Monday, February 21

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Formation Damage During Waterflood, PWRI and EOR Virtual
Ticketed Event 2-day Session
Instructor(s) Pavel Bedrikovetsky; Abbas Zeinijahromi

Currently, about 65% of worldwide oil is produced by waterflooding, produced water re-injection (PWRI), and production with strong water support. Yet, formation damage is a serious obstacle for oil- and gasfield development as well as subsurface CO2 storage. Intensive well and fluid management are necessary to prevent decline in well injectivity and productivity. This is the focus of the training course. We cover the major cases of formation damage, the corresponding reservoir physics, laboratory studies and mathematical modelling, and well behaviour prediction leading the optimal well and fluid management strategies.

The course includes numerous waterflood and CO2 storage cases from North Sea, Campos Basin, Gulf of Mexico and Volgo-Ural region. Numerous training exercises cover well behaviour forecast, skin factor predictions and laboratory and field data interpretation.  The unique feature of the course are formation-damage assisted technologies, where the deliberately induced migration of injected or reservoir fines decreases water production, causes flux diversion and enhances the reservoir sweep.

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Cement Evaluation and Remediation Virtual
Ticketed Event 2-day Session
Instructor(s) James J. Smolen; William K. (Bill) Ott

This course examines methods for detecting fluid channels, voids and leaks, and how to repair them.  It also covers the logging tools and technologies use to evaluate the integrity of the cement prior to initial completion or anytime during the life of the well.  The first day of class is dedicated to evaluating cement and the second day to repairs.

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Tuesday, February 22

16:00 - 19:00
18:30 - 20:30
Cajun Icebreaker Salons DEF

Enjoy an evening with friends, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails.

Wednesday, February 23

07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 12:00
01  Sand Control: Fluids Issues Salon B
Session Chairpersons Buck Houchin - PIC Chemicals, Feng Liang - Aramco Services

This session will show the critical role that fluids play in the improvement in sand control completion efficiency and economic viability. The presentations will cover design enhancements on oil and gas wells, in cased and open hole configurations, resin consolidations and water pack applications, and a greater understanding of fines migration damage prediction accuracy and remediation by better replication of core flood testing.

Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 208812 Completions An Integrated Approach to the Design and Modelling of High Rate Water Pack Treatments K. Govinathan, J.N. Sallis, S. Jain, R.J. Tibbles, DuneFront Limited; M. Foster, BP America Inc; B. Waltman, Shell
1000-1030 208827 Completions Novel Approach in Deploying Filter Cake Breaker Post Open Hole Gravel Pack with Non-Aqueous Gravel Pack Carrier Fluid in Reservoir with Reactive Shales T.H. Aung, Schlumberger; R. Djenani, TotalEnergies; A. Byrd, Bluebird Completions LLC; M.R. Beavers, Wildcat Completions LLC; C. Manzoleloua Ndongala, S. Green, B.R. Gadiyar, Schlumberger
1030-1100 208808 Completions A Sustainable Fluid System for Sand Consolidation N. Vaidya, R. Prabhu, J. Santamaria, P. Abivin, J. Susmarski, Schlumberger
1100-1130 208859 Completions Industry First: Shunt Tubes Open Hole Gravel Pack Completion Through 9-5/8" Milled Casing Window In ACG Field, Azerbaijan R.Y. Susilo, N. Yahyayeva, L. Saavedra, S. Loboguerrero, G. Akhundova, A. Rasul-zade, BP Azerbaijan; K. Whaley, BP America
1130-1200 208868 Production & Operations From Lab to Field (2) - Assessing Impact of Fluid Density, Salinity, and Injection Rate on Fines Migration Potential in Gas Wells I. Mokogwu, E. Sheach, S.C. Wilson, P. Hammonds, G.M. Graham, Scaled Solutions Limited
09:00 - 12:00
02  Formation Damage Issues Salon A
Session Chairpersons Niall Fleming - Equinor, Samantha Wilson - Scaled Solutions Limited

Latest technology in the areas of formation and completion damage will be presented. Topics included, but not limited to; near-wellbore damage, identification of damage source, trapped water damage, and damages due to well completions.

Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 208828 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Real-Time Performance Optimization To Prevent Productivity Decline in Deep Offshore Producers B. Izgec, L.J. Kalfayan, Hess Corp.
0930-1000 208843 Drilling Completion Damage N. Fleming, K. Taugbøl, A. Mathisen, O. Braadland, H. Kaarigstad, Equinor ASA
1000-1030 208862 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Smart Drill-In Fluid and Breaker Design for a Limestone Reservoir for Persian Gulf Off-shore Wells G. Pietrangeli, M. Barry, D. Alvarez, L. Hayden, A.V. Addagalla, Baker Hughes
1030-1100 208832 Production & Operations Formation Damage Due To Aqueous Phase Traps In High Permeability Reservoirs And Its Impact On Production Enhancement - Experimental Study P. Gramin, K. Mahadev, P. Haldipur, M. Pietrobon, BP America
1100-1130 208833 Completions Improving fluid loss control during well intervention; A case study on the use of innovative Salt System M.R. Aly Hussein, Kuwait Oil Company; H. Al-Rashidi, A.M. Al-Naqi, S. Gonzalez Fernandez, A.T. Erhamah, R. Ali Najaf, Kuwait Oil; S. Malik, D. Bosilca, Shell; M. Ali, Exploration & Production Training Services; K.O. Tresco, M.R. Luyster, TBC Brinadd
1130-1200 208810 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Formation Damage by Fines Breakage and Migration A. Hashemi, S. Borazjani, B. dang_le, G. Yin Loi, C. Nguyen Cao, A. Badalyan, P.G. Bedrikovetsky, University of Adelaide
12:00 - 14:00
Welcome Luncheon Salons DEF

Nishant Jha
Director of Well Production

Nishant Jha is Director of Well Production Systems at Schlumberger and is based out of Houston. In his current role, he is responsible for technology portfolio, capital planning and global operations.

Previously, Nishant held a variety of senior positions within Schlumberger with his experience spanning operational, strategy, quality and sales roles.

Nishant holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology. He joined Schlumberger as field engineer in 1998 and has extensive international experience with assignments in Middle East, India, Africa, Europe and North America.

14:00 - 17:00
03  Acidizing I Salon B
Session Chairpersons Leonard Kalfayan - Hess

This session focuses on new acid stimulation methods and technologies. Novel fluid systems and applications in both carbonate and sandstone formations, including those under challenging conditions, are presented and discussed.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 208803 Production & Operations A Novel Single-Stage Sandstone Acidizing Fluid H. Zhao, M.E. Ziauddin, P. Abivin, T. Yusuf, Schlumberger; O. Karazincir, W.H. Williams, Chevron Corporation; B.A. Comeaux, Chevron North America E&P
1430-1500 208806 Production & Operations New Single-step Acidizing Technique Treats Severe Fines Damage Over A Wide Range Of Temperatures And Mineralogies L.R. Houchin, D. Granizo, J.W. Conine, PIC Chemicals
1500-1530 208813 Production & Operations Novel Class of Retarded, Newtonian, Single-phase HCl-based Stimulation Fluids: A Laboratory Characterization H. Samouei, I. Ivanishin, Texas A&M University; A. Orangi, Science Petroleum
1600-1630 208863 Production & Operations Development of Practical, Operations-Focused Training Curriculum for Acid Stimulation M.J. Fuller, S.L. Gomez-Nava, W.H. Williams, Chevron Technical Center; L. Olabinjo, Chevron Corporation
1630-1700 208823 Production & Operations Stimulation Fluid Additives to Control Face Dissolution Tendency in Carbonate Reservoirs S.C. Wilson, E. Sheach, G.M. Graham, Scaled Solutions Limited; F.B. Azuddin, Y.A. Sazali, A.S. Sauri, Petronas
14:00 - 17:00
04  Damage Due to Drilling and Cementing Salon A
Session Chairpersons Jay Deville - Halliburton, Mahmoud Asadi - Diagnostic Stimulation Optimization

In this session, the latest technology at the interface between drilling and formation damage will be presented. Topics include new studies on aqueous and synthetic-based reservoir drilling fluids, lost circulation, managed pressure drilling, and wellbore strengthening.

