SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition 23 - 25 Oct 2018 Royal International Convention Centre Brisbane, Australia


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 by Yen Li Choong, General Manager -  Venture Development Malaysia, Sawarak Shell Berhad (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 (Confirmed)
  • Rod Duke, CEO, GLNG (Invited)
1700 – 1900  Workshop Networking Session


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Tuesday, October 23

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 rspcap@spe.org   


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

Opening Session

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | 0900-0945


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

Sami Alnuaim
2019 SPE President
Saudi Aramco

Matthew Canavan

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



09:45 - 10:15
02  Keynote Session Hall B, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Speaker(s) Greg P. Leveille - ConocoPhillips


Gregory P. Leveille
Chief Technology Officer

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 Australia, Chirs Mijnssen - Origin Energy
Speaker(s) Frank Calabria - Origin Energy, Ian Davies - Senex Energy, Martin Ferguson - SGH Energy, Zoe Yujnovich - Shell Australia

Frank Calabria
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Origin Energy

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.

13:00 - 13:30
e01  ePoster Session 1 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1330 192138 Management & Information Well Delivery Task Force Team Approach to Increase Operation Efficiency
H. Shuber, A. Al-Awadi, D. Belal, S. Al-Hashmi, V. Verma, T. Al-Sarraf, A. Najaf, B. Al-Tehaihi, A. Al-Sumaiti, Kuwait Oil Co.
1300-1330 192135 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Novel Nano-Surfactant 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
1300-1330 192048 Projects, Facilities & Construction An Integrated Methodology for the Unified Optimisation of Injection/Production Rates and Surface Waterflooding Pipeline Network Operation Control X. Zhou, Y. Liang, P. Di, China U. of Petroleum; C. Xiang, U. of Southern California; S. Xin, H. Zhang, China U. of Petroleum
1300-1330 191881 Drilling A Multiscale Study on the Onset of Sand Production A. Lv, H.L. Ramandi, H. Roshan, U. of New South Wales
1300-1330 192069 Completions Development and Application of Key Equipment of CO2 Waterless Fracturing L. Zheng, S. Meng, PetroChina Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; S. Chen, PetroChina Jilin Oilfield; Q. Yang, PetroChina Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development
1300-1330 191898 Projects, Facilities & Construction An Experimental Study of a Novel Parallel Pipe Separator Design for Subsea Oil-Water Bulk Separation H.S. Skjefstad, M.E. Stanko, Norwegian U. of Science and Technology
1300-1330 192050 Drilling High-Performance Water-Base System Performs as an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Oil-base for Drilling Challenging Intervals in North Kuwait
A. Heikal, Kuwait Drilling Fluids; M. El Banna, G. Manescu, M-I Swaco a Schlumberger Co.; M. Al Mulaifi, I. Mohammed, Kuwait Oil Co.
1300-1330 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
1300-1330 191910 Production & Operations Mitigating the Failure of Downhole Pumps due to Gas Interference in Coal Seam Gas Wells B. Wu, M. Firouzi, T.E. Rufford, B.F. Towler, U. of Queensland
1300-1330 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.
1300-1330 191887 Completions The Numerical Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation with Perforations at the Defining Plane: Considering Laminae Structure X. Shi, D. Li, Y. Cheng, Z. Han, W. Fu, China U. of Petroleum (Huadong)
13:30 - 14:00
e02  ePoster Session 2 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 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, Ultrecht U.; E. Cornelissen, Shell Global Solutions Intl. B.V.; J. Van Eijden, formerly at Shell Global Solutions Intl. B.V.
1330-1400 191862 Management & Information Raising Employee Competency and Productivity through Best Practices in Promotion and Goal Setting H.C. Lau, National U. of Singapore; M. Pang, Six Sigma Mind Consulting
1330-1400 191947 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Novel Eco-friendly Cationic Surfactant for Improved Oil Recovery from Carbonate Reservoirs M. Valluri, R. Cain, R. Lalgudi, Battelle
1330-1400 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
1330-1400 192130 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Application of Multi-Level and High-Resolution Discrete Fracture Modelling Based on Unstructured Grid in Fractured Reservoir Simulation Study L. Qiyuan, Z. Dai, Z. Yan, C. Weihua, L. Li, W. Sun, Shen Zhen Branch of CNOOC Ltd.; L. Junchao, Nanjing Tracey Energy Technology Ltd.
1330-1400 192064 Projects, Facilities & Construction Experimental Investigation of Crude Oil Emulsion Stability: Effect of Oil and Brine Compositions, Asphaltene, Wax, Toluene-insolubles, Temperature, Shear-stress, and Water-cut T. Uetani, INPEX Corp.; J. Kai, T. Hitomi, H. Seino, K. Shinbori, Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai; H. Yonebayashi, INPEX Corp.
1330-1400 191960 Projects, Facilities & Construction Early-Stage Detection of Scales in a Deepwater Field Offshore Ghana via Remote Monitoring of Multiphase Meter M. Darab, R. Nygaard, OneSubsea, A Schlumberger Co.; A.P. Singh, Tullow Oil
1330-1400 192092 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Numerical Simulation Of Well Production Performance Considering Pre-darcy Flow Using Edfm J. Xu, B. Sun, China U. of Petroleum (East China); W. Zhang, The Pennsylvania State U.; H. Cheng, Xinjiang Oilfield Co.; W. Fu, China U. of Petroleum (East China)
1330-1400 192095 Management & Information Risk Factors Affecting Delays in Upstream Natural Gas Mega-Projects: An Australian Perspective M. Basak, V. Coffey, R.K. Perrons, Queensland U. of Technology
1330-1400 191906 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Deep Learning Convolutional Neural Networks to Predict Porous Media Properties N. Alqahtani, R.T. Armstrong, P. Mostaghimi, U. of New South Wales
1330-1400 192079 Drilling 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, M. Kalhor Mohammadi, K. Tahmasbi, International Drilling Fluids
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) Natalie Chadud - Origin Energy, Marie Louise Lees - Independent
Speaker(s) Malcolm Roberts - APPEA, Glenn Toogood - Beach Energy, Tor McCaul - Comet Ridge, Stuart Smith - NOPSEMA, Katherine Witt - University of Queensland
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.


