SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference - North America 21 - 22 Sep 2016 The Petroleum Club Midland, Texas

Schedule

Tuesday, September 20

08:00 - 17:00
Re-Fracturing - Candidate Selection and Design
Instructor(s) Michael B. Smith

If I want to re-frac a well “just because” – maybe I am disappointed in the production – that is most likely a BAD idea. This course discusses how I can go about selecting a candidate (there are no really “good” candidates since having to re-frac indicates original fracs were not adequate) that will benefit from such a workover. Then, what extra considerations are involved in a treatment design.

 

Wednesday, September 21

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:15
SE01  Opening Session Ballroom
Moderator(s) Billy Harris - Elk River Resources, Doug Walser - Pinnacle, A Halliburton Service
The program committee chairpersons will open the conference by highlighting new session topics for this year and the new conference focus with respect to the volatile commodity price environment.
08:01 - 18:00
09  Knowledge Sharing Poster I Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Doug Walser - Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service
The Knowledge Sharing Posters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the overall challenge to apply technical concepts in ways that make fiscal sense when margins are challenged.
Time Paper # Presentation
Reservoir Description & Dynamics Joint Industry Project Overview of a Multi-well Completion Study in the Wolfcamp Formation in the Midland Basin N. Stegent, Halliburton Energy Services; J. Ciezobka, Gas Technology Resources Sdn; R.S. Leonard, Protechnics
Reservoir Description & Dynamics Lateral Landing Optimization in Low Oil Price Environment

F. Alimahomed, N. George, T.L. Pope, L. Smith, J. Gonzalez, A.D. Galt, S. Lati, Schlumberger
Best of Both Worlds from Proppant Distribution to Fracture Diversion - An Integrated Solution V.S. Bammidi, Keane
08:15 - 09:45
01  Production Operations Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Henry Lopez - Pioneer Natural Resources, Amber Voithofer - Elite Optimization
Initial high liquid rates, steep declines, multiphase flow, corrosion, scale formation, high water cut, and sand production are some of the major challenges in liquids rich basins today. Industry and operators have been focused on the continual optimization of operating practices and technology to ensure value is maximized despite the numerous challenges. This session will share strategies to combat these issues, addressing artificial lift optimization, well site facilities, water management, and production chemicals.
Time Paper # Presentation
0815-0845 181773 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Two-stage Compression with Elevated Cooler Discharge Temperatures Improves Wellsite Gas-Lift Operations W.G. Elmer, D.C. Elmer, Encline Artificial Lift Technologies LLC
0845-0915 Projects, Facilities & Construction A Holistic Overview of the Challenges in Achieving Effective Integrity Management in Tight Oil Production W. Georgie, Maxoil Process Consultancy
0915-0945 Production & Operations Integrated Production Surveillance and Optimization - IPSO J.J. Fernandez, Anadarko Petroleum Corp
09:45 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:45
02  Reservoir Engineering I Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Tim Pawlik - Computer Modelling Group, Kyle Scott - Pioneer Natural Resources
Capitalizing on the latest knowledge and workflows in reservoir analyses is critical for operators to make the best development decisions in increasingly complex plays. Knowing the best approach for a particular play can make a world of difference in estimated ultimate recovery (EUR). This session explores some of today’s most relevant topics as the industry slows down and takes the time to perform deeper evaluation prior to full field development.
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1045 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility The Impact of Pressure and Fluid Property Variation on Well Performance of Liquid-Rich Shale
S.A. Gherabati, J. Browning, F. Male, G. Mcdaid, Bureau of Economic Geology
1045-1115 181775 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Quantitative Evaluation of Key Controls on Eagle Ford Shale Gas Condensate Production Using History Match and Sensitivity Analysis Y. Tian, W.B. Ayers, W.D. McCain, Texas A&M University; C.A. Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston
1115-1145 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Comparison of Numerical vs. Analytical Models for EUR Calculation and Optimization in Unconventional Reservoirs A. Moinfar, J.C. Erdle, K. Patel, Computer Modelling Group
11:45 - 13:00
13:15 - 14:45
03  Integrated Completion and Production Monitoring Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Baosheng Liang - Chevron North America Upstream, Song Du - Chevron
Development of unconventional resources utilizes new technology integration to create multiple transverse fractures for better production performance. This session describes the design, planning, implementation details, and well integrity surveillance programs that are suitable for a challenging oil and gas environment.
Time Paper # Presentation
1315-1345 181776 Completions Multi-Casing Well Integrity Inspection in Oil and Gas Wells M. Kasten, S. Mandal, W. Ross, S. Price, Y. Plotnikov, A. Ivan, H.C. Climent, E. Nieters, R. Guida, S. Dolinsky, GE Global Research
1345-1415 Drilling Optimization of Fracturing Fluids Used in Unconventional Well Stimulation M.A. Reynolds, Shell E&P
1415-1445 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Latest Advancements in Far-Field Proppant Detection T. Palisch, CARBO Ceramics
14:45 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:45
04  Liquids-Rich Basins: Practice and Activity Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Raven Goswick - Consultant, Luis Padilla - Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service
This session, which is the namesake of the conference, will highlight activity trends, new technology, old technology, and multi-disciplined approaches for profitably exploiting liquids-rich basins in 2016.
Time Paper # Presentation
1515-1545 181768 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Maximizing the Value of Unconventional Liquid Rich Shale Development with Integrated Cross-Discipline Approach R. Cao, L. Ma, A. Blount, Shell Exploration & Production Co.
1545-1615 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improving Results in the Permian Basin using Tailored Frac Placement Strategies T. Marvel, R.H. McVay, R.E. Poole, Energen Resources Corp.; M. Van Domelen, B. Morgan, Downhole Chemical Solutions
1615-1645 182502 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Evaluating the Application of Unconventional Resource Extraction Technology to a Conventional Play O. Olaoye, Sanjel; C.R. Durkoop, R. Johnson, D. Anderson, Vermillion Energy; B.V. Cherian, K. Kublik, S. Narasimhan, M. Atkinson, H. Shaikh, J.K. Gray, R. Rifai, Sanjel
16:45 - 18:00

