SPE Norway Subsurface Conference 22 Apr 2020 Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg Bergen, Norway
  • Host Organisation Equinor
  • Principal Sponsor LTI Let's Solve


Wednesday, April 22

08:00 - 09:00
Young Professional's Networking Breakfast Ibsen
Speaker(s) Morten Grini, Lundin Norway

The Student and Young Professionals Networking Breakfast is a dedicated event for students and young professionals under 35 years of age that forms a key part of the annual SPE Norway Subsurface Conference. Entry is open to all students and young professionals registered to attend the main conference. A young inspirational leader from the industry will share their learnings and insights from the early stages of their career and there will be an opportunity for attendees to network among their peers. 

About the Speaker:

Morten Grini
Director Drilling & Wells, Lundin Norway 

Morten graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1998 with a Master in Petroleum Technology.  He has 19 years experience with ExxonMobil in different drilling, completions and well work positions and close to thirteen years working in international assignments. Since mid 2017, he has held the position of Director Drilling & Wells in Lundin Norway AS working on exploration, development and the production of drilling campaigns from platforms, floaters, JU’s and land rigs. Morten has significant experience with high complexity extended reach drilling, and also high pressure, remote, arctic, subsea etc., across all stages of planning and execution.    ​

08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
01T  Drilling and Well I Alexandra
Session Chairpersons Thorbjørn Kaland - Western Norway University of Applied Science
This drilling session covers new technology and methodology concerning geosteering with green BHA, deep azimutal EM, designs that extend well life, improvement to barrier verification, and non-newtonian fluid flow measurement in open venturi channels. The variety of subjects provides an interesting update on different aspects of advanced drilling of challenging wells.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 200749 Well Design Changes Extend Well Life in Subsiding Overburden at Valhall From 7 to 24 Years T.G. Kristiansen, Aker BP ASA
1130-1200 200722 Logging and Geosteering with a Green BHA - Radioisotope-free LWD Formation Evaluation Including Deep Azimuthal EM and High-resolution Imaging in OBM M. Horstmann, Schlumberger; M. Firinu, Var Energi; C. Shrivastava, M. Baig, Schlumberger
1200-1230 200762 A New Approach to Barrier Verification A.F. Stein, Interwell Norway AS
Alternate 200741 Non-newtonian Fluid Flow Measurement in Open Venturi Channel Using Shallow Neural Network Time Series and Non-contact Level Measurement Radar Sensors N. Noori, T.I. Waag, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS; H. Viumdal, R. Sharma, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN); M.H. Jondahl, University of South-Eastern Norway; A. Jinasena, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN)
11:00 - 12:30
02T  Reservoir I Anitra
Session Chairpersons Saeed Fallah Bolandtaba - Wintershall Dea
This session focuses on the technologies and methods for improving recovery. The design and use of the inflow control devices on a thin oil rim reservoir in Alvheim field will be presented, which will allow us to evaluate how water alternating gas (WAG) method on an offshore reservoir with undersaturated oil can enhance the production. Lastly, the application of autonomous control devices for shutting off the gas and water production will be presented. This will be an exciting session that will enlighten you with new knowledge and inspire you!
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 200719 Attic Oil Recovery in Alvheim Field O. Urazovskaya, K. Langaas, E. Jeurissen, N. Gueze, Aker BP ASA
1130-1200 200727 Simulation Study for Field Implementation of WAG as Initial Drainage Strategy A. Larsen, Percon AS; T. Forland, Aker Energy; E. Oian, D. Jarlsby, Perecon AS
1200-1230 200718 How International Use of Autonomous Inflow Control Valve Can be Applied in the North Sea V. Mathiesen, H. Aakre, R.B. Brough, InflowControl
Alternate 200758 Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Adding Nanoparticles to Polymer Flooding in Water-wet Micromodels E. Rueda, University of Campinas; S.S. Akarri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; O. Torsaeter, Norwegian University of Science & Technology; R. B.Z.L. Moreno, University of Campinas
Alternate 200717 Topside Distributed Acoustic Sensing of Subsea Wells A. Ellmauthaler, J.L. Maida, G. Wilson, J. Bush, Halliburton
Alternate 200723 New Workflow Of The Facies Analysis And Prediction Based On Artificial Neural Network: A Case Study For The Mid-cretaceous Reservoir From The Supergiant Oil Field A.J. Al Ali, K.D. Stephen, A. Shams, Heriot-Watt University
11:00 - 12:30
03T  Optimising Operations Efficiency Nina
Session Chairpersons Alexander Shadchnev - Schlumberger