Malcom Roberts
Chief Executive Officer

Glenn Toogood
Regional Manager
Beach Energy

Tor McCaul
Managing Director
Comet Ridge

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

Katherine Witt
Research Fellow
University of Queensland

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, Shripad Biniwale - Schlumberger
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 192046 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Rate Transient Analysis (RTA) and its Application for Well Connectivity Analysis: An Integrated Production Driven Reservoir Characterisation and a Case Study A. Ataei, E. Motaei, M. Yazdi, R. Masoudi, PETRONAS; A. Bashir, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1420-1440 192047 Completions 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
1440-1500 191961 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Injectivity and Well Deliverability Test and Analysis in an Offshore Complex High CO2 Gas Carbonate Asset R. Masoudi, M.A. Ab Wahab, E. Motaei, A. Ataei, PETRONAS
1500-1520 191900 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Waking Up the Dead: Rejuvenation of a 17 Year Idle Well K. Gurbachan Singh, M. M Amin, H. Turiman, M.I. Zakaria, M. Khairuddin, T. Afandi, W. Kuntam, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
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 Drilling Structured Approach in Qualifying Cement Isolation through the Use of Cementing Scorecard and Post Job Execution Data
T. Heu, A. Wee, C.M. Combe, M. Md Radzi, T. Zhang, Sarawak Shell Bhd.
1420-1440 191953 Drilling Unconventional Techniques to Overcome Narrow-Margin Cementing: Successful Case Studies in Malikai Deepwater Project in Malaysia Y. Hoe, A. Duong, Schlumberger; T. Heu, M. Razif, Sarawak Shell Bhd.
1440-1500 192022 Completions An Integrated Cement Design and Evaluation to Reduce Downhole Sanding Risk P. Cadogan, K. Seth, R. Crabtree, V. Beales, INPEX Australia; A. Alsayed, B.C. Cheong, Schlumberger
1500-1520 192104 Drilling Cementing Production Liners Terminating in Depleted Reservoirs: A Case Study on Deepwater Wells off the East Coast of India A. Yadav, A. Kumar, V. Iyer, T. Ganjoo, D. Bhaisora, Halliburton
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 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Efficient Approach for History-Matching Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Wells Production G. Chang, G. Aibassov, Shell Australia
1420-1440 191986 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Modelling Workflow for Life Cycle Development of a Large Scale Coal Seam Gas Field V. Sharma, J. Davies, B. Vella, J. Jiang, I. Sugiarto, S. Mazumder, Arrow Energy
1440-1500 192010 Production & Operations Optimising Horizontal Coal Seam Gas Wells by Combining Reservoir Simulation and Transient Well Modelling T. Nuralishahi, M. Vahmani, APLNG; E. Dharma Putra, H.W. Moh, K.K. Thakur, P. Aung, C. Coman, S. Delfani, K. Wimbridge, N.J. Rodriguez, 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 Ltd.
15:30 - 16:00
e03  ePoster Session 3 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 191989 Completions 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 Industry
1530-1600 192122 Completions Bio Enhanced Energy Recovery Technology for Clean and Efficient Energy Production C. Langbauer, H. Hofstätter, A. Mukhamedzianova, Montanuniversität Leoben
1530-1600 192141 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improving Polymer Flooding by Addition of Surface Modified Nanoparticles L.M. Corredor, B.B. Maini, M. Husein, U. of Calgary
1530-1600 191930 Reservoir Description & Dynamics From Preservation to Execution: Value Creation through Successful FDP Optimisation for an Offshore Green Field Gas In Peninsular Malaysia A. Sabzabadi, PETRONAS; A. Daeng, N. Hamza, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1530-1600 191882 Completions First Hydraulically Fractured Dump Flood Implementation in Kuwait: A Case Study A. Alam, S. Pooniwala, M. Nagarkoti, Baker Hughes, a GE company; W.Z. Cheema, M.R. Al-Othman, E. Anthony, Kuwait Oil Co.
1530-1600 192117 Completions Evaluation of Frac Hit Risks in Aishwarya Barmer-Hill Field Development Utilising GIS Platform S. Pathak, R.J. Tibbles, A. Bohra, S. Tiwari, P. Godiyal, A. Deo, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Ltd.
1530-1600 192078 Production & Operations Application of Novel Predictive Analytics for Data Allocation of Commingled Production in Smart Fields M.P. Chia, M. Yakup, M. Tamin, N.A. Surin, K. Mazzlan, M. Rinadi, A. Hassan, PETRONAS
1530-1600 191884 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Operationalising MHF Safety Assessments L. Jefferies, P. Ooi, Santos
1530-1600 192024 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Review of Current Knowledge with Geomechanical Fault Reactivation Modelling: The Importance of CO2 Mechano-Chemical Effects for CO2 Sequestration I. Altaf, B.F. Towler, J. Underschultz, S. Hurter, R. Johnson Jr, The U. of Queensland
1530-1600 192075 Completions Downhole Packer Equipment Design for High-Temperature Carbonate Formations
M.A. AlGhazal, M.J. Aljubran, Saudi Aramco
1530-1600 192121 Production & Operations An Innovative Artificial Lift Technology for Severely Scaling Wells Applied Successfully in Asp Flooding in Daqing Oilfield
M. Chen, Daqing Oilfield Co., Ltd. Northeast Petroleum U.; J. Cheng, W. Zhou, Y. Huang, X. Sun, Daqing Oilfield Co., Ltd.; G. Cao, Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; S. Han, G. Wang, T. Jiang, P. Li, Y. Wang, Daqing Oilfield Co., Ltd.
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 - Santos, 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 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Enhanced Oil Recovery by Nanoparticle-Induced Crude Oil Swelling: Pore-Scale Experiments and Understanding
D.K. Agrawal, K. Xu, Q. Darugar, V.N. Khabashesku, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1620-1640 192110 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Polymers and their Limits in Temperature, Salinity and Hardness: Theory and Practice E. Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
1640-1700 192113 Production & Operations A Novel Ultra-Low Interfacial Tension Nanofluid for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Super-Low Permeability Reservoirs D. Xu, China U. of Petroleum (Beijing); B. Bai, China U. of Petroleum (Beijing) at Karamay, Missouri U. of Science and Technology; Z. Meng, Q. Zhou, Z. Li, Y. Lu, H. Wu, J. Hou, China U. of Petroleum (Beijing); W. Kang, China U. of Petroleum (East China)
1700-1720 192118 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Study on Charged Nanogels for Interfacial Tension Reduction and Emulsion Stabilisation at Various Salinities and Oil Types J. Geng, P. Han, B. Bai, Missouri U. of Science and Technology
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
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 191921 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Comparing Carbon Intensity of Unconventional and Asia Pacific Production D. Meehan, Gaffney, Cline & Associates; H. El-Houjeiri, Aramco Services Co.; J.S. Rutherford, Stanford U.
1620-1640 191955 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility 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 T. Jiang, Tarim Oilfield Co., CNPC; H. Liu, X. Yang, Y. Liu, J. Feng, H. Ren, Research Inst. of Oil and Gas Engineering, Tarim Oilfield Co., CNPC; H. Guo, China U. of Petroleum-Beijing
1640-1700 192068 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility The Lean Fluid Lifecycle: Optimising Consumption and Waste in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations R.H. Jukes, Santos Ltd.
1700-1720 192106 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Simple Numerical Simulations to Demonstrate Key Concepts Related to Coal Seam Gas Well Integrity I. Rodger, A. Garnett, S. Hurter, The U. of Queensland
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 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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 Production & Operations Value Creations through Tangguh Big Gas Well Daily Surveillance Integration Challenge I.A. Kartawijaya, Y. Menanti, D. Saraswaty, S. Suganda, M. Iqbal, F. Anantokusumo, R.C. Dinata, BP Indonesia

