Monday, October 22

12:00 - 19:00
New Age Engineers Rydges Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia

A New Age of Engineering has arrived. Accelerated by the internet facilitating the connection between innovators and capital; Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, machine learning, and 3-D printing are being realised as solutions through all industries.

The roll-out of these technologies to the Oil & Gas industry is underway right now. The technologies of today were not in the textbooks of five years ago, so “How can Young Professionals Spot, Prepare and Capitalise on opportunities for an industry employing perpetually advancing technology?”

This workshop will host presentations from innovation leaders in the O&G industry. A panel session will provide an opportunity for Young Professionals to meet and learn from industry experts sharing their experiences adapting to technological advances and an ever-changing industry.

1200 – 1230  Delegate Registration 
1230 – 1300  Welcome Remarks and Ice-Breaker 
1300 – 1430

Data Analytics/IOT Workshop

Session Moderator: Dr Shahab Mohaghegh, Professor, West Virginia University

1430 – 1445 Coffee Break and Networking Session
1445 – 1545 

Panel Session

  • People – Skills required for a new age engineer to succeed in the future by Chris Mijnssen, New Ventures Lead, Origin Energy (Confirmed)
  • Sustainability - Striking the balance of growth and sustainability in the oil and gas industry (Speaker to be confirmed)
  • Innovation/R&D – What’s out there in the future of oil and gas (Speaker to be confirmed)
1545 – 1600  Coffee Break and Networking Session
1600 – 1700

Leadership Panel Session

  • The Honourable Ian MacFarlane, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Resources Council (Confirmed)
  • Warwick King, Chief Executive Officer, Australia Pacific LNG Pty Ltd (Invited) 
  • Rod Duke, CEO, GLNG (Invited)
1700 – 1900  Workshop Networking Session


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Tuesday, October 23

09:00 - 09:45
01  Opening Session and Keynote Session Hall B, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Speaker(s) Wendy D King - ConocoPhillips Australia, Sami Alnuaim - 2019 SPE President, Saudi Aramco, Matthew Canavan - Senator of Queensland, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Wendy King
APOGCE 2018 Conference Chair and President – Australia East
ConocoPhillips Australia

Sami Alnuaim
2019 SPE President
Saudi Aramco

Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan
Senator of Queensland
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

09:45 - 10:15
10:45 - 12:15
EP01  Executive Plenary Session: Challenge the Conventional Hall B, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Moderator(s) Wendy D King - ConocoPhillips, Chirs Mijnssen - Origin Energy
Speaker(s) Frank Calabria - Origin Energy, Kevin T. Gallagher - Santos, Ian Davies - Senex Energy, Martin Ferguson - SGH Energy, Zoe Yujnovich - Shell Australia

Frank Calabria
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Origin Energy

Kevin Gallagher
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Ian Davies
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Senex Energy

Martin Ferguson
Strategic Director - Natural Resources
SGH Energy

Zoe Yujnovich
Chairman and Country Chair
Shell Australia

12:15 - 12:30
Regional Awards

SPE Awards recognise members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievements, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service. The awards recognise individuals and companies that make significant technical and professional contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and to the oil and gas industry.

In appreciation of the contributions of SPE members and distinguished organisations, the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Awards will be presented during APOGCE on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.

13:30 - 14:00
00  ePoster Hall A, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
The current presentation date and time shown is a TENTATIVE schedule. The final/confirm presentation schedule will be notified/available in late September or early October 2018.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 191898 An Experimental Study of Oil Water Separation in Parallel Pipes: A New Subsea Bulk Water Separator Design Proposal H.S. Skjefstad, M.E. Stanko, Norwegian U. of Science and Technology
1330-1400 192069 Completions Development and Application of Key Equipment of CO2 Waterless Fracturing L. Zheng, S. Meng, PetroChina Research Inst Petr Expl& Dev; S. Chen, PetroChina Jilin Oilfield; Q. Yang, PetroChina Research Inst Petr Expl& Dev
1330-1400 191881 Drilling A Multiscale Study On The Onset Of Sand Production A. Lv, H.L. Ramandi, H. Roshan, University of New South Wales
1330-1400 192064 Experimental Investigation of Crude Oil Emulsions T. Uetani, INPEX Corp.; J. Kai, T. Hitomi, H. Seino, K. Shinbori, NKKK; H. Yonebayashi, INPEX
1330-1400 191895 Australia’s World Scale Gas Resources, its Markets and Why New Approaches are Required B.F. Towler, U. of Queensland; R. Wilkinson, Energy Quest
1330-1400 191901 Fundamentals of Underground Storage: An Overview of the Screening Criteria and Functional Requirements S. Basu, P.M. Nilsson, Shell India Markets Private Ltd.; E. Kuperus, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V.
1330-1400 191882 First Hydraulically Fractured Dump Flood Implementation in Kuwait: A Case Study A. Alam, Baker Hughes, a GE company; M.R. Al-Othman, Kuwait Oil Co.; S.A. Pooniwala, Baker Hughes, a GE company; M. Nagarkoti, Circle Oil Services UK; E. Anthony, Kuwait Oil Co.
1330-1400 192024 A Review of Current Knowledge with an Analytical Geomechanical Fault Reactivation Model: The Importance of CO2 Mechano-Chemical Effects for CO2 Sequestration I. Altaf, J. Underschultz, S. Hurter, B.F. Towler, U. of Queensland
1330-1400 191910 Mitigating the Failure of Downhole Pumps due to Gas Interference in Coal Seam Gas Wells B. Wu, M. Firouzi, B.F. Towler, U. of Queensland
1330-1400 191868 Projects, Facilities & Construction Characterising Methane Hydrate Formation in Horizontal Water-Dominated Bubbly Flow W. Fu, B. Sun, W. Zhiyuan, J. Zhang, China U. of Petroleum (East China); J. Wang, The Key Laboratory of Well Stability and Fluid & Rock Mechanics in Oil and Gas Reservoir of Shaanxi
1330-1400 192075 Completions Downhole Packer Equipment Design for High-Temperature Carbonate Formations
M.A. AlGhazal, M.J. Aljubran, Saudi Aramco
1330-1400 192084 Automated Methodology for Screening and Pre-Selection of Helico-Axial Multiphase Pumps for Subsea Boosting Systems G.E. Nunez, NTNU; J.A. De Andrade, NTNU Norwegian Inst. of Technology; M.E. Stanko, S. Sangesland, Norwegian U. of Science and Technology
1330-1400 192058 Maximising Oil Recovery through Gas Cap Perforation in Strong Water Drive Reservoir M. Abdulhadi, M.N. Mansor, N.A. Amiruddin, T.V. Tran, Dialog D&P, Halliburton Bayan Petroleum; M.I. Abdul Wahid, K.A. Dolah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1330-1400 191906 Feature Extraction on 2-D Computed Tomography Images for a Rapid Permeability Estimation N. Alqahtani, P. Mostaghimi, R.T. Armstrong, U. of New South Wales
1330-1400 192122 Bio Enhanced Energy Recovery Technology for Clean and Efficient Energy Production C.J. Langbauer, Mining U. of Leoben
1330-1400 191960 Early-Stage Detection of Scales in TEN Ntomme via Remote Monitoring of Multiphase Meter M. Darab, R. Nygaard, OneSubsea; A.P. Singh, Tullow Oil Plc.
14:00 - 15:30
PS01  Panel Session 01: The Impact of Public Perception of the Oil and Gas Industry on Development Decisions Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Moderator(s) Marie Louise Lees - Independent, Natalie Chadud - Origin Energy
Speaker(s) David Close - Origin Energy, Katherine Witt - University of Queensland, Malcolm Roberts - APPEA, Stuart Smith - NOPSEMA, Tor McCaul - Comet Ridge
Anthropogenic climate change, water quality, affordable energy supply, fracture stimulation: the oil and gas industry is inextricably linked with these and other social and environmental issues. Public perception of these issues has been shaped by the significant media attention and activist activity in the community. Despite a lack of technical understanding of the issues and the complex interrelationships, public perception of these issues has had a major impact on recent oil and gas developments. This session will discuss how companies have responded to overcome these challenges as well as what the industry can do to better inform the public of the social and economic benefits which are derived from industry.

David Close
Unconventional Exploration Manager
Origin Energy

Katherine Witt
Research Fellow
University of Queensland

Malcom Roberts
Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Smith
Chief Executive Officer
National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)

