SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference 13 - 14 Mar 2018 Calgary Telus Convention Centre Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Monday, March 12

08:00 - 17:00
In-Situ Recovery Methods and SAGD
Instructor(s) K.C. Yeung

Instructor: K.C. Yeung

This course will provide a general overview of current and emerging heavy oil recovery methods with emphasis on field experiences in Alberta and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD).

Participants will learn about the concepts, field development, reservoir performances, applicability, challenges, and issues of the various in-situ recovery methods.

08:00 - 17:00
Overview of SAGD Analytical Models and Their Assumptions and Limitations
Instructor(s) Mazda Irani

Instructor: Mazda Irani

This course is an introduction to Butler assumptions and mathematical principles and its limitations, and also briefly discusses other studies which address steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil production and SOR evaluation.

In this course there will be examples using Excel spreadsheets.

Tuesday, March 13

07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 12:00
Opening Plenary Session Macleod A - B
Moderator(s) Deborah Yedlin, Calgary Herald
Speaker(s) Pat Carlson, Seven Generations; Rob Cox, TriCan; Nav Dhunay, Imaginea.io; Kevin Krausert, Beaver Drilling; Peter Tertzakian, ARC Financial Corp.

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Conference Chairs


About this session:

The opening plenary session will include keynote speakers followed by a panel discussion. 


Panel Session: Entering a New Era: Strategies for Growth in the Digital Age

The acquisition, digitization and analysis of data has revolutionized how the world conducts business. Companies that have capitalized on this technology have changed how the world interacts, and in doing so, have grown to be the largest companies in the world, outpacing energy companies. How can the oil and gas industry utilize these technologies to lower costs, drive innovation and create a more sustainable business model in the face of lower commodity prices?

Currently, visionary companies are investigating and implementing ideas to improve operations through the use of data analytics and engineered completions to lower costs and improve efficiency.

In this session, five leaders will share their visions on the direction they are taking their companies and industry. You’ll hear how they are integrating data analytics, ethical oil, crypto currencies and how they are attracting the next generation to propel the industry forward.



Deborah Yedlin
Business Columnist
Calgary Herald (Moderator)



Peter Tertzakian
Chief Energy Economist
ARC Financial Corp.