Wednesday, October 24

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 - Santos, Johannes Bon - Petrolab Australia, Zis Katelis - Gaffney, Cline & Associates
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 191896 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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, M. Grigore, CSIRO Energy
0920-0940 191963 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Permian Deep Coal Play, Cooper Basin, Australia: Unlocking the Next Gas Giant G. Cooper, D. Lockhart, A. Walsh, Senex Energy Ltd.
0940-1000 191883 Completions 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 Ltd.; R.L. Johnson, Jr., U. of Queensland
1000-1020 192134 Completions 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; X. An, S. Zhu, Exploration and Development Research Inst. of Petro China Changqing Oilfield Co.; Z. Zhu, D. Hu, H. Liu, China U. of Petroleum (Beijing)
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 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Capillary Pressure Effects on Estimating the EOR Potential during Low Salinity and Smart Water Flooding P. Andersen, U. of Stavanger
0920-0940 192111 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Investigation into the Benefits of Combined Polymer-Low Salinity Waterflooding A. Santo, A. Muggeridge, Imperial College London
0940-1000 192038 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Mechanistic Modelling of Low Salinity Water Injection under Fracturing ‎Condition: Coupled Geochemical and Geomechanical Simulation Study
S.M. Hosseini, S. Kord, A. Hashemi, Petroleum U. of Technology; H. Dashti, U. of Queensland
1000-1020 192070 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Fines Migration as an EOR Method during Low Salinity Waterflooding A. Al-Sarihi, A. Zeinijahromi, U. of Adelaide; L.C. Genolet, A. Behr, P. Kowollik, Wintershall Holding GmbH; P. Bedrikovetski, U. of Adelaide
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., Sadegh Asadi - Baker Hughes, a GE company
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 191931 Completions Ceramic Sand Screens: Qualification Strategy for a High Rate Gas Application P. Cadogan, S. Hall, INPEX; R. Jackson, F. Meschke, T. Read, B. Gundemoni, P. Barth, 3M
0920-0940 191942 Completions Performance of Ceramic Sand Screen for High Rate Gas Application: Gas Sand Screen Erosion Testing N. Manning, Oilfield Technologies; P. Cadogan, INPEX; P. Barth, 3M; B. Hoskin, Oilfield Technologies; T. Read, 3M; D. Manning, Oilfield Technologies; R. Jackson, B. Gundemoni, 3M
0940-1000 191978 Completions Calibration of Sand Production Prediction Models at Early Field Life in the Absence of Sanding Data
A. Younessi, A. Khaksar, F. Gui, S. Asadi, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1000-1020 192001 Production & Operations Erosion Resistance of Sand Screens in Gas Wells

D. Kumar, C. Malbrel, Z. Xu, Baker Hughes, a GE company
10:30 - 11:00
e04  ePoster Session 4 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 191925 Completions Extended Reach Horizontal Well Development with Downhole Flow Control and Gravel Packing Sand Control: First Pilot in S-Field with Production Success D. Kamat, Z. Kadir, P. Nair, R. Ibrahim, M. Ahmad Fuad, B. Madon, A. A Azizi, M. Ishak, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; K. Gordon Goh, T.U. Ceccarelli, C. Tan, S. Kalidas, A. Mohd Salim, J. Maldonado, Z. Lei Min, N. P Mosar, J. Gil, M. Abd Rahman, K. Watana, T. Chabernaud, Schlumberger
1030-1100 192014 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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
1030-1100 192094 Completions Optimising Sand Control Treatments Using Gauge Data S. Jain, P. Wassouf, R. Tibbles, DuneFront
1030-1100 192015 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optimised Alkalinity for EOR Purposes in Sandstone Reservoirs A. Mamonov, M.A. Khan, T. Puntervold, S. Strand, U. of Stavanger
1030-1100 192103 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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
1030-1100 191911 Projects, Facilities & Construction Operational Readiness and Operational Safety on FPSO Project V. VijayaRaghavan, Ranj Offshore Engineers
1030-1100 192087 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Waterflooding Heavy Oil Reservoirs with Horizontal Wells: Field Examples from Canada E. Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
1030-1100 191922 Drilling 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, L.C. Genolet, P. Kowollik, Wintershall Holding GmbH; A. Zeinijahromi, P.G. Bedrikovetsky, U. of Adelaide
1030-1100 191975 Management & Information Agile Field Development Planning: A Systems Approach J.R. Ciccarelli, D. McLachlan, H. Singh, R. Thomson, io oil & gas consulting
1030-1100 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
1030-1100 192139 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Improved Production Data Analysis Method for Shale Gas Wells P. Wei, Sinopec Research Inst. of Petroleum Engineering, China
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, 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

