SPE Workshop: Unlocking the Potential of Low Quality Reservoirs in Brown and Green Fields 22 - 24 Sep 2020 Cairo, Egypt


Tuesday, September 22

09:00 - 17:00

Wednesday, September 23

08:00 - 08:55
09:00 - 10:00
Safety Announcement, Introduction and Opening Note

Keynote Speaker(s): 

Ali Rashid Al-Jarwan
Managing Director, Exploration & Production and CEO
Dragon Oil



10:30 - 11:50
Session 1: Petrophysical Evaluation
Session Chairpersons Sherif Ghadiry, Schlumberger; Sameh Hussein, Apache; Mohamed Saeed, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Petrophysical evaluation of well log data has always been crucial for identification and assessment of hydrocarbon bearing zones. Reservoir quality is defined by using petrophysical analyses coupled with petrographic observations, capillary pressure, and diagenetic studies, in addition to unconventional logs such as borehole images, nuclear magnetic resonance logs, elemental spectroscopy measurements, and spectral GR interpretation. This session will give a complete methodology and workflow for using all available petrophysical data to evaluate LQR. 

11:50 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:50
Session 2: Reservoir Characterisation
Session Chairpersons Giovanni Aquilina, Agiba; Ahmed Salah, EGAS; Hassan Ramadan, Halliburton

Integrated reservoir management is an attractive process to add value to the oil companies’ assets by increasing the reserves of their reservoirs already in production, or new exploration discoveries, through an improved development strategy. It is a way of combining complementary approaches and techniques such as reservoir characterisation, use of complex well architecture, special core analysis, design of recovery processes, reservoir monitoring and reservoir simulation, and creating a positive synergy between them. The aim of this session is to define a methodology to evaluate any future finding for LQR.

14:50 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:30
Session 3: Production Enhancement
Session Chairpersons Taner Batmaz, Schlumberger; Amr Farran, Halliburton; Mohamed Baydoon, Agiba

LQR are one of the unconventional resources that are characterised with low porosity, permeability, high water saturation, small drainage radius, and low productivity. Better reservoir knowledge and increasingly advanced technologies make the production of unconventional resources economically viable and more efficient. Unconventional oil and gas are differentiated from conventional hydrocarbon resources based on the state of the hydrocarbon, nature of the geologic reservoirs, and types of technologies required to extract the hydrocarbon. They require significant well stimulation such as hydraulic fracture, acid, chemical treatment, or the use of horizontal/multi-lateral wells to produce at economic rates. The different methods and techniques used to improve the production from LQR will be discussed during this session.

Thursday, September 24

09:30 - 10:30
Keynote Speeches
Speaker(s) Hany Shaker, EGPC; Moustafa Oraby, American University in Cairo

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote Speaker: Hany Shaker - EGPC 

The Economic of Sharing Agreements of Brown Fields


09:30 - 1000

Keynote Speaker: Moustafa Oraby - Petroleum Engineering professor at the American University in Cairo

10:30 - 12:00
Session 4: Field Development & Reservoir Monitoring
Session Chairpersons Ahmed El Banbi, AUC; Hussein Mokhtar, Eni; Mohamed Zahran, Shell

Determining the optimum way to develop, produce, and monitor LQR in a manner that successfully balances risks, uncertainty, and stakeholder value, has always been a challenge in the petroleum industry.

This session is going to cover the surveillance, monitoring, and analysis of new approaches and applications, to understand and develop such challenging fields. It will demonstrate how to develop those reservoirs in terms of well design and placement to overcome low productivity challenges. It will also introduce secondary and tertiary recovery techniques applied to enhance  mature hydrocarbons commercially to meet production aspirations.

12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00
Session 5: Case Studies
Session Chairpersons Mohamed Abdel Azim, GANOPE; Hassan Salem, EGPC; Samir Zayed, Petrobel

Case studies from various parts of the world will be comprehensively discussed in this session. These projects will be thoroughly discussed from the initial appraisal stages until their status end. Speakers will discuss the entire life cycle of these projects covering the decision-making process pertaining to the choice of the specific development plan, well construction and completion, production technology, surface facilities, and reservoir management. A special emphasis will be put on best practices and on how the challenges faced during the project life were analysed and overcome.

14:00 - 15:00