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Monday, September 28

08:00 - 12:00
Training Course: Overview of SAGD Analytical Models and Their Assumptions and Limitations
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Mazda Irani

This course is an introduction to Butler assumptions and mathematical principles and its limitations and also briefly discusses other studies which address steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil production and SOR evaluation. In this course there will be examples using Excel spreadsheets.

 

Topics:

  • SAGD Operation: The course starts with short definition of SAGD process and how different stage of it will be operated.
  • SAGD Heat Transfer: Heat-transfer mechanisms are pivotal to the SAGD process. In this section different temperature models and their consideration with respect to conduction and convection are discussed:
    • Butler Temperature Model
    • Sharma Gates Convection Model
    • Irani and Ghannadi Convection Model
  • Butler Production Model: The derivation of oil production using Butler is discussed. Finally assumptions in “Original Butler model”, TANDRAIN and LINDRAIN models will be discussed and evaluated:
    • Butler Plateau Model (i.e., “Original Butler model”, TANDRAIN and LINDRAIN)
    • Butler Ramp-up Model
    • Discussion on Steam Interface Velocity in “Original Butler model”, TANDRAIN and LINDRAIN models, and its comparison to field data.
    • m exponent factor discussion
  • SOR Discussion: Heat conservation concept and the basis of different SOR analytical models are presented:
    • Reis SOR Model
    • Edmunds and Peterson (2007)
    • Miura and Wang (2012) Model

 

Learning Objectives:

  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understanding heat transfer in SAGD operation.
  • Understanding limitations of Butler and other analytical models.
  • Assumptions made in SAGD analytical models.
  • Optimizations made in forecasting models.

 

Special Requirements: 

  • Personal Computer
  • High-Speed Internet Connection
  • Search Engine (Google preferred)

0.4 CEUs will be awarded for this course.

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08:00 - 12:00
Training Course: Considerations for Thermal Well Design
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Mark Chartier

Tubular structures in thermal applications are subject to unique design challenges that cannot be addressed with conventional methods. In conventional design, the structure “fails” when thermally induced loads yield the pipe, but thermal wells often must operate under such conditions and industry experience demonstrates that wells can do so reliably. Designing a structure that remains stable requires knowledge of strain-based design: the distinction between strength and stiffness, the effects of variability in strength and stiffness, load path dependencies, post-yield material behavior, and strain localization. Collateral considerations for resistance to environmental effects, geomechanical loads and production management can also challenge intuition developed in conventional well design. In this course, participants will learn to “think strain, not stress” for well structure design and gain exposure to other aspects of thermal well design.

Learning Objectives:

This course provides an introduction to subsurface well design for thermally stimulated wells, including discussion of why design approaches for thermal wells must differ from conventional approaches. The concept of strain-based design will be explored, focusing first on the design needs for a successful thermal well design and second on raising awareness of other situations where casing loads can exceed yield (e.g. wells passing through unstable geology or producing from compacting reservoirs).

Topics:

  • Mechanical properties for thermal OCTG
  • Casing and Liner design considerations
  • Connections for thermal stimulation
  • Considerations for environmental exposure
  • Production management topics pertinent to liner design

0.4 CEUs will be awarded for this course.

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08:00 - 12:00
Training Course: Application of Machine Learning in the Unconventional Tight/Shale Reservoir Development
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Dr. Shengnan (Nancy) Chen

Machine learning has been successfully used in various engineering disciplines. Nowadays, large amount of data related to reservoir properties, drilling, completion, and production is routinely collected in the upstream oil and gas operation, which can be further analyzed to optimize the field operations and improve the reservoir performance. This course starts with the basic Machine Learning concepts, application workflows and the supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms. The commonly used algorithms in both categories such as Clustering, Artificial Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Support Vector Machine will be presented, allowing participants to reach a clear understanding on their strengths. Specific examples will be discussed to demonstrate the application of each algorithm in the development of unconventional tight/shale reservoirs. The course is devoted to field applications of this technology with a focus on reservoir characterization, production analysis and prediction, and recovery enhancement.

Topics:

  • Introduction of Machine Learning concepts
  • A typical workflow to design and develop a Machine Learning project
  • Feature selection
  • Supervised learning algorithms
  • Unsupervised learning algorithms
  • Machine learning applications in the reservoir characterization in tight/shale formations
  • Machine learning applications in productivity prediction and recovery enhancement in tight/shale reservoirs

Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to have a good understanding of the characteristics of the machine learning approaches and be able to use them to identify potential application domains in the upstream oil and gas industry. They will acquire detailed knowledge of the popularly used machine learning algorithms and the workflow to employ these algorithms to solve petroleum engineering problems. Finally, they will see the demonstrations of different machine learning algorithms to reservoir characterization, production analysis, well productivity forcast, and recovery enhancement in tight/shale reservoirs.