Tor McCaul
Managing Director
Comet Ridge​

14:00 - 15:30
TS01  Technical Session 01: Maximising Opportunity through Integrated Data Analysis Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Abdolrahim Ataei - PETRONAS, Shuhong Wu - RIPED, Shripad Biniwale - Schlumberger
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 192046 Rate Transient Analysis (RTA) and its Application for Well Connectivity Analysis in a Saturated Oil Reservoirs: An Integrated Production Driven Reservoir Characterisation and a Case Study A. Ataei, PETRONAS; E. Motaei, A. Zakariah, M. Manaf, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1420-1440 192047 Maximising the Opportunity in Multi-Layered Tight Sand Reservoirs in a Mature Field by Hydraulic Fracturing: A Case Study of Tight Sand Development Project in Thailand T. Suppachoknirun, M. Wantawin, T. Kiatrabile, PTTEP
1500-1520 191961 Injectivity and Well Deliverability Test and Analysis in an Offshore Complex High CO2 Gas Carbonate Asset R. Masoudi, M.A. Ab Wahab, A. Ataei, PETRONAS; E. Motaei, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; S. Rashid, PETRONAS
Alternate 192138 Well Delivery Task Force Team Approach to Increase Operation Efficiency H.H. Shuber, Kuwait Oil Co.
Alternate 191900 Waking Up the Dead: Rejuvenation of a 17 Year Idle Well M. Mohamad Amin, K. Gurbachan Singh, H. Turiman, M. Abu Bakar, S. Khairuddin, T. Afandi, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 192021 Integrated Well Interference Modelling Reveals Well Spacing in the Marcellus Shale P. Pankaj, Schlumberger; P. Shukla, Schlumberger Technology Corp.; P. Kavousi, T.R. Carr, West Virginia U.
Alternate 192057 Application of Blockchain Technology in Oil and Gas Industries: A Simulation-Based Study W.A. Nugroho, PT Pertamina Drilling Services Indonesia
14:00 - 15:30
TS02  Technical Session 02: Cementing and Drilling Fluids Room 2, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Raymond Johnson - U. of Queensland, Colin Ingram - Inflatable Packers Intl.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 192096 Structured Approach in Qualifying Cement Isolation through the Use of Cementing Scorecard and Post Job Execution Data T. Heu, Sarawak Shell Bhd.; A. Wee, C.M. Combe, Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd.; M. Md Radzi, Sarawak Shell Bhd.; T. Zhang, Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd.
1420-1440 191953 Unconventional Techniques to Overcome Narrow Margin Cementing: Successful Case Studies in Malikai Deepwater Project in Malaysia Y. Hoe, Dowell Schlumberger Sdn. Bhd.; A.T. Duong, Schlumberger Logelco Inc.; T. Heu, M. Razif, Sarawak Shell Bhd.
1440-1500 192022 An Integrated Cement Design and Evaluation to Reduce Downhole Sanding P. Cadogan, INPEX Operations Australia Pty. Ltd.; R. Crabtree, INPEX; K. Seth, INPEX Browse Ltd.; V. Beales, INPEX; B.C. Cheong, A. Alsayed, Schlumberger
1500-1520 192104 Cementing Production Liners Terminating in Depleted Reservoirs: A Case Study on Deepwater Wells off the East Coast of India A. Kumar, T. Ganjoo, V. Iyer, A. Yadav, Halliburton
Alternate 191989 Displacement Efficiency for Primary Cementing of Washout Sections in Highly Deviated Wells A. Renteria, A. Maleki, I. Frigaard, U. of British Columbia; B. Lund, M. Taghipour Khadrbeik, J. Ytrehus, SINTEF Petroleum Research
Alternate 192054 Drilling Volume Change of Cement Plugs: Spotlight on the Role of Boundary Conditions Using an Improved Test Method
S. Jandhyala, G. Pangu, A. Deshpande, Halliburton; T. Wolterbeek, E. Cornelissen, Shell
Alternate 192050 Drilling High-Performance Water-Base System Performs as an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Oil-base for Drilling Challenging Intervals in North Kuwait
M. Almulaifi, Kuwait Oil Co.; A. Heikal, Kuwait Drilling Fluids & Oil Services S.A.K; M. Albanna, M-I SWACO; A. Marafi, A. Sekhri, I. Hussain, I. Mohammed, R. Kant, M. AlKanderi, Kuwait Oil Co.; G. Manescu, M-I Swaco a Schlumberger Company; S. Bahzad, A. Al-Otaibi, A. Alenezi, I. Abdelrahman, KUWAIT OIL COMPANY
Alternate 192079 A New Generation of Flat Rheology Water Based Mud to Manage ECD, Prevent Loss Circulation, Temperature and Pressure Independent Rheology, Higher Lubricity and Shale Inhibition S. Taraghikhah, Pars Drilling Fluids Co.; M. Kalhor Mohammadi, Pars Drilling Fluid; K. Tahmasbi, Pars Drilling Fluids Co.
14:00 - 15:30
TS03  Technical Session 03: Modelling: Unconventional Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Saikat Mazumder - Arrow Energy, Raj Deo Tewari - PETRONAS
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 191997 An Efficient Approach for History-Matching Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Wells Production G. Chang, G. Aibassov, Shell Australia
1420-1440 191986 Integrated Modelling Workflow for Life Cycle Development of a Large Scale Coal Seam Gas Field V. Sharma, I. Sugiarto, S. Mazumder, B. Vella, J. Davies, J. Jiang, Arrow Energy
1440-1500 192010 Optimising Horizontal Coal Seam Gas Wells by Combining Reservoir Simulation and Transient Well Modelling K. Wimbridge, H.W. Moh, E. Dharma Putra, P.W. Aung, C. Coman, N.J. Rodriguez, S. Delfani, K.K. Thakur, J. Samaan, Schlumberger
1500-1520 191917 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Dynamic Modelling of Walloon Coal Measures: An Unsavoury Cocktail of Reservoir Variability, Mismatched Resolutions, and Unreasonable Expectations
J.P. Cardwell, Santos
Alternate 192130 Application of Multi-Level and High-Resolution Discrete Fracture Modelling Based on Unstructured Grid in Fractured Reservoir Simulation Study L. Qiyuan, Z. Dai, C. Weihua, CNOOC Ltd.; L. Junchao, Nanjing Tracey Energy Technology Ltd.; Z. Xiaolin, CNOOC Ltd.
Alternate 191918 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Study On Shale Gas Migration Mechanism And Production Characteristics J. Sun, China University of Petroleum - Beijing; J. He, M. Chen, L. Ren, Xi????????an Shiyou University; F. Sun, China University of Petroleum - Beijing; Z. Dong, Xi????????an Shiyou University
Alternate 192092 Hybrid Coupled Discrete-Fracture/Matrix and Continuum Models for Unconventional-Reservoir Simulation J. Xu, China U. of Petroleum; B. Sun, U. of Petroleum E. China; J. Zhu, U.of Tulsa
16:00 - 17:30
PS02  Panel Session 02: Making Low Permeability Reservoirs Work Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Moderator(s) David Close - Origin Energy, Emma Tavener - Santos
Speaker(s) Elham Samari - Condor Energy Services, Jeremy Meyer - Ikon Science, Lau Hon Chung - National University of Singapore, Alexander Cote - Origin Energy, Ashish Datey - Schlumberger
There are points of commonality between "unconventional" CSG, shale gas and tight gas reservoirs; but there are also important distinctions. Australia has mature CSG fields in Queensland and tight-gas fields in a number of states; however, to date Australia has not progressed any shale projects past exploration despite relatively consistent efforts throughout the 2010s. Exploration models in the late 2000s to early 2010s, onshore Australia, drove a strong belief that large tight recoverable gas resources could be unlocked, however, subsequent appraisal has not yet resulted in economic projects. Elsewhere in the region China has shale gas production and Indonesia has significant shale gas potential. Understanding the potential of the majority of low permeability plays requires evaluation of:

a) How effectively hydraulic fracturing can be deployed - which is primarily a function of reservoir geomechanics and stresses (local and regional
b) How much gas is both in place and can be produced - which is a function of porosity, gas saturation, intrinsic permeability and the effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing (or any other artificial stimulation)

Geomechanical and petrophysical workflows specific to individual play types are critical to making good assessments during exploration projects and to optimising production during development projects. In this session, we will discuss different reservoir types and evaluation techniques and attempt to comprehensively cover the unconventional evaluation workflow. We will encourage participants to share lessons learnt and best practices and we will seek papers on specific reservoir types, workflows, or regions of exploration and/or development activity.

Elham Samari
Technical Manager
Condor Energy Services

Jeremy Meyer
Geomechanics Consultant
Ikon Science

Lau Hon Chung
National University of Singapore

Ashish Satey
Petrophysics Domain

Alexander Côté
Engineering Subsurface Lead - Growth Assets
Origin Energy

16:00 - 17:30
TS04  Technical Session 04: EOR/ Nanoparticle and Polymers Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Brian Towler - U. of Queensland, Baojun Bai - Missouri U. of Science and Technology, Xueqi Liu - RIPED
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 191971 Enhanced Oil Recovery by Nanoparticle-Induced Crude Oil Swelling: Pore-Scale Experiments and Understanding D.K. Agrawal, Baker Hughes, a GE company; K. Xu, U. of Texas; V.N. Khabashesku, Q. Darugar, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1620-1640 192025 Advanced Reservoir Tracers: Progress Towards Intelligent Oilfield Technology E.S. Ellis, Saudi Aramco; H. Chen, Aramco Service Co.
1640-1700 192110 Polymers and their Limits in Temperature, Salinity and Hardness: Theory and Practice E. Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
Alternate 192113 A Novel Ultra-Low Interfacial Tension Nanofluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Super-Low Permeability Reservoirs D. Xu, China U. of Petroleum; B. Bai, Missouri U. of Science and Technology; J. Hou, H. Wu, W. Kang, China U. of Petroleum
Alternate 192118 Experimental Study on Charged Nanogels for Interfacial Tension Reduction and Emulsion Stabilization at Various Salinities and Oil Types J. Geng, P. Han, B. Bai, Missouri U. of Science and Technology
Alternate 192135 Novel Nano-Surfactants Formulation to Overcome Key Drawbacks in Conventional Chemical EOR Technologies A.A. Mashat, Saudi Aramco; A. Gizzatov, Aramco Services Co.; A.I. Abdel-Fattah, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 191947 Novel Eco-friendly Cationic Surfactant for Improved Oil Recovery from Carbonate Reservoirs M. Valluri, Battelle Oil and Gas; R. Lalgudi, K. Shqau, Battelle
Alternate 192141 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improving Polymer Flooding by Addition of Surface Modified Nanoparticles L.M. Corredor, B.B. Maini, M. Husein, U. of Calgary
16:00 - 17:30
TS05  Technical Session 05: Sustainability, HSE and Well Integrity Room 2, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Natalie Chadud - Origin Energy, Robyn L Tamke - Oasis Oilfield Consulting, Russell Byfield - Yokogawa Australia
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 191921 Comparing Carbon Intensity of Unconventional and Asia Pacific Production D. Meehan, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
1620-1640 191955 Initiatives in Cooperating with Local Government and Communities Promote the Development of a HTHP Gas Field in Remote Area of China: Development of Keshen Gas Field X. Yang, Tarim Oilfield Co.; H. Liu, J. Feng, Q. Wang, H. Wu, Tarim Oilfield Co., CNPC
1640-1700 192068 The Lean Fluid Lifecycle: Optimising Consumption and Waste in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations R.H. Jukes, C.J. Mcintosh, G.J. Amorer, Santos
1700-1720 192106 Simple Numerical Simulations to Demonstrate Key Concepts Related to Coal Seam Gas Well Integrity I.G. Rodger, A.J. Garnett, S. Hurter, U. of Queensland
Alternate 191884 Operationalising MHF Safety Assessments P. Ooi, L. Jefferies, Santos
Alternate 191911 Projects, Facilities & Construction Operational Readiness and Operational Safety on FPSO Project V.V. VijayaRaghavan, Epic Energy Pty. Ltd.
Alternate 191862 Raising Employee Competency and Productivity through Best Practices in Promotion and Goal Setting H. Lau, National U. Of Singapore; M. Pang, Consultant
Alternate 192127 Queensland’S Petroleum Well Program Assurance: To Examine the Design and Construction of High Risk and Complex Wells, in a Goal-Setting Regulatory Regime
P. Lee, Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy; C. Stuart, M. Plummer, A. Jarrahi, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
16:00 - 17:30
TS06  Technical Session 06: Value Creation through Better Decision Making Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Prady Chaliha - Osaka Gas Australia, Steve Begg - U. of Adelaide
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 192144 Reserves Assessment in Petroleum Accumulations Straddling Boundaries: The Relationship between Reserves & Resources and Unitisation. D. Peacock, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
1620-1640 191992 Production & Operations Production Optimisation in the Real World: A Case Study in Gas Production Surveillance, Intervention Planning and Decision Making on an Unmanned Platform
A. Kourakis, A. Nagel, Beach Energy
1640-1700 192129 Management & Information Improving Outcomes for Oil and Gas Projects through Better Use of Front End Loading and Decision Analysis D. Newman, S.H. Begg, M.B. Welsh, U. of Adelaide
1700-1720 192008 Value Creations through Tangguh Big Gas Well Daily Surveillance Integration Challenge I.A. Kartawijaya, Y. Menanti, D. Saraswaty, S. Suganda, M. Iqbal, F. Anantokusumo, BP Indonesia
Alternate 192095 Risk Factors Affecting Delays in Upstream Natural Gas Mega-Projects: An Australian Perspective
M. Basak, V. Coffey, R.K. Perrons, Queensland U. of Technology
Alternate 192097 Drilling Economic Evaluation and Uncertainty Assessment of Lost Circulation Treatments and Materials in the Hartha Formation, Southern Iraq H.H. Alkinani, A.T. Al-Hameedi, S. Dunn-Norman, R.E. Flori, S.A. Hilgedick, Missouri U. of Science and Technology; A.S. Amer, Newpark Technology Center/ Newpark Drilling Fluids; M.T. Alsaba, Australian College of Kuwait
Alternate 191899 Integrated Business Analysis Technique for Smart Decision Making in Upstream Investment N.P. Salsabila, U. Indonesia
Alternate 191930 From Preservation to Execution: Value Creation through Successful FDP Optimisation for an Offshore Green Field Gas In Peninsular Malaysia A. Sabzabadi, PETRONAS

Wednesday, October 24

09:00 - 17:00
SPE Asia Pacific Regional Student Paper Contest

SPE undergraduate and postgraduate student members in Asia Pacific submit paper abstracts for the opportunity to be shortlisted to participate and present their technical presentations at the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Student Paper Contest at APOGCE.

