SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference - North America 5 - 6 Sep 2018 The Petroleum Club Midland, Texas, USA

Schedule

Tuesday, September 04

09:00 - 16:00
Volunteer for Energy4me UTPB STEM Academy

The Society of Petroleum Engineers-Permian Basin Section (SPE) is collaborating with University of Texas Permian Basin's (UTPB) STEM Academy and Communities in Schools Permian Basin (CISPB) to kick-off the new school year with energy education!

All oil and gas professionals and students are invited to participate in energy4me, SPE's initiative to educate K-12th graders about the importance of energy and practical STEM applications in the energy industry. 

Energy4me has lesson plans available for volunteers so they can immediately utilize and apply them for interactive activities and classroom discussions. 

The kickoff event is meant to benefit elementary to high school students of the UTPB STEM Academy and CISPB. Allowing the Permian Basin community to educate will foster the students' interest in STEM and inspire them to pursue STEM careers. This initiative strongly encourages volunteers who are local to the Midland and Odessa areas to actively mentor the students of UTPB STEM and CISPB in their established mentorship programs.

This event will have 600-700 students from UTPB STEM, Midland and Ector County ISDs throughout the day.  
 

 Preliminary Agenda

0900-1000: Kick-off event information session for elementary students

1000-1200: Energy4me for elementary students (booths and hands-on activities)

1200-1300: Lunch

1300-1400: Kick-off event information session for middle and high school students

1400-1600: Energy4me for 6th-12th graders and young professional career/education panel

 

Sign Up by 26 August ►

The SPE Permian Basin, UTPB STEM Academy, and CISPB thank you for your contributions!
 

Questions?

