SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition 4 - 6 Apr 2017 Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel Mumbai


Monday, April 03

14:00 - 18:00

Tuesday, April 04

08:00 - 14:00
Energy4me Workshop

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.

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08:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 18:30
11:00 - 13:00
Executive Plenary Session: "Managing E&P Business in the Changing Environment" Grand Ballroom 2 and 3
Moderator(s) Anish De, Partner & Head, Strategy & Operations Advisory (Infrastructure), KPMG
Speaker(s) Kaushik Deb, Chief Economist, BP-India; Sudhir Mathur, Chief Financial Officer, Cairn India; Shaleen Sharma, Head – Upstream, Shell-India; N.K. Verma, MD, ONGC Videsh Limited
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Panel Session 1: Encouraging Exploration - Ensuring the Future Grand Ballroom 2
Moderator(s) Rajeev Kumar, BP-India
Speaker(s) Manoj Prabhakar, IPA Global; Mahendra Pratap, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons; Pinakadhar Mohapatra, Cairn India; Neeraj Sinha, Reliance Industries Limited

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. 

14:00 - 15:30
01  Session 1: Reservoir Management - 1 Grand Ballroom 3
Session Chairpersons Cedric Pierre Raymond Clara - BP
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 185387 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Data Integration helps in Identifying New Waterflood Opportunities in Western Desert, Onshore Field M.K. Choudhary, S.S. Nair, A. Munimandha, A. Kohli, S. Nirmohi, S. Gupta, S. Jain, Shell
1430-1500 185403 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Pressure Transient Analyses for Unfavorable Mobility Ratio Flooding Operations D. Beliveau, T. Chapman, R.C. Merrill, Cairn India Ltd.
1500-1530 185437 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Sidetracking of Peripheral Injector for Tapping Bypassed Oil: Case Study from a Matured Carbonate Reservoir of Mumbai High Field S. Ray, P. Bagchi, S.D. Medhekar, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185379 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Uncertainty Mitigation Using Data Acquisition in Volcanic Reservoirs A.K. Gupta, V. Sabharwal, R. Kumar, B. Mund, A. Beohar, S. Saurav, P. Shankar, S. Tiwari, Cairn India
Alternate 185370 Projects, Facilities & Construction Comparison Study of Asphaltene Precipitation Models using UTCOMP, CMG/GEM and ECLIPSE Simulators A.S. Al-Qasim, M.A. AlDawsari, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 185351 Production & Operations Effect of Varying Permeability on Inflow Performance Curve of Gas Reservoirs M. Kommineni, R. Kavanamani, A. Kurupati, T.T. Cherian, A.M. Aborig, M. Hossain, M.M. Huque, M.I. Miah, Memorial Univeristy of Newfoundland
14:00 - 15:30
02  Session 2: Drilling - 1 Powai Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Jyoti Prakash Nayak - Welltec, Clifford Michael Lang - Cairn India
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 185432 Drilling Revolutionary Drilling Performance in Challenging HPHT and Basaltic Environment of Kutch and Saurashtra Exploration Field A. Kundan, A. Desai, ONGC; S. Bahuguna, R. Talreja, Schlumberger; A.B. Nakhle, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; M. Zayyan, P.K. Tewari, S. Narayanan, S. Purohit, J. Basu, Schlumberger
1430-1500 185408 Drilling A More Holistic Approach to Determine Economics of Using Synthetic Oil Based Mud over Water Based Mud System in Onshore Development Drilling P. Sinha, V. Kumar, T. Prabhakaran, A. Katre, M. Patel, S. Doodraj, Cairn India
1500-1530 185364 Drilling A Study of Drilling Jar Utilization and Effectiveness in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia V. Costa de Oliveira, M.M. Rivas, B.S. Al-zahrani, K.K. Abouelnaaj, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 185394 Drilling Prospect Level Normalization of Offset Pore Pressure Measurements: Analysis of Approaches and their Association with Regional Geology A. Das Purkayastha, P.V. Nair, Shell
Alternate 185341 Drilling Enhanced Mechanical Integrity Characterization of Oilwell Annular Sealants Under In-Situ Downhole Conditions: A Path to Optimized Wellbore Economics W. Cuello Jimenez, X. Pang, M. Benge, R.P. Darbe, Halliburton; D.L. Meadows, Formerly Halliburton
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
Panel Session 2: Monetisation of Resources in Volatile Environment Grand Ballroom 2
Moderator(s) S.K. Moitra, ONGC
Speaker(s) Ajay Ray, GeoEnpro; Ajay Khandelwal, Reliance Industries Limited; Mike Wylie, Cairn India; P. Elango, HOEC; Kaustav Mukherjee, BCG