0.4 CEUs will be awarded for this course.


Special Requirements: 

  • Personal Computer
  • High-Speed Internet Connection
  • Search Engine (Google preferred)

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13:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Methane Emission Measurement & Mitigation (MEMM)
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Darcy Spady, Jackson Hegland

This session will review the relevant methane regulations in the Canadian jurisdictions relevant to oil and gas production and the consequent action/strategies producers need to implement over the next three months to ensure they are compliant come January 1, 2020. The session will include a view of best practices and field-proven methane reduction technology case studies. In particular, the session will include two technical discussions regarding the most time-critical components of methane management compliance – fugitive emission leak detection and compressor seal vent gas measurement. Finally, the session will end with a look at the data management requirements under the forthcoming regulations (MMR - measurement, monitoring, reporting).

0.4 CEUs will be awarded for this course.

Special Requirements: 

  • Personal Computer
  • High-Speed Internet Connection
  • Search Engine (Google preferred)

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13:00 - 17:00
Training Course: An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Aaron Burton

Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This course focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Participants will learn the different types of multistage completion options and how they compare in different applications. They will also get an overview of low-permeability plays and learn the basics of hydraulic fracturing and refracturing.

Topics:

  • An overview of applications that require multistage hydraulic fracturing
  • The basics of hydraulic fracturing and refracturing theory and design
  • Evolution of multistage completions
  • Wellbore completion options for multistage hydraulic fracturing
    • Plug-and-perf completions
    • Ball-activated completion systems (frac sleeves)
    • Coiled-tubing-activated completions systems (annular fracturing)
  • New multistage completion technologies
  • Benefits and considerations for each completion system
  • Application specific solutions for wellbore completion design
  • Refracturing options for existing wells

0.4 CEUs will be awarded for this course.

Special Requirements: 

  • Personal Computer
  • High-Speed Internet Connection
  • Search Engine (Google preferred)

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13:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Shale and Tight Reservoir Technical Analysis
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Steve Hennings

This course covers the essential concepts and techniques applied in evaluating hydrocarbon storage and productivity potential in shale and tight reservoirs, with an emphasis on practical methods uncommon to conventional reservoir analysis. The limitations and advantages of the different techniques will be illustrated through examples compiled from actual evaluation studies in several different basins. The pace and content of the course is intended for those looking to gain a solid understanding of unconventional reservoir concepts who are already very familiar with reservoir evaluation techniques for conventional oil & gas reservoirs.

Topics:

  • Unconventional reservoir factors having the largest impact on well productivity and hydrocarbon storage
  • Quality control analysis and applications for unconventional core test data
  • Well spacing concepts and optimization
  • Geochemical and electric log considerations
  • Factors generating sweet spots
  • Geologic factors impacting the success of frac treatments

0.4 CEUs will be awarded for this course.

Special Requirements: 

  • Personal Computer
  • High-Speed Internet Connection
  • Search Engine (Google preferred)

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Tuesday, September 29

09:00 - 10:30
Opening Keynote Session - Changing the Way We Work – How Should Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry Adapt to the Energy Mix of the Future?

Moderator(s):

Dinara Millington
VP Research
Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI)

Speaker(s):

Scott McNally
Green Energy Advisor
Crescent Point Energy

Roman Tanner
Vice President
Co-Head A&D
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Polarized public perception has made initiating hydrocarbon development projects in Western Canada increasingly complex. The upstream industry must take a holistic view and improve investment performance in economic, safety, environmental, social, and governance considerations. Please join us for a discussion with diverse perspectives about how development of viscous and tight resources can adopt new ways of working to fit into the energy mix of the future. We will hear from a range of perspectives, including those from business leaders and innovators from outside and within the energy industry, from environmental commentators, from government, and from the financial sector.

11:00 - 12:30
SS 01: International Heavy Oil Panel
Speaker(s) Walid Naddaf, Chevron; Qi Jiang, Southwest Petroleum University

Session Chairperson(s):
Marty Lastiwka, Suncor Energy; Sahar Ghannadi, University of Calgary

Panelists:

  • Walid Naddaf, Chevron
  • Qi Jiang, Southwest Petroleum University

5.6 trillion barrels of heavy-oil and extra-heavy oil resources are estimated worldwide in more than 100 countries: this is a massive resource which faces major challenges. In this session heavy oil experts from different countries will talk about their innovations, technologies, workflows and challenges to cater to the current and future demand for energy and oil-based products. The purpose of this panel is to illustrate how cost management and cutting-edge technological processes and innovations are enabling heavy oil and extra heavy oil to remain a viable energy in fueling the future while stewarding to achieve regional and global societal and environmental objectives. This constitutes a great opportunity for getting professionals together to share their vision and experiences regarding heavy oil developments around the world, providing insight into production optimisation and financial viability.

