SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition - North America 25 - 27 Oct 2016 The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center The Woodlands, Texas

Schedule

Tuesday, October 25

07:00 - 08:30
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:30
08:30 - 10:00
SE01  Plenary: The Well Production Life Cycle: When is the Right Time to Transition From Flowing to Lift and When to Change Between Lift Methods Waterway 4
Moderator(s) Shauna Noonan - Occidental Petroleum
Speaker(s) Bill Lane - Weatherford, Greg Stephenson - ConocoPhillips, Libby Einhorn - Concho
Different perspectives will be shared on the decisions made regarding lift installations and revisions in the life cycle of a well producing from an unconventional reservoir.

Bill Lane
Weatherford

Greg Stephenson
ConocoPhillips

Libby Einhorn
Concho

 

10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
01  Sucker Rod Pumps I Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Mike Poythress - ConocoPhillips, Anthony Allison - Occidental Petroleum
Optimization has been a common theme for sucker rod pumping for many years, but the increase in complexity of the wells being produced necessitates more capable tools for optimizing these wells. This session will cover some of the challenges faced in optimizing sucker rod pumps in unconventionals, and how some operators are overcoming those challenges.
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 181242 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Sucker Rod Lift System Optimization of an Unconventional Well E.N. Orji, Hess Corporation; J.S. Lissanon, BHP Billiton Petroleum Americas Inc.; O.A. Omole, Hess Corp.
1100-1130 181214 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Sucker Rod Pumping in the Eagle Ford Shale Field Study F.W. Clarke, L. Malone, Murphy Oil Corp.
1130-1200 181216 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Proactive Rod Pump Optimization: Leveraging Big Data to Accelerate and Improve Operations T. Palmer, M. Turland, Denbury Resources Inc.
12:00 - 13:15
SE02  Keynote Luncheon: Artificial Lift: Integration from Pore to Pipeline Waterway 5
Speaker(s) Kyel Ryan Hodenfield - Schlumberger
Artificial Lift: Integration from Pore to Pipeline

Kyel Hodenfield is president of Lift Solutions for Schlumberger. Based in Houston, he is responsible for operations, research, engineering, and marketing of rod lift and PCP product lines. Previously, he served as the research, engineering, technology and new product development manager for the five completion/production segments of Schlumberger’s Production Group.

Hodenfield began his career with Schlumberger in 1985 as a Wireline field engineer. After various roles in sales and management for Wireline and Testing, he transferred to the Drilling and Measurements segment where he first became a Product Champion before leading the global LWD business.  Kyel subsequently served as vice president of North and South America and later as vice president of Marketing and Technology, where his responsibilities included developing, launching, and marketing new drilling, MWD and LWD technologies. He later moved to create the Reservoir Sampling and Analysis division of Testing Services, where he worked to integrate and expand the Oilphase, DBR, and TerraTek acquisitions.  Subsequently he moved on to the VP of Global Strategy for Unconventional Reservoirs. 

Hodenfield holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Geological Engineering from the University of North Dakota. 