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, Sadegh Asadi - Baker Hughes, a GE company
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 191929 Completions Geomechanics: A Key to Understanding the Underperformance of Fracture Treatments K. Rahman, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1120-1140 191940 Drilling Geomechanics in Unconventional Reservoir: A New Approach to Drilling Integrating Advanced Acoustic Measurements and Formation Evaluation C. Chatterjee, A. Reyes, V. Lujan Flores, C. Majumdar, K. Prasad, A. Kumar, Schlumberger
1140-1200 192045 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Rigorous Yet Simple Technique for Coupled Reservoir and Geomechanics Simulation
R. Matsunaga, S. Watase, K. Furui, Waseda U.
1200-1220 191966 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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, PetroChina; R. Viljoen, Arrow Energy; W. Zhang, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; M. Jeffries, S. Beaney, W. Chen, Q. Wang, Arrow Energy
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. Cullingford, Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd.
1120-1140 192007 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Probabilistic SCAL Parameters for an Intermediate Wet Clastic Environment G.R. Morrison, E. Taylor, Woodside Energy Ltd.
1140-1200 192089 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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
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 Production & Operations Laminaria - Corallina: Application of an Advanced Methodology for Accurate Metering Provides New Reservoir Insights and Better Facility Planning N. Lange, D. Gilbert, Northern Oil & Gas Australia; M. Soh, D. Teng, ReservoirMinds
1120-1140 191994 Production & Operations Integrated Operations for Gas Lift Optimisation: A Successful Story at Peninsular Malaysia Field W.M. Wan Khairul Anuar, K. Elbadawy, K. Abu Bakar, M. Mohd Aznam, S. Salahuddin, M. Mail, A.H. Abu Bakar, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; R. Trivedi, N. Vo Tri, Schlumberger
1140-1200 192080 Production & Operations In-House Software Development for Gas Production Optimisation: A South East Asia Perspective C. Wongkamthong, K. Wongpattananukul, C. Suranetinai, V. Vongsinudom, P. Ekkawong, PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd.
1200-1220 191952 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Comprehensive Study on Ultimate Recovery and Optimum Production Strategy for Gas-Condensate Reservoirs under Aquifer Support in Nam Con Son Basin, Offshore Vietnam T.V. Tran, T.A. Truong, A.T. Ngo, S.K. Hoang, V.X. Trinh, T.A. Dang, H.H. Ngo, Biendong POC
13:00 - 13:30
e05  ePoster Session 5 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1330 192018 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analytical and Numerical Solutions for Interpretation of Chemical Compaction in Chalk
P. Andersen, D.S. Berawala, U. of Stavanger
1300-1330 191861 Projects, Facilities & Construction Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Gas-Wetting Reversal Agent for Shale Gas Reservoir Y. Li, Y. Wang, L. Tang, L. Yuan, C. Zhang, China U. of Petroleum (East China); W. Jia, State Key Laboratory of Shale Oil Gas Enrichment Mechanisms and Effective Development; B. Guo, X. Wang, Drilling Engineering and Technology Co., Shengli Petroleum Engineering Corporation Ltd of SINOPEC
1300-1330 192016 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Reservoir Architecture Analysis of Delta Front and its Control on Remaining Oil Distribution of S Oilfield in Bohai Bay Basin J. Li, CNOOC Ltd.; X. Liu, PetroChina Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; Z. Gao, B. Shang, J. Xu, CNOOC Ltd, Tianjin Branch
1300-1330 192059 Projects, Facilities & Construction A Review of Recent Advances in Cost-effective Infrastructure System Design of the CO2 Distribution to CCS Injection Wells H. Dashti, J. Underschultz, A.J. Garnett, V. Honari, M. Sedaghat, V. Rudolph, U. of Queensland
1300-1330 191919 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Prediction of In-Situ Stresses and Pore Pressure in a Shale Gas Reservoir Subject to Finite Fault Slip B. Lin, Y. Jin, China U. of Petroleum; Y. Chen, U. of Western Australia
1300-1330 191867 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Porosity Determination via Contrast Enhanced Micro CT Scanning and Digital Core Analysis: A Case Study of X Field W. Sazali, S. Md Shah, M. Kashim, B.P. Kantaatmadja, PETRONAS; L. Knuefing, Autralian National U.; B. Young, Thermo Fisher Scientific; C. Goodwin, Ohio State U.
1300-1330 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.
1300-1330 191990 Completions Successful Hydraulic Fracturing Optimisation in KS Field through Fracture Height Growth Identification and Mitigation
K. Hamzah, N.F. Prakoso, Y. Geraldus, PT Medco E&P Indonesia; L. Soetikno, R.D. Marbun, R. Vitali, A. Makmun, A.S. Anis, Schlumberger
1300-1330 192085 Production & Operations Improved Sand Management Methodology Application in Mature Field M. Tugimin, D. Kamat, F. Baghdadi, A. Gupta, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; A. Mohamad Azili, M. Mohamed Hanafi, D.I. Meza, Schlumberger
1300-1330 192146 Production & Operations Supramolecular and Oil Displacement Fluid for Hydraulic Fracturing
W. Cui, H. Zou, C. Wang, Petrochina Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development; J. Yang, Xian Shiyou U.; J. Yan, Petrochina Research Inst. Petroleum Exploration and Development
1300-1330 191957 Projects, Facilities & Construction Early Stage of Commingled Water Injection in a Brownfield: Challenges and Lessons Learnt S. Tham, M. Ariffin, F. Johing, M. M Khalil, K.A. Dolah, Z. Yusop, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
13:30 - 14:00
e06  ePoster Session 6 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 191873 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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, T. Yu, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; Y. Ping, Changqing Oilfield Co., PetroChina; H. Qin, China U. of Petroleum (Beijing); J. Yuan, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; Z. Zhu, China U. of Petroleum (Beijing); H. Su, China U. of Geosciences (Beijing)
1330-1400 192082 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Pore Scale Analysis the Formation Dissolution with Capillary Trapping Change for CO2 Injected into Carbonate Reservoir Y. Zhang, Curtin U.; Y. Zhou, U. of Aberdeen; M. Lebedev, Curtin U.; S. Iglauer, Edith Cowan U.
1330-1400 191878 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Multi-Scale Digital Rock Quantitative Evaluation Technology on Complex Reservoirs X. Jin, C. Yu, X. Wang, X. Liu, J. Li, H. Jiao, L. Su, RIPED, CNPC
1330-1400 192055 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optimisation of Engineered Water Injection Technique in Carbonate Reservoirs: A Case Study J.O. Adegbite, E.W. Al-Shalabi, Khalifa U. of Science and Technology
1330-1400 191897 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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, Y. Song, E&D Research Inst. of Liaohe Oilfield Co. of CNPC
1330-1400 191956 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Laboratory Study of Anisotropic Permeability of Tight Sandstone and Shale from Cooper Basin, Australia Z. Pan, D. Heryanto, D.I. Down, L. Connell, M. Camilleri, Y. Tan, R. Sander, CSIRO Energy
