Call for Papers

Call for papers is closed. Authors will be notified of the status of paper proposals by 22 April 2021. If accepted, manuscripts will be due on 5 July 2021.

 

Submission Information

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Technical Categories

The paper proposal categories below are used to direct the paper proposals to the appropriate subject matter experts for evaluation. Please indicate category designation on the online form where indicated.

 

Exploration, development and technical support of the fields with the whole range of hard-to-recover oil and gas reserves:

  • Development of Tight Reservoirs
  • Development of Viscous, Heavy Oils, Bitumens and Tars
  • Development of Thin Oil Rims
  • Reservoirs with High Water Cut Production
  • HPHT Fields Development
  • Hydrocarbon Source Rocks

  • Polymer Waterflooding
  • ASP and Surfactants Polymer Waterflooding
  • New Reagents for Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Miscible Displacement, Water-Alternated-Gas Injection
  • Thermal EOR
  • Foams Application for Oil Displacement
  • Cyclic Waterflooding, Reservoir Filtration Flows Change
  • Oil Recovery Methods: Case Studies
  • New EOR Technologies

  • Integrated Solutions for Well Design and Construction in Complicated Geological Conditions
  • Extended-Reach Well, Multilateral Well Construction
  • Sidetracking
  • Complex Well Operations, including Coiled Tubing Operations
  • Drilling and Completion Geomechanics
  • Drilling, Cementing and Completion Fluids
  • Well Completion and Cementing Technologies and Equipment
  • Cleaning, Processing and Disposal of Drilling Fluids and Cuttings
  • Offshore Drilling

  • Well Flowing and Artificial Lift Optimisation
  • Gas Lift and Artificial Lift – ESP, SRP, PSP, Jet and Other Pump Systems
  • Measuring Systems and Real-Time Production Control
  • Water Cut Meters, Multiphase Flow Meters and Test Separators
  • Dual Completion
  • Sustainable Use of Associated Gas
  • Troubles in Artificial Lift Process, Technical and Technological Solutions for Their Minimisation
  • Offshore Production – Equipment and Technologies

  • Well Testing and Well Interference Testing
  • Trassers
  • Thermohydrodynamic Testing
  • Well and Formation Testing
  • Formation Fluid PVT Properties
  • Gascondensate Well Testing and PVT Studies
  • 4D-seismic for Development Monitoring and Production Control

  • Oil Field Development on Depletion
  • Waterflooding and Other Secondary Methods of Development
  • Analysis, Monitoring and Control of Field Development
  • Management and Enhancement of Field Development Efficiency
  • Mature Fields and Fields at the Late Stage of Development
  • Assessment of the Structure and Recovery of Residual Oil Reserves
  • Shelf Development Experience and Prospects

  • Development and Implementation of Digital Platforms for Data Collection, Analysis and Storage; Development and Exploitation of Machine Learning Models in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Systems Implementation. Case Studies
    • Machine Learning for Geological and Geophysical Data Interpretation
    • Artificial Intelligence Methods for Geological and Technical Operations Planning
    • Machine Learning for Hydrodynamic Models Adaptation
  • Hybrid Modeling as a Combination of New Approaches to Data Processing and Traditional Methods in Oil and Gas Industry
  • IoT for Oil and Gas Industry: History of Implementation, Current Situation, Future Opportunities
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality Implementation at Oil and Gas Fields: Case Studies
  • Smart Drilling – Well Construction (Drilling Gyropilot System Based on Big Data)
  • Smart (Digital) Field – Data Supply System
  • Production Automation Equipment and Combined Approach to the Integrated Simulation and Development Control
  • Specifics of Digital Twin Implementation. Case Studies
  • Blockchain Technologies in Oil and Gas Industry

  • Analytical Modelling
  • Improving the Quality and Value of the Reservoir Models
  • New Modelling Approaches and its Practical Applications
  • Modelling Results Comparison in Different Software
  • Creation and Application of Integrated Models of Different Complexity
  • Integrated Asset Modelling as an Element of Fields Intellectualisation and Reservoir Development Management
  • Solution of Filtration Tasks in Various Environments
  • Enhanced Recovery Modelling
  • Uncertainty Management and Probabilistic Approach to Field Development Planning
  • Automation of Modelling Processes
  • Uncertainty Analysis and Probabilistic Geological Evaluation

  • Geomechanical Properties of Rock
  • Fundamental Research in Geomechanics
  • Features of the Study of the Mechanical Properties of Rocks in the Laboratory
  • Scale Factor for the System “Core Sample – Logs –Field”
  • Mathematic Modelling of the Geomechanical Features
  • Difficulties and Perspectives for the Development of 3D Geomechanical Modelling
  • Geomechanical and Hydrodynamic Modelling for the Optimizing Well Operation and Field Development
  • Integrated Projects and Experience in Introducing Geomechanics Modelling into the Production Process
  • Uncertainties of Geomechanical Modelling
  • “Unchallenged Territories” of Geomechanics