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.

16:00 - 17:30
03  Session 3: EOR/IOR - 1 Grand Ballroom 3
Session Chairpersons Shital Bapu Khot - SNF, M Suresh Kumar - Cairn India
Time Paper # Presentation
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 D. Bhaisora, S. Mohamed, A. Ali, Halliburton; W.H. Abd El Rahman, Scimitar Production Egypt Ltd; E.N. Abbass, A. Tag, Scimitar
1630-1700 185378 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Use of Side Wall Core as a Tool for In-Situ Combustion Monitoring R. Pareek, G.P. Velmurugan, M. Goyal, N. Rao, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
1700-1730 185324 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Studies on a Hybrid of Movable Gel and ASP Flooding Further EOR for the Reservoir after Polymer Flooding Y. Zhu, J. Fan, J. Tian, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, CNPC
Alternate 185418 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Successful Polymer Selection for CEOR: Brine Hardness and Mechanical Degradation Considerations T. Divers, N. Gaillard, S. Bataille, A. Thomas, C. Favero, SNF
Alternate 185406 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Economic Design of Surfactant-Polymer Flooding Under Low Oil Price K. Zhou, J. Hou, X. Ren, B. Yu, China University of Petroleum
16:00 - 17:30
04  Session 4: Exploration & Development Powai Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Bhagwandas Mirchumal Sahajwani - Halliburton
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1630 185384 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Seismic Curvature Attributes for Subtle Fault Detection in Tight Volcanic Reservoirs from Barmer Basin, India S. Somasundaram, S. Bhat, A. Das, R. Sharda, B. Mund, A. Beohar, P. Shankar, Cairn India
1630-1700 185361 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Reducing the Appraisal Uncertainty with Advanced Wireline Formation Testing Technology: A Case Study from the Gulf of Thailand. A. Lozet, C. Platt, U. Chanthanaphalin, KrisEnergy; I.M. Gok, R. Muhammad, J. Dooque, T. Khunaworawet, K. Watana, S. Duangkaew, T. Duangprasert, T. Lerdsuwankij, R. Paramatikul, Z. Shi, Schlumberger
1700-1730 185388 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Exploiting the Thick Tight Gas Sandstone Formation of Periyakudi field of India through Fracturing Stimulation - A Challenging Experience D. Mahawar, R. Kumar, S. Das, K. Rajendra, S.P. Nainwal, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185430 Projects, Facilities & Construction Comprehensive Field Development Design for a Tight Gas Chalk-Reservoir in North Sea: A Capstone Design Project A.A. Ansari, B. Ghosh, M.Y. Alklih, A.K. Najy, A. Nagah, M.M. Shafik, The Petroleum Institute
17:30 - 18:30
19:00 - 21:00

Wednesday, April 05

08:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 10:30
Panel Session 3: Mature Fields – Reversing the Decline Grand Ballroom 2
Moderator(s) Matthew Stanley, Cairn India
Speaker(s) Dennis Beliveau, Cairn India; Rajesh Kakkar, ONGC; William (Bill) Ott, Waring World; Ashish Chitale, Praesagus RTPO Pvt Ltd

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.”

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Regional Student Paper Contest

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.