Winners of 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Student Paper Contest will be invited to attend and compete at the SPE International Student Paper Contest, to be held at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) from 30 September-02 October 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In addition to showcasing their technical knowledge at the contest, the winning regional representatives will have the opportunity to meet practicing professionals and industry members from across the globe for their professional career development. Conference delegates are encouraged to attend and support the student presentations. For further information visit our Student Paper Contest page or contact   


09:00 - 15:00
Teachers' Day

Teachers’ Day is an initiative to introduce local high school teachers to the energy industry by showing them how they can incorporate science, engineering, technology and energy topics into classrooms through creative teaching and fun interactive activities. Teachers will get free resources to take back into the classrooms and the opportunity to engage with the Energy4me program going forward.


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09:00 - 10:30
PS03  Panel Session 03: Big Crew Change - Learning from the Past, Driving Future Success Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Moderator(s) Mark Jackson - Independent, James Griffiths - Santos
Speaker(s) John McCreery - Bain & Co., Paula Saftig - ConocoPhillips Australia, Mary Hackett - Curtin School of Science and Engineering, Ford Brett - PetroSkills, Andrew Garnett - University of Queensland
In the not too distant past, one of the main risks faced by the oil and gas industry was a wave of experience heading rapidly towards retirement. The Big Crew Change was coming and the vacuum left in its wake was forecast to disrupt the talent pool and ultimately place energy supplies at risk. Fast forward several years and, like the Y2K bug, it appears to have all been hype or has it? This session focuses on several key issues facing our industry and outlines ways to leverage off our current circumstances to grow sustainably within a volatile market. A range of topics will be covered which are of interest to students, young professionals, technical professionals, managers and strategists. The panel will tackle challenges including:

a) Competing with emerging industries to attract talented students
b) Partnering with Universities to prepare graduates for a transforming industry
c) Maintaining industry engagement with young professionals
d) Optimising the learning curve to narrow the experience gap
e) Enabling our technical professionals to do more with less
f) Equipping the industry to capture value from changes in the commercial landscape

Our panel of industry experts will share valuable insights from their experience and offer opinions on how to challenge the conventional. How are you planning to capture value from the Big Crew Change?

John McCreery
Bain & Co.

Paula Saftig
Human Resource Director - Australia East
ConocoPhillips Australia

Mary Hackett
Chair - Industry Advisory Board
Curtin School of Science and Engineering

Ford Brett
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Garnett
Director - UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG)
University of Queensland

09:00 - 10:30
TS07  Technical Session 07: Shale, Deep Coal,Tight Gas Evaluation and Case Studies Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons David Close - Origin Energy, Johannes Bon - Petrolab Australia, Zis Katelis - Gaffney, Cline & Associates
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 191896 Controls on CH4 Adsorption on Shales: Characterisation of Beetaloo Sub-Basin Gas Shales and Comparison to Global Shales R. Sander, Z. Pan, L. Connell, M. Camilleri, CSIRO Energy
0920-0940 191963 The Permian Deep Coal Play, Cooper Basin, Australia. Unlocking the Next Gas Giant G. Cooper, D. Lockhart, Senex Energy Ltd.; A. Walsh, Senex Energy Ltd
0940-1000 191883 Impact of Laboratory Testing Variability in Fracture Conductivity for Stimulation Effectiveness in Permian Deep Coal Source Rocks, Cooper Basin, South Australia S.A. Fraser, Santos; R.L. Johnson, Jr., U. of Queensland
1000-1020 192134 A Comprehensive Approach for the Performance of the Re-Fracturing Horizontal Well in Tight Oil: Coupling Fluid Flow, Geomechanics and Fracture Propagation Z. Lei, S. Wu, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; Y. Wu, Colorado School of Mines; Z. Chen, U. of Calgary
Alternate 192103 Practical Workflow to Estimate Expected Ultimate Recovery in a Fracture Stimulated Multi-Layered Tight Gas Reservoir: A Case Study from Big Lake Field G.E. Guillen Falcon, Santos
Alternate 192014 A Model of Gas Transport through Shale Reservoirs Including the Effects of Real Gas, Gas Adsorption and Stress Dependent Permeability N. You, H. Lau, National U. Of Singapore
Alternate 192139 Rate Transient Analysis of the Most Successful Shale Gas Reservoir in China P. Wei, Sinopec Research Inst. of Petroleum Engineering
Alternate 191905 4D Geomechanical Research in Hydraulic Fracturing of Unconventional Reservoir S. Jia, Qinghai Oilfield Co.; Z. Yang, CNPC USA Corp.; X. Huang, CNPC USA; Z. Guo, Qinghai Oilfield Co.; L. Deng, Baker Hughes, a GE company
09:00 - 10:30
TS08  Technical Session 08: Improved Oil Recovery: Water Flooding Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Marie Louise Lees - Independent, Abdolvahab Honari - U. of Western Australia
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 191974 Capillary Pressure Correction of the EOR Potential during Low Salinity and Smart Water Flooding P. Andersen, U. of Stavanger
0920-0940 192111 An Investigation into the Benefits of Combined Polymer-Low Salinity Waterflooding A. Santo, A.H. Muggeridge, Imperial College London
0940-1000 192062 Experimental Investigation of CO2-WAG and Carbonated Water Injection under Gravity Unstable Regimes P. Mahzari, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt U.
1000-1020 192038 Mechanistic Modelling of Low Salinity Water Injection under Fracturing ‎Condition: Coupled Geochemical and Geomechanical Simulation Study M. Hosseini, S. Kord, A. Hashemi, Petroleum U. of Technology
Alternate 192015 Optimised Alkalinity for EOR Purposes in Sandstone Reservoirs A. Mamonov, T. Puntervold, S. Strand, U. of Stavanger
Alternate 191922 Kaolinite Mobilisation in Unconsolidated Porous Media: Effect of Brine Salinity and Salt Type (Na- and Ca Salts) T.L. Russell, D. Pham, G. Petho, M.T. Neishaboor, A. Badalyan, U. of Adelaide; A. Behr, Wintershall Holding GmbH; L.C. Genolet, Wintershall Holding AG; P. Kowollik, Wintershall Holding GmbH; A. Zeinijahromi, P.G. Bedrikovetsky, U. of Adelaide
Alternate 192070 Low-Salinity EOR Waterflooding: Laboratory and Mathematical Modelling A.S. Al-Sarihi, U. of Adelaide
Alternate 191976 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Re-defining the Potential-Determining-Ions (PDIs) for Low Salinity Effect (LSE) based on Oil/Brine/Solid Interfacial Behaviors and Oil Water Relative Permeability B. Wei, X. Zhang, L. Lu, Southwest Petroleum University; X. Xu, Y. Yang, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; B. Chen, CNOOC Enertech-Drilling & Production Co.
Alternate 192087 Waterflooding Heavy Oil Reservoirs with Horizontal Wells: Field Examples from Canada E. Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
09:00 - 10:30
TS09  Technical Session 09: Sand Control Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Colin Ingram - Inflatable Packers Intl., Mohammad S Asadi - Baker Hughes, a GE company
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 191931 Ceramic Sand Screens: Qualification Strategy for a High Rate Gas Application P. Cadogan, INPEX Operations Australia Pty. Ltd.; S. Hall, INPEX; R. Jackson, P. Barth, F. Meschke, 3M; T. Read, 3M Oil and Gas; B. Gundemoni, ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG
0920-0940 191942 Completions Performance of Ceramic Sand Screen for High Rate Gas Application: Gas Sand Screen Erosion Testing N.D. Manning, Oilfield Technologies; P. Cadogan, INPEX Operations Australia Pty. Ltd.; P. Barth, 3M Technical Ceramics; B. Hoskin, Oilfield Technologies; T. Read, 3M Advanced Materials Division; D.K. Manning, Oilfield Technologies
0940-1000 191978 Calibration of Sand Production Prediction Models at Early Field Life in the Absence of Sanding Data A. Younessi, A. Khaksar, F. Gui, M. Asadi, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1000-1020 192030 Pioneering through Tubing Sand Control Application from Conventional Straddle to Pseudo Straddle Deployment on Ceramic Sand Screens in Offshore Malaysia M.B. Mohd Mabror, T. Ba Loi, E. Mappanyompa, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 192001 Erosion Resistance of Sand Screens in Gas Wells D. Kumar, C. Malbrel, G. Osunjaye, Z. Xu, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Alternate 191925 Extended Reach Horizontal Well Development with Downhole Flow Control and Gravel Packing Sand Control: First Pilot in S-Field with Production Success S. Kalidas, C. Tan, K. Watana, K. Goh, J. Maldonado, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; P. Nair, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; J.C. Moreno, T.U. Ceccarelli, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 192052 Drilling First Integrated Sand Prevention Approach: Best Practices and Successful Lessons Learned from Deepwater Vashishta and S1 Gas Fields, East Coast of India
K. Bhatia, R. Ray, J. Davis, Halliburton
Alternate 192090 Sand Prediction for a Cost-Effective Marginal Green Field Development S.A. Mohd Hatta, I. Zawawi, A. Gupta, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; M.B. Maoinser, U. Teknologi PETRONAS
Alternate 192094 Integrated Workflow to Continuously Improve Sand Control Treatments Using Gauge Data S. Jain, P. Wassouf, DuneFront Ltd.
Alternate 191983 Coiled Tubing Sand Consolidation Treatment: Design, Operational Challenges and Lesson Learnt A. Kumar, Schlumberger
Alternate 191941 Completions Use of Passive ICD and Swellable Packer for Successful Horizontal Well Completion in Unconsolidated Sand Stone Reservoir to Eliminate Sand Breakthrough Problem Having Active Aquifer Drive: A Detailed Case Study in Assam-Arakan Basin P.P. Saikia, U.A. Dutta, P.K. Goswami, Oil India Ltd.
11:00 - 12:30
PS04  Panel Session 04: Data Analytics: Delivering Value Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Moderator(s) Prady Chaliha - Osaka Gas Australia, Raymond Johnson - U. of Queensland
Speaker(s) Rustom Khodadad Mody - Baker Hughes, a GE company, Sashank Panchangam - Halliburton, Shahab Mohaghegh - West Virigina University, Lauchlan Wallace - Woodside Energy
Managing large arrays of BIG DATA and applying the appropriate analytics is not new to the oil and gas industry in making decisions ranging from exploration to full field development and field management. Today a wide range of data exists from seismic to production data, so integrating drilling, completion and reservoir related data requires new techniques and visualisation tools to interpret data trends. However, as the volume of data grows, the difficulties and importance of mining the BIG DATA and finding value in it becomes more important. Hence it is important that we implement appropriate and optimised algorithms, efficient data manipulation techniques, and proper analytical methods that result in concluding analytics that deliver value or insight using limited resources and maximum efficiency.

