Saturday, September 24
This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments.
Sunday, September 25
Current and future SPE Section and Student Chapter leaders are invited to engage and share. Every attendee leaves energised with a full list of ideas and a support network of fellow leaders. Those sections and student chapters actively participating in this workshop have consistently been recognized with awards as the best in SPE.
SPE Cares is a global volunteering drive aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in community services at the SPE section and student chapter’s level.
On its official launch this year at ATCE Dubai, SPE Cares will conduct a “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Programme to help preserve Ghaf’s cultural and ecological heritage. The Ghaf tree is an indigenous species, specific to UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is a drought tolerant, evergreen tree that can survive a harsh desert environment.
The initiative not only aims to hold events/activities at ATCE, but also recognise community service that SPE members are already conducting in their respective student chapters and professional sections.
The KEY Club, open daily, is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members. The lounge is open to those with 25 years or more of continuous membership, Century Club members, current and former SPE Board officers and directors, Honorary and Distinguished Members, as well as this year’s SPE International Award Winners and Distinguished Lecturers.
DSATS (SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section) will hold a half-day symposium featuring keynote presentations on urban automation. This symposium will explore technologies being used in developing smart cities through the automation of their infrastructure, transportation systems, energy distribution, water systems, street lighting, refuse collection, etc. These efforts rely on many of the same tools needed for drilling systems automation yielding increased efficiencies, lower maintenance and reduced emissions. Their knowledge and experience can guide the path being travelled by the oilfield drilling industry.
The symposium will open with an update from SPE DSATS progress of various working groups and the outlook for future activities. This will be followed by a presentation from West Virginia University, winners of the 2016 Drillbotics™ competition for university students to build a small, fully automated drilling rig and vie to drill rock samples safely and efficiently.
Industry leading speakers will then address urban automation topics from their own experiences in non-oil and gas drilling environments with the opportunity for audience Q&A after each speech.
SAS : Smart Applications and Analytics of Things – The New Realm of Possibilities
Asif Lakdawala, Principal Industry Consultant, Global SAS Process Sensor Smart & IOT, Dubai
ABB : Automation From Ship to Gate – the Operator’s New Role
Paul Mair, Account Manager, ABB AB, Sweden
GE : Smart City with a Focus on Smart Lighting
Najumuddin Ussande Valappil, Sales Manager, GE Lighting
Pedro Gomez Pensado, Head of Oil & Gas at the World Economic Forum, will speak on "Tackling Human Capital Challenges in the Oil & Gas Industry through Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration."
Make friends from around the world in the lead up to ATCE. Special activities at this event help you meet and network with fellow students.
The 25-Year Club will host a reception honoring members with 25 years of SPE membership and SPE’s Distinguished Lecturers. Distinguished Lecturer Committee Chair Sunil Kokal will also discuss the program. This ticketed event is open to 25-Year Club Members, Distinguished Lecturers, and all ATCE attendees.
Come and meet with students from all over the world at this reception.
All attendees are invited to the ATCE 2016 Welcome Reception taking place at the JW Marriott Marquis on Sunday, 25 September. Hosted by Dubai Tourism, the evening will showcase Dubai’s traditional arts and culture.
Monday, September 26
ATCE’s most competitive event. Student chapter teams from around the world compete in a tournament-style contest that tests knowledge of the E&P industry.
|0800-0825||181643||Specific Procedure for an Offshore Chemical EOR One Spot Pilot in a High Salinity High Temperature Environment|
|0825-0850||181736||Experimental Study and Modeling of Sand Erosion in the Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Separators|
|0850-0915||181724||Highly Efficient Dehydration and Desalting of Crude Oil from Mature Fields in The Middle East|
|0915-0940||181293||The Influence of Fluid Ratios on Produced Water Separation and Quality of Chemical EOR|
|0800-0825||181315||A Comprehensive Approach to Measure the Real-Time Data Quality Using Key Performance Indicators|
|0825-0850||181590||Increase Efficiency Of Smart Field Integrated Operations Through Service Level Management|
|0850-0915||181572||Data Management Requirements for Supporting Digital Energy Initiatives|
|0915-0940||181533||Loose Coupling of Metadata and Actual Data in End-to-End Data Provenance|
A Novel Test Automation Solution to Improve Petroleum Engineering Software Reliability and Development Efficiency
Abandonment of a Stimulated Gas Reservoir
|0825-0850||181297||A Newly Developed Aqueous-Based Consolidation Resin Controls Proppant Flowback and Aids in Maintaining Production Rates in Fracture-Stimulated Well|
A Study into Prediction of External Casing Corrosion from Contact with Overlying Aquifer and Injection Waters
|0915-0940||181524||A Road Map to Improve Coiled Tubing Well Intervention Services|
Ultra-high Temperature Rated Elastic Carbon Composite Packer for Reliable Downhole Zone Isolation
|0825-0850||181505||Extreme Expansion Openhole Packer with HP/HT Capabilities|
Successful Development and Implementation of 9 5/8 Subsurface Safety Valve for High Pressure, High Rate Gas Wells
|0915-0940||181688||Cost Effective Monitoring and Visualization System Used for Real-Time Monitoring of Downhole Operations from the Wellhead|
Increased Capabilities for Upward Recomplete of Remote Platform Wells
A Case Study of Open and Cased Hole Well Completions in More Than 400 Wells in Onshore Block in India.
Thru Tubing Deployed Electrical Submersible Pump with Downhole Wet Connector
|0800-0825||181668||New Hybrid Bit Technology Provides Improved Performance in Conventional Intervals|
Novel Slim-Matrix PDC Construction Boosts Drilling Efficiency: A Field Study of Deep Applications
|0850-0915||181439||A Critical Examination of the Way the Drilling Industry Traditionally Calculates Pressure Drop for Fluids in Laminar Flow|
Successfully Delivered Drill-In, Clay-Free Fluid with Innovative Delayed Acid Breaker for the Longest Horizontal Wells in Offshore Abu Dhabi
|0800-0825||181391||Smart Expandable Proppants to Achieve Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments|
|0825-0850||181508||Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment Design Considerations for Effective Proppant PillarConstruction|
|0850-0915||181283||Nanomaterials-Enhanced High-Temperature Fracturing Fluids Prepared with Untreated Seawater|
Efficient Calculation of Proppant Transport in a Wellbore-Fracture System
Quantitative Analysis Of Proppant-Formation Interactions by Digital Rock Methods
Combining Soluble Particle Diverter with Specially Engineered Proppant to Enhance Fracture Complexity and Post-Fracture Conductivity
|0800-0825||181349||Flash Calculation and Phase Stability Analysis of Reservoir Gas-Water System—Implication for Extracting Dissolved CH4 by CO2 Injection|
How Many Back Up Prepared For Asphaltene Onset Pressure Measurement Using Costly Collected Single Phase Bottomhole Fluid Samples?
|0850-0915||181655||Development of a Chemical Flood Simulator Based on Predictive HLD-NAC Equation of State for Surfactant|
|0915-0940||181622||Joule-Thomson Coefficients from Well Test Analysis Data|
|Alternate||181526||New Wireline, In-situ, Downhole Fluid Composition Analyses to Enhance Reservoir Characterization and Management|
|0800-0825||181539||Improved Characterization of Carbonate Rock Properties: A Multiphysics Integrated Approach|
|0825-0850||181448||Improved RBF-Based NMR Pore-Throat Size, Pore Typing, and Permeability Models for Middle East Carbonates|
|0850-0915||181571||Quantification of Directional Pore Network Connectivity and Rock Fabric and its Application in Enhanced Assessment of Hydrocarbon Reserves|
|0915-0940||181561||Petrophysical Study of UAE Carbonate Outcrop at Jabal Hafit|
Stress Dependent Permeability of Carbonate Rock
|Alternate||181289||Optimizing A Unique New Generation LWD Technology for Petrophysical Evaluation, Well-placement, Geological Mapping and Completion Design- Carbonate Reservoir Case Study|
Pipe-Conveyed Microfrac Testing and Acoustic/Image Logs Enable Gas Depleted Formation Stress Calibration in Carbonate Reservoirs
|0800-0825||181686||Effects of Confined Space on Production from Tight Reservoirs|
|0825-0850||181407||A Shale Matrix Imbibition Model - Interplay between Capillary Pressure and Osmotic Pressure|
|0850-0915||181585||Experimental and Theoretical Study of Water-Solute Transport in Organic-Rich Carbonate Mudrocks|
|0915-0940||181312||Low-velocity Non-linear Numerical Simulation in Tight Sandstone Oil Reservoirs|
|Alternate||181418||A Chemical Potential Dominated Model for Fracturing-fluid Flowback Simulation in Hydraulically Fractured Gas Shale|
|Alternate||181705||Molecular Dynamics Study of Carbon Dioxide Storage in Carbon-Based Organic Nanopores|
Numerical Modeling of Multiphase Flow Toward Fractured Horizontal Wells In Heterogeneous Nanoporous Formations
Successful Managed Pressure Cementing With Hydraulic Simulations Verification in a Narrow Pore-Frac Pressure Window Using Managed Pressure Drilling in Saudi Arabia
|0825-0850||181732||Methodology for Development of Laboratory-based Comprehensive Foam Model for Use in Reservoir Simulations of EOR|
|0850-0915||182145||The Economic Analysis and Application Strategies of EOR Technology in Low-Oil-Price Period---7 Cases Study From China|
This session will address companies’ imperative transformation to operate and thrive both in a volatile lower-for-longer oil price band and in the coming post COP21 low carbon era. We will probe how these megatrends are affecting the long term outlook for the industry and what changes companies are making to optimise their asset portfolios and to shape the future E&P eco-system. How do they view future competition and collaboration? How are they transforming their companies to restore competitiveness? Are the current models for IOC-NOC cooperation, oil company-service company collaboration, industry-the public communication, industry-STERM millennials dialogue sustainable? What are companies doing to satisfy the interests of their stakeholders? Will there be more mergers and acquisitions in the near term?
