SPE Workshop: Innovative Arctic Technologies 20 - 21 Mar 2019 Scandic Harstad Harstad, Norway

Schedule

Wednesday, March 20

08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:00
Session One: Reservoir Management, Part One
Session Chairpersons Marco Haverl, Equinor

Effective reservoir management is a set of decisions and operations to maximize the reserves of a reservoir and thus adding value to the oil companies’ assets. It is involved in every phase of the reservoir life cycle from exploration to development and production and finally abandonment.

This session of the workshop invites the companies to give examples of reservoir management strategies, development solutions, plateau and lifetime extensions. Which state of the art techniques are applied in reservoir characterization, well placement, core and fluid analysis, reservoir monitoring, increased and enhanced oil recovery? How are ​the large amount of historical data and real-time data used to develop the understanding of the reservoir, to update reservoir models, to increase productivity and injectivity of the wells and finally to reduce uncertainties? And how do all these integrated measures result in an overall increase in recovery factor? 

11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Session Two: Reservoir Management, Part Two
Session Chairpersons Marco Haverl, Equinor

Effective reservoir management is a set of decisions and operations to maximize the reserves of a reservoir and thus adding value to the oil companies’ assets. It is involved in every phase of the reservoir life cycle from exploration to development and production and finally abandonment.

This session of the workshop invites the companies to give examples of reservoir management strategies, development solutions, plateau and lifetime extensions. Which state of the art techniques are applied in reservoir characterization, well placement, core and fluid analysis, reservoir monitoring, increased and enhanced oil recovery? How are ​the large amount of historical data and real-time data used to develop the understanding of the reservoir, to update reservoir models, to increase productivity and injectivity of the wells and finally to reduce uncertainties? And how do all these integrated measures result in an overall increase in recovery factor? 

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session Three: Inorganic Scale Management
Session Chairpersons Marius Stamnes, Scale Protection)

Present production and future field developments in the north of Norway are predominantly based on subsea templates that are tied back to floating installations. The wells’ reservoir sections are often long horizontals, and in addition, future developments will see several multilateral wells being drilled. This cause challenges to scale management. Long flowlines from wellheads to topside limit sampling and cause difficulties to the interpretation of the scale status due to commingled flow in flowlines from several producing wells. These issues cause uncertainty in identifying which wells are scaling and to verify successful placement of scale inhibitors in the pay zones. Monitoring and prevention strategies will be vital to avoid costly scale removal operations in these areas. Short turnaround from sampling to delivery and accelerating new technology and workflows within scale management is believed to be the key to successful scale management.

The program committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal on new advancements of:

  • scale monitoring methods and tools
  • scale removal methods and tools
  • preventive tools and chemistry
  • scale management strategies for subsea fields.
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
17:00 - 17:45

Thursday, March 21

09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:00
Session Five: Drilling & Wells, Part One
Session Chairpersons Kurt Jørgensen, OD; Inge Edvardsen, Baker Hughes

In the Drilling and Well section of the workshop, we focus the special challenges that are related to drilling wells in the near arctic environment on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The combination of location dependent conditions, deep water, karstified formation and shallow reservoirs give the operators and service companies new challenges that need to be solved. Additionally, are there particular requirements that need to be considered regarding HSE and well control in this harsh and vulnerable area?

Two oil fields have already been developed and in the coming years several more fields will be set in productions.

What have we learnt from the wells already drilled that could be used to enhance the way we plan and execute the upcoming field development in a cost-efficient way?

  • How to drill wells in the near arctic environment safe and cost efficiently
  • New technology is required for optimal placement of wells in a demanding drilling area
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Session Six: Drilling & Wells, Part Two
Session Chairpersons Kurt Jørgensen, OD; Inge Edvardsen, Baker Hughes

In the Drilling and Well section of the workshop, we focus the special challenges that are related to drilling wells in the near arctic environment on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The combination of location dependent conditions, deep water, karstified formation and shallow reservoirs give the operators and service companies new challenges that need to be solved. Additionally, are there particular requirements that need to be considered regarding HSE and well control in this harsh and vulnerable area?

Two oil fields have already been developed and in the coming years several more fields will be set in productions.

What have we learnt from the wells already drilled that could be used to enhance the way we plan and execute the upcoming field development in a cost-efficient way?

  • How to drill wells in the near arctic environment safe and cost efficiently
  • New technology is required for optimal placement of wells in a demanding drilling area
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session Seven: Exploration
Session Chairpersons John Even Lindgard, Octio

The Barents Sea is petroleum region with a significant potential. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has in the annual resource report estimated remaining undiscovered resources to be 4000 MSm3 o.e. on the Norwegian continental shelf, with the majority of this estimate existing in the Barents Sea. Going forward exploration in this area is one of the very key subjects for sustainable and environmentally friendly oil and gas production in Europe. 

The northern regions of the NCS consist of a wide range of geological conditions including Karstified Carbonates, regional uplift and shallow reservoirs to mention a few. The existing geology drives the demand for technology solutions and play models. Significant efforts are already made in the region leading to the success stories of fields like Snøhvit, Norne, Alta/Gotha, Goliat, Johan Castberg, Wisting and Aasta Hansteen, however, a very limited amount of well have been drilled and new areas has recently been opened for exploration.

The technical session in the workshop will focus on technology solutions and exploration strategies used in order to uncover the potential of the northern regions in a cost-effective environment where operators now are focusing on making also smaller hydrocarbon discoveries profitable.

15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30