In this panel, we will strive to better understand potential benefits, challenges as well as current and future impacts of data analytics. By assembling experts in data mining (e.g. seismic, reservoir, drilling, completion, stimulation, and production), data analysis and modelling methods we hope to understand methods to better manage and interpret large arrays of data, overcome BIG DATA challenges, and how to achieve better informed business decisions.

Rustom K Mody
Vice President - Technical Excellence
Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Shashank Panchangam
Digital Officer - MENA (Middle East, North Africa) and Asia Pacific

Shahab D. Mohaghegh. Ph.D.
President and CEO
Intelligent Solutions Inc. and Professor
West Virginia University

Lauchlan Wallace
Head of Advanced Analytics
Woodside Energy

11:00 - 12:30
TS10  Technical Session 10: Geomechanics and Integrated Workflows Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Emma Tavener - Santos, Mohammad S Asadi - Baker Hughes, a GE company
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 191929 Geomechanics: A Key to Understanding the Underperformance of Fracture Treatments K. Rahman, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1120-1140 191940 Geomechanical Solution Integrating Advanced Acoustic Measurements and Formation Evaluation in Unconventional Reservoirs C. Chatterjee, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd.; A. Reyes, V. Flores, C. Majumdar, K. Prasad, Schlumberger
1100-1200 192147 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Approach to Evaluate Rock Brittleness and Fracability for Hydraulic Fracturing Optimization in Shale Gas. M. Salah, Khalda Petroleum; M. Ibrahim Mohamed, Colorado School of Mines; S. Haddad, University of Adelaide; M. Ibrahim, Apache Corp.
Alternate 192045 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Rigorous Yet Simple Technique for Coupled Reservoir and Geomechanics Simulation
K. Furui, R. Matsunaga, S. Watase, Waseda U.
Alternate 191966 A Novel Workflow to Model Geomechanical Properties Using Fracture Coherence Interpretation and Density Inversion in the Rangal Coal Measures of the Bowen Basin in Australia Z. Ming, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development; R. Viljoen, Arrow Energy; W. Zhang, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development; M. Jeffries, W. Chen, Q. Wang, Arrow Energy; Z. Xia, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development
Alternate 191919 Prediction of In-Situ Stresses and Pore Pressure in a Shale Reservoir Subject to Sudden Fault Slip B. Lin, Y. Jin, Y. Xia, China U. of Petroleum
Alternate 192016 Reservoir Architecture Analysis of Delta Front and its Control on Remaining Oil Distribution of S Oilfield in Bohai Bay Basin B. Shang, J. Li, CNOOC Ltd.
Alternate 191934 An Improved Way to Predict Brittleness Index via Well Logs C. Feng, China U. of Petroleum; X. Deng, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development; Z. Sun, X. Luo, Z. Wang, Research Inst. of Exploration and Development, Xinjiang Oilfield Co., PetroChina; Z. Mao, N. Zhang, China U. of Petroleum
11:00 - 12:30
TS11  Technical Session 11: Well Testing and SCAL Room 2, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Neil Smith - Woodside Energy, Alexis Whelan - Woodside Energy
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 192053 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Maximising Value of an Appraisal DST: Recording a 10,000 Hour Build-up in an Abandoned Well Using Wireless Downhole Gauges S. Walters, G. Ward, M.J. Cullingford, Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd.
1120-1140 192007 Probabilistic SCAL Parameters for an Intermediate Wet Clastic Environment G.R. Morrison, K.R. Trigg, Woodside Energy Ltd.
1140-1200 192089 Investigation of Partial Miscibility between Gas Condensate PVT Samples and Oil Based Mud J. Bon, Petrolab Australia Pty. Ltd.; P.A. Ortega, U. of Adelaide
1200-1220 192086 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A New Method to Predict FWL Based on Porous Plate Capillary Pressure and Resistivity Relationship
W. Tan, Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia
Alternate 192037 Successful Integration of Pressure Transient Data into Geological Static Model through 3D Advanced Transient Modelling B.A. Al-Wehaibi, M.B. Issaka, Saudi Aramco; D. Latysh, D. Viturat, Kappa Engineering
Alternate 191956 Laboratory Study of Anisotropic Permeability of Tight Sandstone from Epsilon Formation, Cooper Basin, Australia Z. Pan, D. Heryanto, D.I. Down, L. Connell, M. Camilleri, Y. Tan, R. Sander, CSIRO
Alternate 192018 Analytical and Numerical Solutions for Interpretation of Chemical Compaction in Chalk P. Andersen, D.S. Berawala, U. of Stavanger
Alternate 191867 Porosity Determination via Micro CT Scanning and Digital Core Analysis: A Case Study of X Field W. Sazali, S. Md Shah, PETRONAS
Alternate 191878 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Multi-Scale Digital Rock Quantitative Evaluation Technology on Complex Reservoirs X. Jin, Y. Chen, X. Wang, X. Liu, J. Li, H. Jiao, L. Su, RIPED, CNPC
Alternate 191861 Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Gas-Wetting Reversal Agent for Shale Gas Reservoir Y. Li, Y. Wang, Q. Wang, China U. of Petroleum; J. Jin, Ocean U. of China; L. Yuan, C. Dai, China U. of Petroleum
11:00 - 12:30
TS12  Technical Session 12: Integrated Field Evaluation Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Dipak Mandal - PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd., Abdolrahim Ataei - PETRONAS
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 192143 Advanced Methodology for Accurate Metering Provides New Reservoir Insights and Better Facility Planning N. Lange, D. Marian, D. Gilbert, Northern Oil & Gas Australia; M. Soh, D. Teng, ReservoirMinds
1120-1140 191994 Integrated Operation for Gas Lift Optimisation: A Successful Story at Peninsular Malaysia Field W.M. Wan Khairul Anuar, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; K.A. Elbadawy, PETRONAS; R. Trivedi, N. Vo Tri, Schlumberger
1140-1200 192080 In-House Software Development for Gas Production Optimisation: A South East Asia Perspective C. Wongkamthong, P. Ekkawong, K. Wongpattananukul, C. Suranetinai, V. Vongsinudom, PTTEP
1200-1220 191952 A Comprehensive Study on Ultimate Recovery and Optimum Production Strategy for Gas-Condensate Reservoirs Under Aquifer Support T.V. Tran, T.A. Truong, A.T. Ngo, S.K. Hoang, H.M. Hoang, Bien Dong POC
Alternate 191975 Agile Field Development Planning: A systems Approach J.R. Ciccarelli, D. McLachlan, io oil & gas consulting
Alternate 192085 Production & Operations Improved Sand Management Methodology Application in Mature Field
M. Tugimin, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; R.C. Fuenmayor, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; M.B. Mohd Mabror, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; B. Trinh, PETRONAS Carigali Vietnam; E. Mappanyompa, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; D.I. Meza, L.T. Michael, M. Mohamed Hanafi, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; L. Tyng, D. Sitiol, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; N.B. Jamaludin, A. Mohamad Azili, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 191957 Early Stage of Commingled Water Injection in a Brownfield: Challenges and Lessons Learnt S. Tham, M. Mohd Khalil, K.A. Dolah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 192059 A Review of Recent Advances in Cost-Effective Infrastructure System Design of the CO2 Distribution to Multiple Ccs Injection Wells H. Dashti, J. Underschultz, A.J. Garnett, V. Rudolph, U. of Queensland
Alternate 192061 Management & Information Delivering the First Horizontal Well Under the Harsh Economic Conditions in an Offshore Brownfield in Malaysia P. Nair, PETRONAS Carigali; T.J. Chabernaud, Schlumberger; R. Ibrahim, Z. Abdul Kadir, D.B. Kamat, M. Yaakob, D. Mandal, A. Ataei, PETRONAS Carigali; J. Maldonado, M. Abdul Rahman, G. Iskenova, T.U. Ceccarelli, F. Djarkasih, N. Abdul Rahman, A. M Salim, J.C. Moreno, A. Cavallini, Schlumberger
Alternate 191951 A Smart Software System for Flow Assurance Management A. Jain, P. Hammonds, N.M. Patel, S. Pandey, Vedanta Ltd.
14:00 - 15:30
PS05  Panel Session 05: R&D in Current Industry Scenario
Moderator(s) Raj Deo Tewari - PETRONAS, Brian Towler - U. of Queensland
Speaker(s) Francis Norman - National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), Lau Hon Chung - National University of Singapore, Ajay Kumar Dwivedi - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., Rahim Masoudi - PETRONAS, Andrew Garnett - University of Queensland
Many of the oil and gas fields worldwide are maturing and entering into a declining phase of production and, with current development strategies, are poised for a modest recovery factor of around 35-36% for oil fields. Much of the industry is also turning to unconventional reservoirs where the recovery factors and the production rates are low and need to be increased economically. Further, the capital and operational challenges can be substantial. Therefore, it is important to understand and develop sound knowledge through R&D to unlock the full value of the asset. The panel session will discuss the current state of the art in research on both unconventional and conventional reservoirs, their ongoing challenges, the breakthroughs of new tools and techniques, lessons learnt in subsurface and surface management and mitigation of the major gaps in knowledge.

The session will focus on the fundamentals (e.g., reservoir characterisation, process mechanisms, relevant laboratory and modeling studies, advance field development planning, wells and facilities management, risk and uncertainty management) as well as synergies of processes, portfolio and people (i.e. the 3P) for making improved hydrocarbon recovery cost effective in a rather challenging economic environment.

