Monday, April 03
Tuesday, April 04
SPE is educating the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists and managers about the oil and gas industry. This is an opportunity for school students in grades 9–12, studying Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or interested in Petroleum Engineering are invited to join SPE members from all over the globe to discover the world of Petroleum Engineering. School teachers are invited to bring a group of 10–15 students. Students will be treated to a range of hands-on activities and presentations from renowned engineers.
The oil price outlook coupled with the response of each oil and gas company to make ends meet has led to severe exploration budget cuts. Investments have been cut and shifted from the long lead, capital intensive efforts of finding new oil and gas to investments with more near term returns like infill drilling operations as a means improve near term cash flow. As an industry we know that without one eye looking to the future, we run the risk of sacrificing that future as the current production stream declines if no replacement resources have been identified to be put into the pipeline.
This session will explore how are we, as oil and gas professionals, responding to this money pinch and the investment shift of our companies to ensure the future. Efforts have been channeled into one of three main areas: 1) focus on near field exploration, 2) focus on deeper study to improve opportunity hopper and risk characterisation to facilitate decisions when funds become available, and 3) focus on opportunities within the existing field or wellbore. In this session we will discuss not only the actions that need to be taken to weather the storm, but also the messaging required to maintain staff motivation and confidence in the future.
|1400-1430||185387||Data Integration helps in Identifying New Waterflood Opportunities in Western Desert, Onshore Field|
|1430-1500||185403||Pressure Transient Analyses for Unfavorable Mobility Ratio Flooding Operations|
|1500-1530||185437||Sidetracking of Peripheral Injector for Tapping Bypassed Oil: Case Study from a Matured Carbonate Reservoir of Mumbai High Field|
|Alternate||185379||Uncertainty Mitigation Using Data Acquisition in Volcanic Reservoirs|
|Alternate||185370||Comparison Study of Asphaltene Precipitation Models using UTCOMP, CMG/GEM and ECLIPSE Simulators|
|Alternate||185351||Effect of Varying Permeability on Inflow Performance Curve of Gas Reservoirs|
|1400-1430||185432||Revolutionary Drilling Performance in Challenging HPHT and Basaltic Environment of Kutch and Saurashtra Exploration Field|
|1430-1500||185408||A More Holistic Approach to Determine Economics of Using Synthetic Oil Based Mud over Water Based Mud System in Onshore Development Drilling|
|1500-1530||185364||A Study of Drilling Jar Utilization and Effectiveness in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
|Alternate||185394||Prospect Level Normalization of Offset Pore Pressure Measurements: Analysis of Approaches and their Association with Regional Geology|
|Alternate||185341||Enhanced Mechanical Integrity Characterization of Oilwell Annular Sealants Under In-Situ Downhole Conditions: A Path to Optimized Wellbore Economics|
While the volatility of oil and gas prices is evident in global economy, proper planning and management helped secure E&P companies during short-term volatility. With the current low oil prices and similar forecasts for next few years, E&P companies face financial crunch similar to that of oil glut in 1980’s with additional challenges to meet the increasing global hydrocarbon demand and ageing fields. The growing consensus on ‘Lower for Longer’ outlook in industries and weak economic sentiment provides opportunity for cost effective monetisation of new fields and improved recovery of matured fields while ensuring a balance between short-term requirements and long-term prospects.
The panel will discuss on major challenges, opportunities, and steps taken due to price volatility in E&P and service industries such as but not limited reducing exploration and production expenditure through low cost services, long-term investment decisions for acquiring capital assets for technology advancement and efficiency. The panel will also discuss the economic bonanza for oil importing countries due to the depressed oil prices and steps taken by India to secure its economic and strategic interests along with new government regulatory frameworks and exploration policy- HELP that will give a boost to hydrocarbon sector.
