UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MINISTRY OF OIL AND GAS SULTANATE OF OMAN

SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition 16 - 18 Oct 2018 Sheraton Oman Hotel Muscat, Oman

Schedule

Monday, October 15

08:00 - 16:00
Seminar: Hydraulic Fracturing-Design and Treatment
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Michael B. Smith

This seminar covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The seminar also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments.

Topics

Rock mechanics/in-situ stress aspects of fracturing

Reservoir aspects of fracturing

Fracture mechanics

Fracture design variables

Perforating for fracturing

Fracture diagnostics

Learn more about this seminar.

14:00 - 17:30
14:00 - 17:30

Tuesday, October 16

07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 09:30
Opening Ceremony Oman Ballroom I

Opening Remarks:

H.E. Salim Al-Aufi
Undersecretary
Ministry of Oil and Gas
Sultanate of Oman

Ali Al-Gheithy
Conference Chairman
Petroleum Engineering Director
Petroleum Development Oman

Darcy Spady
2018 SPE President
Broadview Energy


Keynote Address:

Andy Krieger
Head of Global Wells
BP

09:30 - 11:00
Executive Plenary Session: Cracking the Code, Taking Fracturing Global Oman Ballroom I

Moderators: 

Ali Al-Gheithy
Petroleum Engineering Director
Petroleum Development Oman

Paul Forman
Vice President, Technical Functions & Performance 
BP

Panellists: 

Hamad M. Al-Marri
Manager Southern Area Production Engineering
Saudi Aramco

Salim Al-Sikaiti
Gas Director
Petroleum Development Oman

Matt Gillard
Vice President Production Group 
Schlumberger

Richard Gonzalez
Senior Vice President, Completion and Production Division
Halliburton

C. Mark Pearson
President and CEO
Liberty Resources LLC

As the industry wrestles with another price cycle, making sense of the world in which the oil and gas industry will operate is important to understanding the actions (by engineers, corporations, and governments) which must be taken today so that the oil and gas industry may prosper in the future. Hydraulic fracturing has been touted as a ‘new technology’ (though a misnomer) which is opening access to un-tapped value (in the USA) and lowering the cost of energy across the globe by shifting the balance between supply and demand. Wide approval in the USA has not always translated to acceptance elsewhere. Is fracturing the answer to all ills and can it be exported from the continental USA to other nations, further reducing the cost of supply? What are the economic and political barriers to success?

The conference will be committed to describing and debating engineering challenges faced by the fracturing community including the successes (and failures) to date. This plenary is aimed at discussing the context against which that community operates, to better understand investment choices going forward. 

11:00 - 11:30
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Panel Session 1: Innovation and Big Data: What's Next for Hydraulic Fracturing? Oman Ballroom I
Moderator(s) Ali Al Lawati, Schlumberger; John Davis, Halliburton
Speaker(s) Ghaithan Al-Muntasheri, Saudi Aramco; Gwendolyn Anson, Shell International E&P; Ronald R. Dusterhoft, Halliburton; Philippe Herve, Spark Cognition; Liu Hai, Schlumberger; D. Nathan Meehan, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

Moderators: 

Ali Al Lawati
Managing Director Oman
Schlumberger

John Davis
MENAP Region Technology Manager
Halliburton

Panellists: 

Ghaithan Al-Muntasheri
Chief Technologist Production
Saudi Aramco

Gwendolyn Anson
General Manager Unconventional Technology
Shell International E&P

Ronald R. Dusterhoft
Technology Fellow
Halliburton

Philippe Herve
Vice President of Oil & Gas Solutions
SparkCognition

Liu Hai
Technical Advisor, Production and Stimulation
Stimulation Domain Manager, Middle East and Asia
Schlumberger 

D. Nathan Meehan
Managing Director
Gaffney, Cline & Associates

Digitisation of the oilfield, a trend that is impacting all of us already is happening now! Like other industries, this effort must deliver solutions for our business. We do not need new technology that doesn’t solve our business problems. For years, as an industry, we have been data-rich, however insight poor, all that could be changing.

Big data analytics, driven by increased computing power and new algorithms, accelerate the process of turning this large data collection to insights. It has been shown that big data analytics have created significant value for many industries, yet the energy industry is still in its infancy in creating value from the big data arena. In an era of falling oil prices, big data analytics presenst opportunities to establish more efficient hydrocarbon production, reduce costs and risks, improve safety, enhance regulatory compliance, and generally help make better decisions on the assets. 