This session will highlight the following topics:
a) R&D evolution from concept to implementation
b) Evaluating future trends and emerging technologies
c) Innovation and risk
d) Value creation and the role of IP and IP management

Francis Norman
General Manager - Innovation and Strategy
National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

Lau Hon Chung
National University of Singapore

Ajay Kumar Dwivedi
Director - Exploration
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

Rahim Masoudi
Custodian Reservoir Engineering

Andrew Garnett
Director - Centre of Coal Seam Gas
University of Queensland

14:00 - 15:30
TS13  Technical Session 13: Enchanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Abdolvahab Honari - U. of Western Australia, Takaaki Uetani - INPEX Corporation
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 191943 Proposed First CO2-EOR Project in Australia in the Oldest Australian Oil Field S. Barakat, B. Cook, K. D'Amore, Bridgeport Energy; A. Diaz Cantero, A. Bracho, rock flow dynamics
1420-1440 192076 The Effect of Fines Migration during Water-CO2-Rock Interaction Using Micro-CT Imaging F. Othman, F. Hussain, U. of New South Wales
1440-1500 191995 EOR RMP: Addressing Key Risks through Sound Reservoir Management W.F. Sifuentes, Schlumberger; P. Nair, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; T.J. Chabernaud, T.U. Ceccarelli, J.C. Moreno, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; D. Mandal, K. Mazzlan, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; W. Sepulveda, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
1500-1520 192023 Development of Gravity Drainage-Based Gas and Downhole Water Sink EOR Process to Control Water Cresting in Reservoirs with Strong Edge and/or Bottom Water Drive W.J. Al-Mudhafer, Louisiana State U. and A&M College
Alternate 192082 Pore Scale Analysis the Formation Dissolution with Capillary Trapping Loss for CO2 Injected into Carbonate Reservoir Y. Zhang, S. Iglauer, M. Lebedev, Curtin U.
Alternate 191912 Mechanisms Investigation of Super-Heated Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage X. LIU, RIPED, PetroChina; S. Liu, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; Y. Liu, RIPED, PetroChina
Alternate 191897 Research on the Technology of Fire Flooding Process Control: Application to Fire Flooding in a Deep and Thick Heavy Oil Reservoir in China T. Feng, Y. Wu, C. Hu, Y. Gong, E&D Research Inst. of Liaohe Oilfield Co.
Alternate 191873 Simulation and Optimisation of CO2 Huff-n-Puff Processes in Tight Oil Reservoir: A Case Study of Chang 7 Tight Oil Reservoirs in Ordos Basin Z. Lei, S. Wu, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; Y. Wu, Colorado School of Mines
14:00 - 15:30
TS14  Technical Session 14: Stimulation 1: Hydraulic Fracturing Room 2, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Khalil Rahman - Baker Hughes, a GE company, Sameer Ganpule - Origin Energy, Ming Li - RIPED
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 191877 Completions Fracturing with Pure Liquid CO2: A Case Study S. Meng, Q. Yang, PetroChina Research Inst Petr Expl & Dev; S. Chen, Y. Duan, PetroChina Jilin Oilfield
1420-1440 191920 Dual Polymer Fracturing Fluid for High Temperature Applications T.A. Almubarak, Saudi Aramco; J. Ng, Texas A&M U.; M. Khaldi, Saudi Aramco; H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M U.
1440-1500 191908 A Case Study: The First Hydraulically Fractured Well in Carbonate Reservoirs in Iraq M. Cui, Y. Ding, D. Zhu, RIPED; Y. Chen, W. Cai, Halfaya Oil Co., PetroChina; C. Liang, RIPED; Z. Hu, Halfaya Oil Co., PetroChina; J. Yan, X. Zhu, RIPED; D. Wang, T. Zhang, Antonoil Co.
1500-1520 192042 Evaluating Natural Gas-Based Foamed Fracturing Fluid Application in Unconventional Reservoirs P. Pankaj, A. Phatak, S. Verma, Schlumberger
Alternate 191990 Successful Hydraulic Fracturing Optimisation in KS Field through Fracture Height Growth Identification and Mitigation K. Hamzah, N.F. Prakoso, PT Medco E&P Indonesia; R.D. Marbun, Schlumberger DCS Geomechanics; L. Anis, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; A. Makmun, Schlumberger Data & Consulting Services; L. Soetikno, R. Vitali, Schlumberger
Alternate 192060 Fracture Height Growth Study: Cooper Basin Probability Analysis J.N. Griffiths, Santos
Alternate 192146 Supramolecular and Oil Displacement Fluid for Hydraulic Fracturing C. Weixiang, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; M. Cui, RIPED
Alternate 191887 Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing with Fixed Plane Perforations with True Tri-axial Experiment and Finite Element Modelling X. Shi, China U. of Petroleum; S. Jiang, J.D. McLennan, U. of Utah
Alternate 192117 Evaluation of Frac Hit Risks in Aishwarya Barmer-Hill Field Development Utilising GIS Platform S. Pathak, Cairn India Ltd.
14:00 - 15:30
TS15  Technical Session 15: Emerging Drilling Technologies 1: Using Data Effectively Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Alexis Whelan - Woodside Energy, Abbas Zeinijahromi - University of Adelaide
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 191939 An Open Approach to Drilling Systems Automation J.D. Macpherson, R. Mieting, I. Wassermann, H. Brackel, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1420-1440 192012 Machine Learning for Situational Awareness and Decision Support Systems in Drilling K. Hauge, J.B. Fl????ystad, Kongsberg Digital; T. Halland, K. Meisal, Statoil ASA
1440-1500 191973 Completions How to Run Casing Efficiently in Extended Horizontal Wells Using Buoyancy R. Rastegar, M. Munawar, National Oilwell Varco
1500-1520 191869 Middle East Success Story with World’s First Adaptive Drill Bit and Premium Rotary Steerable Technology S.M. Gholoum, W. Al-Safar, Kuwait Oil Co.
Alternate 191937 Utilising a Business Intelligence Tool for Drilling Data Analysis to Improve Performance in the Permian Basin Z. Chen, Schlumberger
Alternate 192101 Transient Modelling and Sensitivity Analysis of Influxes in Backpressure MPD Systems D. Gomes, U. of Stavanger; J. Froyen, K. Bjorkevoll, SINTEF Petroleum Research; K. Fjelde, U. of Stavanger
Alternate 191927 Application of Managed Pressure Drilling on a Semisubmersible Tender-Assisted Rig to Address Drilling Challenges in HPHT Gas Condensate Wells, Offshore Vietnam H. Dalgit Singh, Weatherford Solutions Sdn. Bhd.; B. Ta Quoc, Weatherford Asia Pacific
16:00 - 17:30
PS06  Panel Session 06: CSG Production: Past, Present and Future Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Moderator(s) Chirs Mijnssen - Origin Energy, Saikat Mazumder - Arrow Energy
Speaker(s) Katie Whittle - Arrow Energy, Chris White - Origin Energy, Andrew De Garis - Santos, William McKenzie - Shell Australia, Stephen Kelemen - University of Queensland
Within the last 15 to 20 years, growth in coal seam gas (CSG) in Queensland has been rapid. Throughout the first decade of this century, a number of small-scale developments took place to serve the domestic market. Development accelerated significantly from 2010 onwards with the development of 3 LNG plants in Curtis Island to be fed from the Coal Seam gas resources in the Bowen and Surat Basin. With all 3 plants now up and running, it is time to reflect on the past, the present and what this means for the future. In the current financial climate, the demand for return on investment is stronger than ever with high expectations of the business around production and operational excellence. This panel session will reflect on the anticipated resource and operational outcomes, when the Curtis Island LNG schemes went through concept selection and final investment decision. It will also touch on where we are now and what insights that will give for the future in operating, developing and sourcing the significant volumes that are required to satisfy the life-cycle demand of the Curtis Island LNG schemes.

Katie Whittle
General Manager - New Opportunities
Arrow Energy

Chris White
General Manager - Exploration and New Ventures
Origin Energy

Andrew De Garis
General Manager Reservoir Development

William McKenzie
General Manager - Development
Shell Australia

Stephen Kelemen
Adjunct Professor - Centre of CSG
University of Queensland

16:00 - 17:30
TS16  Technical Session 16: Advanced Information Analysis / Artificial Intelligence Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Chris L Fair - Oilfield Data Services, Inc., Mark W. Burgoyne - Santos
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 192019 Edge Analytics and Future of Upstream Automation F. Saghir, H. Gilabert, Schneider Electric
1620-1640 192002 Case Study Applied Machine Learning to Optimise PCP Completion Design in a CBM field C. Prosper, Origin Energy; L. Walsh, Origin; R.A. Bresnehan, Origin Energy
1640-1700 192006 Investigation on Automatic Recognition of Stratigraphic Lithology Based on Well Logging Data Using Ensemble Learning Algorithm K. Gong, Z. Ye, China U. of Petroleum; D. Chen, U. of Petroleum China; D. Zhu, China U. of Petroleum; W. Wang, Xi'an Shiyou U.
1700-1720 191909 Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimise Production Performance S.R. Copping, J. Payne, G. Rogers, Wood; K. Kavanagh, Wood Group CTI
Alternate 192132 Coupling Reservoir Flow Simulation with Artificial Bee Colony for Well Placement Optimisation C.H. Sambo, K. Mohana, U. Teknologi PETRONAS
Alternate 191985 Decline Curves and Machine Learning for Quick Forecasting of Infill Well Production D. Kuznetsov, G. Fernandes, M. Daly, Arrow Energy; J. Philpot, Shell Australia
Declined 192126 Producing Every Drop: Automated Network Modelling to Optimise Water Handling and Maximise Oil Production M.A. Hernandez, Schlumberger SPM; A.M. Vargas Gomez, Schlumberger Limited; D.J. Reyes, Tecpetrol S.A.; X. Chicango, Consorcio Shushufindi SA; M. Orozco, Petroamazonas EP
Alternate 191950 An Embedded Downhole Conductance Sampling System Based on Adaptive FFT Algorithm Q. Yang, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development
16:00 - 17:30
TS17  Technical Session 17: Modelling: Conventional Room 2, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Gianluca Dimartino - Quadrant Energy, Matthew Alexander Flett - Chevron Australia
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 191870 Application of Memory Formalism and Fractional Derivative in Reservoir Simulation L. Jahan, M. Hashan, T. Zaman, S. Imtiaz, M. Hossain, Memorial U. of Newfoundland
1620-1640 192074 Improved Numerical Stability and Upscaling of Low Salinity Water Flooding H.H. Al-Ibadi, K.D. Stephen, E.J. Mackay, Heriot-Watt U.
1640-1700 192109 The Importance of Optimal Choice of Relative Permeability Relationships in Reservoir Simulation P. Behrenbruch, Bear and Brook Consulting Pty. Ltd.; T.G. Hoang, U. of Adelaide; K.D. Bui, T. Do Huu Minh, T. Kennaird, Bear and Brook Consulting Pty. Ltd.
1700-1720 192055 Geochemical Modelling of Low Salinity Polymer Flooding in Carbonate Reservoirs J.O. Adegbite, H. Belhaj, A. Bera, Khalifa U. of Science and Technology
Alternate 192040 A New Tool to Evaluate Water Injection Performance in Water Flooded Reservoirs: A Technology Innovation D. Mandal, A.L. Joo, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 191996 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A General Purpose Model for Multiphase Compositional Flow Simulation J. Dong, RIPED, PetroChina; S. Wu, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; B. Wang, T. Fan, H. Li, RIPED, PetroChina
Alternate 192137 Integrated Reservoir Simulation to Evaluate Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery E.O. Ansah, Y. Sugai, K. Sasaki, Kyushu U.
Alternate 192105 Investigating the Influence of Wetting Properties on Two-Phase Flow (Super Critical CO2-Brine) in a Pore Scale Domain through a Direct Numerical Simulation Approach for Bentheimer Sandstone F. Jahan, M. Hossain, Curtin U.; S. Ahmed, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering; S. Iglauer, Curtin U.
16:00 - 17:30
TS18  Technical Session 18: Performance Excellence Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Bruce Gunn - RISC Advisory, Prady Chaliha - Osaka Gas Australia
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 192093 A Case Study on Drilling Complicated Infill Horizontal Wells in Low Cost Environment: Challenges in Well Construction and its Successful Mitigations A.K. Singh, S. Vermani, S. Doodraj, K. Manoranjan, A.S. Hiregoudar, G.K. Tomar, A. Goyal, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta
1620-1640 191928 Malaysia's Experience in Integrated Coordination of Offshore Vessels through Integrated Logistics Control Tower N. Mohamad, M. Mohd Azani, PETRONAS
1640-1700 192063 Projects, Facilities & Construction Produced Water Reinjection at Wellpads: Leverage Terminal Liquid Handling and Accelerate Oil Production from MBA Fields N.C. Mehta, R. Ray, G.N. Kapadia, Cairn Oil and Gas, Vedanta Ltd.
1700-1720 192072 A Human-Computer Hybrid Approach to Offshore Field Development: Combining Virtual Reality Aided Design with Stochastic Optimisation M. Almedallah, S. Walsh, T. Lau, U. of New South Wales
Alternate 191984 Projects, Facilities & Construction Facility Operations Readiness and Project Start-Up Support and Integration
M. Maher, ConocoPhillips Australia
Alternate 191988 First Mobile CNG: Conversion of Waste Gas for Improving Oil Recovery and for Gas Monetisation C. Juljumroensub, A. Thippayawarn, P. Sonsayan, PTTEP
Alternate 192124 Optimal Method of Platform Location with Considering Learning Effect in “Well Factory” Drilling Y. Gu, China U. of Petroleum; G. Deli, J. Yang, U. of Petroleum China; W. Zhiyue, China U. of Petroleum
Alternate 192009 Projects, Facilities & Construction Realising Additional Value from Late Life High Water Loaded Gas Wells through Transient Flow Modelling
J.C. Wong, A. Ghous, J.E. Morgan, Y.M. Hourani, Woodside Energy Ltd.
16:30 - 21:00
SPE Queensland Section Special Programme Conference Dinner