Pat Carlson
Founder and Former CEO
Seven Generations

Rob Cox
Senior Vice President Operations

Kevin Krausert
Chief Executive Officer
Beaver Drilling


Nav Dhunay
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Gibson

Founder and CEO, JAGYYC and Co-Founder

Rainforest Alberta 





10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:15
01E  HO - Knowledge Sharing ePoster Foyer
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 189738 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Longitudinal Dispersion Coefficient in Consolidated Porous Media; A Pore-level Study
P. Mohammadmoradi, A. Kantzas, University of Calgary
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 17:00
01  HO - SAGD Improvements Glen 201-202
Session Chairpersons Thomas Grant Harding - Nexen Inc., Norman P Freitag - Saskatchewan Research Council
In this session, presentations will cover technologies and methods to enhance SAGD process performance. Papers are included that discuss improved reservoir simulation techniques, operating practices and the use of surfactant additives to steam.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 189770 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Geologically Consistent History Matching of SAGD Process Using Probability Perturbation Method H. Khani, H. Hamdi, Z. Chen, M. Costa Sousa, University of Calgary; L.X. Nghiem, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.
1400-1430 189760 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Screening Surfactants for Application in SAGD - Including a Steam-Phase Coreflood Test R.G. Jonasson, M. Imran, K.D. Knorr, Saskatchewan Research Council
1430-1500 189725 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Static and Dynamic Big-Loop Modeling Workflow for Assisted History Matching of SAGD Process with Presence of Shale Barriers
C. Yang, C.T. Dang, L.X. Nghiem, Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; N.T. Nguyen, Z. Chen, University of Calgary
1530-1600 189743 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experience with Two Wellheads SAGD Production Wells: Most Controllable and Efficient SAGD Technology Today. Alshachinskoe Heavy Oil Field in Tatarstan, Russia. M. Nukhaev, K. Rymarenko, Baker Hughes; A. Lutfullin, M. Amerhanov, Tatneft
1600-1630 189750 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Feasibility of SAGD as a Follow-up Process to CSS for a Massive Deep Bitumen Reservoir Y. Wu, Z. Wang, B. Han, X. Li, G. Zhou, Z. Wang, Liaohe Oilfield Company, CNPC
1630-1700 189715 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Confinement and Well Interference on SAGD Performance - An Analytical Assessment
Z. Zargar, University of Calgary; S.S. Farouq Ali, H.O.R. Tech Ltd
13:30 - 17:00
02  HO - Electromagnetic Recovery Glen 203-204
Session Chairpersons Sandeep C Solanki - Laricina Energy Ltd, Sahar Ghannadi - Ashaw Energy
This session presents papers which are advancing the use of electromagnetic and electric methods to heat and produce heavy oil. The papers range from determining reservoir properties to full development strategies.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 189752 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Innovative Dielectric Constant Measurement Method to Determine the Ideal Surfactant Candidate to Enhance Heavy Oil Recovery B. Hascakir, M. Alshaikh, G. Huff, Texas A&M University
1400-1430 189771 Management & Information Equilibrium Analysis of Desiccated Zone Growth during Radio-Frequency Heating M. Irani, Ashaw Energy; A. Saeedfar, Carbon Management Canada
1430-1500 189724 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Electrical Heating ─ Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again ... S.S. Farouq Ali, B. Bayestehparvin, University of Calgary
1530-1600 189764 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Numerical Simulation of Dielectric Heating in a Heavy Oil Reservoir Using a Shaped Dipole Antenna
C. Ovalles, G. Dieckmann, J. Dunlavey, Chevron ETC; M. Okoniewski, D. Pasalic, P. Vaca, Acceleware Ltd
1600-1630 189746 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Factors Affecting Electromagnetic Wave Penetration in Heavy Oil Reservoirs B. Hascakir, M.K. Morte, E.M. Bloom, G.H. Huff, Texas A&M University; J.C. Dean, Litezon LLC
1630-1700 189714 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Critical Considerations for Analysis of RF-Thermal Recovery of Heavy Petroleum A. Saeedfar, D. Lawton, CMC Research Institutes
13:30 - 17:00
03  HO - Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery Processes Glen 206
Session Chairpersons Jonathan Luke Bryan - Perm Inc, Rahman Rahman Khaledi - Imperial Oil
Many heavy oil and bitumen resources are not prime candidates for SAGD recovery. This session focuses on alternative recovery processes that can be used in shallow reservoirs, or reservoirs that have some initial mobility of the heavy oil. The presentation on horizontal well CSS looks at a case study where steam injection is tried in a low pressure environment. Two papers on Cold Solvent and nano-particle stabilized solvent investigate innovative ways to reduce oil viscosity through the use of solvent instead of heat. The other presentations focus on water and chemical-based heavy oil recovery at various scales, from a field heavy oil waterflood to investigations of surfactant and polymer flooding at the laboratory or pore scale. The talks in this session show data and innovative ways to look at new ways to produce heavy oil effectively.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 189716 Production & Operations Shallow Horizontal Well Cyclic Steam Stimulation in Clastic Unconsolidated Unconventional Reservoir in Kuwait - A Case Study
S. Al-Ballam, D.C. Pandey, Kuwait Oil Company
1400-1430 189722 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Heavy Oil Recovery Mechanisms by Surfactant, Polymer and SP in a Non-linear System F. Guerrero, A. Kantzas, University of Calgary; J.L. Bryan, Perm Inc
1430-1500 189767 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Cold Solvent Process for Heavy Oil Recovery
A. Sood, S.C. Gupta, Cenovus Energy
1530-1600 189731 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Waterflood Performance Analyses for the Bhagyam Viscous Oil Reservoir D. Beliveau, V. Shankar, S. Jain, B.C. Jha, A. Tiwari, C. Kumar, C. Rautela, M. Stanley, T. Chapman, Cairn India Ltd.
1600-1630 189774 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Nanoparticle Stabilized Solvent-Based Emulsion for Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery G. Kumar, A. Kakati, E. Mani, J.S. Sangwai, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
1630-1700 189745 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Designing Surfactant-Polymer Processes for Heavy Oil Reservoirs: Case Studies D. Rousseau, S. Bekri, J. Boujlel, IFP Energies nouvelles; G. Degre, S. Hocine, Solvay; E. Delamaide, IFP Technologies
15:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, March 14

