Technical Programme

Changes/additions after 31 January 2012 may not be reflected.

Tuesday, 7 February ● 1030-1200 hours

Lotus Suites 1&2

Technical Session 1: Chemical Methods

Session Co-Chairpersons: Xudong Jing, Shell; Hiroshi Okabe, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp.

This session includes chemical methods for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) from laboratory experiments to field tests. Different types of chemical solutions under various reservoir conditions, such as fluid and rock properties, are experimentally and computationally evaluated in order to gain a fuller understanding of the displacement processes and optimize EOR performance. Physical mechanisms from molecules to pore-scale behaviours are carefully considered to design effective chemical methods (including polymer, foam, and ASP). Some proposed methods also lead to flow- profile modification hence reduction in water-cut.



Design of an ASP Flood in a High Temperature, High Salinity, Low Permeability Carbonate
D. Levitt, S. Dufour, D.C. Morel and P.R. Gauer, Total, G.A. Pope and S. Dufour, U. of Texas at Austin



Performance Evaluation and Mechanism Analysis of HPAM Solution with Broad-Distribution Relative Molecular Mass
X. Lu, Northeast Petroleum U.; H. Liu and S. Wang, PetroChina Daqing Oilfield Co. Ltd.; and X. Wang, PetroChina Tuha Oilfield Co.

1130 14685 Enhancing Recovery in High Salinity Oil Reservoirs through Optimised Polymer Flood
M.K. Algharaib, A.F. Alajmi and R. Gharbi, Kuwait U.




Investigation of Pore-Scale Dispersion in Polymer Flooding
H. Jiang and L. Mi, China U. of Petroleum Beijing; J. Li and Y. Liu, Research
Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), PetroChina Co.



The Influence of Reservoir Rock Wettability on CO2 Foam Stability in Porous Media
R. Rafati and H. Hamidi, U. of Technology Malaysia

Lotus Suites 3&4

Technical Session 2: Downhole Tubulars

Session Co-Chairpersons: Michael Jellison, NOV Grant Prideco; Alex Alexandrou, Core Laboratories

Technology advancements in all areas of oil and gas exploration are rapidly taking place, and innovations relating to tubular technologies must keep pace to realize all the benefits of these advancements. This session includes interesting papers addressing torque and drag related issues, a new economical gas-tight casing connection design and a practical approach to enhancing mono-bore well performance using e-line based well intervention methods. In addition, there are thought-provoking presentations discussing trouble-free casing drilling and drillstring design evolution to improve performance and safety in sour environments. The developments featured in this Downhole Tubulars Session represent enabling technologies for challenging wells.



Development of Economical Gas-Tight Casing Connection for Low Pressure Gas Field Application
J. Wang, L. Yang, S. Song, X. Yi, D. Li, and W. Zhang, CNPC Tubular Goods Research Inst.



Trouble Free Drilling with Casing Drilling: A Process Focused on Preventing the Drilling Problems
M. Karimi, C. Holt and E. Moellendick, Tesco Corp.



The Practice and Evolution of Torque and Drag Reduction: Theory and Field Results
J.E. McCormick, C. D. Evans and J. T. Le, Weatherford Intl; T. Chiu, U. of Texas at Austin




A Pragmatic Approach to Enhanced Performance of Slim Mono-Bore Wells
F.S. Lam, Welltec Oilfield Services (M) Sdn. Bhd.



The Evolution of the Drill String Design on Sour Field (Puguang) to Improve Performance and Safety Margins in Sour Environment
V.P. Flores and K. El Bachiri, VAM Drilling, and L. Fei, F. Li, Y. Li and D. Zhang, SINOPEC Zhongyuan Oilfield Drilling Services

Lotus Suites 5&6

Technical Session 3: Advances in Seismic Acquisition and Processing

Session Co-Chairpersons: Kurt M. Strack, KMS Technologies - KJT Enterprises Inc.; Ajay NalonnilSchlumberger

This session papers deal with many of the significant advances that have been made in the last few years in the field of innovative acquisition and processing techniques. Without doubt the usage and analysis of multi-azimuth data not only has exposed the limitation of current 3D marine techniques but added value to illuminating plays within and below complex structures like salt, intrusions, carbonates.

In the field of processing, the authors demonstrate how SRME techniques gives better multiple elimination, how they can contribute to better velocity analysis by wavefield separation. Additional papers deal with tomostatics for unraveling near surface, seismic while drilling for accurate time to depth conversion as well better amplitude recovery as a function of frequency.