The age of AI heavily relies on constantly producing and improving algorithms to drive automation, optimisation and decision making. There are hundreds of wells to be safely plugged and abandoned in the coming years. A practical and innovative experience from the Gyda Field P&A campaign will be our first presentation. The session will also see presentations with a focus on new algorithms developments and practical applications of new tools to optimise planning and operations efficiency.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 200755 Innovative One Trip System Helps Qualifying Creeping Shale as Permanent Barrier for Plug and Abandonment of Wells on the Gyda Field E. Malde, Repsol; T.A. Stokkeland, Archer; P. Staveland, Y. Frøyland, S.J. Dybvik, J. Jacobsen, Repsol; S. Opedal, Archer; T.K. Vatn, Repsol
1130-1200 200720 A Structured Approach of Reliability Demonstration Test in the Development of Electro-hydraulic Remotely Operated Downhole Control Device for Increased Operations Efficiency J. Chakkungal, M. Christie, P. Shrivastava, Halliburton
1200-1230 200754 A Fast Algorithm for Integrated Asset Modeling P.R. Cunningham, J.F. McCann, Serafim Ltd; M. Bouhdaid, Royal Dutch/Shell Group
Alternate 200745 Driving Operations Efficiency Through Right Skilling and Remote Operations A. Khan, I.B. Hamre, A. Nabili, Baker Hughes
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
04T  Drilling and Well II Alexandra
Session Chairpersons Oystein Arild - University of Stavanger
This session will cover perspectives on autonomous drilling by learning from other industries, advances in automation of the drilling fluid process, cement systems designed for long lifetimes, data analysis of non-productive time and reflections on industry-academia collaboration. Authors have been selected from a range of academics, small and large companies, which will open for great discussions.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 200738 Autoviscosity - A Vital Step Towards Automation of the Drilling Fluid Process on Drilling Rigs K. Bjorkevoll, M. Aghito, B. Lund, SINTEF; B. Blom-Jensen, G. Torpe, National Oilwell Varco; J. Brevik, Equinor; A. Fjogstad, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1400-1430 200732 A Drilling Company's Perspective on Non Productive Time (NPT) due to Well Stability Issues N. Krygier, A.O. Solarin, Maersk Drilling; I. Orozova-Bekkevold, Technical University of Denmark
1430-1500 200724 How to Develop and Improve Industry - Academia Relations T. Kaland, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Alternate 200721 Autonomous Drilling - Technology Adaptation From Self-driving Cars And Ships K. Bjorkevoll, SINTEF; L. Perera, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Alternate 200753 Effect of Long-Term Aging in Carbonated Brine on Mechanical Properties of a Novel Cement System with an Expandable Agent J. Todorovic, N.V. Opedal, B. Werner, SINTEF; J. Clausen, A.J. Kvassnes, ReStone AS
13:30 - 15:00
05T  Reservoir II Anitra
Session Chairpersons Olaf Fleischer - Neptune Energy, Alexander Shadchnev - Schlumberger
The session will focus on technology advancements that improve efficiency in tools design, field P&A operations and field operations optimisation. The authors will share their deep research on the subjects, findings and practical experience.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 200735 Implementation of Ensemble-based Reservoir Modelling on the ÆRfugl Field Ø. Tveteraas, G. Vey, A. Hjellbakk, Aker BP; K. Wojnar, Resoptima AS
1400-1430 200737 A Novel Approach To Well Inflow Modelling Using Computational Fluid Dynamics For Balder And Ringhorne Fields H. Samosir, T. Hansen, Vår Energi; M.T. Byrne, L. Djayapertapa, Lloyd's Register
1430-1500 200759 When Can a Stock-tank Oil be a Condensate? K.K. Meisingset, A. Cely, C. Bergo, T. Yang, Equinor ASA
Alternate 200729 Investigation of the Efficiency of Polymer-coated Silica Nanoparticles for Oil Recovery with Excluding the Pore Structure Effect M. Omran, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; O. Torsaeter, Norwegian University of Science & Technology; S.S. Akarri, A. Bila, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Alternate 200763 Hierarchical Characterization and Modelling of Deep-water Slope Channel Reservoirs K. Soni, T. Manzocchi, P. Haughton, M. Carneiro, University College Dublin
13:30 - 15:00
06T  Digitalisation Nina
Session Chairpersons Jan-Erik Nordtvedt - Epsis, Erlend H Vefring - NORCE
Digital technologies like digital twins, big data, machine learning, automation and cloud computing enable improved work processes and value creation. Application of digital technologies to several field cases will be presented. This session will give insight into a digital transformation process for the Brage field, how to extract information from unstructured data like well reports, and a digital solution for event detection and support of mitigating actions for production from the Valhall field.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 200728 The Digitalization Journey of the Brage Digital Twin P. Kronberger, P. Dabrowski, Wintershall Dea GmbH
1400-1430 200750 Search And Contextualization Of Unstructured Data: Examples From The Norwegian Continental Shelf C. Caso, Cognite AS
1430-1500 200731 Digital Oilfield a Novel Approach for Protecting Base Production of a North Sea Tight Chalk Reservoir K.G. Jenkins, D. Shchekotov, A.R. Burgos, AkerBP
Alternate 200726 Application of Machine Learning in Offset Well Planning K. Adlakha, N.M. larssen, M. Tvedt, E. Lyngvi, Pro Well Plan AS
