2018 TECHNICAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

11:00 – 12:50
Session 1
RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION: RESERVOIR CHARACTERISATION, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Evaluation and prediction of heavy oil viscosity at high temperatures - low field NMR measurements
    Strahinja Markovic
    Strahinja Markovic PhD Student Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Sand production assessment and sand control selection for heavy oil field
    Wafa Al Shizawi
    Wafa Al Shizawi Production Technologist Petroleum Development Oman
  • 11:40 - 12:00 An integrated geo mechanical geological subsidence potential assessment in a heavy oil sandstone reservoir in Kazakhstan
    Ali Shafiei
    Ali Shafiei Assistant Professor Nazarbayev University
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Smart coiled tubing enables production logging in heavy oil and highly deviated wells in offshore
    Mohamed Aboelenin
    Mohamed Aboelenin Section Head Petroleum Engineer GUPCO
  • 12:20 - 12:40 A simplistic practical approach to define the pilot area for EOR in carbonate reservoirs
    Mohamed Al Hakmani
    Mohamed Al Hakmani Senior Geologist Occidental of Oman Inc.
  • 12:40 - 12:50 Panel Q&A
11:00 - 12:40
Session 2
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: EOR TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Evaluating steam flood expansion in the south of Oman
    Mohamed Al Riyami
    Mohamed Al Riyami EOR Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Optimum EOR strategy for a heavy oil reservoir with depth-variable compositions and oil properties, Iran
    Dr Hamidreza Salimi
    Dr Hamidreza Salimi Principal (EOR) Reservoir Engineer PanTerra Geoconsultants B.V.
  • 11:40 - 12:00 Improving heat efficiency and penetration into heavy oil formation by utilising advanced thermal technologies
    Sameeh Batarseh
    Sameeh Batarseh Petroleum Engineer Specialist Saudi Aramco
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Separation method of Kuwait heavy oil
    Shaikha Alhumaidan
    Shaikha Alhumaidan Construction Engineer Kuwait Oil Company
  • 12:20 - 12:40 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:50
Session 3
EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & FIELD DEVELOPMENT: EFFICIENCIES & IMPROVEMENTS IN HEAVY OIL FIELDS
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 14:00 - 14:20 Water Disposal - An unsung hero in the journey of sustained production
    Isha Bahal
    Isha Bahal Project Manager Cairn (Vedanta) India
  • 14:20 - 14:40 The importance of calibrating Coriolis flow meters at service conditions (Viscosity and Reynolds number effects)
    Dr Bruno Pinguet
    Dr Bruno Pinguet International Marketing and Technical Consultant TUV-SUD NEL
  • 14:40 - 15:00 Concentric coiled tubing technology revolutionises wellbore cleanouts in heavy oil field, Kuwait
    Nikita Kothari
    Nikita Kothari Account Manager – CT and Stimulation Baker Hughes, a GE Company
  • 15:00 - 15:20 Determination of the injection pressure in oil sands based on three-dimensional failure criteria
    Dr Mahdi Mahmoudi
    Dr Mahdi Mahmoudi Petroleum/Geomechanics Engineer RGL Reservoir Management Ltd
  • 15:00 - 15:20 Holistic Approach to Optimize Heavy Oil Field Performance- A Case Study from Kuwait
    Yousef Hussain Al-Mulla
    Yousef Hussain Al-Mulla Petroleum Engineer Kuwait Oil Company
  • 15:40 – 15:50 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 4
DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING: REFINING, PETROCHEMICALS, OPERATIONS & TRANSPORTATION: OIL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY AND BOTTOM OF THE BARREL VALUE OPTIMISATION
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Eni Slurry Technology: an innovative solution to maximising value from the bottom of the barrel
    Massimo Trani
    Massimo Trani Vice President, Proprietary Technology Licensing Eni
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Oxy-cracking technique for converting petroleum coke into commodity products
    Dr. Nashaat N. Nassar
    Dr. Nashaat N. Nassar Associate Professor University of Calgary
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Energy efficient and eco-friendly anode grade Coker technology
    Dr. Satyen Kumar Das
    Dr. Satyen Kumar Das Deputy General Manager Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. R&D Centre
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Improving delayed Coker furnace run length with proprietary flux profile
    Niaz Mustafa
    Niaz Mustafa Senior Vice President - Commercial Heurtey Petrochem (Axens)
  • 15:20 – 15:30 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 17:00
Session 6
HEAVY OIL TECHNOLOGIES - DATA MANAGEMENT & INTERNET OF THINGS: DATA MANAGEMENT IN HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 15:30 – 15:50 Exceptional based reservoir surveillance automation for “A” West steam flooding; Thermal EOR asset case study
    Marwan Sawafi
    Marwan Sawafi Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 15:50 – 16:10 Achieved accelerated and optimum quality delivery of heavy oil production facility at North Kuwait.
