SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control 19 - 21 Feb 2020 Lafayette, Louisiana, USA


Monday, February 17

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Completion Fluids - Practical & Applied
Ticketed Event 2-day Session
Instructor(s) William E. Foxenberg

This course will introduce attendees to the types, properties and applications of brine-based Completion and Reservoir Drill-in Fluids.

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Perforating for Well Performance
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Mark Brinsden

This course is a FastTrack to a broader understanding of almost all aspects of perforating including types of charges, types of guns, phasing, shot density, penetration, hole size, gun initiation on wireline, TCP, slickline, perforating safety, API in perforating, perforating systems and techniques for different completions and conditions.

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Multistage Completions, Fracturing, and Refracturing in Shales
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) W. Aaron Burton

This course gives an overview for completing, fracturing, and refracturing shales and other low-permeability formations that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Participants will learn the primary types of wellbore completion options, plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems, and coiled tubing-activated systems, and how they compare in different applications. Participants will also learn hydraulic fracturing and refracturing theory and design, including slick-water fracturing, cross-linked gels, fluids, proppants, additives, refracturing options, and identifying refracturing candidates.


  • Multistage completion options
  • Plug-and-perf completions
  • Ball-activated completion systems
  • Coiled-tubing-activated completion systems
  • Benefits and considerations for each completion option
  • Application comparison of completion options
  • General fracturing theory and design
  • Selection of fracturing components – fluids, proppants, etc.
  • Fracturing challenges – proppant transport, conductivity, fracture geometry, etc.
  • Stimulation Design Optimization – stage placement, risk mitigation
  • Refracturing theory and challenges
  • Identifying refracturing candidates
  • Refracturing options and design considerations

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of multistage completions
  • Recognize the benefits and considerations for each type of completion system
  • Use knowledge gained to select completion based on their specific application
  • Understand theory and design of fracturing and refracturing wells
  • Compare the application specific challenges for a fracturing and refracturing job
  • Apply knowledge gained to their fracturing and refracturing application

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Fracturing Fundamentals for Non-Fracers
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Carl T. Montgomery

The course presents the fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing, along with addressing the general process, the "terminology", and many of the "real-world" problems - in a concise format. The overall emphasis of the day is how hydraulic fracturing fits-in with, is impacted by, or impacts geologic concerns, reservoir engineering, and operations. The day will provide a general familiarity with fundamentals of the complete hydraulic fracturing process. That is - why it works (or doesn't), where is it applicable, and what might be considered in order to "do better".


  • Introduction – What is fracturing?
  • Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Fracturing
    • What can fracturing do?
    • What type of fracture do I want?
  • Fracturing
    • Impact of geologic environment
    • Major fracture variables, i.e., can I create the fracture I want?
  • Candidate Selection
    • Combines the above discussion into discrete "Candidate Recognition" examples
  • Fracturing Materials
  • Diagnostics
    • How do I know if I achieved my goal?

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Understanding Inorganic Scaling – Mechanisms, Control and Management
Ticketed Event 2-day Session
Instructor(s) Gordon M. Graham

This two-day course is an introduction to inorganic scaling. It includes an overview of the different types of inorganic oilfield scales encountered during production, and the various methods used to control them. Field examples will illustrate the importance of an effective scale management strategy.


  • Why scale forms and how to treat it, including both chemical and engineering solutions
  • Conventional acid soluble scales (carbonates) and non-acid soluble scales (sulphates) as well as other less common scales such as sulphides
  • The chemistry of scale inhibition as well as the benefits and limitations of different chemical inhibitors
  • The squeeze process, the mechanisms involved, and the various chemical and reservoir factors that control the treatment lifetime, as well other chemical deployment methods such as continuous injection, etc.

Learning Objectives:

  • Scale removal, including both mechanical and chemical methods
  • The influence of initial field design and varying production conditions on the control of inorganic scales
  • The use of modelling tools such as scale prediction software, reservoir simulators and near well-bore treatment models
  • A technical, economic, and risk-based analysis process for estimating total field scale management costs for new field developments

Throughout the course extensive reference is made to real field case studies and other published works to illustrate the importance of the various aspects covered.

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Practical Wireline Formation Testing and Sampling
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Mohamed Hashem

This course is designed for petro physics and reservoir engineers who are involved in formation sampling and testing.

Upon completion of this course, participants will become familiar with:

  • The latest techniques and tools available
  • How to perform pressure interpretation and acquisition
  • Sampling knowledge (best practices)
  • What to do to get a representative sample and how to design a tool string for a given problem


  • Pressure Acquisition
  • Sampling
  • Hardware Review
    • Probes
    • Pump
    • Sample Chambers
  • Fluid Analyzers
  • Advanced Applications
    • PVT Properties Prediction
    • Formation Static Temperature
    • Effective Permeability
    • Compaction Monitoring

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Multiphase Pumping: Fundamentals to Field Applications
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Hisham Saadawi

Multiphase pumping encompasses many disciplines and different technologies. This course presents an overview of state of the art multiphase pumping technology. It covers the various aspects of multiphase pumping from concept to field applications. The emphasis is on the practical side. It also addresses many of the implementation issues for projects involving multiphase pumping.


