Under the patronage of His Excellency Bakheet S. Al-Rashidi, Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water, State of Kuwait

SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition 10 - 12 Dec 2018 American University of the Middle East (AUM) Kuwait City, Kuwait

Schedule

Sunday, December 09

07:00 - 15:00
Field Trip: An Integrated Approach to Geologic Outcrops for Boosting Reservoir Understanding Jal Az Zor Escarpment, North of Kuwait City


Organised by: Kuwait Oil Company and Shell

The field trip will provide an integrated approach to geologic outcrops, using Jal Az Zor examples, that will trigger reflections in the participants about the implications of heterogeneities, scale, and 3D distribution of rock properties to models, studies, activities, and insights pertinent to reservoir analysis. 

The field trip is specifically designed to relate the geology to a variety of subsurface disciplines involved in heavy oil development. Topics addressed will include baffles, reservoir modelling, steam conformance, cap rock integrity, well spacing, integration of well, reservoir, and facilities management (WRFM), and observation wells placement.

The ultimate goals are to gain an appreciation for the value that the understanding of vital elements of rock description and sedimentology have for reservoir studies, and for the enhancement of production strategies. Group discussion will be encouraged to share knowledge and trigger new perspectives.

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Who Should Attend

This field trip is intended for petroleum and reservoir engineers with any level of experience. Geoscientists, modellers, operations and training professionals would also benefit from this field seminar. 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Nature and scale of lateral and vertical reservoir heterogeneity
  • Impact of baffles in heavy oil production in Kuwait
  • Relating field observations to reservoir descriptions and dynamic models
  • Appreciation for reservoir variation at sub-well spacing
  • Compaction, porosity and perm distribution issues, as per outcrop observations in the main reservoirs of heavy oil in Kuwait
  • Controls on sand production for screen selection and other WRFM issues 

 

Agenda

0700: Welcome and meeting with instructors and HSE specialists at Hilton Kuwait Resort

0730: Depart to field location

0830: Arrive at Jal Az Zor

  • HSE instructions
  • Group selections

0900-1300: Outcrops 1, 2, 3, and 4

  • Analysis: 4-6 examples of reservoir, cap, and seal rocks.
  • Hands-on exercises: sedimentology considerations, deposit environments, rock properties distribution, 3D assumptions, and scale
  • Reservoir Implications: Q&A session, triggering reflections on the implications of the observations on-site for reservoir properties, and production mechanisms 

​​​1300: Lunch (provided)

1400-1430: Outcrop 5

  • Fossil collection (if/as available; restrictions apply) 

1500: Return to Hilton Kuwait Resort

Typical heavy oil development spacing overlain on field trip location.

 

Outcrop showing erosional surfaces (red and green dashed lines) and interpretation of depositional setting (inset picture). 

 

Well spacing related to baffle continuity.

08:00 - 16:00
Seminar: Estimation, Classification and Reporting of Reserves and Resources Bahara Meeting Room, Hilton Kuwait Resort
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Douglas Peacock

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

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​ Cost:

SPE Member
USD 750

Nonmember
USD 900


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08:00 - 17:00
Seminar: Strategic Surveillance: Cost-Effective Options Wafra Meeting Room, Hilton Kuwait Resort
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Ashok K. Singhal

This advanced seminar for effectively managing various production operations/processes under uncertainty, timely capture, and development of reliable relevant information is very critical. Some of the information could be strategic and lead to modification of operations via identification of improvement opportunities or of imminent threats. Therefore, surveillance operations are continued until their marginal value is greater than corresponding marginal costs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Types and expectations of ESP teardowns and failure analysis
  • How to incorporate failure analysis into daily operations
  • Who should participate in the failure anyalysis process
  • ESP failure modes caused by various operating conditions
  • Vendor nomenclature and procedures for failure analysis
  • Determining root cause

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USD 750

Nonmember
USD 900


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08:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00

Monday, December 10

07:30 - 17:15
07:30 - 17:15
09:00 - 10:00
Opening Ceremony Opera House

Honorary Guest(s):

His Excellency
Bakheet S. Al-Rashidi

Minister of Oil and
Minister of Electricity
and Water
State of Kuwait

Speaker(s):

Nizar M. Al-Adsani
Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

Nayef A. Al-Anezi
Conference Chairperson
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, North Kuwait
Kuwait Oil Company

Faisal Al-Nughaimish
SPE Regional Director
Middle East
Saudi Aramco

10:00 - 17:15
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 11:00
10:30 - 11:00
15  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 1
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
1045-1100 193648 Projects, Facilities & Construction Upgrading of Heavy Crude Oil Using NiCo/Al2O3 Catalysts O.P. Avbenake, Bayero University Kano; Y.B. Jibril, Ahmadu Bello University; R.S. Al-Hajri, Sultan Qaboos University
10:30 - 11:00
17  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 2
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
1045-1100 193670 Completions Design Optimisation of Slotted Liner Completions in Cased and Perforated Wells: A Numerical Skin Model A. Velayati, University of Alberta; M. Roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc; V. Fattahpour, M. Mahmoudi, RGL reservoir Managment Inc.; A. Nouri, University of Alberta; A.B. Alkouh, College of Technological Studies; B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Management; M. Kyanpour, RGL reservoir Managment Inc.
10:45 - 11:00
19  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 3
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
1045-1100 193714 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Petrofacies Classification Method For Enhanced Reservoir Characterisation in a Complex Highly Heterogeneous Shallow Unconventional Reservoir in Northern Kuwait : A case Study P.K. Choudhary, M. Freeman, A. Al-Boloushi, P. Saikia, A. Tyagi, K. Ahmad, M.K. Jha, A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company; P. Benham, G. Warrlich, I. Zhang, Shell
11:00 - 12:30
Executive Plenary Session - Cost Optimisation: The Key to Unlocking Heavy Oil Success Opera House
Moderator(s) Nayef A. Al-Anezi, Kuwait Oil Company
Speaker(s) Ali Al Gheithy, Petroleum Development Oman; Kyle Chapman, Weatherford; Robert Deutman, Shell; D. Nathan Meehan, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Gary Sams, Schlumberger

Moderator:

Nayef A. Al-Anezi
Conference Chairperson
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
North Kuwait
Kuwait Oil Company

Speakers:


Ali Al Gheithy
Director, Petroleum Engineering 
Petroleum Development Oman


Kyle Chapman 
President, Production
Weatherford


Robert Deutman
Vice President Development Joint Ventures
Shell


D. Nathan Meehan

CGA President
Baker Hughes, a GE company 


Gary Sams

Managing Director and Engineering Fellow
Schlumberger 

The challenge of the century is to ensure the efficiency and cost optimisation workflows needed to enable the production and refining of the heavy oil resources of the planet. It could not be otherwise, as the estimations of technically recoverable heavy oil round the 50 billion barrels, and those of natural bitumen 651 billion barrels, in accumulations that almost match the total of remaining reserves of light oil worldwide. The production of heavy oil is gaining an incremental importance in the world energy supply, as more ecologically friendly technologies gradually enable its production and processing within the constraints of local, regional, and global environmental laws. Additionally, cost optimisation analysis and strategies ground the viability of profitable returns, opening a clear opportunity for the large investments needed.

This session will include key leaders of the upstream and downstream segments of our industry that will share their vision, experiences, and insights about key heavy oil developments in the world, with a particular emphasis on which elements were key for the financial viability and production optimisation.   