07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 12:00
04  HO - Hybrid or Solvent-Based Processes I Glen 201-202
Session Chairpersons Anjani Kumar - Computer Modelling Group Ltd., Mohammad Kariznovi - Canada Husky Energy Inc.
This session addresses the application of a solvent, steam additive and hybrid recovery processes in oil sands. Presentations will focus on new technological advancements and learnings from lab and field applications with an objective to provide fundamental knowledge and tools for successfully designing, predicting and implementing solvent and hybrid processes in the field.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 189723 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Solvent Process for Reservoirs with Top Water
A. Sood, S.C. Gupta, Cenovus Energy
0900-0930 189717 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A New PVT Apparatus for Automatic Measurement of Foamy Oil Generation and Stability P. Luo, S. Li, K.D. Knorr, P.P. Nakutnyy, Saskatchewan Research Council
0930-1000 189756 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Christina Lake Early Rise Rate Solvent Aided Process Pilot Z. Chen, Consultant; B. Seib, A. Ben-zvi, T. Robinson, Cenovus Energy
1030-1100 189755 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Azeotropic Heated Vapour Extraction- A New Thermal-Solvent Assisted Gravity Drainage Recovery Process R.R. Khaledi, H. Motahhari, Imperial Oil; T.J. Boone, SPE; C. Fang, A. Coutee, Exxon Mobil
1100-1130 189754 Reservoir Description & Dynamics General Analytical Model for Thermal-Solvent Assisted Gravity Drainage Recovery Processes H. Motahhari, R.R. Khaledi, Imperial Oil
1130-1200 189768 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Organic Alkali as a Steam Additive for Improved SAGD: Experimental Study of Emulsion Phase Behavior and Viscosity K. Baek, F.J. Arguelles, R. Okuno, K. Sheng, H. Sharma, U.P. Weerasooriya, The University of Texas At Austin
08:30 - 10:00
05  HO - Drilling and Completions Glen 203-204
Session Chairpersons Nick Tumu - Bankers Petroleum Ltd, Ronald A Behrens - Chevron ETC
This session is an in depth look into sand control evaluation for thermal applications and an investigation into sand control failures during a steam breakthrough event.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 189769 Completions An Experimental Investigation into Sand Control Failure Due to Steam Breakthrough in SAGD Wells V. Fattahpour, M. Mahmoudi, C. Sutton, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; M. Roostaei, O. Kotb, C. Wang, A. Nouri, University of Alberta; B. Fermaniuk, Regent Control Systems Ltd.
0900-0930 189773 Completions Critical Review of Sand Control Evaluation Testing for SAGD Applications J.D. Montero, S. Chissonde, C. Wang, O.Y. Kotb, M. Roostaei, A. Nouri, University of Alberta; M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc
0930-1000 189766 Completions Sand Control Testing for Steam Injection Wells M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, M. Roostaei, B. Fermaniuk, C. Sutton, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; C. Wang, O. Kotb, A. Nouri, University of Alberta
08:30 - 10:00
06  HO - Data Analytics Glen 206
Session Chairpersons Mridul Kumar - Chevron ETC, Eric Delamaide - IFP Technologies Canada Inc.
This session focuses on the use of data analytics in reservoir and production aspects of thermal recovery processes.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 189772 Management & Information A Benchmarking Study of a Novel “Data Physics” Technology for Steamflood and SAGD Modeling: Comparison to Conventional Reservoir Simulation Y. Zhao, P. Sarma, Tachyus