  • Introduction to multiphase pumping
  • Key process parameters for multiphase pumps
  • Classification of multiphase pumping technologies
  • Twin screw pumps
  • Helico-axial pumps
  • Sub sea multiphase pumps
  • Mechanical seals
  • Heavy oil applications
  • Project implementation issues

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Diagnosis and Analysis of Waterfloods
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Shah Kabir

This course covers well performance diagnosis and performance forecasting. Attendees will learn modern analytical tools and deal with data and their quality that enter into various studies.


  • WOR type-curve for flood performance
  • Production-well behavior with reciprocal-PI plot
  • Injection-well performance monitoring with modified-Hall plot
  • Estimating EUR with various empirical methods
  • Capacitance-Resistance Model (CRM) formulations for different control volumes
  • Introduction to spreadsheet program
  • Understanding reservoir connectivity and aquifer influx at individual wells
  • Probabilistic performance forecasting

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Unconventional Reservoir Development
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Steve Hennings

This course provides an introduction to the terminology, design concepts and status of unconventional reservoir development. The primary focus is on shale development but with coverage of the few select key elements of shale that are similar to coalbed methane, tight oil and gas, and even conventional reservoirs. Reviewing these similarities is useful in illustrating the concepts and in understanding the reliability of techniques that are new to shale but that have been tested for decades in other types of oil and gas resources.


  • Key events and technologies that sparked unconventional development
  • Essential geologic characteristics
  • Hydrocarbon processing
  • Unique tests and techniques
  • Petroleum systems
  • Critical log and core analysis

Upon completion of this course, participants should have an understanding of:

  • Drilling and completion options
  • Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling basics
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Determining reserves
  • Key elements and steps in the development process
  • Skills and roles for an effective team
  • Environmental issues for hydraulic fracturing

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Cement Evaluation and Remediation
Ticketed Event 2-day Session
Instructor(s) James J. Smolen, William K. (Bill) Ott

This course examines methods for detecting fluid channels, voids and leaks, and how to repair them.  It also covers the logging tools and technologies use to evaluate the integrity of the cement prior to initial completion or anytime during the life of the well.  The first day of class is dedicated to evaluating cement and the second day to repairs.


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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Formation Damage Prevention
Ticketed Event 2-day Session
Instructor(s) Michael Byrne

This independent course provides participants with a unique insight into formation damage through the practical integration of regional, core, well and drilling data. Theory and principles are reinforced by the extensive use of real field examples from throughout the world.  The course aims to demystify the subject of formation damage and promote a formation damage awareness culture, encouraging participants to challenge convention and think about the implications of damage throughout a field or well life cycle – from drilling to production.

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Formation Damage During Waterflood, PWRI and EOR
Ticketed Event 2-day Session
Instructor(s) Pavel Bedrikovetsky, Abbas Zeinijahromi

Currently, about 65% of worldwide oil is produced by waterflooding, produced water re-injection (PWRI) and production with strong water support. Yet, formation damage is a serious obstacle for oilfield development. Intensive well and water management are necessary to prevent decline in well injectivity and productivity. This is the focus of the training course. We cover the major cases of formation damage, the corresponding reservoir physics, laboratory studies and mathematical modeling, and well behaviour prediction leading the optimal well and water management strategies.

The course includes numerous field cases from North Sea, Campos Basin, Gulf of Mexico and Volgo-Ural region. Numerous training exercises cover well behaviour forecast, skin factor predictions and laboratory and field data interpretation.  The unique feature of the course are formation-damage assisted technologies, where the deliberately induced migration of injected or reservoir fines decreases water production, causes flux diversion and enhances the reservoir sweep.

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Tuesday, February 18

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Fracpacking for Sand Control
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Wm. David Norman

This course is for both the novice and the experienced practitioner. It will demonstrate why fracpack technology has become popular as a sand control method. This will include defining some basic terminology associated with the two technologies that lead to successful fracpacking. Then cover basic information needed for designing and planning the execution of a fracpack sand control completion. It will also cover some selected topics regarding the technology regarding the execution issues (e.g. TSO, NS-plots, & Calibration testing) and evaluation of the installed completion. These include the definition of an execution scorecard and using this scorecard to define operating limits (e.g. Event timing, annular pack assessment, mechanical integrity).