All of the changes that have occurred over the last 18 months have profoundly affected each company. The panelists will share the impact of those changes on their operations and their view of the long-term future for the industry. Will we all be selling solar panels and wind turbines 20 years from today?
SPE is committed to helping authors submit their best possible paper to conferences and journals. This free 3 hour session provides guidance on how to write a good proposal and a great paper. It includes tips and tricks for making a good presentation and preparing a paper for the peer-review process.
Instructor: Sunil Kokal, Saudi Aramco
About the Instructor
Sunil Kokal is a petroleum engineering consultant at Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He is an expert in the areas of enhanced oil recovery, hydrocarbon phase behavior, crude oil emulsions, and asphaltenes. Kokal holds a BSc degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and a PhD degree from the University of Calgary, both in chemical engineering. He has written more than 75 technical papers and contributed chapters on crude oil emulsions and fluid sampling to SPE’s Petroleum Engineering Handbook. Kokal has served on many SPE committees, both at the local and international levels. He was selected as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2007-2008 and received the SPE Distinguished Member Award in 2008.
After taking a view of the industry from the 30,000 foot level in the morning, the afternoon session will dive a little deeper into the changes that companies are making to survive in the low oil price environment and to restore competitiveness through more transformational changes. One thing is for sure: business as usual is not an option!
This session will address in a more granular manner, how companies are transforming, adapting and changing to operate at lower prices. What operational responses are the most effective? Will companies be forced to accept more equipment and process standards (everyone using the same ‘lego bricks’) to be more economically efficient? How have low prices impacted R&D and does R&D still have a role? What are companies doing to become more innovative in delivering improved margins at lower costs? What have we learnt from other industries that we can emulate in E&P? What are we doing to make sure cost cutting does not affect the industry’s safety performance?
The world we operate in today is vastly different from a year ago. Many organisational changes have occurred. How do we move forward in delivering the energy the world requires—in a competitive manner—without the prospect of rising oil prices?
A New Lab Device and Processing Method to Quantify Vuggy Porosity in OBM Logging Environment
|1425-1450||181629||Rock Typing Classification and Hydraulic Flow Units Definition of One of the Most Prolific Carbonate Reservoir in the Onshore Abu Dhabi|
|1450-1515||181584||Innovative Approach for Building and Calibrating Multiple Fracture Network Models for Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs|
|1545-1610||181462||Prediction of Hydrogeological Features and Hydrocarbon Enrichment Zones in Well Area BQ of HanCheng Block, East Ordos Basin, China|
|1610-1635||181621||The Importance Of Implementing Petropysically Meaningful 3D Anisotropic Velocity Models To Improve The Interpretative Value Of Microseismic Data|
Horizontal Steam Injection Flow Profiling Using Fiber Optics
|1425-1450||181547||Nanocapsules for Controlled Release of Waterflood Agents for Improved Conformance|
Flow Rate Estimation of Downhole Leaks Using Acoustic Sensor Array
Multiphase Flow Meter Performance Evaluation Using Live Hydrocarbon Flow Loop Mimicking Real Field Conditions
|1610-1635||181411||Optical Fiber Sensors for Subsea and Topside Asset Integrity Monitoring Applications|
Providing Accurate ESP Flow Rate Measurement in the Absence of a Test Separator
Underbalanced Coiled Tubing Mechanical De-Scaling Operations: A Case History for an Oil Well in Ghawar Field from Saudi Arabia
History Case: Integrated Approach To Sand Management And Completion Evaluation For Sand Producer In Mature Field North Sea
First Successful Application of Downhole Water Sink Technology in Kuwait Strong Aquifer Reservoir -Case Study
Integrated Dynamic Simulation Leads to Successful Start -Up of Inactive Wells through Rigless Operations
Maximizing Well Uptime Through Effective Well Operations And Integrity In South Iraq
Methodology and Array Technology for Finding and Describing Leaks in a Well
|Alternate||181335||Workover Operations Optimized in Tubingless Water Injectors Through Comprehensive Analysis of Rigless Securement Practices|
|1400-1425||181552||First Autonomous Inflow Control Valve (AICV) Well Completion Deployed in a Field under an EOR (Water & CO2 Injection) Scheme|
Defining Sand Control in an Uncharted Frontier: A Case Study on the Zawtika Field Development in Myanmar.
Engineering Gravel Packs for Reliability
|1545-1610||181583||Solids Production Prediction and Management for Oil Producers in Highly Depleted Reservoirs in a Mature Malaysian Field|
|1610-1635||181492||Flow-Biased Inflow Control Device Enhances Injection Rates While Still Maintaining Desired Production Resistance|
|1635-1700||181361||Advancement in Openhole Sand Control Applications Using Shape Memory Polymer|
|Alternate||181566||A Fully 3-D, Multi-Phase, Poro-Elasto-Plastic Model for Sand Production|
|1400-1425||184747||Proposing, Drilling, Completing and Producing the World`s First Offshore Horizontal Multi-Stage Proppant Fractured Well That Targeted Tight Carbonate Source Rock - Dubai’s Unconventional Shilaif Formation Case Study|
Drilling with Casing Technology Eliminates Wiper Trips, Lost Circulation, Water Influx, and Wellbore Stability in Two Continuous Sections, Saving up to Five Days in Northern Bolivia
New Generation of Rotary Steerable System Enables Higher BUR and Performance
|1545-1610||181657||First Ever 14 ¾ X 17 ½-in Rathole Elimination in Gullfaks Satellite Using Downhole Drilling Mechanics and Dynamics Tool and Latest Features on PDC Design|
Proper Planning Supported by Latest Technology Leads to Drilling the Longest 8.5-in. Section in an Extended-Reach Well: Case Study
Cost Reduction on Onshore Rig Operation with Offline Stand Building System
New Insights on Chemical Diversion in Carbonate Acidizing: Experimental and Simulation-Based Study
|1425-1450||181725||Characterization of Rock Pore Size Distribution and Its Effects on Wormhole Propagation|
|1450-1515||181603||Development of a Reactive Transport Simulator for Carbonate Acid Stimulation|
Modeling of Wormhole Propagation during Matrix Acidizing of Carbonate Reservoirs by Organic Acids and Chelating Agents
Monitoring of Matrix Acidizing by Using Resistivity Measurements
Geopolitics of Unconventional Resources outside North America
|1425-1450||181350||Mismanagement of Oil and Gas Rents in “Oil and Gas Rich Countries”: Lessons for Ghana’s Nascent Industry - Case Study: Norway, Nigeria and Angola|
UNFC: Expanding The Influence of PRMS beyond Petroleum
|1545-1610||181375||Price Scenario Analysis - Best Practices in a Volatile Price World|
|1610-1635||181542||Oil Price Shocks: A Measure of the Exogenous and Endogenous Supply Shocks of Crude Oil|
|1635-1700||181291||Pricing Unquoted Crudes on Net-Back Basis: Where are the High Value Markets?|
|1400-1425||181343||Improved Saturation Mapping Using Planar Transmission Lines and Magnetic Agents|
A Direct Method for Stratigraphically Consistent Assisted History Matching of Object-Based Geomodels - Algorithm and Field Application
A Practical Workflow for Probabilistic History Matching and Forecast Uncertainty Quantification: Application to a Deepwater West Africa Reservoir
|1545-1610||181352||Consistent Integration of Drill-stem Test Data Into Reservoir Models on a Giant Field Offshore Norway.|
|1610-1635||181595||Revitalization of 75-Year-Old Multi-Layered Permian Basin Field Results in 10-Fold Increase in Primary Production|
|1635-1700||181489||Making a Cross-Flow Water Injector in the Alvheim Field|
Ensemble-based Assisted History Matching with Rigorous Uncertainty Quantification Applied to a Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoir
|Alternate||181636||Rospo Mare Integrated Reservoir Study (Italy, Adriatic Sea): An Innovative Approach of Karst System Modeling and History Match|
A Novel Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology using Dimethyl Ether/Brine: Spontaneous Imbibition in Sandstone and Carbonate Rocks
De-risking Polymer Flooding of High Viscosity Oil Clastic Reservoirs - A Polymer Trial in Oman
|1450-1515||181651||Impact of Surfactant Mixtures on Microemulsion Phase Behavior|
|1545-1610||181720||Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Polymer-Induced Resistance to Flow inReservoirs Undergoing a Chemical Flood|
|1610-1635||181713||New Approach for Using Surfactants to Enhance Oil Recovery from Naturally Fractured Oil-Wet Carbonate Reservoirs|
|1635-1700||181626||Combined Technology of Weak Gel Flooding assisting Thermal Huff and Puff Enhances Oil Recovery for Offshore Heavy Oil Field|
|Alternate||181515||Use of DME as an EOR Agent: Experimental and Modeling Study to Capture Interactions of DME, Brine and Crudes at Reservoir Conditions|
|Alternate||181545||Evaluation of Preformed Particle Gels Penetration into Matrix for a Conformance Control Treatment in Partially Open Conduits|
Innovation and technology has always been a game changer and a cornerstone for the advancement of the oil and gas industry. Since the inception of the modern age of oil and gas, innovation has played a pivotal role in achieving where we at today, and overcome many challenges the industry have faced in the past. Today is no difference, as we witness a challenging environment manifested in the dynamic oil market condition, which models an opportunity for a paradigm shift in collaborative innovation.