0900-0930 189747 Management & Information Three Approaches to Predicting ESP Pump Failures during SAGD Operations L. Fedenczuk, Gambit Consulting Ltd.; J.K. Graham, T. Pehlke, Suncor Energy Inc.
0930-1000 189753 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Cluster-Based Approach for Visualizing and Quantifying the Uncertainty in the Impacts of Uncertain Shale Barrier Configurations on SAGD Production J. Zheng, J.Y. Leung, University of Alberta; R.P. Sawatzky, J.M. Alvarez, InnoTech Alberta
10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:15
02E  HO - Knowledge Sharing ePoster Foyer
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 189737 Production & Operations Assessment of Methods for Evaluating VIT Thermal Performance J. Damour, F. De Paiva Orberg, Majus; D. Johannson, Majus Canada
10:30 - 12:00
07  HO - Thermal Well Integrity and Design Glen 203-204
Session Chairpersons Uliana Romanova - Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Spencer Paul Taubner - Noetic Engineering 2008 Inc
Well design and integrity are the key factor to assure success of a thermal project. Making smart technical decisions related to well design is crucial for the project economics, well integrity and minimizing environmental impact. The focus of the session is "the best" of the SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium 2017, including the impact of warm-up rates on cement shear in SAGD wells and an overview of the VIT field trial in a CSS project.
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 Impact of Slow and Fast Warm-up Rates on Cement Sheath Integrity in SAGD Wells - Using Dynamic Flow Simulators for Early Time Analysis C.B. Nascimento, Schlumberger Canada Limited; B. Demirdal, Devon Energy
1100-1130 Vacuum Insulated Tubing Trial B.W. Temple, Imperial Oil Resources Ltd.
1130-1200 Reducing Infill Well Start-up Time and Cost by Combining LWD Resistivity Data with a Flexible Completion Design S. Thompson, Athabasca Oil Corporation
10:30 - 12:00
08  HO - Thermal Recovery Non-SAGD Glen 206
Session Chairpersons Mazda Irani - Ashaw Energy, Amin Badamchizadeh - Devon Canada Corporation
This session includes papers on recovery mechanism and field experience of Non-SAGD methods (pattern steamflood, in-situ combustion etc.) of thermal recovery.
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 189726 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Field-Scale Modelling of Hybrid Steam and Combustion In-Situ Recovery Process for Oil Sands Using Dynamic Gridding M. Yang, Z. Chen, University of Calgary; T.G. Harding, Nexen Energy ULC
1100-1130 189727 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Phase Behavior Modelling of Oils in Terms of SARA Fractions D. Gutierrez, A. Bernal, AnBound Energy Inc.; R.G. Moore, S.A. Mehta, M.G. Ursenbach, University of Calgary
1130-1200 189757 Reservoir Description & Dynamics 3-D Physical Modeling of Hybrid Steam and Oxygen Injection for In-Situ Recovery of Oil Sands E. Rios, T.G. Harding, Nexen Energy ULC; R.G. Moore, S.A. Mehta, University of Calgary
12:00 - 13:30
12:30 - 18:00
Young Professionals Workshop - Oil & Gas Competitiveness: From the Canadian Energy Landscape to Your Own Career Telus Convention Centre, Glen Room (Room Number 208-209)
Ticketed Event
Speaker(s) Alex Pourbaix, Cenovus Energy; Ken Larson, Champion Performance Systems Inc

