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Tuesday, November 23

08:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:00
Opening Ceremony

To mark the launch of the SPE Eastern Europe Subsurface Conference, leading industry figures will provide insight and vision on the oil and gas industry across East Europe and the Black Sea region. Hear from:

  • Kamel Ben-Naceur SPE President

  • Yuriy Vitrenko, CEO, Naftogaz of Ukraine

  • Maksym Nemchynov , Deputy Minister of Energy, Ukraine 

  • Franck Neel, Executive Board Member of OMV Petrom responsible for Downstream Gas

  • Roman Opimakh, Director General, Ukrainian Geological Survey

11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Plenary Panel 1: Enhancing the New Investment Opportunities in Eastern Europe & The Black Sea


  • Andrii Tymoshenko, Director, Head of Strategy and Operations consulting, KPMG


  • Franck Neel, Executive Board Member Responsible for Downstream Gas, OMV Petrom
  • Robert Perkowski, Vice-President of the Management Board, PGNiG
  • Oleksandr Romanyuk, Head of the Exploration and Production Division, Naftogaz of Ukraine
  • Artem Petrenko, Executive Director, Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine

The business landscape in Eastern Europe & The Black Sea is changing in response to global events and domestic requirements.  Government, private and corporate organisations are defining, and building, ways to compete and succeed in today’s new business reality. 
Although, a tendency of a sharp increase in prices reflectively improve forecasts regards investment activities, the industry needs a time to heal wounds since 2020.
Despite all of the difficulties, a course of enhancement has been taken, and such enhancement comes with awarding permits/providing access to new opportunities, changes to the Tax Code, favourable Production Sharing Agreements (PSA), more appropriate reserves calculations and a constructive investment climate are part of the enhancement process, but will investors respond to it with higher spending? Can oil and gas investment go hand in hand with energy transition? 
In this session, we will explore what changes are needed to ensure the fast-changing landscape will continue to be globally commercially competitive and contribute to each country’s growth potential. 

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session 1: Remaining Resource Potentials of Eastern European Plays
Session Chairpersons Mohammad Fallah, OMV Petrom; Sanzhar Zharkeshov, Naftogaz Group

Eastern Europe has a lot to offer in terms of resource potential and investment opportunities into exploration. Challenges present in these basins confirms that not the entire resource potential has been realized due to lack of technological solutions applied and surface constraints. Exploration in Eastern Europe can and will be de-risked using new approaches like petroleum systems analysis and basin modelling, new seismic interpretation techniques, play-based exploration tactics, and proper digital solutions applied by both operating and service companies. This session will focus on these challenges and solutions proposed and being applied now that will unclock the resource potential of the region.


1400 SPE-208499

Seismic Quantitative Interpretation for Uncertainty Reduction of Subsurface Modeling of the Deep Visean Reservoirs

P Kuzmenko, R Valiakhmetov, JSC UkrGasVydobuvannya; F Gerecitano, Schlumberger; V Maliar, G Kashuba, V Buhrii, V Loktiev, JSC UkrGasVydobuvannya; A Murineddu, M Zhiyenkulov, A Romi, C D’Aguanno

1430 SPE-208500

Palaeogeography and Palaeoenvironments – A Multifield Examination of the Devonian-Permian Evolution of the Dniepr-Donets Basin

C J Banks, Schlumberger; B Bodnaruk, V Kalmutskyi, UGV; Y Seilov, M Zhiyenkulov, O Oni, Schlumberger

1500 SPE-208501

Geophysical Aspects of Reservoir Characterization of Tight Gas Play in the Dnieper-Donets Basin

R Valiakhmetov, JSC UkrGasVydobuvannya; A Murineddu, M Zhiyenkulov, Schlumberger; V Maliar, V Bugriy, G Kashuba, V Loktiev, P Kuzmenko, JSC UkrGasVydobuvannya; F Gerecitano, A Romi, C D’Aguanno, Schlumberger



A Comprehensive Machine Learning Approach for Quantitatively Analyzing Development Performance and Optimization for a Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoir in Middle East