From improving safety practices to recovery efficiencies and tapping into unconventional resources, a solid innovation strategy will drive us to succeed. Another vital element, is the ever increasing awareness of climate change, which introduces another dimension of adaptability that the industry is continuously incorporating in its practices to reduce its environmental foot print. Moreover, the economic uncertainty that the industry is accustomed to facing along with an increase in cost per barrel add to the list of challenges that innovators need to address. All of these challenges provide a great opportunity for the industry to evaluate their practices retrospectively and enhance their resilience and set the stage of the way forward through technology and innovation. This is, however, easier said than done and requires radical ideas that are necessary to adapt effectively to the new current circumstances. In this panel discussion, senior executives from various disciplines will have a closer look on:
- How will the industry evolve in the current challenge?
- What balance of innovation do we need?
- Do we have the right talent pipeline of scientist and researchers?
- Are we collaborating enough in developing destructive technology?
- How do we measure our success in innovation?
Large amounts of data are routinely collected in the upstream oil and gas operation. The collected data can be utilised to optimise production and increase recovery. Big data analytic technology has the potential to drive a step-change in the oil and gas industry.
As production efficiency in enhanced recovery grow in importance, companies recognize that “data” represents a vast source of important facts and information.
The challenge is in handling the growing volume and complexity of data and the expanding capabilities for evaluating this data. Data analytic play important role in addressing this challenge. Data driven analytics refers to the set of tools and techniques to extract patterns and trends in data and construct predictive models to assist with decision making and optimisation.
The integration of data from multiple sources, such as drilling, formation evaluation, well testing, reservoir engineering, reservoir modelling, wellbore modelling, artificial lift, surface facilities, etc., can result in cohesive workflows. These workflows can minimise NPT in drilling, enhance completion design, build data-driven reservoir models; and, in short, change the way analysis, modelling, and optimisation are performed in the upstream oil and gas industry.
Many universities have scheduled alumni receptions to coincide with ATCE 2016. These events provide excellent opportunities for attendees to visit and get reacquainted with old friends, and build new relationships with other professionals.
- Stanford University (Palm Salon 4)
- University of Oklahoma, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering (Palm Salon 6)
- New Mexico Tech (Gulf Salon 5)
- Calgary Section (McGettigan’s, Dubai World Trade Centre)
Integration between Facilities and Subsurface Engineers: Crucial in an Era of Low Price Oil
The need to bridge the gap between facilities and subsurface engineers has been recognized as an important factor in order for projects to meet the objectives of field development. This is particularly true in the current low oil price environment.
A panel of facilities, petroleum engineering and reservoir engineering experts addresses how best to avoid any disconnects between facilities engineers and subsurface engineers.
Redefining an Intelligence-Centric Oil and Gas Industry: The Future Is Now!
The Petroleum Data Driven Analytics (PD2A), Digital Energy (DETS) and Research & Development (RDTS) technical sections are hosting a joint dinner this year in recognition of the growing multidisciplinary integration in the industry. The theme for the event is fulfilling the premise of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning applications in reshaping the future of E&P.
Moving beyond big data environments opened new business frontiers. Yet, deluge of growing static and streaming data introduce unprecedented challenges to fully materialize intelligent workflows. The quest for improving processes and driving efficiencies will continue to meet mounting complexities of developing and operating oilfields. There is an accelerated momentum to embrace data-driven paradigm and intelligent cognitive systems to enhance efficiencies, to mitigate risks, and to optimize production. Experts in the field will share lessons and draw a realistic futuristic vision on the technology’s biggest implications beyond current constraints.
This is an exciting opportunity to connect and be inspired by a crowd intelligence platform for operators, NOCs, service companies, and academic researchers to discuss challenges, opportunities, and innovations that will shape the future of the industry.
Tuesday, September 27
Watch the winners from the regional contests from around the world compete for the international prize. Contests take place across three rooms for Undergraduate (in Al Ain D),Masters (Hatta B) and PhD (in Hatta H) divisions.
The programme believes in the importance of giving teachers the tools they need to comfortably teach students on energy choices and careers. Hands-on activities at teacher workshops provide educators with interactive, age-appropriate experiments using basic household items that illustrate energy concepts. The experiments are inexpensive and can easily be done in the classroom with their students.
Over time the discussion around Gender Diversity has started to focus more on the value of diversity to business success. Data suggests that companies with more women on their boards outperform their rivals. This means increased levels of talented female professionals are needed to quickly and effectively move women up the leadership ladder. This special session will focus on the role of female talent in the industry today. The first panel features an exceptional quorum of women and men in senior leadership positions who will provide insights into their personal experiences on this topic while rising into leadership positions. The second panel features young, professional, and talented women who will discuss the current day environment and its specific challenges. The discussion will explore what organisations are doing to help women advance among their ranks as well as challenges faced by being in a dual career situation.
Perdido - A Five Year Look at the Technologies That Have Enabled Ultra-Deepwater Success.
|0855-0920||181707||Truly Sustainable Building Blocks for Deepwater Field Development: The Need for Strategies Re-definition in a Persistently Low Oil Price Scenario?|
Successfully Developing Fields in a Mature Region Whilst Revenues are Going Down, a Non-Operating Partner Perspective
|0945-1010||181598||Prospective Unlocking of Future Reserves in Offshore Abu Dhabi: Field Life Extension through Hybrid Development Concept|
Planning For Uncertainties In Gas Composition: Reduce Project Risks By Early Adoption Of A Robust Gas Processing Concept
|1105-1130||181438||Application of Simultaneous Operations in Saudi Arabia's Causeway Oilfields Development|
|1130-1155||181493||Evaluating the Development Of A Multi Stacked Gas-Condensate Field To Supply LNG Using A Multitiered Optimisation Tool|
|Alternate||181615||Challenges During Execution, Construction and Operational Readiness Phase of Surface Facilities in a Full Field Polymer Flood Project|
A Technical Investigation on the Ongoing Evolution of the Market of Offshore Installation Vessels
|0830-0855||181534||Determination of Oil Well Production Rate by Analysis of the Real-Time Dynamometer Card|
The Role Of E-well Books In Conducting Integrated Well Reviews And Identification Of Production Optimization Opportunities, A Case Study From Iraq
|0920-0945||181476||Visual Data Analytics: Morphological Image Processing Approach on the Evaluation of Foamed Cement Quality|
|0945-1010||181502||Transforming the World of Asset Management in Near Real-time Using an Intelligent Application to Optimize Daily Production Operations|
|1040-1105||181683||Deployment of a Generic Expert System to Rank Operations Business Opportunities Automatically Under Ever Changing Economic Conditions|
Collaborative Working across the E&P Lifecycle and Evolving with New Technologies
Applying Data-Driven Method to Production Decline Analysis and Forecasting
|Alternate||181714||Protecting and Commercializing Advanced Petroleum Technology: The Role of Intelligent Energy Law in 2016|
|0830-0855||181608||A Methodology to Integrate Multiple Simulation Models and 4D Seismic Data Considering Their Uncertainties|
|0855-0920||181569||Selection of Geologic Models based on Pareto-optimality Using Surface Deformation and CO2 Injection Data at the In Salah Gas Project, Central Algeria|
Pushing the Envelope of Residual Oil Measurement: A Field Case Study of a New Class of Inter-Well Chemical Tracers
|0945-1010||181408||A Step-Change for Single Well Chemical Tracer Tests (SWCTT): Field Pilot Testing of New Sets of Novel Tracers|
|1040-1105||181551||Oil Industry First Interwell Field Trial of Reservoir Nanoagent Tracers|
|1105-1130||181503||Carbon Quantum Dots Fluorescent Tracers for Production and Well Monitoring|
Use of Flow Control Valves to Increase Potential and Reserves on a Mature Field
|Alternate||181555||Application of Multi-Well Pressure Pulse-Code Testing for 3D Model Calibration|
Combining Frequent 4D Seismic and Mechanistic Reservoir Modeling to Improve the Effectiveness of Steam Injection Operations
Complex Facilities and Multi-Reservoir Production Management using a Tightly Integrated High Performance Simulator with a Flexible User Procedure Facility
|0855-0920||181321||How to Correct the Petro-Physical Properties for Simulating Shale Gas Production Using Current Commercial Simulators?|
|0920-0945||181541||Tracer and Streamline Modelling For Pattern Validation and Improved Reservoir Modelling|
|0945-1010||181371||Connectivity Assessment and Permeability Upscaling of Fracture Network using Grid Independent Particle Tracking Algorithm|