Please email Yogashri Pradhan, Glan Fradenburg, and Flo Akintunji

Wednesday, September 05

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 08:15
SE01  Opening Session Ballroom
Moderator(s) Amber Voithofer - Elite Optimization, Raven Goswick - Cricondenbar Consulting
The program committee chairpersons will open the conference by providing a brief discussion about the conference and highlighting new session topics for this year.
08:15 - 09:45
01  Production Operations Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Amber Voithofer - Elite Optimization, Yoshi Pradhan - Endeavor Energy Resources
North American liquids-rich basins introduce unique difficulties for unconventional reservoir performance and evaluation. Operators are challenged to efficiently understand overall asset performance, evaluate additional potential from most recent wellbore constructions, and optimize producing wells on a larger-scale. The industry is putting more emphasis on best practices to assess existing production, improve production based upon incremental or field development opportunities, and longer-term and scale-able production maintenance strategies. This session covers efficient methods to understand asset performance from simulated well models, develop horizontal well production evaluations, and implement scaleable production optimization strategies on existing, newly completed wells.
Time Paper # Presentation
0815-0845 191777 Management & Information A Statistical Engine to Model Well Operations and Evaluate Asset Performance S. Gupta, A. Sharma, E. Verma, A. Abubakar, S. Gupta, Schlumberger
0845-0915 191772 Production & Operations Gas Velocity-Based Lift Curves for Quantifying Lost Production in Liquids-Rich Permian and Delaware Basin Horizontal Liquids Loaded Wells A.S. Nagoo, Nagoo & Associates
0915-0945 191790 Completions A Systematic Approach for Reducing Scaling Effects and Enhancing Production in Depleted Carbonate Reservoirs in the Permian Basin A. Boulis, Occidental Oil & Gas Intl.; L. Millsaps, Occidental Petroleum Corp.; T. Troutman, OXY USA Inc.; D. Polk, Occidental Petroleum
Alternate 191803 Production & Operations A New Model to Evaluate Polished Rod Load of Sucker Rod Pumping System Y. Wang, S. Wang, L. Yang, H. Pu, K. Ling, University of North Dakota
Alternate 191793 Production & Operations Case Study of Artificial Lift Strategy Selection and Optimization for Unconventional Oil Wells in the Williston Basin K. Escobar Patron, K. Zhang, T. Xu, H. Lu, S. Cui, Schlumberger
09:45 - 10:15
09:45 - 15:15
09  Knowledge Sharing Posters Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Richard Pagel - EOG Resources, T j Orekha - StrataGen, a CARBO business, James Hawkins - Callon Petroleum
The Knowledge Sharing Posters 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 overall challenge of understanding the interactions between wellbore processes and the subsurface.
Time Paper # Presentation
0945-1515 191778 Drilling Self-Healing Biocement and its Potential Applications in Cementing and Sand-Consolidation Jobs: A Review targeted at the Oil and Gas Industry C. Noshi, J.J. Schubert, Texas A&M University
0945-1515 191802 Completions Hydraulic Fracture and Reservoir Characterization for Determining Optimal Well Spacing in the Marcellus Shale P. Pankaj, P. Shukla, Schlumberger; P. Kavousi, T. Carr, West Virginia University
0945-1515 191785 Completions Integrating Propellant and Shaped Charges to Improve Frac Efficiency L.E. Albert, N. Nery, H. Prapoo, Allied-Horizontal Wireline Services; P. Dai, B. Qu, Ruitong Energy Technology; G. Jiang, D. Kwok, Areco Technology
0945-1515 191773 Drilling Improved Efficiency of a Nitrate Reducing Bacteria/Nitrate Treatment by the Incorporation of a Sulfate Reducing Bacteria Inhibitor K.P. Gawas, D. Safarian, H.T. Riley, J.W. Ogle, Halliburton
0945-1515 191805 Completions The Maximum Permissible Fracturing Pressure in Shale Gas Wells for Reducing Sustained Casing Pressure B. Guo, University of Louisiana At Lafayette; L. Shan, Northeast Petroleum University
10:15 - 11:45
02  Drilling and Reservoir Characterization Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Mike Elliott - Pinnacle, A Halliburton Service, Himanshu Kumar - BP
Subsurface and drilling teams in liquids-rich basins have been working extensively on optimizing value in drilling and reservoir deliverability. This session focuses on recent advances in drilling applications and in evaluating subsurface properties to accurately tie past and forecast future production, thereby better defining well performance parameters.
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1045 191797 Drilling Adopting Physical Models in Real-Time Drilling Application: Wellbore Hydraulics M. Shahri, B. Kutlu, T.S. Thetford, B. Nelson, T. Wilson, M. Behounek, Apache Corp.; A. Ambrus, P. Ashok, Intellicess
1045-1115 191796 Drilling Optimizing Drilling Parameters Using A Random Forests ROP Model In The Permian Basin E.A. Nasir, C. Rickabaugh, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1115-1145 191776 Drilling Successful Replacement of Conventional Organophilic Clay with Novel Polymer as Viscosifier and Filtration Control Agent in Mineral-Oil-Based Drilling Fluids J. Zhou, J.A. Cortes, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
Alternate 191784 Drilling Novel High Performing Non-Beaded Lightweight Cements with Enhanced Mechanical Properties for Enabling Faster Drilling R. Pernites, J. Clark, F. Padilla, C. Jamison, A.K. Jordan, BJ Services
Alternate 191781 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Dynamic Logs Endorsing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Accuracy Results with Respect to Conventional Logs in High Vertical Heterogeneity Reservoirs for Mature Fields: Case Study, Ecuador N.X. Ramirez, J.E. Fuerte, J.G. Mata, Halliburton; R. Castillo, D. Cuenca, Petroamazonas EP
11:45 - 13:00
13:15 - 14:45
03  Liquids Rich Basins: Practice and Activity Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Mark Chapman - RS Energy Group, Song Du - Chevron North America Upstream
This session highlights the challenges operators of liquids-rich assets are facing in developing their acreage positions today - specifically: well performance evaluation, stimulation, and workovers. Case histories will be used to provide examples of practices, challenges, and opportunities for developing unconventional liquids-rich reservoir systems.
Time Paper # Presentation
1315-1345 191780 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Enhanced Oil Recovery in Eagle Ford: Opportunities using Huff-n-Puff Technique in Unconventional Reservoirs P. Pankaj, H. Mukisa, i. Solovyeva, H. Xue, Schlumberger
1345-1415 191767 Completions Redefining Bakken Completions - A Tailored Approach to Stimulation P.K. Trainor, NP Resources; M.C. Vincent, Insight Consulting; R.W. Finch, Petropro Engineering
1415-1445 191791 Completions Thru-Tubing Workover Motor Load Measurements and Analysis M.D. Landry, SM Energy; C. McEntire, Baker Hughes, a GE company
14:45 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:45
04  Panel: Well Performance in the Permian Basin Wolfcamp Shale Ballroom
Moderator(s) Kyle Scott - Pioneer Natural Resources, Kahlil Bowen - CARBO Ceramics
Speaker(s) Tom Blasingame - Texas A&M University, Dave Cannon - Diamondback Energy, Ray Flumerfelt - Pioneer Natural Resources
Operators can all agree there are a myriad of performance drivers in the Permian Wolfcamp Shale. However, interpretations, prioritization, company strategy, and ultimately how they execute those learnings into optimized development can sometimes vary operator-to-operator. This panel session will introduce various topics around well performance and provide a forum for extended Q&A to dive deeper into details on interpretations and strategic uniqueness amongst multiple operators.
16:45 - 18:00