13:15 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
02  Electric Submersible Pumps I: ESP Production in Tough Places Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Chip Ollre - GE Oil & Gas, Leon Waldner - Nexen
Unconventional wellbores can be very challenging places for rotating equipment. Difficult well curvatures coupled with extreme and variable production environments can tax the physical limits of ESP systems. In this session we will look at some examples of how new technologies and unconventional approaches have allowed ESP production and optimization in these very challenging environments.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 181212 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Field Test of Experimental Submersible Pump Completion in Unconventional Well J. Van Dam, A.M. Kasten, K. Singal, B. Reeves, L. Tsakalakos, GE Global Research; K. Coleman, Devon Energy
1430-1500 181232 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Enhance Production in Tight-casing with ESP in Artificial Sump J. Bridges, M.A. Sikes, J. Kirk, Baker Hughes; D. Savela, Apache Corporation
1500-1530 181225 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Production Optimization in Highly Deviated Unconventional Wells J. Bridges, M. Fougerdi, Baker Hughes; E. Clour, E. Sappington, Midstates Petroleum
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
03  Gas Lift/Plunger Lift Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Bill Hearn - ConocoPhillips, Barry Labrecque - Shell Canada
Uncertainty of initial rates along with drastic changes in production rates require artificial lift systems which can adapt to these changes while remaining economic during the later life of the well. Gas lift, plunger lift, and gas lift assisted plunger lift have been used to manage these extremes economically and this session will review experiences and lessons learned in designing, applying, and optimizing these systems.
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1630 181220 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Design of Plunger Lift for Gas Wells G.M. Hashmi, A.R. Hasan, Texas A&M University; C. Kabir, CS Kabir Consulting LLC
1630-1700 181215 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Identifying a Flowing Temperature Model for Gas Lift Designs in the Permian Basin S.L. Wildman Sr., Oxy Oil & Gas Corp
1700-1730 Chamber Lift in Horizontals C.N. Hardegree, Occidental Petroleum
17:30 - 18:30

Wednesday, October 26

07:00 - 08:30
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:30
08:30 - 10:00
04  Data Management and Analytics Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Shauna Noonan - Occidental Petroleum, Walter Phillips - Black Gold Pump & Supply
Data: We all want it, but most of us struggle to deal with it when we get it. This session features authors who have found a way to manage and evaluate the large datasets that hold the key to understanding and optimizing our artificial lift systems.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 181219 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Real-time Decision Making for ESP Management and Optimization M.R. Hackworth, Occidental Petroleum Corporation; A.J. Williams, Artificial Lift Performance Ltd
0900-0930 181211 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Using Sucker Rod Pump Repair Data to Optimize Rod Lift Design J. Dove, Z.D. Smith, Don-Nan, a Schlumberger company
0930-1000 181224 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Big Data Analytics Workflow to Safeguard ESP Operations in Real-time S. Gupta, L.A. Saputelli, Frontender Corporation; M. Nikolaou, University of Houston
10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 14:00
10:30 - 12:00
05  Flow Assurance I: Slug Prediction and Mitigation Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Greg Stephenson - ConocoPhillips, Bruce Gerrard - Occidental Petroleum
Production from horizontal wells in unconventional resource applications presents operators with a variety of flow assurance challenges. These include the production of sand, wax and hydrates, and, in particular, the instability and slugging caused by the wells’ unique geometry and production profiles. The papers presented within this session provide approaches for predicting the conditions under which liquid loading and well instability may occur as well as approaches for mitigating these events.
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 181237 Projects, Facilities & Construction Pressure Drop Prediction in Vertical Wells under Foam Flow Conditions A.A. Ajani, M.G. Kelkar, University of Tulsa
1100-1130 181244 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Prediction of Onset of Liquid Loading in Vertical, Inclined and Near Horizontal Wells S. Shekhar, M.G. Kelkar, University of Tulsa
1130-1200 181223 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Analysis to Detect When and Where Liquid Loading Occurs in Horizontal Gas Wells - Case Studies R. Brito, Colorado School of Mines; E. Pereyra, C. Sarica, University of Tulsa
12:00 - 13:15
SE03  Keynote Luncheon: The Artificial Lift Culture Change Waterway 5
Speaker(s) Jody Elliott - Oxy Oil & Gas - Domestic
This presentation will cover the importance of artificial lift to Oxy and how the company is becoming more innovative and collaborative to foster better performance and reliability.

Jody Elliott is President, Oxy Oil & Gas – Domestic, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., based on equity market capitalization. 

Appointed in 2015, Mr. Elliott leads the management of Occidental’s U.S. oil and gas business with responsibility for the company’s Permian EOR, Permian Resources and Mid-Continent assets. He also has oversight for the Regulatory and Land functions for the company’s domestic operations. 