  • Technical and Economic Evaluation of New Assets (New License Blocks, Projects Purchasing)
  • Conceptual Engineering at All Stages of an Asset’s Life Cycle
  • Technical Solutions Optimisation at the Stage of Conceptual Engineering Within Technological Limitations
  • Mature Assets Analysis and Optimisation (Re-Engineering, OPEX Optimisation)
  • Technological Improvement of Surface Facilities Construction
  • Cost Engineering
  • Automatisation of Conceptual Engineering
  • Offshore Fields Facilities Construction

  • Phase States and Transitions of Hydrocarbon System during Field Development
  • Development of Low-Permeable Reservoirs
  • Gas Well Production Stimulation
  • Enhanced Recovery Methods for Gas and Condensate Reservoirs
  • Depleted Gas Fields Development
  • Field Development Analysis and Management

  • Smart (Digital) Laboratory – Core and Fluids (Digital Core and Fluids Models)
  • Core Recovery Challenges
  • Unconsolidated Core Analysis
  • Analysis of Extremely Low-Permeable Core
  • Digital Core: Applied Tasks Solving on its Base
  • Fractured Carbonate Rocks
  • Special Core Study

  • Prospecting Methods and its Application tasks
    • Seismic at Exploration Stage, High Resolution Seismic
    • Seismic in Static and Geomechanical Modelling
    • Seismic at Field Development Stage, Microseismic Monitoring
    • Seismic and ML
    • Gravimagnetic and Electrical Methods of Exploration
  • Geology
    • Regional Geology and Basin Modelling
    • Sedimentology and Conceptual Modelling
    • Litho-Facial and Seismic Facial Modelling

  • Health Risk Assessment and Control
  • Worksite Hazard Management
  • Road Transportation Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Asset Integrity and Process Safety
  • Waste Management (including Zero Discharge on Shelf)
  • Oil Sludge Utilisation. Land Remediation
  • Early Warning, Early Response and Preparedness for Medical, Hazardous Facility or Oil Spill Emergencies

Decarbonisation is one of the priority areas for reducing the human impact on the environment. This technical category addresses the decarbonization problems associated with the injection and storage of CO2 in rock reservoirs and during the EOR implementation:

  • Forecast of CO2 Production Dynamics and Emissions
  • Search and Selection of Traps for CO2 Storage
  • Mechanisms of CO2 Interaction with Rocks and Formation Fluids
  • Control and Regulation of CO2 Injection and Storage Processes in Traps
  • Current Status and Prospects of Using CO2 as an Agent for EOR
  • Mechanisms of Oil Displacement by CO2 under Different Pressure and Temperature Conditions
  • Problem Solving of Surface and Downhole Equipment Corrosion when Using CO2
  • Subsoil Protection Challenges during CO2 Injection into Formations

  • Methods of H2 Obtaining:
    • Steam Reforming of Light Hydrocarbons, "Grey" Hydrogen
    • Production of "Blue" Hydrogen Using SMR+CCS Technologies
    • Technology of Electrolytic Production of Hydrogen from Water
    • Atomic-Hydrogen Technology
    • Hydrogen Produced from Methane based on Efficient Low-Emission Technologies without Oxygen Access (Pyrolysis, Plasma Chemical Method)
    • Electrolysis of Environmentally Friendly "Green" Hydrogen at Renewable Energy Facilities (Wind or Solar Power Stations)
  • Hydrogen Technologies in Alternative Energy, "Combined Power Plants"
  • Conditions and Methods of Hydrogen Storage: Traditional and Experimental
  • The Complexity of the Logistics Factors of Hydrogen
  • Use of Hydrogen in Advanced Fuel Cells (Metallic Hydrogen)
  • Use of Hydrogen for Decarbonizing Industrial Processes
  • o RES (Renewable Energy Sources)
    • Solar Power PV
    • Wind Energy
    • Bioenergy – Solid Biofuels, Liquid Biofuels, Biogas
    • Geothermal Energy
    • Construction of Geothermal Wells
    • Development of Infrastructure for Geothermal Energy
  • Examples of RES Solutions Implementation in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Difficulties in the Widespread Use of Renewable Energy

  • Open Hole Logging
  • LWD and Geosteering
  • Well Logs Interpretation
  • Cased Hole Logging
  • Petrophysics and Petrophysical Models
  • From Logging to LWD

  • Selection, Simulation and Assessment of Application Effectiveness
  • Chemical Treatment (Acid, Surfactant, Solvents, etc.)
  • Stimulation and EOR Problems
  • Wellbore Zone Thermal Treatment
  • Hydraulic Fracturing: Design, Technology, Optimization
  • Multistage Fracturing
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Parameters of Hydraulic Fracturing (Microseismic, Thermometry, Chemical Tracer, etc.)
  • Multistage Wells Refrac