Alternate 200740 Digital Twins for Optimal Drilling Operations with Application to a North Sea Oil Field M. Gharib Shirangi, K.S. Sims, E. Furlong, Baker Hughes
Alternate 200760 Machine Learning for Fast U and O Workflows in EOR Flooding Simulation B. Samson, Schlumberger; C.J. Marooney, Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc; S.N. Godefroy, S. Sheth, Schlumberger
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
07T  Drilling and Well III Alexandra
Session Chairpersons Fredrik Varpe - Equinor
Aging assets and higher depletion levels mean increased challenges in terms of operations, well integrity and drilling operations. In such cases, high quality in planning and execution of well operations are very important. This session will give you insight into an approach in the planning phase, which focuses on the key elements affecting reservoir stress path, and subsequently, how our operational windows change with depletion/time. To manage a narrow window pressure margin sometimes require the use of Managed Pressure Drilling. You will gain insight into how deep reinforcement learning (DRL), machine learning (ML) in combination with a physics-based model can be used in these operations.
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 200757 Deep Reinforcement Learning Applied To Managed Pressure Drilling M.L. Arnø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; O.M. Aamo, Norwegian University of Science & Technology; J. Godhavn, Equinor ASA
1600-1630 200734 Hybrid Approach for Drilling Automation M. Aghito, K. Bjorkevoll, A. Albert, SINTEF
1630-1700 200742 Reservoir Depletion Challenges - A Geomechanics Workflow Focused on Optimizing Late-life Field Development N. Thompson, L. Renli, Equinor ASA
Alternate 200739 Materials for Well Integrity M. Kamali, M. Khalifeh, A. Saasen, University of Stavanger; L.P. Delabroy, Aker BP ASA
Alternate 200751 Drill Bit Design Mitigates Consequences of Well Collision T. Verås, Halliburton; R. Bacon, T.H. Årvik, Aker BP ASA
15:30 - 17:00
08T  Reservoir III Anitra
Session Chairpersons Nils Andre Aarseth - Aker BP, Olaf Fleischer - Neptune Energy
In this session you will learn how introducing a high-frequency azimuthal sonic LWD tool helps improve compressional velocity processing in formations with harsh logging conditions. A case study on how the error of rock physics modelling is reduced for 4D seismic by machine learning will also be presented. A paper on optimising the well placement from machine learning methods will also be shared.
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 200761 Accounting for Model Errors of Rock Physics Models in 4D Seismic History Matching Problems: A Perspective of Machine Learning X. Luo, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS; R. Lorentzen, NORCE; T. Bhakta, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
1600-1630 200743 Optimize Well Economic Limits Using Ensemble-based Optimization on Olympus Field Y. Chang, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS; G. Nævdal, R.J. Lorentzen, NORCE
1630-1700 200748 A Revolution in Performance Using a GPU Based Simulator J. Siavoshi, Husky Energy; K. Esler, K. Mukundakrishnan, R. Gandham, Stone Ridge Technology
Alternate 200725 High-frequency, Azimuthal, Sonic LWD Tool Helps Improve Compressional Velocity Processing in Formations with Harsh Logging Conditions: Case Study A. Abdulkarim, Halliburton
Alternate 200752 Optimal Well Placement Using Machine Learning Methods: Multiple Reservoir Scenarios M. Mousavi, S. Sadeghnejad, Tarbiat Modares University; H. Jabbari, University of North Dakota
15:30 - 17:00
09T  Production and Well Operations Nina
Session Chairpersons Katinka Dahlberg - FMC Technologies Inc, Tom Rune Koloy - National Oilwell Varco
This session presents research and real field experience on key topics related to production and well operations. The session will discuss Well Failure modelling to improve well safety and production efficiency, review the use of Dynamic Simulation modelling to understand well startup failures and present the learnings gathered from 10 years of field experience with Autonomous Inflow Control Devices (AICDs).
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 200744 Development and Practical Application of an Analytical Well Failure Model that Improves Well Safety and Production Efficiency S. Girling, J. McIntosh, Girling McIntosh; P. Lumbye, Total E&P Qatar; H. Nielsen, S. Patterson, P. Lutzen, Total E&P Denmark
1600-1630 200736 Use Dynamic Simulation to Diagnose the Startup Failure of a Long Horizontal Well in the North Sea B. Hu, Aker Solutions
1630-1700 200730 A Holistic Review of 10 Years Installation of Autonomous Inflow Control Devices, Case Studies and Lessons Learnt M. MoradiDowlatabad, Tendeka BV; M.R. Konopczynski, Tendeka Inc; A. Green, Tendeka BV
Alternate 200746 A Rapid, Simple, Portable Tool to Design and Analyze the Value of Inflow Control Devices (ICD) and Autonomous Inflow Control Devices (AICD) B. Prakasa, G. Corona Cortes, C. Allen, Halliburton
17:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 21:00
Dinner (Optional)

Three-course dinner available at an additional cost of NOK 950 (plus tax).

The conference dinner is a set 3-course meal that includes 3 drinks (wine/beer/mineral water). A paid bar will be open after dinner for those that wish to stay longer for networking and meeting with peers and colleagues.