09:00 - 10:30
05  Session 5: Reservoir Management - 2 Grand Ballroom 3
Session Chairpersons Samarendra Roychaudhury - Cairn India, Robert Merrill - Cairn India
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 185373 Production & Operations Field Trial of Surfactant Stimulation in Low PI and Intermittently Flowing PCP Wells : A Successful Case Study of Bhagyam Field R.V. Poptani, L. Mishra, A.K. Gupta, S. Saurav, C.K. Singh, N. Agrawal, N. Patel, P. Hammond, Cairn India
0930-1000 185399 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Pressure Build up Study with Echo Meter Data - A Case Study of NE Field V. Kumar, S.K. Verma, A.K. Bhatnagar, Cairn India
1000-1030 185382 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Reservoir Heterogeneities and Model Uncertainties on Prediction Versus Actual Field Behavior - A Case Study R. Kumar, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC); V. Shankar, Cairn India; S.K. Batra, A. Kumar, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
09:00 - 10:30
06  Session 6: Drilling - 2 Powai Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Shashank Shekhar Jha - GE Oil & Gas, A Satyanarayana - Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 185360 Production & Operations Benefits of Cutting Pipe Under Compression in Deepwater Rig Operations A. Ahmad, A. Garg, M. Sankar, D.U. Omonze, V. Agrawal, A. Mudgal, M. Patowary, Reliance Industries Limited; J.P. Nayak, Welltec; T. Pinto, Welltec A/S
0930-1000 185362 Drilling Failures and Remedial Measures for Cementing Vertical Shale Gas Wells in India - Case Histories K. Lal, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC); R. Rastogi, P. Singh, IDT; R.K. Meher, M.P. Sinha, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
1000-1030 185346 Drilling Development of Inhibitive Water Based Drilling Fluid System With Synthesized Graft Copolymer for Reactive Indian Shale Formation S. Kumar, R. Jain, P. Chaudhary, Dehradun Institute of Technology University; V. Mahto, Indian School of Mines
Alternate 185402 Drilling Stress Modelling and Design of Elastic Cement System to Withstand Well-bore Pressure during Hydro-Fracturing and Casing Integrity Testing. P. Singh, K. Lal, S.K. Malhotra, P. Kumar, S.S. Khanna, M.P. Sinha, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Panel Session 4: HSSE – In a Changing World Grand Ballroom 2
Moderator(s) Badal Roy, ONGC
Speaker(s) Virender Acharya, BP-India; Ankush Aggarwal, Cairn India; S.P. Garg, GAIL; Hari Kumar, ENOC; Sigra Sharma, Schlumberger

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. 