R Huang, C Wei, B Wang, B Li, J Yang, S Wu, L Xiong, Z Li, Y Lou, Y Gao, S Lui, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development


The Implementation of the Largest Geological and Production Corporate Database in Ukraine to Accelerate Digital Transformation

V Reshetniak, UkrGasVydobuvannya JSC (UGV), A Akono, R Sherif, A Boumehdi, S A Morsli, Y Popko, Schlumberger; D Yusupov, S Zharkeshov, V Loktiev, UkrGasVydobuvannya JSC (UGV)


Some Aspects of Seismic Data Reverse Time Migration for Salt Tectonics Geology of the Dnieper-Donets Basin

P Kuzmenko, V Buhrii, JSC UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV); C D’Aguanno, Schlumberger; V Maliar, H Kashuba, V Loktiev, N Rusachenko, JSC UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV); A Epifani, M Mantovani, L De Luca, Schlumberger 

14:00 - 15:30
Session 2: Increasing Assets’ Potential and Optimizing Investment
Session Chairpersons Alexandr Kondrat, Ivano-Frankivsk Tech Oil and Gas University; Andriy Poshyvak, UKRNafta

East Europe has a high potential to increase for oil and gas production in the region. To unlock new resources and achieve production increase, optimization of investment is required between discovering green fields and enhancing recovery from brownfields, taking into account risks and returns on investment. Modern RE and G&G instruments can help to evaluate and reduce risks and make the decision-making process structured and robust. 
The session includes selected papers that discuss case studies how integrated approach was implemented to improve assets’ potential and increase hydrocarbon production in a cost-effective manner. 


1400 SPE-208502

Integrated Production Model as a Tool for Optimization the Development Strategy of the Sakhalin Oil and Gas Condensate Field

O Doroshenko, M Cimic, PJSC «MC «UKRNAFTOBURINNYA»; N Singh, Symbiote Petroleum Ltd; Y Machuzhak, PJSC «MC «UKRNAFTOBURINNYA»

1430 SPE-208503

Investment Planning in Oil Production Enhancement Projects in Ukraine Based on Joint Usage of 3D Modelling and SPE-PRMS Reserves Classification

N Hedzyk, R Malyk, S Tyvonchuk, V Vaskiv, O Vanchak, V Mykytiuk, Ukrnafta

1500 SPE-208504

Low-Cost Development Plan Optimization for a Polish Oil Field

D Podsobiński, PGNiG S.A.; R Madatov, Schlumberger; B Kawecki, G Paliborek, P Wójcik, J Dudek, K Pietrzyk, M Preiss, PGNiG S.A.; L Nistor, O Lukin, R Sagar, KCreamer, Schlumberger  



NOC Subsurface Organization Transformation to Boost Its Resource Base and Secure Country’s Energy Needs

S Zharkeshov, O Tleukhabyluly, V Loktiev, A Atanayev, A Maccagni, JSC “Ukrgazvydobuvannia”


Specifics of Implemented Development System of Shtormove Field (Black Sea Offshore)

M M Bahniuk, V M Vladyka, UkrNDIgas/JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya; O S Hotsynets, JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya; O O Dmyshko, M V Dorokhov, V P Bodlak, L M Kozak,  UkrNDIgas/JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya

15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
Session 3: Dnieper-Donets Basin Exploration Challenges
Session Chairpersons Pavlo Kuzmenko, NAFTOGAZ; Ievgen Ustenko, Schlumberger

The Dnieper-Donetsk basin is a mature oil and gas region with a complex geological structure and significant variations in depths of targets intervals.
The probability of success in the discovery of large hydrocarbon deposits are not high, almost all traps of the anticline type are explored, but there are significant prospects for hydrocarbon exploration at deep targets, non-structural traps and unconventional reservoirs.
The application of new exploration technologies and international standards aims to decrease geological risks for finding new discoveries.
The goal of the session is to be a platform for discussing the main challenges facing explorers working in the region and steps for solution.