Thursday, September 06

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 09:30
05  Strategic Decision Making Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Richard Reeve - Frost Bank, Victoria Qiu - Assure Oilfield Testing
Operators have assembled large acreage holdings and are seeking to efficiently deploy capital and maximize the returns of those assets. This session provides the operator an improved procedure to project well performance under a range of completion methods and discusses the marginal value of ever-increasing proppant volumes for completions across many basins. Finally, this session addresses the issue of well-spacing optimization, and its critical uncertainty of the relationship between well spacing, estimated ultimate recovery (EUR), and initial production.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0830 191800 Completions Is There Anything Called Too Much Proppant? K. Srinivasan, Schlumberger Technology Corp.; F.O. Ajisafe, F. Alimahomed, Schlumberger; M.L. Panjaitan, Schlumberger Well Services; S.M. Makarychev-mikhailov, B.A. Mackay, Schlumberger
0830-0900 191798 Management & Information Augmenting Hybrid Physics-Based Multivariate Analysis with the Alternating Conditional Expectations Approach to Optimize Permian Basin Well Performance E. Lolon, K. Agarwal, M.J. Mayerhofer, O. Oduba, H. Melcher, L. Weijers, Liberty Oilfield Services
0900-0930 191783 Management & Information Decision-Focused Optimization: Asking the Right Questions About Well-Spacing R.A. Hassen, D.S. Fulford, C.T. Burrows, G.P. Starley, Apache Corporation
Alternate 191792 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Advanced formation evaluation to optimize shale development in Permian Basin V.G. Ingerman, Amros Corporation
09:30 - 10:00
09:30 - 15:15
10  Knowledge Sharing Posters Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Richard Pagel - EOG Resources, T Orekha - StrataGen, a CARBO business, James Hawkins - Callon Petroleum
The Knowledge Sharing Posters 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 overall challenge of understanding the interactions between wellbore processes and the subsurface.
Time Paper # Presentation
0930-1515 191778 Drilling Self-Healing Biocement and its Potential Applications in Cementing and Sand-Consolidation Jobs: A Review targeted at the Oil and Gas Industry C. Noshi, J.J. Schubert, Texas A&M University
0930-1515 191802 Completions Hydraulic Fracture and Reservoir Characterization for Determining Optimal Well Spacing in the Marcellus Shale P. Pankaj, P. Shukla, Schlumberger; P. Kavousi, T. Carr, West Virginia University
0930-1515 191785 Completions Integrating Propellant and Shaped Charges to Improve Frac Efficiency L.E. Albert, N. Nery, H. Prapoo, Allied-Horizontal Wireline Services; P. Dai, B. Qu, Ruitong Energy Technology; G. Jiang, D. Kwok, Areco Technology
0930-1515 191773 Drilling Improved Efficiency of a Nitrate Reducing Bacteria/Nitrate Treatment by the Incorporation of a Sulfate Reducing Bacteria Inhibitor K.P. Gawas, D. Safarian, H.T. Riley, J.W. Ogle, Halliburton
0930-1515 191805 Completions The Maximum Permissible Fracturing Pressure in Shale Gas Wells for Reducing Sustained Casing Pressure B. Guo, University of Louisiana At Lafayette; L. Shan, Northeast Petroleum University
10:00 - 11:30
06  Reservoir Engineering in Low Permeability Plays Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Neha Bansal - Anadarko Petroleum, Kyle Scott - Pioneer Natural Resources
Understanding both single-well and multi-well performance drivers is essential for optimizing development in unconventional reservoirs. This session highlights the use of integrated reservoir characterization to determine well performance drivers and to understand parent-child interactions. This session also explores the use of machine learning to understand inter-well interactions for potential real-time application.
Time Paper # Presentation
1000-1030 191782 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Understanding Development Drivers of Horizontal Wellbores in the Midland Basin B.V. Cherian, Premier Oilfield Group; M. Shoemaker, Callon Petroleum Company; S. Nwoko, S. Narasimhan, O. Olaoye, J. Iqbal, Premier Oilfield Group; J. Peacock, J. Becher, B. Ferguson, Callon Petroleum Company; N. Zakhour, Callon Petroleum Co.
1030-1100 191789 Completions Characterization of Fracture-Driven Interference and the Application of Machine Learning to Improve Operational Efficiency R. Klenner, G. Liu, H. Stephenson, G. Murrell, Baker Hughes a GE Company; N. Iyer, N. Virani, A. Charuvaka, GE Global Research
1100-1130 191799 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Time Dependent Depletion of Parent Well and Impact on Well Spacing in the Wolfcamp Delaware Basin C.W. Defeu, G.B. Garcia, E.A. Ejofodomi, D. Shan, F. Alimahomed, Schlumberger
Alternate 191795 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Workflow for Fracture Reconstruction and Uncertainty Analysis for Unconventional Reservoir Development B. Liang, Chevron N America Upstream; S. Du, Chevron Corporation
Alternate 191774 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Stimulated Oil Reservoir Volume Estimation of Prominent US Tight Oil Formations P. Panja, R. Velasco, M.D. Deo, University of Utah
11:45 - 13:00
SE02  Keynote Luncheon: Perspectives on Activities, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Permian Basin Ballroom
Speaker(s) Clay Gaspar - WPX Energy
Clay will provide his perspectives on the activities, challenges, and opportunities for the development and exploitation of unconventional, liquids-rich reservoirs on WPX Energy's assets in the Permian Basin.