Time Paper # Presentation
1430-1500 208855 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Specially Tailored Reservoir Drill-In Fluid and Acid Precursor Technology with Applicability in Ultra Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Wells B.L. Granger, J. Harton, C. Detiveaux, Sr, Newpark Drilling Fluids
1500-1530 208844 Drilling Innovative Water Based Mud Design to Improve Formation Damage Results on Mariner Field K.A. Houston, Schlumberger; N. Fleming, J.J. Bonkat, H. Kaarigstad, Equinor ASA; J. Barclay, Schlumberger; R. Watson, P. Viste, Stratum Reservoir
1530-1600 208842 Drilling Rapid Curing Environmentally Degradable Polymeric Pill for Loss Circulation Treatment M.I. Magzoub, S. Salehi, University of Oklahoma; I.A. Hussein, M.S. Nasser, Qatar University; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.
1600-1630 208869 Drilling Investigation of Parameters Controlling Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD) in Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) R. Ashena, Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation; H. Bahreini, Consultant; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.; E. Sahraei, M. Ahmad Loi Darab, Consultant
1630-1700 208861 Drilling Reversible Fluids and Mud Breaker Technology Outperforms Productivity and Injectivity in West Africa - Fit to Purpose and Designed for Success C. Eyaa Allogo, M-I SWACO; B. Allias, R. Tayebi, Schlumberger; A. Baraque, J. Lansot, J. Diogo, Total Energy
16:00 - 18:30
05  Knowledge Sharing ePosters I Ashland
Session Chairpersons Raymond Tibbles - Dune Front, Wade Williams - Chevron

This Knowledge Sharing ePoster session will present lively discussions by the authors via electronic posters in support, and as continuation of, all papers presented on various topics throughout the day.

Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1830 208805 Production & Operations Performant non-Emulsifiers for High-Brine and Acidizing Applications C. Stanciu, J.M. Fernandez, Sasol USA; K. Sokhanvarian, Evonik
1600-1830 208865 Completions DNA Tracer Technology Applications in Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Analyses M. Asadi, T. Blair, Diagnostic Stimulation Optimization; B. Kuiper, Empirical Bioscience; B. Cunningham, T. Shamburger, Diagnostic Stimulation Optimization; B. Looyenga, Empirical Bioscience; R. Morales, Well Cure Solutions
1600-1830 208841 Production & Operations Matrix StimulationTreatments Using Non-corrosive And Environmentally Friendly Systems: A DecadeOf Experience Across A Variety Of Romanian Fields E. Panait, M. Zecheru, A. Dragomir, OMV Petrom SA; A.A. Dos Santos, F. Lopez, Nouryon
1600-1830 208874 Production & Operations Numerical Modeling of Waterflooding Experiments in Artificially Fractured and Gel Treated Core Plugs by Embedded Discrete Fracture Model of a Reservoir Simulation Toolbox O.A. Kaya, I. Durgut, Middle East Technical University; S. Canbolat, Near East University
1600-1830 208837 Production & Operations Uncertainty Driven Formation Damage Control Using Analytical Technique A. Andryushchenko, D. Wolcott, Irkutsk Oil; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.
18:30 - 20:30
Welcome Reception Salons DEF

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” Come pass a good time with an evening of food and fun.

Thursday, February 24

07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 11:30
06  Acidizing II Salon B
Session Chairpersons Ryan Van Zanten - Shell E&P, Ramakrishna Ponnapati - Baker Hughes