Thursday, September 22

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
05  Drilling and Completions Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Robert Reyes - Harmonia Petroleum
Activity remains low due to economic reasons, such as the price of crude oil in drilling and completions. Activity seen here is organizations attempting to satisfy continuous drilling constraints. Observed are some lease acreage selling for high prices and some bargain sales. Apparently, drilling and completion attention for production is still very important. Thus fluid types, well/stage spacing continue, drilling time, etc. are important for attractive production curves and holding lease positions. Methods will be examined from operators to see what are the latest trends and technical applications used to satisfy either leasehold or to improve production.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0830 181769 Drilling Completing a 50-Stage Delaware Basin Well Without Annular Isolation, Using Coiled Tubing Deployed Jet Perforating A.E. Rebol, Arris Petroleum
0830-0900 181772 Drilling Optimizing Lateral Well Spacing by Improving Directional Survey Accuracy J.S. DeVerse, Surcon Ltd.; S. Maus, Magnetic Variation Services LLC
0900-0930 Drilling Using Real-Time Monitoring Technology to Make Informed Frac Decisions On Site and Reduce Completion Costs A.P. Quinlan, Packers Plus Energy Services
08:00 - 17:00
10  Knowledge Sharing Poster II Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Doug Walser - Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service
The Knowledge Sharing Posters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the overall challenge to apply technical concepts in ways that make fiscal sense when margins are challenged.
Time Paper # Presentation
Reservoir Description & Dynamics Joint Industry Project Overview of a Multi-well Completion Study in the Wolfcamp Formation in the Midland Basin N. Stegent, Halliburton Energy Services; J. Ciezobka, Gas Technology Resources Sdn; R.S. Leonard, Protechnics
Reservoir Description & Dynamics Lateral Landing Optimization in Low Oil Price Environment