 

11:00 - 12:30
HO01  Characterization
Session Chairpersons Apostolos Kantzas - University of Calgary, Bruce James - Consultant
This session will explore new, advanced ways of characterising oils sands reservoirs.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 199911 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Scale Up of Multi-Phase Flow Properties from Micro to Core Scale F. Bashtani, University of Calgary; Joint Venture, Ashaw Energy and Baker Hughes; A. Kantzas, University of Calgary; PERM Inc
1130-1200 199941 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Interpretation of Electromagnetic Wave Penetration and Absorption for Different Reservoir Mineralogy (Quartz-Rich, Limestone-Rich, and Clay-rich) and at High and Low Water Saturation Values for A Bitumen Reservoir M.K. Morte, H.M. Alhafidh, B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
1200-1230 199961 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Measurement of Concentration-Dependent Diffusion Coefficient of Gaseous Solvents in Bitumen M. Khalifi, M. Zirrahi, H. Hassanzadeh, J. Abedi, University of Calgary
Alternate 199940 Reservoir Description & Dynamics SAGD Efficiency Improvement Using Chemicals: A Visual Analysis for Proper Chemical Formulation and Optimal Injection Strategies R. Pratama, J. Huang, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
Alternate 199959 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact of Carbonates on Reaction Kinetics of a Bitumen Combustion C. Pope, University of Rochester; N.B. Ismail, B. Hascakir, L. Zhang, Texas A&M University
11:00 - 12:30
PS01  Knowledge Sharing ePoster I
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 199940 Reservoir Description & Dynamics SAGD Efficiency Improvement Using Chemicals: A Visual Analysis for Proper Chemical Formulation and Optimal Injection Strategies R. Pratama, J. Huang, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta
Alternate 199959 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact of Carbonates on Reaction Kinetics of a Bitumen Combustion C. Pope, University of Rochester; N.B. Ismail, B. Hascakir, L. Zhang, Texas A&M University
13:30 - 15:00
HO02  Enhanced Oil Recovery
Session Chairpersons Mohammad Kariznovi - Suncor Energy, Raushan Kumar - Chevron Corporation
This session focuses on alternative methods to steam/solvent-based recovery processes for heavy oil reservoirs. The objective is to evaluate the performance of these recovery techniques using the experimental and modeling approach. The ideas and concepts will be presented and can be used for design, optimization and implementation the process in the field.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 199921 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Thermal Stability of Acrylamide-Based Polymers at High Temperature and High Salinity H. Song, G.A. Pope, K.K. Mohanty, The University of Texas At Austin
1400-1430 199909 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effects of Oil Viscosity and Injection Velocity on Imbibition Displacement in Sandstones D. Arab, University of Calgary; A. Kantzas, Perm Inc; S.L. Bryant, The University of Texas At Austin
1430-1500 199910 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Feasibility of Electromagnetic Heating for Oil Sand Reservoirs D. Ji, China University of Geosciences(Beijing); T.G. Harding, Z. Chen, M. Dong, University of Calgary; H. Liu, Computer Modelling Group; Z. Li, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
Alternate 199966 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Underlying Physics of Heavy Oil Recovery by Gas Injection: An Experimental Parametric Analysis When Oil Exists in the Form of Oil Based Emulsion R. Pratama, M. Mohammed, L. Lin, G. Istratescu, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta; A. Badamchi Zadeh, M. Anderson, C. Patterson, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
13:30 - 15:00
PS02  Knowledge Sharing ePoster II
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 199966 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Underlying Physics of Heavy Oil Recovery by Gas Injection: An Experimental Parametric Analysis When Oil Exists in the Form of Oil Based Emulsion R. Pratama, M. Mohammed, L. Lin, G. Istratescu, T. Babadagli, University of Alberta; A. Badamchi Zadeh, M. Anderson, C. Patterson, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Alternate 199916 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Pore-Scale Investigation of Solvent-Assisted Thermal Processes for Heavy Oil and Bitumen Recovery - Mass Transfer and Condensation Mixing B. Bayestehparvin, VMG, A Schlumberger Technology; S.S. Farouq Ali, University of Houston; M. Kariznovi, University of Calgary; O. Mohammadzadeh, Schlumberger - Doll Research
15:15 - 16:45
SS 04: Methane Emission Panel
Moderator(s) Darcy Spady, Carbon Connect International; Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes Canada

Session Chairperson(s):
Darcy Spady, Carbon Connect International; Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes Canada

This panel will provide a high-level review of the current regulatory landscape in Canada as well as what is evolving globally. Discussion will be on how Canadian oil and gas producers and technology providers are managing their methane emissions in light of evolving regulations and financing requirements. They will discuss the best available technology types on the market today plus any ongoing research in cost-effective emissions leak detection technologies. From clean well-site design to large-scale technology testing, the panel will discuss how and why they are taking action on reducing their methane emissions.

