SPE Canada Virtual Unconventional Resources Conference 28 Sep - 2 Oct 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibition [MDT, UTC-6]

Agenda| All times Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6)

Monday, September 28

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.

Special Requirements: 

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

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

This 1-day 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 half-day 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: 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: 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: 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
UR01  Bubble Point Production Modeling Issues and Parent Child Pressure Sink Mitigation
Session Chairpersons James Gouveia - Rose & Associates, Mary Ann Clark - TAQA North
This session includes papers addressing: The possible source of production rate increases observed when we numerically simulate initial production below bubble point and guidance on the modeling of parent/child well production impacts based on various pressure sink mitigation techniques with a Montney field example.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 199973 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Rate Increase in Unconventional Wells with Declining Flowing Pressure M. Pooladi-Darvish, MPD Reservoir Engineers Ltd.; S. Tabatabaie, M. Tavallali, L. Mattar, IHS Markit
1130-1200 199969 Completions Pressure Sink Mitigation: Effect of Preloading Parent Wells to Better Control Infill Hydraulic Fracture Propagation K. Joslin, E. Ranjbar, Computer Modelling Group; S. Shahamat, K. Somanchi, Birchcliff Energy
13:30 - 15:00
SS 02: Best of US Shale

Session Chairpersons:
Patrick Miller, PETRONAS Canada; David Langille, Shell Canada

This session imports to Canada some of the most exciting presentations on US shale plays from the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) and the Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference (HFTC).

Presentations:

  1. More information is coming soon.
  2. Evaluating the Impact of Frac Communication Between Parent, Child, and Vertical Wells in the Midland Basin Lower Spraberry and Wolfcamp Reservoirs
    • M.F. Rainbolt, Abra Controls Corporation; R. Scherz, Endeavor Energy Resources
  3. Acoustic Imaging Of Perforation Erosion In Hydraulically Fractured Wells For Optimizing Cluster Efficiency

    • Stephen Robinson, DarkVision

13:30 - 15:00
UR02  Reservoir and Forecasting
Session Chairpersons Ali Esmail - Consultant, Bita Bayestehparvin - VMG, A Schlumberger Technology
Forecasting of multi-fractured horizontal wells and characterizing their productivity has continued to challenge the industry due to rapidly evolving hydraulic fracturing design, associated spatial well configurations and variable geology. This session presents novel approaches to production and pressure transient analysis that aim to address well interference effects and long term production implications. Advances in production evaluation of unconventional fractured reservoirs in multi-fractured horizontal wells will be discussed.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 199991 Completions Quantitative Analysis of Inter-Well Communication in Tight Reservoirs: An Example from Montney Formation B. Haghshenas, Reservoir Diagnostics Inc.; F. Qanbari, Seven Generations Energy
1400-1430 199981 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Use of Normalized Cumulative Production Curves to Estimate Ultimate Recovery of Unconventional Plays in North America I. Olea, H. Tabatabaie, L. Mattar, R. Khaksarfard, IHS Markit
15:15 - 16:45
SS 03: Turning the Dials of the Future in Unconventionals

Session Chairperson(s):
Kris Watson, NCS Multistage

Operators have elected to trial many types of completion optimization methods by equipment selection, downhole/surface diagnostics, and a variety of “mix and match” to improve understanding of resource recovery. This session will show novel enhancements in analytics and technology that pursue the solutions of the common business drivers; including fracture geometry control, frac and reservoir characterization, parent-child well interactions, risk mitigation, production performance, secondary/tertiary recovery and other similar properties.

