Tuesday, November 15

08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:50
09:00 - 09:30
Opening Ceremony Grand Ballroom

To mark the opening of the 9th Annual SPE Caspian Technical Conference in Kazakhstan, leading industry figures will address delegates and journalists, providing insight and vision on the oil and gas industry in the Caspian region.


Medhat Kamal
2023 President
Society of Petroleum Engineers

Magzum Mirzagaliev
Chairman of the Management Board
JSC NC “KazMunayGas”

Olivier Lazare
Managing Director
North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC)


09:30 - 11:00
Operator and Investor Panel Session – ‘Navigating Change in Uncertain Times’ Grand Ballroom

Over the last few years, the challenges faced by the oil and gas industry have been wide-ranging and unprecedented. While the transition to a lower carbon environment, an increased focus on the application of digital technology and the future composition of its workforce will be recurring themes that define the industry both in the Caspian region and globally for years to come, the uncertainty caused by more recent events is having a more immediate impact. COVID-19 has precipitated fundamental changes in working practices and in the use of technology. Moreover, as the industry has emerged from the pandemic, it has seen demand increase while recent geopolitical tensions have continued to exacerbate price volatility and place energy security firmly on the agenda. With rising global demand, highly volatile prices and net zero ambitions, the oil and gas industry faces major challenges in reducing costs, optimising the performance of its assets, improving its environmental footprint and avoiding future skills shortages. Assessing current challenges and identifying how to navigate this period of rapid and extensive change will be a vital conversation for investors, operators, service companies and government entities across the Caspian region.


Malcolm Forbes-Cable
Vice-President, Energy Consulting
Wood Mackenzie

Panel Speakers

Olivier Lazare
Managing Director
North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC)

Giancarlo Ruiu
General Director
Karachaganak Operating Company (KPO)

Magzum Mirzagaliev
Chairman, JSC NC

Frode Ljones
Country Chair and Managing Director
Total Energies

Konilkosh Suyessinov
Deputy General Director
Tengizchevroil (TCO)

Matteo Tisi
Managing Director
Agip Caspian Sea

11:00 - 11:20
11:20 - 12:50
Keynote Panel 1: Adapting to the Challenges of a Lower Carbon Environment Grand Ballroom


Talgat Temirzhanov
Managing Director
ILF Consulting Engineers


Adwait Chawathe
Karachaganak Asset Manager

Askhat Mulyukov
OFS Sales & Commercial Manager

Alex Stillavato
Managing Director
ARM Wind/Eni

Farkhat Abytov
Executive Director

The shared challenge of climate change requires governments, industries and society to come together and the Caspian is no exception. Most stakeholders in the region have stated their individual plans to tackle the energy transition at a corporate level and governments across the region are increasingly vocal on implementing policy changes needed to meet pledges on carbon reduction.

What do net zero ambitions mean for the oil and gas industry and how can it adapt to the challenge of becoming more sustainable through the energy transition?

This panel will examine how energy-efficient development concepts can be deployed and what conditions would have to be in place for this to be economically viable in the Caspian.

12:50 - 13:50
13:50 - 15:20
Technical Session 1: Production and Operation I
Session Chairpersons Akylbek Kamispaev, Chevron; Khusain Oryngaliev, TCO

Production and operations activities are the core of the oil and gas business, therefore, there is a continuous process of searching for more economical and efficient field development. This session will cover a wide range of topics starting from application of digital transformation, crossfunctional collaboration and picking a optimal well spot for hydraulic fracturing.