|1600-1630||183699||Zonal Isolation Best Practices Helped in Maintaining Well Integrity and Achieved EOR Objectives in Highly Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs - Case Study from Steam Injection Wells in Issaran Field in Egypt|
|1630-1700||185378||Use of Side Wall Core as a Tool for In-Situ Combustion Monitoring|
|1700-1730||185324||Studies on a Hybrid of Movable Gel and ASP Flooding Further EOR for the Reservoir after Polymer Flooding|
|Alternate||185418||Successful Polymer Selection for CEOR: Brine Hardness and Mechanical Degradation Considerations|
|Alternate||185406||Economic Design of Surfactant-Polymer Flooding Under Low Oil Price|
|1600-1630||185384||Seismic Curvature Attributes for Subtle Fault Detection in Tight Volcanic Reservoirs from Barmer Basin, India|
|1630-1700||185361||Reducing the Appraisal Uncertainty with Advanced Wireline Formation Testing Technology: A Case Study from the Gulf of Thailand.|
|1700-1730||185388||Exploiting the Thick Tight Gas Sandstone Formation of Periyakudi field of India through Fracturing Stimulation - A Challenging Experience|
|Alternate||185430||Comprehensive Field Development Design for a Tight Gas Chalk-Reservoir in North Sea: A Capstone Design Project|
Wednesday, April 05
Most experts believe that the majority of the oil reservoirs have already been discovered. With the average recovery of oil from reservoirs at less than 40 percent, we continually strive to recover more oil from the existing fields. New technology, advanced analytical techniques and methods, innovative thinking, EOR, and lower cost solutions all combine to extend the economic life of fields and reverse or at least reduce the decline. This session will provide actual examples of applications of new ideas in old fields to "reverse the decline.”
SPE coordinates 14 regional student paper contests at the undergraduate, master's, and PhD level. Students compete against other students from their region for the opportunity to advance to the International Student Paper Contest, held during the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). Contestants enter with an abstract of their paper, of which they perform a presentation on the day of the competition, and then the victors who proceed to the International contest at ATCE have their papers published in the conference proceedings and on OnePetro.
Conference delegates are invited to watch students present their research to a panel of distinguished judges throughout the day. The top students in the South Asia Region have been pre-selected to present at the Regional Student Paper Contest at OGIC.
|0900-0930||185373||Field Trial of Surfactant Stimulation in Low PI and Intermittently Flowing PCP Wells : A Successful Case Study of Bhagyam Field|
|0930-1000||185399||Pressure Build up Study with Echo Meter Data - A Case Study of NE Field|
|1000-1030||185382||Effect of Reservoir Heterogeneities and Model Uncertainties on Prediction Versus Actual Field Behavior - A Case Study|
|0900-0930||185360||Benefits of Cutting Pipe Under Compression in Deepwater Rig Operations|
|0930-1000||185362||Failures and Remedial Measures for Cementing Vertical Shale Gas Wells in India - Case Histories|
|1000-1030||185346||Development of Inhibitive Water Based Drilling Fluid System With Synthesized Graft Copolymer for Reactive Indian Shale Formation|
|Alternate||185402||Stress Modelling and Design of Elastic Cement System to Withstand Well-bore Pressure during Hydro-Fracturing and Casing Integrity Testing.|
The basic principles of HSSE like protection of life, environment and property continue to remain the same but prevalent environment at different times plays a huge role in the way HSSE is perceived and implemented across the industry. While the hydrocarbon industry passes through challenging times, the technical and socio-economic impacts of the changes are also being felt in the field of HSSE. The biggest challenge for the HSSE fraternity in the hydrocarbon industry today is to stay relevant under the various pressures through innovation, re-engineering, balanced approach and seamless integration of HSSE management into the overall management of the organisation. The objective of this session is to address the various measures being taken in the industry in their operations during these challenging times to continue working towards the universal target of zero loss for the industry.