The SPE Queensland Section invites APOGCE 2018 delegates to wind down into the evening with a relaxing dinner experience and to enjoy delicious Australian-influenced cuisine served in a sit-down setting. The dinner will feature a Guest Speaker, Angus Rodger, Research Director - Asia Pacific Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie, an opportunity for conference delegates to socialise among peers and industry leaders while being entertained with live music by a local band.

Thursday, October 25

09:00 - 15:00
Education Day

Education Day is an initiative to introduce local high school students to Petroleum Engineering and the broader oil and gas industry. Students with a keen interest in mathematics and science, and considering further education in engineering are invited to participate in this exciting, hands-on learning experience. Students will be mentored by industry professionals during the workshop and will also have the opportunity to tour the exhibit floor.


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09:00 - 10:30
TS19  Technical Session 19: Characterising Coal Seam Gas Reservoirs Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Marcel Bernard Croon - Weatherford, Peter Behrenbruch - Bear and Brook Consulting
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 191958 Fracture Stimulation Challenges in Tight Walloons Coal Measures: Surat Basin Coals, Australia T. Flottman, Origin Energy; V.J. Pandey, ConocoPhillips Co.; S.V. Ganpule, E. Kirk-Burnnand, M. Zadmehr, N. Simms, L.G. Jenkinson, T. Renwick-Cooke, M. Tarenzi, Origin Energy; A.K. Mishra, ConocoPhillips Co.
0920-0940 191904 Discrete Net-to-gross Truncated Gaussian Simulation: An Alternative CSG Static Modelling Approach, Bowen Basin, Eastern Australia S. Rattazzi, A.P. Hansen, Santos
0940-1000 192114 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Increasing Coal Seam Gas Field Productivity with Horizontal Well Technology: A Case Study J.X. Lin, Sinopec Petroleum Do Brasil Ltda.; G. Sutherland, D. Cumming, A. Sani, B. Thomas, Origin Energy
1000-1020 191863 A Coal Seam Gas Development Evaluation Workflow D. Kuznetsov, R. van Spaendonck, S. Beaney, Arrow Energy
Alternate 192033 Quantifying Gas Content in Coals Using Borehole Magnetic Resonance T. Hopper, T.J. Neville, Qteq Pty. Ltd.
Alternate 191886 Effect of Methane Adsorption on Aperture of Coal Cleats Using X-ray Microcomputed Tomography X. Lu, P. Mostaghimi, R.T. Armstrong, U. of New South Wales
Alternate 191880 The Variation in Gas Composition during Production for Mixed Gas Coal Seam Reservoirs L. Connell, CSIRO Energy; Z. Pan, CSIRO; M. Camilleri, CSIRO Energy
Alternate 192077 Application of Coal Bed Methane Material Balance Technique to Estimate Well by Well Recoverable Gas Volumes in Surat Basin G. Aibassov, C. Chan, K. Foo, Shell Australia
Alternate 192029 Relative Permeability Curve Shapes in Coalbed Methane Reservoirs A. Salmachi, U. of Adelaide; J.A. Barkla, Santos; C.R. Clarkson, U. of Calgary; S. Zhu, Southwest Petroleum U.
09:00 - 10:30
TS20  Technical Session 20: Production Conformance and Water Flooding Technologies Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Shripad Biniwale - Schlumberger, Mohamad Othman - PETRONAS
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 191982 A Novel Particulate Gel Based System for Water Shut-off Applications V. Lafitte, Schlumberger; M.K. Panga, Schlumberger Technology Corp.; L.K. Teng, M. Nikolaev, T.Y. Ling, Schlumberger; H. Zhao, Schlumberger Technology Corp.; J. Godoy-Vargas, P. Enkababian, Schlumberger
0920-0940 191972 Completions Zonal Isolation of a Fractured and Gravel Packed Water Producing Zone Using an Organically Crosslinked Polymer Sealant: Case Study
M. Deshpande, V. Gupta, K. Pande, Halliburton; A. Nagar, G. Dangwal, N. Pandey, A. Jain, A. Parasher, Cairn India Ltd.
0940-1000 191924 Completions The Application of Flexible Coiled Composite Pipe in Onshore Oilfields in China E. Ming, T. Li, Y. Li, X. Pei, Z. Hao, T. Guo, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development
Alternate 192136 Injectors Profile Modification Treatment : Delayed Crosslink Polymer Gel System Offering Solution to Conformance Control M. Varshney, Cairn Oil and Gas; N. Pandey, A. Parasher, A. Goyal, Cairn India Ltd.; S. Vermani, Cairn Oil and Gas; A.S. Negi, V.P. Sharma, Baker Hughes, a GE company; I. Goyal, Cairn India Ltd.
Alternate 192049 An Online Water Cut Measurement System Based on the Conductance Sensor Q. Yang, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development
Alternate 192067 Intelligent Waterflooding Development of High-Permeability Reservoirs at the Late Development Stage D. Jia, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina
Alternate 192145 Cost Effective Water Shut-Off: Slickline Conveyed High Expansion Ratio Thru-Tubing Bridge Plug M. Abdulhadi, P. Kueh, W.C. Thang, H.V. Chin, Dialog D&P, Halliburton Bayan Petroleum; A.A. Suggust, K.A. Dolah, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 192041 Successful Field Application of Pillar Fracturing Technique in Water Injection Well for Creation of Highly Conductive Conduits M. Mofti, A.S. Alboueshi, A. Allam, W.M. Eid, S. Aldeen, Halliburton; R. Bhagavatula, V.S. Rajagopalan, A. Al-Ashwak, S.K. Chellappan, Kuwait Oil Co.
Alternate 192121 An Innovative Artificial Lift Technology for Severely Scaling Wells Applied Successfully in Asp Flooding in Daqing Oilfield C. Jiecheng, Z. Wanfu, C. Gang, C. Mingzhan, W. Yanyan, Daqing Oilfield Co. Ltd.
Alternate 192078 Application of Novel Predictive Analytics for Data Allocation of Commingled Production and Injection in Smart Fields M.P. Chia, B. Purwanto, M. Tamin, K. Mazzlan, PETRONAS
Alternate 192048 An Integrated Robust Optimisation Method for the Optimal Control of Waterflooding Oilfield Under Uncertainty X. Zhou, P. Di, X. Zhang, H. Zhang, Y. Liang, China U. of Petroleum
09:00 - 10:30
TS21  Technical Session 21: Case Studies: Drilling and Completion Room 2, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Khalil Rahman - Baker Hughes, a GE company, Jonggeun Choe - Seoul National U.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 192039 A Fully Integrated Approach for Screening of Well Completion and Stimulation Methods in Low Permeability, Heterogeneously Distributed Sandstone Reservoirs in the Deepwater Slope Channel, Kita-Akita Oil Field, Northern Japan K. Ueda, K. Ono, K. Fuse, A. Nonoue, INPEX Corp.; K. Furui, Waseda U.; H. Mustapha, Schlumberger; K. Tsusaka, K. Furuta, INPEX Corp.; A. Rodriguez-Herrera, D. Makimura, T. Manai, Schlumberger; T. Ito, INPEX Corp.
0920-0940 192013 Managing Complex, Laterally and Vertically Compartmentalised Reservoirs in a Subsea Tie-Back via Smart Well Completions: Case Studies A. Ghous, N.H. Smith, S. Bharatiya, S. Murphy, N. Curtis, L. Vlasich, Y.M. Hourani, Woodside Energy Ltd.
0940-1000 192083 Systematic Approach in Extending Liquid Loaded Offshore Gas Wells Production in Natuna Sea with Partial and Full Wellbore Water Shut Off: Case Study and Method Selection Y.A. Praditya, A. Satiawarman, F. Nurrahman, M. Medianestrian, R. Rochaendy, Premier Oil Indonesia
1000-1020 191970 A Priori Scenario Modelling with LWD Seismic for Successful Well Placement A. Ahmed, F. Maula, E. Heng, S. Shamsuddin, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; A.Q. Tan, L.B. Seng, R.R. Spiteri, H.V. Vader, N. Holleman, Sarawak Shell Bhd.
Alternate 191987 Sand Conglomeration Trial as an Alternative to Sand Control: Case Study from Mahakam Delta, Indonesia P.A. Merati, H. Liu, R. Hezmela, C.E. Nwafor, Schlumberger; B. Styward, T. Setiawan, F. Wahyudhi, D.N. Manalu, R. Wijaya, T. Widarena, D.H. Kusuma, A.M. Dading, G.L. Wijaya, I. Abidiy, Pertamina; P. Singh, Lubrizol
Alternate 192065 High Downhole Force e-Line Robotic Tools Release Stuck Gun String to Allow Conversion of a Gas Injector to a Producer E. Dalland, Welltec; S.C. Helton, ConocoPhillips Co.
Alternate 191954 Title Pump-Out Stage Tool and Pump-Out Float Collar System Enhances Completion Efficiency in Queensland Coal-Seam Gas Project: A Case History T.P. Dunn, Weatherford; M.B. Zaman, Santos; S. Tickoo, Weatherford
Alternate 191872 Axial Agitation Tool Combined with Optimsed Bent Motor BHA's Successfully Drills Record 3D Horizontal Granitic Basement Section in Vietnam B.M. Son, Thang Long JOC; N.H. Hai, Petrovietnam Exploration Production Corp.; N.H. Nguyen, J.R. Trethewey, G. Blackwell, National Oilwell Varco
Alternate 192003 Improved Drilling in the Bonaparte Basin R. Kerimofski, ConocoPhillips Co.
09:00 - 10:30
TS22  Technical Session 22: Advances in Optimisation Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Gianluca Dimartino - Quadrant Energy, Daniel O'Reilly - Chevron
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 192088 Use of Probabilistic Methods to Assess a Portfolio of Conventional and Unconventional Resources A.M. Jones, F.C. Mijnssen, L.G. Jenkinson, Origin Energy
0920-0940 192119 Application of Ensemble Variance Analysis in the Development of the Wheatstone Field Start-up Strategy M.A. Flett, P.A. Connell, Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd.
0940-1000 192116 Modelling of Inflow Control Devices: From the Flow Loop to the Simulator R.D. Sankoff, B. Bijani, G. Di Martino, J. Watson, C.S. Marshall, Quadrant Energy Pty. Ltd.; P. Lim, Halliburton
1000-1020 191962 Influence of Sensor Degradation and Heat Transfer Modelling on Multiphase Flowrate Estimates from a Virtual Flow Meter T. Bikmukhametov, M.E. Stanko, J. J????schke, Norwegian U. of Science and Technology
Alternate 192004 Drilling Efficient Integration Method of Large-Scale Reservoir Compaction and Small-Scale Casing Stability Models for Oilfield Casing Failure Analysis