Time Paper # Presentation
1420 212052 The Study into the Optimal Placement of Horizontal MSHF Wells Relative to the Regional Stress in a West Siberian Field Using the Dynamic Marker-Based Production Profile Surveillance Technology D Shestakov, I Badrtdinov, M Galiev, TPP Kogalymneftegaz, Lukoil-Western Siberia LLC; E Malyavko, O Gorbokonenko, N Titovsky, A Bydzan, V Bolshakov, GeoSplit LLC
1450 212053 Karachaganak Unified Action Team – KUAT Journey to Cross-functional Collaboration A Shantayev, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V.; U Burkitov, Y Volokitin, Shell; P Dalmasso, A Brancolini, M Durekovic, Eni; B Zhumabayev, M Aibazarov, I Kaziyeva, B Bissakayev, T Sultanov, A Kartamyssov, A Adilbayev, M Shalabayev, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V.
1350 212093 Modeling Sand Transportation in Wells Under Different Multiphase Flow Conditions N Bakyt, H Zhang, H Zhu, The University of Tulsa
212094 Poster: World’s Longest DTS Cable Run for Permanent Monitoring Below ESP - A Successful Solutions for West Siberian Wells Surveillance With ESP Systems - Case Study N Nifontov, A Maltsev, Eurotek-Yugra; N Vikulin, P Ten, N Torsunov, Schlumberger
13:50 - 15:20
Technical Session 2: Reservoir Management
Session Chairpersons Marzhan Bissembayeva, TCO; Adil Mukanov, PetroKazakhstan
Time Paper # Presentation
1350 212098 A Set of Options for Stimulation of Wells A A Isaev, R S Takhautdinov, V I Malykhin, A A Sharifullin, Sheshmaoil Management company LLC; M M Aliev, Almetyevsk State Oil Institute
1420 212101 Development of a Semi-analytical Model of Gas Breakthrough to Horizontal Wells in Gas Cap Zones of Oil Rims Considering Heterogeneity of Reservoir Distribution A V Elesin, D A Samolovov, R T Apasov, Gazpromneft STC
1450 212059 The Dynamic Marker-Based Production Profile Surveillance in Horizontal and Multilateral Wells at the North Caspian Offshore Fields N Husein, GEOSPLIT MIDDLE EAST FZE; E Malyavko, R Gazizov, A Bydzan, G Kapranov, O Gorbokonenko, GeoSplit LLC
15:20 - 16:50
Technical Session 3: Reservoir Description and Dynamics I - Ensemble Stimulation for Decision Making
Session Chairpersons Samat Kabdenov, TCO; Daud Machukayev, Roxar

This session will focus on new and existing workflows and methodologies to enhance reservoir understanding, improve decision making, and optimise field development. Case studies will be presented covering a range of approaches and applications applied in the Caspian region leading to improved reservoir characterisation and performance prediction, timely and informed investment decisions supported by systematic approach for uncertainty analysis and risk assessment.

Time Paper # Presentation
1520 212060 Uncertainty Analysis Using Multi-Scenario Modeling Approach: Kashagan Field Case Study Ilyas Saurbayev, Shell (NCOC JV) I Saurbayev, P Nurafza, S Price, C Tueckmantel, A Jamankulov, G Uxukbayev, Shell; L Ionescu, B Haynes, D Li, R Saifutdinov, NCOC
1550 212061 Development of Gas Injection Strategy Optimized Under Subsurface Uncertainties in Naturally Fractured Karachaganak Reservoir A Al-Aruri, E Iskakov, H Y Park, Chevron
1620 212062 Field Development Optimization under Uncertainty and Risk Assessment of Carbonate Massive Reservoir in West Kazakhstan A Bigeldiyev, S Ramatullayev, D Kovyazin, D Sidorov, V Malyshev, Schlumberger; G Vogtlander, G Wall, D Lungershausen, T Nauruzov, Nostrum Oil and Gas
212100 Poster: Gas-Steam Composite Stimulation: a Strategy for a Heavy Oil Reservoir with High Water Cut in Kazakhstan L Yi, China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation, CNPC; E Guo, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina Co. Ltd.; X Hua, China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation, CNPC; A Zhu, C Wang, Buzachi Operating Ltd; W Guan, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina Co. Ltd.; Y Wang, X Zheng, Y Zhao, China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation, CNPC
15:20 - 16:50
Technical Session 4: Project Facilities and Management in Oil and Gas
Session Chairpersons Bagilya Karsybayeva, NCOC; Talgat Temirzhanov, ILF Consulting Engineers.

