Monday, November 18
This 1-day course is an introduction to design and optimization of Flow-Control-Devices (FCDs) in horizontal wells in Thermal Recovery Operations. The interaction between reservoir and FCD, and design charts created to evaluate the response of the FCD are discussed.
- Different types of the Flow-Control-Devices defining their characteristic curves, and Operating Principles of FCDs.
- The review of previous use of the Flow-Control-Devices in Canadian SAGD projects: pros and cons.
- Understanding the critical flow in orifice, venturri and several other types of FCDs.
- Effects of steam quality on Inflow- Control-Devices (ICD) and Outflow-Control-Devices (OCD).
- Liquid Pool modeling: a method to calculate the liquid pool level from temperature profile in observation wells will be discussed, and an algebraic equation for liquid pool depletion based on wellbore drawdown, subcool and emulsion productivity is generated and discussed in practical examples. A minimum subcool concept (or target reservoir subcool) is discussed and calculated as a function of skin and pressure draw-down.
- Liner-Deployed FCDs modeling: The formulation and physics govern restriction-type (Nozzle and Orifice), frictional-type and several other types of FCDs are presented. The FCD and liquid pool systems are coupled, and pressure drop across the FCD and liquid pool are compared through examples.
- Tubing-Deployed FCDs: There will be a presentation on, pros and cons, how to identify wells for tubing deployed FCDs, points to consider and several key design parameters. Examples will be used.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
- Become familiar with fundamentals of multi-phase flow in pipe
- Be able to read and understand the FCD characteristic curves
- Be able to optimize a FCD for a given producer
- Be able to carry out simple nodal analysis for SAGD producer
- Become familiar with fundamentals of steam trap control and minimum subcool concept
- Understanding benefits and limitations of implementation of FCDs for SAGD producer
Tuesday, November 19
Opening Keynote Panel
This keynote session will look at Canada’s thermal industry from a local, national, and global perspective, and the challenges we face getting our product to market. The world needs our oil for transportation, housing, consumer products, the reduction of energy poverty in developing countries, and much more. As an industry we constantly improve our technology and methods of thermal extraction. We operate under the world’s highest regulatory and environmental standards to meet energy demand in a safe and sustainable way. And yet our market access options are limited and faced with obstacles. Why aren’t we acknowledged for leading the world with our HSE policies and high environmental standards? When will our efforts be enough to show our government and the world that we should be the supplier of choice? Where do we fit into the current political landscape? And when will market access issues be solved?
- Mike MacSween, EVP Upstream, Suncor Energy
- Deborah Yedlin, Chancellor, University of Calgary
- Gordon Lambert, CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator
University of Calgary
Alberta Energy Regulator
|1000-1030||198682||Framework for Defining Thermal Cycle Severity and Assessing Impacts on Thermal Well Intermediate Casing System Integrity|
|1030-1100||198701||Enhancement of Current Methodologies Used for Tubular Connection Product Line Validation|
|1100-1130||198699||Evaluating Temperature Rate Near the Wellbore Considering Slow Warm-up Case for a SAGD Producer Well with Different Completion Configurations Using Dynamic Flow Simulations|
|1130-1200||Lessons Associated with the Implantation of Strain-Based Full Scale Testing and the Thermal Well Connection Evaluation Protocol|
|Alternate||198684||Sources of Strain Localization in Thermal Wells and Managing the Risks They Introduce through Engineering Design|
Overview of CSA Z624 – Well Integrity Management for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry Systems
Presenter: Isaac Khallad, CSA Z624 Technical Committee Chair
|1330-1400||199787||Silicate-Activated Geopolymer Alternatives to Portland Cement for Thermal Well Integrity|
|1400-1430||198683||Quantifying 2D and 3D Fracture Leakage Pathways Observed in Wellbore Cement after Uniaxial Compressive Loading|
|1430-1500||198919||Foam Formulation for High Temperature SAGD Applications|
|1530-1600||198688||Application of High Temperature Coatings for Near-Surface Corrosion Mitigation on SAGD Wells|
|1600-1630||Mitigation of Near Surface Corrosion Using Potassium Silicate|
|1630-1700||Using Externally Coated Casing to Mitigate Shallow External Corrosion|
|Alternate||198703||Corrosion Failure and Control of Carbon Steel and Anti-Corrosion Performance Evaluation of Candidate Materials in Thermal Applications|
|Alternate||198921||Lifetime Tubular Design: Combining Effects of Corrosion and Mechanical Wear|
Wednesday, November 20
Enhancing Operations in Oil and Gas through Artificial Intelligence
Presenters: Kyle Christie and Zaman Forootan, Deloitte
|0900-0930||Application of DTS Fiber in a Greenfield SAGD Start-Up|
|0930-1000||198685||Prognostics Thermal Well Management-A Review on Wellbore Monitoring and the Application of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for Steam Breakthrough Detection|
|1030-1100||198700||Evaluation Implementation and Operations of an FCD for SAGD Producer Wells|
|1100-1130||198698||Horizontal Steam Injection Liner Deployed Flow Control Device Design Development and Testing|
|1130-1200||198696||Best Practices in Design of Steam Splitters for Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Injection Wells|
|Alternate||Flow Control Device Testing for NCG Coinjection Optimization|
|1330-1400||Geomechanics 101-Basic Concepts for Understanding Its Effects on Thermal Well Integrity and Design|
|1400-1430||198693||Geomechanical Simulations to Design Well Integrity|
|1430-1500||Geomechanical Numerical and Experimental Studies to Address Complex Challenges of Thermal Well Behavior|
Breakout Group 1: Role of Geomechanics on Thermal Well Design and Long-Term Integrity
Moderators: Todd Zahacy and Lawrence Jonker
Location: Edward Beatty
This interactive breakout session will allow attendees to explore and expand on the topics presented in session six: Geomechanics, as well as other topics related to the interaction and the role that formation geomechanical properties have on the design, construction, operating practices and long-term integrity of thermal wells.