11:00 - 12:30
07  Session 7: Completion - 1 Grand Ballroom 3
Session Chairpersons Surendra Prasad Nainwal - Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), Chandrashekhar V Deshpande - Baker Hughes
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 185374 Completions Successful Implementation of Limited Entry Technique for Multistage Fracturing Optimization in a Deep Tight Gas Volcanic Reservoir of Western India: Case Study R. Goyal, S. Tiwari, R.J. Tibbles, S. Anand, V. Ranjan, P. Sidharth, S. Pathak, A. Sharma, U. Vijayvargia, K. Yadav, Cairn India
1130-1200 185377 Completions The First Application of Specialty Sand Screens in Combination with Fully Integrated ESP Technology in the Nong Yao field, Gulf of Thailand T. Duangprasert, Schlumberger; I.T. Chigbo, S.T. Opdal, P. Tarasombut, Mubadala Petroleum; M. Ridho, M. Roumi, K. Goh, N. Rekijtisirikul, Schlumberger; G.E. Woiceshyn, D.G. Wells, Absolute Completion Technologies/Schlumberger
1200-1230 185369 Completions Development of Non-Damaging Solid Free Polymer Pill for Controlling Fluid Loss in Mumbai Offshore P. Raj, P.K. Mahato, V.K. Bahuguna, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185344 Completions Application of Closed Fracture Acidizing for Stimulation of Tight Carbonate Reservoir in Mumbai Offshore. D. Sarma, T. Pal, D. Kumar, G. Lahiri, V.V. Manchalwar, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185392 Completions Effect of Nano-particles, Temperature and Pressure on the Viscoelastic Properties of a Surfactant-based Fracturing Fluid for High Temperature Conditions A. Baruah, Maharashtra Institute of Technology; K. Ojha, A.K. Pathak, Indian School of Mines
Alternate 185372 Completions Multistage Up-Dip Well (>94 Deg) Fracturing using Plug & Perf Technology through Coiled Tubing - A Case Study A. Gupta, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC); V. Gupta, U.M. Okeke, S. Jerath, Baker Hughes
11:00 - 12:30
08  Session 8: Reservoir Characterisation - 1 Powai Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Chanpreet Sahni - Halliburton, S D Madekar - Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 185416 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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 S. Chakraborty, S. Negi, A. Kumar, N. Pandey, Reliance Industries Limited
1130-1200 185419 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Fractured Basement Reservoir Characterization in Barmer Basin N. Singh, Cairn India
1200-1230 185423 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Delineating Complex Channel Sands Distribution Alongside Volcanic Flows with Spectral Decomposition Attribute Analysis: Saraswati Field, Barmer Basin V.R. Kola, D. Wahengbam, A. Bhatnagar, Cairn India
Alternate 185356 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Methodology to Study Fracture Pattern and its Relationship to Grain Geometry for Fracture Initiation: Case Study on Low Permeable Core Sample A.A. Thombare, Texas A&M University; P.D. Kamble, Independent Consultant; D. Jackson, Viking Geological Consulting
Alternate 185347 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Non-steady Well-testing Interpretation Model and Analytical Solution for Circularly Partially Penetrating Wells L. Fu, F. Zifei, RIPED, PetroChina; H. Qingying, School of Energy Resources, China University of Geosciences; N. Jun, Z. Lun, RIPED, PetroChina
Alternate 185447 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Fluid Type Identification in Carbonate Reservoir using Advanced Statistical Analysis H. Yu, Z. Wang, Northwest University; R. Rezaee, Curtin University; X. Liu, Northwest University; Y. Zhang, O. Imokhe, Curtin University
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
09  Session 9: Unconventional: Drilling, Completion and Production Grand Ballroom 2
Session Chairpersons A Reghu Padmanabhan - Weatherford, Mandar Chandrakant Pathak - Blade Energy Partners
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 185366 Completions Investigation into the Economic Impact and Recovery Effect of Various Completion Timing Strategies in Unconventional Wells K. Dhuldhoya, S.R. Holtz, Halliburton
1400-1430 185424 Drilling Unconventional Hydrocarbons: Gas Hydrates - Drilling Challenges and Suitable Technology P.D. Motghare, A.S. Musale, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