Today's world is characterized by change at a rapid pace – recent pandemic, geopolitical instability and growing concerns over climate change impose tremendous pressure on industry as a whole and projects in particular. This section will compare traditional Waterfall methodology with Agile providing a new perspective on reaching project goals and efficiency in Project Management in Oil and Gas sector; we will also discuss experience in managing the supply chain during COVID 19 and look at improvements in assessing production potential from heavy well intervention that lead to more efficient and integrated approach in managing big well stock and need for production increase in uncertain environment.

Time Paper # Presentation
1620 212065 Improving the Approach to Assessing the Production Potential from Well Interventions for Mature Fields with a Large Well Stock D Sun, Nedra - New Digital Resources for Assets; E Yudin, A Slabetsky, D Vorobyev, R Studinskiy, Gazpromneft-NTC; R Martynyuk, A Chervyak, Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz
16:50 - 17:20
17:20 - 18:50
Technical Session 5: Production and Operation II
Session Chairpersons Marzhan Bissembayeva, TCO; Ulan Onbergenov, Shell

This session will be devoted to a wide spectrum of production and operations challenges including integrated sand control technology, water slug simulation for transient multiphase flow, and flow assurance studies to better understand gas hydrate formation issues in pipelines. Presentations will include both experimental and field studies, as well as simulation results of sand production in two-phase gas-water flow.

Time Paper # Presentation
1720 212054 Sand Production in Two-phase Gas-water Flow A Shabdirova, Nazarbayev University, Atyrau Oil and Gas University; F Khamitov, Nazarbayev University; A Kozhagulova, Atyrau Oil and Gas University; M Nguyen; Fulbright University Vietnam, Y Zhao, Nazarbayev University
1750 212055 Examination of Cysteine, Glutamine and Isoleucine as Methane-propane Gas Hydrate Kinetic Inhibitors S Longinos, Nazarbayev University; D D Longinou, Harokopio University; M Tuleugaliyev, Nazarbayev University; M Parlaktuna, Middle East Technical University
1820 212056 Water Slug Simulation for Transient Multiphase Process Flow Karlygash Kudaibergenova, Tengizchevroil
212097 Poster: Application and Practice of Integrated Sand Control Technology in Shallow Heavy Oil Reservoirs in Kazakhstan Ye Tao, JSC Karazhanbasmunai
17:20 - 18:50
Technical Session 6: Energy Transition
Session Chairpersons Marat Nauryzgaliyev, Almex Plus;

To meet Paris agreement targets, the Energy industry is actively investigating ways to curb carbon emissions and is developing alternative energy sources. It is imperative that humankind works on these problems right now to provide practical and scalable solutions for tomorrow. This session will showcase studies for geothermal energy extraction potential, CO2 storage and blue hydrogen production from associated petroleum gas.

Time Paper # Presentation
1720 212075 Geothermal Energy in Caspian Region: Study of Heat Extraction Methods from Deep Wells Dmitriy Abdrazakov, Schlumberger
1750 212076 Simulation-based Evaluation of Concurrent CH4 Storage Potentials During CO2-ECBM in Karaganda Coal Basin Y Tiyntayev, O Tursymat, G Serikov, M Asif, Nazarbayev University; L Wang, College of Energy, Chengdu University of Technology; R Hazlett, Nazarbayev University
1820 212111 The Concept of Large-scale Blue Hydrogen Production in West Kazakhstan Y Abuov, D Dauletbakov, D Zhakupov, B Suleimenova, S Zholdayakova, KMG Engineering
18:50 - 19:50

Wednesday, November 16

08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 09:20
09:20 - 10:50
Keynote Panel 2: Delivering Sustained Value through the Digital Transformation Grand Ballroom Section I


Andrey Sveshnikov
Chief Expert – Reservoir Engineering
KMG Engineering


Steve Conner
General Manager - Operations

Zhanat Zhakhmetova
Vice Minister of Energy
Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Lenar Nasipov
Caspian Digital Transformation Manager

Pom Sabharwal
Region Technical Sales Director – Europe, Eurasia & Sub-Sahara Africa

Zhanibek Nugmanov
Deputy General Director
KMG Engineering

Driven by the need to improve efficiency and deliver sustained value, innovations in digital technology are revolutionising how the oil and gas industry operates. Advancements in recent years have been far-reaching particularly within the fields of autonomous systems, data science and artificial intelligence. In parallel with these developments, an understanding of the people behind the technologies and their ability to adapt to changing working practices, new skills and mind-sets is required.