K. Yamada, ITOCHU Oil Exploration Co., Ltd.; K. Furui, Waseda U.
Alternate 192036 SMARTDRAIN: An Intelligent Workflow for Well-Placement Optimisation by Integrating Streamlines Time-of-Flight and Exhaustive Search Algorithm P. Ekkawong, W. Huengwattanakul, A. Rittipong, P. Ruthairung, S. Vitoonkijvanich, K. Itthisawatpan, M.K. Hamdan, PTTEP
Alternate 191871 Evaluating the Impact of Multi-Layer Discrete Fracture Network in Hydraulic Fracture Geometry and Well Performance P. Pankaj, Schlumberger
Alternate 191959 Embracing Opportunities and Avoiding Pitfalls of Probabilistic Modelling in Field Development Planning A. Hajizadeh, R.D. Tewari, R. Abd Karim, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 191949 Successful Infill Realized through Prudent Brownfield Oil Rim Reservoir Management, Offshore Malaysia A. Khalid, H. Dan, N. Ahmad Tajuddin, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
11:00 - 12:30
PS07  Panel Session 07: Delivering on Long Term Value Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Moderator(s) Luke Connell - CSIRO Petroleum, Zis Katelis - Gaffney, Cline & Associates
Speaker(s) Visal Leng - Baker Hughes, a GE company, Druvi Ruberu - ExxonMobil Australia
Delivering on long term value is an obvious focus of the oil and gas industry especially in the current environment of weaker demand and lower prices. Speakers will be sharing insights into what industry elements or focus areas they believe have the potential to deliver this value. NOCs, IOCs, and service companies have discussed publicly the following example areas:
a) Technology and strategic value-added partnerships
b) Enhanced recovery techniques
c) Digital disruption
d) Risk mitigation in large-scale project delivery
e) Well field planning to optimise costs vs. resource recovery

We invite speakers to discuss areas where they believe long term value may be achieved and even share case study examples to encourage discussion and feedback, to gauge an anecdotal view as to how we are progressing as an industry in achieving value.

Visal Leng
President - Asia Pacific
Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Druvi Ruveru
Australia Technical Manager
ExxonMobil Australia

11:00 - 12:30
TS23  Technical Session 23: CSG and Deep Bowen Basin Drilling Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Raymond Johnson - U. of Queensland, Alireza Salmachi - U. of Adelaide
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 191866 Depleted Drilling System: Use of Aerated Mud in Surat CSG Wells P. Bhavnani, Shell QGC
1120-1140 192032 Planning and Drilling Execution of Early Permian Wells in Two String Design by Implementing New Drilling and Cementing Technologies A. Shaban, M.B. Zaman, T.S. Dedigama, Santos
1140-1200 191932 Case Study for Performance Benefits of Casedhole Logging in Coal Bed Methane (CBM) S.J. Mastin, R. Jukes, M. Pfahl, Santos
1200-1220 191892 Foam Cementing in Australian Coal Seam Gas Operations T. Saunders, Halliburton
Alternate 192140 Drilling Where the Laterals Go? A Feasible Way for the Trajectory Measurement for Radial Jet Drilling Wells Z. Huang, Z. Huang, China U. of Petroleum; Y. Su, CNPC Drilling Research Inst.; L. Weichang, China U. of Petroleum
Alternate 192031 A Novel Nanosilica-Based Solution for Enhancing Mechanical and Rheological Properties of Oil Well Cement R. Qalandari, Curtin U.; S. Khatibi, U. of North Dakota; A. Aghajanpour, Curtin U.
Alternate 192034 Lost Time Analysis of Queensland Coal Seam Gas Drilling Data and Where Next for Improvement? I.G. Rodger, A.J. Garnett, U. of Queensland
Alternate 192107 Drilling Effect of Low Pumping Rate on Mud Displacement Efficiency and Pumping Pressure during Cementing of Oil Wells
M. Tcibulskii, Halliburton; M.A. Akhmetov, AO Messoyakhaneftegaz
11:00 - 12:30
TS24  Technical Session 24: Emerging Production Technologies Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Sameer Ganpule - Origin Energy, Mark W. Burgoyne - Santos
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 192100 Truly Rigless: A World First through 3-1/2” Tubing Cable Deployed Electrical Submersible Pump on a Live Well A. Amsidom, PETRONAS Carigali Iraq Holding BV; H.S. Hassan, E. Alexander, K. Kuswanto, E.O. Ghonim, A.N. Mohd Radzuan, A.I. Abu Bakar, M. Hamzah, B.B. Madon, B.R. Rajah, M. Ahmad Fuad, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; D. Bakhytuly, NOVOMET-PERM
1120-1140 192000 Completions Rigless Intervention to Secure Internal Blow-Out (IBO) Gas Wells Offshore of Brunei
Y. Azizan, A. Leong, Y. Yong, Halliburton; Y. Song, M.S. Jasni, R. Abd Rani, Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn. Bhd.
1140-1200 192099 Completions Rigless Zonal Isolation in High-Permeability and Low-Pressure Sandstone Formations Using an Organically Crosslinked Polymer Sealant: Successful Field Application
B. Al-Shammari, Kuwait Oil Co.; N. Rane, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Al Harbi, Kuwait Oil Co.; S. Mohammad, A. Al-Kinderi, Kuwait Oil Company; Y. Santin, K. Matar, Halliburton
1200-1220 191879 Completions Real-Time Fiber-Optic Integrated System with Retrievable Packer Enables Single-Trip Dual-Zone Evaluation: Case Study, Eastern Foothills, Colombia

V. Vera, C. Torres, E. Delgado, C. Pacheco, Halliburton; J. Higuera, M. Torres, Equion Energia Ltd.
Alternate 191935 A Field Application of Successful Installation and Sequential Activation of 15,000-psi Rated Hydro-Mechanical Multi-Stage Completion in Peripheral Deep North Kuwait Jurassic Asset for Improved Completion Efficiency and Well Productivity Y.M. Alotaibi, Y.A. Akbar, S. Sharma, E. Fidan, M. Al-Mutawa, Kuwait Oil Co.
Alternate 191913 Completions Innovative All-Electric Tubing Retrievable Downhole Safety Valve
B.E. Scott, J. Chakkungal, I. Penman, Halliburton
11:00 - 12:30
TS25  Technical Session 25: Artificial Lift Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Mark Jackson - Independent, Khairul Nizam Idris - PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 192071 Production & Operations Application of Low-Carbon, Rodless Artificial Lift in Low-Production, Low-Permeability Oilfields S. Zhu, RIPED, CNPC, CHINA; D. Lei, Xinjiang Oilfield Company Engineering Technology Research Institute,CNPC; H. Liu, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; Z. Hao, Q. Wang, L. Zhang, RIPED, CNPC, CHINA
1120-1140 191885 Ground Breaking Technology in Artificial Lift: First Installation of Full Digital Intelligent Artificial Lift (DIAL) System at DL field, Brownfield Offshore Malaysia S. Ismail, S. Elshourbagi, M. Roslan, W. Che Hamat, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; A. Ben Amara, Silverwell
1140-1200 192091 Hydraulic Concentric Tubular Pumping System for Unloading Gas Wells C.J. Langbauer, Mining U. of Leoben
Alternate 191907 Production & Operations CO2 Tracer Application to Supplement Gas Lift Optimisation Effort in Offshore Field Sarawak A.I. Abu Bakar, M. Ali Jabris, Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; H. Abdul Rahman, B. Abdullaev, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; K. Idris, Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; A.A. Kamis, B.B. Madon, Z. Yusop, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; J. Kok, Appsmiths Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 191865 Sucker Rod Anti-Buckling System to Enable Cost Effective Oil Production C.J. Langbauer, Mining U. of Leoben
Alternate 191876 Study on Mechanism of Improving Horizontal Wellbore Carrying Sand Flow Based on the Archimedes Double Helix Tubing Strings and its Application in Changqing Oilfield S. Tong, D. Gao, China U. of Petroleum
Alternate 192043 Inflatable Packer Anchor System Enables Rigless Installation of an Insertable Progressing Cavity Pump in South Oman A. Osorio, F. Ford, Inflatable Packers International; B. Montilla, Schlumberger
Alternate 191890 Research of Non-Stop Intermittent Operation for Beam Pumping Unit Y. Gao, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; S. Guochen, Daqing Oilfield Co. Ltd.
Alternate 191875 Innovative Cable-Deployed Electrical Submersible Pumping System on an Inverted ESP Z. Liu, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Alternate 192142 Understand the Impact of Condensate Compositions on Performance of Gas Well Deliquification Surfactants G. Ren, B.D. Seymour, A. Sanders, Stepan Co.
14:00 - 15:30
TS26  Technical Session 26: Production Technology: CSG Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Raymond Johnson - U. of Queensland, Xiuli Wang - Independent, Russell Byfield - Yokogawa Australia
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 192044 CSG Reservoir Monitoring Technology: Advantages, Challenges and Selection Criteria, (Queensland Case Study) A. Mortezapour, Weatherford
1420-1440 192017 Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment of Low-Permeability Coal Seam Gas Reservoirs with Finely Layered Coals X. Zhang, CSIRO Petroleum; B. Wu, CSIRO; L. Connell, CSIRO Petroleum; Y. Han, Aramco Services Co.; R.G. Jeffrey, SCT Operations Pty. Ltd.
1440-1500 192102 Interburden Isolation and Slotted Liner Placement as Solids Control Measure to Improve Pump Run Life R. Viljoen, G. Nettleship, V. Sharma, S. Mazumder, Arrow Energy
Alternate 191944 Production & Operations Underbalance Jetting of Coals in Coal Seam Gas