The most recent advances in acidizing technology will be covered in this session. Topics will include placement of treatments, laboratory testing, and field applications of acidizing and simulations.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 208807 Production & Operations Stimulation Treatment Design Compatible With Glass Reinforced Epoxy Lining A. Bird, BP; J.E. Perez, Duoline Technologies; K. Mahadev, BP America Inc; J.E. Sixt, BP
0900-0930 208847 Completions Novel Low Viscosity, Single Phase, Polymer-Free Delayed HCl Acid System for Stimulation of High Temperature Carbonate Reservoirs A.S. Zakaria, A. Singh, S. Bhaduri, Baker Hughes
0930-1000 208853 Production & Operations Enhancing Increased Production in an Open Hole Well by the Acid Stimulation Design Optimization using Self-Aligning-Jetting-Tool in Mexico Offshore J. Vazquez, PEMEX; F. Landon, Pemex E&P; A. Flores, A. García, C. Barrientos, S. Troncoso, PEMEX; I.E. Narvaez, J.F. Joya Ruiz, A. Murillo, K. Campos, Halliburton
1000-1030 208804 Production & Operations Modelling of Stimulation Fluid Placement and Flow in Carbonate Reservoirs S.C. Wilson, P. Hammonds, G.M. Graham, D. Nichols, H.B. Bellio, Scaled Solutions Limited; F.B. Azuddin, Y.A. Sazali, A.S. Sauri, Petronas
1030-1100 208824 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Acidizing Treatment Design Assessment Based on Dolomitic Field Core Testing S. Santos, Halliburton; A. Salazar Munive, E. Hernandez Del Angel, O. Villaseñor, J.L. Guzman Almazo, D. Hernández Vulpes, PEMEX; A. Beuterbaugh, E.A. Reyes, S.T. Squires, K. Campos, Halliburton
1100-1130 208848 Production & Operations Evaluating the Performance of Fluid Placement Approaches on Well Stimulation Results S. Kumar, Saudi Aramco SAOO; B.C. Davidson, A. Hassan, Wavefront Technology Solutions Inc
08:30 - 11:30
07  Deposit Control Salon A
Session Chairpersons D V Satya Gupta - Consultant, Oya Karazincir - Chevron ETC

The session will present papers on issues related to formation damage due to organic and inorganic deposits and their remediation options.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 208867 Management & Information A Comprehensive Validation Methodology For Benchmarking Polymeric Chemistries For Controlling And Inhibiting C60+ Paraffin Waxes In Shale Oils A. Pontifes, Locus Bio-Energy Solutions; A. Iwasiw, E. Trevino, J&L Laboratories; A. Mahmoudkhani, Locus Bio-Energy Solutions
0900-0930 208811 Production & Operations A Case Study: Improvement in Asphaltene Remediation by Focusing on Zonal Coverage and Flowback Efficiency L.R. Houchin, D. Granizo, J.W. Conine, PIC Chemicals
0930-1000 208802 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental Study of Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition During Immiscible CO2 - EOR Process J.E. Espinoza, X. Li, University of Kansas; R. Zheng, Cornell University
1000-1030 208822 Production & Operations An Efficient Chemical Treatment to Tackle Low Productivity of Challenging Tight Dolomite: Wormholing and Remediation of Scale-based Damage R. Nazari Moghaddam, M. Van Doorn, A.A. Dos Santos, F. Lopez, Nouryon; M.A. Ulloa Reyes, B. Bocaneala, M.J. Pitts, OPECS
1030-1100 208819 Production & Operations Calcium sulfate scale dissolution efficiency by various chemicals additives A.M. Faisal, N. Aljuryyed, S.A. Al-Baharth, M. Leoni, Saudi Aramco
1100-1130 208835 Completions High Viscosity Friction Reducer That Minimizes Damage To Conductivity Z. Vazquez, C. Smith, N. Emery, A.G. Babey, Newpark Drilling Fluids; S. Kakadjian, K.C. Trego, NexTier Completion Solutions
10:30 - 14:00
10  Knowledge Sharing ePosters II Ashland
Session Chairpersons Raymond Tibbles - Dune Front, Wade Williams - Chevron

This Knowledge Sharing ePoster session will present lively discussions by the authors via electronic posters in support, and as continuation of, all papers presented on various topics throughout the day.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1400 208864 Drilling Wellbore Stability Analysis in an Offshore High-Pressure High-Temperature Gas Field Revealed Lost Times Due to Lack of Well Trajectory Optimization R. Ashena, Bear & Brook Consulting; A. Roohi, Consultant; A. Ghalambor, Oil Center Research Intl.
1030-1400 208860 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Managing to Reproduce Original Carbonate Core Condition: Is Core Initialized Realistically on Three-dimensional Geometry? H. Yonebayashi, T. Uetani, H. Kaido, INPEX Corporation - Japan
1030-1400 208835 Completions High Viscosity Friction Reducer That Minimizes Damage To Conductivity Z. Vazquez, C. Smith, N. Emery, A.G. Babey, Newpark Drilling Fluids; S. Kakadjian, K.C. Trego, NexTier Completion Solutions
11:30 - 13:30
Closing Luncheon Salons DEF