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Wednesday, February 19

09:00 - 12:00
01  Fracturing I Salon B
Session Chairpersons D V Satya Gupta - Baker Hughes, a GE company, Michael Thomas Hecker - ExxonMobil Development Co.
The session will discuss novel frac fluids and technologies related to characterizing and visualization of stimulation fluids and proppant transport in unconventional and high temperature, high pressure formations.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0925 199311 Completions The Impact Of Contractional Flow On The Extensional Viscosity Of Polyacrylamide Polymers In Fracturing Applications C.C. Fischer, V.G. Constien, Constien & Assocs. Inc.; B.W. Cage, Enerquest Oil & Gas LLC
0925-0950 199231 Completions A Novel Nanotube/VES-Based High Temperature High Pressure Fracturing Fluid S. Afra, H. Samouei, Texas A&M University; R. Mahmoudkhani, University of Texas at Austin; H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
0950-1015 199330 Completions New High Viscosity Friction Reducers For Proppant Transport In Hydraulic Fracturing J. Song, N. Reinaldo, M. Asadi, B. Jin, Fritz Industries Inc.
1015-1040 199282 Completions Performance Comparison Of Novel Chemical Agents For Mitigating Water-blocking Problem In Tight Gas Sands H. Huang, Xi'an Shiyou University; T. Babadagli, X. Chen, H. Li, University of Alberta; Y. Zhang, Oil & Gas Technology Research Institude of Changqing Oilfield Company
1040-1105 199310 Completions A Concise Review Of Experimental Works On Proppant Transport And Slurry Flow
m. roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; A. Nouri, University of Alberta; S. Hosseini, M. Soroush, RGL Reservoir Management Inc; A. Velayati, University of Alberta; M. Mahmoudi, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.; V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc
1105-1130 199269 Completions Visualization Of Flowback Aid Mechanisms Utilizing A Microfluidic Pore-scale Device G. Ren, Stepan Oilfield Solutions; A. Abedini, Interface Fluidics Limited; H. Yang, A. Sanders, Stepan Oilfield Solutions
1130-1155 199319 Completions Successful Implementation And Effective Hydraulic Fracturing Of Jurassic, HPHT and Tight Carbonate Reservoir In The State Of Kuwait: A Case Study of an Exploration Well F. Al-Otaibi, H. Al-Bader, A.R. Al-ibrahim, P. Subban, V. Duggirala, M. Ayyavoo, Kuwait Oil Company
09:00 - 12:00
02  Perforating Damage Salon A
Session Chairpersons William David Norman - NSI Technologies LLC
Field and laboratory testing results and data regrading wellbore perforations, as well as theoretical perforation modeling are presented in this session to better understand the process and damages caused by perforation.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0925 199260 Completions Filter Cake Breaker Evaluation For Water Injectors: Scale Up From Laboratory To Field Deployment P. Chandran, A. Kumar, I. Cameron, P. Jackson, BP; A.J. Twynam, Ridge AS; R.J. Reid, K. Sweeney, BP
0925-0950 199274 Completions Test Results (Field & Lab) For A New Composite Perforating Method That Integrates Propellant And Shaped Charges L.E. Albert, Horizontal Wireline Services
0950-1015 199317 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Modeling Of Nanoparticles Transport And Aggregation Kinetics In Porous Media Using Quadrature Method Of Moments E.R. Abdelfatah, University of Calgary; M. Pournik, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
1040-1105 199303 Drilling Perforating Crushed Zone Fracture Mechanism G. Craddock, F. Rios, Halliburton
1105-1130 199328 Completions Quantitative Analysis Of The Effect Of Perforation Interaction On Perforation Stability Using The Finite Element Method N. Araki, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation; N. Morita, Texas A & M U (PE Dept PO's )
1130-1155 199252 Evaluating Formation Damage And Remediation Methods: Physical Simulation Of Leakoff And Flowback S.T. Tran, A. Habibi, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta; M. Hazelton, DeltaTek Solutions
09:00 - 12:00
03  Flow Assurance Ashland
Session Chairpersons Mahmoud Asadi - Fritz Industries Inc., Feng Liang - ARAMCO Services Company
Formation of scales are inevitable to form and cause flow restriction within the formation as well as pipelines. This session focuses on the prevention and inhibition of various scales.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0925 199304 Production & Operations Removing Scale Damage With Fast-Acting Anhydrite (CaSO4) Removal System E. Reyes-Garcia, K.H. Holan, Halliburton
0925-0950 199275 Holistic Approach For A Successful Scale Squeeze Treatment Using Core Flood Data From Other Reservoir J.D. Sundramoorthy, Baker Hughes (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.; M. Ibrahim, Baker Hughes; M. Abd Rahim, Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited
0950-1015 199259 Paraffin/asphaltene Cleaning Formulations-lab Design And Case Studies C. Stanciu, Sasol North America; J.M. Fernandez, Sasol Chemical (USA) LLC
1015-1040 199313 Mechanistic Investigation Of The Retention Of Two Scale Inhibitors In Limestone Formations For Application In Squeeze Treatment K. Jarrahian, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University; K.S. Sorbie, M.A. Singleton, Heriot-Watt University
1040-1105 199315 Projects, Facilities & Construction Investigation Into Emulsion Blockage Removal Using Thermochemical Fluid
O.S. Alade, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals; A. Hassan, king Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; M.A. Mahmoud, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals; D. Al Shehri, king Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; N. Ayman, M. Bataweel, Saudi Aramco
1105-1130 199300 Production & Operations Downhole Scales Associated With October Field Formation Waters And Water Injection Using A Shallow Aquifer M.M. Askar, A.M. Abdallah, I.G. Ibrahim, Gulf of Suez Petroleum Co.
1130-1155 199302 Production & Operations Formation Damage Control, Modeling, Analysis And Remediation Techniques A.S. Al-Qasim, Saudi Aramco PE&D; F. Almudairis, Kuwait University
14:00 - 17:00
04  Sand Control Salon B
Session Chairpersons Mehmet Parlar - Schlumberger, Bruce Anthony Comeaux - Chevron ETC
This session will focus on advances in sand control technology.  The session contains a good mix of case histories, completion evaluation, and new techniques.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 199325 Completions First Open Hole Gravel Pack With AICD in Ultra Deep Water C.A. Pedroso, Enauta; C.L. Cova, Halliburton; Z. Araujo, Tracerco; P. Garcia, R. Soares, Halliburton
1450-1515 199251 Completions Understanding Sand Control Installation Failures R.J. Tibbles, K. Govinathan, I.J. Mickelburgh, S. Jain, P. Wassouf, DuneFront
1515-1540 199338 Completions Application Of New Technologies To GoM For A Successful Open Hole Gravel Pack K. Rodrigues, K. Whaley, L. Ramnath, N. Kerimov, I. Henry, L. Brune, J. Spicer, BP; C. Nwafor, C. Gutierrez, J. Filbrandt, SLB
1540-1605 199250 Completions Reservoir Optimized Conformable Sand Control Completions In Oil Reservoirs W. Li, O. Becerra Moreno, C.A. Malbrel, Baker Hughes
1605-1630 199294 Completions Unplugging Standalone Sand Control Screens With High-power Shock Waves: An Experimental Study