Presentations:

  1. Field Trial of a Modified DFIT (Pump-in/Flowback) Designed to Accelerate Estimates of Closure Pressure, Reservoir Pressure and Well Productivity Index
    • Chris Clarkson, University of Calgary
  2. Multi-Stage Post-Fracture Pressure Decline Analysis – A New Low-Cost Fracture Optimization Method
    • Mike Sullivan, Chevron
  3. Agile Frac’ing – Applying Artificial Intelligence
    • Dave Cook, Canadian Fracturing
15:15 - 16:45
SS 04: Methane Emission Panel
Moderator(s) Darcy Spady, Carbon Connect International; Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes Canada

Session Chairpersons:
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

Wednesday, September 30

09:00 - 10:30
SS 05: 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 - 10:30
PS01  Knowledge Sharing ePoster I
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 200000 Completions Unlocking Completion Design Optimization Using an Augmented AI Approach E. Davani, Z. Ma, X. Ma, H. Lee, I. Arslan, X. Zhai, H. Darabi, D. Castineira, Quantum Reservoir Impact
Alternate 199987 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analysis of Communicating Multi-Fractured Horizontal Well Production Data Using the Dynamic Drainage Area Concept H. Ahmadi, C.R. Clarkson, H. Hamdi, H. Behmanesh, University of Calgary
09:00 - 12:30
UR03  Diagnostics and Frac Geometry I
Session Chairpersons Nicole Frechette - Repsol Canada, Juliana Leung - University of Alberta
This session offers a diverse set of cutting edge topics for delegates interested in hydraulic fracture diagnostics. Topics that will be presented include advances in permeability measurements, flowback and salinity data analysis, interpretation of pressure and leak-off data, and integration of microseismic and stress measurements with production data analysis.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 199980 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Alternative Technique for Fast Permeability Measurements of Gas Shales R. Feng, S. Chen, Y. Pang, University of Calgary
0930-1000 200010 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Permeability of Tight Sand and Shale Formations : A Dual Mechanism Approach for Micro and Nanodarcy Reservoirs A.S. Ziarani, PetroMars Inc.; R. Aguilera, University of Calgary; A.X. Cui, AGAT Laboratotries
1000-1030 199968 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Case Studies of Integrated Flowback Analysis: Examples from the Montney and Duvernay Formations C.R. Clarkson, University of Calgary; J.D. Williams-kovacs, Sproule Associates Limited and University of Calgary; Z. Zhang, B. Yuan, A. Ghanizadeh, H. Hamdi, University of Calgary; A. Islam, Baytex Energy Ltd.
1100-1130 200021 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Learning from Behavioral Frac Maps: A Montney Case Study in Integration of Modern Microseismic and Production Data Analyses P.M. Moradi, D. Angus, K. Jeziorski, ESG Solutions; A. Greig, M. de Groot, Ovintiv Inc.
1130-1200 199990 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Field-Wide Review of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFIT) in Montney and Duvernay Formations - Part 1: Stress and Pressure Distributions B. Haghshenas, Reservoir Diagnostics Inc.; F. Qanbari, Seven Generations Energy
1230-1230 199978 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Geomechanical Characterization and Modeling in the Montney for Hydraulic Fracturing Optimization Q. Li, O.P. Michi, D. Boskovic, A. Zhmodik, M. Faskhoodi, G.G. Ferrer, V. Ramanathan, T. Ogunyemi, R. Ameuri, Schlumberger
11:00 - 12:30
UR04  Completions
Session Chairpersons Trevor J Meador - CNOOC International, Nancy Chen - University of Calgary
This session will explore the various ways that digital transformation is changing the way we design, implement and analyze well Completions to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1130 199967 Completions Artificial Intelligence for Real-Time Monitoring of Fracture Driven Interactions and Simultaneous Completion Optimization H. Stephenson, T. Nguyen, G. Murrell, A. Shahkarami, R. Klenner, Baker Hughes