|1040-1105||181498||Integrated History Matching on Interference Well Test Data in a Naturally Fractured Reservoir with Automated Adjoint Gradient Based Inversion Technique|
Uncertainty Quantification for History Matching Problems with Multiple Best Matches Using a Distributed Gauss-Newton Method
|1130-1155||181374||Evolve: A Linear Workflow for Quantifying Reservoir Uncertainty|
Solving the Challenges of Short and Long-Term Production Forecasting and Uncertainty Using a Fully-Coupled Implicit Integrated Production Modelling System
|Alternate||181461||Multiscale Method for History Matching Channelized Reservoirs Using Level Sets|
|Alternate||181765||An Efficient Method for Fractured Shale Reservoir History Matching: The Embedded Discrete Fracture Multi-continuum Approach|
Development of a Subsurface Reverse Circulation Tool System to Cement Weak and Depleted Zones in Deepwater Formations
|0855-0920||181429||Advanced Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors to Monitor Cement Hydration and Detect Annular Hydrocarbon Migration for Enhanced Zonal Isolation|
|0920-0945||181395||Comparative Analysis Of Various Failure Theories For Borehole Breakout Predictions|
|0945-1010||181428||Large Scale Testing & Modelling for Cement Zonal Isolation of Water Injection Wells|
The Radial Approach to Safety Factors for Tubular Design
|1105-1130||181734||Investigation of Methods to Rotate Casing Sections Independent of Surface Rotation|
New-Generation Ultrasonic Measurements for Quantitative Cement Evaluation in Heavy Muds and Thick-Wall Casings
Barite Sag And Its Impact On Annular Pressure Build Up Mitigation In Producing Offshore Wells
Holistic Approach Towards’ the Deployment of Various Lost Circulation Control Materials Yields Cementing Rewards in the Caspian Region
|Alternate||181399||Reducing Drilling Risks In ERD Wells Through Geomechanical Solutions|
|0830-0855||181280||Evaluation of Transvers and Longitudinal Fractures using Simulation and Well Deliverability Provides Optimal Completion Scenario for Improved Production in Gas Reservoirs|
|0855-0920||181687||Duvernay Proppant Intensity Production Case Study and Frac Fluid Selection Focusing on Optional Slickwater Additives of Clay Control, Scale Inhibitors and Microemulsions|
Impact of Local Stress Heterogeneity on Fracture Initiation in Unconventional Reservoirs: A Case Study From Saudi Arabia
A New Look At a Famous Well-Analysis of Staged Field Experiment #3 Including Stress Sensitive Permeability in a Multi-Layer Reservoir Simulation Model
|1040-1105||181330||A Case Study of Water Injection Well Stimulation in A Low Permeability Oil Reservoir|
|1105-1130||181353||Best Practices and Lessons Learned from over 1,000 Treatments: Revival of Mature Fields by Hydraulic Fracturing in Khalda Ridge, Egypt’s Western Desert|
|1130-1155||181376||The Advantages of Longitudinally Fracturing the Barmer Hill Porcellinite - A Case Study of Successfully Fractured Horizontal Wells in Barmer Basin, Rajasthan, India|
Utica Well Performance Evaluation; A Multi-Well Pad Case History
Diagnostics of Reservoir Fluid-fill Cycle and Relevance for Tailoring Field Developments in Oman
Advances in Subsalt Seismic Imaging and Velocity Model Updating
Continuous Microfacies Analysis in Clastic Environments Utilizing Pseudo Grain Size Distribution from Electrical Borehole Images
Characterizing and Predicting Reservoir Quality in Clayey Sandstone Reservoirs, Offshore Brunei
Delineating Overburden Anomalies through Dip-constrained Tomography for Improved
Reservoir Imaging in an Offshore Carbonate Field
Fast 2D Inversion for Enhanced Real-Time Reservoir Mapping While Drilling
|1130-1155||181362||Architecture Modeling of Stacked Point Bar Reservoir Based on Meander Loop Database and Automatic Pattern Reconstruction Algorithm: A Case Study in the M Oilfield, Bohai Bay Basin, East China|
|Alternate||181500||Application of Reservoir Characterization Synthetically Applied With Ant Tracking and Geological Statistics Inversion in Offshore Oilfield Development: A Case Study of CFD11-X Oilfield in Bohai Bay Basin|
|0830-0855||181445||Evaluating the Impact of Multiphase Flow Properties on Formation-Tester Pressure Transients|
Dynamic Reservoir Characterization from Micro-Buildups with Formation Tester
Field-wide Determination of Directional Permeabilities Using Transient Well Testing
First Dual Zone Drill Stem Test with Acoustic Telemetry using Multiple Retrievable Packers for Single Trip Testing of Two Independent Reservoirs
|1040-1105||181550||Current State and Future Trends in the Use of Downhole Fluid Analysis for Improved Reservoir Evaluation|
|1105-1130||181544||Bitumen And Tar Deposition And Tar Mat Formation Accounted For By Multiple Charging, Trap Filling And Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics|
Best Practices for Obtaining Representative Formation Water Samples Using Formation Testers
|Alternate||181535||Reservoir Fluid Geodynamics; the Link between Petroleum Systems and Production Concerns Relating to Fluids and Tar Distributions in Reservoirs|
|Alternate||181618||Towards a Robust Estimation of Permeability by Integrating Logging Data from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Acoustic, and Formation Tester|
|Alternate||181704||Downhole Fluid Sampling and Analysis in Challenging Reservoirs Using 3D Radial Probe Case Study from Deepwater Gulf of Mexico|
An NMR Experimental Study and Model Validation on Capillary Condensation of Hydrocarbons Confined in Shale Gas Condensate Reservoirs
|0855-0920||181689||A Rigorous Upscaling Procedure to Predict Macro-scale Transport Properties of Natural Gas in Shales by Coupling Molecular Dynamics Simulation with Lattice Boltzmann Method|
|0920-0945||181677||Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Damage on Shale Gas Well Production Performance|
On the Exact Representation of Pressure Decay Tests: New Modeling and Experimental Data for Diffusivity Measurement in Gas - Oil/Bitumen Systems
Upscaling of Pore Connectivity Results from Lab-scale to Well-scale for Barnett and Haynesville Shale Play
|1105-1130||181716||Phase Behavior of Fluid Mixtures in a Partially Confined Space|
|1130-1155||181624||Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Nonuniform Fracture Aperture of Eagle Ford Outcrop Maps on Production Performance|
|Alternate||181703||Flow of Multicomponent Gases in Carbon-Based Organic Nanopores|
|Alternate||181543||A Universal Model Of Water Flow Through Nanopores In Unconventional Reservoirs: Relationships Between Slip, Wettability And Viscosity|
This workshop will give students the opportunity to work in a small group to hone their networking abilities, refine their communication skills, and build up a toolkit of essential knowledge for their careers ahead. Students will work in small groups to gain valuable insight into working in a truly global industry, from cultural implications to practical advice for the workplace.
Effective leadership plays a crucial part of achieving results for which you strive. Learn about leadership styles for different situations, from the strategic big picture to the daily interactions at any level. Build key communications skills for you and your team. Get practical tips for leading meetings, setting objectives and improving team performance. Learn to give and receive feedback with more effective behaviours and actions, taking into account how adults best learn and retain information. Discover how a good/effective leader understands how their people communicate, what motivates them, and is able to adjust their communication and message to the audience.
Facilitators: Peggy Rijken (USA), Greg Solomon (Thailand), Roy P Borkhoche (Oman)
Oil and gas industry projects are some of the largest and most complex in the world. The complexity and scale of projects are on the rise requiring project managers to concurrently balance diverse challenges including: technical, organisational, political and local content considerations. Successful future project delivery cannot be left to chance and will require cross company project teams to have deep expertise and strong integration skills from early concept through delivery and start-up. In this panel session we will engage industry leaders with various perspectives on what it takes to get project management right for tomorrow’s projects.
Human talent is any organisation’s most precious resource. Human talent differentiates exceptional organisations. Outstanding human talent begins with education. So, the key questions are: Does academia teach skill the upstream industry needs? How can academia support a cyclic industrial environment? To answer this question, both industry and academia first need to develop a long-term strategy that identifies key knowledge areas; as well as, the skills and experiences required to compete in the E&P business, irrespective of the ups and downs of the industry. Agreed upon knowledge areas enable academia to adapt curricula and resources to provide the best education. This will, in turn, empower graduates throughout their careers. This special session will explore the industry’s expectations of new graduates. What is needed from industry to help academia to meet these expectations? How can the collaboration between industry and academia be optimised? Anyone involved in academic education, industrial training, or interested in human development, is invited to join this session.
Learn to prepare for unexpected events and manage the associated stress. Expand your ability to recognise and manage challenging problems. Develop skills in creativity and innovation to solve seemingly unsolvable problems, and think strategically about solutions. Develop system solutions knowing there is no ‘silver bullet’ solution in an ever-changing business cycle. Employ experiential learning techniques to develop technical competencies. Achieve balance through personal goal setting. Realise personal growth will be achieved during the journey rather than upon reaching a pre-defined career destination. Develop skills to recognise the pitfalls of poor leadership, stay positive, and keep current with modern techniques.