12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
01  Pushing Heavy Oil Reservoir Characterisation Further (I) Room 1
Session Chairpersons Georg Mathis Warrlich - Shell, Mabkhout M Al-Dousari - Kuwait University
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1350 193711 Drilling Spatial Distribution Of Clay Minerals In The Neogene Sediments Of North Kuwait And Its Impact On Thermal Production P.K. Mishra, K. Ahmad, J. Al Khandari, Kuwait Oil Company
1350-1410 193657 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Seismic Quantitative Interpretation of Heavy Oil Reservoir Characterisation in North Kuwait Z. Ren, A.A. Al-Rabah, A.A. Albloushi, M. Freeman, Kuwait Oil Company
1410-1430 193686 Reservoir Description & Dynamics From Outcrop To Producing Reservoirs: Applying Jal Az Zor Outcrop Studies To A Multi-Disciplinary Development Approach In Kuwait Heavy Oil Fields P.H. Benham, M.J. Cheers, Shell; M. Freeman, P. Choudhary, S.K. Tanoli, Kuwait Oil Company; G.M. Warrlich, Shell; M.A. Capello, A.A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company
1430-1450 193661 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Geological and Petrophysical Evaluations of Tayarat Heavy Oil Carbonates in Burgan Field-Kuwait L. Hayat, M.N. Al-Qattan, Kuwait Oil Company; O.A. Aljallad, M.R. Dernaika, S. Koronfol, A. Kayali, D. Gonzalez, Ingrain A Halliburton Service
Alternate 193734 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Land Controlled Source Electromagnetic Technique for Shallow Viscous Oil Reservoir Characterisation of North Kuwait R. Kumar, R. Biao, K. Ahmad, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 193714 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Petrofacies Classification Method For Enhanced Reservoir Characterisation in a Complex Highly Heterogeneous Shallow Unconventional Reservoir in Northern Kuwait : A case Study P.K. Choudhary, M. Freeman, A. Al-Boloushi, P. Saikia, A. Tyagi, K. Ahmad, M.K. Jha, A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company; P. Benham, G. Warrlich, I. Zhang, Shell
Alternate 193713 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Petrophysical Evaluation of Tayarat Formation for Water Disposal Purposes
F.A. Taqi, K.A. Gafeer, Kuwait Oil Company; I. Zhang, Shell; A.A. Al-Rabah, A. Tyagi, P. Saikia, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Diri, G. Warrlich, Shell; Z.B. Ren, Kuwait Oil Company
13:30 - 15:00
02  Evaluation and Decision-Making in EOR Room 2
Session Chairpersons Haya Al-Mayyan - Kuwait Oil Company, Adel Mohamed Elsharkawy - Kuwait University
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1350 193664 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Geochemical Modeling to Evaluate the Performance of Polymer Flooding in a Highly Sour Sandstone Heavy Oil Reservoir M.T. Al-Murayri, D.S. Kamal, J.G. Garcia, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Delshad, C. Britton, R. Fortenberry, Ultimate EOR Services
1350-1410 193708 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Polymer Field Development with a Strong Bottom-up Aquifer in a Field in the South of the Sultanate of Oman A. Alkindi, R. Mjeni, R. Al-Jabri, M.S. Al Gharbi, Petroleum Development Oman
1410-1430 193649 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Laboratory Experimental Study on New Polymer in Xinjiang Lukeqin High Temperature and High Salt Reservoir M. WANG, PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development; Q. XIAO, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; Y. GOU, F. DENG, B. WANG, D. ZHANG, PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development
1430-1450 193695 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Evaluation of Novel Surfactant for Foam Assisted High Temperature Steam Floods to Improve Oil Recovery B. Mukherjee, P.D. Patil, M. Gao, V. Prasad, H. Mounzer, P.M. Rozowski, The Dow Chemical Company
Alternate 193725 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integral Analysis of Production Behavior of Horizontal Wells Associated to the First Polymerised Water Injection Pilot Project in Unconventional Reservoir: Zuata Principal Field, Venezuela. A.E. RAMIREZ, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A; L.D. Quevedo, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.; I.M. Ulacio, Universidad De Oriente; E.M. Vasquez, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
Alternate 193731 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Comparison between WASP and LSASF in Bartlesville Sandstone Reservoir Cores bearing Heavy Oil H. Al-Saedi, R.E. Flori, Y. Long, Missouri University of Science and Technology; U. AlAmeedy, University of Baghdad; W. Al-Bazzaz, Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research
15:00 - 15:45
15:00 - 15:45
16  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 1
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
1500-1515 193770 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Non-equilibrium Interactions between Heavy Oil and Hydrocarbon Solvents at Elevated Temperatures
K.S. Athar, M.R. Yassin, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta
1515-1530 193759 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Study on the Characteristics of Production Performance and Steam Chamber of SAGD Considering Interlayer


Y. Xia, S. Huang, X. Chen, M. Cao, China University of Petroleum; L. Yang, China University of Petroleum-Beijing
1530-1545 193740 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Prediction Model of Steam Front of Horizontal Steam Flooding for Thin Heavy Oil Reservoirs S. Huang, Y. Xia, M. Cao, X. Chen, China University of Petroleum
15:00 - 15:45
18  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 2
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
1500-1515 193687 Drilling Drilling Through Data: Automated Kick Detection Using Data Mining
R.A. Alouhali, M.J. Aljubran, S.H. Gharbi, A.S. Al-yami, Saudi Aramco PE&D
1515-1530 193755 Drilling Wellbore Trajectory Optimisation Using Rate of Penetration and Wellbore Stability Analysis A. Abbas, Iraqi Drilling Company; U. Alameedy, University of Baghdad; M. Alsaba, Australian College of Kuwait; S. Rushdi, University of Al-Qadisiyah
1530-1545 193718 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Production Optimisation of Heavy Oil Wells Using Autonomous Inflow Control Devices M. Moradi, M. Konopczynski, I. Mohd Ismail, I. Oguche, Tendeka BV
15:00 - 15:45
20  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 3
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
1500-1515 193781 Production & Operations The Optimisation Application Of Electric Submersible Progressing Cavity Pump In Heavy Oil and Highly Deviated Wells L. Jin, Hangzhou QIANJING Technology CO.; T. Han, Q. Han, Dagang Oilfield Company Production Technology Research Institute; W. Wang, Q. Kang, Hangzhou QIANJING Technology CO.; H. Ji, China National Petroleum Corporation Dagang Oil Field Second oil production plant; X. Zheng, R. Chen, Dagang Oilfield Company Production Technology Research Institute; X. Meng, China National Petroleum Corporation Dagang Oil Field Second oil production plant; Y. Bian, China National Petroleum Corporation Dagang Oil Field Fifth oil production plant; X. Lai, Dagang Oilfield Company Production Technology Research Institute; C. Jiang, Hangzhou QIANJING Technology CO., LTD.
1515-1530 193795 Production & Operations Identification of Field-wide Well Performance
Enhancement Strategies in a Heavy Oil Field in Northern Kuwait using Parametric
Analysis Techniques
J.G. Garcia, A. Kharghoria, A.A. Al-Rabah, A.A. Al-Mansour, Kuwait Oil Company; J.E. Montero, Shell
1530-1545 193760 Drilling Development and Testing of an Effective Lost Circulation Pill to Cure Highly Permeable Formations M.T. Alsaba, Australian College of Kuwait; M.Q. Al Mejadi, Kuwait Gulf Oil Company; M.A. Fahmy, Australian College of Kuwait; Y.M. Aldarakh, Kuwait Energy; A.M. Farhat, Australian College of Kuwait; J.A. Majli, Al-Meer Technical Services
15:00 - 15:45
21  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 4
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
1500-1515 193776 Management & Information The Role of Big Data Analytics in Exploration and Production; An Industry Review of Benefits and Applications C. Noshi, A. Assem, J.J. Schubert, Texas A&M University
1515-1530 193742 Management & Information Resolving Contract Management Challenges in Research Collaboration Agreements
S. Chaturvedi, Kuwait Oil Company
1530-1545 193791 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optimisation of a Thermochemical Recovery Process Using Global Optimisation Methods to Enhance Heavy Oil Recovery T. Moussa, M. Mahmoud, S. Patil, S. Elkatatny, K. Abdelgawad, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
15:00 - 15:45
22  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 5
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
1500-1515 193763 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Advanced Ion Management to Improve Oil Recovery in Oil-Wet Carbonate-Sandstone Composite Reservoirs A.K. Alhuraishawy, Missan Oil Company / Reservoir and Fields Development Directorate; B. Bai, M. Wei, Missouri University of Science & Technology; W.H. Al-Bazzaz, Kuwait Institute for Sciencefic Research
1515-1530 193747 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Designing Of A Groundwater Production Scheme For The Northern Oil Fields, Kuwait