|1100-1130||185374||Successful Implementation of Limited Entry Technique for Multistage Fracturing Optimization in a Deep Tight Gas Volcanic Reservoir of Western India: Case Study|
|1130-1200||185377||The First Application of Specialty Sand Screens in Combination with Fully Integrated ESP Technology in the Nong Yao field, Gulf of Thailand|
|1200-1230||185369||Development of Non-Damaging Solid Free Polymer Pill for Controlling Fluid Loss in Mumbai Offshore|
|Alternate||185344||Application of Closed Fracture Acidizing for Stimulation of Tight Carbonate Reservoir in Mumbai Offshore.|
|Alternate||185392||Effect of Nano-particles, Temperature and Pressure on the Viscoelastic Properties of a Surfactant-based Fracturing Fluid for High Temperature Conditions|
|Alternate||185372||Multistage Up-Dip Well (>94 Deg) Fracturing using Plug & Perf Technology through Coiled Tubing - A Case Study|
|1100-1130||185416||Static Modeling of Deepwater Syn-rift Reservoir Using Trend Analysis and Conceptual Geological Model in Absence of Effective Seismic Attributes: A Case Study From Mesozoic Reservoir, Offshore East Coast of India|
|1130-1200||185419||Fractured Basement Reservoir Characterization in Barmer Basin|
|1200-1230||185423||Delineating Complex Channel Sands Distribution Alongside Volcanic Flows with Spectral Decomposition Attribute Analysis: Saraswati Field, Barmer Basin|
|Alternate||185356||Methodology to Study Fracture Pattern and its Relationship to Grain Geometry for Fracture Initiation: Case Study on Low Permeable Core Sample|
|Alternate||185347||Non-steady Well-testing Interpretation Model and Analytical Solution for Circularly Partially Penetrating Wells|
|Alternate||185447||Fluid Type Identification in Carbonate Reservoir using Advanced Statistical Analysis|
|1330-1400||185366||Investigation into the Economic Impact and Recovery Effect of Various Completion Timing Strategies in Unconventional Wells|
|1400-1430||185424||Unconventional Hydrocarbons: Gas Hydrates - Drilling Challenges and Suitable Technology|
|1430-1500||185435||Ultra-Light Weight Proppant and Pumping Design Lead to Greater Conductive Fracture Area in Unconventional Reservoirs|
|Alternate||185421||Optimization of Fracturing Technique for Successful Exploitation of Tight Gas Reservoirs of Mandapeta Field|
|Alternate||185380||Novel Idea for Optimization of a Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) System at Different Stages of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Well Life|
|Alternate||185323||Lateral Wellbore Rock Characterization and Hydraulic Fracture Optimization Utilizing Drilling Cuttings and Mud Log in Cleveland Sand, a Case Study|
|1330-1400||185352||Next-Generation Displacement Fluids for Enhanced Oil Recovery|
|1400-1430||185321||Hybrid EOR Technology: Carbonated Water-Smart Water Flood Improved Recovery in Oil Wet Carbonate Formation: Part-II|
|1430-1500||185409||Successful Pilot Implementation of ASP Flooding Through CEOR/IOR Application - A Case Study|
|Alternate||185326||Isolation and Characterization of Biopolymer Producing Omani Aureobasidium pullulans Strains and its Potential Applications in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery|
|Alternate||185327||Mechanistic Study of Surfactant/Polymer Adsorption and its Effect on Surface Morphology and Wettability|
|Alternate||185375||Technical and Economic Evaluation of EOR Technology in Low-Oil-Price Period---A New Polymerflooding Case Study from China|
|1330-1400||185420||Raageshwari Deep Gas Hydrofracturing Campaign, Accelerated Project Delivery - An Example of Robust Integrated Project Management.|
|1400-1430||185620||Design and Implementation of the Well Delivery Project Gate System|
|1430-1500||185385||Energy Efficiency and Cost Optimization Assessments in Mangala Processing Terminal.|
E&P industry is faced with a unique challenge during this extended downturn. The business leaders today are faced with the difficult choice of nurturing great talent for building a robust business in the future—while at the same time control unnecessary costs by downsizing so that the business may survive from quarter to quarter. How do we manage to remain the employer of choice for top talent amongst fresh graduates when we have frozen hiring, frozen salaries, cut benefits and 350,000+ people have lost their jobs in last couple of years.