Facilitators: Marinma Dorado (Spain), Behrooz Fattahi (USA), Ruben Caligari (Argentina)
The recent decline of oil prices has had many implications for the hydrocarbons industry. In response, the industry has embraced value-over-volume mantra, prioritising profitability over the sheer increase in production volumes.
Many expensive hydrocarbons projects, worth USD 200 billion, have been cancelled or deferred—according to Ernst & Young consulting firm. Since the fourth quarter of 2014, several companies have announced CAPEX cuts ranging between 10% and 30%. In addition, we have seen consolidation (e.g. Shell-BG and Halliburton-Baker Hughes), portfolio optimisation (e.g. BP’s decision to divest USD 10 billion by end of 2015) and business model modification.
High cost is not a new industry issue; CAPEX and OPEX have been rising for more than a decade and this trend has been impacting all companies—IOCs, NOCs and service providers. For many companies, costs reached unsustainable levels, even at oil price of more than USD 100/barrel.
Enhancing efficiency is the biggest challenge of the industry; how to control costs and simultaneously ensure future production, especially considering that future production will be more difficult and more expensive. In the previous oil price downturns, the industry’s reaction was short-term, dismissing employees, cutting budgets and demanding discounts of suppliers. When prices went up again, those same companies went back to the status quo of high expenditure.
It is important to cut cost without overreacting. Instead of myopically focusing only on the one-off cost saving opportunities, the industry can and should take a strategic view of cost management and fundamentally reduce the cost base.
Many indications point that the time is ripe for oil & gas companies to rethink their spending and operating philosophies. To achieve efficiency enhancement objectives, companies can pull many levers such as innovation, standardization, organisational capability building, strategic cost management, operation optimisation and win-win partnerships across the value chain. In this panel, speakers will discuss how their organisations are addressing the challenge of efficiency enhancement.
Developing unconventional reservoirs has been the focus of the industry for more than a decade. This focus allowed for the advancement of drilling, completions, and stimulation technologies; which, in turn, helped make these plays more competitive with conventional reservoir developments. Innovation and efficiency have created cost optimisation and maintained environmental integrity. The key enablers for making these reservoirs profitable are the ability to drill, complete and stimulate at the lowest possible cost, while achieving the intended targets. This enablement was only possible with the development of targeted technologies and crafty contracting. Examples of targeted technologies include multi-stage fracturing techniques, horizontal drilling, data mining and interpretation, etc. On the other hand, short-term contracting and other non-traditional contracting practices minimised the exposure for both operators and service companies. This limited exposure has allowed the development of unconventional resources with less risk, and; therefore, at a reasonable cost.
The session will discuss some of the factors that enabled the emergence of unconventional developments and discuss means of keeping these developments ongoing under adverse market conditions.
Become the team member that everyone wants to have on their team. Learn to join and integrate into a team, work successfully across geographical/cultural barriers and apply your skills to influence without authority. Practice having difficult conversations with direct reports, peers or leaders. Build relationships by making and keeping meaningful connections. Address narcissism (the “dark side” of leadership), and learn how to work with narcissist leaders in a constructive manner. Learn techniques for better networking, building relationships and showing commitment. Recognise the contributions that team members with language skills, computer proficiencies, and other transferable skills bring to the team.
Facilitators: Joseph Echendu (Nigeria), Robert S. Balch (USA), Lori Dalrymple (Austria)
A three course luncheon for students in which SPE will honour the outstanding student chapters, PetroBowl winners, and scholarship and fellowship recipients. Please note that this is a ticketed event.
Learn how to develop a strategic plan, a resource loaded plan and a succession plan for a team, business unit, or enterprise. Discover how to balance the challenges of corporate and social responsibility in terms of sustainability, climate change, stakeholder management and stability in resource, reserves and production. Manage the levers of profitability, growth, people development and investment in the short-term and long-term time frame. Utilise scenarios to develop viable business plans, identifying the base business of the plan that remains no matter what the external world does, and the additional options that can be layered onto the plan.
Facilitators: Maxim Kotenev (UK), Oghogho “Ogee” Effiom (Nigeria), Narandja Milanovich (USA), Andrew Young (Australia), Jeronimo Paulo (Angola)
Wellbore Surveying for Reservoir Value
Come hear how the latest Survey Management techniques can add value to your reservoir assets and drilling plans. How can you reduce Uncertainty, and where does it make sense to apply techniques such as Multi-Station Analysis, BHA Sag Corrections, and In Field Referencing? How will Remote Operations impact your well position? Industry experts will show local field examples, and answer your questions
Collaboration 2.0 talks about new ways to collaborate, helping reinvent the E&P industry to become safer, more efficient, more sustainable and more capable to face its technical and financial challenges. With the current downturn in oil prices, the concepts associated with the spirit of Collaboration 2.0 are imperative to improve performance and maximise value creation throughout the value chain. In this context, the panel will address how to structure and conduct projects more effectively, creating a shared vision and a pathway to achieve desired results, providing team members with the right collaboration tools and technologies to really leverage the very best each partner can provide.
In order to support the discussion in a more tangible way, the example of a successful JV that encompasses the philosophy of Collaboration 2.0 will be explored in this panel. The case study will be based on the Libra Block, a deep-water mega-field in the Brazilian pre-salt awarded under the first production sharing contract in Brazil. The Libra consortium is composed by 5 large oil & gas companies (3 NOCs and 2 IOCs) and a government representative (PPSA), having Petrobras as the Operator. The speakers will present the concepts, processes and methodologies applied to leverage collaboration throughout the several critical steps of the project in order to maximise the JV value creation for stakeholders and for society.
Over the last several decades, the oil and gas industry strived to provide the world with energy. Leveraging human capital, through established processes and methods, ensured outstanding operation execution, with an emphasis on safety and environmental protection. In the current downturn, operating and service companies face greater challenges in managing costs and stakeholders expectations. To maintain their financial position in the market place and deliver optimum returns to investors, companies downsized their headcount substantially. However, this action has an adverse effect on the industry image and will impact the ability to attract talent in the future.
The panel will address several questions, such as:
- E&P Recruiting process: How companies are impacted? How graduates are impacted?
- How can the E&P industry be seen to offer career opportunities to new graduates?
- Do talented graduates see the opportunity for a sustainable, long-term career in the oil and gas industry?
- What is the role of academia in the recruiting process? What is the impact of losing new talent to other industries?
- What training and development can be done, under current market conditions?
- Talent gap: Is it getting worse?
- How does the industry retain its best talent?
Multiphase Forces on Bends - Large Scale 6” Experiments
|1425-1450||181271||Sand Fines Erosion and Asset Integrity Management of Deepwater Gas Facilities: Effect of Liquid Loading|
A Semi-Mechanistic Model for Predicting Sand Erosion Threshold Velocities in Gas and Multiphase Flow Production
|1545-1610||181527||A New Model to Evaluate Two Leak Points in a Gas Pipeline|
Scaling Deposition Behavior In Sieve Tubes Of Produced Water Filter In Polymer Flooding
|1635-1700||181560||A Pigging Model for Wax Removal in Pipes|
|1400-1425||Tumbling Oil Prices: Challenges for sustainability|
|1425-1450||181356||First Flowline Scale Inspection in Ghawar Field Using a Robust Infrared Technology Offers a Reliable and Cost Effective Approach|
|1450-1515||181284||Assuring Optimum Production and Enhanced Operational Efficiency through Transient Simulation: A Case Study in North Kuwait Jurassic Fields|
|1545-1610||181735||Prevention of Halite Formation and Deposition in Horizontal Wellbores: A Muli-Basin Developmental Study|
|1610-1635||181423||Effect of Well Trajectory on Liquid Removal in Horizontal Gas Wells|
Nested Optimization - A Practical Approach Delivering Increased Production Opportunities to BP
Sand Management and Erosion Prediction Models for Oil and Gas Applications
- Experimental and Numerical Validation Studies
Enabling Expected Value Economics Thinking within a Capital Budget Constrained E&P Portfolio
|1425-1450||181632||Visualizing Portfolio Tradeoffs With Perceptually Accurate Self-Organizing Maps|
|1450-1515||181712||A Model for Optimizing Energy Investments and Policy under Uncertainty|
|1545-1610||181385||An Innovative Management Approach for Fast Track Field Development|
|1610-1635||181430||Improved Framework for Measuring the Magnitude and Impact of Biases in Project Evaluation|
|0200-0225||181715||Completion Design Production Case Study in the Duvernay Shale Formation|
|0225-1450||181557||Pushing the Completion Design Envelope in Ultra-Deepwater - Design, Installation, and Performance of Deep High Pressure Completions - A Case History of the Gunflint Development, Offshore Gulf of Mexico|
|1450-1515||181441||Evaluation of Completion Practices in the STACK Using Completion Diagnostics and Production Analysis.|
Intervention-less Multi-Zone Lower Completion Tools - A Case Study
|1610-1635||181403||Advanced Inflow Control Device in Horizontal Well Extends Economic Field Life: A Case Study and Technological Overview|
New Diblock Copolymers as Fluid Loss Additive for High Temperature
|1425-1450||181384||The Use of Temperature-Triggered Polymers to Seal Cement Voids and Fractures in Wells|
Development and Rheological Characterization of Suspension of Hollow Glass Beads (Liquid Beads)
Influencing Factors of the Microstructure and Macroscopic Performance of Foamed Cement
Development of Permeability and Mechanical Properties of Class G Cement from Slurry to Set
To the Barricades! Using a Self-Assembled Wall to Protect Ordinary Portland Cement from Acidic Corrosion.