Panelists:

  1. Gerald Palanca, Alberta Energy Regulator
  2. Brian Van Vliet, Spartan Controls
  3. Wayne Hillier, Modern West Advisory
15:15 - 16:45
HO03  Flow Control Devices
Session Chairpersons Spencer Taubner - Noetic Engineering, Anjani Kumar - Computer Modelling Group
This session will explore the use of flow control devices (FCDs) in steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) applications. Topics covered will include FCD design for thermal processes, results of laboratory testing, and new modelling techniques. Attendees will leave with new insights into the complexities of SAGD and the potential offered by FCDs.
Time Paper # Presentation
1515-1545 199962 Production & Operations A Subcool Reactive ICD for Optimization of SAGD Wells A. Kendall, O. Becerra Moreno, K. Gohari, Baker Hughes
1545-1615 199929 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Productivity Index for SAGD Producers During Steam-Flashing: Coning Model I and Ii M. Irani, Ashaw Energy
1615-1645 200023 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Retrospective Validation of The Robustness of Reservoir Simulation Predictions M.A. Habib, ConocoPhillips Canada; K. Joslin, Computer Modelling Group

Wednesday, September 30

09:00 - 10:30
SS 06: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

Session Chairperson(s):
Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes Canada

Canada is a global leader in the field of CCUS, being home to three of the world’s leading CCSU projects: Shell’s fully integrated Quest project, Aquistore's project at the Boundary Dam, and the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line. However, the petroleum industry is under significant pressure to improve its environmental performance while investing in new technology development and maintaining economic competitiveness. This special session will include topics regarding the CCUS progress to date, present challenges, and requirements for a sustainable future.

Presentations:

  1. Negative Emissions + Positive Energy: How Canada’s Oil & Gas Industry Can Reverse Climate Change
    • Steven Bryant, University of Calgary
  2. The Quest CCS Operation - The Road to 5 Million Tonnes
    • Sarah Kassam, Shell Canada
  3. The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line As An Enabler To EOR
    • Jeff Pearson, Wolf Midstream

09:00 - 12:30
HO04  Hybrid or Solvent-Based Processes
Session Chairpersons Ronald Behrens - Chevron ETC, Rahman Khaledi - Imperial
In this session fundamental mechanisms underlying solvent and steam-solvent hybrid processes for heavy oil recovery and performance improvement are being discussed. Experimental analysis of asphaltene precipitation behaviors associated with solvent injection under reservoir conditions is presented. The effect of solvent-bitumen mixing on multiphase flow through porous media and its impact on relative permeability at high temperatures is studied. Application of solvent-based nanofluids to improve sweep efficiency in heavy oil solvent flood processes is discussed. In addition, simulation and modeling of solvent chamber conformance as well as impact of mobile water zones on solvent recovery is presented in this session.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 199944 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A New Criterion for the Estimate of Impact of Lean Zones on the Performance of SAGD/SA-SAGD/EBRT Processes Z. Liu, R.R. Khaledi, S. Farshidi, Imperial Oil; R.C. Wattenbarger, Exxon Mobil Corporation
0930-1000 199939 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Study of the Effect of Solvent Addition and Temperature on Two-Phase Bitumen/Water Relative Permeability S. Esmaeili, H.K. Sarma, T.G. Harding, B.B. Maini, University of Calgary
1000-1030 199917 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Efficient Tracking of Solvent Chamber Development During Warm Solvent Injection in Heterogeneous Reservoirs via Machine Learning Z. Ma, J.Y. Leung, University of Alberta
1100-1130 199950 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Determination of Asphaltene Precipitation Amount under the Condition of the Solvent Assisted SAGD Process by the Application of PVT Apparatus Y. Kaito, S. Imai, S. Kiriakehata, K. Nakagawa, H. Nakashima, T. Izumi, Japan Petroleum Exploration Company; T. Yamada, Japan Canada Oil Sands
1130-1200 199915 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Surfactant Flooding Performance for a Canadian Bitumen Recovery: Effect of Polarity L. Seng, B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
1200-1230 199954 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analytical and Numerical Modeling of In-Situ Reflux (ISR) for Optimizing Oil Sands Development M. Zeidani, A. Sadeghi Boogar, Z. Chen, University of Calgary
Alternate 199916 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Pore-Scale Investigation of Solvent-Assisted Thermal Processes for Heavy Oil and Bitumen Recovery - Mass Transfer and Condensation Mixing B. Bayestehparvin, VMG, A Schlumberger Technology; S.S. Farouq Ali, University of Houston; M. Kariznovi, University of Calgary; O. Mohammadzadeh, Schlumberger - Doll Research
Alternate 199928 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Phase Behaviour of Solvent(s)/Heavy Oil Systems at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures D. Huang, D. Yang, University of Regina
Alternate 199958 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Effect of Solvent Based Nanofluid Flooding on Heavy Oil Recovery S. Maaref, A. Kantzas, S.L. Bryant, University of Calgary
11:00 - 12:30
PS03  Knowledge Sharing ePoster III
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 199928 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Phase Behaviour of Solvent(s)/Heavy Oil Systems at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures D. Huang, D. Yang, University of Regina
Alternate 199958 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Effect of Solvent Based Nanofluid Flooding on Heavy Oil Recovery S. Maaref, A. Kantzas, S.L. Bryant, University of Calgary
13:30 - 15:00
HO05  Production Optimization
Session Chairpersons Richard Stahl - Cona Resources, Nick Tumu - Consultant
This session focuses on production improvement through technology and an increased understanding of thermal wellbore challenges. Discussions will review downhole monitoring technologies, artificial lift strategies, and wellbore scaling potential.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 199937 Production & Operations Advances in Understanding the Scaling Potential for Thermal Wells: A Mechanistic Study A. Habibi, University of Alberta; C.E. Fensky, Blue Spark Energy Inc.; M. Roostaei, M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; M. Sadrzadeh, H. Zeng, University of Alberta
1400-1430 199938 Drilling Fiber Optics Application for Downhole Monitoring and Wellbore Surveillance; SAGD Monitoring, Flow Regime Determination and Flow Loop Design M. Soroush, M. Mohammadtabar, M. Roostaei, S. Hosseini, V. Fattahpour, M. Mahmoudi, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; D. Keough, M. Tywoniuk, Precise Downhole Services Ltd.; L. Cheng, K. Moez, University of Alberta
1430-1500 199913 Production & Operations Experimental Evaluation of A Hydraulically Actuated Double-Acting Positive Displacement Quad-Pump System for SAGD Oil Production Applications Y. Ding, PMC Pumps Canada Inc.; M. Li, X. Ding, PMC Precision Manufacturing Corp.; Z. Su, PMC Pumps Canada Inc.
Alternate 199914 Production & Operations Progress of the Artificial Lift Technology Suitable for Offshore Thermal Recovery in Bohai Bay, China X. Wu, Dragon Stone Energy Ltd.; Y. Liu, B. Shang, J. Bai, F. Yu, X. Han, CNOOC, Tianjin Branch; H. Gao, Southwest Petroleum University
15:15 - 16:45
SS 07: Low Mobility, High Motivation: Sharing Across Heavy Oil & Tight Plays