About the Speaker:

Clay Gaspar is a proven leader in oil and gas. He has more than two decades of experience and is widely respected by peers and the investment community for his technical acumen.

He is the president and chief operating officer of WPX Energy where he oversees the company’s capital budget for drilling and development. Clay excels at change management and has helped lead WPX through a number of transformational events, including the company’s entry into the world-class Permian Basin.

Prior to WPX, he worked at some of the industry’s largest companies, including Newfield Exploration and Anadarko Petroleum. Clay is a registered professional engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in petroleum and geosciences engineering from The University of Texas.

13:15 - 14:45
07  Stimulation Design Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Farhan Alimahomed - Schlumberger, Raven Goswick - Cricondenbar Consulting
For the past few years, operators have intensified their investigation into what stimulation design parameters contribute to better producing wells. This has led to stimulation design being much more than pounds-per-foot and cluster spacing. Research into chemical performance, rock properties, and diversion techniques to name a few have come to the forefront of stimulation design. This session will focus on novel technologies currently being researched or utilized in unconventional horizontal stimulations.
Time Paper # Presentation
1315-1345 191801 Completions Investigation of the Interaction of Surfactant at Variable Salinity with Permian Basin Rock Samples: Completion Enhancement and Application for Enhanced Oil Recovery K. Park, D.S. Schechter, Texas A&M University
1345-1415 191770 Production & Operations Production Induced Stress Change Impact on Infill Well Flowback Operations in Permian Basin W. Zheng, L. Xu, T. Xu, P. Pankaj, S. Sinha, Schlumberger
1415-1445 191769 Completions Far-Field Diversion System Designed for Slickwater Fracturing L. Vigderman, A. Bogdan, L. Shen, D. Heller, T. Yeung, D. Fu, BJ Services
Alternate 191768 Completions Integrating Rock Properties and Fracture Treatment Data to Optimize Completions Design E. Bruesewitz, Hawkwood Energy; J.G. Iriarte Lopez, Well Data Labs; J. Mazza, C. Glaser, E. Marshall, Fracture ID; C.S. Brooks, Hawkwood Energy LLC
14:45 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:45
08  Panel: Enhanced Oil Recovery in Unconventional Plays: Where Do We Stand Today? Ballroom
Moderator(s) Bilu Cherian - Premier Oilfield Laboratories, Neha Bansal - Anadarko Petroleum
Speaker(s) Kory Holmes - Core Laboratories, Nagi Nagarajan - Hess Corporation, Peng Ye - Equinor
Despite growing global energy demand, today's unconventional plays only yield less than 25% of the estimated in-place volumes. With thousands of wells in the ground, we are still learning about the primary drivers for recovery in these reservoirs. The recent possible temporary plateau in improved oil recovery (IOR) technology has placed an emphasis on an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology that utilizes low-cost methods to add reserves by injecting natural gas. Data available through lab scale tests, simulation studies and a few pilot tests across multiple unconventional resources like Maverick, Williston, and Permian is limited. Press releases show a widespread interest in understanding and replicating success of key players in using gas injection for increasing production rates. It is yet to be determined whether those gains can be sustained long enough to add reserves across varying degrees of reservoir quality and economic constraints. This forum provides a platform to discuss key drivers, opportunities, challenges, and potential unknowns in understanding applicability of EOR to unconventional reservoirs.
16:45 - 17:00
SE03  Closing Session Ballroom
Moderator(s) Amber Voithofer - Elite Optimization, Raven Goswick - Cricondenbar Consulting
The program committee chairpersons will close the conference with a brief recap of the conference takeaways and provide a glimpse into 2019 plans.

Friday, September 07

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Water Treating for Shale Operations Petroleum Professional Development Center
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Kris Bansal

This course provides both an overview of water management and an in-depth look at critical issues related to sourcing (acquiring), reusing, recycling, and disposing of water in shale operations. The course starts with a background of shale operations and the different plays around North America. Transport, storage, reuse, and disposal options are described for different regions. The water management practices being used in the different regions are described and explained in terms of regional climate, type of shale, type of fracturing fluids being used, and the regional regulatory framework.

Topics Include:

  • Bacterial and scaling control

  • Pre-treatment and desalination

  • Why certain technologies work well and others do not 

  • Which technologies are suitable for which kind of fluid

  • Costs to use various technologies at well sites, well pads and clusters, and in centralized facilities

  • Lessons learned and best practices for all phases of the water management life cycle

  • Costs to use various technologies at well sites, well pads and clusters, and in centralized facilities

Learn more about this training course.