What strategies should organisations in the oil and gas industry adopt to make a success of their digital journey? Current and future applications of digital technology and how they can generate tangible benefits for our industry will be discussed by the panel.

10:50 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
HSE Panel Discussion Grand Ballroom Section I
Moderator(s) Ualikhan Zhanaissov, NCOC

Topic One - Human Performance

We work in complex businesses with many moving parts and risk sets so it is very important for everyone to understand how individual actions can influence decisions made and therefore safety performance in the workplace. Human performance is the way people, culture, equipment, work systems and processes all interact to lead to given outcomes. In this session we will hear how the acknowledgement by organizations that as human beings we all make mistakes and that the willingness to have an open mind and to listen and share with each other in order to learn is key to ensuring that incidents do not occur in the future.


Vadim Kim

Irina Alexandrova
HSE Organizational Learning Team Lead

Topic Two - Decarbonisation

Ongoing debates around energy sustainability and the need to fulfill the energy needs of today whilst building the energy systems of tomorrow are currently keeping top Executives and the Boards of many of the world’s largest energy companies occupied. Developing strategies that will drive the required energy transition and dramatically reduce an organization’s carbon footprint is taxing the greatest minds. The world needs to meet overall global carbon reduction targets in pressing timeframes so that atmospheric temperatures are kept in check so avoiding catastrophic climate change. This challenge is one of the toughest ever taken on by man. We will hear how energy companies are rising to this challenge with expert panel members / speakers detailing efforts being made by their own organizations.


Rinat Ospanov
HSSE Advisor

Marat Kalmenov
Executive Director
KAZENERGY Association

Emily Jobson
Strategic Lower Carbon Advisor

11:30 - 13:00
Technical Session 7: Formation Evaluation
Session Chairpersons Amanbay Chalak, TCO; Mohd Faizal Ghazali, PD&T/PETRONAS

This session will present the latest technologies and methodologies in formation evaluation through three case studies. Case studies will describe the application of borehole imaging tools in the giant carbonate Tengiz field to improve image quality for fracture characterization; utilization of pressure pulse code testing on identification of “problematic” high water wells and potential uncovered reserves; and the methodologies to reduce uncertainties and cycle time in complex void space porous medias by integration of advanced modern wireline formation testing.

Time Paper # Presentation
1130 212154 Combination of WFT and conventional well testing methods to effectively reduce the time for hydrocarbons exploration in tight and fractured suprasalt carbonates field in West Kazakhstan Z Shutang, CNPC-AktobeMunaiGaz; V Blinov, A Filimonov, G Fu, K Shteynbrenner, Z Onggarbay, M Zhabagenov, Schlumberger
1200 212160 Application of the Wellbore Imaging Tools in Tengiz Field D Issayev, M Sargunanov, R Manakhayev, Tengizchevroil; Y Se, D Thornton, Chevron
1230 212156 Mature Fields Oil Production Enhancement by Pulse Code Testing B Ganiev, A Lutfullin, I Karimov, I Mukhliev, PJSC Tatneft; V Krichevsky, L Zinurov, R Mingaraev, D Gulyaev, Sofoil LLC; R Farakhova, Polykod LLC
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Technical Session 8: Reservoir Description and Dynamics II – Improving the Reservoir Simulation Performance
Session Chairpersons Nurbol Nogerbek, NCOC; Berik Uap, NCOC

The focus of the session is to thoroughly discuss the implementation of the subsurface data collected with an aim to improve reservoir simulation performance. Subjects to be covered during the session will be on the recent case studies with a timelapse fluid properties analysis on the field with miscible gas injection and modelling and simulation of non-darcy or tubulent flow observed from well test data collected from prolific oil wells.