|Alternate||181426||Geopolymer Composites as Efficient and Economical Plugging Materials in Peanuts Price Oil Market|
|Alternate||181619||Self-Sealing Isn’t Just for Cracks: Recent Advance in Sour Well Protection|
Reducing Cementing Blend Complexity: A Single Biopolymer Capable of Replacing Multiple Cement Additives
Evaluating and Optimizing Refracs - What the Diagnostics are Telling Us
Pushing to the Extreme - Microseismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing in a HP/HT Horizontal Well in the Sultanate of Oman
|1450-1515||181654||Source Parameters Of Repeating Microseismic Events During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations|
|1545-1610||181670||Lessons Learned from the First Application of Fiber Optic Monitoring and Cemented Coiled Tubing Enabled Multistage Fracturing Sleeves for Real-Time Monitoring of Stimulation Treatments and Post Frac Production|
A Simple Unified Pressure Transient Analysis Method for Fractured Waterflood Injectors and Minifracs in Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation
|1635-1700||181516||Why Refracturing Works and Under What Conditions|
Enhancing the Understanding of Hydraulically Fractured Well Performance in Gas Fields Using Production-History Matching-Case Studies
Multifunctional Fracturing Additives as Flowback Aids
Using an Innovative Tool System to Estimate In-situ Permeability and Pressure at Multiple Targets in a Monitoring Well in Permian Basin
|1425-1450||181333||Leveraging Single Phase Characteristics of Water Injectors to Optimize Reservoir Pressure Surveillance|
Use of Transient Tests to Monitor Progress of Flooding in IOR / EOR Operations
Automated Surveillance and Diagnostic Workflow for the Management of Water Production in Naturally-Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs
|1610-1635||181710||Interpretation and Analysis of Transient Sandface and Wellbore Temperature Data|
|1635-1700||181300||Surface Web Balance Method: A Neural Network-based Approach to Mitigate Subsidence in Diatomites Coupling Surface Deformation and Injection/Production Data|
Design and Implementation of the First CO2-EOR Demonstration Project in Saudi Arabia
|1425-1450||181612||A New Automated Algorithm for Designing the Optimal Single-Well-Chemical-Tracer(SWCT) Tests at Various Reservoir Conditions|
|1450-1515||181470||Multiphase Analytics in a High Water-Cut Environment|
|1545-1610||181685||Estimation of Inter-Well Connections in Waterflood under Uncertainty for Application to Continuous Waterflood Optimization of Large Middle-Eastern Carbonate Reservoirs|
|1610-1635||181471||Further Discuss the Roles of Soaking Time and Pressure Depletion Rate in Gas Huff-n-Puff Process in Fractured Liquid-rich Shale Reservoirs|
Successful Identification of Cold Oil Steamflood Development Projects
|Alternate||181499||Interpretation of the Performance Results of a Polymer Flood Pilot in the Tambaredjo Oil Field, Suriname|
The Potential of CuO Nanoparticles to Reduce Viscosity and Alter Wettability at Oil- Wet and Water- Wet Rocks in Heavy Oil Reservoir
Low Salinity Flooding (LSF) in Sandstones at Pore Scale: Micro-model Development and Investigation
|1425-1450||181285||Nanoparticles Adsorption, Straining and Detachment Behavior and Its Effects on Permeability of Berea Cores: Analytical Model and Lab Experiments|
|1450-1515||181700||Wettability Alteration with Brine Composition in High Temperature Carbonate Rocks|
Environment-Friendly Colloidal Nanoparticles for Stabilizing Clays Within Subterranean Formations
|1610-1635||181706||The Effect of Brine Concentration on Asphaltene Stability|
|1635-1700||181392||Enhanced Oil Recovery by Combined Nanofluid and Low Salinity Water Flooding in Multi-layer Heterogeneous Reservoirs|
Pore Scale Investigation of Wettability Effect on Waterflood Performance
|Alternate||181390||Optimization of Controlled Salinity Waterflooding in Carbonates|
Meet with specialists from multiple disciplines within the oil and gas industry to gain insight into what different career paths are out there, how they fit into the industry and what it is really like working in a particular discipline. The event will provide an opportunity for students, recent graduates and young professionals to speak with experienced individuals working in different career paths in an informal environment.
This meeting is for Middle East and North Africa Section Officers. (By invitation only).
Come and meet with young members from all over the world at this reception. This reception will include an interactive networking exercise and is open to students, recent graduates and young professionals.
Join us to celebrate the noteworthy accomplishments of SPE members and the oil and gas industry. The Annual Awards Banquet recognises significant contributions of our members to the industry, to SPE, and to the greater community. Prior to the banquet, attendees are invited to gather for a reception in the Dubai Ballroom Foyer.
Wednesday, September 28
The Energy4me student workshop targets high school students (grade 10 to grade 12). The programme will include expert speakers, hands-on activities, and an exhibition/technology tour. Students can use these opportunities to learn about emerging technology in the petroleum industry, career opportunities, or how energy makes an impact on our everyday lives.
|0830-0855||181370||An Effective Utilization of Internal Resources, a Cost Intensive Approach to Develop Technical Competencies of Subsurface Manpower|
|0855-0920||181537||An Innovative Partnership to Develop an Oman Based Pressure Pumping Company|
|0920-0945||181564||Managing Competency in a Low Oil Price Environment - SPE Offers an Expanded Competency Management Tool to its Members...|
Graduate Employability: Key Challenges and Possible Solutions
|1040-1105||181648||Implementing Various Tactics to Overcome the Effects of the Big Crew Change|
|1105-1130||181665||A Novel Method of Knowledge Transfer in Challenging Times|
|1130-1155||181281||Leading Oil and Gas Into the Future|
|Alternate||181594||Accelerating the Learning Curve of Next Generation Exploration and Production Workforce through Smart Data and Knowledge Environment|
Reservoir Characterization using Fuzzy Kriging and Deep Learning Neural Networks
Machine Learning Approach for Irregularity Detection in Dynamic Operating Conditions
SMART framework for contextualization of Drilling Data for supporting Drilling
|0945-1010||181510||Applying Big Data Analytics to Detect, Diagnose, and Prevent Impending Failures in Electric Submersible Pumps|
Integrated Gas Development Planning in Southern Iraq
|Alternate||181388||Approach towards Establishing Unified Petroleum Data Analytics Environment to Enable Data Driven Operations Decisions|
|0830-0855||181255||Anomalous Diffusion Approach and Field Application for Fractured Nano-porous Reservoirs|
|0855-0920||181699||Compositional Rate Transient Analysis in Liquid-Rich Shale Reservoirs|
|0920-0945||181567||Analytical Study of Flowing and In-situ Compositions in Unconventional Liquid Rich Plays|
|0945-1010||181488||Rate-Transient Analysis for Multistage Fractured Horizontal Wells in Conventional and Unconventional Homogenous and Naturally Fractured Reservoirs|
|1040-1105||181766||An Innovative Approach to Model Two-Phase Flowback of Shale Gas Wells with Complex Fracture Networks|
|1105-1130||181568||Experimental Study of Gas-Liquid-Coal Three-Phase Flow in Undulating Horizontal Wellbore|
|1130-1155||181536||Effective Applications of Extended Exponential Decline Curve Analysis to both Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs|
Completion Quality Classes to Characterize Basin Complexity: New Framework to Incorporate Localized and Regional Reservoir Heterogeneity into Field Exploration and Development Optimization
A Spirit of Change Sweeps the Denver-Julesberg Basin: Lowering $/BOE Using A Novel Completion Strategy
|0920-0945||181540||Improved Field Recovery and Drilling Costs in Agiba Using ESP Reversed Y-Tool Dump-Flood Solution|
Overcoming Challenges, Improving Understanding, and Optimizing Liner Deployment in Long Laterals
|1040-1105||181273||Big Data Yields Completion Optimization: Using Drilling Data to Optimize CompletionEfficiency in a Low Permeability Formation|
|1105-1130||181721||Using Completion Diagnostics in Uinta Basin Vertical Wells to Reduce Completion Costs and Identify Horizontal Well Targets|
|1130-1155||181717||Rapid And Accurate Diagnosis Of Well Performance Through Integrated Microseismic Analysis|
|Alternate||181658||Mississippi Canyon Gulf of Mexico Frac Pack Case Histories and the Importance of Proppant Tracing and Gravel Pack Logging|
|0830-0855||181381||3D Downhole Drilling Automation based on Minimum Well Profile Energy|
|0855-0920||181491||Deconvolution of Vibrational Data to Reduce the Ambiguity in Downhole Tool Failure|
|0920-0945||181413||Using Turbine Technology to Run Casing, Liners and Completions to TD in Challenging Wells in Saudi Arabia|
|0945-1010||181669||Distributed Sensors along Wired Pipe Enable Better Hole Cleaning Management|
|1040-1105||181415||Drill Rig Control Systems: Debugging, Tuning, and Long Term Needs|
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-Enabled Circulation Sub Improves Hole Cleaning in High-Angle Wells
|1130-1155||181382||ROP Optimization Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques With Statistical Regression Coupling|
|0830-0855||181328||Effect of Dynamic Active Fracture Interaction (DAFI) on Activation of Natural Fractures in Horizontal Wells|
The Impact of Geomechanics and Perforations on Hydraulic Fracture Initiation and Complexity in Horizontal Well Completions
|0920-0945||181454||Insights on Overflushing Strategies From a Novel Modeling Approach to Displacement of Yield-Stress Fluids in a Fracture|