1130-1200 200003 Management & Information Development of a Ball Seat Event Recognition Algorithm with Convolutional Neural Network for the Real-Time Hydraulic Fracturing Analytics System Y. Shen, D. Cao, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
1200-1230 200019 Completions Machine Learning Interpretability Application to Optimize Well Completion in Montney Formation Y. Sheikhi Garjan, Abra Controls Inc.; M. Ghane Ezabadi, SAIT Polytechnic
Alternate 200000 Completions Unlocking Completion Design Optimization Using an Augmented AI Approach E. Davani, Z. Ma, X. Ma, H. Lee, I. Arslan, X. Zhai, H. Darabi, D. Castineira, Quantum Reservoir Impact
13:30 - 15:00
PS02  Knowledge Sharing ePoster II
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 200017 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Are Displacement-Type EOR Processes Feasible in the Liquids-Rich Portion of the Montney? M. Faskhoodi, J.A. Rivero, A. Zhmodik, H. Mukisa, B. Bayestehparvin, Schlumberger
Alternate 199997 Completions Improved Refracturing Evaluation Workflow: An Integrated Methodology Incorporating Advanced Geomechanical Modeling E. IBAÑEZ MARTINEZ, R. BEZERRA DE MELO, Y. Wang, Y. Dong, Repsol S.A.; J. Alvarellos, Repsol; M.R. Lakshmikantha, C. Webb, Repsol S.A.
13:30 - 15:00
UR05  Diagnostics and Frac Geometry II
Session Chairpersons Hassan Dehghanpour - University of Alberta, Dylan Lougheed - Saga Wisdom
This session offers a diverse set of cutting edge topics for delegates interested in hydraulic fracture characterization and early-time well performance. The latest findings in the effects of post-frac shut-ins and depletion on fracture orientation are discussed. In addition a new workflow for encompassing uncertainty into Discrete Fracture Network modelling is presented.
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1400 199998 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Integrated Field and Simulation Study to Understand the Role of Shut-In on a Montney Well Performance T.A. Soleiman Asl, T. Moussa, O.D. Ezulike, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta
1430-1500 199988 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Probabilistic History Matching of Multi-Scale Fractured Reservoirs: Integration of a Novel Localization Scheme Based on Rate Transient Analysis F. Nwabia, J.Y. Leung, University of Alberta
13:30 - 15:00
UR06  Rock Properties, Interaction with Frac Fluids
Session Chairpersons Hassan Dehghanpour - University of Alberta, Audrey Rasmussen - PETRONAS Canada
This session will present recent advances in measuring and modeling rock-fluid interactions and geomechanical properties of unconventional plays including calcareous shales of the Duvernay Formation.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 199971 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Wettability of Calcareous Shales from the East Duvernay Basin: The Role Of Natural Fractures, Thermal Maturity, and Organic-Pore Connectivity S. Yu, M. Yassin, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta; C. Kolbeck, Outlier Resources Ltd.
1400-1430 200013 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Systematic Study of Water-Rock Reactions to Reveal the Relationship Between Total Dissolved Solids and Colloidal System Parameters L. Zhang, B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
1430-1500 200011 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Interbedded Carbonate and Calcareous Shales of the Devonian Duvernay Formation of Alberta, Canada: Implications for Completion due to High Variability of Geomechanical Properties R.A. Wüst, AGAT Laboratories; A.S. Ziarani, PetroMars Inc.; A.X. Cui, AGAT Laboratories
Alternate 199987 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analysis of Communicating Multi-Fractured Horizontal Well Production Data Using the Dynamic Drainage Area Concept H. Ahmadi, C.R. Clarkson, H. Hamdi, H. Behmanesh, University of Calgary
15:15 - 16:45
SS 02: Best of Thermal Well Integrity