1330-1400 191951 Management & Information A Smart Software System for Flow Assurance Management A. Jain, N.M. Patel, P. Hammonds, S. Pandey, Vedanta Ltd. (Cairn Oil & Gas)
1330-1400 192090 Completions Sand Prediction for a Cost-Effective Marginal Green Field Development S.A. Mohd Hatta, I. Zawawi, A. Gupta, M. Ahmad Nadzri , N. Salleh, S. M Jeffry, N. Md Sharif, I. Ishak, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; M.B. Maoinser, U. Teknologi PETRONAS
1330-1400 191927 Drilling 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, B. Ta Quoc, T. Chai Yong, Weatherford Asia Pacific; D. Van Khanh, N. Xuan Cuong, H. Thanh Tung, PV Drilling; T. Hoai Nam, PetroVietnam; N. Huu Hai, D. Anh Tuan, T. Ngoc Bao, T. Nam Hung, N. Pham Huy Cuong, Bien Dong POC
1330-1400 191901 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Fundamentals of Underground Storage: An Overview of the Screening Criteria and Functional Requirements S. Basu, Shell India Markets Private Ltd.; P.M. Nilsson, RDG Gmbh & Co KG; E. Kuperus, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V.
1330-1400 192101 Drilling Transient Modelling and Sensitivity Analysis of Influxes in Backpressure MPD Systems
D. Gomes, U. of Stavanger; J. Froyen, SINTEF Industry; K. Fjelde, U. of Stavanger; K. Bjorkevoll, SINTEF Industry
14:00 - 15:30
PS05  Panel Session 05: R&D in Current Industry Scenario Room 4-5, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
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: Enhanced 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 192076 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Effect of Fines Migration During CO2 Injection Using Pore Scale Characterisation F. Othman, Y. Wang, F. Hussain, U. of New South Wales
1420-1440 191995 Reservoir Description & Dynamics EOR RMP: Addressing Key Risks through Sound Reservoir Management W.F. Sifuentes, Schlumberger; D. Mandal, P. Nair, R. Ibrahim, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; T.J. Chabernaud, T.U. Ceccarelli, J.C. Moreno, W. Sepulveda, Schlumberger
1440-1500 192023 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Gas Injection Pressure on the Performance of CO2-Assisted Gravity Drainage Process in Heterogeneous Clastic Reservoirs W.J. Al-Mudhafar, Lousiana State U. & Basrah Oil Co.; D. Rao, Louisiana State U.
1500-1520 191912 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Mechanisms Investigation of Super-Heated Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage X. Liu, S. Liu, RIPED, CNPC
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. Petroleum Exploration and Development; S. Chen, Y. Duan, PetroChina Jilin Oilfield
1420-1440 191920 Completions Pushing the Thermal Stability Limits of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids T.A. Almubarak, Texas A&M U.; L. Li, Aramco Services Co.; H.A. Nasr-El-Din, J. Ng, Texas A&M U.; K. Sokhanvarian, Sasol Chemicals; M. Khaldi, S. Almubarak, Saudi Aramco
1440-1500 191908 Completions 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.; C. Liang, RIPED; Z. Hu, Halfaya Oil Co.; J. Yan, RIPED; D. Wang, T. Zhang, Antonoil Co.
1500-1520 192042 Completions Evaluating Natural Gas-Based Foamed Fracturing Fluid Application in Unconventional Reservoirs P. Pankaj, A. Phatak, S. Verma, Schlumberger
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 Drilling An Open Approach to Drilling Systems Automation H. Brackel, J. Macpherson, R. Mieting, I. Wassermann, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1420-1440 191973 Completions How to Run Casing Efficiently in Extended Horizontal Wells Using Buoyancy R. Rastegar, M. Munawar, W. Tait, National Oilwell Varco
1440-1500 191869 Drilling Middle East Success Story with World’s First Adaptive Drill Bit and Premium Rotary Steerable Technology D. Al-Enezi, S.M. Gholoum, M. Al-Hajeri, J. Mohammed, R. Al-Enezi, R. Deori, Kuwait Oil Co.; M. Pandya, M. Omar, W. Agawani, F. Valbuena, A. Abdelhamid, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1500-1520 191937 Management & Information Using a Business Intelligence Tool for Drilling Data Analysis in the Permian Basin Z. Chen, A. Lo, T. Shahid, Schlumberger
15:30 - 16:00
e07  ePoster Session 7 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 191984 Projects, Facilities & Construction Facility Operations Readiness and Project Start-Up Support and Integration M. Maher, ConocoPhillips Australia
1530-1600 191985 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Statistical Decline Curve Analysis for Automated Forecasting of Production from Coalbed Methane Wells D. Kuznetsov, G. Fernandes, M. Daly, K. Ma, Arrow Energy
1530-1600 192077 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Practical Application of Coalbed Methane Material Balance Technique to Produce Well by Well Production Forecast in Undersaturated Queensland Surat Basin Coals G. Aibassov, Shell Australia
1530-1600 192061 Management & Information Delivering the First Horizontal Well Under the Harsh Economic Conditions in an Offshore Brownfield in Malaysia P. Nair, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; T.J. Chabernaud, Schlumberger; R. Ibrahim, Z. Kadir, D. Kamat, M. Yaakob, D. Mandal, A. Ataei, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; J. Maldonado, M. Abdul Rahman, G. Iskenova, T.U. Ceccarelli, F. Djarkasih, N. Abdul Rahman, A. M Salim, J.C. Moreno, A. Cavallini, Schlumberger
1530-1600 191950 Production & Operations An Embedded Downhole Conductance Sampling System Based on Adaptive FFT Algorithm Q. Yang, T. Fu, S. Huang, E. Ming, M. Li, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Petrochina
1530-1600 191988 Projects, Facilities & Construction First Mobile CNG: Conversion of Waste Gas for Improving Oil Recovery and for Gas Monetisation C. Juljumroensub, P. Sonsayan, A. Thippayawarn, V. Sitthichaikasem, P. Sunsap, N. Langkulanont, N. Panichpongsakorn, S. Nitayaphan, PTT Exploration and Production Pcl.
1530-1600 192029 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Relative Permeability Curve Shapes in Coalbed Methane Reservoirs A. Salmachi, U. of Adelaide; C. Clarkson, U. of Calgary; S. Zhu, Southwest Petroleum U.; J.A. Barkla, Santos
1530-1600 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.
1530-1600 192033 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Quantifying Gas Content in Coals Using Borehole Magnetic Resonance T. Hopper, T. Neville, K. O'Neill, Qteq Pty. Ltd.
1530-1600 192105 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigating the Influence of Wettability and Direction on SuperCritical CO2 Trapping For Supercritical CO2-Brine Imbibition Process at Pore Scale for Bentheimer Sandstone. F. Jahan, Curtin U. of Technology; S. Ahmed, CSIRO Energy Business Unit; M. Hossain, Curtin U. of Technology
1530-1600 192067 Management & Information Intelligent Waterflooding Development of High-Permeability Reservoirs at the Late Development Stage D. Jia, T. Guo, X. Pei, J. Zhang, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; Q. Ye, Jilin Oilfield Co., Petrochina; X. Jin, X. Tang, Daqing Oilfield, Petrochina
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) Saikat Mazumder - Arrow Energy, Chirs Mijnssen - Origin Energy
Speaker(s) Ivan Tan - Arrow Energy, Ross Evans - Central Petroleum, Chris White - Origin Energy, Andrew De Garis - Santos, Stephen Kelemen - Independent
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.


