Monday, November 28

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Flow-Control-Devices for Thermal Recovery Operations
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Mazda Irani

This 1-day course is an introduction to design and optimization of Flow-Control-Devices (FCDs) and to thermodynamics and pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) in horizontal wells in Thermal Recovery Operations for both SAGD and SA-SAGD. The interaction between reservoir and FCD, and design charts created to evaluate the response of the FCD are discussed.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Different types of the Flow-Control-Devices defining their characteristic curves, and Operating Principles of FCDs
  • The review of Previous Use of the Flow-Control-Devices in Canadian SAGD projects: pros and cons.
  • Introduction to thermodynamics and pressure-volume-temperature (PVT): basic law such as: Clausius-Clapeyron Equation, Dalton's law, Henry's Law and Raoult’s law are explained and practical examples such as temperature reduction in chamber due to NCG injection, and temperature reduction at Azeotropic point in ES-SAGD process will be solved numerically. 
  • Production Challenges in Solvent Operation: Liquid-pool model and concept will be explained and concern with steam trap control for Nsolv will be discussed and numerically explained. 
  • Effects of Steam quality on Inflow- Control-Devices (ICD) and Outflow-Control-Devices (OCD). 
  • Flashing effect in FCD for both SAGD and SA-SAGD applications
  • Liquid Pool modeling: a method to calculate the liquid pool level from temperature profile in observation wells will be discussed, and an algebraic equation for liquid pool depletion based on wellbore drawdown, subcool and emulsion productivity is generated and discussed in practical examples. A minimum subcool concept (or target reservoir subcool) is discussed and calculated as a function of skin and pressure draw-down. 

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17:00 - 19:00

Tuesday, November 29

07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:15
01  Session 1: Geothermal Well Design and Operations
Session Chairpersons Linda Blair - Evraz Inc NA, Ian Kyle Peleshok - Alberta Energy Regulator
Time Paper # Presentation
1045-1115 212143 Lwd Acquisition Of Caliper And Drilling Mechanics As A New Approach On Geothermal Drilling Operation, A Case Study In Sorik Marapi Field - Indonesia V.B. Manurung, L. Warkhaida, D.J. Hutabarat, Halliburton; S. Wisnuwardhana, C. Simatupang, D. Sanjaya, A. Ashadi, R.G. Pasikki, R.B. Putra, K. Yustendi, KS ORKA
1115-1145 Geothermal Gradient Anomalies in High Enthalpy Geothermal Well Design R. Zambetti, Tenaris
1145-1215 Use of InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) to Identify, Predict and Prevent Mechanical Well Failures due to Production or Injection Induced Ground Deformation C. Lucente, Tre Altamira Inc
12:15 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
02  Session 2: Casing, Cement and Well Design/Cement Remediation and Repairs
Session Chairpersons Scott Pruett - Aera Energy LLC
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 212141 Feasibility Study Of Premium Casing Connection With Titanium Alloy For High-temperature Geothermal Applications G. Tao, D. Abdulhameed, C-FER Technologies (1999) Inc.; W.D. Macdonald, TIMET; D. Dunlap, PCC Energy Group; R. Elder, A. Arredondo, Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America, Inc.; R. McCorkle, B. Bradley, JFE Tubular Technical Center
1400-1430 Cased-Hole Cement Plug Learnings at Cold Lake C. Dyck, Imperial
Alternate 212142 A Success Story Of Detecting The Source Of Gas Leak In Annulus “b” Using Total Well Integrity Assessment Tools And The Remedial Action In An Oil Well Of Kuwait Oil Company M.H. Gobran, Senergy Oilfield Solutions
15:00 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:45
16:45 - 19:00

Wednesday, November 30

07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:00
Session 4: Invited Presenter Session

This session will feature presentations from industry SMEs.