Technology development coming from artificial intelligence and big data is reshaping how we interact with machines. Automation capabilities and machine learning are opening the door for more possibilities for ​optimising performance and reliability. Will this change the way we think and deliver hydraulic fracturing in the future? Many argue that our industry is slower than other industries in adapting new technological concepts. Will this impact the pace by which we will evolve hydraulic fracturing? This panel session will answer these important questions. 

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
01  CASE HISTORIES I OMAN BALLROOM 1
Session Chairpersons C Mark Pearson - Liberty Resources LLC, Sami I Haidar - Fracture Technologies Ltd
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 191390 Completions Completion and Stimulation Design of the First Offshore Acid Fractured Multistage Dual Lateral Well R. Oberhofer, S. Hoffmann, Packers Plus Energy Services; M.R. Norris, OPECS; J. Airnes, J.A. Bramald, Ithaca Energy
1420-1440 191431 Completions Twenty Years, One Fracture and the Future of a North Sea Asset A. Hoq, M. Findlay, P. Wishart, A. Roy, BP; R. Stanley, C. Giraud, J. Aboott, Schlumberger; M. Norris, Schlumberger (retired)
1440-1500 191408 Completions Applications of Self-degradable Particulate Diverters in Wellbore Stimulations: Hydraulic Fracturing and Matrix Acidising Case Studies J. Huang, R. Safari, F.E. Fragachan, Weatherford
1500-1520 191444 Completions Shining a Light on the Formation Damage Bogeyman: A Case Study of Low Loadfluid Recovery and Enhanced Hydrocarbon Production in the Tight Gas Montney Formation of Western Canada J. Jensen, J. Behr, Delphi Energy; R.V. Hawkes, Trican Well Service Ltd.; H. Quintero, Chemterra Innovation
14:00 - 15:30
02  FRACTURE MODELLING IBRI/SUR ROOM
Session Chairpersons Oscar Antonio Alvarado - OilSERV Oilfield Services, Josef R Shaoul - Fenix Consulting Delft
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 191398 Completions Vertical Well Fracture Height Growth Prediction in Thick, Condensate-Rich, Stacked Tight Gas Sandstones and Implications for Horizontal Wells W. Dawson, O.A. Ishteiwy, M.S. Al-Busafi, N. Masood, D.R. Spain, BP
1420-1440 191462 Completions Analytical Model for Predicting Fracture Initiation Pressure from a Cased and Perforated Wellbore X. Weng, L. Xu, O.A. Magbagbeola, N. Uschner, K. McPhail, Schlumberger; B. Carney, Northeast Natural Energy
1440-1500 191433 Completions Acid Fracturing Productivity Model for Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs A. Suleimenova, M. Palharini Schwalbert, D. Zhu, A.D. Hill, Texas A&M University
1500-1520 191396 Completions Hydraulic Fracture Height Growth: Pseudo-3D vs. Full 3D Modelling H.J. De Pater, J.R. Shaoul, Fenix Consulting Delft; N. Northington, I. Stelin, Carbo Ceramics
Alternate 191456 Completions A Model for Acid Fracture Conductivity Based on Asperity Deformation with Coupled Normal-Shear Behaviour of Rough Surfaces W. Zhang, X. Jin, D. Zhu, Texas A&M University
15:30 - 16:00
15:30 - 16:00
15  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session I 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
1530-1545 191468 Production & Operations Early Identification of a Potential Unconsolidated Reservoir and the Prevention of Sand Flowback by Incorporating a Liquid-Consolidation Agent with a Fracturing Treatment in Saudi Arabia A.A. Almulhim, S. Hamid, E.A. Alabbad, Saudi Aramco; M. Palanivel, Halliburton