Oil & Gas Competitiveness: From the Canadian Energy Landscape to Your Own Career

Wednesday | 14 March 2018
Telus Convention Centre | Glen Room (Room Number 208-209)
Registration from 12:30 pm

Speakers start at 1:00pm

$25 for SPE members

$35 for non-SPE members

Register ►

Ticket includes networking cocktail and appetizers at 4:30pm


Join us at the Young Professionals Workshop to listen to and discuss the influencing factors impacting Canada’s energy competitiveness; perspectives on how Canadian producers are adapting to a changing continental energy landscape; and the effects on your career as a young professional in the energy industry.

Featuring two keynote presentations, our speakers will expose you to a wealth of knowledge and experience from the perspectives of the CEO of one of Canada’s largest energy companies and an executive leadership coach and former member of the Canadian National Basketball Team.


Alex Pourbaix

President and CEO of Cenovus Energy, will discuss how one of Canada’s largest energy companies has been influenced by fundamental changes in the Canadian energy industry and how the company is responding strategically in order to attract capital, access markets, and remain competitive in an increasingly continental energy landscape.

Ken Larson

Executive Coach and President of Champion Performance Systems Inc, will be discussing strategies and techniques that young professionals can implement to gain a competitive edge in their careers, including excavating one’s core values, building a compelling story, knowing how to get traction and build momentum, and holding oneself accountable.


Through the SPE Calgary Section website.