    Ohoud Al-Mouli
    Ohoud Al-Mouli Design Engineer Kuwait Oil Company
  • 16:10 – 16:30 The start-up process assisted by solvent: calculation and assessment
    Ravil Ibatullin
    Ravil Ibatullin CEO TAL OIl Ltd.
  • 16:30 – 16:50 Real-time steam allocation workflow using machine learning for digital heavy oil reservoirs
    Japan Trivedi
    Japan Trivedi Associate Professor University of Alberta
  • 16:50 – 17:00 Panel Q&A
09:00 – 10:30
Session 7
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: THERMAL & POLYMER EOR: INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Case study: Effects of thermal recovery processes on foamy oil, Orinoco Oil Belt, Venezuela
    Raifel Morales
    Raifel Morales Engineer – EOR/IOR & Project Leader – Petro San Félix PDVSA
  • 09:20 - 09:40 Experimental study of spontaneous imbibition using modified Nanopyroxene for Enhanced Oil Recovery in sandstones cores
    Dr. Nashaat N. Nassar
    Dr. Nashaat N. Nassar Associate Professor University of Calgary
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Solvent Extraction Results in a Heavy Oil Clastic Reservoir
    Paul Krawchuk
    Paul Krawchuk Global Director Oil & Gas Processing, Hatch Ltd.
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Steam quality and distribution in thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
    Samir Ketkar
    Samir Ketkar Senior Associate - Technical & Management Consulting WorleyParsons Advisian
  • 10:20 - 10:30 Panel Q&A
09:00 - 10:50
Session 8
HEAVY OIL TECHNOLOGIES - DATA MANAGEMENT & INTERNET OF THINGS: OPTIMISING HEAVY OIL FIELD PERFORMANCE USING DATA AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Heavy oil production in Egypt
    Shaheen Shaheen
    Shaheen Shaheen Chairman's Assistant & Vice President IPR International
  • 09:20 – 09:40 Optimization of Oil Well Production Using Electric Submersible Twin Screw Pumps(ESTSP)
    Pradeep Dass
    Pradeep Dass President & CTO DASS CAN-K Pumps Inc
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Statistical learning and the dielectric heating of subsurface hydrocarbons
    Damian San Roman Alerigi
    Damian San Roman Alerigi Petroleum Scientist Saudi Aramco
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Innovative technologies for reducing the consumption of diluent in solving problems of increasing the efficiency of transportation of high viscosity and extra heavy oils
    Dr Kim Jerome Gobert
    Dr Kim Jerome Gobert Technology Director Rosneft
  • 10:20 - 10:30 Operational Monitoring of Ground Movement for Reliable Reservoir Response
    Michael Henschel
    Michael Henschel Sr. Analyst - Geospatial Services MDA
  • 10:40 - 10:50 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 12:30
Session 9
RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION: RESERVOIR MODELLING & MANAGEMENT
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Qarn Alam steam temperature history-matching
    Mark Hamm
    Mark Hamm Senior Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 11:20 – 11:40 An investigation into the current state-of-the-art sand control laboratory testing practices
    Dr. Mohammed Kyanpour
    Dr. Mohammed Kyanpour Engineering & Business Development Manager RGL Reservoir Management Ltd
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Application of multi-fracturing to heavy oil recovery
    Dr. Conrad Ayasse
    Dr. Conrad Ayasse President Canada Chemical Corporation
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Dramatic change in oil gravity and rock properties within the same reservoir structure
    Mohamed Abdelrahman
    Mohamed Abdelrahman Reservoir Engineer Khalda Petroleum Company
  • 12:20 - 12:30 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 12:50
Session 10
DOWNSTREAM PROCESSES: STORAGE, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN TRANSPORTING HEAVY OIL
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Heavy oil from well to storage tanks
    Ahmad Haidar
    Ahmad Haidar Senior Engineer Projects Kuwait Oil Company
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Transportation of heavy Omani oil using stabilised oil-in-water emulsion
    Rabha Al Omairi
    Rabha Al Omairi Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO)
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Loss of primary containment management
    Abdel Hamid Nour
    Abdel Hamid Nour HSE Advisor Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO)
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Inline crude oil blending – making the plan a reality
    Duane Rowan
    Duane Rowan Global Product Champion – Transmission & Storage Quality Cameron Measurement