1600 SPE-208505

Modern Analogues of Sedimentation of Lower Permian Clastic Reservoirs in the Dnieper-Donets Depression

V Loktyev, S Zharkeshov, O Gotsynets, M Machuzhak, V Repryntsev, O Davydenko, P Kuzmenko, O  Kabatova, JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya



The Importance of Seismic Attributes in Complex Area, Case Study from Vodianivske Field, Dnieper-Donets Basin, Ukraine

I Khabanets, SystemOilEngineering; B  Medvedev, C D’Aguanno, D Scapin, M Mantovani, Schlumberger

1700 SPE-208538

Carapaces of the Dnieper-Donets Basin as a New Exploration Target

T Petrovska, O Petrovskyy, O Tsihovska, A Trachuk, DEPROIL



List of Analogues for Highly Productive Rocks Around Salt Domes

V Loktyev, S Zharkeshov, O Gotsynets, M Machuzhak, V Repryntsev, O Davydenko, P Kuzmenko, O  Kabatova, JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya


Creation of Geological 3D-model of Komyshnianske Field Based on the Sequence Stratigraphy Principles

O V Noskov, S M Levoniuk, PJSC «Ukrgasvydobuvannya»; M L Myrontsov, Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information Space of NASU

16:00 - 17:30
Session 4: Drilling and Completions: Ways for Depleted Zones and New Technology
Session Chairpersons Oleksandr Shtepulyak, Expert Petroleum; Denis Vorobyev, Belneft

Topics present MPD for depleted zones, Swellable packers for minimizing bad impact to formation and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence for Cuttings Analysis under Drilling and Completions.


1600 SPE-208508

Successful Implementation of Managed Pressure Drilling and Managed Pressure Cementing Techniques in Fractured Carbonate Formation Prone to Total Lost Circulation in Far North Region

Z Kazakbayeva, A Kaidarov, A Magda, F Aliyev, H Patil, E Dietrich, I Cook, Frontier International



Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Driven Computer Vision for Cuttings Analysis Under Drilling and Completions

C Badis, W Souza, M A Yasir, P Sabharwal, Halliburton

1700 SPE-208510

Minimization of Negative Impact of Well Cementing on Productive Horizons by Utilization of Swellable Packers

M Paduchak, U.Drill LLC; V Dudzych, A Boiko, Smart Energy Group



New Complex Technology of Completion of Wells with Abnormally Low Formation Pressure

A O Vasylchenko, M V Borovik, JSC "Ukrgazvydobuvannya"


Effective Technology to Fix Horizontal Wells with a Liner for Subsequent Development by the P&P Method

D Paroshyn, L Siarhei, P Dzianis, P Uladzimir, RUE “Production Association“ Belorusneft ”


Optimizing Bottom Hole Assembly Design Criteria to Improve Mechanical Performance in Slim Hole Drilling Environment

S Fleming, Y Poltavchenko, Halliburton

17:30 - 19:00

Wednesday, November 24

08:00 - 09:30
09:20 - 09:25
09:25 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:00
Plenary Panel 2: Optimising Project Execution: Technologies, Techniques, Talent


  • 2022 SPE President Kamel Ben-Naceur


  • Zhandos Tasmagambetov, Halliburton
  • Rikhard Bilyy, Expert Petroleum
  • Stephen Warner, Schlumberger
  • Ivan Gafych, DTEK
  • Oleksandr Kondrat, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas

“Optimizing Project Execution” – “finding the solution” requires good project management work flows, measurement  & analysis of results v expected outcomes often in real time, capturing of lessons learned and a continuous improvement framework. Bearing in mind the high hopes for the resumption of ‘ normal’ business activity due to the  reducing impact of COIVD-19, it requires more than ever the greatest professional level of restraint and risk management, both at the level of companies and countries. 

Execution must be backed up with a competent empowered workforce and utilization of modern AI and Machine Learning tools to add some automation to the process in real time. As energy transitions such a disciplined approached will enable the economic production of existing reserves and associated  extension of asset life  and enable the development of hard to recover resources

Optimizing project execution covers the full value chain; however this panel will focus on project management in the E&P environment as a tool to optimize project execution, the availability and applications of new technologies (particularly digital), the application of those technologies in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region and how a competent work force is an important enabler to the technology to support increasing production rates and reducing production costs. 