Time Paper # Presentation
1200 212104 Auto-adaptation of a Pilot Well with the Use of Special Options for Hydrodynamic Modeling and the Results of Stationary and Non-stationary Modeling of Gas-liquid Flow Inside the Well During PLT on COI A Varavva, A Yamaletdinov, R Apasov, R Badgutdinov, D Samolovov, LLC Gazpromneft STC
1430 212067 Modeling and Simulation of Non-Darcy or Turbulent Flow for Oil Wells D Li, C Ionescu, I T Ehighebolo, B Haynes Jr., A Zhazbayeva, B Yergaliyeva, L Francia, North Caspian Operating Company N.V.
1500 212068 Reservoir Characterization of a Naturally Fractured Reservoir Using Well Test Data Interpretation Abdulmalik Ibragimov, KMG Karachaganak
14:00 - 15:30
Technical Session 9: Drilling I
Session Chairpersons Azatbek Bortanov, Schlumberger; Samat Mukhitov, TCO

To meet and exceed the well objectives drilling practices need to be regularly improved. In this session drilling practitioners will share the innovative solutions that enable to reach out to the drilling objectives. In early part of session, you will hear how colleagues in Tengiz field successfully piloted the constant bottomhole pressure drilling and deployed tractor robotics intervention for selective stimulation. Finally, our colleagues from Azerbaijan will share the successful isolation experiences of high-pressure gas zones in South Caspian Basin.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400 212069 First Trial of Constant Bottom Hole Pressure Drilling Application in Kazakhstan A Aliyeva, T Higginson, Y Amanbayev, M Felioune, W Ashour, Weatherford Oilfield Services; C Click, J Williams, K Uteev, S Azar, C Hinson, A Katenov, I Issayeva, D Takhanov, A Naukhanov, A Ismuhkambetov, N Kamzayev, R Zhakenov, K Kabiyev, Tengizchevroil
1430 212070 E-line Deployed Robotics and Stimulation Workflow for Pilot Horizontal Well A Morrison, C Kinnear, Chevron; S Koishymanova, D Clayton, Welltec
1500 212071 Drilling and Cementing to Isolate Productive Series and High Pressure Zones: A Successful Case History Enables Zonal Isolation in High Pressure Gas Well with Close PPFG Margins in South Caspian Basin A Cherukuri, E Ismayilov, E Zeynalov, F Cabbarov, V Iskandarov, E Karimov, SOCAR AQS
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
Technical Session 10: Drilling II
Session Chairpersons Azatbek Bortanov, Schlumberger; Samat Mukhitov, TCO

This session will focus on new or upgraded technology application in drilling. Practioners will share the learnings in constant bottomhole pressure drilling, deployment of e-line robotics and stimulation workflow in horizontal well and  cementing practices of high pressure zones.

Time Paper # Presentation
1600 212109 World's First Application of Steel Body Bit in High Chloride Formation with Water Based Mud B Uandykov, Zhigermunaiservice; Y Kurmanbayev, A Tagirov, Kazmunaigas Burgylau; T Muratov, Zhigermunaiservice
1630 212073 Engineered Combined Keys Drive an Accomplished Drilling Record in a Challenging Field A Hammad, F AlHosni, M Julaidan, A Ruzhnikov, E Garnica, G Moreira, R Varela, Schlumberger
1700 212108 Managed Pressure Drilling and Managed Pressure Cementing: First Successful Implementation of Advanced Technologies for Unique Wells with Constant Inflow in Slim Drill Project A Kaidarov, A Magda, A Samarin, F Aliyev, Z Kazakbayeva, NewTech Services
16:00 - 17:30
Technical Session 11: Geoscience
Session Chairpersons Assem Biblova, TCO; Murat Syzdykov, Atyrau Oil and Gas University

Geological data and a better understanding of geological aspects of the subsurface helps to reduce uncertainties and risks that can lead to improvement of oil recoveries and optimization of field development plans. This session will discuss various geological data interpretation approaches that allow to assess subsurface uncertainties and improve reservoir characterizationGeological data and a better understanding of geological aspects of the subsurface helps to reduce uncertainties and risks that can lead to improvement of oil recoveries and optimization of field development plans. This session will discuss various geological data interpretation approaches that allow to assess subsurface uncertainties and improve reservoir characterization