H. El Enizi, I. AlMaheimid, M. AlSenafi, M. AlMutairi, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Al-Khalid, Kuwait Instituite for Scientific research
1530-1545 193751 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Evaluation of Surfactants Wettability Alteration Using the Washburn Contact Angle Method A.B. Fuseni, B. Al-Zahrani, A. Al-Shehri, A.M. Alsofi, Saudi Aramco
15:00 - 15:45
23  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 6
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
1500-1515 193797 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Investigation of Steam-Alkali Flooding with Borax: A Case Study on Bati Raman Oil Field W. Hashim Noori, M. Cinar, M. Salehian, Istanbul Technical University; A. Alkouh, College of Technological Studies
1515-1530 193730 Completions Evaluation of the Scaling Resistance of Different Coating and Material for Thermal Operations V. Fattahpour, M. Mahmoudi, RGL Reservoir Managment; M. Roostaei, M. Kyanpour, RGL Reservoir Management; A.B. Alkouh, College of Technological Studies; B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Managment
1530-1545 193659 Production & Operations Effect Of Pressure And Temperature Of Steam In Parallel Vertical Injection Wells On Productivity Of A Horizontal Well During The SAGD Process: A Numerical Case Study F. Sun, Y. Yao, State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting, China University of Petroleum – Beijing; G. Li, S. Qu, S. Zhang, Y. Shi, Z. Xu, X. Li, China University of Petroleum – Beijing
15:00 - 15:45
24  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 7
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
1500-1515 193646 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Comprehensive Review Heavy Oil Reservoirs, Latest Techniques, Discoveries, Technologies, and Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; C.H. Canbaz, Schlumberger; M. Tran, USC; E.R. Abdelfatah, University of Calgary; B. Jia, University of Kansas; D.F. Putra, Rafflesia Energy Inc; M. Irani, Ashaw Energy
1515-1530 193738 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Cost-Effective Improvement of Core Analysis for Heavy Oil Development in Northern Kuwait
K. Ahmed, F.A. Taqi, A.A. Al-Rabah, P. Saikia, A. Tyagi, Kuwait Oil Company; P.H. Benham, I. Zhang, M. Appel, Shell; G.M. Mani, Core Laboratories International; J. Luague, Corpro System
1530-1545 193735 Management & Information Exploring Resilience in the Oil Industry: Theory vs. Practice


M.A. Capello, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Passalacqua, Gerard-Daniels
15:45 - 17:15
03  Pushing Heavy Oil Reservoir Characterisation Further (II) Room 1
Session Chairpersons Mohamed A.Salam Omar - Australian College Of Kuwait, Mohamad Ghasemi - Kuwait University
Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1605 193669 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Pressure Transient Analysis for Heavy Oil and Low Transmissivity Formations
R. Alcantara Viruete, J.E. Paredes Enciso, Pemex; M.F. Briones C, Universidad de Oriente
1605-1625 193721 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Approach for Evaluation of Free Gas Distribution Assists in Improved Well Management Practices in A Northern Kuwait Heavy Oil Field
P. Saikia, S. Al-Rashdan, F.A. Taqi, K. Al-Dohaiem, A.A. Al-Rabah, A. Tyagi, P.K. Choudhary, K. Ahmed, A. Kharghoria, Kuwait oil Company; S. Malik, I. Zhang, M. Cheers, Shell
1625-1645 193716 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Fluid Contact Identification for a Heavy Oil Shaly Sand Reservoir with a Biodegraded Oil Column
F. Al-battashi, M.A. Khattak, R.K. Svec, Petroleum Development Oman
1645-1705 193712 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Waterflood Study of High Viscosity Saturated Reservoir with Multiwell Retrospective Testing and Cross-Well Pressure Pulse-Code Testing A. Aslanyan, Nafta College; I. Kovalenko, Gazpromneft STC; I. Ilyasov, Messoyahaneftegas; D. Gulyaev, A. Buyanov, Sofoil; K. Musaleev, Polykod
Alternate 193679 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Understanding and Parameterisation of Greater Burgan Fluid Spatial Variation Using an Extensive PVT Data Base L.R. Diaz Teran Ortegon, Schlumberger; N.A. Al-Shammari, A. Al-Qattan, A.M. Al-Samhan, N.K. Al-Enizi, Kuwait Oil Company; G. Duvivier, R.C. Brown, G. Perez, R. Sarah, BP
Alternate 193696 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Integrated Approach to Characterise Heavy Oil in Complex Clastics-A Case Study From Southern Part of India. S. Chakraborty, A. Panchakarla, C.V. Deshpande, S. Malik, Baker Hughes, a GE company; P. Majithia, S. Chaudhary, A. Murthy, ONGC
15:45 - 17:15
04  Pushing Heavy Oil Project Management Ahead Through Integration Room 2
Session Chairpersons Herminio Passalacqua - Australian College of Kuwait, Mohammed Khalid Al-Arfaj - Saudi Aramco PE&D
Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1605 193728 Projects, Facilities & Construction Urban Planning In North Kuwait: Collaborating Across All Assets To Optimise Developments And Exploit Synergies G. Warrlich, Shell; K. Aldohaiem, Kuwait Oil Company; S.S. Schrameyer, Shell; A. Alboloushi, H. Abdelrahman, V.S. Kumar, S. Al-Rashdan, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Cheers, B. Hulshof, Shell; H. Alhaqqan, Kuwait Oil Company; G.C. Reijnders, Shell; A.A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company; F. Snater, Shell
1605-1625 193655 Management & Information Corporate Portfolio Management in NOCs: The Implementation Dilemma in Real-Life Business F.H. Shanat, S. Almunayes, S. Al-Mutawa, F. Arikat, A.S. Ameen, Kuwait Oil Company
1625-1645 193654 Projects, Facilities & Construction Once Through Steam Generator Integrity
E.Y. Wahba, Kuwait Oil Company
1645-1705 193688 Reservoir Description & Dynamics From Exploration to Production in Record Time: A Case Study of Lower Fars Heavy Oil Reservoir in Umm Niqqa Field, Kuwait A. Sajer, H. Al-Bader, A.A. Al-Rabah, S. Singh, Kuwait Oil Company; K.K. Harami, Schlumberger; G. Dillabough, A. Al Ajmi, A.R. Al-ibrahim, M. Ayyavoo, A. Al-Ateeq, A. Bosalhah, J.M. Dashti, F. Al-Qattan, S. Al-Houti, S. Mushnuri, Kuwait Oil Company; A. William, L. Guillermo Melendez Arguello, P. Sangani, S. Chakravorty, F.M. Franco, R. Sahmkow, Schlumberger
Alternate 193675 Management & Information Opportunity Assessment of A Deep Extra Heavy Oil Green Field: Scenarios for Life Cycle Cost Optimisation under Uncertainty and Risk J.L. Ortiz-volcan, K. Ahmed, S.A. Azim, Y. Issa, R. Pandit, A.K. Al-Jasmi, M.O. Hassan, A. SANYAL, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Taduri, Kuwait Gulf Oil Company
Alternate 193693 Production & Operations Implementing WRFM (Well, Reservoir, Facility Management)& Smart Field Best Practices for EOR Optimisation A.A. Zeidan, R.A. Redha, A.T. Erhamah, Kuwait Oil Company; J.E. Montero, D.D. Williams, Shell
19:00 - 21:00
Conference Gala Dinner Al Dorra Ballroom, Hilton Kuwait Resort
Speaker(s) A. Hussain Shehab, GlassPoint Solar

Keynote Speaker:

A. Hussain Shehab
Kuwait Country Chairman
GlassPoint Solar

Tuesday, December 11

07:30 - 16:30
07:30 - 16:30
08:00 - 09:30
05  Modelling Heavy Oil Performance to Optimise the Future Room 1
Session Chairpersons William Dale Dale Riley - Computer Modelling Group Ltd., Abdurahiim Roberts - Baker Hughes RRTC
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0820 193726 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Assessment of Waterflood Performance in a Heterogeneous Heavy oil Field in Northern Kuwait
A. Kharghoria, J. Garcia, K. AlRasheedi, A. Al-Rabah, A.O. Sanwoolu, Kuwait Oil Company; H. Hisham, Shell
0820-0840 193651 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improvement and Learnings from Reservoir Performance Analysis in a Large Scale Thermal Pilot in North Kuwait L.A. AlAbbasi, M. AlMatrook, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Rawnsley-bettembourg, Shell; A. AlRabah, Kuwait Oil Company
0840-0900 193650 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Augmented AI Solutions for Heavy Oil Reservoirs: Innovative Workflows That Build From Smart Analytics, Machine learning And Expert-based Systems. D. Castineira, X. Zhai, H. Darabi, Quantum Reservoir Impact LLC
0900-0920 193645 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Multi-scale Approach to Estimating Two-Phase Relative Permeability from Unstable Heavy Oil Displacement by History Matching U.H. Taura, Sultan Qaboos University; P. Mahzari, M. Sohrabi, Heriot-Watt University; Y. Al-wahaibi, Sultan Qaboos University
Alternate 193694 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analytical and Numerical Models Assist in Water Production Management in a Heavy oil Reservoir in Northern Kuwait
A. Al-Shammari, A. Kharghoria, J.G. Garcia, P. Saikia, A.F. Alshammari, A.A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company; H. HUSAIN, D. KALIA, Shell
Alternate 193643 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Controlled Source EM for Monitoring Steam Injection in the Ratqa Heavy Oil Reservoir N.H. Cuevas, Schlumberger; A.H. El-Emam, J. Al-Jenaie, M. Hafez, Kuwait Oil Company; F. Ceci, M. Pezzoli, Schlumberger
08:00 - 09:30
06  Business, Management and Leadership (BML): Enabling Success, Enhancing Talent and Products Room 2
Session Chairpersons Bashar Al-Khashti - Kuwait Oil Company, Ahmed Maher - Shell Companies
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0820 193684 Management & Information Optimizing Training Paths in the Heavy Oil Realm: Insights developed in KOC
M.A. Capello, Kuwait Oil Company; P.H. Benham, G. Warlich, Shell; M.J. De Sousa, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Nassef, Shell; M.J. Cheers, Kuwait Oil Company
0820-0840 193672 Projects, Facilities & Construction Refining Technology and Processing Developments H. Alazemi, KIPIC
0840-0900 193677 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigating the Viscosity Reduction of Ultra-Heavy Crude Oil Using Hydrocarbon Soluble Low Molecular Weight Compounds to Improve Oil Production and Transportation S.M. Fakher, A.H. Imqam, Missouri University of Science & Technology; E. Wanas, Future University in Egypt
0900-0920 193671 Management & Information Strategic Competencies for Non-Conventional Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Fields: Identification, Definition and Measurement
J.L. Ortiz-volcan, W. Al-Khamees, K. Ahmed, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 193735 Management & Information Exploring Resilience in the Oil Industry: Theory vs. Practice