A. Habibi, University of Alberta; C.E. Fensky, M. Perri, Blue Spark Energy Inc.; M. Roostaei, V. Fattahpour, M. Mahmoudi, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.; M. Sadrzadeh, H. Zeng, University of Alberta
1630-1655 199239 Full-scale Physical Modeling Of Stand-alone Screens For Thermal Projects m. roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc; M. Mahmoudi, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.
14:00 - 17:00
05  Acidizing I Salon A
Session Chairpersons Oya Karazincir - Chevron ETC, Ryan Van Zanten - Shell Exploration & Production Co
This session covers a review of carbonate acidizing ranging from modeling to field applications. Large block testing and 3D modeling will kick off the session followed by testing and implementation of multiple new and advanced acid systems.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 199323 Large-scale Radial Acidizing Experiments Of Carbonate Blocks Using Pickering Emulsified Acid A.S. Sultan, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals; G.R. Aidagulov, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia; D.C. Gwaba, Schlumberger; M. Aly, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals; A. Al-Asery, Schlumberger; M. Abbad, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia
1425-1450 199262 Completions Numerical Investigation Of Wormhole Formation During Matrix Acidizing Of Carbonate Rocks By Coupling Stokes-Brinkman Equation with Reactive Transport Model Under Radial Flow Conditions T. Yuan, G. Qin, University of Houston
1450-1515 199238 Completions Matrix Acidizing, What Have We Missed : A Case Study Of A Large Middle East Carbonate Field K. Mudaliar, M. Aman Shah, Z.B. Salleh, Petronas Carigali Iraq Holdings B.V
1515-1540 199284 Completions Retarding HCl Acid Reactivity Without Gelling Agents, Emulsifiers, Or Polymers For Low To High Temperature Acidizing Applications E.A. Reyes, A. Beuterbaugh, Halliburton
1540-1605 199291 Completions A Review Of Organic Acids Roles In Acidizing Operations For Carbonate And Sandstone Formations L.A. Alhamad, A.A. Alrashed, E.H. Al Munif, J.L. Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines
1630-1655 199273 Completions Mechanism Investigation Of Spent Acids Induced Formation Damage Of Low Permeable Carbonates Using NMR and CT M. Wang, M. Che, C. Jia, M. Jia, Z. Yang, J. Guo, R. Gao, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina; C. Zhou, W. Chen, F. Liu, Southwest Oil and Gasfield Company, PetroChina
14:00 - 17:00
06  Water Control Ashland
Session Chairpersons Leonard John Kalfayan - Hess Corp., Pavel G Bedrikovetsky - University of Adelaide
This session covers a variety of key aspects related to water control – before, during, and after treatment applications and in different reservoir types. Included are presentations on predictive methods, coreflood investigation, novel chemical treatment technologies, formation damage mitigation and post-treatment performance evaluation, and case histories are emphasized.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1425 199254 Prediction Of Water Breakthrough And Post-breakthrough Performance - A Case Study Of The Balloch Field D. Davids, Total Exploration and Production UK; L. Stephen, OMV New Zealand
1425-1450 199312 Production & Operations Gas Production Enhancement By Polymer Treatment A. Zaitoun, A. Templier, L. Hernando, Poweltec
1450-1515 199292 Production & Operations Mitigation Of Formation Damage Caused By Chemical Overdosing In Water Shut-off Treatments