Ivan Tan
Chief Operating Officer
Arrow Energy

Ross Evans
Chief Operations Officer
Central Petroleum

Chris White
General Manager - Exploration and New Ventures
Origin Energy

Andrew De Garis
General Manager Reservoir Development

Stephen Kelemen
Stephen Kelemen


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 Management & Information Edge Analytics and Future of Upstream Automation
F. Saghir, H. Gilabert, M. Boujonnier, Schneider Electric
1620-1640 192002 Production & Operations Case Study Applied Machine Learning to Optimise PCP Completion Design in a CBM field C. Prosper, D. West, Origin Energy
1640-1700 192006 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigation on Automatic Recognition of Stratigraphic Lithology Based on Well Logging Data Using Ensemble Learning Algorithm K. Gong, Z. Ye, D. Chen, D. Zhu, China U. of Petroleum; W. Wang, Xi'an Shiyou U.
1700-1720 191909 Management & Information Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimise Production Performance
S. Copping, J. Payne, R. O'Malley, Wood
16:00 - 17:30
TS17  Technical Session 17: Modelling: Conventional Room 2, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Matthew Alexander Flett - Chevron Australia, Gianluca Dimartino - Quadrant Energy, Roumen Sankoff - Quadrant Energy
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 192074 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improved Numerical Stability and Upscaling of Low Salinity Water Flooding
H.H. Al-Ibadi, K.D. Stephen, E.J. Mackay, Heriot-Watt U.
1620-1640 192109 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Importance of Optimal Choice of Relative Permeability Relationships in Reservoir Simulation P. Behrenbruch, Bear and Brook Consulting; T.G. Hoang, U. of Adelaide; M. Do Huu, K.D. Bui, T. Kennaird, Bear and Brook Consulting
1640-1700 192040 Production & Operations A New Tool to Evaluate Water Injection Performance in Water Flooded Reservoirs: A Technology Innovation
D. Mandal, S. Mustapha, A. Joo, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1700-1720 191996 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A General Purpose Model for Multiphase Compositional Flow Simulation S. Wu, J. Dong, B. Wang, T. Fan, H. Li, State Key Laboratory of EOR, RIPED, PetroChina
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 Drilling A Case Study on Drilling Complicated Infill Horizontal Wells in Low Cost Environment: Challenges in Well Construction and its Successful Mitigations A.K. Singh, A. Goyal, A.S. Hiregoudar, G.K. Tomar, A. Sharma, A. Katre, S. Doodraj, S. Vermani, Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Ltd.
1620-1640 191928 Management & Information Malaysia's Experience in Integrated Coordination of Offshore Vessels through Integrated Logistics Control Tower N.A. Mohamad, M.F. 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. Mehta, R. Ray, G.N. Kapadia, Cairn Oil and Gas, Vedanta Ltd.
1700-1720 192072 Projects, Facilities & Construction A Human-Computer Hybrid Approach to Offshore Field Development: Combining Virtual Reality Aided Design with Stochastic Optimisation M. Almedallah, U. of New South Wales; S.D. Walsh, Monash U.; T. Lau, U. of New South Wales
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 provide 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 Completions Fracture Stimulation Challenges in Tight Walloons Coal Measures: Surat Basin Queensland, Australia T. Flottman, Origin Energy; V.J. Pandey, ConocoPhillips; S.V. Ganpule, E. Kirk-Burnnand, M. Zadmehr, N. Simms, L.G. Jenkinson, T. Renwick-Cooke, M. Tarenzi, Origin Energy; A.K. Mishra, ConocoPhillips
0920-0940 191904 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Discrete Net-to-gross Truncated Gaussian Simulation: An Alternative Modelling Approach for CSG Unconventional Reservoirs, BowenBasin, Eastern Australia S. Rattazzi, A. 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; G. Sutherland, D. Cumming, B. Thomas, A. Sani, Origin Energy
1000-1020 191863 Management & Information A Coal Seam Gas Development Evaluation Workflow
D. Kuznetsov, R. van Spaendonck, S. Beaney, Arrow Energy
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 Production & Operations A Particulate Gel Based System for Water Shut-off Applications
V. Lafitte, M.K. Panga, N. Vaidya, M. Nikolaev, P. Enkababian, L.K. Teng, H. Zhao, Schlumberger
0920-0940 191972 Completions Zonal Isolation of a Fractured and Gravel Packed Water Producing Zone Using an Organically Crosslinked Polymer Sealant: Case Study

A. Nagar, G. Dangwal, N. Pandey, A. Jain, A. Parasher, Cairn Oil and Gas, Vedanta Ltd.; M. Deshpande, V. Gupta, K. Pande, Halliburton
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
1000-1020 192136 Production & Operations Improving Conformance in an Injector Well Using Delayed Crosslink Polymer Gel : A Case Study M. Varshney, A. Goyal, I. Goyal, A. Jain, N. Pandey, A. Parasher, S. Vermani, Cairn Oil and Gas, Vedanta Ltd.; A.S. Negi, V.P. Sharma, Baker Hughes, a GE company
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 Completions 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 Production & Operations Managing Complex, Laterally and Vertically Compartmentalised Reservoirs in a Subsea Tie-Back via Smart Well Completions: Case Studies
N. Smith, A. Ghous, S. Bharatiya, Woodside Energy Ltd.
0940-1000 192083 Production & Operations 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 Drilling A Priori Scenario Modelling with LWD Seismic for Successful Well Placement A. Tan, B.S. Lee, H.V. Vader, N. Holleman, R. Spiteri, Sarawak Shell Bhd.; A. Ahmed, F. Maula, S. Shamsuddin, E. Heng, Schlumberger
09:00 - 10:30
TS22  Technical Session 22: Advances in Optimisation Room 3, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Session Chairpersons Daniel O'Reilly - Chevron, Craig Scott Marshall - Quadrant Energy, Gianluca Dimartino - Quadrant Energy
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 192088 Management & Information Use of Probabilistic Methods to Assess a Portfolio of Conventional and Unconventional Resources A. Jones, C. Mijnssen, Origin Energy; A. Burton, ConocoPhillips; M. Ewin, Origin Energy
0920-0940 192119 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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
1000-1020 191962 Production & Operations Statistical Analysis of Effect of Sensor Degradation and Heat Transfer Modeling on Multiphase Flowrate Estimates from a Virtual Flow Meter T. Bikmukhametov, M.E. Stanko, J. Jäschke, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
10:30 - 11:00
e08  ePoster Session 8 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 191954 Completions Pump-Out Stage Tool and Pump-Out Float Collar System Enhances Completion Efficiency in Queensland Coal-Seam Gas Project: A Case Study M.B. Zaman, Santos Ltd.; T.P. Dunn, S. Tickoo, Weatherford
1030-1100 192041 Completions Successful Field Application of Pillar Fracturing Technique in Water Injection Well for Creation of Highly Conductive Conduits
R. Bhagavatula, V.S. Rajagopalan, S.K. Chellappan, A.J. Al-Ashwak, Kuwait Oil Co.; M. ElMofti, A. Boueshi, W.M. Eid, A. Allam, A. Abdelbaky, Halliburton
1030-1100 192145 Production & Operations Cost Effective Water Shut-Off: Slickline Conveyed High Expansion Ratio Through Tubing Bridge Plug M. Abdulhadi, P.T. Kueh, A. Zamanuri, W.C. Thang, H.V. Chin, S. Jacobs, Halliburton Bayan Petroleum; A.A. Suggust, D. Jamel, A.H. Ahmad Zaini, K.A. Dolah, H. Munandai, Z. Yusop, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1030-1100 192036 Reservoir Description & Dynamics SMARTDRAIN: An Intelligent Workflow for Well-Placement Optimisation by Integrating Streamlines Time-of-Flight and Exhaustive Search Algorithm P. Ekkawong, W. Huengwattanakul, P. Ruthairung, A. Rittipong, S. Vitoonkijvanich, K. Itthisawatpan, PTTEP
1030-1100 192049 Production & Operations An Online Water Cut Measurement System Based on the Conductance Sensor Q. Yang, M. Li, Q. Wang, S. Meng, E. Ming, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Petrochina
1030-1100 192060 Completions Fracture Height Growth Study: Cooper Basin Probability Analysis J.N. Griffiths, Santos Ltd.
1030-1100 191913 Completions Innovative All-Electric Tubing Retrievable Downhole Safety Valve B.E. Scott, J. Chakkungal, I. Penman, Halliburton
1030-1100 191959 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Embracing Opportunities and Avoiding Pitfalls of Probabilistic Modelling in Field Development Planning A. Hajizadeh Mobaraki, R.D. Tewari, R. Abd Karim, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1030-1100 192142 Production & Operations Understand the Impact of Condensate Compositions on Performance of Gas Well Deliquification Surfactants G. Ren, A. Sanders, D.M. Friesen, B.D. Seymour, Stepan Oilfield Solutions
1030-1100 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.
1030-1100 192124 Management & Information A Model for Platform Location Optimisation in Shale Gas with Learning Effect Y. Gu, D. Gao, J. Yang, Z. Wang, X. Li, L. Tan, China U. of Petroleum
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) Ahmed Ibrahim - Baker Hughes, a GE Company, David Jamieson - ConocoPhillips, Druvi Ruberu - ExxonMobil Australia, Fauzy Omar - PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd.
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.