1545-1600 191415 Completions Experimental Investigation on Tool-Free Multi-Stage Acid Fracturing of Open-Hole Horizontal Wells by Using Diversion Agents J. Mou, S. Tao, L. Wang, S. Zhang, X. Ma, China University of Petroleum; X. Hui, Seventh Oil Production Plant of Changqing Oilfield of CNPC
15:30 - 15:45
16  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session II 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
1530-1545 191456 Completions A Model for Acid Fracture Conductivity Based on Asperity Deformation with Coupled Normal-Shear Behaviour of Rough Surfaces W. Zhang, X. Jin, D. Zhu, Texas A&M University
16:00 - 17:30
03  COMPLETION DESIGN AND OPTIMISATION OMAN BALLROOM 1
Session Chairpersons Ali Al-ghaithi - Petroleum Development Oman, Mark Alexander Watson - Packers Plus Energy Services Inc
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 191402 Completions Achieving Desired Fracture Placement in a Thick and Stratified Reservoir M. Jaboob, G. Turk, M. Rylance, A. Al-Shueili, A.S. Al-manji, O.A. Ishteiwy, BP; R. Trejo, Schlumberger
1620-1640 191422 Completions Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing Campaign Learning Curve in a Tight Sandstone Reservoir, Offshore West Africa P. Sedda, S. Parziale, M. Giammancheri, L. Dal Forno, F. Ferdinandi, L. Farina, Eni; B.E. Tsangueu, C. Giraud, D. Morbelli, K.D. Mauth, Schlumberger
1640-1700 191440 Completions Acid Wormholing in Multistage Acid Fractured Wells Completed in Tight Naturally Fractured Dolomite Formation: Benefits and Impacts on Acid Fracturing Stimulation Design K. Aldhayee, M.T. Ali, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
1700-1720 191417 Completions Best Practices for Frac Pack on High Permeability/Unconsolidated Reservoirs: Experience from Offshore Brazil Operations F.C. Colbert, F.M. Garcia, A. Costa, R. Gachet, H. Mattos, A. Junior, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Alternate 191461 Completions Minimising Problematic Depletion Effects in Unconventional Reservoir Recompletions: An Engineered Approach to Help Ensure Refracturing Results in Complex Environments L. Sierra, V. Martysevich, J. Bai, Halliburton
16:00 - 17:30
04  FRACTURE DIAGNOSTICS I IBRI/SUR ROOM
Session Chairpersons Mark Robert Norris - Oilfield Production Enhancement Consulting Services LTD, Mohamed Mohsin - Oman Oil Co E&P LLC
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 191458 Completions Good Tests Cost Money, Bad Tests Cost More - A Critical Review of DFIT and Analysis Gone Wrong R.V. Hawkes, Trican Well Service; R. Bachman, CGG; K. Nicholosn, Perpetual Energy; D. Cramer, Conocophillips; S.T. Chipperfield, Santos
1620-1640 191426 Drilling Drilling through Depletion in the Bakken; Using Drill Bit Geomechanics to Inform Fracture Stimulation P.M. Weddle, J. McChesney, Liberty Resources LLC; R. Grande, Sundance Energy; E.J. Marshall, E.L. Scott, Fracture ID
1640-1700 191437 Completions ACA Practical Considerations: When is it Accurate and How Should it be Used to Improve Reservoir Stimulation O.A. Ishteiwy, M. Jaboob, G. Turk, A.S. Al-Manji, A. Al-Shueili, P. Smith, BP; S.D. Kurniadi, Schlumberger
1700-1720 191412 Completions Unlocking Tight Gas Volume with Integrated Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Approach E.G. Ibrahim, R.B. Lukmanov, Petroleum Development Oman
17:30 - 18:30