I.J. Lakatos, G. Szentes, University of Miskolc; M. Toro, Z. Karaffa, Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc.; A. Vago, Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc. Budapest, Hungary
1515-1540 199248 Production & Operations Successful Water Shutoff Chemical Treatment In Horizontal Openhole Completion In Carbonate Reservoir A. Istayev, Halliburton; N.A. Nurlybayev, formerly Halliburton
1540-1605 199261 Injection Profiling In Horizontal Wells Using Warm-back Temperature Transient Analysis R.G. Hashish, M. Zeidouni, Louisiana State University
1605-1630 199237 Production & Operations Emulsified Polymer Gel (Pickering Emulsion) For Conformance Control: Emulsion Formulation, Stability And Coreflooding Investigation T. Saikia, A.S. Sultan, A.A. Barri, A.A. Shamsan, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
1630-1655 199334 Production & Operations A Novel Relative Permeability Modifier Polymer C. Yang, R.C. Navarrete, M. Asadi, Fritz Industries Inc.
16:00 - 18:30
07  Knowledge Sharing ePosters I Oaklawn/Rosedown
Session Chairpersons Nicholas Paris - BHP Billiton, Abdollah Orangi - Apache Corp.
This poster session will present lively discussions by the authors via ePosters in support and as continuation of all papers presented on various topics throughout the day.
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1830 199331 Introduction Of Newly Deployed Wellbore Cleaning Technique H.I. Al-Tammar, Saudi Aramco SAOO; B. Davidson, Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc
1600-1830 199233 Production & Operations Restoring Well Productivity Suffers From Complex Organic And Inorganic Deposition In Malaysian Oil Producers: Case Study And Lesson Learnt
S.R. Mohd Shafian, A. Abu Bakar, D. Ho Zhe Xin, B. Abdullaev, K. A Aziz, M. Syazwani, D. Kamat, C. Ting, Y.Y. Yin Ho, M. M Fauzi, H. A Rahman, N. Minggu, J. M Ibrahim, PETRONAS
1600-1830 199257 Drilling Prevention of Core Jamming And Damage During Coring Operations By Optimization Of Drilling Parameters - Analysis Of Case Studies R. Ashena, M. Lotfi, Independent Consultant; A. Nascimento, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES); A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.
1600-1830 199244 Completions A Novel Approach To Uniformly Acid Stimulate Carbonate Tight Formation Utilizing Multi Jetting Tool Technology Z. Al Bin Haji, A. Alghamdi, B.A. Sabut, Saudi Aramco SAOO; D. Hicks, Coil Solutions Inc.
1600-1830 199314 A Novel Method For Application Of Nanoparticles In Porous Media As Direct Asphaltene Inhibitors During Miscible CO2 Injection A.G. Gandom Kar, Shiraz University
1600-1830 199268 Drilling Upscaling Laboratory Formation Damage Test Data M. Byrne, L. Djayapertapa, K. Watson, R. Kandasamy, Lloyd's Register
1600-1830 199264 Production & Operations Overcoming Formation Damage In A Carbonate Reservoir Rock Due To Asphaltene Deposition B. Altemeemi, Kuwait Oil Company; F.A. Gonzalez, BP; D.L. Gonzalez, BP America Inc; S. Jassim, F. Snasiri, A. Al-Nasheet, Kuwait Oil Company; Y. Al-Mansour, KOC; A. Ali, B. Sheikh, NAPESCO; N. Kamel, R. Chahine, GDMC
1600-1830 199247 Completions Challenges And Potentials For Sand Control Design And Management In Oil Reservoirs Of Kazakhstan M. Soroush, S. Hosseini, University of Alberta; M. Roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; P. Pourafshary, Nazarbayev University; M. Mahmoudi, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.; V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc
1600-1830 199243 Drilling First Use Of A Newly Developed High-Density Brine In An Oil-Based Screen Running Fluid In A Multilateral Extended Reach Well: Fluid Qualification, Formation Damage Testing, And Field Application, Offshore Norway B. Salmelid, M.H. Strand, D. Clinch, C. Davis, Halliburton; E. Jeurissen, Aker BP ASA
1600-1830 199270 Production & Operations Well Productivity Improvement Using Radial Jet Drilling
R. Ashena, R. Mehrara, Independent Consultant; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.
1600-1830 199293 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effects Of Kaolinite On Fines Migration And Formation Damage K.K. Prempeh, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology; L. Boechat Chequer, A. Badalyan, The University of Adelaide; P.G. Bedrikovetsky, University of Adelaide