Multi-Azimuth, Coil Shooting and Dual Sensor Streamer Acquisition: Step Change Seismic Imaging Results in Deep Water Indonesia
M. Buia, E. Tozzi and A. Ravasio, Eni E&P; and P. Brown, Eni Indonesia



Workflow for Surface Multiple Attenuation in Shallow Water
B. Hung and K. Yang, CGGVeritas



Seismic Amplitude Loss Compensation for Future Reservoir Characterisation Studies in Peciko Field – Indonesia
R.A. Brahmantio, A.S. Kusuma, F. Bertini and J. Dufour, Total E&P Indonesia; B. Paternoster , Total S.A.; and S. Leclair, École des Mines de Paris




Multiples, Diffractions and Diffracted Multiples in the South China Sea: How Dense Does Our Acquisition Geometry Need To Be?
R.K. Quinn, Talisman Energy, and L. Comeaux, Petroleum Geo Services



Seismic-While-Drilling Checkshot Survey on High-Inclination Well - Beyond the Time and Depth
T.K. Lim and A. Ahmed, Schlumberger; W. Wuertz, M. Kanaree, W. Pirie and P.J. Rebel, Carigali Hess Operating Co.

Lotus Suites 7

Technical Session 4: Unconventional Performance Evaluation and Improvement

Session Co-Chairpersons: Tony Lake, Beach Energy; George Moridis, Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Laboratory

This session focuses on methodologies to increase production, improve reserve estimates, and improve the analysis of data from unconventional reservoirs.  Two presentations focus on coalbed methane production analyzing the benefits of early adoption of advanced technologies and an improved concept of the recovery factor which accounts for permeability, well design and spacing, in addition to gas content and initial pressure.  Various methods for evaluating/characterising unconventional reservoirs including data mining/pattern recognition, reserve estimates based on Monte Carlo production forecasts using decline curves, and a toolbox approach to shale fracturing techniques based on stimulation success correlations fracture treatment design, and a hydraulic fracture monitoring method that combines microseismic, complex fracture modeling, and descriptions of preexisting natural fractures.  Finally, a field example based investigation of the occurrence of unit slopes in hydraulically fractured carbonate reservoirs determines that such regimes occur when there is fracture interference.



Performance Evaluation in Data Rich Fayetteville Shale Gas Plays Integrating Physics-Based Reservoir Simulations with Data Driven Approaches for Uncertainty Reduction
Y. Xiao, R. Van den Bosch and K. Steffen, ExxonMobil, and F. Liu, Indiana U.



Unconventional Reservoirs Probabilistic Reserve Estimation Using Decline Curves
I. Colombo , L. Guerra and A. Minin, ENI E&P



Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring to Reservoir Simulation: Maximising Value
C.L. Cipolla, M.J. Williams, X. Weng, M.G. Mack and S.C. Maxwell, Schlumberger




Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Increase Production from Unconventional Reservoirs: Case Study of India
Y.K. Choudhary, S. Bhat and A. Kumar, Halliburton

Lotus Suites 9

Technical Session 5: Integrated Reservoir Studies

Session Co-Chairpersons: Waleed Al Khamees, Kuwait Oil Co.; Dr. Anwar Raja Ibrahim, PetroMalaysia Sdn. Bhd.

This session includes several excellent cases in integrated reservoir studies. The session will cover production improvement through integrated well, reservoir and facility management. It will have a case study in developing a reservoir management tool for oil rim monitoring.  Workflow approach for detailed seismic interpretation for reservoir characterisation will also be presented. Possible solutions of the formidable sampling challenges will be discussed during this session. Sidewall coring advance technique to determine petro physical properties of a reservoir while drilling will be presented as well. We will see how case-hole formation testing technology reveals mystery of reservoir well with very challenging operation conditions. Furthermore, reflection of quantum change in the mindsets of the professionals to re-prioritise and re-focus on the reservoir management of mature reservoirs and accordingly align the resources to enhance the reservoir production will be discussed and presented in the session.



Solving the Complex Equation of Production Build Up via the Implementation of Integrating Processes: A Team Approach
H.B. Chetri, M. Raju, H. Alam, M. Jamal and H. Al-Ajmi, Kuwait Oil Co.



Sidewall Coring: Advanced In-situ Freeze-Core Technique
A. J. Arora, A.D. Bihani, C.M. Padalkar and A.D. Punase, and S.D. Patwardhan, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, India

1130 14360 Reservoir Fluid Sampling of a Wide Spectrum of Fluid Types Under Different Conditions
N.R. Nagarajan, Hess Corp.




Cased Hole Formation Testing in Challenging Operational Conditions Reveals Reservoir Fluids Distribution - South China Sea Case Study
Y. Huang, H. You, X. Zou and J. Guitarte, CACT Operations Group; C. Xian, W. Liu, X. Cheng and H. Guo, Schlumberger

Lotus Suites 10

Technical Session 6: Well Control

Session Co-Chairpersons: George Jarvis, ExxonMobil E&P Malaysia Inc.; Mohamad Othman, Petronas

This session will cover a wide spectrum of well control related material focusing on considerations required to maintain well control.  Presentations have been selected to cover everything from the physics behind well control to special considerations required to plan well control responses.  Additionally, case studies will be reviewed to provide learnings of actual well planning of well control related operations.