Session Chairpersons:
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.
  1. SAGD Circulation Strategy Utilizing Flow Control Devices
  • Jeremie Batias, Total
  1. 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
15:15 - 16:45
SS 07: Low Mobility, High Motivation: Sharing Across Heavy Oil & Tight Plays

Session Chairpersons:
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
UR07  Trends, Optimization and Well Construction
Session Chairpersons Sylvester Zdonczyk - Repsol Canada, Claudio Juan Jose Virues - Alberta Energy Regulator
This session will explore optimization of workflows for drilling/completions in order to improve production and better manage resources.
Time Paper # Presentation
1515-1545 200006 Drilling An Automated Physics-Based Workflow for Identification and Classification of Drilling Dysfunctions Drives Drilling Efficiency and Transparency for Completion Design G.S. SAINI, The University of Texas at Austin; D.G. Hender, IPCOS; C. James, S. Sankaran, V. Sen, Occidental Petroleum; E. van Oort, The University of Texas At Austin
1545-1615 199986 Completions Completion Optimization of Child Wells in a Depleted Environment, a Duvernay Example G. Garcia Ferrer, M. Faskhoodi, A. Zhmodik, Q. Li, H. Mukisa, Schlumberger
1615-1645 200009 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Coupling Microseismic and Production Data Analysis to Optimize Well Spacing in Unconventional Reservoirs I. Nizkous, P.M. Moradi, D. Angus, ESG Solutions; K. Bosman, Ocean Frontier Institute
Alternate 199997 Completions Improved Refracturing Evaluation Workflow: An Integrated Methodology Incorporating Advanced Geomechanical Modeling E. IBAÑEZ MARTINEZ, R. BEZERRA DE MELO, Y. Wang, Y. Dong, Repsol S.A.; J. Alvarellos, Repsol; M.R. Lakshmikantha, C. Webb, Repsol S.A.

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
UR08  Reservoir Fluids and Enhanced Oil Recovery
Session Chairpersons Karim Khan - NCS Multistage, Trisha MacDonald - GLJ Petroleum Consultants
This session will demonstrate the latest EOR mechanisms in unconventional formations, with a variety of experimental and field case studies focusing on tight oil and gas condensate reservoirs. Presentations will cover trending topics related to cyclic gas injection, coupled flow and geomechanics modeling of inter-fracture water injection EOR and Huff-puff CO2- EOR, to name a few. They also provide comprehensive work-flows and lessons learned that would maximize recovery potential from such basins.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 199992 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Intergrated Workflow for Analysis of Adsorbed Phase Contribution in Liquid Rich Wells in the Unconventional Duvernay Formation G. Sharma, H. Galvis-Portilla, University of Calgary
0930-1000 199994 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Measurements of Montney and Duvernay Gas-Cycling Enhanced Oil Recovery F.B. Thomas, Reservoir Optimization Strategies; M. Piwowar, M. Noroozi, W. Gibb, J. Marin, H. Zhang, Stratum Reservoir
1000-1030 199983 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Coupled Flow and Geomechanics Modeling of Inter-Fracture Water Injection to Enhance Oil Recovery in Tight Reservoirs Y. Liu, Texas A&M University; L. Liu, Texas A&M University and China University of Petroleum (East China); J.Y. Leung, University of Alberta; K. Wu, Texas A&M University; G.J. Moridis, Texas A&M University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1100-1130 200001 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Understanding the Mechanisms of Huff-n-Puff, Co2-EOR in Liquid-Rich Shale Plays: Bakken Case Study A. Ellafi, H. Jabbari, O.S. Tomomewo, University of North Dakota
1130-1200 199999 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigation of Cyclic Gas Injection in the Gas Condensate Window of Unconventional Reservoirs C.J. Santiago, University of Calgary; A. Kantzas, University of Calgary and Perm Inc.
1200-1230 200014 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Impact of Heterogeneity on Producing GOR for Tight Unconventional Wells F.M. Alqahtani, A. Khan, E.D. Chuparova, C.H. Whitson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Alternate 200017 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Are Displacement-Type EOR Processes Feasible in the Liquids-Rich Portion of the Montney? M. Faskhoodi, J.A. Rivero, A. Zhmodik, H. Mukisa, B. Bayestehparvin, Schlumberger
13:30 - 15:00
UR09  Natural Gas in Western Canada – Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
Session Chairpersons Silviu Livescu - Baker Hughes, Patrick Miller - PETRONAS Canada
This session will explore the drivers of trends in natural gas prices in Western Canada over the past decade, current challenges facing the industry, and provide a glimpse into the future with LNG coming on-stream.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 Fundamentals of Natural Gas Pricing J. Mogck, GLJ Petroleum Consultants
1400-1430 200005 Management & Information Analysis of Alberta Natural Gas Well Productivity, and its Effects on Price: Could Implementing Allowables, Better Stabilize the Market? J.D. Chodzicki, JDC Exploitation Inc.
1430-1500 The Marginal Molecule’s Potential: The Competitiveness of Canadian Natural Gas and LNG L. O'Brien, Sproule