Thursday, February 20

08:30 - 11:30
08  Case Histories Salon B
Session Chairpersons Harold Dean Brannon - Sun Drilling Products Corp.
Taking an idea from lab to field is a challenge, to say the least. This session presents many developed laboratory ideas that have been successfully taken to the filed.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 199234 Formation Damage Analysis Using Integrated Diagnosis Workflow of the Middle Miocene Reservoir: A Case Study, Offshore Gulf of Suez, Egypt) A. Radwan, GULF OF SUEZ PETROELUM COMPANY/ Innsbruck university
0855-0920 199320 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Formation Evaluation With Advanced Well Logs, Straddle-Packer Mini Drillstem Tests, And A Surface Shut-in Well Test To Reevaluate A Mature Tight Field M. Azari, G.M. Hashmi, F. Hamza, H. Tahani, J. Quirein, Halliburton; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.
0920-0945 199255 Case Histories Of Extended Scale Prevention From Single Treatment Of Chemically Infused, Slow Release Media J. Leasure, CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
0945-1010 199332 Completions Improving Well Productivity And Sustainability In A Horizontal Exploratory Well By Multistage Fracturing - A Case Study S.K. Al-Mulla, H. Al-Bader, A.R. Al-ibrahim, P. Subban, V. Duggirala, M. Ayyavoo, Kuwait Oil Company
1010-1035 199232 Completions Case Study: Barium Sulfate Scale Removal By Dynamic Underbalance W.M. Mahmud, M. Ermila, Colorado School of Mines
1035-1100 199266 Drilling Well Productivity Evaluation And Implications For The Significance Of Formation Damage: Oseberg Main Case History N. Fleming, E. Moldrheim, E. Teigland, A.M. Mathisen, Equinor ASA
1100-1125 199296 Production & Operations Successful Application Analysis Of Double Water Control In Fractured Reef Reservoir In Liuhua Oilfield D. Luo, Z. DAI, Y. Wang, CNOOC; B. Pei, H. Wang, Anton Bailin Oilfield Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.; Z. Shen, SPE; H. Zhu, Anton Bailin Oilfield Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
08:30 - 11:30
09  Acidizing II Salon A
Session Chairpersons Lanne Ray Houchin - Production Improvement Consultants, Hugues M. Poitrenaud - Total
New acid stimulation chemistries are shown as solutions for difficult application challenges. Improved predictive diagnostics should provide greater well performances.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 199306 Completions Minimizing Calcium Lactate Precipitation Via The Addition Of Gluconate Ions For Matrix Acidizing With Lactic Acid L.A. Alhamad, J.L. Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines
0855-0920 199253 Completions Digitalization Of Matrix Stimulation Workflow - Efficient Candidate Screening In A Blink Of An Eye S. Mohd Jeffry, K. Trjangganung, B. Madon, S.M. James Berok, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; A.M. Arifin, R. Hermann, A. Baker, Schlumberger WTA Malaysia Sdn Bhd
0920-0945 199327 Real-time Dynamic Variation Of Rock Pore Structure Under Acidizing And Corresponding Impact On Mechanical Property J. Lai, J. Guo, K. Wang, H. Zhou, Southwest Petroleum University
0945-1010 199258 Completions Evaluation of Inorganic-Crosslinked-Based Gelled Acid System for High Temperature Applications F. Alotaibi, M.N. Al-dahlan, Saudi Aramco PE&D; M. Khaldi, Saudi Aramco; A.M. Al-Ghamdi, Saudi Aramco PE&D; I.A. Al-Hulail, Halliburton Saudi Arabia
1010-1035 199329 Impact Of Initial Oil Saturation And Rock Wettability On Acid Efficiencies During Carbonate Acidizing: A Three-phase Perspective. S. Muhemmed, Texas A&M University; H.T. Kumar, Texas A & M University; H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
1035-1100 199241 Dolomite Acidizing With Retarded Acids: Experiments And Field Applications C. Daeffler, J. Fernandez del Valle, J. Elkhoury, M. Nikolaev, B. Kamaletdinov, M.K. Panga, Schlumberger
08:30 - 11:30
10  Damage Due to Well Construction Ashland
Session Chairpersons Jay Paul Deville - Halliburton, Niall Fleming - Equinor ASA
In this session, the latest technology at the interface of drilling and formation damage will be presented. Topics include new studies on aqueous and synthetic-based reservoir drill-in fluids, lost circulation, wellbore strengthening, casing drilling, and bridging theory.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0855 199281 Drilling Engineered Reservoir Drilling Fluid Helps Maximize Production In Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater Horizontal Well S. Wallace, J. Beeson, F.G. Dalton, Halliburton; E. David, I. Henry, BP Amoco
0855-0920 199326 Drilling Successful Application Of Non-Damaging Drill-in-Fluids Proves Oil Production Improvement In Heavy Oil Reservoirs M. Kalhor Mohammadi, K. Tahmasbi, International Drilling Fluids Ltd. (IDF); A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research International
0920-0945 199245 Reservoir Drill-in Fluids For Co2Injection: Wbm Versus Sbm Y. Sazali, Petronas Research Sdn. Bhd; M. Omar, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; M.A. Shukor, PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd; M.B. Awang, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; M.T. Rincon-Torres, Halliburton Baroid Drilling Fluids; S.C. Wilson, Scaled Solutions Limited
0945-1010 199299 Successful Casing-while-drilling Operation Achieves Step Change In Well Delivery Time, West Kuwait N. Al-Barazi, P. Gupta, G. Al-Mansour, Y. Chandrakar, H.A. El-Salam, S.A. Bhatevara, Kuwait Oil Company; A.H. Jokhi, A. Carasco, S. Saha, D. Herrera, F. Al-Najdi, S. Hassan, Schlumberger
1010-1035 199249 Drilling Lost Circulation Material Implementation Strategies On Fluid Loss Remediation And Formation Damage Control M. Yang, Y. Chen, Louisiana State University
1035-1100 199336 Completions Using Particle Size Theories To Optimize Bridging Solids For Post-gravel-pack Screens