Topics that may be explored include: key geomechanical factors (i.e., mechanical, thermal, compositional and pore fluid properties) that should be considered in the well design (e.g., wellbore orientation, trajectory and cement system selection and placement practices); how formation properties affect the initial ‘as-built’ quality of the constructed well; how the downhole isolation barrier elements and structural components are affected by the operating practices and thermal-mechanical loading (e.g., recovery strategy, heating and cooling rates); how characterization, monitoring and simulation tools can be used to assess and mitigate geomechanics-influenced damage mechanisms, susceptibilities and the risks of associated with such failures; and considerations for the late-life (thermal), post-steam, decommissioning and post-decommissioning phases of the well’s life.
Breakout Group 2: External Casing Corrosion in Thermal Wells
Moderators: Blair Temple, Ronny Lee, Scott Pruett and Tanner Ottaway
Location: Van Horne AExternal casing corrosion can pose a significant threat to casing integrity, if present, therefore monitoring for it is required. Well design, installation and operational strategies can also play a role in introducing corrosion especially in casing strings that are classified as primary pressure barrier, namely intermediate or production casing. This breakout session will provide an opportunity to hear and express specific cases and the associated risks from a broad perspective. We will be discussing the different techniques used to identify the corrosion behavior and the underlying factors that contribute to inception and development. We will discuss specific concepts and strategies around assessing the risk and which mitigation strategies are working or not working well. This session offers an excellent platform for collaboration with peers who are actively working these issues and introducing others to the risk factors within this subject. We encourage attendees to bring specific conditions, examples, experiences, and questions. We look forward to a great discussion.
Breakout Group 3: Liner integrity, Key Metrics from Design to Installation to Operation
Moderators: Mark Chartier, Kousha Gohari, Jesse Stevenson and Gina Wozney
Location: Baron Shaughnessy
Liner integrity is one of the leading causes for expensive workovers, redrill and sidetrack operations. As thermal design has matured, and increasingly challenging pay is encountered, designs continue to evolve. What key failure mechanisms are currently causing wells to fail prematurely, and how are they being evaluated or what enhancements to design have been made to address those issues. Are they working? And what new challenges and risks do those changes create? Several companies have deployed flow control devices (FCDs) as a means to improve productivity or deal with hot spots, and mitigate steam coning related failure, which will be a focal point of the discussion. How do FCDs change the design basis considering sand control, installation loading, and operating methodology? In this session we will provide a forum to discuss the evolution of liner design, highlight new challenges and the ways they are being addressed. We’ll lay it all on the table and allow the attendees to drive towards key issues based on their experience, and is being done to make the next step forward.
Thursday, November 21
Keynote Presentation 1:
Methane Emissions Reduction, Summary of Requirements
Presenter: Lindsay Campbell, Alberta Energy Regulator
Keynote Presentation 2:
Aera Ambassador Program - Humanizing Our Industry
Presenter: Tanner Ottaway, Aera Energy LLC
|0900-0930||198687||Well Integrity Issues-Extreme High-Pressure High-Temperature Wells and Geothermal Wells (A Review)|
|0930-1000||198690||Double Barrier Strategy for Heavy Oil Producer Well in the South of Oman|
|1030-1100||Case Study on the Performance of Slotted vs Precision Punched vs Wire Wrapped Liners|
|1100-1130||Thermal Gate Valve Overpressure Analysis and New Design|
Field Application of Tubing Deployed Inflow Control Devices (ICDs) to Repair Liner Failures in SAGD Completions-Diagnosis, Design, Deployment and Outcome
|1330-1400||198704||An Overview of the Field Performance of Tubing Deployed Flow Control Devices in the Surmont SAGD Project|
|1400-1430||198695||SAGD Circulation Strategy Utilizing Flow Control Devices|
|1430-1500||198697||Effective Reservoir Management with Flow Control Devices for SAGD Producer Wells in Mackay River|