  • 12:20 – 12:40 Meeting Changing Operational Goals with Drag Reducing Agents (DRA)
    Lindsay Ruiz
    Lindsay Ruiz Manager - Equipment Services LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (A Berkshire Hathaway Company)
  • 12:40 - 12:50 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 11
EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & FIELD DEVELOPMENT: METERING & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Application of planar metal-to-metal seal multiport selector valve for efficient metering
    Allen Wan
    Allen Wan General Manager Kelamayi King-Bull Infortec Petroleum Equipment Co. Ltd (KITSNET)
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Reliably measuring phase fractions in hydrocarbon flows for effective production management
    David Baumley
    David Baumley Director Business Development M-Flow
  • 14:40 – 15:00 The influence of chemical inhibitors on rheological properties of waxy crude oil
    Muhammad Theyab
    Muhammad Theyab Doctorate in Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq
  • 15:00 – 15:20 NEL (National Engineering Laboratory) a unique world class facility to test, validate and certify
    Dr Bruno Pinguet
    Dr Bruno Pinguet International Marketing and Technical Consultant TUV-SUD NEL
  • 15:20 - 15:30 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:10
Session 12
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: COMPETITIVE EOR STRATEGIES
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Qarn Alam steam bespoke WRFM and modelling strategies
    Farah Belushi
    Farah Belushi Senior Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Steam management with foam for heavy oil: from formulation design to coreflood assessments
    Guillaume Batôt
    Guillaume Batôt EOR Technical Advisor IFP Energies nouvelles
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Rate-limiting mechanism in SAGD production and its significance on additive injection
    Hamza Mounzer
    Hamza Mounzer Associate Scientist The Dow Chemical Company
  • 15:00 – 15:10 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 16:40
Session 13
OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGIES: OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION IN CHINA
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 15:30 - 15:50 Practice and development effect evaluation on the first time polymer flooding in China offshore oilfields
    Renfeng Yang
    Renfeng Yang Senior Engineer China University of Petroleum (East China), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Research Institute
  • 15:50 - 16:10 Making small offshore marginal heavy oil field fruitful
    Yifan He
    Yifan He Reservoir Engineer China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
  • 16:10 - 16:30 Adding assets to the carbonate producing brownfields, Central Gulf of Suez Basin, Egypt
    Ashraf Nabil
    Ashraf Nabil Senior Development Geologist General Petroleum Company
  • 16:30-16:40 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 17:00
Session 14
RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION: RESERVOIR ENGINEERING, EVALUATION, MONITORING AND TESTING TECHNOLOGIES
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 15:30 – 15:50 Complex geophysical-geochemical monitoring technology for shallow heavy viscous oil deposits development by steam injection methods
    Vladislav Sudakov
    Vladislav Sudakov Deputy Director for Innovation Technologies Kazan Federal University
  • 15:50 – 16:10 Nimr G tackling production challenges with new technology
    Ali Lawati
    Ali Lawati Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 16:10 – 16:30 Use of thermal expansion casing collars to mitigate thermal strain and reservoir compaction
    Mohammed Al Za'abi
    Mohammed Al Za'abi Product Line Manager Vanguard Oil Tools & Services LLC
  • 16:30 – 16:50 Innovative solution for fluid loss in sub-hydrostatic wells during workover operation
    Mohamed Farouk Hassan
    Mohamed Farouk Hassan Senior Petroleum Engineer Kuwait Oil Company
  • 16:50 - 17:00 Panel Q&A
09:00 – 10:10
Session 15
DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING: REFINING, PETROCHEMICALS, OPERATIONS & TRANSPORTATION: DOWNSTREAM ADDED VALUE MAXIMISATION
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Constraints directing catalytic processes for heavy oil upgrading
    Abdulazim Marafi
    Abdulazim Marafi Senior Research Scientist Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Hydrogen Production from Heavy Oil Feedstocks
    Dr. Girish Srinivas
    Dr. Girish Srinivas Vice President TDA Research Inc.