S. Abiodun, TETRA Technologies Inc.; J.M. Vincent, K. Schultz, TETRA Technologies, Inc.; E. Rapp, TETRA Technologies Inc.
1100-1125 199333 Drilling A Comprehensive Rheological Study For A Flowing Polymer-Based Drilling Fluid Used For Wellbore Strengthening M. Magzoub, Well Construction Technology Center; S. Salehi, University of Oklahoma; I. A. Hussein, M. S. Nasser, University of Qatar
10:30 - 14:00
11  Knowledge Sharing ePosters II Oaklawn/Rosedown
Session Chairpersons Nicholas Paris - BHP Billiton, Raymond J Tibbles - DuneFront
This poster session will present lively discussions by the authors via ePosters in support and as continuation of all papers presented on various topics throughout the day.
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 199286 Drilling Profiling The Production Performance Of Five Hpht Gas Condensate Wells Drilled And Completed With High-density Cesium Formate Fluids In The Brent Group Formations Of The Kvitebjorn Field J.D. Downs, Formate Brine Ltd; N. Fleming, Equinor ASA
1030-1400 199337 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Non-monotonic Retention Profiles Of Suspended Particles Under Water Injection

N. Khazali, G. Malgaresi, The University of Adelaide; P.G. Bedrikovetsky, University of Adelaide
Alternate 199316 Drilling Laboratory Evaluation Of Mud Systems For Drilling High Clay Shales In Dynamic Conditions: Comparison Of Inhibitive Systems N. Konate, Well Construction Technology Center; M. Magzoub, OU; S. Salehi, University of Oklahoma; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.; M. Mokhtari, University of Louisiana At Lafayette
1030-1400 199335 Completions Comparison Of Various Particle Size Distribution Measurement Methods: Role Of Particle Shape Descriptors M. Roostaei, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; M. Soroush, S. Hosseini, A. Velayati, University of Alberta; A.B. Alkouh, College of Technological Studies; M. Mahmoudi, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.; V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc
1030-1400 199263 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analysis Of Time Lapse Formation Damage Evolution Throughout The Life Of A Well S. Bellabiod, A. Deghmoum, Sonatrach; H. Madani, ENPO-MA; O. Karacali, Y.A. Shumakov, Schlumberger
1030-1400 199308 Completions Advanced Control Of Coiled Tubing Downhole Tools Addresses Extreme Permeability Contrast Of Carbonate Water Injectors And Leads To Unprecedented Reservoir Sweep Efficiency M. Aglyamov, N. Molero, F. Nabki, A. Mhiri, M. Momin, H. Al-Mashhadani, Schlumberger
1030-1400 199295 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Lessons Learned To Avoid Formation Damage Development During Waste Slurry Injection Operations Y. Panchal, O. Sameh, N. Mounir, M. Shams, I.M. Mohamed, O.A. Abou-Sayed, A.S. Abou-Sayed, Advantek Waste Management Services LLC
1030-1400 199280 Kinetics Of Waxphaltene Dissolution In The Presence Of Biosurfactants A. Mahmoudkhani, Locus Bio-Energy Solutions
1030-1400 199279 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Formation Damage Evaluation In Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using A Laboratory-Calibrated Multi-Phase Flow Numerical Simulator K.L. Díez, N. Bueno, J.M. Mejia, Universidad Nacional De Colombia; A. Restrepo, Gastim Technologies; J.D. Vallejo Restrepo, Exergy - Modeling and Analytics
1030-1400 199235 Integrating Advanced Technologies Reduces Formation Damage During Acid Stimulations R. Kalabayev, R. Kruglov, Schlumberger Logelco Inc
1030-1400 199285 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Mineral Solubility Measurement And Prediction Under High Pressure, High Temperature Reservoir Conditions N. Goodwin, M. May, S. Wilson, G. Graham, Scaled Solutions Limited
1030-1400 199321 Production & Operations The Development Of The Trends In Formation Damage Removal Technologies In Sandstone Reservoirs A. Maltcev, LLC Gazpromneft STC; Mining University; G. Shcherbakov, LLC Gazpromneft STC
13:30 - 16:30
12  Fracturing II Salon B
Session Chairpersons Karthik Mahadev - BP America Inc, Raymond J Tibbles - DuneFront
The major theme of this session is to highlight innovations within fracturing. Unique approaches to fracturing operations, overcoming proppant suspension and pore scale measurements with new instruments, addressing environmentally and greener products, and grey areas between matrix and fracturing treatments round out this state of the art session.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1355 199287 Measuring Gel Strength With A Texture Analyzer Y. Sun, A. Mack, J.K. Guy-Caffey, P. Vincent, TETRA Technologies Inc.
1355-1420 199272 Completions Re-stimulation Of Horizontal Well Water Injectors In The Danish Halfdan Field Using A Revised Diversion Approach B. Ritchie, S. Thomson, B. Kiyabayev, F. Oliveira-Martinez, Total E&P Denmark; R.D. Carter, Total E&P
1420-1445 199289 Characteristics And Performance Of Novel Well-stimulation Fluids Comprising Biosurfactants For Appalachian Basin A. Mahmoudkhani, M.R. Shumway, G. West, K.H. Raney, K. Alibek, J. Rogers, Locus Bio-Energy Solutions, LLC; M. Jacobs, Penneco Oil Company
1510-1535 199283 Completions A New-intermediate Strength Proppant Additive To Combat Asphaltene Deposition For Delivering Long Term Flow Assurance N. Spurr, Baker Hughes, a GE Company; F. Debenedictis, Baker Hughes. a GE Company; M.J. Usie, S. Bhaduri, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
1535-1600 199265 Completions Investigating The Role Of Surfactant In Oil/water/Rock Systems Using QCM-D D.N. Benoit, I. Saputra, A. Recio, III, K. Henkel-Holan, Halliburton
1600-1625 199236 Completions Decision Criterion For Acid Stimulation Method In Carbonate Reservoirs: Matrix Acidizing Or Acid Fracturing? M. Palharini Schwalbert, Petrobras; M.S. Al Jawad, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals; A.D. Hill, D. Zhu, Texas A&M University
13:30 - 16:30
13  New Developments Salon A
Session Chairpersons Carl T Montgomery - NSI Technologies LLC, Terry T Palisch - CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
This session presents new developments in the world of oil and gas technologies and thief applications. The presentations include technologies of water imbibition, Nano applications and real time data review and algorithm.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1355 199322 Enhancement Of Water Imbibition In Shales By Use Of Ketone Solvent M. Wang, K. Baek, G.A. Abeykoon, F.J. Arguelles, R. Okuno, The University of Texas At Austin
1355-1420 199290 Completions Advanced Intervention Workflow Brings High-Pressure Jetting To New Heights Of Effectiveness And Enables Unprecedented Injection Coverage In Tight Carbonate Reservoirs S. Abdelrehim, D. Gutierrez, S. Punnapala, M. Subaihi, G. Raja, ADNOC Onshore; N. Molero, A. Mhiri, J. Rivas, P. Ramondenc, W. Belkadi, Schlumberger
1420-1445 199318 Drilling Nanocellulose As A New Degradable Suspension Additive For High-Density Calcium Brines J.P. Deville, A. Rady, H. Zhou, Halliburton
1445-1510 199297 Completions A Novel Shifting Tool To Operate Formation Isolation Valves G. Balasubramanian, Schlumberger Well Completion & Productivity Group
1510-1535 199324 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Reinforcement Of Polyacrylamide-co-tert-butyl Acrylate Base Gel Using Nanosilica For Conformance Control At Low And High Reservoir Temperatures
M. Shamlooh, A. Hamza, I.A. Hussein, M.S. Nasser, Qatar University; S. Salehi, The University of Oklahoma
1535-1600 199298 Management & Information Digital Oilfield: Review Of Real-time Data-flow Architecture For Upstream Oil And Gas Rigs B. Slechta, King Operating Corporation; C. Vivas, University of Oklahoma; F. K Saleh, Well Construction Technology Center; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.; S. Salehi, University of Oklahoma
1600-1625 199246 Spatial And Temporal Patterns In Particle Retention In Vuggy Porous Media H.J. Khan, M. Prodanovic, D.A. DiCarlo, The University of Texas At Austin
13:30 - 16:30
14  Cementing Damage Challenges Ashland
Session Chairpersons Michael T. Byrne - Lloyd's Register
Diverse issues in cementing and wellbore clean such as well productivity related to wellbore cleanup, lost circulation materials and cementing and polymer viscosifier are presented in this session.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1355 199242 An Innovative Spacer System Designed With Biodegradable Polymer And Loss Circulation Material To Aid In Formation Damage Control V. Edwards, A. Doan, Baker Hughes, a GE company; A. Ekwue, Baker Hughes a GE company
1355-1420 199309 Novel Application Of Swelling Thixotropic Polymer Solution Ahead Of Cement In Fractured Carbonates. J.A. Barry, Turbo-Chem International Inc.
0245-1510 199305 Mwd And Mpd System Combination Successfully Manages Ultra-high Lcm Concentrations And Cement Slurries In Loss Scenarios