Wednesday, October 17

07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 10:00
05  UNCONVENTIONAL FORMATION FRACTURING I OMAN BALLROOM 1
Session Chairpersons Leopoldo Sierra - Halliburton, Francisco E Fragachan - Weatherford
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 191451 Drilling Unconventional Multi-Play Evaluation of Casing-in-Casing Refracturing Treatments R.J. Cadotte, B.M. Elbel, N. Modeland, Halliburton
0850-0910 191424 Completions Polyelectrolyte Complex Stabilised CO2 Foam Systems for Improved Fracture Conductivity and Reduced Fluid Loss R.O. Anandan, R. Barati Ghahfarokhi, S.J. Johnson, University of Kansas
0910-0930 191421 Completions Early Insights from Various Loadfluid Recoveries after Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments: A Case History of a Developing Unconventional Oil Shale Play in Alberta R. Wust, AGAT Laboratories; M. Mattucci, H.J. Quintero, S. Sessarego, ChemTerra Innovation; R.V. Hawkes, Trican Well Service
0930-0950 191434 Production & Operations Understanding the Performance of Hydraulically Fractured Wells on Laumontite-Rich Tight Glutenite Formation B. Chen, M. Kong, W. Wang, H. Chen, Xinjiang Oilfield Corporation; B. Xu, University of Calgary; F. Sun, China University of Petroleum - Beijing; K. Wan, ENTI Petrotech Corp. (Xinjiang)
08:30 - 10:00
06  ACID FRACTURING IBRI/SUR ROOM
Session Chairpersons Maytham Al Ismail - Saudi Aramco, Andrea Nino-Penaloza - Baker Hughes RRTC
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 191460 Completions Foamed Acid Fracturing Enables Efficient Stimulation of Low-Pressure Carbonate Reservoirs Z. Rahim, A.A. Al Kanaan, A. Waheed, Saudi Aramco; R.E. Kayumov, Z. Al-Jalal, Schlumberger
0850-0910 191423 Completions Guidelines for Optimising Acid Fracture Design using an Integrated Acid Fracture and Productivity Model M. Aljawad, A.D. Hill, D. Zhu, Texas A&M University; M. Palharini Schwalbert, Petrobras
0910-0930 191409 Completions Simulation, Design and Application of Acid+Proppant Stimulation in a Carbonate Reservoir M.B. Smith, NSI Technologies; B.S. Sheikh, A. Youssef, M. Taramov, National Petroleum Services Company; J. Deng, Premier Oilfield Group
0930-0950 191401 Completions Pinpoint Fracture Acidising Technology in Tight Carbonate Formation: Improved Recovery, Tuba Reservoir, North Kuwait P. Ranjan, A. Al-Qenaie, S.A. Abd Al-Gwad, A. Al-Hashash, H. Al-Ajmi, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Mofti, A.S. Alboueshi, W.M. Eid, S. Sadeddin, A. Allam, Halliburton
Alternate 191415 Completions Experimental Investigation on Tool-Free Multi-Stage Acid Fracturing of Open-Hole Horizontal Wells by Using Diversion Agents J. Mou, S. Tao, L. Wang, S. Zhang, X. Ma, China University of Petroleum; X. Hui, Seventh Oil Production Plant of Changqing Oilfield of CNPC
10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:30
17  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session III 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
1000-1015 191395 Completions Using Engineered Low Viscosity Fluid in Hydraulic Fracturing to Enhance Proppant Placement J. Huang, O. Perez, T. Huang, R. Safari, F.E. Fragachan, Weatherford
10:00 - 10:15
18  Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session IV 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
1000-1015 191447 Completions 3-D Interactions of Hydraulic Fractures with Natural Fractures K. Shrivastava, S. Agrawal, A. Kumar, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin
10:30 - 12:00
Panel Session 2: What is Needed for the Fracturing Service Industry to Grow Internationally? Oman Ballroom I
Moderator(s) Heimo Muckenschnabl, OilSERV; Mark Pearson, Liberty Resources
Speaker(s) Bertrand Cesaire, Total; Kevin Mauth, Schlumberger; Colby Fuser, Halliburton; Sami I. Haidar, Stimwell Services; Martin Rylance, BP

Moderators: 

Heimo Muckenschnabl
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
OilSERV

​​Mark Pearson
President & CEO
Liberty Resources

Panellists:

 


Bertrand Cesaire
Drilling & Wells Manager Unconventional & Onshore Development
Total


Kevin Mauth

Global Stimulation Domain Head
Schlumberger


Colby Fuser

Vice President of Business Development and Marketing
Middle East, North Africa
Halliburton


Sami I. Haidar

Managing Director
Stimwell Services


Martin Rylance

Vice President GWO Russia and Global Senior Advisor (Frac & Stim)
BP

With over 70 years of industry application, fracturing technologies have proven to be a game changer in the development of both conventional and unconventional resources. However, the North American boom in fracturing services has yet to touch the international arena leaving undeveloped production potential. New ways of doing business and attractive investment propositions may well be required to foster the allocation of resources and capital to support such a global expansion.

This panel will discuss what the industry has done to date, and can do in the future, to provide the necessary service offerings that will allow significant international growth in the application of hydraulic fracturing.

