SPE Workshop: Improved Decision-Making Through Tracer Technology 14 - 15 Mar 2018 Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi, UAE


Thursday, March 15

09:10 - 10:50
Session 4: Tracers for Heavy Oil and Unconventionals
Session Chairpersons Aimen Amer, Schlumberger; Jetzabeth Ramirez-Sabag, Mexican Oil Institute

The goal of this session is to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the tracer technology in thermal recovery and unconventional resources. Commercial thermal recovery projects are relatively new within the oil and gas industry, so there is limited data, by another hand, unconventional development has shifted from dry gas to multi-phase liquid flow, 10,000 ft. is the new standard for lateral length, completions designs, are five times more intense than five years ago, and oil is half the price. Because of this, is considerable value in sharing knowledge and ideas to help overcome these challenges with tracers.

Topics Suggestions:

  • Efficient recovery
  • Applied in steam flood
  • Characterising the properties
  • Tracer selection criteria
  • New tracers
  • Hydraulic fractures diagnosis
  • Method to understanding zonal contribution
  • Case studies