A.F. Valerio, G.O. Carvalho, G. Barron, I. Stuart, E. Stoian, Weatherford; T. Brian, Total
1510-1535 199301 Production & Operations A Novel Approach To Salvaging Well Completions With Mud Damage Using A Specialized Fluid System; The First Cases In Nigeria E.C. Ogbunuju, Techdaer; E.O. Okolomma, Y.U. Ibrahim, O. Imbazi, Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria (SPDC); U.A. Ukpe, Techdaer; B.D. Burts, M&D Industries of Louisiana, Inc.; C. Justus, M&D Industries Louisiana
1535-1600 199271 Successful Wellbore Cleanup Using Environmentally Friendly Chemicals To Enhance Well Productivity H.K. Sharma, Q. Al-Khalifah, A.K. Al-mulhim, M.J. Al-Shammari, Saudi Aramco SAOO
1600-1625 199277 Drilling Curing Lost Circulation In Fractured Reservoirs Using A ‘Level-off’ Cement Plugging Method - Case Studies In Drilling And Workover Applications R. Ashena, Independent Consultant; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.; A. Hekmatinia, Independent Consultant

Friday, February 21

08:30 - 12:00
SE01  FRIDAY FORUM: Risk-based Completion Decisions to Maximize Well Performance Salon A-B
Moderator(s) Rodney J Wetzel - Consultant
Speaker(s) Paul Andre Hebert - Chevron Corporation, Barney Paul Paternostro - Llog Exploration Co LLC, Chris E. Shuchart - ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co., Bart Waltman - Shell, Kevin S Whaley - BP Exploration Europe
Risk-based Completion Decisions to Maximize Well Performance