TECHNICAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

11:00 – 12:30
Session 1
RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION: RESERVOIR CHARACTERISATION, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
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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 Technology, 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 - 12:30 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 12:30
Session 2
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: EOR TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
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Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Evaluating steam flood expansion in the south of Oman

    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 Separation method of Kuwait heavy oil

    Shaikha Alhumaidan
    Construction Engineer, Kuwait Oil Company
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Improving heat efficiency and penetration into heavy oil formation by utilising advanced thermal technologies
    Sameeh Batarseh
    Sameeh Batarseh
    Petroleum Engineer Specialist, Saudi Aramco
  • 12:20 – 12:30 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 3
EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & FIELD DEVELOPMENT: EFFICIENCIES & IMPROVEMENTS IN HEAVY OIL FIELDS
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Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 14:00 – 14:20 A simplistic practical approach to define the pilot area for EOR in carbonate reservoirs
    Mohamed Al Hakmani
    Mohamed Al Hakmani
    Senior Geologist, Occidental Mukhaizna
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Water Disposal - An unsung hero in the journey of sustained production
    Isha Bahal
    Isha Bahal
    Project Manager, Cairn (Vedanta) India
  • 14:40 – 15:00 The importance of calibrating Coriolis flow meters at service conditions (Viscosity and Reynolds number effects)
    Chris Mills
    Chris Mills
    Consultant Engineer, TUV-SUD NEL
  • 15:00 – 15:20 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
  • 15:20 – 15:30 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
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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
    Pradeep PR
    Pradeep PR
    Research 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 5
HEAVY OIL TECHNOLOGIES - DATA MANAGEMENT & INTERNET OF THINGS: DATA MANAGEMENT IN HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION FACILITIES
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Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 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
    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
    Associate Professor, University of Alberta
  • 16:50 – 17:00 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 16:40
Session 6
OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGIES: GLOBAL PRODUCTION CHALLENGES IN OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL BROWNFIELDS
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Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 15:30 – 15:50 A new challenge focused on a Mexican offshore and deep NFR with heavy oil
    Hector S. Salgado Castro
    Hector S. Salgado Castro
    Technical Especiality of Exploration Vice President, PEMEX Exploration & Production
  • 15:50 – 16:10 Producing heavy oil - the subsea brownfield challenge
    Joao Conde
    Joao Conde
    Lead Production and Flow Assurance Engineer, Infinity Oilfield Services
  • 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
09:00 – 10:30
Session 7
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: THERMAL & POLYMER EOR: INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
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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
    Vice President – Operations, Nsolv Corporation
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Steam quality and distribution in thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
    Sachin Chavan
    Sachin Chavan
    Senior Process Engineer, Worley Parsons
  • 10:20 - 10:30 Panel Q&A
09:30 – 10:30
Session 8
HEAVY OIL TECHNOLOGIES - DATA MANAGEMENT & INTERNET OF THINGS: OPTIMISING HEAVY OIL FIELD PERFORMANCE USING DATA AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
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Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Injection optimisation in massive steam flood
    Garrett Fowler
    Garrett Fowler
    Principal Reservoir Engineer, Tachyus
  • 09:20-09:40 Heavy oil production in Egypt
    Shaheen Shaheen
    Shaheen Shaheen
    Chairman's Assistant & Vice President, IPR International
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Optimised decision making within today’s big data environment
    Pradeep Dass
    Pradeep Dass
    President & CTO, DASS CAN-K Pumps Inc
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Statistical learning and the dielectric heating of subsurface hydrocarbons
    Damian San Roman Alerigi
    Damian San Roman Alerigi
    Petroleum Scientist, Saudi Aramco
  • 10:20 - 10:30 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 12:30
Session 9
RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION: RESERVOIR MODELLING & MANAGEMENT
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Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Qarn Alam steam temperature history-matching

    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
    Omar Yasser Kotb
    Omar Yasser Kotb
    MSc Student, University of Alberta
  • 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 – 12:30
Session 10
STORAGE, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN TRANSPORTING HEAVY OIL
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Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Heavy oil from well to storage tanks
    Ahmad Haidar
    Ahmad Haidar
    Petroleum Architect EOR, Kuwait Oil Company
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Transportation of heavy Omani oil using stabilised oil-in-water emulsion