12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
07  CASE HISTORIES II OMAN BALLROOM 1
Session Chairpersons Ding Zhu - Texas A&M University, Al Adawi Ahmed - Abraj Energy Services LLC
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 191442 Completions Getting More Out of Your Multistage Fracturing Openhole Completion K.M. Bartko, S. Muhammad, M. Oparin, Saudi Aramco; R. Tineo, F.A. Abu Al-Makarem, A. Desai, Schlumberger; J. Al Ulaiw, Packers Plus Energy Services
1320-1340 191436 Completions Bypassing the Skepticism to Add the Reserve: A Case of Successful Hydraulic Fracturing in Karim Formation M. Al Kalbani, H. Alsaadi, M. Mirza, Medco Oman; M.S. Al Kalbani, A. Hilal, S.D. Kurniadi, S. Kelkar, Schlumberger
1340-1400 191430 Completions Fracture Design and Placement and its Application and Influence on Amin Performance O.A. Ishteiwy, W. Dawson, R. Al-Shidhani, B.S. Al-Busafi, BP
1400-1420 191428 Completions Fracture Optimisation of an Unconventional Gas Resource in Southern Chile G.S. Alqatrani, Basrah Oil Company; L.K. Britt, NSI Fracturing; S. Dunn-Norman, Missouri University of Science and Technology; G. Otzen, G. Kusanovic, M. Guzman, ENAP
Alternate 191468 Production & Operations Early Identification of a Potential Unconsolidated Reservoir and the Prevention of Sand Flowback by Incorporating a Liquid-Consolidation Agent with a Fracturing Treatment in Saudi Arabia A.A. Almulhim, S. Hamid, E.A. Alabbad, Saudi Aramco; M. Palanivel, Halliburton
13:00 - 14:30
08  FRACTURING MATERIALS IBRI/SUR ROOM
Session Chairpersons Amir Mahmoudkhani - Clariant Oil Services Ltd
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 191399 Completions The Effect of Resin Coated Proppant and Proppant Production on Convergent Flow Skin in Horizontal Wells with Transverse Fractures J.R. Shaoul, J.J. Park, Fenix Consulting Delft; M.E. Langford, Spirit Energy
1320-1340 191448 Production & Operations In Situ Generation of Novel Nano-Platelets Under Downhole Conditions Enhances the Strength of Resin Coated Proppants R. Kalgaonkar, N.O. Baqader, K.R. Noaimi, Q.A. Sahu, Saudi Aramco
1340-1400 191407 Completions Post-Fracturing Production Performance of Small Sized Proppant in Major Unconventional Formations C. Li, N. Spurr, T.N. Royce, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1400-1420 191463 Completions Sweet and Sour Fracturing : The Impact of Post-Fracture Clean-Up on H2S and the Reservoir A. Al-Manji, A. Al-Shueili, L. Orjuela, D. White, M. Rylance, BP; S.D. Kurniadi, Schlumberger
Alternate 191395 Completions Using Engineered Low Viscosity Fluid in Hydraulic Fracturing to Enhance Proppant Placement J. Huang, O. Perez, T. Huang, R. Safari, F.E. Fragachan, Weatherford
Alternate 191438 Completions Mitigating Proppant Flowback through Surface Treatment of Proppant-Laboratory Studies and Field Performance W. Lu, B. O'Neil, K. Zhang, C. Wang, H.J. Quintero, Trican Well Service
14:30 - 15:00
14:30 - 14:45
19  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session V 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
1430-1445 191425 Drilling Collapse Failure Analysis of Production String in Hydraulically Fractured Wells Y. Mazhar, S. Ighalo, Halliburton
14:30 - 14:45
20  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session VI 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
1430-1445 191461 Completions Minimising Problematic Depletion Effects in Unconventional Reservoir Recompletions: An Engineered Approach to Help Ensure Refracturing Results in Complex Environments L. Sierra, V. Martysevich, J. Bai, Halliburton
15:00 - 16:30
09  BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS OMAN BALLROOM 1
Session Chairpersons Alfred Daniel Hill - Texas A&M University, Ricardo Cesar Bezerra De Melo - Repsol S.A.
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1520 191455 Completions Twelve Years and Twelve Thousand Multi-Stage Horizontal Wells in the Bakken - How is Industry Continuing to Increase the Cumulative Production per Well? C.M. Pearson, L.G. Griffin, S. Strickland, P.M. Weddle, Liberty Resources
1520-1540 191391 Completions Formation Breakdown Pressure Prediction with Artificial Neural Networks A. Kiss, R. Pongratz, R. Maier, OMV; R. K. Fruhwirth, H. Hofstaetter, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
1540-1600 191465 Completions A Quick Look Approach for Determining Instantaneous Shut-In Pressure (ISIP) and Friction Losses from Hydraulic Fracture Treatment Falloff Data N. Menouar, G. Liu, C. Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston
1600-1620 191400 Completions Statistical Analysis of Raageshwari Deep Gas Fracturing and Production Logging Data for Understanding Fracture Performance and Future Optimisation C. Bharadwaj, V. Ranjan, S. Pathak, S. Tiwari, A. Tripathi, A. Beohar, Cairn Oil & Gas, a vertical of Vedanta Limited
Alternate 191459 Completions An Integrated Analytics Platform for Completion Optimisation and Reservoir Characterisation J. Yang, S. Stolyarov, E.A. Cazeneuve, J. Simmons, S.V. Kotov, D. Gadzhimirzaev, Baker Hughes, a GE company
15:00 - 16:30
10  FRACTURE DIAGNOSTICS II IBRI/SUR ROOM
Session Chairpersons C Mark Pearson - Liberty Resources LLC, Josef R Shaoul - Fenix Consulting Delft
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1520 191446 Production & Operations Evaluation of Hydraulic Fracturing Effectiveness by Combined Analysis of Spectral Noise Logging and High Precision Temperature Logging Data and Subsequent Numerical Temperature Modelling R. Castiblanco, E.G. Ibrahim, A. Moiseenkov, I.H. Waili, F. Niyadi, Y. AL Ramidhi, I. Al Farei, Y. Nabhani, R.B. Lukmanov, Petroleum Development Oman; M. Al-Hashemi, Shell; S. Aristov, S. Uralsky, R. Makhiyanov, V. Skutin, TGT Oil & Gas Services
1520-1540 191466 Completions A Novel Hydraulic Fracture Evaluation Method using Downhole Video Images to Analyse Perforation Erosion G. Roberts, EV; J.L. Whittaker, J. McDonald, EVO Inc
1540-1600 191467 Completions A Novel Approach to Predicting Improvements in Perforation Cluster Treatment Efficiency M. Mientka, FourPoint Energy; E. Romberg, E. Scott, Fracture ID
1600-1620 191413 Completions Is Bigger Always Better? Using Chemical-Tracers to Optimise the Size of your Multistage Fracturing D.W. Spady, I. Langdon, W.S. Tippett, Broadview Energy; M. Hogg, D. Lane, NCS Multistage Tracer Diagnostics
17:00 - 18:00
SPE Distinguished Lecturer Session: Freshwater Neutral: Managing Water Use and Giving Back to the Environment Ibri/Sur Room
Speaker(s) Karen Olson, Technology Director, Southwestern Energy