Session Chairperson(s):
David Langille, Shell Canada

Key development considerations in low viscosity or low permeability plays include: horizontal wells, fracturing or steam, multi-well pads, statistical distributions, pervasive issues with water, and a ruthless focus on costs. You will hear from leading operators in unconventional tight oil and heavy oil on how they have tackled subsurface delivery & infrastructure challenges and where they continue to face obstacles to profitable resource development.

Panelists:

  • Dan Yang, Reservoir Advisor, Shell
  • Greg Baniak, Geologist, PETRONAS
  • Rob Hoar, Manager BC Montney Development Planning, Ovintiv

 

15:15 - 16:45
SS 06: Best of Thermal Well Integrity

Session Chairperson(s):
Rick Stahl, Cona Resources; Trevor Meador

This invited presenter session will highlight the design, implementation, and well performance of new technologies in Thermal Well Integrity and Design through case studies.

Presentations:

  1. Framework for Defining Thermal Cycle Severity and Assessing Impacts on Thermal Well Intermediate Casing System Integrity
    • Dan Dall'Acqua, Noetic Engineering 2008 Inc.
  2. SAGD Circulation Strategy Utilizing Flow Control Devices
    • Jeremie Batias, Total
  3. Evaluating Temperature Rate Near the Wellbore Considering Slow Warm-up Case for a SAGD Producer Well with Different Completion Configurations Using Dynamic Flow Simulations
    • Carlos Nascimento, Schlumberger

Thursday, October 01

09:00 - 10:30
SS 08: Going Nuclear

Session Chairperson(s):
Rick Stahl, Cona Resources

Panelists:

  • Kevin Lee, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Gina Strati, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Robin Manley, Ontario Power Generation

The aim of this panel is to increase awareness in the oil and gas industry about nuclear energy and the potential opportunities and challenges of deploying nuclear energy within the oil and gas industry. Some key topics and questions this session will cover are:

  • What is the perception of nuclear energy?
  • What are the potential synergies/opportunities for application of nuclear to enhance the O&G industry and assist with reducing GHG’s?
  • How much nuclear waste is generated and how is it managed?
  • What technological developments have been made, such as smaller fit for purpose and modular designs, and how do these compare to the old conventional nuclear power plants everyone is afraid of?
  • How is nuclear energy regulated? What safety and emergency protocols and checks are in place to ensure the highest standards of equipment, maintenance, knowledge/training, release prevention, emergency preparedness etc.
09:00 - 12:30
HO06  SAGD Improvements I
Session Chairpersons Sahar Ghannadi - Ashaw Energy, Hossein Nourozieh - Suncor Energy
This session investigates optimization in design and analysis of SAGD operations by means of analytical modelling and numerical simulation. Methods such as Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) control , Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning enabled algorithms, adjustment in the relative permeability curves, and application of Carwell-Parson’s (1949) theory. The models in this section are supported by field data such as: the vertical oil saturation change calculated by RST log in Cenovus/Christina Lake.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 199933 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Introduction of Steam-Assisted Gravity-Drainage Oil Rate Prediction Using The 5-Line Model M. Irani, S. Ghannadi, Ashaw Energy
0930-1000 199927 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Myth of Residual Oil Saturation in SAGD - Simulations Against Reality S.C. Gupta, S. Gittins, J.P. Oskouei, S. Quiroga, J. Christiansen, Cenovus Energy
1000-1030 199907 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Steam Allocation Optimization in Full Field Multi-Pad SAGD Reservoir A. Kumar, G. Warren, K. Joslin, A.M. Abraham, J.C. Close, Computer Modelling Group
1100-1130 199946 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Materials, Well Designs and Numerical Simulations for the Construction of a Low Loss Zone for Radiofrequency Downhole Heating C. Ovalles, Chevron ETC; P. Vaca, Acceleware Ltd.; G. Dieckmann, Chevron ETC; J.T. Dunlavey, Chevron Corporation; R.A. Behrens, Chevron ETC; M. Okoniewski, Acceleware Ltd.
1130-1200 199943 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Theory and Implementation of an Approximate Physics Simulator for Heavy Oil Production Forecasting V. Dehdari, ConocoPhillips Canada; C.V. Deutsch, University of Alberta
1200-1230 199930 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Simulation of Non-Condensable Gases Co-Injection in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage: State of the Art and Important Mechanisms A. Mendoza, University of Calgary; A. Kantzas, University of Calgary and Perm Inc.
09:00 - 10:30
PS04  Knowledge Sharing ePoster IV
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 199914 Production & Operations Progress of the Artificial Lift Technology Suitable for Offshore Thermal Recovery in Bohai Bay, China X. Wu, Dragon Stone Energy Ltd.; Y. Liu, B. Shang, J. Bai, F. Yu, X. Han, CNOOC, Tianjin Branch; H. Gao, Southwest Petroleum University
Alternate 199934 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Performance and Comprehensive Mechanisms of Non-Condensable Gas Assisted Steam Process in Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery: An Experimental Study H. Gao, W. Pu, Y. Li, Southwest Petroleum University; Q. Luo, H. Luo, PetroChina; Z. Sun, L. Ding, Southwest Petroleum University
Alternate 199922 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Simulation of Non-Condensable Gases Co-Injection in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage: The Role of Gas-liquid Relative Permeability Curves A. Mendoza, University of Calgary; A. Kantzas, University of Calgary and Perm Inc.
11:00 - 12:30
HO07  Drilling and Completions
Session Chairpersons Amos Ben-zvi - Cenovus Energy, Patrick Webb - Canadian Natural Resources Limited
This session highlights advancement in drilling as well as flow and wellbore integrity assurance.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 199931 Drilling Look Ahead of the Bit While Drilling: Potential Impacts and Challenges in the McMurray Formation S. Nejadi, N. kazemi, J.A. Curkan, J. Auriol, University of Calgary; P. Durkin, University of Manitoba; S.M. Hubbard, K. Innanen, R.J. Shor, I.D. Gates, University of Calgary
1130-1200 199960 Completions Standalone Sand Control Evaluation: Developing a Large-scale High Temperature Sand Retention Test Apparatus V. Fattahpour, M. Roostaei, M. Mahmoudi, M. Soroush, S. Hosseini, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; M. Anderson, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
1200-1230 199952 Completions Through Tubing Casing Break Detection an EM Thickness Tool Application R. Jawed, K.K. Maheshwari, J. Jamali, GoWell Oilfield Technology Ltd; M. Rourke, GoWell International LLC
Alternate 199948 Completions Development of a Rigorous Erosion Prediction Physical Model for Thermal Standalone Sand Control Screens S. Hosseini, M. Roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; A. Velayati, University of Alberta; M. Soroush, M. Mohammadtabar, M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.
Alternate 199935 Production & Operations Innovative Fluid-Loss Control Pill Improved Workover Operations in a Shallow Low-Pressure Heavy Oil Unconsolidated Sandstone Reservoir in Kuwait M. Hussein, D.C. Pandey, S.K. Rao, A. Al-Bahri, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Malik, G. Pallath, Shell; M. Al-Foudari, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Ali, EPTS
11:00 - 12:30
PS05  Knowledge Sharing ePoster V
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 199935 Production & Operations Innovative Fluid-Loss Control Pill Improved Workover Operations in a Shallow Low-Pressure Heavy Oil Unconsolidated Sandstone Reservoir in Kuwait M. Hussein, D.C. Pandey, S.K. Rao, A. Al-Bahri, Kuwait Oil Company; S. Malik, G. Pallath, Shell; M. Al-Foudari, Kuwait Oil Company; M. Ali, EPTS
Alternate 199948 Completions Development of a Rigorous Erosion Prediction Physical Model for Thermal Standalone Sand Control Screens S. Hosseini, M. Roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; A. Velayati, University of Alberta; M. Soroush, M. Mohammadtabar, M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.
13:30 - 15:00
HO08  SAGD Improvements II
Session Chairpersons Sandeep Solanki - Canadian Natural Resources Limited, K C Yeung - Partners Energy Development Corp.
This session investigates different methods to improve SAGD performance by means of experiments and numerical simulation. Processes include air injection in mature SAGD chambers, non-condensable gases and steam additives co-injection, radio frequency downhole heating as well as gas lift optimization.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 199936 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Compositional Changes in Athabasca Bitumen During Air Injection into Mature SAGD Chambers - Observations from 3-D Large Scale Experiments B.M. Sequera-Dalton, E. Aminfar, R.G. Moore, S.A. Mehta, M.G. Ursenbach, University of Calgary
1400-1430 199925 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Scalable Steam Additives for Enhancing In-Situ Bitumen Recovery in SAGD Process A. Hassanzadeh, C. Chung, O. Castellanos Diaz, M. Crosley, P. Kardenetz, Dow Chemical Company
1430-1500 199923 Production & Operations Application of Mesh Adaptive Derivative-Free Optimization Technique for Gas-lift Optimization in an Integrated Reservoirs, Wells, and Facilities Modeling Environment M. Khoshkbarchi, M. Rahmanian, J. Cordazzo, L. Nghiem, Computer Modelling Group
Alternate 199934 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Performance and Comprehensive Mechanisms of Non-Condensable Gas Assisted Steam Process in Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery: An Experimental Study H. Gao, W. Pu, Y. Li, Southwest Petroleum University; Q. Luo, H. Luo, PetroChina; Z. Sun, L. Ding, Southwest Petroleum University
Alternate 199922 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Simulation of Non-Condensable Gases Co-Injection in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage: The Role of Gas-liquid Relative Permeability Curves A. Mendoza, University of Calgary; A. Kantzas, University of Calgary and Perm Inc.
13:30 - 15:00
HO09  Hot Data
Session Chairpersons Mark Anderson - Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Ron Sawatzky - Consultant
This session will present real-world examples of data-driven solutions using modern data analytics techniques. Researchers and industry partners use historical and real-time data to better understand, monitor, and optimize oil and gas projects.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 199951 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Comprehensive Review Of Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects In Canada And Data Analysis For Planning Successful Future EOR Projects Y. Liu, N. Vishnumolakala, J. Zhang, Texas A&M University; N.B. Ismail, University Malaysia Pahang
1400-1430 199908 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Data-Driven Steam Optimization for SAGD J. Prakash, Anna University; N. Sibaweihi, University of Alberta; R.G. Patel, Cybera Inc.; J.J. Trivedi, University of Alberta
1430-1500 199906 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Techniques for Fast Screening of 3D Heterogeneous Shale Barrier Configurations and Their Impacts on SAGD Production Behavior C. Gao, J.Y. Leung, University of Alberta
13:30 - 15:00
PS06  Knowledge Sharing ePoster VI
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 199956 Production & Operations Analysis Of The Acoustic Velocity Of Gas from Fluid Level Tests In Producing Heavy Crude Shallow Wells With Cyclic Steam And Nitrogen Stimulation, Colombia A. Solano Arias, E. Garzon Navarro, Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd.
Alternate 199942 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Experimental Method (CCEC) and Modelling of Methane Dissolution and Exsolution in Heavy Oil X. Dong, Z. Xi, University of Regina; A. Badamchi Zadeh, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.; N. Jia, University of Regina; I.D. Gates, University of Calgary