10:00 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:15
05  Session 5: Well Construction for Lifelong Integrity and Production Assurance
Time Paper # Presentation
1045-1115 212144 Flow Assurance Management In Geothermal Production Wells R. Matoorian, M. Malaieri, University of Calgary
1115-1145 SCVF on Wheels - A Novel, Portable, Plug-in Solution for SAGD Vent Flow Monitoring H. Acosta Ramirez, Suncor Energy
1145-1215 Strat-Log High Density In-situ Monitoring L. Hinrichs, Strat-Log Technologies
Alternate 212145 Integrated Optimization Of Hybrid Steam-Solvent Injection In Post-CHOPS Reservoirs With Consideration Of Wormhole Networks And Foamy Oil Flow S. Hou, M. Zhao, S. Yang, D. Yang, University of Regina
12:15 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
06  Session 6: Limitations and Solutions for Long Laterals
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1430 The Power (and Pitfalls) of Data-Driven Torque-and-Drag Analysis for Planning Liner Runs in SAGD Wells S.P. Taubner, Noetic Engineering 2008 Inc
1430-1500 An Artificial Lift System That Supports The Sustainability Of The Oil And Gas Industry D. Wiltse, Lift Plus Energy Solutions
Alternate 212146 Challenges Associated with the Acid Gases Production and Capture in Hydrocarbons Reservoirs: A Critical Review of the Venezuelan Cases R. Fernancelys, Independent; M.A. Lamedo, PDVSA
Alternate 212147 Field Trial Of Nitrogen-assisted Cyclic Steam Stimulation In Post-chops Wells, Case Study In Sudan X. Tang, c. yu, CNPC
15:00 - 15:45
15:45 - 17:15
17:15 - 19:00

Thursday, December 01

07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:30
07  Session 7: Failure Detection and Analysis
Session Chairpersons John Runciman - C-FER Technologies
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 212150 Probabilistic Analysis Of Mechanical, Operational, And Subsurface Factors Involved In Casing Failures And Application Of Machine Learning To Predict Casing Integrity Loss In The San Joaquin Valley S.L. Stinson, Chevron Global Upstream
0900-0930 212153 Drilling Automation of Calculation and Management for HPHT Well Operating Limits - WIMS Coupled Engineering Analysis Approach O.S. Al-Sawadi, Halliburton
0930-1000 Digital Eyes to Monitor Observation Wells - A Journey to Manage Observation Wells by Exception H. Acosta Ramirez, Suncor Energy
1000-1030 212151 Individual Barriers Corrosion Monitoring Using Electromagnetic Measurements S.M. Al-Haddad, H.H. Shuber, A.M. Alaryan, Kuwait Oil Company; P. Iqbal, Baker Hughes Co. Saudi Arabia; O.P. Nuriyev, Baker Hughes
Alternate Data Analytics Applications for Thermal Monitoring and Leak Detection M.S. Khalaf, Saudi Aramco PE&D
10:30 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:45
08  Session 8: Liner Design and Lifecycle Management & FCD
Session Chairpersons Mahdi Mahmoudi - Variperm Energy Services
Time Paper # Presentation
1115-1145 212149 Evaluating The Performance Of Tubing Deployed Inflow Control Devices (TD-ICDs) In Wellbore Optimization S. Deshpande, Suncor Energy; D. Zhu, variperm energy services; G.A. Rosi, University of Calgary
1145-1215 212152 Data-driven Decision-making Strategy For Thermal Well Completion H. Izadi, University of Alberta; M. Roostaaei, M. Mahmoudi, G. Rosi, J. Stevenson, A. Tuttle, C. Sutton, Variperm Energy Services; J.Y. Leung, University of Alberta; V. Fattahpour, Variperm Energy Services
1215-1245 212148 Laboratory Experiment And Field Application Of A Wet Phase Modified Expandable Graphite Steam Plugging Agent In Heavy Oil Reservoir G. Zhao, C. Dai, China university of pertroleum (East China); B. Xu, China university of pertroleum(East China); T. Ma, W. Zhao, SINOPEC Shengli Oilfield Branch Company