Examining the Geomechanical Implications of Pre-Existing Fractures and Simultaneous-Multi-Fracturing Completions on Hydraulic Fractures: Experimental Insights into Fracturing Unconventional Formations
Quantifying and Mitigating the Impact of Asymmetric Induced Hydraulic Fracturing from Horizontal Development Wellbores
Role of Fluid Injection on Fault Activation During Hydraulic Fracture Stimulations
|1130-1155||181446||A Fully Coupled 3D Finite Element Investigation Of Hydraulic Fracture Growth In Elastoplastic Rocks|
Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in a Highly Laminated Shale Reservoir with Complex Natural Fracture Network - Case Study Using Higher-Accuracy, Full 3-D Simulation
Production Pressure Drawdown Management for Fractured Horizontal Wells in Shale Gas Formations
|0830-0855||181678||Industrial Waste Injection Feasibility in North Dakota|
|0855-0920||181696||An Assessment of the Probability of Subsurface Contamination of Aquifers from Oil and Gas Wells in the Wattenberg Field, Modified for Water Well Location|
Reuse of Produced Water by Membranes for Enhanced Oil Recovery
|0945-1010||181290||A New Class of Renewable Surfactants for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery|
The Influence of HLB in Surfactants for Drill Cuttings Cleaning
|1105-1130||181294||Effect of Date Palm Fiber (DPF) Sorbent Age on Sorption of Crude Oil During Oil Spill Cleanup: Gas Chromatography Study|
|1130-1155||181369||Multiscale Change Characteristics of Chinese Wufeng Shale under Supercritical Carbon Dioxide|
|0830-0855||181279||Impact of Improved Neutron-Gamma Density Measurement while Drilling in Formation Evaluation - A Case Study|
A New Method To Estimate Cementation And Saturation Exponents From Dielectric Dispersion Data
Novel Method for Evaluating Shale Gas and Shale Tight Oil Reservoirs Using Well Log Data
|0945-1010||181509||A New Technique to Characterize Fracture Density Using Neutron Porosity Logs Enhanced by Electrically-Transported Contrast Agents|
|1040-1105||181449||Assessment of Permeability Anisotropy in Anisotropic Reservoirs with Integrating Multicomponent Induction and Conventional Permeability Logs|
and Numerical Investigation on Stress dependence of Sandstone Electrical
Properties and Deviations from Archie’s Law
|1130-1155||181525||Evaluation and Development of Complex Clastic Reservoirs using NMR|
|Alternate||181345||High-Efficiency, High-Yield Pulsed Neutron Generators for the Well Logging Industry|
Oil Viscosity Estimation from NMR Logs for In-Situ Heavy Oil Characterization
|Alternate||181532||Impact of Internal Magnetic Gradients on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements and NMR-based Pore Network Characterization|
|Alternate||181366||Water Salinity Determination Over an Extended Salinity Range Using a Joint Interpretation of Dielectric and Neutron Cross-Section Measurements|
|0830-0855||181883||Injection Induced Fracture Propagation and Stress Reorientation in Waterflooded Reservoirs|
|0855-0920||181886||First-Time Application of Catenary Concentric Coiled Tubing and Vacuuming Technology|
|0920-0945||181879||Calibrated Clay Parameter Improves Continuous Permeability Estimation with LWD Logs in Complex Siliciclastic Reservoirs|
|0945-1010||181880||Improved Optimization through Procedures as Pseudo Objective Functions in Nonlinear Optimization of Oil Recovery with Next-Generation Reservoir Simulators|
|1040-1105||181884||Integrated Analysis of Reservoir Architecture and Time-lapse Seismic for Remaining Oil Prediction: A Lithologic Reservoir in Pearl River Mouth Basin, China|
Unlocking the Potential of Marginal Reservoirs in Kuwait Through the Application of Optimized Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies
|0830-0855||181640||Two-Dimensional Visualization of Heavy Oil Displacement Mechanism during Chemical Flooding|
|0855-0920||181331||An Investigation on Propagation Mechanisms of Steam Chamber during Expanding Solvent SAGP (ES-SAGP) in Thin Heavy Oil Reservoirs|
|0920-0945||181322||A New Modelling Approach to Optimize Methane-Propane Injection in a Field after CHOPS|
Multi-thermal Fluid Assisted Gravity Drainage Process to Enhance the Heavy Oil Recovery for the Post-SAGD Reservoirs
|1045-1105||181511||SAGD Operation in Interbedded Sands with Application of Horizontal Multistage Fracturing; Reservoir Engineering Aspects|
Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery by Liquid CO2 Injection under Different Injection Strategies
|1130-1155||181661||Proof-of-Concept: Delayed Release of Surfactant Additives via Entrapment with Polymers for Heavy Oil Recovery|
This workshop will give students the opportunity to work in a small group to hone their networking abilities, refine their communication skills, and build up a toolkit of essential knowledge for their careers ahead. Students will work in small groups to gain valuable insight into working in a truly global industry, from cultural implications to practical advice for the workplace.
This is not the first time our Industry has experienced a Boom and Bust cycle. We have all experienced such cycles in the past, over the years and decades. Oil prices rise and fall. New basins and products are opened up. Supply and demand wax and wane. Our industry remains capital intensive and long term, but the nature of its players, global relationships and technology evolve over time. We are now facing challenges in the areas of maintaining cash flow, addressing cost structures, reassuring our shareholders, preserving our growth options, managing our portfolios, evolving strategies, developing technology, preserving our diverse human resources, all whilst preparing for an undetermined future.
- Is this boom/bust cycle different?
- What have been the lessons learnt from our past experiences? Do those lessons apply today?
- What strategies can we use to preserve the value of our companies and industry in turbulent times? Are we applying them?
- What outlook do we have for our respective sectors or companies in 2016? What will the impact be, in both the short-term and long-term of the current business environment?
- Kindly share what you have done recently, and what affects you are seeing.
- What are we not doing, that we should do?
Even with large discoveries in deepwater and the huge potential of unconventional development worldwide, commercially viable new oil and gas fields are increasingly hard to find. As producing fields mature over time, optimising reservoir performance to maximise recovery becomes technically demanding. However, even 1% of additional recovery from existing fields may yield the equivalent of more than two years of worldwide production. With this in mind, how can the industry ensure that mature fields are managed optimally? It starts with geological studies that may include: fit-for-purpose data acquisition, quality control, process, and interpretation. This data feeds into integrated static geological modelling, dynamic reservoir simulations, optimised field developments, and reservoir management. By applying best practices and the latest techniques, such as multistage fracking that targets historically low quality reservoir rocks, operators can ensure they get the most out of mature fields before resorting to more expensive, and technically challenging, EOR operations.
ATCE wraps up with the Annual Meeting of Members at the President’s Luncheon. A favorite tradition, the luncheon showcases 2016 SPE President Nathan Meehan’s presentation on new achievements at SPE and upcoming initiatives. Notable volunteers and outstanding SPE Sections will also be recognized. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet SPE Board members and 2017 SPE President Janeen Judah, who will receive the presidential gavel and officially begin her term.
In a rapidly changing world, the demand for higher productivity and optimised efficiency is ever more increasing. Younger generations are the energy of today and the drivers of tomorrow, as rising percentages of youth continue to increase globally. Hence, channeling the skills of youth is a key factor that will not only prepare them for challenging times, but will also accelerate their engagement.
As part of the effort to enrich knowledge and connect with the youth, this panel discussion provides a platform for highly achieved young professionals to share their knowledge, experiences, and success stories with fellow young professionals. In addition, the discussion will highlight what young professionals would do differently than others. For instance, how these achievers turned challenges into opportunities. This event will ignite a sense of urgency to capitalise on young professionals who will be future leaders for the global energy industry. Equipping young professionals with skills, technology and leadership acumen will accelerate the transformation of this critical industry.
Oil and gas exploration has always been challenging, but is even more so in the current, low-commodity price environment. The expanding role of governments presents new difficulties in the form of additional inspection and regulations. Recent discoveries in the East Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s Nile Delta, and East Africa represent vast basins still undeveloped. However, the current low oil prices has led to a decline in deepwater exploration drilling activities which have a high cost of operation.
The session will address the following challenges:
- Keeping exploration alive when commodity prices are down and headcounts have been reduced.
- The effects of a down turn on technological innovation. Technical innovation can help to reduce exploration cost.
- Reducing development costs. By improving project delivery and restoring simplicity.