11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
Session 5: Formation Evaluation: Technologies and Case Studies
Session Chairpersons Sayyid Ahmad, Halliburton; Rustem Valiakhmetov, Naftogaz of Ukraine

Formation Evaluation is used to determine if a borehole can produce hydrocarbons. It focuses on answering two main questions: What are the lower limits for porosity and permeability; and upper limits for water saturation that allow economical production from a formation or a field. 
The discipline is continuously progressing with addition of new tools that allow better precision and accuracy of measurements in tight formations or while drilling, and improved algorithms that allow benefiting from developments in physics and computing. 
This section includes multiple case studies that discuss application of new tools and algorithms in the field and benefits achieved. 


1100 SPE-208511

Predicting of the Geometrical Behavior of Formations in Subsurface Based on the Analysis of LWD/MWD Data While Drilling Horizontal Wells

S P Tyvonchuk, Scientific Research and Design Institute, PJSC “Ukrnafta”



Logging Optimization and Data Analysis Enabling Bypass Pay Identification and Hydrocarbon Quantification with Advanced Pulsed Neutron Behind Casing

S Iuras, Ukrgazvydobuvannya; S Ahmad, C Cavalleri, Y Akashev, Schlumberger

1230 SPE-208513

Advanced Formation Evaluation Approaches in Complex Low-Resistivity Thin Shale Sand Laminations: Success Case Histories from Western Ukraine

C Cavalleri, Y Akashev, S Ahmad, Schlumberger; S Yuras, V Karpyn, I Abdelatif, Ukrgazvydobuvannya


SPE- 208557

Unlocking Potential in Thinly Laminated Reservoirs through Cased Hole Pulsed Neutron Logging

Y Akashev, S Ahmad, C Cavalleri, Schlumberger; Y Ignatochkina, Y Solodkiy, DTEK

SPE- 208558

Open- and Cased- Hole Formation Evaluation Workflows Running Together for Reducing Uncertainties in Gas Reservoirs: An Acquisition Data and Evaluation Strategy in Dnieper-Donets Basin, Ukraine

R Zambrano, M Sadivnyk, Y Makar, Ukrnaftoburinnya PJSC; C Cavalleri, D Rose, Schlumberger

SPE- 208559

Using Supervised Machine Learning Algorithms for Automated Lithology Prediction from Wireline Log Data

M Popescu, R Head, T Ferriday, K Evans, J Montero, J Zhang, G Jones, G C Kaeng, Halliburton

11:30 - 13:00
Session 6: Stimulation and Water Conformance for Production Improvement
Session Chairpersons Alexandru Dragomir, OMV Petrom; Bartlomiej Kolasa, Halliburton

Selected papers and posters will share their experience in stimulation and fracturing plus water conformance that will help specialists find the best solutions for increasing the productivity of wells. Topics selected are addressing technical challenges encountered by specialists in their work to increase hydrocarbon production/well and also in identification of cost effective and environmental friendly solutions.  Experiences presented have ben rolled out in many fields in the region and all participants are encouraged to address questions and debate in order to bear fruit from the shared results.




Locating Source of Water Production and Performing Cost-effective Rigless Remedial Operations in Deviated Wells Completed with Standalone Sand Screens

A Timonin, Schlumberger; E Mollaniyazov, Dragon Oil

1230 SPE-208516

A Case Study of High-rate Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing in Petrikov Horizon of the Pripyat Trough

K V Mironenko, O L Voytekhin, V V Marchenko, RUE Production Association Belorusneft BelNIPIneft



An Integrated Approach to Well Logging: The Case of the Bazhenov Formation

D M Lazutkin, O V Bukov, LLC Gazpromneft – Technology Partnerships; D V Kashapov, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Ufa State Petroleum Technological University" (USPTU); A V Drobot, M A Stepanova, K M Saprykina, GeoSplit LLC


Nano Chemical Design for Excessive Water Production Control in Taq Taq Oil Field

S Soka, Sulaimani Polytechnic University; H Sidiq, Komar University of Science and Technology