1430-1500 185435 Completions Ultra-Light Weight Proppant and Pumping Design Lead to Greater Conductive Fracture Area in Unconventional Reservoirs N. Spurr, H.G. Hudson, Baker Hughes
Alternate 185421 Completions Optimization of Fracturing Technique for Successful Exploitation of Tight Gas Reservoirs of Mandapeta Field K. Medavarapu, S. Das, S. Chitrapu, S.P. Nainwal, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185380 Production & Operations Novel Idea for Optimization of a Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) System at Different Stages of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Well Life J. Vora, R. Singh, S. Saxena, Reliance Industries Limited
Alternate 185323 Completions Lateral Wellbore Rock Characterization and Hydraulic Fracture Optimization Utilizing Drilling Cuttings and Mud Log in Cleveland Sand, a Case Study S.M. Stolyarov, D. Gadzhimirzaev, S. Sadykhov, Baker Hughes; B. Ackley, C. Lipp, Peregrine Petroleum
13:30 - 15:00
10  Session 10: EOR/IOR - 2 Grand Ballroom 3
Session Chairpersons Sunil Kumar - Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), Cedric Pierre Raymond Clara - BP
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 185352 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Next-Generation Displacement Fluids for Enhanced Oil Recovery C. Yegin, Texas A&M University; M. Zhang, Frontida Biopharm; K. Balaji, A. Suhag, R. Ranjith, Z. Peksaglam, University of Southern California; Z. Wijaya, Hess; D.F. Putra, Rafflesia Energy Inc; H. Anggraini, Hess; C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; B. Ramadurai, Tata Consultancy Services
1400-1430 185321 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Hybrid EOR Technology: Carbonated Water-Smart Water Flood Improved Recovery in Oil Wet Carbonate Formation: Part-II A.I. Kilybay, B. Ghosh, N.C. Thomas, N.T. Sulemana, The Petroleum Institute
1430-1500 185409 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Successful Pilot Implementation of ASP Flooding Through CEOR/IOR Application - A Case Study B.P. Singh, S. Parulkar, A. Kumar, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185326 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Isolation and Characterization of Biopolymer Producing Omani Aureobasidium pullulans Strains and its Potential Applications in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery A. Elshafie, S.J. Joshi, Y.M. Al-wahaibi, S. Al-Bahry, A.S. Al-Bemani, A. Al-Hashmi, Sultan Qaboos University; M.S. Mandhari, Petroleum Development Oman
Alternate 185327 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Mechanistic Study of Surfactant/Polymer Adsorption and its Effect on Surface Morphology and Wettability Y.M. Al-wahaibi, A. Al-Hashmi, S. Joshi, N. Mosavat, S. Rudyk, S. Al-Khamisi, T. Al-Kharusi, Sultan Qaboos University; H.S. Al-sulaimani, Petroleum Development Oman
Alternate 185375 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Technical and Economic Evaluation of EOR Technology in Low-Oil-Price Period---A New Polymerflooding Case Study from China X. Wu, RIPED; J. Zhang, W. Liang, Liaohe Oilfield Company, CNPC; H. Xu, RIPED; Q. Wang, Liaohe Oilfield Company, CNPC; C. Xiong, RIPED; T. Ren, L. Zhang, Liaohe Oilfield Company, CNPC; B. Bai, Missouri University of Science & Tech; Y. Ye, RIPED; X. Tian, Startwell Energy Co.
13:30 - 15:00
11  Session 11: Integrated Project Management Powai Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Ajay Gharpure - Aker Solutions, Satish Palekar - Larsen & Toubro India (L&T)
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 185420 Completions Raageshwari Deep Gas Hydrofracturing Campaign, Accelerated Project Delivery - An Example of Robust Integrated Project Management. P. Shrivastava, V. Sharma, S. Anand, A. Otubaga, R. Trivedi, M. Muda, A. Parasher, S. Tiwari, L.O. Aihevba, Cairn India
1400-1430 185620 Management & Information Design and Implementation of the Well Delivery Project Gate System M. Al-Salem, N.J. Al-Shehab, J. Decena, Kuwait Oil Company
1430-1500 185385 Projects, Facilities & Construction Energy Efficiency and Cost Optimization Assessments in Mangala Processing Terminal. B. Gajendran, K.N. Kukadiya, Cairn India
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Panel Session 5: People Management in Changing Environment Grand Ballroom 2
Moderator(s) Shashank Jha, GE Oil & Gas
Speaker(s) Kamal Arafeh, Halliburton; Ashish Bhandari, GE Oil & Gas; Sujit Kumar, Schlumberger; Kaushik Roy, Weatherford Oil Tool M.E. Ltd.; Nikhil Shahane, Technip-India