Ron Gusek
Liberty Oilfield Services

Ron Gusek has been the President of Liberty Oilfield Services since November 2016. Before assuming the role of President, Mr Gusek was the VP of Technology and Development from 2014. Over the past 20+ years, Ron has garnered extensive oil and gas experience in North America and extended his knowledge of operations through travels to Asia, Russia and the Middle East. Within Liberty, Ron’s focus includes new technology and innovation, service quality, efficiency and optimization.

Ron has also held previous roles at Sanjel Corporation, Zodiac Exploration, Pinnacle Technologies and BJ Services, with a primary focus on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs. He is an author of several technical publications and patents. Ron has served on the Boards of Calgary SPE Section and other professional organizations. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

13:30 - 16:30
08  Sand Control: Hardware Issues Salon B
Session Chairpersons Bruce Comeaux - Chevron North America E&P, Bala Gadiyar - Schlumberger

In this session, case histories related to field application as well as new technologies will be presented. Topics related to screen erosion and fluid flow through screens while running in the wellbore, will also be presented.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 208845 Completions A Comprehensive Review of Sand Retention Test Methods and Data Analysis with a Focus of Application T. Linden, C.C. Fischer, Constien & Assocs. Inc.
1400-1430 208852 Completions Understanding Fluid Exchange as Screens are Run In Hole - Mitigation of Formation and Completion Damage Risks M. Byrne, L. Djayapertapa, K. Watson, Axis; N. Fleming, K. Taugbol, Equinor ASA
1430-1500 208839 Completions Completion Standardization Utilizing Conformable Sand Screen Technology In Multilayered Ultrafine Sand Reservoir R. Gomez Simancas, C. de Sa, Y. Timoteo, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited; S.L. Gomez-Nava, J.B. Weirich, R.E. Forsyth, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; R.R. Garza, J. Gomes Guenji, A. Gandomkar, Baker Hughes
1500-1530 208817 Completions Time Lapse Wear Study Yields New Design Features to Improve the Erosion Resistance of Stand-Alone Screen Completions C. Malbrel, Tubular Perforating Manufacturing, Ltd; R. Kale, Tridiagonal Solutions
1530-1600 208856 Completions Advanced Data Analysis From Laboratory Testing For Soft-Sand Completions K.R. Gurley, C.C. Fischer, Constien & Assocs. Inc.
1600-1630 208858 Drilling Novel Sealing Technology Increased Wellbore Integrity While Optimizing Well Schematic in La Caverna Bandurria Sur Unconventional Field G.E. Lopez, G. Vidal, YPF; A.C. Hedegaard, Impact Fluid Solutions, LLC; R. Maldonado, Impact Fluid Solutions
13:30 - 16:30
09  Water Injection and Control Salon A
Session Chairpersons Harold Brannon - Sun Drilling Fluids

This session presents recent challenges and multiphase pore scale interactions in water injector stimulation, water shutoff, and control in mature reservoirs.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 208851 Production & Operations Water Injector Acid Stimulation: An Offshore Case Study H. Bolingbroke, C. Yao, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
1430-1500 208826 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Determining Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure from Steady-state-transient Test under Formation Damage N. Hemmati, S. Borazjani, A. Zeinijahromi, A. Badalyan, University of Adelaide; L.C. Genolet, A. Behr, Wintershall Holding GmbH; P.G. Bedrikovetsky, University of Adelaide
1500-1530 208809 Completions Deepwater Gas Injector Wells: Overcoming the Challenge of Achieving Matrix Injectivity C. Manzolelua, Schlumberger; C.M. Nguyen, Schlumberger Oilfield Services; A. Okhrimenko, Schlumberger; V. Traboulay, Schlumberger Limited; M.E. Gamargo Remiro, D. Li, Schlumberger
1530-1600 208818 Production & Operations Evaluation and Optimisation of Relative Permeability Modifiers for Water Control in Mature Wells I. Mokogwu, P. Hammonds, G.M. Graham, Scaled Solutions Limited