Locating Source of Water Production and Performing Cost-effective Rigless Remedial Operations in Deviated Wells Completed with Standalone Sand Screens

A Timonin, Schlumberger; E Mollaniyazov, Dragon Oil

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Session 7: Unlocking the Potential by Reservoir Description and Modeling Techniques
Session Chairpersons Viacheslav Filatov, NAFTOGAZ; Nazarii Hedzyk, UKRNafta

Without a good understanding of the reservoir, its properties, and behavior it is very difficult to boost production and increase recovery. Reservoir description and dynamics can bring an answer and let you find missing puzzles for oil and gas fields. In the session, comprehensive case studies are presented and show how to unlock the reservoir potential by using modeling, data analysis and acquisition and new technologies.


1400 SPE-208517

Unlocking New/Missed Reservoir Zones at Shallow Depth Based on Integrating Post-Hydraulic Fracture Performance with Reservoir, Petrophysics, and Geology Data

M Nashaat, H Kolivand, M Zhiyenkulov, Y Seilov, K Ghorayeb, A R Shah, R Madatov, Schlumberger; S Grytsai, V Filatov, Ukrgazvydobuvannya



A Novel Integrated Approach to 3D Modeling and History Matching of Gas Condensate Fields with Paucity of Geological and Production Data

D Grytsai, P Shtefura, V Dodukh, UkrNDIGas JSC "Ukrgasvydobuvannya"



Theoretical and Methodological Features for Gas-condensate PVT Fluid Modelling with Limited Data

O Burachok, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas; D Pershyn, UkrNDIGas JSC “Ukrgasvydobuvannya”; O Kondrat, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas; S Matkivskyi, Y Bikman, UkrNDIGas JSC “Ukrgasvydobuvannya”


SPE 208548

Understanding of Vertical and Horizontal Pressure Barriers in the Naturally Fractured Carbonate Field

A Ibragimov, N Kalmuratov, KMG-Karachaganak

14:15 - 15:45
Session 8: Artificial Lift Completion and Deliquification
Session Chairpersons Alexandru Dragomir, OMV Petrom; Yurii Moroz, DTEK

The Artificial Lift Completion and Deliquification session aims to share the technology advancement, tested solutions and best practices to related challenges by presenting the appropriate papers and posters.
Experts at the forefront of the industry will be engaging in discussions and Q&As, helping you further understand artificial lift selection, deliquification methods and more.


1415 SPE-208520

Modeling the Effects of Various Liquid Droplet Sizes in Acoustic Deliquification Techniques

E Al Munif, Saudi Aramco; A Alrashed, K Karatayev, J Miskimins, Y Fan, Colorado School of Mines



The SMART SRP Well – Application of Edge Analytics for Automated Well Performance Control and Condition Monitoring in a Mature Brownfield Environment – A Case Study from Austria

C Windisch, RAGSOL GmbH



Multiple Application of Multi-energy Gamma Ray Venture Type Multiphase Flowmeter in Giant Karachaganak Gas Condensate Field

A Kartamyssov,  Bissakayev, B Zhumabayev, R Shektebayeva, KPO b.v.; M Durekovic, Eni; B Akbayev, Y Kaipov, SLB



Overcoming Deployment and Retrieval Challenges with Killed Well Cable Deployed Electric Submersible Pump Systems – Lessons Learned from Five Years of CDESP History

J Xiao, M Winaro, M Eissa, Saudi Aramco; A Mahmoud, Baker Hughes


Physical Testing of a High-Speed Helico-Axial Pump for High-GVF Operation

C E Ejim, J Xiao, Saudi Aramco; W Y Lee, W A Zabala, Alkhorayef Petroleum Company

15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
Session 9: Reservoir Management and Maximising Recovery
Session Chairpersons Liubov Shumska, Poltava Tech University; Murat Zhiyenkulov, Schlumberger

The effective reservoir management consists of the application of well-established technologies and best practices to throughout hydrocarbon field life-cycle, in order to efficiently perform the field operations and maximize the economic return of the investments. Understanding factors affecting hydrocarbon recovery and improving the recovery plays a decisive role in offsetting the inevitable decline of oil and gas fields.
During this session, professionals of leading oil and gas companies will discuss several important topical issues and case studies such as integrated reservoir management, study of unconventional reservoirs and integrated asset modeling as part of digital transformation strategy, and their impact on maximizing of the hydrocarbon recovery.