- Steps that need to be followed from traditional exploration to unconventionals.
- Managing rising operating costs in mature areas such as the North Sea.
- Expanding unconventional gas opportunities outside North America.
|1400-1425||181642||Using a Problem-Based Learning Approach in Technical Professional Training|
The PetroChallenge - An Innovative E&P Learning Experience using an Interactive Learning Simulation
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Accelerated Learning of Reservoir Management Engineers
|1545-1610||181270||Corporate Wikipedia in Upstream: Bimodal IT Case.|
The Next Generation of E&P Development Programs: Flipped, Blended and Mentored
|1400-1425||181302||End of Tubing (EOT) Placement Effects on the Two-Phase Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells: Experimental Study|
|1425-1450||181398||Production Performance Modeling of Shale Gas Wells with Non-Uniform Fractures Based on Production Logging|
|1450-1515||181731||Investigating the Fundamental Mechanisms Governing Solid Production in Superdeep Hot Tight Gas Reservoirs and Exploring Potential Solutions|
|1545-1610||181402||Flow Assurance during Deepwater Gas Well Testing: When and Where Hydrate Blockage would Occur|
|1610-1635||181691||A Transient Coupled Wellbore-Reservoir Model Using a Dynamic IPR Function|
|1635-1700||181301||Production Well Testing of Challenging Wells with an Enhanced Multiphase Flowmeter|
|1400-1425||181344||Well Performance Calculations for Artificial Lift Screening|
|1425-1450||181341||Implementing Technical Improvements of ESP Application in Water Supply Wells for Extending Lifetime and Operation efficiency|
Improving The Foamer Selection Procedure For Gas Well Deliquification Application
|1545-1610||181419||Retrofit Gas-Lift Straddles in the North Sea|
|1610-1635||181574||Unconventional Cyclone Gas Lift Completion for Offshore Wells of Cambay Basin: A Smart Completion to Optimize Production and Well Intervention|
|1400-1425||181466||Microseismic Feedback Enhanced Real-Time Diversion Evaluation in Mancos Shale, Piceance Basin Completions|
|1425-1450||181693||Complementary Surveillance Microseismic and Flowback Data Analysis: An Approach to Evaluate Complex Fracture Networks|
|1450-1515||181680||A Continued Assessment of the Risk of Migration of Hydrocarbons or Fracturing Fluids into Fresh Water Aquifers in the Piceance, Raton, and San Juan Basins of Colorado|
Wolfcamp Completions: Lessons Learned through the Implementation of Completion Diagnostics to Optimize Existing Drilling and Stimulation Practices
|1610-1635||181416||The Thermal Limit of an HMX Perforating System for Through-Tubing Gas Well Operations|
|1635-1700||181355||Case Story: Dynamic Underbalance Applied with Gun Hanger Technology in Mature Field|
Safe Mechanical Perforation of Pipe with Connected Control Lines
Cemented and Cased Hole Multistage Stimulation Technology Development and Field Wide Implementation in a North Sea Chalk Oilfield
Quantifying Anisotropy for Completion Optimization in Shale Using Dipole Sonic Logging
|1400-1425||181672||Multi-Phase Well Control Analysis during Managed Pressure Drilling Operations|
How to Develop a Well Specific Blowout Contingency Plan That Covers Engineering Analysis of the Deployment, Installation, and Soft Shut-In of a Subsea Capping Operation
Successful Use of Sophisticated Flow Modelling in the Planning and Operational Phase of Drilling, Liner Running, and Cementing Operations: All in Managed Pressure Mode
|1545-1610||181389||Managed Pressure Drilling Operations in Deepwater and Total Circulation Losses Environments|
|1610-1635||181694||New Generation of MPD Drilling Software - From Quantifying to Control|
Remote Collaboration Reduces Risk in Casing-Exit
Jobs Around the Globe
Bottom Hole Pressure Prediction Using Multiphase Hydraulics in Underbalanced and Managed Pressure Drilling Operations
|Alternate||181460||International Regulations and Compliance for Relief Well and Blowout Contingency Planning|
|1400-1425||181546||Temperature Transients Affect Reservoir Pressure Estimation During Well Tests - Case Study and Model|
Cubic Law Evaluation Using Well Test Analysis for Fractured Reservoir Characterization
|1450-1515||181529||New Pseudo-pressure And Pseudo-time Functions For Multiphase Flow|
|1545-1610||181556||Inferring Interwell Connectivity Using Production Data|
|1610-1635||181559||Optimizing Well Patterns for Various Geological Facies Models|
|1635-1700||181425||A Region-Based History Matching Approach Using Data-Driven Modeling Techniques|
|Alternate||181311||Introducing a New Capacitance-Resistance Model and Solutions to Current Modeling Limitations|
Determination of Preferential Flow Direction in a Low Permeability Carbonate Reservoir Through Real-Time Data and Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)
A New Method to Calculate Effective Permeability of a Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoir from Seismic Attributes
|1400-1425||181553||Leak Detection and Self Healing Pipelines Using Twin Balls Technology|
|1425-1450||181262||Using Leading and Lagging Indicators and the Importance of Benchmarking Contractor Performance|
Remote Detection and Flow Rates Quantification of Methane Releases Using Infrared Camera Technology And 3D Reconstruction Algorithm
A Robot that Removes Operators from Extreme Environments
|1610-1635||181730||Intelligent HSE Big Data Analytics Platform Promotes Occupational Safety|
|1400-1425||181573||Describing and Modeling Saturation Versus Height in Fields With Immobile Hydrocarbons Below the Contact|
|1425-1450||181702||Geospatial Analysis of Compositional Variations across the Eagle Ford and Barnett Shale Plays|
Petrophysical Characterization of Tight Sands in Granite Wash, Anadarko Basin
Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Predict Fluid Contacts in a Partially Appraised Field - A Case Study of Yoko Field in Niger Delta
|1610-1635||181305||A Novel Technique for Generation of Accurate Capillary Pressure (Pc) Curves from Conventional Logs and Routine Core Data and new Pc Endpoint Functions after Considering the Sedimentary Environment and Pore Size Distribution Shape (PSDS)|
Appraising Unconventional Play from Mini-Frac Test Analysis, Actual Field Case
|1400-1425||181320||Solvent Retrieval during Miscible Flooding in Heterogeneous Reservoirs Using New Generation Nano EOR Materials: Visual Analysis through Micro Model Experiments|
An Improved Methodology for Simulating Oil Recovery by Carbonated Water Injection: Impact of Compositional Changes
|1455-1515||181634||Modeling Impact of Aqueous Ions on solubility of CO2 and its Implications for Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)|
|1545-1610||181304||Additives for CO2 EOR Applications|
|1610-1635||181314||Performance Comparison of Novel Surfactant-scCO2 Systems for Oil Recovery in High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs|
|1635-1700||181351||Remaining Saturations of Supercritical CO2 in Mixed-wet Carbonates for Carbon Utilization in Oil Fields: Core to Pore Scales Observations and Field Scale Implications|
|1400-1425||181881||Turning Data into Knowledge: Data-Driven Surveillance and Optimization in Mature Fields|
Technology Driven Rejuvenation of a Mature Field by Doubling the Gross Production Rate
|1450-1515||181893||Oil Droplet Removal from Produced Water Using Nanoparticles and Their Magnetic Separation|
|1545-1610||181896||Technology Trial Review: Selective Coiled Tubing Re-entry of Seven-lateral Openhole Well Using Electromechanical Arm|
|1610-1635||181891||Three-Phase Flow in Fractured Porous Media: Experimental Investigation of Matrix-Fracture Interactions|
|1400-1425||181889||Super-large Scale Horizontal Well Position Optimization Method and Infilling Practice In High Water-cut Large Complex Fluvial Reservoir Based On Multidisciplinary Innovative Techniques|
|1425-1450||Recent Advancements in Far-Field Proppant Detection|
New Algorithm to Quantify Productivity of Fishbone Type Multilateral Gas well
Prediction and Management of Scale and Corrosion in a Harsh Operating Environment: Challenges and Innovative Solutions
|1610-1635||182144||Detecting Production Choke Wear in High Rate Dry Gas Wells using Graphical Trending of Production Parameters: An Offshore Saudi Arabia Gas Field Case Study|
Thursday, September 29
This course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells. It covers both cased-hole and open-hole configurations, either with or without sand control. Participants will learn the applications and dynamics of horizontal wells, including drill-in fluids, hole displacement, cementing, perforating, and stimulation. They will also learn the guidelines for selecting stand-alone screens and executing horizontal gravel packs.
This course presents a holistic approach to flow assurance. The course will introduce technologies, workflows and their deployment for the identification, characterisation and management of flow impediments, such as slugging and precipitation of organic and inorganic solids. The course will present best practices and fit-for-purpose design solutions for minimizing the risk of flow stoppage while transporting hydrocarbons from “Pore to Sales Meter”. The principles will be demonstrated using field examples from around the world.
This course provides an overview of unconventional gas and light oil well production analysis. Discussions will include production analysis in the context of a field development optimisation workflow. The concept of rate-transient analysis is introduced, and example theoretical rate-transient signatures for fractured vertical and multi-fractured horizontal wells are reviewed. Field examples are provided to illustrate application of the techniques.