Most recently, he served as President & General Manager for Permian Resources – Midland Basin. Previously, Mr. Elliott was Well Construction Manager in Permian Resources; Operations Manager – South Texas Business Unit; and Director – Automation Technology Group where he led the business and operations systems standardization efforts across the company. He joined Occidental in 2000 with the acquisition of Altura Energy, Ltd.

Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Elliott was Asset Manager – North Operations for Altura Energy, and he served in production and drilling roles for Shell Oil Company in the Permian Basin, South Texas, California, and Michigan.

Mr. Elliott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. 

 

13:15 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
06  Sucker Rod Pumps II Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Justin Bates - Carrizo Oil & Gas, Garrett McCrory - Shell E&P
As operators strive to minimize operating costs in a down market, many are turning to technology to improve the efficiency of their operations. Some of the technology is new to the oilfield or some is common to other lift methods and new to sucker rod pumping. Others are not necessarily new, but not widely understood and may be suited to new applications. This session will explore several of these technologies and demonstrate the efficiency improvements they provide.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 181228 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Pump Stroke Optimization: Case Study of Twenty Well Pilot W.G. Elmer, J.B. Elmer, Encline Artificial Lift Technologies LLC
1430-1500 181226 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Hydraulic Tubing Anchor Results from Uinta Basin Oil Wells A.D. McDaniels, RARE PETRO Engineering, PLLC; S. Sakakura, Black Gold Pump & Supply Inc
1500-1530 181245 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Unique Cost-Cutting Techniques for Artificial Lift Deployment in Unconventional Completions G. Evans, Tullow Oil; C.M. Hodges, Hydraulic Rod Pumps International
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
07  Electric Submersible Pumps II: Novel Approaches to ESP Challenges Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Chip Ollre - GE Oil & Gas, Peter Oyewole - Proline Energy Resources
This session features four papers that take on different approaches to solve challenges for ESPs. Want to see ESP selection from a probabilistic analysis of big data? Are you interested in seeing how new computer models are combined with 3D metal printing to solve gas issues for ESPs? Running ESPs on coiled tubing, advanced technologies for extreme operating conditions in those gassy wells, this session has it covered.
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1630 181221 Reservoir Description & Dynamics CFD and FEA-Based, 3D Metal Printing Hybrid Stage Prototype on Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) System for High-Gas Wells Z. Ye, R. Rutter, I. Martinez, E. Marsis, Baker Hughes
1630-1700 181234 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Enhanced Pump Technology Adapts to Extreme Operating Conditions in Multiphase Producing Wells D. Narvaez, D. Eslinger, M. Perez, Schlumberger; T. Dvorak, Citation Oil & Gas Corp.
1700-1730 181222 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Probabilistic Production Data Analysis Applied to ESP Selection A.H. Cardona, B. Kadio-Morokro, J. Knight, Baker Hughes Inc