Ahmed Ibrahim
Vice President, Digital Sales - APAC
Baker Hughes, a GE company

David Jamieson
Barossa Subsurface Manager

Druvi Ruveru
Australia Technical Manager
ExxonMobil Australia

Fauzy Omar
Head, Facilities of Future, Group Research & Technology
PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd.

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 Drilling Depleted Drilling System: Use of Aerated Mud in Surat CSG Wells P. Bhavnani, Shell QGC; D. Richards, Schlumberger
1120-1140 192032 Drilling 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; T. Saunders, Halliburton
1140-1200 191932 Drilling Case Study for Performance Benefits of Cased-hole Logging in Coal Bed Methane (CBM) S. Mastin, M. Pfahl, R. Jukes, Santos Ltd.
1200-1220 191892 Drilling Foam Cementing in Australian Coal Seam Gas Operations
T. Saunders, Halliburton; A. Shaban, M.B. Zaman, Santos Ltd.
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 Production & Operations Truly Rigless: A World First through 3-1/2” Tubing Cable Deployed Electrical Submersible Pump on a Live Well
A. Amsidom, E.O. Ghonim, E. Alexander, K. Kuswanto, B. Abdullaev, H.S. Hassan, M. Ishak, B. Rajah, P.N. Gunasegara, PETRONAS; K. Ayad, Cornerstone for Business Development; B. Madon, M. Hamzah, K. Zamanuri, PETRONAS
1120-1140 192000 Completions Rigless Intervention to Secure Internal Blow-Out (IBO) Monitoring Gas Wells Offshore of Brunei A. Leong, Y. Azizan, Y. Yong, Halliburton; R. Abd Rani, Y. Song, M. Jasni, 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, N. Rane, S. Al Harbi, S. Mohammad, A. Al-Kinderi, Kuwait Oil Co.; 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.
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; D. Lei, Xinjiang Oilfield Co. Engineering Technology Research Inst.,CNPC; H. Liu, Z. Hao, Q. Wang, L. Zhang, RIPED, CNPC
1120-1140 191885 Completions 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.M. Syed Abd Rahim, Z. Yahia, S. Elshourbagi, M. Ishak, M. Roslan, W. Che Hamat, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; A. Ben Amara, S.E. Faux, G.D. Makin, Silverwell Energy
1140-1200 192091 Production & Operations Hydraulic Concentric Tubular Pumping System for Unloading Gas Wells C.J. Langbauer, P. Vita, J. Gerald, H. Herbert, Montanuniversität Leoben
1200-1220 191907 Production & Operations CO2 Tracer Application to Supplement Gas Lift Optimisation Effort in Offshore Field Sarawak A.I. Abu Bakar, M. Ali Jabris, H. Abdul Rahman, B. Abdullaev, K. Idris, A.A. Kamis, Z. Yusop, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.; J. Kok, M. Kamaludin, M.Z. Zakaria, N.N. Saiful Mulok, AppSmiths® Technology
13:00 - 13:30
e09  ePoster Session 9 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1330 192107 Drilling Effect of Low Pumping Rate on Mud Displacement Efficiency and Pumping Pressure during Cementing of Oil Wells M. Tcibulskii, Halliburton Intl. GmbH; M.A. Akhmetov, AO Messoyakhaneftegas
1300-1330 191865 Production & Operations Sucker Rod Anti-Buckling System to Enable Cost Effective Oil Production C.J. Langbauer, R.K. Fruhwirth, M. Hartl, H. Hofstätter, Montanuniversität Leoben
1300-1330 192058 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Maximising Oil Recovery through Gas Cap Perforation in Strong Water Drive Reservoir M. Abdulhadi, M.N. Mansor, N.A. Amiruddin, T.V. Tran, S. Jacobs, Halliburton Bayan Petroleum; M. Izad Wahid, M.Z. Usop, M.D. Zamzuri, K.A. Dolah, H. Munandai, Z. Yusop, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1300-1330 192034 Drilling Lost Time Analysis of Queensland Coal Seam Gas Drilling Data and Where Next for Improvement? I. Rodger, A. Garnett, The U. of Queensland
1300-1330 191935 Completions 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, M. Al-Mutawa, T.Y. Bloushi, E. Fidan, S. Sharma, S.P. Pradhan, M. Palaniappan, Kuwait Oil Co.
1300-1330 191949 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Successful Infill Realised through Prudent Brownfield Oil Rim Reservoir Management, Offshore Malaysia A. Khalid, N. Ahmad Tajuddin, H. Dan, N. Sapian, N. A'akif Fadzil, S. Hassan, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
1300-1330 192031 Drilling A Novel Nanosilica-Based Solution for Enhancing Mechanical and Rheological Properties of Oil Well Cement R. Qalandari, A. Aghajanpour, Curtin U.; S. Khatibi, U. of North Dakota
1300-1330 192140 Drilling Where the Laterals Go? A Feasible Way for the Trajectory Measurement of Radial Jet Drilling Wells Z. Huang, Z. Huang, China U. of Petroleum; Y. Su, CNPC Drilling Research Inst.; L. Weichang, T. Jiang, China U. of Petroleum
1300-1330 192043 Production & Operations Inflatable Packer Anchor System Enables Rigless Installation of an Insertable Progressing Cavity Pump in South Oman A. Osorio, F. Ford, Inflatable Packers Intl.; B. Montilla, Schlumberger
1300-1330 191872 Drilling Axial Oscillation 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, G. Blackwell, J.R. Trethewey, National Oilwell Varco
1300-1330 192066 Completions The Impact of Pore Structure on Carbonate Stimulation Treatment Using VES-Based HCl T.T. Sibarani, Texas A&M U.; M.E. Ziauddin, Schlumberger; H.A. Nasr-El-Din, A.S. Zakaria, Texas A&M U.
13:30 - 14:00
e10  ePoster Session 10 Concourse, Level 1, Royal International Convention Centre
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 192081 Drilling Effects of Geothermal Gradient on Hydraulic and Rheological Characteristics of Foam in Vertical Wells S. Sinde, International U. of Grand-Bassam
1330-1400 191894 Production & Operations Behavior Analysis of a Wire Rope Replacing Sucker Rods with Finite Element Simulation F. Fazeli Tehrani, C.J. Langbauer, H.M. Hofstaetter, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
1330-1400 191923 Completions Alleviating the Solids Issue in Surat Basin CSG Wells
D. Kalinin, D. Choo, A. Watling, H. Liu, L. Teng, G. Soo Hui, Schlumberger