F. Alimahomed, N. George, T.L. Pope, L. Smith, J. Gonzalez, A.D. Galt, S. Lati, Schlumberger
Best of Both Worlds from Proppant Distribution to Fracture Diversion - An Integrated Solution V.S. Bammidi, Keane
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
06  Strategic Decision Making Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Mark Chapman - NavPort, Danny Lewis - COG Operating
The global increase in hydrocarbon production has driven commodity prices down, forcing operators to introduce cost saving operations to maintain current production at an economic level. This session examines solutions to enable maintenance of production through well intervention, operational, and new drill strategies in the current economic environment imposed upon operators and service providers alike.
Time Paper # Presentation
1000-1030 181771 Drilling Case Study: Successful Applications of Weak Emulsifying Surfactants in the Wolfcamp Formation of Reagan County, TX M.H. Jones, J.J. Stratton, R.D. Newton, M. Oekerman, Permian Resources, LLC; L. Xu, K. Martin, Multi-Chem Group
1030-1100 Permian Completion Optimization O.A. Jaripatke, Pioneer Natural Resources
1100-1130 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Refracturing Case Histories and Learnings S. French, BP America Production
11:45 - 13:00
SE02  Keynote Luncheon: Growth and Transformation of a Permian Pure Play Horizontal Wolfcamp Company During an Historic Industry Contraction Ballroom
Speaker(s) Jay Stratton - Permian Resources
Permian Resources is the legacy Permian pure play horizontal Wolfcamp asset developer formerly known as American Energy Permian Basin. Permian Resources was formed at the top of the 2014 oil price cycle and has been able to survive and grow to triple production to a peak of 34,000 BOED in January 2016 with a focus on efficient asset development, an innovative technical program, cost reduction through engineering and process improvement along with a proactive financial strategy and profitable hedging program. The talk will highlight the evolution of the asset development process and successes that have positioned this company to thrive after two dramatic years in the Midland Basin.


 

13:15 - 14:45
07  Reservoir Engineering II Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Alejandro Wills - Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service, Victoria Qiu - Assure Oilfield Testing
This session examines the practical applications of technology and their integration with completion and reservoir engineering disciplines. Best practices for optimizing net present value (NPV) and margins in a rapidly evolving industry and challenging fiscal environment will also be discussed.
Time Paper # Presentation
1315-1345 181767 Drilling Legacy Well Protection ReFrac Mitigates Offset Well Completion Communications in Joint Industry Project J. Courtier, D.H. Gray, M. Smith, Laredo Petroleum; N.A. Stegent, J.B. Carmichael, M.I. Hassan, Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service; J. Ciezobka, Gas Technology Institute
1345-1415 181770 Production & Operations The Evolution of Activity Level, Completion Techniques and Resulting Impact on Production in the Permian Basin due to Changing Commodity Pricing M.A. Chapman, M. Swift, R.G. Garza, NavPort Inc
1415-1445 181774 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility An Integrated Completion and Reservoir Modeling Methodology for Horizontal Shale Wells: A Montney Formation Example R.S. Kassim, Missouri University of Science & Tech; L.K. Britt, NSI Fracturing, LLC; S. Dunn-Norman, Missouri University of Science & Tech; B. Lang, Black Swan Energy Ltd
14:45 - 15:15
15:00 - 16:45
08  Panel: Residual Oil Zones and the Revival in the San Andres Play Ballroom
Moderator(s) Billy Harris - Elk River Resources
Speaker(s) Steve Melzer - Melzer Consulting, Bob Trentham - University of Texas Permian Basin, David Vance - Arcadis, Abdallah Harouaka - University of Texas Permian Basin
The new understanding of the origins of residual oil zones (ROZs) is providing insights as to the explanation for the growing number of commercial horizontal well exploitation projects in the San Andres formation of the northern shelf area in the Permian Basin. The case will be made that what started out as a tight carbonate play, using production concepts analogous to the shale plays, has morphed into a greenfield ROZ play at considerable distances away from the San Andres fields and in places where the landscape has been dotted with dry or disappointing vertical wells over the course of 60 years. This panel session will discuss the evolution in interpretation of the revival of the San Andres as a primary production play, its surprising commerciality, and what the future may hold.

Steve Melzer

Bob Trentham

David Vance

Abdallah Harouaka

16:45 - 17:00
SE03  Closing Session Ballroom
Moderator(s) Billy Harris - Elk River Resources, Douglas Walser - Pinnacle, A Halliburton Service
The program committee chairpersons will close the conference with a brief recap of the conference takeaways and will provide a glimpse into plans for transferring technology in 2017.