M.A. Capello, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Passalacqua, Gerard-Daniels
Alternate 193648 Projects, Facilities & Construction Upgrading of Heavy Crude Oil Using NiCo/Al2O3 Catalysts O.P. Avbenake, Bayero University Kano; Y.B. Jibril, Ahmadu Bello University; R.S. Al-Hajri, Sultan Qaboos University
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 10:15
09:30 - 22:15
25  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 1
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
0930-0945 193783 Production & Operations Thru-Tubing Conveyed (Rigless) ESP Technology: A 20-year Case History of Wireline Retrievable ESPs
J.C. Patterson, Patterson Consulting; G. Dornan, ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.; D. Malone, AccessESP; J.Y. Julian, BP; S.A. Cheblak, M. Walker, AccessESP; G. Targac, ConocoPhillips Alaska
0945-1000 193771 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Does Polymer’s Viscoelasticity Influence Heavy Oil Sweep Efficiency and Injectivity at 1ft/day? M.S. Azad, J.J. Trivedi, University of Alberta , Edmonton
1000-1015 193803 Projects, Facilities & Construction The Application of Chemistry to Manage Wellbore Instability While Drilling the Mechanically Weak Burgan Shale Formation and the Vugular Shuaiba Limestone Formation
A.H. Hussein, M. Al-Khaja, F. Al-Menayes, H. Al-Haddad, A.A. Malik, A.A. Durge, R. Dashti, Kuwait Oil Company; R.M. Abdelaziz, V. Barsoum, Impact Fluids Solutions; B. Abdul Aleem, M. Samak, EMEC Kuwait
09:30 - 10:15
26  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 2
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
0930-0945 193786 Production & Operations Application of a New IPR Model with a Comparison to PGOR Tests and PLT Data to Evaluate Well Productivity M. Elyas, Weatherford; A. Al-Watyan, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Abba, D. Freile, J. Alshatti, Weatherford
0945-1000 193643 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Controlled Source EM for Monitoring Steam Injection in the Ratqa Heavy Oil Reservoir N.H. Cuevas, Schlumberger; A.H. El-Emam, J. Al-Jenaie, M. Hafez, Kuwait Oil Company; F. Ceci, M. Pezzoli, Schlumberger
1000-1015 193801 Projects, Facilities & Construction Solar Energy Enhanced Oil Recovery: a Case Study for Kuwait J. AVARITSIOTIS, Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST)
09:30 - 10:15
27  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 3
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
0930-0945 193767 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Study Of The Difference Between Spontaneous Co-current And Counter-current Imbibition In Heavy Oil Fractured Reservoirs With The Focus On Their Distinctions In Numerical Simulation Methods E. Hamidpour, S. Fathollahi, A. Mirzaei Paiaman, M. Bardestani, H. Kamalifar, National Iranian South Oil Company
0945-1000 193782 Production & Operations Concentric Coiled Tubing Technology for Well Cleaning and Evaluation in Shallow Horizontal Wells: A Case Study from Heavy Oil Field, Kuwait.

S.K. Rao, J.G. GARCIA, A.M. AL-BAHRI, M.J. AL-FAUDARI, A.M. Al-Naqi, Kuwait Oil Company
1000-1015 193773 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optimisation of Outflow Control Devices Placement and Design in SAGD Wells with Trajectory Excursions A. Sidahmed, A. Nouri, University of Alberta; M. Kyanpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; S. Nejadi, University of Alberta; B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.
09:30 - 10:15
28  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 4
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
0930-0945 193768 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Technical and Economical Aspects of Use of Solar Energy in Oil & Gas Industry in the Middle East C. Temizel, Aera Energy; M. Irani, Ashaw Energy; C.H. Canbaz, Schlumberger; Y. Palabiyik, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi; R.A. Moreno, Smart Recovery; A. BALIKCIOGLU, USC; J.M. Diaz Franco, VCG O&G Consultants; G. Zhang, J. Wang, China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation
; A.B. Alkouh, Middle East Oilfield Services
1000-1015 193752 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Bayesian Approach For Hidrualic Flow Identification And Permeability prediction: Field Case Application In A Carbonate Reservoir A.A. Dwindt, Kuwait Oil Company; E.N. Quint, Shell; A. Al-Saleh, Q.M. Dashti, Kuwait Oil Company
09:30 - 10:15
29  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 5
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 RPT-192503 Hybrid Artificial Lift system- Alternate SRP/PCP in cyclic steam injection for Heavy oil Wells H.M. Mesbah, Ajal Contrctg-Gen Trdg Co WLL
0945-1000 193794 Projects, Facilities & Construction Reducing Operating Costs Through Accurate Flow Measurement

C. Marshall, TUV SUD NEL
1000-1015 193777 Completions Sand Production Assessment & Sand Control Selection For Steam Flood In South Oman


W. Shizawi, R.J. Al Zadjali, S. Mahajan, L. Bellmann, Petroleum Development Oman
09:30 - 10:15
30  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 6
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
0930-0945 193802 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Investigation of Nanoparticles/Polymer Enhanced CO2-
Foam in the Presence of Hydrocarbon at High-Temperature Conditions
A. Bashir, A. Sharifi Haddad, R. Rafati, University of Aberdeen
0945-1000 193769 Drilling Optimisation of Steam Injection for Thermal Heavy Oil Reservoirs using Reinforcement Learning J.L. Urdaneta, Unveristy of Alberta; R. Patel, J.J. Trivedi, University of Alberta
1000-1015 193744 Reservoir Description & Dynamics New Insights of Low Salinity Water Flooding in Low Permeability-Low Porosity Clay Rich Sandstone Reservoir
A.K. Alhuraishawy, Missan Oil Company; B. Bai, M. Wei, Missouri University of Science & Technology; W.H. Al-Bazzaz, Kuwait Institute for Sciencefic Research
09:30 - 10:15
31  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 7
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
0930-0945 193667 Drilling Implementation of Well Performance Management System “WPMS” Leads to Significant Cost, Time Reduction
N. Al-Barazi, H. Elekhteiar, S. Bhamare, S.A. Bhatevara, Kuwait Oil Company
0945-1000 193717 Management & Information Economic Benefits of Implementing Alternative Energy: A Heavy Oil Fields Case Study
M.A. Al-Yatama, A. Al-Khulaifi, F. Gomez, R. Ghouti, M. Al-Hasan, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Afifi, Shell
1000-1015 193709 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Study On The Matching Relationship Between PPG Size And Reservoir Heterogeneity D. Wu, K. Zhou, Z. An, J. Hou, China University of Petroleum
10:15 - 11:45
Panel Session 1 - Innovative Technologies of Heavy Oil: The New Frontiers Opera House
Moderator(s) Maria A. Capello, Kuwait Oil Company; Malvika Nagarkoti, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Speaker(s) Rifaat Al-Mjeni, Petroleum Development Oman; Diederik Boersma, Shell; Ivo Nuic, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Oscar Rivera, Weatherford

Moderators:

​Maria A. Capello
Programme Chairperson
Consultant, North Kuwait Directorate
Kuwait Oil Company

​​

Malvika Nagarkoti
Reservoir Engineering Advisor
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Keynote Speaker:

​​

Maria O'Connell
Vice President of Quality
Baker Hughes, a GE company

 

Speakers:

Rifaat Al-Mjeni
EOR Portfolio Lead
Field Development Centre
Petroleum Development Oman 

Diederik Boersma
General Manager, IOR and EOR
Shell

Ivo Nuic
Managing Director, Dhahran Technology Center, Saudi Arabia
Baker Hughes, a GE company

 

Oscar Rivera
Vice President
Integrated Services and Projects
​Weatherford

The production and processing of the immense reserves of heavy and extra-heavy oil available worldwide face two major challenges, which are the economic profitability and the respect of the current environmental frameworks and concerns. Both elements constitute a complex hurdle to overcome without innovation, technology, and integration workflows, to ensure meeting a sound viability of operations. Currently, Kuwait and other Gulf region countries are investing massively to increase their hydrocarbon production capacity to cater for the current and future energy demand for oil and gas. Accordingly, the inclusion of their massive reserves of heavy oil account for a large portion of the CAPEX and OPEX of the current and future plans, where technologies that will optimise costs and reduce environmental impact are considered crucial. The panelists will provide their insights and forecasts about how key emerging technologies may pave the way to boost the heavy oil participation into the energy supply basket, in incremental and accelerated rhythms. Disruptive change, coming from, for example, the application of solar and non-conventional power sources, nanotechnologies, data analytics, remote sensing, and monitoring, CO2 sequestration techniques, co-generation of electricity and, satellite remote control will be addressed, as those are considered enablers of the sustainability of the production and processing of heavy oil, even at reduced prices.