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

15:30 - 17:00
12  Session 12: Asset Integrity Management Grand Ballroom 3
Session Chairpersons Badal Kumar Roy - Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), Siva Kumar Pothepalli - Cairn Energy India
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 185357 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Safety Integrity Analysis of Topside Piping and Vessels Installed on Offshore Platform S.L. Thakur, Aker Power Gas
1600-1630 185358 Management & Information Enabling New Field Development Projects for a Digital Future S. Sam, A.R. Airani, Infosys Limited
1630-1700 185391 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Mitigation of Work Control Challenges at Well Sites - Lessons from CBM Project B. Pandey, S. Tomar, Reliance Industries Limited
Alternate 185410 Management & Information Delivering Efficiencies to Well Intervention Management Planning, Tracking and MIS by Automation A. Upadhyaya, S. Gosain, M. Dhiman, M.D. Kothiyal, S.K. Jetley, Cairn India
Alternate 185401 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Oil Spill Cleanup using Aerographene R. Wadhwani, Shell
Alternate 185440 Management & Information Smart Field Data Architecture and Data Governance Framework for Efficient Integrated Reservoir Management and Operations R.D. Mohan, S.K. Pokhriyal, J. Fernandez, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
15:30 - 17:00
13  Session 13: Oil and Gas Production and Optimisation Powai Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Sanjay Kumar Moitra - Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), M V Subbarao - Reliance Industries Limited
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 185367 Production & Operations 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 P. Goel, A. Kumar, H. Duara, T.K. Mandal, D. Rao, V.V. Manchalwar, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
1600-1630 185428 Production & Operations Optimizing Cost and Effectiveness of Well Interventions: An Holistic Approach S. Gosain, M. Dhiman, M.D. Kothiyal, Cairn India; A. Upadhyaya, Cairn India Limited; S.K. Jetley, S.K. Jain, A. Jain, N. Patel, Cairn India; P. Hammond, Cairn India Limited
1630-1700 185425 Projects, Facilities & Construction A Case Study on Production Enhancement Opportunity in an Existing Gas Processing Complex J.N. Sukanandan, G. Sharmila, B. Das, A.S. Pawar, C.P. Singhal, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185438 Production & Operations "Best out of Waste" - Waste Water Management for Sustenance of Well Intervention Activities A. Gupta, V. Sharma, A. Parasher, D. Thummar, R.S. Satyarthi, E. Rao, S. Tiwari, Cairn India
Alternate 185340 Completions HT Fracturing Fluid in Stimulating Saudi HTHP Gas Wells: Lab Results and Field Cases. M. Aldawsari, A.M. Al-Sagr, S.M. Al-Driweesh, N.S. Al-Shammari, Saudi Aramco; A.H. Altammar, N. Atayev, A. Bezerra De Melo, Baker Hughes

Thursday, April 06

08:30 - 15:00
09:00 - 10:30
Panel Session 6: Project Management Throughout the Field Lifecycle Grand Ballroom 2
Moderator(s) Ajay Gharpure, Aker Solutions
Speaker(s) Alok Nandan, ONGC; Satish Palekar, L&T Hydrocarbon Engg.; Manoj Prabhakar, IPA Global; Jan Gunnar Waalmann, Aker Solutions