Karen Olson
Technology Director
Southwestern Energy

Managing water use and giving back to the environment will be the focus of this Distinguished Lecturer talk. The presentation will highlight the challenges encountered, lessons learned, and best practices encountered when companies implement efforts to become better stewards of freshwater resources. Karen will also review specific case studies related to Southwestern Energy’s “Freshwater Neutral” initiative, successfully achieved in 2016 within all operating divisions.

The case study will cover how in early 2013, a small multi-discipline team was assembled and closely evaluated all elements within the operational water life cycle, identifying cost-competitive ways to optimize the company’s freshwater usage. Key components for success required: 

  • commitment from company leadership and support across all operations;
  • setting achievable, operational goals;
  • accounting for all water used;
  • applying new completion designs and technologies;
  • increasing the use of alternative, non-fresh water, and
  • supporting research in groundwater protection and water treatment technologies.

The presentation will cover how the focus areas highlighted above dramatically reduced freshwater requirements by up to 30% in some operating areas and saved the operator over USD 20 million.

The successful work revealed that another component was still required in order for companies to completely offset the need for their remaining freshwater use. The talk will discuss the importance of investing in conservation projects to improve freshwater resources within basins where operations are occurring. Each project should be selected and sponsored to provide both an environmental benefit as well as an economic benefit to the surrounding communities.

Take away message: Achieving a freshwater neutral status requires improvements in everyday work practices and a change in the mindset of water management across a company. As a result, the practices implemented will allow for the use of alternative water sources whenever economically and operationally feasible, and the conservation projects have added value to local communities. 