The implementation at pilot and full-field scales of key enabling technologies coming into the heavy oil scene will be exemplified with practical applications that resulted in successes and learning curves worth sharing. This panel constitutes a great opportunity for getting professionals together to promote dialogue, and present new trends of the emerging technologies covering surface, subsurface and future technology outlooks, which should also enrich the knowledge exchange globally.

11:45 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:15
07  Solutions for Challenges in Drilling and Completion in Heavy Oil Room 1
Session Chairpersons Faisal Abdullah Aladwani - Kuwait University, Abdulkareem Mohamad Alsofi - Saudi Aramco PE&D
Time Paper # Presentation
1245-1305 193678 Drilling Loss Circulation Materials Testing Methods: Literature Review

M.K. Al-Arfaj, M. Amanullah, R. Al-Ouhali, Saudi Aramco
1305-1325 193704 Drilling Engineered Hybrid Drill Bit Technology Doubles Drilling Performance in Impact-Prone Carbonates Heavy Oil Application
W. Agawani, Baker Hughes, a GE company; D. Rasheed Al Enezi, Kuwait Oil Company; M.R. Pandya, Baker Hughes, a GE company; P.K. Gupta, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Abdelhamid, Baker Hughes, a GE company; H. Al-Habib, Kuwait Oil Company; S.A. El-Touny, Baker Hughes, a GE company; T. Ahmad, Kuwait Oil Company
1325-1345 193653 Completions Evaluation of Well Completions in The First Steamflood Pilot Performed In an Unconsolidated Sandstone Reservoir In Kuwait
D.C. Pandey, A. Al Naqi, N. AlShammari, A. Al-Dhafeeri, F. Al-Arfan, S. Gonzalez, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Diri, Shell
1345-1405 193658 Completions Tackling High Water Production in Oman South Fields with New Technology A. Sivrikoz, M. Jimenez Chavez, S. Buwaiqi, Petroleum Development Oman
Alternate 193697 Completions Risk Assessment in Sand Control Selection: Introducing a Traffic Light System in Stand-alone Screen Selection M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL reservoir Managment Inc.; M. Roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc; M. Kyanpour, RGL reservoir Managment Inc.; B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Management; A.B. Alkouh, College of Technological Studies
Alternate 193670 Completions Design Optimisation of Slotted Liner Completions in Cased and Perforated Wells: A Numerical Skin Model A. Velayati, University of Alberta; M. Roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc; V. Fattahpour, M. Mahmoudi, RGL reservoir Managment Inc.; A. Nouri, University of Alberta; A.B. Alkouh, College of Technological Studies; B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Management; M. Kyanpour, RGL reservoir Managment Inc.
Alternate 193687 Drilling Drilling Through Data: Automated Kick Detection Using Data Mining
R.A. Alouhali, M.J. Aljubran, S.H. Gharbi, A.S. Al-yami, Saudi Aramco PE&D
12:45 - 14:15
08  Maximising Recovery Through Innovative Artificial Lift Strategies Room 2
Session Chairpersons Feras Ahmad Al-Ruhaimani - Kuwait University, Mohammad Farouq Al-Matrook - Kuwait Oil Company
Time Paper # Presentation
1245-1305 193729 Drilling Conceptual ESP Completion Design to Maximise Rig-Less Intervention and Reduce Overall Workover Rig Utilisation A. Al-Khaldy, A.A. Bou Khamseen, J.M. Hassan, A. Hasan, R. Dashti, K.F. Hantoush, Z. Al-Buloushi, Kuwait Oil Company
1305-1325 193698 Completions Successful Installation of Stand Alone Screen in Challenging Environment in Umm Niqa Field

A.A. Zeidan, Kuwait Oil Comany; H. Al-Bader, D.C. Pandey, A.R. Al-Ibrahim, M.M. Ayyavoo, A.F. Al-Ateeq, A.T. Erhamah, E. Al-Kandary, Kuwait Oil Company; D. Bosilca, Shell
1325-1345 193652 Production & Operations Industry First; Rigless ESP Enables Wellbore Access to Perform a Coiled-Tubing Clean Out. S. Autry, G. Dornan, P. Fox, M. Krysinski, Conocophillips Alaska; G. Nutter, S.A. Cheblak, AccessESP
1345-1405 193699 Production & Operations First All Metal Progressive Cavity Pump Experience in Mexico M. Rodriguez, J. Morales, Geolis
Alternate 193718 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Production Optimisation of Heavy Oil Wells Using Autonomous Inflow Control Devices M. Moradi, M. Konopczynski, I. Mohd Ismail, I. Oguche, Tendeka BV
Alternate 193730 Completions Evaluation of the Scaling Resistance of Different Coating and Material for Thermal Operations V. Fattahpour, M. Mahmoudi, RGL Reservoir Managment; M. Roostaei, M. Kyanpour, RGL Reservoir Management; A.B. Alkouh, College of Technological Studies; B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Managment
Alternate 192503 Hybrid Artificial Lift system- Alternate SRP/PCP in cyclic steam injection for Heavy oil Wells H.M. Mesbah, Ajal Contrctg-Gen Trdg Co WLL
14:15 - 15:00
14:15 - 15:00
32  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 1
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
1415-1430 193806 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Seismic Facies Classification and Rock Typing to Better Understand Heavy Oil Reservoirs: A Case Study from North Kuwait

H. Moubarak, T. AlRashid, Z. REN, Kuwait Oil Company
1430-1445 193765 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Reservoir Characterisation of Heavy Oil in Burgan Formation of North Kuwait H. Al-Hamad, S.A. Azim, L. BoGammaz, M.F. Al-ajmi, A.K. Al-Jasmi, Kuwait Oil Company
1445-1500 193766 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Cost Optimisation Study of Soak Period and Production Cycles of Cyclic Steam Injection in Lower Fares Heavy Oil (LFHO) Reservoir A.T. Alshammari, Petrofac/CCC - Consortium - Kuwait; H.M. Alajmi, Kuwait Oil Company; S.G. Marquez, Australian College of Kuwait; J.L. Farhart, Worley Parsons Kuwait; F.S. AlOtaibi, Kuwait Oil Company
14:15 - 15:00
33  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 2
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
1415-1430 193743 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Surfactant-Polymer Flooding: One-Spot EOR Pilot Design for a Middle-Eastern Heavy Oil Reservoir
M.T. Al-Murayri, A.A. Hassan, N. Al-Mahmeed, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC); G.P. Suzanne, J. Sanchez, Beicip-Franlab
1430-1445 193787 Production & Operations Balancing Sub-surface needs, Surface planning and Reduction in Operational Cost for placement of Observation Wells in a Kuwait Heavy Oil Field



P.H. Benham, I. Zhang, Shell; M.E. Freeman, P.K. Choudhary, Kuwait Oil Company; J.E. Montero, L.Y. Spring, G. Warrlich, C. Shen, Shell; K. Ahmed, Z. Ren, K. Al-Dohaiem, A.A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company
1445-1500 193793 Production & Operations An Innovative Approach to Test Heavy Oil in Burgan Reservoir of Greater Burgan Field V. Naik, Kuwait Oil Company; D. Mudhfar, Kuwait Oil Comapany; A. Pal, Schlumberger; E.M. Karam, Kuwait Oil Comapny; I. Attar, S.M. Al-Haddad, Kuwait Oil Company
14:15 - 15:00
34  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 3
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
1415-1430 193778 Reservoir Description & Dynamics In Situ Heavy Oil Upgrading by Electric Enhanced Oil Recovery, Complex Carbonate Heavy Oil Field Case