Our distinguished panel is made up of business leaders who deal with these challenges and questions every day and the moderator would try and explore deeper into what goes on in their minds. We will try to arrive at the elusive answer to the challenge of people management within oil industry in this changing environment.
The below image explains how the oil industry's great crew change is even more complicated now:
Courtesy: Forbes online magazine
|1530-1600||185357||Safety Integrity Analysis of Topside Piping and Vessels Installed on Offshore Platform|
|1600-1630||185358||Enabling New Field Development Projects for a Digital Future|
|1630-1700||185391||Mitigation of Work Control Challenges at Well Sites - Lessons from CBM Project|
|Alternate||185410||Delivering Efficiencies to Well Intervention Management Planning, Tracking and MIS by Automation|
|Alternate||185401||Oil Spill Cleanup using Aerographene|
|Alternate||185440||Smart Field Data Architecture and Data Governance Framework for Efficient Integrated Reservoir Management and Operations|
|1530-1600||185367||Transition From Gas Lift to Electric Submersible Pump in Wells With High Gas Volume Fraction - Avenues for Profitability in Challenging Markets - A Novel Case Study of an Indian Offshore Field|
|1600-1630||185428||Optimizing Cost and Effectiveness of Well Interventions: An Holistic Approach|
|1630-1700||185425||A Case Study on Production Enhancement Opportunity in an Existing Gas Processing Complex|
|Alternate||185438||"Best out of Waste" - Waste Water Management for Sustenance of Well Intervention Activities|
|Alternate||185340||HT Fracturing Fluid in Stimulating Saudi HTHP Gas Wells: Lab Results and Field Cases.|
Thursday, April 06
As India continues on its journey to increase domestic oil and gas output, the current low price environment is putting a lot of pressure on viability of capital projects. The era of high oil prices is well past us and the general trend is indicating that prices will stay lower for longer. In this scenario the need of the hour is to “do more with less”.
When projects move from feasibility and concept stages into engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and operations, the most important factor remains that there is no erosion of the projects value to the Owner/Operator—in summary, the project should deliver what it was conceived for, and it is in this context that the Project Management function, across all stake holder organisations of a capital project, plays a vital role.
This session will delve into three focus areas that the project management function can influence, to obtain successful project outcomes:
- Designing for field life by striking the optimal balance between cost, schedule, technology selection, and O&M requirements
- Value improvement processes to simplify and standardise designs and products helps prevent unnecessary over-engineering, customisation and gold plating. Standardisation can also lead to repeat application, or re-use, providing the required cost efficiencies.
- Managing change and risk by effective assessment of its impact and aligning all stakeholders to act in a coordinated manner to mitigate consequences.
|0900-0930||185429||Characterization of Diagenetic Phase Transformations in Lacustrine Biogenic Silica Rich Rocks Using Porosity-Depth Trends in Barmer Basin, India|
|0930-1000||185413||Unravelling Potential of a Volcanic Reservoir through Enhanced Facies Understanding - A Case Study from Barmer Basin, India|
|1000-1030||185353||Frac Characterization of Indian Cambay Shale through Hydraulic Fracturing in First Cambay Basin Shale Well|
|Alternate||185433||Characterisation and Modelling of Fractured Basement Reservoirs: A Case Study of the Padra Field|
|Alternate||185439||A Workflow to Model Performance of Low Permeability Reservoirs for Devising Most Optimal Development Strategy Using Rate Transient Analysis and Single Well Modeling|
|Alternate||185376||Integrating Pressure Transient and Rate Transient Analysis for EUR Estimation in Tight Gas Volcanic Reservoirs|
|Alternate||185395||A Practical Solution to Overcome Challenges in Unconventional Reservoir Simulation and History Matching Using Integrated Petrophysical and Facies Modeling Approach|