1330-1400 191945 Completions The Hybrid Completion and Stimulation Technology Combining Sleeves with Bridge Plugs: A Case History in Ordos Basin, China Z. Tong, B. Ma, R. Wei, C. Liao, S. Liu, P. Huang, X. Wang, Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), PetroChina
1330-1400 192028 Production & Operations A Novel Downhole Gas Separator in ESP Systems
Q. Wang, RIPED, PetroChina; Y. Liu, Southwest Petroleum U.; J. Yang, M. Cui, D. Qi, RIPED, PetroChina
1330-1400 191934 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Brittleness Index Prediction via Well Logs and Reservoir Classification Based on Brittleness C. Feng, Faculty of Petroleum, China U. of Petroleum-Beijing at Karamay; X. Deng, PetroChina Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development; W. Yin, Faculty of Petroleum, China U. of Petroleum-Beijing at Karamay; Z. Wang, Research Inst. of Exploration and Development, PetroChina Xinjiang Oilfield Co.; Z. Mao, China U. of Petroleum-Beijing
1330-1400 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
1330-1400 191895 Production & Operations Australia’s World Scale Gas Resources, its Markets and Why New Approaches are Required B.F. Towler, M. Firouzi, U. of Queensland; R. Wilkinson, Energy Quest
1330-1400 192073 Completions Vertical Minihole Creation and Fracturing Technology for Completing Unconventional Wells J.B. Surjaatmadja, H.H. Abass, Halliburton
1330-1400 192115 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Review of Water Saturation Calculation Methods in Shale Gas Reservoir H. Yu, Northwest U.; X. Yu, U. of Houston; Z. Wang, Northwest U.; R. Rezaee, Y. Zhang, M. Lebedev, Curtin U.; S. Iglauer, Edith Cowan U.
1330-1400 191890 Production & Operations Research of Non-stop Intermittent Pumping Production for Beam Pumping Units H. Gong, Y. Sun, S. Zhang, X. Qi, G. Shi, C. Sun, G. Wang, D. Zhang, F. Wei, H. Yu, C. Qing, G. Zheng, Y. Zhao, PetroChina Daqing Oilfield Co.; Y. Gao, Reseach Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development
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
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 192044 Completions CSG Reservoir Monitoring Technology: Advantages, Challenges and Selection Criteria, (Queensland Case Study) A. Mortezapour, A. Bassat, E. Lean, Weatherford Australia
1420-1440 192017 Completions Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment of Low-Permeability Coal Seam Gas Reservoirs with Finely Layered Coals X. Zhang, B. Wu, L. Connell, CSIRO Energy; Y. Han, Aramco Services; R. Jeffrey, SCT Operations Pty. Ltd.
1440-1500 192102 Completions Interburden Isolation and Slotted Liner Placement as Solids Control Measure to Improve Well Performance by Reducing Operating Costs and Maximising Gas Production R. Viljoen, V. Sharma, S. Mazumder, A. Rajora, E. Cordova, K. Wilson, M.B. Thompson, Arrow Energy
1500-1520 191944 Production & Operations Underbalanced Jetting in CSG play M. Vatan, M. Desplat, A. Giambalvo, G.J. Amorer, Santos
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 192051 Drilling Minimum Stress, Maximum Pressure: A New High Performance Bridging System Facilitates Drilling Depleted Formations at High Overbalance in Middle East A. Addagalla, I. Maley, I. Lawal, P. Jadhav, L. Moroni, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1420-1440 191968 Drilling 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. Hongjun, F. Weixiong, P. Wang, F. Hui, L. Lei, X. Li, L. Dezhi, PetroChina Tarim Oilfield Co.
1440-1500 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
1500-1520 191964 Projects, Facilities & Construction Design, Fabrication and Field Trial Testing of a Novel Rotating Continuous Circulation Tool (RCCT)
M. Badran, C. Gooneratne, Saudi Aramco; A. Saqqa, Kasab Intl.
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 Completions 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.; A. Boushi, W. Eid, M. Elmofti, A. Allam, A. Alhamad, 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, M. Cui, H. Liu, C. Liang, PetroChina Research Inst. of Petroleum Development and Exploration; P. Liu, SouthWest PetroChina U.; H. Xue, China Zhenghua Oil Co. Ltd.; P. Wang, PetroChina Southwest Oil and Gas
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. 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 Co.
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
14:00 - 15:30
TS29  Technical Session 29: Logging, Fluids, Capillary 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 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 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 191938 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Assessing Well Placement in Multi Faulted Reservoir V. Vevakanandan, A. Ting, T. Zhang, Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd.; F. Maulana, A. Ahmad, G.I. Santoso, K. Alang, Schlumberger
1440-1500 191874 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Monitoring Water Flood Front Movement by Propagating High Frequency Pulses through Subsurface Transmission Lines J.M. Felix Servin, Saudi Aramco
1500-1520 192011 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Carbon Dioxide in Reservoir Gases: New Insightsfrom Basin and Petroleum System Modelling N. Koronful, K. Peters, Schlumberger; M.F. Aoi, J. Skulsangjuntr, Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority; L. Jiang, A. Kleine, D. Basu, J. Bencomo, J. Hernandez, G. Brink, Schlumberger

Friday, October 26

09:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Geomechanics for Conventional and Unconventional Resources
Ticketed Event
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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09:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Estimation, Classification, and Reporting of Reserves and Resources
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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. 


Also be one of the first to get insights and sharing of the newly released 2018 PRMS Guideline.


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