K. Keglevic, White Falcon Petroleum Technologies AG
1430-1445 193748 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Miscible Gases Based EOR in Unconventional Liquids Rich Reservoirs: What We Can Learn


D.K. Alfarge, Missouri University of Scinece &Technology; M.T. Alsaba, Australian College Of Kuwait; M. Wei, B. Bai, Missouri University of Science & Technology
1445-1500 193732 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterisation of the Stratigraphic Column in an Extra Heavy Oil Field to Optimise Production Costs, From The Disposal of Wastewater Effluents to the Evaluation of Shallow Aquifers for Water Production. Cerro Negro Area, Venezuela. I. Rodriguez, E. Hernandez, R. Velasquez, J. Fernandez, Petrolera RN Ltd; F. Yegres, R. Martinez, Petromonagas; R. Contreras, A. Korabelnikov, Petrolera RN Ltd
14:15 - 15:00
35  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 4
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
1415-1430 193706 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigation Wettability Contact Angle Measurement in Kuwaiti Heavy Oil Reservoir and Modeling Using 2D Imaging Technologies W.H. Al-Bazzaz, Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research; S. Al-Muddhi, Kuwait University; M. Alostath, Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research
1430-1445 193799 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Doing the Right Things...Taking Risk Management to the Next Level: Managing H2S Risks in Heavy Oil Facilities in Kuwait Oil Company
C. Devaraj, Y.E. Al-qallaf, A.M. Qabazard, R. Chakrapani, Kuwait Oil Company
1445-1500 193792 Completions Sand Control Strategy for Unconsolidated Sandstone Heavy Oil Reservoir in Kuwait

A. Erhama, M.R. Aly Hussein, Y.H. Al-Mulla, Kuwait Oil Company; K.J. Henderson, Shell; T. Al-Muhanna, Kuwait Oil Company
14:15 - 15:00
36  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 5
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
1415-1430 193790 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Process Safety Challenges in Heavy Oil Production A.M. Qabazard, S.R. Ketavarapu, V. Sawlikar, Kuwait OIl Company
1430-1445 193761 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Use of Air with Different Solvents Mixtures for Improved Foam Stability and Cost Effective Heavy Oil Recovery E. Basilio, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
1445-1500 193774 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Study On Radio Frequency Heating Pattern Of Heavy Oil Reservoir Based On Multi-antenna Configuration Z. Wang, D. Gao, China University of Petroleum; K. Liu, L. Tan, China University of Petroleum, Beijing; Z. Wang, CNPC Engineering Technology R&D Company Limited; W. Li, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
14:15 - 15:00
38  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 6
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
1415-1430 193798 The Expansive and Binding Forces of Oil and Gas Industry Best Practices J. Cardenas, University of Houston Law Center
0215-1430 193720 Production & Operations Application of Supercritical Water Coupled with Toe-point Injection Technique for Heavy oil EOR: A Case Study S. Qu, H. Jiang, J. Li, J. Hu, F. Sun, Y. Qiao, M. Dong, W. Chen, Y. Zhou, China University of Petroleum
1445-1500 193736 Production & Operations A Cost-Effective Water Management Strategy for Developing Large Heavy Oil Field in Northern Kuwait
S. Al-Ballam, D.C. Pandey, Kuwait Oil Company; G.J. Pallath, C. Kuijvernhoven, Shell
1430-1445 193789 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Comparison of Formation and Stability of Emulsions in the Injection of Smart Water and Nanofluid into Heavy Oil Reservoirs Y. Kazemzadeh, Amirkabir University of Technology; I. Ismail, Shiraz University; H. Rezvani, Isfahan University of Technology; M. Sharifi, Amirkabir University of Technology; M. Riazi, Shiraz University
1445-1500 193756 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Application of Super-critical Water for Heavy oil EOR: A Case Study from Pilot Field Test M. Dong, X. Yue, S. Qu, F. Sun, China University of Petroleum - Beijing
15:00 - 16:30
09  Innovations to Unlock Heavy Oil Recovery Room 1
Session Chairpersons Jasem M. Al-Kanderi - Kuwait Oil Company, Mortadha T Al-saba - Australian College Of Kuwait
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1520 193681 Projects, Facilities & Construction Hydraulic Dilation Stimulation to Improve Steam Injectivity and Conformance in Thermal Heavy Oil Production Y. Yuan, BitCan G&E Inc
1520-1540 193676 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Application of CO2 Assisted Cyclic Steam Stimulation


N. Liu, Liaohe Oilfield
1540-1600 193673 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Low-Temperature Bitumen Recovery from Oil Sand Reservoirs Using Ionic Liquids E.R. Abdelfatah, P. Berton, University of Calgary; R. Rogers, 525 Solutions; S.L. Bryant, University of Calgary
1600-1620 193703 Management & Information Hot Dry Air Diffusion (HDAD) Technology for Lower Fars Heavy Oil W.H. Al-Bazzaz, Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research; L.A. Abdullah, A. Qurban, S. Al-Shatti, Kuwait University
Alternate 193659 Production & Operations Effect Of Pressure And Temperature Of Steam In Parallel Vertical Injection Wells On Productivity Of A Horizontal Well During The SAGD Process: A Numerical Case Study F. Sun, Y. Yao, State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting, China University of Petroleum – Beijing; G. Li, S. Qu, S. Zhang, Y. Shi, Z. Xu, X. Li, China University of Petroleum – Beijing
Alternate 193646 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Comprehensive Review Heavy Oil Reservoirs, Latest Techniques, Discoveries, Technologies, and Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; C.H. Canbaz, Schlumberger; M. Tran, USC; E.R. Abdelfatah, University of Calgary; B. Jia, University of Kansas; D.F. Putra, Rafflesia Energy Inc; M. Irani, Ashaw Energy
15:00 - 16:50
10  Managing Heavy Oil Fields: Monitoring and Surveillance Room 2
Session Chairpersons Khalid M Al-naimi - Saudi Aramco PE&D, Saad Awad Matar - Kuwait Oil Company
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1520 Keynote Speaker : Dr. Reem Al-Shammari, TL Information Security, Kuwait Oil Company R.F. Al-Shammari, Kuwait Oil Company
1520-1540 193674 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Maintaining Seal Integrity During Waterflooding in Shallow Depleted Heavy-oil Sands: Implications to Geomechanical Model K.A. Gafeer, Kuwait Oil Company; I. Zhang, P.M. Schutjens, Shell; P. Saikia, R. Mirhasanov, A.A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company; P.H. Benham, Shell Canada Ltd.; G. Warrlich, G.C. Reijnders, Shell
1540-1600 193662 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Downhole Receiver Based Technology for Geophysical Monitoring of Super-Viscous Oil Deposits Development by Steam Injection.
V. Sudakov, D. Khasanov, A. Stepanov, D. Nurgaliev, S.A. Usmanov, Kazan Federal University; M. Amerkhanov, M. Lyabipov, PJSC Tatneft
1600-1620 193701 Production & Operations Satellite INSAR Technology for Cap Rock Integrity Monitoring of CSS and SF Heavy Oil Production Kuwait
Z. Ren, A.A. Al-Rabah, P. Bansal, Kuwait Oil Company; Y. Freudenreich, K. Rawnsley, I. Zhang, Shell
1620-1640 193722 Production & Operations Workflows to Assist in Managing a Heavy Oil Field in the Middle Magdalena Basin, Colombia.
F.M. Franco, M.A. Useche, Schlumberger; L. Vargas, Mansarovar
Alternate 193738 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Cost-Effective Improvement of Core Analysis for Heavy Oil Development in Northern Kuwait
K. Ahmed, F.A. Taqi, A.A. Al-Rabah, P. Saikia, A. Tyagi, Kuwait Oil Company; P.H. Benham, I. Zhang, M. Appel, Shell; G.M. Mani, Core Laboratories International; J. Luague, Corpro System
Alternate 193690 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Feasibility of Multi-Physics Reservoir Monitoring for Heavy Oil H. Passalacqua, Australian College of Kuwait (ACK); S. Davydycheva, K. Strack, KMS Technologies

Wednesday, December 12

07:30 - 13:00
07:30 - 13:00
08:00 - 15:00
Energy4me Teacher Workshop - “Energise Your Classroom” Ahmed Al-Jaber Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre
Ticketed Event

Energy4me, the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) energy education outreach programme, is inviting 50 Kuwaiti science teachers (grades 8–12) to learn how to teach energy topics in a hands-on, innovative way during the 2018 SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition!​

Educators will receive comprehensive, objective information about the scientific concepts of energy and its importance while discovering the world of oil and natural gas exploration and production. A variety of free instructional materials will be available to take back to the classroom.