Friday, October 02

09:00 - 10:30
SS 09: Data Analytics for Oil and Gas

Session Chairpersons:
Mark Anderson, Canadian Natural Resources Limited; Ron Sawatzky, Consultant; Amir Hossini, ConocoPhillips Canada

This session will recap some of the best presentations from the 2019 SPE Data Analytics Workshop highlighting the fast-changing data culture and presenting specific use cases in oilsands and unconventional projects.

Presentations:

  1. Under the Hood – Montney Integrated Analytics
    • Lee Grant, Birchcliff Energy
  2. Statistical Methods for Production Allocation of Fluids from Petroleum Reservoirs
    • Mathew Fay, Shell Canada
09:00 - 10:30
HO10  Geomechanics
Session Chairpersons Amir Hossini - ConocoPhillips Canada, Banafsheh Goudarzi - University of Calgary
Geomechanical characterization and modeling plays a key role in the development of thermal heavy oil assets. Re-visiting the traditional approaches for evaluation of caprock integrity as well as flow-deformation coupling may provide an opportunity to improve recovery efficiency and enhance the accuracy of the predictions while ensuring safety of the thermal operations. The focus areas in this session will be around the re-evaluation of minimum in-situ stress estimation based on new interpretation techniques, presentation of a more rigorous approach in flow-deformation coupling as well as assessment of the impacts of existing natural fractures on caprock integrity evaluations.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 199924 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improved Insitu Stress Characterization Through Analysis of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFITS) Using the Changing Compliance Method and its Impact on Caprock Integrity Analysis V. Mostafavi, D. Cramer, A. Hossini, ConocoPhillips
0930-1000 199957 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact of Natural Fractures on Caprock Integrity in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage Q. Li, J.A. Rivero, Schlumberger
1000-1030 199955 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Modeling the Effects of Reservoir Deformation During Steam Injection Operations: From Empirical Models to a More Rigorous Geomechanical Treatment in the Numerical Simulation of SAGD J.A. Rivero, Q. Li, Schlumberger
11:00 - 15:00
SS 10: Start-Ups: Enabling Entrepreneurs to Accelerate Industry Innovation Arabian
Moderator(s) Caralyn Bennett, GLJ Petroleum Consultants

