SPE Workshop: Reservoir Characterization of Mature Fields — The Mexican Connection 21 - 22 Apr 2020 Villahermosa, Mexico

Agenda

Tuesday, April 21

07:30 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 10:30
Session 1: Start-up Panel Session

This panel opens the workshop with presenters who have career-long experiences/perspectives regarding mature fields in Mexico.  The traditional disciplines are emphasized in the context of historical aspects, but each presenter is also an expert-level practitioner and will provide guidance on what has been and what should be done to improve production and recovery in mature fields, in Mexico specifically, but also providing global perspectives wherever possible.

10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Session 2: Revamping Mature Fields by Updating Static Characterization. What's New?

When was the last time the static model was redone? Static in G&G doesn't mean we have no new information/technology that may change the way we understood our mature field. This session call for new technologies, processes and/or techniques for static subsurface property characterization in mature fields. Many mature fields have numerous wells and long-lived production data, but data quality and distribution over space and time is typically uneven.  Fluid properties can change over the life of a field as can reservoir properties such as porosity. Options for gathering new data to assess such property changes are often hampered by cost or technology limitations. However, integrating existing data -- examined with updated or overlooked interpretation techniques -- along with targeted logging into well-conceived static models can help bring new life to mature fields.
Main challenges to be discussed:

  • Sources of information to characterization (seismic, well information, production information, etc.)
  • Data management (information collect, Quality Control, risk control)
  • Static characterization
12:45 - 14:00
Session 3: What Else Needs To Be Done To improve the Reservoir (Dynamic) Characterization?

This session open the discussion through examples that emphasize those successes or evaluations that presents results and potential applications of the use of the dynamic characterization in the modeling of Mexican mature reservoirs/fields.  Certainty at the end of a reservoir life will depends of the quality of production data and the integration of this information to static data such as core data, well logs, and seismic information in order to provide robust reservoir models that can be used to predict future reservoir performance behavior in a well-known reservoir.
Main challenges to be discussed:

  • Sources of information to characterization (seismic, well information, production information, etc.)
  • Data management (information collect, Quality Control, risk control)
  • Dynamic characterization
  • Upscaling (reservoir numerical simulation)
  • Exploitation plans based on characterization (Field cases)
  • -Economics of characterization (The cost of not characterize a field)
14:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:30
Session 4: Are Mature Field Economics for EOR/IOR? How Can We Make EOR Technically and Commercially Attractive?

When is the best time for EOR/IOR? Are mature fields still great candidates? This session will explore the EOR/IOR projects results in Mexico by PEMEX from commercial, technical and economic sense. How friendly the regulations are for EOR/IOR Projects and many other aspects of EOR/IOR to expand Mexico’s reservoir above and beyond primary production.

16:30 - 16:45
16:45 - 18:30
Session 5: Field Case 1 Round Tables

Discussion of main conclusions and key points, collected from Chairmen during table sessions (both days) - template document needs to be elaborated for this purpose
Questions pool for discussion:

  1. Revamping Mature Field by updating Static Characterization. What's new?
  2. What else need to be done to improve the Reservoir (Dynamic) Characterization?
  3. Are Mature Field Economics for EOR/IOR? How can we made EOR Technical & Commercial Attractive?
18:30 - 20:00

Wednesday, April 22

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:00
Session 6: Drilling and Completions in Mature Fields: Is there Room for Improvement?

As it becomes necessary to drill and complete wells to reach out for e.g. bypassed reservoirs zones, high water and or gas saturations, or partially depleted, or subject to well interference of previous neighbor producers, and own challenges. Usage of new technologies and their implementation in terms of cost efficiency and increased reservoir performance is the primary objective. This session will present innovation, practices and vision both for drilling, completion and stimulation in mature fields aiming well, group and filed revitalization and production longevity.
Main challenges to be discussed:

  • Sources of information to characterization (seismic, well information, production information, etc.)
  • Data management (information collect, Quality Control, risk control)
  • Drilling in mature fields
09:00 - 10:00
Session 7: Mature Fields View under the New Mexican Energy Vision

This a panel session about Hydrocarbon Law and Government regulation and how they affect or improve Mature Field productivity and economics. 

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
Session 8: New Digital Tools to improve field characterization, Are Mature Field ready for the Digital Ecosystem?

Mature assets present a combination of unique challenges and countless opportunities for optimal control of oil field development and operations. This session covers key technological aspects currently being developed and applied in mature fields, including big data collection and storing, machine learning methods for data analysis and prediction, smart field close-loop workflows, etc.

11:30 - 13:40
Session 9: Field Case 2 Round Tables

This session is the knowledge exchange of project management and implementation in the Mexican environment of oil and gas, at least four projects that improved performance or recovery by applying new technology, rejuvenate old technologies or process and workflow, implemented secondary recovery and more will be presented and discussed the technical details that make them a success story in Mexico.

13:40 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:45
Session 10: Final Panel - What We Learned From Here

Discussion of main conclusions and key points, collected from Chairmen during table sessions (both days).
Questions pool for discussion:

  1. Drilling and Completions in Mature Fields. Are there room for improvements?
  2. Exploitation Plans Targeting Mature Fields Recovery Factors and Ultimate Reserves, How much more could be achieved?
  3. New Digital Tools to improve field characterization, Are Mature Field ready for the digital ecosystem?
16:45 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30
Session 11: Closing Remarks

Discussion of main conclusions and key points, followed by a closing  keynote presentation.

 

18:00 - 18:15