Friday, October 02

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

Session Chairperson(s):
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 - 12:30
UR10  Diagnostics, Testing and Monitoring
Session Chairpersons David Langille - Shell Canada, Vijay Shrivastava - Computer Modelling Group
Diagnostics, testing, and monitoring are the building blocks for production evaluation and understanding well performance. Acquiring this data enables subsurface technical professionals to regress measured or interpreted variables against metrics of value. We (and our managers) all want a better way to predict performance and improve planning. This session will be a window into recent work pertaining to frac sand handling, GOR normalization of production data for appropriate comparisons, flow capacity tests using triaxial apparatus, modeling calibrated with microseismic, flow & geomechanical coupled interpretations, an integrated study on shut-ins & microemulsions, and temperature analyses of hydraulic fracture and warm-back analysis.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 199975 Production & Operations Can Wet Sand Be Used for More than Building Sand Castles on the Beach? B. Dorfman, M.W. Oehler, M.K. Fisher, Prop X; I. Wilson, Ovintiv Inc.
0930-1000 199982 Reservoir Description & Dynamics CGR Normalization - Convert Rates to a Common Surface Process M.L. Carlsen, M. Dahouk, A. Hoffmann, C.H. Whitson, Whitson AS
1000-1030 200007 Completions Flow Capacity Tests and Production Enhancement Evaluation of Multiple Fracturing Using Large Scale True-Triaxial Apparatus M. Lu, Colorado School of Mines
1100-1130 200002 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Laboratory Protocol for Evaluating Microemulsions for Enhanced Oil Recovery While Fracturing M. Eghbalva, A. Habibi, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta
1130-1200 199976 Completions Hydraulic Fracturing Modeling, Fracture Network, and Microseismic Monitoring E. Urban-Rascon, R. Aguilera, University of Calgary
1200-1230 199996 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Coupled Approach to Study the Hydraulic Fracturing-Induced Earthquakes near Crooked Lake, Alberta G. Hui, S. Chen, Z. Chen, University of Calgary; F. Gu, PetroChina
11:00 - 15:00
SS 10: Start-Ups: Enabling Entrepreneurs to Accelerate Industry Innovation
Moderator(s) Caralyn Bennett, GLJ Petroleum Consultants

Session Chairpersons:
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
13:30 - 15:00
UR11  Water and Fluids
Session Chairpersons Dylan Lougheed - Saga Wisdom, Chad Singh - Consultant
This session will highlight industry efforts around fluids, proppant, and completion technology to optimize field development and reduce environmental footprint.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 199993 Completions Future of Hydraulic Fracturing Application in Terms of Water Management and Environmental Issues: A Critical Review A. Ellafi, H. Jabbari, O.S. Tomomewo, M.D. Mann, University of North Dakota; M. Ba Geri, Missouri University of Science & Technology
1400-1430 199984 Production & Operations Identification and Remediation of High Water Cut Stages in Multi-Stage Hydraulically Fractured Wells: A Case Study in the Midale Formation J. Jenkins, Burgess Creek Exploration; A. Lafreniere, Lab Site; C. Wrightson, Labsite; M. Hogg, NCS Multistage
1430-1500 200004 Production & Operations Chemical Proppant Generated in the Fracture from the Novel Fracturing Fluid System L. Zhifeng, N. Zhang, Z. Liqiang, W. Lin, Southwest Petroleum University; Y. Pei, PetroChina Dagang Oilfield Company; W. Miao, Y. Yu, Southwest Petroleum University