Session Chairperson(s):
Sahar Ghannadi, University of Calgary; Caralyn Bennett, GLJ Petroleum Consultants

To meet the evolving values of society and stay competitive, the energy industry must continue to innovate and adapt its technology towards sustainability. Start-up companies are particularly well-positioned to create agile, entrepreneurial solutions that will help facilitate the transformation of our industry. Unfortunately however, it is commonly known that most small businesses start and fail within only a couple of years. This panel will discuss the various hurdles that these businesses experience, and moreover, the solutions that can be provided through government funding, investment consortiums, venture capital, and collaboration with larger corporations that are eager to tap into innovation.

The flow of this session will begin with 3-4 presentations for the first 90-minutes, followed by a coffee break, and will finish with a discussion between 3-4 panelists.

Presentations:

  1. Sameet Wasson, SR & ED, Canada Revenue Agency
  2. Arvinder Kainth, SR & ED, National Research Council Canada
  3. Angelo Nwigwe, Mitacs
  4. Michael Kerr, Alberta Innovates

Panelists:

  • Rebecca Greenan, President and COO, Hawkiiii
  • Lorraine Becker, Cleantech Capital Strategist, EnerNext Partners
  • Rick Tofani, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

 

11:00 - 12:30
HO11  Post CHOPS
Session Chairpersons Ron Sawatzky - Consultant, Mahdi Mahmoudi - RGL Reservoir Management
Unlocking the significant resource potential in thin heavy oil reservoirs that were exploited initially by Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) requires the development of innovative EOR processes. Due to the effects of pressure depletion and the generation of a network of high-permeability wormholes during CHOPS, conventional EOR strategies (either non-thermal or thermal) are not directly applicable to these reservoirs. This session highlights recent advancements in the development of post CHOPS recovery processes based on experimentation, numerical simulation and field piloting.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 199949 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Flue Gas Waste Heat Utilization for Enhanced Oil Production - Water Hot-Gas Injection for Lloydminster Reservoirs J. Chang, ICE Reservoir Solutions Ltd.
1130-1200 199964 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Enhanced Oil Recovery in Post-CHOPS (Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand) Heavy Oil Reservoirs of Alberta and Saskatchewan Part 1: Field Piloting of Mild Heating Technologies G. Coskuner, Consultant; H. Huang, InnoTech Alberta
1200-1230 199947 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Enhanced Oil Recovery in Post-CHOPS (Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand) Heavy Oil Reservoirs of Alberta and Saskatchewan Part 2 : Field Piloting of Cycling Solvent Injection G. Coskuner, Consultant; H. Huang, InnoTech Alberta
Alternate 199942 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Novel Experimental Method (CCEC) and Modelling of Methane Dissolution and Exsolution in Heavy Oil X. Dong, Z. Xi, University of Regina; A. Badamchi Zadeh, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.; N. Jia, University of Regina; I.D. Gates, University of Calgary
Alternate 199956 Production & Operations Analysis Of The Acoustic Velocity Of Gas from Fluid Level Tests In Producing Heavy Crude Shallow Wells With Cyclic Steam And Nitrogen Stimulation, Colombia A. Solano Arias, E. Garzon Navarro, Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd.
13:30 - 15:00
HO12  Facilities
Session Chairpersons Jian-yang Yuan - MEG Energy, Julie Morter - ConocoPhillips Canada
This session looks at increasing reliability in wellheads and produced water coolers, as well as pipeline transport of bitumen froth. Case studies on fracture failures of wellhead flanges and casing pup joints, as well as organic and inorganic fouling in produced water coolers are discussed. In both cases the papers provide a discussion both of the problem and of possible solutions, supported by field data. The discussion of bitumen forth transport considers how to manage conditions to ensure reasonable pressure gradients without diluent or other additives.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 199953 Projects, Facilities & Construction Fracture Failure Analysis of Wellhead Flange and Casing Pup in Heavy Oil Thermal Wells J. Wang, T. tao, CNPC Tubular Goods Research Institute; L. Yufei, Z. lin, W. Chuanlei, CNPC; C. ou, H. Di, China Petroleum Materials Center