M. Vatan, A. Giambalvo, Santos; M. Desplat, Santos Library; G.J. Amorer, Santos
Alternate 191923 Alleviating the Solids Issue in Surat Basin CSG Wells D.A. Kalinin, H. Liu, A. Watling, L. Teng, Schlumberger; S. GOH, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 191967 Case Study: Successful Application of Foam-Lift in Standalone Lateral Wells Targeting Coalbed Methane Reservoirs in the Bowen Basin A. Rajora, X. Wang, A. Ong, WestSide Corp. Pty. Ltd.
Alternate 191979 Advanced Erosion Wear Analysis due to Rotating Rods for PCP Lift Systems S. Pathak, S. Tiwari, A. Bohra, Cairn India Ltd.
Alternate 191894 Analysis and Simulation of a High-Performance Wire Rope as Continuous Sucker Rod String F. Fazeli Tehrani, C.J. Langbauer, H.M. Hofstaetter, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
Alternate 192028 A Novel Downhole Gas Separator in ESP Systems Q. Wang, PetroChina Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development; Y. Liu, Southwest Petroleum U.; J. Yang, M. Cui, PetroChina Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development; D. Qi, Chinese Academy of Sciences
14:00 - 15:30
TS27  Technical Session 27: Emerging Drilling Technologies 2: New Tools and Methods Room 1, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Rodney Bresnehan - CFT Holdings, Mohamad Othman - PETRONAS
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 192125 Locked-to-Bottom Compensation for Drill Stem Testing Operations M. Pay, ConocoPhillips Australia
1420-1440 191936 Rathole Enlarging Systems and Double Ball Drop Reamer for Deepwater Wells F. Santarini Olivier, R. Murillo, J.R. Lopez, D. Morales Hernandez, M. Leines Cortez, P. Hurtado Cardenas, Schlumberger; A. Ramos, PEMEX
1440-1500 192051 Drilling Minimum Stress, Maximum Pressure: A New High Performance Bridging System Facilitates Drilling Depleted Formations at High Overbalance in Middle East A.V. Addagalla, P.B. Jadhav, Baker Hughes, a GE company; I. Lawal, Baker Hughes A GE company; I. Maley, Baker Hughes Saudi Arabia; L. Moroni, Baker Hughes A GE company
1500-1520 191968 The Successful Application of MPD Technology in Drilling Ultra Deep and Ultra-High Pressure Saltwater Formation to Mitigate Drilling Hazards: A Case Study in Tarim Basin J. Hungjon, F. Weixiong, P. Wang, F. Hui, L. Lei, X. Li, PetroChina Tarim Oilfield Co.
Alternate 191933 Drilling Using Machine Learning to Predict Lost Circulation in the Rumaila Field, Iraq A.T. Al-Hameedi, H.H. Alkinani, S. Dunn-Norman, R.E. Flori, S.A. Hilgedick, Missouri U. of Science and Technology; A.S. Amer, Newpark Technology Center/ Newpark Drilling Fluids; M.T. Alsaba, Australian College of Kuwait
Alternate 191964 Design, Fabrication and Field Trial Testing of a Novel Rotating Continuous Circulation Tool (RCCT) M.S. Al-badran, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 192056 Conical Diamond Element PDC Bit as a Breakthrough to Drill Hard Geothermal Formation in Indonesia M.Y. Mardiana, Schlumberger; F. Gunawan, Pertamina Geothermal Energy
Alternate 192081 Drilling Effects of Geothermal Gradient on Hydraulic and Rheological Characteristics of Foam in Vertical Wells S. Sinde, International U. of Grand-Bassam
14:00 - 15:30
TS28  Technical Session 28: Stimulation 2: Acidising Room 2, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Khairul Nizam Idris - PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd., Robyn L Tamke - Oasis Oilfield Consulting, Anwarudin Saidu Mohamed - Reservoir Link Solutions
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 191893 Enhanced Near-Wellbore Acid Stimulation in Horizontal Openhole Well Increased Influx from Tight Carbonate Formation in North Kuwait: Case Study R. Bhagavatula, H. Al-Ajeel, Kuwait Oil Co.; M. Mofti, A.S. Alboueshi, Halliburton
1420-1440 191991 Completions An Uneven Acid Injection Technology for Long-Lateral Horizontal Wells in Complex Carbonate Reservoirs: Simulation, Optimisation and Practice H. Zou, PetroChina; M. Cui, RIPED; H. Liu, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; C. Liang, RIPED; P. Liu, SouthWest PetroChina Inst.
1440-1500 191914 Completions Reliable Carbonate Stimulation Using Distributed Temperature Sensing Diagnostics and Real-Time Fiber-Optic Coiled Tubing Intervention in Kuwait

Y. Santin, K. Matar, E. Montes, S. Gorgi, J.F. Joya, Halliburton; M. Bu-Mijdad, H. Al-Mubarak, M. Al-Lafi, A. Al-Hamad, H. Al-Askar, M. Al-Shamaa, O. Al-Enizi, A. Bu-Qurais, S. Madhavan, M. Al-Dashti, Kuwait Oil Company
1500-1520 191981 Production & Operations Introduction of Real-Time Flow Measurements Opens New Paths to Overcome Challenges Encountered during the Acid Stimulation of Extended Reach Wells L. Duthie, H.A. Saiood, H. Almarri, Saudi Aramco; D. Ahmed, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
Alternate 192066 The Impact of Pore Structure on Carbonate Stimulation Treatment Using VES-Based HCl T.T. Sibarani, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M U.; M.E. Ziauddin, Schlumberger; A.S. Zakaria, Texas A&M U.
Alternate 191888 Completions New Filter-Cake Breaker Technology Maximises Production Rates by Removing Near-Wellbore Damage Zone with Delay Mechanism Designed for High Temperature Reservoirs: Offshore Abu Dhabi

M.M. Nasrallah, M. Vinci, Halliburton
Alternate 191945 The Hybrid Completion and Stimulation Technology Combining Sleeves with Bridge Plugs: A Case History in Ordos Basin, China Z. Tong, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; B. Ma, Oil & Gas Technology Research Inst., ChangQing Oilfield Co., PetroChina; R. Wei, C. Liao, P. Huang, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; S. Liu, Oil & Gas Technology Research Inst., ChangQing Oilfield Co., PetroChina; X. Wang, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina
Alternate 191915 Customised Candidate Selection Workflow for Hydraulic Fracturing Enhances Production by 250% in Mature Fields V.R. Mukku, Schlumberger
Alternate 192073 Completions Vertical Minihole Creation and Fracturing Technology for Completing Unconventional Wells
J.B. Surjaatmadja, H.H. Abass, Halliburton
Alternate 191864 The Impact of Initial Oil Saturation on Wormhole Propagation in Carbonate Reservoirs S.S. Abdelmoneim, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M U.
14:00 - 15:30
TS29  Technical Session 29: Logging, Fluids, Capillar Pressure Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Ben van Deijl - Woodside Energy, Jack Hagop Harfoushian - Schlumberger
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 192120 The First Application of Seismic while Drilling Technology in HTHP Offshore Exploration Well of South China Sea S. Guo, Y. Gao, M. Chen, CNOOC Ltd.; P. Liu, Y. Chen, L. Zhang, Z. Huang, Schlumberger
1420-1440 191916 Saturation-Height Modelling Using the Modified Carman-Kozeny Purcell Formulation P. Behrenbruch, T. Do Huu Minh, K.D. Bui, T. Kennaird, Bear and Brook Consulting Pty. Ltd.
1440-1500 192005 Evaluating LRLC Pay-Old Techniques and New Logs T.J. Neville, Asia-Pacific Formation Evaluation Services
1500-1520 191938 Assessing Well Placement in Multi Faulted Reservoir G.I. Santoso, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; V. Vevakanandan, Sarawak Shell Bhd.; K. Alang, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 192020 Using Mud Gas Logs to Quantify Hydrocarbon Liquid Yields for Gas Zones in the Patchawarra Formation of the Western Flank, Cooper Basin R.B. Estabillo, B. Wong, C. Webb, Beach Energy Ltd.
Alternate 191874 Assessing Reservoir Fluid Saturation by Propagating High Frequency Pulses through Subsurface Waveguides J.M. Servin, E.S. Ellis, H. Schmidt, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 192011 Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) Prediction in Gas Reservoir: New Insights from Basin and Petroleum System Modelling in North Malay Basin N. Koronful, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; G. Brink, Schlumberger; J. Hernandez, J. Bencomo, L. Jiang, D. Basu, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.; K. Peters, A. Kleine, Schlumberger; M.F. ALI, Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority
Alternate 192115 Reactive Flow in Unconsolidated Sandstone: Implications for Carbon Geosequestration H. Yu, Northwest U.; Y. Zhang, M. Lebedev, S. Iglauer, Curtin U.
Alternate 191889 Integrated Formation Evaluation of a Volcaniclastic Reservoir with Advanced Well Logs, Straddle-Packer Mini Drillstem Tests, and Drillstem Tests to Reevaluate Potentials of a Mature Tight Field in Japan

M. Azari, G. Hashmi, H. Hadibeik, M. Bagir, S. Ramakrishna, Halliburton; K. Fuse, N. Yoshida, INPEX Corporation

Friday, October 26

09:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Estimation, Classification, and Reporting of Reserves and Resources
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Douglas Peacock

This course provides an overview of the classification, estimation and reporting of reserves and resources. The focus of the course is on the SPE-PRMS, but other systems such as SEC and COGEH are also mentioned. The course will outline the key definitions of each of the main classes and categories of reserves and resources. The estimation methods which can be used, together with how and when each should be used is also covered. 

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​ Cost:

SPE Member
By 31 July: AUD 650
By 31 August: AUD 800 
After 31 August: AUD 950 

By 31 July: AUD 850
By 31 August: AUD 1,000 
After 31 August: AUD 1,150 

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09:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Geomechanics for Conventional and Unconventional Resources
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Instructor(s) Zachariah John Pallikathekathil

Geomechanics is playing an increasingly important role in developing conventional and unconventional resources (Coal Seam Gas and Shale Gas). This course will help you understand the fundamentals of geomechanics and its applications to conventional and unconventional reservoirs (CSG and Shale Gas) which will enable better field development decisions. You will learn the essential data required to construct a 1D MEM (1 Dimensional Mechanical Earth Model), Rock Testing planning for a geomechanics study, calibration of the model and application to drilling, sanding and hydraulic fracturing in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. You will also learn about data requirement and workflow for constructing a 3D MEM and its applications with case studies.

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SPE Member
By 31 July: AUD 300
By 31 August: AUD 400 
After 31 August: AUD 500 

By 31 July: AUD 500
By 31 August: AUD 600 
After 31 August: AUD 700 

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09:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Data-Driven Reservoir Modeling
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Instructor(s) Shahab D. Mohaghegh

This course will demonstrate through actual case studies (and real field data from thousands of wells) how to impact infill well placement, completion, and operational decision-making based on field measurements rather than human biases and preconceived notions.


  • Basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

  • Top-Down Modeling - TDM

  • The Spatio - Temporal Database

  • History Matching the Top - Down Model

  • Post-Modeling Analysis of the Top - Down Model

  • Examples and Case Studies

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​ Cost:

SPE Member
By 31 August: AUD 800 
After 31 August: AUD 950 

By 31 August: AUD 1,000 
After 31 August: AUD 1,150 

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