Thursday, October 18

07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 10:00
11  CASE HISTORIES III OMAN BALLROOM 1
Session Chairpersons Ehab Gaafer Ibrahim - Petroleum Development Oman, Shrihari Kishor Kelkar - Schlumberger
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 191418 Completions Correlations Between the Economic Value Added and Reservoir and Frac Properties in the Dutch Hydraulic Fracture Portfolio T.D. Huijskes, R.R. Godderij, T. Leo, EBN B.V.
0850-0910 191416 Completions First Successful Proppant Fracturing Treatment in Cretaceous Carbonate Formation in Kuwait - Part II (Tuba Reservoir) S.A. Pooniwala, M. Nagarkoti, A. Alam, Baker Hughes, a GE company; B. Al-Enezi, S. Aloun, M.N. Al-Haddad, Kuwait Oil Company
0910-0930 191450 Completions Effective Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing of an Extremely Hot Reservoir: Case History C. Prakash, M. Deshpande, M. Mallick, Halliburton
0930-0950 191469 Completions Influence of Regional Tectonics and Pore-Pressure Depletion on Tight-Gas Recovery in the Sanga Sanga PSC M. Rylance, BP
08:30 - 10:00
12  GEOMECHANICS IBRI/SUR ROOM
Session Chairpersons Oscar Antonio Alvarado - OilSERV Oilfield Services, Alexandre Bezerra De Melo - Baker Hughes, a GE company
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0850 191387 Completions Mapping Stress Profile and Rock Quality Variation in Tight Gas Sandstone Across a Geological Setting M.M. Molenaar, S. Lai, Petroleum Development Oman; R.R. Kumar, R. Talreja, S.K. Subbaih, A.M. Al Ghafri, R.H. Al Lawatia, S. Al Busaidi, Schlumberger
0850-0910 191406 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Utilising In-Situ Mechanical Rock Properties to Target Landing Zones and Improve Completions in the Permian Basin A. Hildick, E.L. Scott, C. Glaser, Fracture ID; J.E. Petre, Hunt Oil Company
0910-0930 191389 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Rock Fabric Analysis Based on Borehole Image Logs: Applications to Modelling Fracture Height Growth H. Gamero Diaz, J. Desroches, R. Williams, C. Defeu, Schlumberger; J. Martin, D. Cannon, Diamondback Energy
0930-0950 191443 Completions Hydraulic Fracture Experience in an Omani Oil Field A. Dobroskok, S. De Vries, R. Al Zadjali, Petroleum Development Oman
Alternate 191447 Completions 3-D Interactions of Hydraulic Fractures with Natural Fractures K. Shrivastava, S. Agrawal, A. Kumar, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin
10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:15
21  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session VII 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
1000-1015 191438 Completions Mitigating Proppant Flowback through Surface Treatment of Proppant-Laboratory Studies and Field Performance W. Lu, B. O'Neil, K. Zhang, C. Wang, H.J. Quintero, Trican Well Service
10:00 - 10:15
22  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session VIII 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
1000-1015 191465 Completions A Quick Look Approach for Determining Instantaneous Shut-In Pressure (ISIP) and Friction Losses from Hydraulic Fracture Treatment Falloff Data N. Menouar, G. Liu, C. Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston
10:30 - 12:00
Panel Session 3: License to Operate and Environmental Responsibility: The Need for Continuous Improvement Oman Ballroom I
Moderator(s) Hamed Al-Subhi, Petroleum Development Oman; Paul Forman, BP
Speaker(s) Michael Byrne, Lloyd’s Register; Sandra Flanagan, Total; Karen Olson, Southwestern Energy; Richard Osmond, BP; Robert Hawkes, Trican Well Service

Moderators:

Hamed Al-Subhi
Gas Petroleum Engineering Manager
Petroleum Development Oman

Paul Forman
Vice President, Technical Functions & Performance 
BP

Panellists:

Michael Byrne
Global Head, Rock Properties Group Energy
Lloyd’s Register

Sandra Flanagan
Unconventional Development Head of Acceptability
Total

Karen Olson
Technology Director
Southwestern Energy

Richard Osmond
Vice President HSE & Process Safety Engineering, Global Wells 
BP

Robert Hawkes
Director of Completion Technology
Trican Well Service 

Innovative technologies and enhanced applications of existing techniques are making it possible for the oil and gas industry to extract ‘unconventional’ gas resources safely, responsibly, and economically. The combination of horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing has been key to unlocking unconventional gas reserves, mainly in the USA. Many countries are now exploring what it will take to exploit their unconventional resources. On the surface, this sounds like a simple proposition - export technology and techniques from the USA and implement them elsewhere - what could be easier! However, public opinion is influencing the debate and while hydraulic fracturing is perceived as a safe and effective technique within the industry, outside the industry concerns are being expressed on a variety of issues from greenhouse gas emissions to water management and increased seismic activity. This is limiting the ability to export technology and techniques globally. Understanding the present and future impact associated with these developments, not only in our environment but communities, is vital to unlocking these resources, as much as applying the science of hydraulic fracturing.

In this session, we will discuss how and why countries, operators, and service companies can manage the environmental challenges while maintaining the momentum on continuous improvement under a common shared umbrella of environmental responsibility.  

