technologies that apply to heavy oil reservoirs need to address the mobility ratio or viscous forces before any flooding.

Multiwell-Pressure History Matching in Delaware Play Helps Optimize Fracturing

The authors of this paper define a work flow that constrains solutions that match models and field observations and obtains a more-representative model for forecasting and optimizing fracture behavior.

SPE Reservoir Characterization and Simulation Conference and Exhibition Focuses on Emerging Digital Technologies

The opening ceremony highlighted maximizing production sustainably to meet global demand, integration of simulation and optimization in a single platform with automation, and energy security.

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