    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
    Global Product Champion – Transmission & Storage Quality, Cameron Measurement
14:00 – 15:30
Session 11
EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & FIELD DEVELOPMENT: METERING & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
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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
    Giles Edward
    Giles Edward
    CEO, M-Flow
  • 14:40 – 15:00 The influence of chemical inhibitors on rheological properties of waxy crude oil

    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 – 15:30
Session 12
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: COMPETITIVE EOR STRATEGIES
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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 New engineering software for assessment of thermal EOR methods efficiency
    Elena Lubnina
    Elena Lubnina
    Project Manager – Reservoir Development, JSC “Zarubezhneft”
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Steam management with foam for RQLF reservoir in Kuwait: from formulation design to core flood assessments
    Guillaume Batôt
    Guillaume Batôt
    EOR Technical Advisor, IFP Energies nouvelles
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Rate-limiting mechanism in SAGD production and its significance on additive injection

    Hamza Mounzer
    Associate Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
  • 15:20 – 15:30 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 16:40
Session 13
OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGIES: OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION IN CHINA
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Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 15:30 – 15:50 Case study of the first offshore CSS field test in Bohai Bay
    Hailong Zhang
    Hailong Zhang
    Senior Completion Engineer, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
  • 15:50 – 16:10 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
  • 16:10 – 16:30 Making small offshore marginal heavy oil field fruitful
    Yifan He
    Yifan He
    Reservoir Engineer, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
  • 13:20-13:30 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 17:00
Session 14
RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION: RESERVOIR ENGINEERING, EVALUATION, MONITORING AND TESTING TECHNOLOGIES
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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 Hassan
    Mohamed Hassan
    Senior Petroleum Engineer, Kuwait Oil Company
  • 16:50 - 17:00 Panel Q&A
09:00 – 10:30
Session 15
DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING: REFINING, PETROCHEMICALS, OPERATIONS & TRANSPORTATION: DOWNSTREAM ADDED VALUE MAXIMISATION
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Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Commercial demonstration case study of a novel partial upgrading technology using Athabasca Bitumen

    Edwin Veith
    President & COO, Fractal Systems, Inc
  • 09:20 – 09:40 Accelerated corrosion of 304H SS in RFCC regenerators involving high temperature eutectic molten salts

    Jayant Nair
    Senior Material & Corrosion Engineer, ORPIC
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Heavy crudes and solid load - a new challenge for Middle East refineries

    Walter Militello
    Senior Industry Technical Consultant, Nalco Champion
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Constraints directing catalytic processes for heavy oil upgrading
    Abdulazim Marafi
    Abdulazim Marafi
    Senior Research Scientist, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • 10:20 – 10:30 Panel Q&A
09:00 – 10:30
Session 16
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: INNOVATION IN EOR/IOR TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES ACROSS PROJECTS
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Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Ultrasonic 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, Suilven Oil and Gas Ltd
  • 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 – 10:30 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 12:30
Session 17
RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION: ENHANCING RESERVOIR SIMULATION AND LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
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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 CSS + nitrogen injection

    Erika Trigos
    Reservoir Simulation Engineer, Mansarovar Energy
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Sand control strategy for unconsolidated sandstone heavy oil reservoir in Kuwait
    Mahmoud Hussein
    Mahmoud Hussein
    Senior Petroleum Engineer, Kuwait Oil Company
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Determining the optimum horizontal length in Arecuna and Bare fields Orinoco Oil Belt – Venezuela
    Romer Vasquez
    Romer Vasquez
    Reservoir Engineering Supervisor, PDVSA
  • 12:20 – 12:30 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 12:30
Session 18
EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION & FIELD DEVELOPMENT: RECOVERING BY-PASSED OIL IN HEAVY OIL FIELDS
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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 Comprehensive analysis and investigation for high water cut causes in thermal heavy oil production
    Libo Guo
    Libo Guo
    Reservoir Engineer, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Compact, rapid deployment inline produced water process, enables rapid field development

    Tom White
    CEO, Badr Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Production water centralisation strategy to recover by-passed oil in a mature on-shore heavy oil field
    Percy Vasquez
    Percy Vasquez
    Petroleum Engineer, Petrocedeño
  • 12:20 – 12:30 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 19
ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY - INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH: FIELD DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INNOVATIVE EOR TECHNIQUES
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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
    Pedro Vaca
    Pedro Vaca
    Senior Reservoir Engineer, Acceleware Ltd
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Exploring the upper limit of oil viscosity for polymer flood in heavy oil research and development in EOR/IOR
    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
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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
    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