Time Paper # Presentation
1600 212078 Geochemical Atlas of Oils and Source Rocks and "Oil-source Rock Correlations": A Case Study of Oil and Gas Fields in the Mangushlak Basin (Kazakhstan) Yessimkhan Sherekhanovich Seitkhaziyev, Atyrau branch of “KMG Engineering”
1630 212112 Challenges in Original Oil-in-Place Estimation: Selection of the Best Method for a Field With Non-Uniform Geological Parameters I Magomadov, JSC Grozneftegaz/ American University of Ras Al Khaimah/Grozny State Technical Oil University; S Balhasan, American University of Ras Al Khaimah; S Khalifa, Arabian Gulf Oil Company; M Awad, S Yaqoob, American University of Ras Al Khaimah
1700 212080 Facies Modelling in Thin Bedded Heterogeneous Reservoir – A Case Study From Dunga Field Aptian Reservoir A Ospanova, P Pinto, Z Takirov, T Runge, Total Dunga E&P GmbH; S Mukherjee, Independent; A Melvin, AM Geos London Ltd
17:30 - 19:00
Technical Session 12: Production and Operation III
Session Chairpersons Ulan Burkitov, KPO; Bolat Zhumabayev, KPO

This session features various papers on Production and Operations. Topics focus on case studies and best practices in well stimulation methods in brown fields, rigless well intervention techniques in Subsea operations, modelling and optimization of ESP wells and discusses digital solutions for field production management.

Time Paper # Presentation
1730 212116 Modeling and Optimization of ESP Wells Operating in Intermittent Mode E Yudin, Gazpromneft STC; G Piotrovskiy, NEDRA; N Smirnov, Gazpromneft STC; D Bayrachnyi, Gazpromneft DS; M Petrushin, Ufimsky STC; S Isaeva, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University; P Yudin, Gazpromneft STC
1800 212085 Comparison and Optimization of the Stimulation Methods: Case Study of Aryskum and Karabulak Fields D Abdrazakov, Schlumberger; A Kudalsha, A Mukanov, D Kassenov, PKKR
1830 212086 Oil and Gas Production Management: New Challenges and Solutions S Polyanskiy, Gazpromneft-CR; E Yudin, A Slabetsky, N Smirnov, A Andrianova, Gazpromneft-NTC
17:30 - 19:00
Technical Session 13: Data Science, Engineering and Analytics
Session Chairpersons Marat Nauryzgaliyev, Almex Plus; Aytan Zenelli, SOCAR AQS

Technologies are evolving at an unprecedented pace and present a significant advantage to energy companies that integrate them into their operations to drive business transformation and accelerate decision making.

In recent years, the Oil and Gas sector made significant investments in its digitalization, data analytics and machine learning initiatives.

This session highlights how leading energy operators and service companies are deploying Machine Learning and AI models at scale that increase business productivity and enable more efficient and environmentally sustainable outcomes.






Time Paper # Presentation
1730 212120 Using Hybrid Digital Models to Analyse Well Interference and Optimise Field Development Management N Husein, GEOSPLIT MIDDLE EAST FZE; A Drobot, D Vasechkin, S Urvantsev, A Bydzan, V Bolshakov, GeoSplit LLC
1800 212088 Application of Machine Learning Techniques for Rate of Penetration Prediction A Safarov, ASOIU; V Iskandarov, SOCAR AQS; D Solomonov, SOCAR
1830 212089 Application of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Plant Process Upsets During Well Cleanup B Toleubay, B Orazov, R Sadyrbakiyev, Tengizchevroil; E Neubauer, Chevron
212118 Poster: Intelligent Methods for Analyzing High-frequency Production Data to Optimize Well Operation Modes E Judin, A Andrianova, Gazpromneft Science & Technology Centre; T Ganeev, O Kobzar, D Isaev, M Polinov, Gazpromneft Digital Solutions; M Gudilov, A Shestakov, G Mosyagin, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University; E Chadin, A Sirotkin, LLC "GPN-Orenburg"; A Chervyak, JSC "Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz"; I Kradinov, JSC Gazprom Neft Shelf; A Bagaziy, LLC Gazpromneft-Vostok; V Ovechkin, JSC Messoyakhaneftegaz