1600 SPE-208523

Influence of Abandonment Pressure on Recoverable Reserves, Special Application to the Depleted Dnipro-Donetsk Basin Reservoirs 

M Cimic, M Sadivnyk, O Doroshenko, S Kovalchuk, PJSC «MC «UKRNAFTOBURINNYA»



The Results of an Integrated Study of Unconventional Reservoirs and a First Attempt at Their Development

A Kudryashov, State Oil and Gas Company Belorusneft R&D Institute BelNIPIneft



Adoption of Integrated Asset Modeling Approach to Kick Start the Corporate Digital Transformation Strategy

S H Khor, Schlumberger; V Petrunyak, Y A Melnyk, O Prykhodchenko, V Stefaniv, A Dogar, Naftogazvydobuvannia (DTEK Oil & Gas Subsidiary); M Ojukwu, A Viscaino, Schlumberger



Low-permeable Reservoirs as High Potential Assets for EGR

N Hedzyk, Ukrnafta; O Kondrat, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas


Integrating Various Sources of Indicators and Water Measurements Data of Different Degree of Uncertainty: Understanding Aquifer Encroachment and Resulted Water Breakthrough to Gas Producer 

M Nashaat, K Ghorayeb, M Zhiyenkulov, A R Shah, O Lukin, R Madatov, H Kolivand, Schlumberger; D Grytsai, V Filatov, Ukrgazvydobuvannya

16:00 - 17:30
Session 10: Petroleum System Analysis and Basin Modelling
Session Chairpersons Mohammad Fallah, OMV Petrom; Serhii Levoniuk, Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute

The session aims to share knowledge and improve understanding about Petroleum system analysis and basin modeling. The oil and gas sector needs new discoveries and one of the key criteria to success is a thorough understanding of petroleum system. Knowledge sharing and learning from both success and failure cases are key to increasing process understanding and exploration effectiveness, essential requirements for finding, developing and producing oil and gas resources.  The session will also present a variety of multidisciplinary petroleum system case studies and examples including integration of geochemical, geological and geophysical workflows. The wide range of topics to be presented includes, but is not limited to: - Improved source rock and migration understanding; - Data integration, digitalization and advanced analytics; - Petroleum systems analysis case studies; - Basin modeling process and techniques.  The session will be useful for all geoscientists especially geologists, geomodelers, geochemists, geophysicists, stratigraphers.


1600 SPE-208526

Hydrocarbon Retention and the Case for Vertical Migration

G C Kaeng, K Evans, F Bebb, R Head, HALLIBURTON



Basins Analysis and Petroleum Systems Modeling of Western Black Sea, Ukrainian Sector

I Karpenko, I Ischenko, O Nikolenko, F Rodrigues, S Levonyuk, V Glon, B Wygrala, V Privalov, Naftogaz Group



Strategic Value of Basin Analysis Teams in Exploration – Applications in Ukraine

B P Wygrala, I Karpenko, F R Monreal, Naftogaz Group



Preservation and Destruction of Accumulations in Petroleum Systems of Western Margin of East European Craton

I Karpenko, Naftogaz Group; O Karpenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv 


Conditions of the Formation Gas Deposits in the Epart of the Dnieper-Donets Basin: Integration of Basin Modeling Data with Consequences of Strike-slip Faulting Effects 

V Privalov, V Loktyev, Naftogaz Group; D Misch, R Sachsenhofer, Montanuniversität Leoben; I Karpenko, Naftogaz Group; O Panova, Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation, NAS of Ukraine


Using Basin Modelling to Understand Injected CO2 Migration and Trapping Mechanisms: A for Case Study from the Sleipner CO2 Storage Operation

G C C Kaeng, K Evans, F Bebb, R Head, HALLIBURTON