13:00 - 13:15
03E  HO - Knowledge Sharing ePoster Foyer
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 189735 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integration of Data-Driven Models for Characterizing Shale Barrier Configuration in 3D Heterogeneous Reservoirs for SAGD Operations Z. Ma, J.Y. Leung, University of Alberta
13:30 - 17:00
09  HO - Hybrid or Solvent-Based Processes II Glen 201-202
Session Chairpersons John Joseph Ivory - Consultant, Banafsheh Goudarzi - University of Calgary
This session presentations discuss measurements for properties (non-equilibrium behavior, solvent solubility, and diffusivity) involved in hybrid/solvent based processes for heavy oil and bitumen. They also consider coupling of heat and mass transfer at the ES-SAGD interface and describe new solvent based processes.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 189729 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Measurement of Non-Equilibrium Solvent Release from Heavy Oil during Pressure Depletion J.L. Bryan, PERM Inc; A. Kantzas, J.B. Butron, University of Calgary; E. Nickel, Petroleum Technology Research Centre
1400-1430 189719 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer Characteristics at the Chamber Interface for Solvent Assisted SAGD Process H. Liu, University of Calgary; L. Cheng, S. Huang, X. Chen, Q. Huang, China University of Petroleum-Beijing
1430-1500 189741 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Dimethylether-A Promising Solvent for ES-SAGD A. Haddadnia, M. Zirrahi, H. Hassanzadeh, J. Abedi, University of Calgary
1530-1600 189776 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Hydrocarbon Recovery Using a Convective Solvent Extraction Process
A. Sood, S.C. Gupta, Cenovus Energy
1600-1630 189765 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Phase Behaviour and Viscosity of Bitumen-CO2/Light Hydrocarbon Mixtures at Elevated Temperatures: A Cold Lake Case Study S. Eghbali, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta; J.M. Dragani, X. Zhang, Cenovus Energy
1630-1700 189744 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Generalized Approach to Predict k-values of Hydrocarbon Solvent/Bitumen Mixtures B. Azinfar, A. Haddadnia, M. Zirrahi, H. Hassanzadeh, J. Abedi, University of Calgary
13:30 - 17:00
10  HO - Production, Operations & Optimization Glen 203-204
Session Chairpersons Darren Jeremy Worth - C-FER Technologies, Danial Kaviani - Suncor Energy
The focus of this session is on summarizing and interpretation of field results and modeling. The topics include fall-off test interpretation, flow control device field trials and modeling, ESP and PCP failure analysis, and other key production operations related topics.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 189775 Production & Operations Liner Deployed Inflow Control Devices (ICD) Production Results in MacKay River SAGD Wells O. Becerra, B.J. Kearl, PetroChinaCanada; F. Zaini, M. Melo, G.E. Woiceshyn, Schlumberger Canada Ltd.
1400-1430 189720 Production & Operations Study of Temperature and Pressure Fall-off during Shut-in and Slow-down for SAGD Wells with Top Water
Y. Wang, A. Ferrise, Y. Huang, Nexen Energy ULC.
1430-1500 189718 Completions Steps Toward Designing the Optimum Outflow Control Device for SAGD Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation L. Li, Y. Ma, C.F. Lange, University of Alberta; M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management
1530-1600 189740 Reservoir Description & Dynamics On Temperature Fall-off Interpretation in Circulation Phase of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Process M. Irani, S. Ghannadi, Ashaw Energy
1600-1630 189721 Completions Evaluation of Inflow Control Device Performance Using Computational Fluid Dynamics C.F. Lange, M. Miersma, L. Li, University of Alberta; M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management
1630-1700 189732 Production & Operations Case Study: Enhancing PCP Performance Through The Complex Failure Analysis Of More Than 200 Wells Z. Nurkas, Manul LLP; B. Ubaidollauly, Buzachi Operating Ltd
13:30 - 15:00
11  HO - Cold Production Techniques Glen 206
Session Chairpersons Apostolos Kantzas - University of Calgary, Jinning Chang - ICE Reservoir Solutions Ltd
This session is a collection of presentations on CHOPS simulation, production optimization during waterfloods, and geomechanics issues during heavy oil and thermal bitumen recovery processes.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 189734 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Direction of Wormhole Growth Under Anisotropic Stress
K. Oldakowski, R.P. Sawatzky, InnoTech Alberta
1400-1430 189730 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Practical Reservoir Management Strategy to Optimize Waterflooded Pools with Minimum Capital Employed
A. Qazvini Firouz, M. Olisakwe, B.A. Hollinger, D. Vianzon, M. Kenny, Husky Energy Inc.
1430-1500 189749 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Wormhole Stability Under Post CHOPS Conditions K. Oldakowski, R.P. Sawatzky, InnoTech Alberta
15:00 - 15:30
15:00 - 15:30
04E  HO - Knowledge Sharing ePoster Foyer
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 189736 Production & Operations Lessons Learned from Extending Run Life for Hundreds of ESPs in a Heavy Oil Environment J.L. Villalobos, J.S. Miranda Fernandez, E. Velasquez, Schlumberger; M. Mogolllon, A. Arguelles, A. Rodriguez, Frontera Energy; O. Anaya, Ecopetrol
Alternate 189761 Projects, Facilities & Construction Produced Water Ammonia Removal Using RO Membrane Process C. Chen, Chevron Energy Technology Company; S. Heimel, P. Young, Chevron North America Exploration and Production
15:30 - 17:00
12  HO - Reservoir Characterization & Geomechanics Glen 206
Session Chairpersons Harris Naseer - Poreflow Energy Consultants, Japan J Trivedi - University of Alberta
This session covers the crucial impact of Geomechanics in Heavy Oil, lessons learnt from the Joslyn Steam Release incident (which shaped the caprock integrity debate in Alberta), and infill configurations for improved exploitation of Heavy Oil.
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 189751 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Influence of Discontinuities on Geomechanical Analysis of the Joslyn SAGD Steam Release Incident A. Khani, 4-110-62, NREF/CNRL, University of Alberta; A. Rangriz Shokri, R.J. Chalaturnyk, University of Alberta
1600-1630 189758 Projects, Facilities & Construction Unique Infill Configuration to Unlock Additional Barrels in the Boscan Heavy Oil Water Injection Project M. Kumar, R. Kumar, N. Atalay, A. Arbelaez, R.J. Nava, C.S. Lolley, D.A. Socorro, K. Gonzalez, Chevron Corp.; M. Pernalete, PDVSA
1630-1700 189733 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effects of Rock Mechanical Properties and Deformational Behavior on Caprock Integrity in Thermal Operations Q. Li, J.A. Rivero, Schlumberger Canada Ltd.