Activities

Presentation on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

A keynote speaker will present the role of energy in our everyday lives, followed by a brief question and answer period.

Hands-On Classroom Activities

Teachers will learn age-appropriate energy experiments that can energise their classrooms through hands-on activities provided by SPE Energy4me instructors.

Technology Tour

Teachers will get to tour the Ahmed Al-Jaber Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre and see the influence and history of oil and gas in Kuwait as well as many of the technologies that were dealt with during the workshop.

 

Sponsored By

08:00 - 09:30
11  EOR Methodologies and Strategies for Heavy Oil Room 1
Session Chairpersons Fatma Ahmad - Kuwait Oil Company, Philip Edward Mosher - Baker Hughes, a GE company
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0820 193665 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Methodology to Improve Techno-Economic Viability of Surfactant-Flooding in a Shallow Sandstone Heavy Oil Reservoir
M.T. Al-Murayri, A.A. Hassan, N.A. Al-Ajmi, Kuwait Oil Company; N. Wartenberg, Solvay; A. Delbos, IFPEN; G.P. Suzanne, Beicip-Franlab
0820-0840 193719 Management & Information Improving the Decision Making for Heavy Oil Field Development Projects Using the Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) H. Passalacqua, Australian College of Kuwait; A. Qubian, Kuwait Oil Company
0840-0900 193702 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Simultaneous Occurrence of Miscible and Immiscible Displacement Processes During Solvent Displacement of Heavy-Oil: A Parametric Analysis Using Micro-Scale Experiments Y. Shi, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
0900-0920 193660 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Pore Scale Simulation of Surfactant Flooding by Lattice Boltzmann Method B. Wei, J. Hou, D. Wu, H. Wang, H. Liu, China University of Petroleum
Alternate 193732 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterisation of the Stratigraphic Column in an Extra Heavy Oil Field to Optimise Production Costs, From The Disposal of Wastewater Effluents to the Evaluation of Shallow Aquifers for Water Production. Cerro Negro Area, Venezuela. I. Rodriguez, E. Hernandez, R. Velasquez, J. Fernandez, Petrolera RN Ltd; F. Yegres, R. Martinez, Petromonagas; R. Contreras, A. Korabelnikov, Petrolera RN Ltd
Alternate 193706 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigation Wettability Contact Angle Measurement in Kuwaiti Heavy Oil Reservoir and Modeling Using 2D Imaging Technologies W.H. Al-Bazzaz, Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research; S. Al-Muddhi, Kuwait University; M. Alostath, Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research
08:00 - 09:30
12  Overcoming Challenges for Heavy Oil Cost Optimisation Room 2
Session Chairpersons Carmen C Hinds - Ecopetrol SA, Faisal Hassan Shanat - Kuwait Oil Company
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0820 193647 Management & Information Benchmarking Of Heavy Oil Fields: A Tool for Identification of Opportunities for Total Cost and Production Optimisation J.L. Ortiz-volcan, W.K. Al-Khamees, K. Ahmed, Kuwait Oil Company
0820-0840 193700 Production & Operations Field Surveillance and AI based Steam Allocation Optimisation Workflow for Mature Brownfield Steam Floods A. Kumar, Computer Modelling Group; P.F. Koci, T.J. Wightman, Oxy Oil & Gas Corp; A. Novlesky, E. Bityutsky, Computer Modelling Group
0840-0900 193680 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Implementation and Assessment of Production Optimisation in a Steamflood Using Machine-Learning Assisted Modeling P. Sarma, K. Lawrence, Tachyus
0900-0920 193683 Production & Operations Integrated Study for Well Productivity Enhancement in a Heavy oil Reservoir in Northern Kuwait
A. Kharghoria, K. Ahmad, A.A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company; K. Guha, D. Kalia, J.E. Montero, Shell
Alternate 193667 Drilling Implementation of Well Performance Management System “WPMS” Leads to Significant Cost, Time Reduction
N. Al-Barazi, H. Elekhteiar, S. Bhamare, S.A. Bhatevara, Kuwait Oil Company
Alternate 193717 Management & Information Economic Benefits of Implementing Alternative Energy: A Heavy Oil Fields Case Study
M.A. Al-Yatama, A. Al-Khulaifi, F. Gomez, R. Ghouti, M. Al-Hasan, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Afifi, Shell
09:30 - 14:30
09:30 - 10:15
09:30 - 10:15
39  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 1
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
0930-0945 193807 Drilling Solving 12-1/4-in. Directional Drilling Challenges by Minimising Stick/Slip Vibrations in North Kuwait K.M. Beheiry, Halliburton; M. Almulaifi, A. Sekhri, A. Marafi, Kuwait Oil Company; A. Shatta, Halliburton Co.; H. Ali, Kuwait Oil Company.; N. Farhi, W. Nouh, A.A. Naby, Halliburton
0945-1000 193772 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility HSE Challenges in Thermal Operations Used for Heavy Oil Recovery A.M. Qabazard, G. Al-Qattan, S.R. Ketavarapu, N.W. Khan, Kuwait Oil Company
1000-1015 193734 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Land Controlled Source Electromagnetic Technique for Shallow Viscous Oil Reservoir Characterisation of North Kuwait R. Kumar, R. Biao, K. Ahmad, Kuwait Oil Company
09:30 - 10:15
40  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 2
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
0930-0945 193796 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Feasibility Study of Hybrid-Thermal and Chemical EOR Methods in a Low-Permeability Carbonate Heavy Oil Reservoir with Strong Aquifer Drive
M.T. Al-Murayri, E.H. Fadli, F.M. Al-Shati, A. Qubian, Kuwait Oil Company; Z. Li, E. Trine, A.H. Alizadeh, M. Delshad, Ultimate EOR Services
0945-1000 193775 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Function of Baffles within Heavy Oil Reservoir and their Impact on Field Development: A Case study from Kuwait