|0900-0930||185337||Application of Heavy Weight Cement-Resin Blend System to Prevent CCA Pressure in Saudi Arabia Deep Gas Fields|
|0930-1000||185405||Successful Implementation of Improved Rheological Hierarchy of Mud -Spacer- Cement for Effective Zonal Isolation - A Case Study|
|1000-1030||185319||Conical Diamond Element Technology Delivers Step Change in Drilling Performance; Wassana Field, Gulf of Thailand|
|Alternate||185436||Case Study: Drilling the Longest and Fastest Surface Hole Section in United Arab Emirates (U.A.E)|
|Alternate||185336||Drilling Operation Improvement in Overpressure Zone with Manage Pressure Drilling Technology in LFN Field|
|1100-1130||185398||Radial Jet Drilling in Mature Fields of Oil India Limited - An Experimental Approach|
|1130-1200||185412||Effective Waterflood Management in Complex Carbonate Reservoir of Mumbai High Field|
|1200-1230||185363||Holistic Approach in Managing Challenges of Mature Offshore Carbonate Gas Fields with High CO2 and H2S Content in Sarawak Gas Operations, Malaysia|
|Alternate||185368||Effective use of Chemicals to Increase Production in a Mature Asset|
|Alternate||185431||Unconventional Installation of Insert PCP|
|Alternate||185371||A Successful Water Shut Off Treatment in Gas Well of Bassein Field by Polymeric Gel System|
|Alternate||185381||Intervention and Abandonment Operations Utilising a Rigless Well Servicing Unit: Case Studies|
|1100-1130||185446||Getting Past the Deepest Barrier Using Plasma Based Punctures: A Case Study on the Mature Panna Field, Western Offshore, India|
|1130-1200||185414||A New Approach for Productivity Enhancement in Mature Sand Prone Fields Having Nearby Water Contact through Slickwater Fracpack: A Case Study|
|1200-1230||185441||Propane Fracturing: A Waterless Approach, Safety Considerations and its Prospects in India|
|Alternate||185393||Successful Matrix Acidization using Organic Acid System for Sandstone Reservoir of Western Onshore Fields of India: A Case Study|
|Alternate||185411||Maximizing Profits in a Tight Gas Volcanic Reservoir with a SIMOPS Multistage Fracturing Campaign|
|Alternate||185332||Mitigation of Mineral Scale Deposition in Well-bore and Flow Lines with Eco friendly and Less Aggressive Chemical|
|1100-1130||185397||Geomechanical Model and its Role in Hydraulic Fracturing of a Volcanic Reservoir, Barmer Basin, India|
|1130-1200||185442||Production Enhancement Driven by Geomechanics: Successful Well Placement and Fracturing in a Tight Unconventional Clastic Reservoir, Case History from India.|
|1200-1230||185407||Seismically Constraining the Static and Dynamic Models of a Complex Fluvial System, Mangala Field, Rajasthan|
|Alternate||185383||Optimizing Drilling and Completions in Overpressured Malleswaram Field by Integrating Geomechanics with Advance Acoustics Measurements|
|Alternate||185334||Temperature Correction in NMR Logging while Drilling|
The oil and gas industry has not broken through with statistic demonstrating what is possible for diversity in our industry. We know from research that gender diverse companies are more likely to outperform, and we know that this is also true for ethnically diverse teams*. The question comes as to why we are not doing more in our industry to harness, retain and grow a wider talent base, and at the same time, to grow the potential for greater performance?
Various initiatives have been introduced in India including the requirement for women on the board of listed companies, and positive change to the term of maternity leave. And we know that both the public and private sector are implementing programmes and developing the diversity and inclusion agenda and activities, in response to tapping the potential for more diverse talent and more inclusive workplaces.
This session will allow us to understand more about the experiences of our panel, their views on what works to make change and sustainable outcomes, and to discuss ideas that can be leveraged to grow a more diverse and inclusive future in our sector. This is the first time we are including this topic in the SPE Mumbai Conference, and we look forward to your engagement in our Special Session to help build, and grow, this important and inclusive dialogue in our sector in India.
*Source: McKinsey Diversity Matters (2015)