Thursday, October 27

07:00 - 08:30
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 10:00
08  Flow Assurance II: Completion and Artificial Lift Issues Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Greg Stephenson - ConocoPhillips, Bill Hearn - ConocoPhillips
Slugging and instability are key production challenges facing operators of horizontal wells, particularly in unconventional resources applications. These instability phenomena may be worsened or mitigated by the wells’ trajectory, completion methodology, and artificial lift practices. The papers presented within this session present approaches to predict slugging in such wells along with ways to minimize these events and improve well stability.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 181217 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Existence of Severe Slugging in Toe-Up Horizontal Gas Wells R. Brito, Colorado School of Mines; E. Pereyra, C. Sarica, University of Tulsa
0900-0930 181243 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improving Artificial Lift Design Through Dynamic Simulation H.T. Nguyen, F.C. Del Mundo, BP Exploration & Production Inc.
0930-1000 181238 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Methodology of End of Tubing (EOT) Location Optimization for Horizontal Shale Gas Wells with and without Deliquification R.C. Dinata, C. Sarica, E. Pereyra, University of Tulsa
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
09  Artificial Lift Selection Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Bill Hearn - ConocoPhillips, Bruce Gerrard - Occidental Petroleum
Artificial lift selection in unconventional resources is extremely challenging due to the significant changes in production during early well life, gas separation, and well profiles. This session features some strategies that have been deployed for selection along with results.
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 181218 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Using Liquid Inflow Method to Optimize Progressive Cavity Pumps L. Mehegan, K.A. Woolsey, Kudu, A Schlumberger Company
1100-1130 181233 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Artificial Lift Selection Strategy to Maximize Unconventional Oil and Gas Assets Value P.O. Oyewole, BOPCO
1130-1200 181229 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Defining the Artificial Lift System Selection Guidelines for Horizontal Wells J. Valbuena, E. Pereyra, C. Sarica, University of Tulsa
12:00 - 13:15
SE04  Legends in Artificial Lift Awards Luncheon Waterway 5
Speaker(s) Jeff Spath - Texas Oil & Gas Institute
Jeff Spath, Chief Executive Director of Texas Oil and Gas Institute, will speak at the Legends luncheon and will conduct the awards presentation to the 2016 recipients. SPE recognizes the importance of artificial lift to the industry and the valuable contributions of those who made their careers advancing the technology and transferring their knowledge to the next generation. The 2016 Legends in Artificial Lift Award recipients are:

John Bearden

Mark Mahoney

Jim McCoy

Sid Smith, Sr.

 

13:15 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
10  New Technology Waterway 4
Session Chairpersons Keith Russell - Borets, Robin Roberts - Summit ESP
The artificial lift industry landscape is constantly changing with the emergence of new technology and advancement of existing technology. This session features three different technologies where each of the authors will discuss their application and share the results from implementation.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 181235 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Field Trial of a Novel Self-Reciprocating Hydraulic Pump for Deliquification M.C. Romer, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; M. Brown, N. Ainsworth, O. Rundberg, XTO Energy Inc.; D.J. Bolt, T. Bolt, Cormorant Engineering; R.C. Tolman, RC Tolman LLC
1430-1500 181239 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Fiber-Optic Monitoring in Electrical Submersible Pump Systems D.B. Cooper, R. Rutter, M. Forsberg, I. Martinez, Baker Hughes
1500-1530 181230 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Artificial Lift System for Horizontal Wells and Other Wells with Problematic Lift Conditions D.V. Mazzanti, GARP Services, LLC; D.K. Dixon, Pioneer Natural Resources
1530-1600 Closing Remarks S. Noonan, Occidental Petroleum

Friday, October 28

08:00 - 17:00
Basics of Artificial Lift Systems Shenandoah
2-day Session
Instructor(s) Hemanta Mukherjee
The artificial lift industry landscape is constantly changing with the emergence of new technology and advancement of existing technology. This session features three different technologies where each of the authors will discuss their application and share the results from implementation.

This course presents a complete overview of the most widely used artificial lift systems in the oil and gas industry. A unified engineering concept of artificial lift is presented based on Nodal System analysis approach. The differences amongst the various artificial lift systems and their applications are clearly presented. This interactive seminar type presentation blends lectures with some simple hands on problem solving workshops with adequate Q&A sessions. Detailed design, troubleshooting, evaluation, economic analysis and maintenance of the artificial lift systems will not be covered.

Saturday, October 29

08:00 - 17:00
Basics of Artificial Lift Systems (Day 2) Shenandoah
Instructor(s) Hemanta Mukherjee

This course presents a complete overview of the most widely used artificial lift systems in the oil and gas industry. A unified engineering concept of artificial lift is presented based on Nodal System analysis approach. The differences amongst the various artificial lift systems and their applications are clearly presented. This interactive seminar type presentation blends lectures with some simple hands on problem solving workshops with adequate Q&A sessions. Detailed design, troubleshooting, evaluation, economic analysis and maintenance of the artificial lift systems will not be covered.

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