P.H. Benham, Shell; M.E. Freeman, Kuwait Oil Company; I. Zhang, Shell; P.K. Choudhary, Kuwait Oil Company; L. Spring, G. Warrlich, Shell; K. Ahmed, H. Al-Haqqan, A. Al-Boloushi, M.K. Jha, A.O. Sanwoolu, Kuwait Oil Company; C. Shen, Shell; A.A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company
1000-1015 193762 Production & Operations Production Data Management (collaboration effort) in an integrated journey for more than 1,000 wells in the Northern Kuwait Heavy Oil Fields.
S. Gonzalez Fernandez, T. AlMuhanna, W. Abdalla, D.C. Pandey, A. Al Naqi, L. Al Mezal, A. Al Saqer, A. Safar, S.S. Rajab, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Malik, Shell International E&P Co.; G. Gonzalez, Shell; A. Hamlaoui, I. Fadul, Schlumberger
09:30 - 10:15
41  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 3
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
0930-0945 193697 Completions Risk Assessment in Sand Control Selection: Introducing a Traffic Light System in Stand-alone Screen Selection M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL reservoir Managment Inc.; M. Roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc; M. Kyanpour, RGL reservoir Managment Inc.; B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Management; A.B. Alkouh, College of Technological Studies
0945-1000 193800 Production & Operations Improving Sucker Rod Pump Performance and Overall Production After Applying Continues Steam Injection in Heavy Oil Project-North Kuwait
F. Al-Ajeel, F. AbdulHadi, Kuwait Oil Company; T. Sierra, A.M. Ibrahim, K. Heshmat, Weatherford
1000-1015 193779 Drilling Application of Data Analytics to Improve Drilling Performance and Manage Drill Stem Vibrations
M.F. Al Dushaishi, Texas A&M International University; S. Hellvik, National Oilwell Varco; A. Aladasani, Consultant; M.T. Al-saba, Australian College Of Kuwait; Q. OKASHA, Kuwait Oil Company
09:30 - 10:15
42  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 4
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
0930-0945 193713 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Petrophysical Evaluation of Tayarat Formation for Water Disposal Purposes
F.A. Taqi, K.A. Gafeer, Kuwait Oil Company; I. Zhang, Shell; A.A. Al-Rabah, A. Tyagi, P. Saikia, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Diri, G. Warrlich, Shell; Z.B. Ren, Kuwait Oil Company
0945-1000 193785 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Evaluating the Performance of CO2 Foam and CO2 Polymer Enhanced Foam for Heavy Oil Recovery: Laboratory Experiments in Unconsolidated and Consolidated Porous Media
A. Telmadarreie, University of Calgary; J.J. Trivedi, University of Alberta
1000-1015 193780 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Enhancing Safety Culture through Changing the Mindset : Business Partners’ HSE Performance: Practical Evaluation, Benchmarking & Path to Improvement
B.S. Adivi, A.A. Alazmi, Y.E. Al-qallaf, M. Al-Harbi, C. Devaraj, Kuwait Oil Company
09:30 - 10:15
43  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 5
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
0930-0945 193758 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A New, Fast, and Efficient Method for Evaluating the Influence of Catalysts on In-Situ Combustion Process for Heavy Oil Recovery K. Sadikov, Department of Physical Chemistry, Kazan Federal University; C. Yuan, S. Mehrabi-Kalajahi, M.A. Varfolomeev, S. Talipov, Kazan Federal University
0945-1000 193725 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integral Analysis of Production Behavior of Horizontal Wells Associated to the First Polymerised Water Injection Pilot Project in Unconventional Reservoir: Zuata Principal Field, Venezuela. A.E. RAMIREZ, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A; L.D. Quevedo, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.; I.M. Ulacio, Universidad De Oriente; E.M. Vasquez, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
1000-1015 193731 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Comparison between WASP and LSASF in Bartlesville Sandstone Reservoir Cores bearing Heavy Oil H. Al-Saedi, R.E. Flori, Y. Long, Missouri University of Science and Technology; U. AlAmeedy, University of Baghdad; W. Al-Bazzaz, Kuwait Institute For Scientific Research
09:30 - 10:15
44  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 6
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
0930-0945 193679 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Understanding and Parameterisation of Greater Burgan Fluid Spatial Variation Using an Extensive PVT Data Base L.R. Diaz Teran Ortegon, Schlumberger; N.A. Al-Shammari, A. Al-Qattan, A.M. Al-Samhan, N.K. Al-Enizi, Kuwait Oil Company; G. Duvivier, R.C. Brown, G. Perez, R. Sarah, BP
0945-1000 193696 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Integrated Approach to Characterise Heavy Oil in Complex Clastics-A Case Study From Southern Part of India. S. Chakraborty, A. Panchakarla, C.V. Deshpande, S. Malik, Baker Hughes, a GE company; P. Majithia, S. Chaudhary, A. Murthy, ONGC
1000-1015 193675 Management & Information Opportunity Assessment of A Deep Extra Heavy Oil Green Field: Scenarios for Life Cycle Cost Optimisation under Uncertainty and Risk J.L. Ortiz-volcan, K. Ahmed, S.A. Azim, Y. Issa, R. Pandit, A.K. Al-Jasmi, M.O. Hassan, A. SANYAL, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Taduri, Kuwait Gulf Oil Company
09:30 - 10:15
45  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Sessions Station 7
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
0930-0945 193693 Production & Operations Implementing WRFM (Well, Reservoir, Facility Management)& Smart Field Best Practices for EOR Optimisation A.A. Zeidan, R.A. Redha, A.T. Erhamah, Kuwait Oil Company; J.E. Montero, D.D. Williams, Shell
0945-1000 193694 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analytical and Numerical Models Assist in Water Production Management in a Heavy oil Reservoir in Northern Kuwait
A. Al-Shammari, A. Kharghoria, J.G. Garcia, P. Saikia, A.F. Alshammari, A.A. Al-Rabah, Kuwait Oil Company; H. HUSAIN, D. KALIA, Shell
1000-1015 193690 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Feasibility of Multi-Physics Reservoir Monitoring for Heavy Oil H. Passalacqua, Australian College of Kuwait (ACK); S. Davydycheva, K. Strack, KMS Technologies
10:15 - 11:45
13  EOR Applications and Processes Room 1
Session Chairpersons Abdullah Akarim Al-Rabah - Kuwait Oil Company, Shahvir Pooniwala - Baker Hughes, a GE company
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1035 193666 Production & Operations Heavy Oil Enhancement Processes for Deep Heavy Oil Reservoirs in Kuwait N. Mohammed, H. Al-Rashidi, B. Duncan, A. Al-Sagheer, A.S. Abbas, Kuwait Oil Company
1035-1055 193707 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Optimisation of Recovery using Electrical Heating in Heavy Oil Reservoirs C. Temizel, Aera Energy LLC-EBS; M. Irani, Ashaw Energy; C.H. Canbaz, Schlumberger; Y. Palabiyik, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi; R.A. Moreno, Smart Recovery; J.M. Diaz Franco, VCG O&G Consultants; T. Tao, Texas Southern University; A.B. Alkouh, Middle East Oilfield Services
1055-1115 193737 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Rock-Fluid Evaluation in Presence of Polymer Formulations through Displacement Test in Heavy Oil Porous Media
E.J. Medina, Pequiven-Indesca; Y.E. Castro, PDVSA
1115-1135 193642 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Microemulsion Flooding of Heavy Oil Using Biodiesel Under Cold Conditions J. Lee, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta; B. Ozum, Apex Engineering
Alternate 193709 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Study On The Matching Relationship Between PPG Size And Reservoir Heterogeneity D. Wu, K. Zhou, Z. An, J. Hou, China University of Petroleum
Alternate 193720 Production & Operations Application of Supercritical Water Coupled with Toe-point Injection Technique for Heavy oil EOR: A Case Study S. Qu, H. Jiang, J. Li, J. Hu, F. Sun, Y. Qiao, M. Dong, W. Chen, Y. Zhou, China University of Petroleum
10:15 - 11:45
14  Technologies and Workflows to Optimise Heavy Oil Production Room 2
Session Chairpersons Faisal Al-Otaibi - Kuwait Oil Company, Khalid K Harami - Schlumberger
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1035 193682 Projects, Facilities & Construction Generation
of BFW Using Bacteria Containing Reject Streams From Municipality Sewage Plant
- Kuwait and Related Challenges to Meet set BFW Spec


R. Ghouti, M. Al-Hasan, Kuwait Oil Company; C. Kuijvernhoven, Shell; E. Al-Anzi, Kuwait Oil Company
1035-1055 193723 Production & Operations Effective Matrix Acidizing Based in Chelating Agents: Case Study in Romanian Heavy Oil Reservoirs E. Panait, C. Isac, OMV Petrom SA; M. Csaba, OMV Petrom; A.A. Dos Santos, S. Girardi, Nouryon
1055-1115 193739 Completions A Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for Simulating the Rotating Disk Apparatus A. Kotb, M.T. Ali, A. Aziz Ezzat, A. Elwany, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
1115-1135 193663 Completions New Technologies Enhance Efficiency of Hydraulic Fracturing Stimulation in Heavy Oil Reservoirs B. Cai, G. Duan, C. He, Y. Gao, Y. Li, Z. Xu, W. Jiang, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development
Alternate 193736 Production & Operations A Cost-Effective Water Management Strategy for Developing Large Heavy Oil Field in Northern Kuwait
S. Al-Ballam, D.C. Pandey, Kuwait Oil Company; G.J. Pallath, C. Kuijvernhoven, Shell
11:45 - 13:15
Panel Session 2 - Powering the World: Fuelling the Future with Heavy Oil Opera House
Moderator(s) Ealian Al-Anzi, Kuwait Oil Company; Junaid Ghulam, Petroleum Development Oman
Speaker(s) Eissa Alsafra, Kuwait University; Paul Connolly, HSBC; James Farhart, WorleyParsons; Hisham Saadawi, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Moderator(s): 

Ealian Al-Anzi
Manager Operations Heavy Oil Group
Kuwait Oil Company

Junaid Ghulam
Field Develoment Manager
Petroleum Development Oman

Speaker(s): 

Eissa Al-Safran
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
College of Engineering and Petroleum
Kuwait University

Paul Connolly
Head EMEA Oil and Gas
HSBC

James Farhart
Project Manager
WorleyParsons

Hisham Saadawi
Senior Surface Facilities Advisor
Baker Hughes, a GE company

The development of heavy oil is an integral part of Kuwait’s strategic plan for economic growth and energy security. Six billion US$ are being invested in developing the first phase of Kuwait’s unexploited heavy oil reservoirs. The aim is to produce 60,000 barrels per day of heavy oil by 2018/19, and then ramp it to reach 430 MBOPD by 2040. 

However, developing heavy oil resources requires more energy intake than “easy oil”, which directly impacts the project finance and the environment. With the dramatic reduction in oil price these past several years, major heavy oil projects were further impacted by delays and even reconsidered. To mitigate such market conditions, different players have started developing integrated projects (e.g. cogeneration units) aimed at lowering costs (CAPEX/OPEX) while addressing technical and environmental challenges. 

The purpose of this panel is to share recent advances in developing heavy oil projects around the globe, by illustrating how costs have been optimised since 2014, and also how high-tech and cutting edge technological processes and innovations are enabling heavy oil to become a viable energy in fuelling the future. 

13:15 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30