12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
13  UNCONVENTIONAL FORMATION FRACTURING II OMAN BALLROOM 1
Session Chairpersons Zillur Rahim - Saudi Aramco, Xiaowei Weng - Schlumberger
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 191432 Completions Successful Application of TSE-based Fracturing Fluids in Proppant Fracturing for Unconventional Carbonate Source Rock A.A. Al-Taq, M.H. Al-khaldi, B.M. Al-Faker, K. Mechkak, Saudi Aramco
1320-1340 191388 Completions Hydraulic Fracturing Design to Unlock Light Tight Oil Resources in South Oman A. Moiseenkov, N.S. Al Kindi, F. Khayrutdinov, D. Smirnov, R. Schulz, A.N. Al Riyami, A.G. Al Hadhrami, Petroleum Development Oman
1340-1400 191457 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Coupling Geomechanical Effects and Reservoir Dynamics for Modelling Rejuvenation in Unconventional Plays R. Dutta, Drilling Info; R. Pinto, Sciences Po University; J.C. Flores, S.M. Stolyarov, J. Yang, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1400-1420 191454 Completions Investigation of Multiple Hydraulic Fracture Propagation for Low-Pressure Tight Sandstone Reservoirs in Northern Ordos Basin of Changqing Oilfield, China J. Tang, J. Li, X. Guo, K. Wu, Texas A&M University; C. Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston; L. Mu, M. Tang, X. Du, PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company
Alternate 191425 Drilling Collapse Failure Analysis of Production String in Hydraulically Fractured Wells Y. Mazhar, S. Ighalo, Halliburton
13:00 - 14:30
14  FRACTURED WELL PERFORMANCE IBRI/SUR ROOM
Session Chairpersons Said Salim Al-kindi - Petroleum Development Oman, Ellen Lea Scott - Fracture ID
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1320 191444 Unconventional Reservoirs Next Frontier: Efficient Production Modelling J.A. Ayoub, J. Ayoub Consulting; B.C. Blakey, Paradigm Geophysical; H. Xiong, Texas Oil & Gas Institute; M. Thambynayagam, Emerson - Paradigm
1320-1340 191419 Production & Operations Optimising Drawdown Strategies in Wells Producing from Complex Fracture Networks A. Kumar, P. Seth, K. Shrivastava, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin
1340-1400 191452 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Development Strategy Optimisation of Ning201 Block Longmaxi Shale Gas R. Yong, J. Wu, X. Shi, PetroChina Southwest Oil & Gas Company; X. Zhuang, H. Wen, Y. Luo, Schlumberger
1400-1420 191441 Completions Conceptual Design and Production Enhancement for Ball-Activated Multi-Stage Fracturing Systems in Deepwater Formations A.S. Bagci, J.C. Flores, L. Castro, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Alternate 191427 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Use of Rate Transient Analysis to Evaluate Hydraulically Fractured Well Performance in A Mature Gas Field B. Al-Lawati, Petroleum Development Oman; T.A. Blasingame, Texas A&M University
14:30 - 15:00
14:30 - 14:45
23  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session IX 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
1430-1445 191459 Completions An Integrated Analytics Platform for Completion Optimisation and Reservoir Characterisation J. Yang, S. Stolyarov, E.A. Cazeneuve, J. Simmons, S.V. Kotov, D. Gadzhimirzaev, Baker Hughes, a GE company
14:30 - 14:45
24  Knowledge Sharing ePosters Session X 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
1430-1445 191427 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Use of Rate Transient Analysis to Evaluate Hydraulically Fractured Well Performance in A Mature Gas Field B. Al-Lawati, Petroleum Development Oman; T.A. Blasingame, Texas A&M University
15:00 - 16:00
Special Project Showcase Session: BP and Oman. There’s energy in this partnership. Oman Ballroom I
Speaker(s) Yousuf Al Ojaili, BP; Paul Forman, BP; David Wall, BP

The Middle East region is a significant place for BP – it’s where BP started out. Previously known as the Anglo-Iranian oil company, BP made its first discovery in 1908, unlocking vast oil resources from beneath the desert.  Now a century later BP is helping to unlock vast new resources of gas from some of the hardest and oldest rocks in the world – and some of the most technically challenging to extract energy from.

What makes BP’s Khazzan Project unique is the gas itself which lies at depths of up to five kilometres, in narrow layers of extremely hard, hot and dense rocks.  These complex conditions mean that specialised equipment is needed to drill both vertical and horizontal wells very precisely, and hydraulically fracture the rocks to unlock the hydrocarbon potential.

As a global organisation, BP was able to call upon world-class expertise, technologies and know-how for the development of Khazzan. Techniques and technology that was perfected in the United States were brought to Oman, as well as an element of transferring good practices and capability from around the globe. Pioneering new technologies and systems such as the super-efficient central processing facility, the Khazzan operation is very much at the leading edge of what is happening, not only in BP, but across the oil and gas industry.

Speakers:


Yousuf Al Ojaili
President Oman
BP


Paul Forman
Vice President, Technical Functions & Performance 
BP


David Wall
Vice President Operations
BP

16:00 - 16:30