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.
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 10:30
14  Session 14: Unconventional Reservoir Grand Ballroom 3
Session Chairpersons Ashish Arvind Chitale - Praesagus, Dennis Beliveau - Cairn India
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 185429 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterization of Diagenetic Phase Transformations in Lacustrine Biogenic Silica Rich Rocks Using Porosity-Depth Trends in Barmer Basin, India S. Samal, A. Pal, R. Guha, Cairn India
0930-1000 185413 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Unravelling Potential of a Volcanic Reservoir through Enhanced Facies Understanding - A Case Study from Barmer Basin, India B. Mund, A. Das, R. Sharda, S. Bhat, R. Kumar, A.K. Gupta, P. Shankar, Cairn India
1000-1030 185353 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Frac Characterization of Indian Cambay Shale through Hydraulic Fracturing in First Cambay Basin Shale Well A.K. Jha, D. Mahawar, R. Kumar, S. Das, K.W. S. Rajendra, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185433 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterisation and Modelling of Fractured Basement Reservoirs: A Case Study of the Padra Field D.K. Nautiyal, S.N. Goswami, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC); A. Dutt, Schlumberger
Alternate 185439 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Workflow to Model Performance of Low Permeability Reservoirs for Devising Most Optimal Development Strategy Using Rate Transient Analysis and Single Well Modeling S. Sharma, S. Batshas, S. Joshi, V. Reddy, S. Chhabra, Schlumberger; B. Sastry, P. Subrahmanyam, GNRL Oil and Gas
Alternate 185376 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrating Pressure Transient and Rate Transient Analysis for EUR Estimation in Tight Gas Volcanic Reservoirs A. Beohar, S.K. Verma, V. Sabharwal, R. Kumar, P. Shankar, A.K. Gupta, Cairn India
Alternate 185395 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Practical Solution to Overcome Challenges in Unconventional Reservoir Simulation and History Matching Using Integrated Petrophysical and Facies Modeling Approach K. Saikia, Halliburton; C. Baruah, Independent Consultant
09:00 - 10:30
15  Session 15: Drilling - 3 Powai Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Jayant Malhotra - Schlumberger, Abdo Ahmed - Reliance Industries Limited
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 185337 Drilling Application of Heavy Weight Cement-Resin Blend System to Prevent CCA Pressure in Saudi Arabia Deep Gas Fields A. Yami, H. Buwaidi, A. Al-Herz, T.S. Mukherjee, Saudi Aramco; D.R. Bedford, R.A. Viso, K. Hugentobler, Halliburton
0930-1000 185405 Drilling Successful Implementation of Improved Rheological Hierarchy of Mud -Spacer- Cement for Effective Zonal Isolation - A Case Study P. Singh, IDT; K. Lal, R. Rastogi, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC); C.S. Joshi, IDT; M.P. Sinha, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
1000-1030 185319 Drilling Conical Diamond Element Technology Delivers Step Change in Drilling Performance; Wassana Field, Gulf of Thailand V. Radhakrishnan, Schlumberger; J.A. Bujnoch, A. Meteerawat, P. Wannaduriyapan, KrisEnergy; A. Abbasgholipour, S. Onkvisit, Schlumberger
Alternate 185436 Drilling Case Study: Drilling the Longest and Fastest Surface Hole Section in United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) A.A. Ansari, S. Sowaidi, K. Yoshimoto, ZADCO
Alternate 185336 Drilling Drilling Operation Improvement in Overpressure Zone with Manage Pressure Drilling Technology in LFN Field R.A. Fajar, C. Irawan, SKK Migas; B.D. Hasudungan, CSEL
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
16  Session 16: Mature Fields Management Grand Ballroom 2
Session Chairpersons Manav Kanwar - SK Oilfield, Jyoti Prakash Nayak - Welltec
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 185398 Production & Operations Radial Jet Drilling in Mature Fields of Oil India Limited - An Experimental Approach D. Jain, P.P. Maut, P. Saharia, R. Dutta, S. Yomdo, Oil India; I.C. Hatchell, Radial Drilling Services; A. Mukerjee, SK Oilfield Equipment Co.
1130-1200 185412 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effective Waterflood Management in Complex Carbonate Reservoir of Mumbai High Field N.T. Ravi, R. Muraleedharan, C.R. Maurya, B. Ram, K. Muralidharan, S.D. Medhekar, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
1200-1230 185363 Production & Operations Holistic Approach in Managing Challenges of Mature Offshore Carbonate Gas Fields with High CO2 and H2S Content in Sarawak Gas Operations, Malaysia M.F. Abdul Aziz, A.H. Mithani, Petronas Carigali