Thursday, November 17

08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 13:40
09:00 - 10:30
Keynote Panel 3: Attracting, Retaining and Harnessing the Potential of New Talent Grand Ballroom Section I


Aizhan Khamitova
SPE Astana Section


Robert Moore
General Manager

Loretta O'Donnell
Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs
Nazarbayev University

Arman Kuibagarov
HR Director

Yerbol Moldakassimov
Deputy CEO
BTS Education

Aigul Barmenkulova
Corporate Relations Head
Shell Kazakhstan

The oil and gas industry is experiencing profound change in its demographic structure. With an ageing workforce and the prospect of future skill shortages – particularly in the fields of artificial intelligence and digital - a real possibility, the need to attract and retain new talent has never been more vital. Perceptions of the industry as a long-term career option among the younger generation are changing in the wake of concerns over climate change and job stability while the need for the industry to adapt the work environment to their expectations poses challenges.

Developing local talent within the Caspian region is an important part of this equation. How can the underlying challenges for attracting new talent be addressed, how can younger professionals be supported to remain in the industry and what further changes will need to be made to harness their full potential?

10:30 - 11:10
11:10 - 12:40
Technical Session 14: Drilling III
Session Chairpersons Akylbek Kamispaev, Chevron; Azatbek Bortanov, Schlumberger Completions

Geological data and a better understanding of geological aspects of the subsurface helps to reduce uncertainties and risks that can lead to improvement of oil recoveries and optimization of field development plans. This session will discuss various geological data interpretation approaches that allow to assess subsurface uncertainties and improve reservoir characterization. 











Time Paper # Presentation
1110 212081 Geosteering a Well in Considerable Structural and Stratigraphic Uncertainties Environment, A Case Study from Kazakhstan Y Mukanov, I Chzhen, Embamunaigas JSC; A Tagirov, A Kulbayev, Y Kurmanbayev, SBP KazMunayGas-Burenie LLP; N Zaripov, A Zhumabayev, Zhigermunaiservice LLP; A Makhambetov, Rogii Caspian LLP; D Nemushchenko, A Fedorov, I Ostapenko, B Dmitriev, Rogii Europe LLC; D Skorokhodov, Rogii Caspian LLP
1140 212082 First Successful Window Opening in Double Casing in HPHT Well in MCA A Cruz, G Caballero, Schlumberger; E Melo, D Almendra, Wellbore Integrity Solutions; M Noguez, J Hernández, Pemex
1210 212083 Application of Software Tools to Optimize Drilling Horizontal Wells in Mature Fields B Zhiyenbayev, K Ashimov, B Khasanov KMG Engineering; D Kurmangaliyev, Halliburton
11:10 - 12:40
Technical Session 15: Reservoir Description and Dynamics III
Session Chairpersons Asset Zhumadil, Tethys; Berik Uap, NCOC

The session will focus on various theoretical and practical subjects on a well and reservoir level. Case studies included EOR pilot implementation in a brownfield and application and innovative methods of wireline formation testing in low permeability carbonate reservoirs. The session also includes dynamics of the process of removal and accumulation of liquid in horizontal gas wells supported by experimental data and mechanistic equation.




Time Paper # Presentation
1110 212090 Model for Nonsteady Water Removal from Horizontal Gas Wells D Samolovov, R Apasov, A Varavva, LLC “Gazpromneft Science & Technology Center”
1140 212091 Feasibility Study of a Polymer Flood for the Uzen Brownfield Conditions B Imanbayev, R Kushekov, M Sagyndikov, KazNIPImunaygas, a branch of KMG Engineering LLP; D Shyrakbayev, JSC OzenMunayGas
1230 212092 Mini-Acid: Novel Technical Solution for Wireline Formation Testing Efficiency Enhancement in Carbonate Reservoirs Y Dzhalatyan, E Kazakevich, I Shelomikhina, L Belyakova, Schlumberger; I Oparin, M Malofeev, A Mayorov, E Lukyantseva, A Budko, LLC «Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha
12:40 - 13:40