  • 10:00 - 10:10 Panel Q&A
09:00 – 10:50
Session 16
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: INNOVATION IN EOR/IOR TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES ACROSS PROJECTS
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Electro Acoustic technology for enhanced oil recovery and viscosity reduction
    Dr Anna Rajab
    Dr Anna Rajab CEO AR Enterprise
  • 09:20 – 09:40 Thermal EOR steam generation using solar energy and heat storage
    Olivier Garnier
    Olivier Garnier Petroleum Architect EOR Total S.A
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Toe-to-Heel Air Injection (THAI) – process producing underground-upgraded oil – two early western Canada trials
    Alex Turta
    Alex Turta Petroleum Engineer A T EOR Inc
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Combined solutions to improve performance of SAGD-Wells in complex geological environment
    Azat Zaripov
    Azat Zaripov First Deputy Director TatNIPIneft
  • 10:20 - 10:40 Radio Frequency Heating as a Promising Way to Enhance Heavy Oil Recovery
    Pasquale Cappuccio
    Pasquale Cappuccio Manager of Research & Technology Innovation For Completion & Production Optimization ENI
  • 10:40 - 10:50 Panel Q&A
11:00 - 12:10
Session 17
RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION: ENHANCING RESERVOIR SIMULATION AND LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Specitity of reservoir simulation of heavy oil field accounting rock wettability
    Lenar Minikhairov
    Lenar Minikhairov Reservoir Engineer Kazan Federal University
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Sand control strategy for unconsolidated sandstone heavy oil reservoir in Kuwait
    Abdulaziz Erhamah
    Abdulaziz Erhamah Petroleum Engineer Kuwait Oil Company
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Determining the optimum horizontal length in Arecuna and Bare fields Orinoco Oil Belt – Venezuela
    Romer Vasquez
    Romer Vasquez Reservoir Engineering Supervisor PDVSA
  • 12:00 – 12:10 Panel Q&A
11:00 - 12:30
Session 18
EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & FIELD DEVELOPMENT: RECOVERING BY-PASSED OIL IN HEAVY OIL FIELDS
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Improved heavy oil dehydration by frequency and voltage modulation of electrostatic fields
    Erik Sellman
    Erik Sellman Product Champion Schlumberger
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Compact, rapid deployment inline produced water process, enables rapid field development
    Tom White
    Tom White CEO Badr Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • 11:40 - 12:00 A New and Robust Re-Creation of a Proven Technology
    John M. Karanikas
    John M. Karanikas Chief Technology Officer Salamander Solutions
  • 12:00 - 12:10 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 19
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: FIELD DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INNOVATIVE EOR TECHNIQUES
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Heavy oil recovery mechanism for Nano Catalytic In Situ Upgrading (ISUT) in carbonate reservoirs
    Carlos E. Scott
    Carlos E. Scott Director Process & Chemistry- Consulting for Upgrading Solutions
  • 14:20 – 14:40 New injection technique of EOR for increasing oil recovery in heterogeneous reservoir containing heavy oil
    Almoutaz Nooreldeen Ibrahim Mohamed
    Almoutaz Nooreldeen Ibrahim Mohamed Senior EOR Engineer Sudapet Ltd
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Simulation and field test results for radio frequency heating using transmission line technology
    Mike Tourigny
    Mike Tourigny VP Commercialization RF Heating, Acceleware
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Exploring the upper limit of oil viscosity for polymer flood in heavy oil
    Eric Delamaide
    Eric Delamaide General Manager IFP Technologies (Canada) Inc
  • 15:20 – 15:30 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 20
EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & FIELD DEVELOPMENT: INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING CASE STUDIES
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Optimal development scheme through Cold Production for M Extra-heavy oil reservoir in the Orinoco Belt
    Xingmin Li
    Xingmin Li Reservoir Engineer Petro-China Co. Ltd
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Reversing and sustaining NFA production of a South-Oman heavy oil field through holistic WRM Approach
    Erika Hernandez
    Erika Hernandez Senior Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Innovative best practices for Artificial Lift Progressing Cavity Pump selection and design
    Alban Pierchon
    Alban Pierchon Country Manager PCM Muscat LLC
  • 15:00 – 15:20 InSAR continuous monitoring for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects
    Stefano Cespa
    Stefano Cespa Business Development Manager TRE Altamira s.r.l
  • 15:20 – 15:30 Panel Q&A