Alternate 185368 Production & Operations Effective use of Chemicals to Increase Production in a Mature Asset P. Fartiyal, A. Tiwari, A. Malik, C. Manickavasagam, N.M. Sharma, S. Lele, BG Exploration and Production India (a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell)
Alternate 185431 Production & Operations Unconventional Installation of Insert PCP P. Kumar, A. Bohra, S. Tiwari, Cairn India
Alternate 185371 Production & Operations A Successful Water Shut Off Treatment in Gas Well of Bassein Field by Polymeric Gel System P.S. Mattey, M. Varshney, V.D. Pandit, A. Kumar, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185381 Drilling Intervention and Abandonment Operations Utilising a Rigless Well Servicing Unit: Case Studies S.A. Canny, Weatherford
11:00 - 12:30
17  Session 17: Completion - 2 Grand Ballroom 3
Session Chairpersons Subhamoy Mukherjee - Baker Hughes, Shobhit Tiwari - Cairn India
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 185446 Completions Getting Past the Deepest Barrier Using Plasma Based Punctures: A Case Study on the Mature Panna Field, Western Offshore, India S.I. Abbasi, C. Tyagi, S. Maltare, BGEPIL; T. Chakrabarty, HLS Asia Ltd
1130-1200 185414 Completions A New Approach for Productivity Enhancement in Mature Sand Prone Fields Having Nearby Water Contact through Slickwater Fracpack: A Case Study N.K. Mishra, A. Singh, S. Rakundla, K.W. Rajendra, S.P. Nainwal, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
1200-1230 185441 Completions Propane Fracturing: A Waterless Approach, Safety Considerations and its Prospects in India N. Kumar, S. Rajput, G. K G, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM)
Alternate 185393 Production & Operations Successful Matrix Acidization using Organic Acid System for Sandstone Reservoir of Western Onshore Fields of India: A Case Study S. Shah, S.K. Singh, V.K. Bahuguna, K.W. Rajendra, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
Alternate 185411 Completions Maximizing Profits in a Tight Gas Volcanic Reservoir with a SIMOPS Multistage Fracturing Campaign P. Sidharth, S. Tiwari, S. Anand, R. Goyal, Cairn India; A. Agarwal, A. Sharma, M. Singh, V. Aggarwal, Schlumberger
Alternate 185332 Production & Operations Mitigation of Mineral Scale Deposition in Well-bore and Flow Lines with Eco friendly and Less Aggressive Chemical M.A. Siddiqui, M.R. Al-Othman, N.B. Al-Houti, S. Aloun, B.S. Al-Matar, Kuwait Oil Company; T. Stanitzek, C. De Wolf, AkzoNoble; G.N. Iwenjora, NAPESCO KSC
11:00 - 12:30
18  Session 18: Reservoir Characterisation - 2 Powai Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Suna Ram Hembrom - Directorate General Hydrocarbons, Shri Kanhaiya Kumar Jha - Directorate General Hydrocarbons
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 185397 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Geomechanical Model and its Role in Hydraulic Fracturing of a Volcanic Reservoir, Barmer Basin, India B. Mund, R. Sharda, A. Das, S. Somasundaram, S. Bhat, V. Sabharwal, A.K. Gupta, P. Shankar, Cairn India
1130-1200 185442 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Production Enhancement Driven by Geomechanics: Successful Well Placement and Fracturing in a Tight Unconventional Clastic Reservoir, Case History from India. S. Saha, A.L. Shinde, Baker Hughes; S.V. Perumalla, Baker Hughes Inc; P. Chakrabarti, Baker Hughes; C.V. Deshpande, Baker Hughes Singapore Pte Ltd; S. Das, A. Gupta, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC)
1200-1230 185407 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Seismically Constraining the Static and Dynamic Models of a Complex Fluvial System, Mangala Field, Rajasthan N. Pahwa, A. Malkani, S. Sarkar, R. Singh, Cairn India
Alternate 185383 Drilling Optimizing Drilling and Completions in Overpressured Malleswaram Field by Integrating Geomechanics with Advance Acoustics Measurements S.S. Reddy, J.V. Anjaneyulu, A.K. Lal, E.J. Rao, R. C H, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC); R. Talreja, S. Bahuguna, J. Zacharia, C. Chatterjee, J. Basu, Schlumberger
Alternate 185334 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Temperature Correction in NMR Logging while Drilling R. Coman, H. Tietjen, Baker Hughes
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Special Session: Women in the E&P Industry Grand Ballroom 2
Moderator(s) Tracy Chambers, Shell
Speaker(s) Mahesh Bhide, Shell; Sunitha Kesavan, BP-India; Sharmila Roy, ONGC; Merlin Sequeira, Schlumberger; Sigra Sharma, Schlumberger

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)


15:00 - 15:30