Kick Mechanisms and Unique Well Control Practices in Deepwater Vugular Carbonates
F.E. Dupriest, ExxonMobil Development Co.



Downhole Isolation Valve Performance in Drilling and Subsequent Completion Operations
D. Sasongko, G.R. Darmawan and S.D. Susilo, Pertamina EP Indonesia; J.S.S. Toralde, A.E. Prasetia and Sisworo, Weatherford



Optimisation of Drilling and Production Operations by Application of MPD Technique on Indian Offshore Basins-A Strategic Approach
S. Alimuddin, N. Kumar, K. Gandhi, S. Satyam and A. Jha, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum U.




The Great Achievement in Well Control of One of the Iranian Wells
K. Shahbazi, Petroleum U. of Tech Iran, and M. Makvandi and H. Bahmani, National Iranian Drilling Co.



Drilling Highly Depleted Formations with Engineered Particle Non Aqueous Fluids (EP NAF): South China Sea
A.A. Lawrence and M.R. Niznik, ExxonMobil Corp.

Lotus Suites 11

Technical Session 7: Challenges Understanding the Reservoir

Session Co-Chairperson: Kittiphong Jongkittinarukorn, Chevron Thailand Ltd.; Stephan Gelinsky, Shell Global Solutions

This session includes several excellent works for better understanding reservoir. We will hear about the new methodology for estimating water saturation in carbonate reservoir. A systematic process is proposed to understand the reservoir connectivity by using the integrated reservoir data such as pressure, DFA, PVT fluid properties, geochemistry, as well as the geological and geophysical interpretations of the reservoir. Fines migration is better understood and controlled by the mathematical modelling in the sandstone soaked by MgO nanofluid.



On the Concept and Challenges of Water Saturation Determination and Modeling in Carbonate Reservoirs
R. Masoudi, M.H.A. Halim, H. Karkooti and M. Othman, PETRONAS



Validating of the Reservoir Connectivity and Compartmentalisation with the CO2 Compositional Gradient and Mass Transportation Simulation Concepts
S. Daungkaew, O.C. Mullins, Z. Johan, E. Lehne, J. Zuo, S. Sinnappu and T. Pfeiffer, Schlumberger; G.L. Tan, I.T. A. Muthalib, Y.H. Teh and H. Rameli, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. and J.T. Ludwig, Chulalongkorn U.



Mathematical Modeling of Fines Fixation in the Sandstone Cores Soaked by MgO Nanofluid
A. Habibi, M. Ahmadi, A. Bastami, P. Pourafshary, U. of Tehran and Sh. Ayatollahi, Sharif U. of Technology




Challenges in Determination of Water Content and Condensed Water in a Multistacked Sour Gas Field Containing High CO2 Content Offshore Malaysia
T. Wong and R. Masoudi and M. Othman, PETRONAS; and J. Philpot, Arrow Energy



Karst Modeling of a Miocene Carbonate Build-Up in Central Luconia, SE Asia: Challenges in Seismic Characterisation and Geological Model Building
E. Chung, K. K. Ting and O. AlJaaidi, Sarawak Shell Bhd.



Challenges During Shallow and Deep Carbonate Reservoirs Stimulation
M.A. Mahmoud, Suez Canal U.; and H.A. Nasr El-Din, Texas A&M U.

Lotus Suites 12

Technical Session 8: Intelligent Fields

Session Co-Chairpersons: John Church, Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn. Bhd.; Pashupati Sah, Calsep Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. 

This session includes several examples for the justification and implementation of various different elements for Intelligent Fields. We will hear about the value dilemma for instrumentation and automation, how Smart wells are a key enabler for oil developments and the generation of a real time optimised integrated gas network. Improved surveillance workflows for early identification of water production, use of real time measurements to understand performance and use of digital rock physical laboratories will also be presented.



The Path to a Real-Time Optimised, Integrated Gas Network – Smart Fields Applied
D. Gobel and R. Cramer, Shell; J. Briers and F. de Boer, IPCOS; K. L. Lai and M. Hooimeijer, Shell Global Solutions



Smart Wells a Key Enabler for Oilfield Developments in Brunei
R. Turner, Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn. Bhd.



Water Production Surveillance Workflow Using Neural Network and Bayesian Network Technology: A Case Study of Bongkot North Field, Thailand
R. Hermann, J. Nitura and R. Chandakaew, Schlumberger; S. Ratanavanich, S. Lemcholvilert, C. Jiraratchwaro, S. Vitoonkijvanich and S. Sarisittitham, PTT Exploration and Production Plc.

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