HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MINISTRY OF OIL AND GAS, SULTANATE OF OMAN


عقد تحت رعاية وزارة النفط والغاز، سلطنة عمان

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2018 STRATEGIC CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

11:00 – 12:50
Session 1 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
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Sand production assessment and sand control selection for heavy oil field
  • 11:40 - 12:00 An integrated geo mechanical geological subsidence potential assessment in a heavy oil sandstone reservoir in Kazakhstan
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Smart coiled tubing enables production logging in heavy oil and highly deviated wells in offshore
  • 12:20 - 12:40 A simplistic practical approach to define the pilot area for EOR in carbonate reservoirs
  • 12:40 - 12:50 Panel Q&A
11:00 - 12:40
Session 2 EOR TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Evaluating steam flood expansion in the south of Oman
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Optimum EOR strategy for a heavy oil reservoir with depth-variable compositions and oil properties, Iran
  • 11:40 - 12:00 Improving heat efficiency and penetration into heavy oil formation by utilising advanced thermal technologies
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Separation method of Kuwait heavy oil
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Holistic Approach to Optimize Heavy Oil Field Performence
  • 12:20 - 12:40 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:50
Session 3 EFFICIENCIES & IMPROVEMENTS IN HEAVY OIL FIELDS
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 14:00 – 14:20 A simplistic practical approach to define the pilot area for EOR in carbonate reservoirs
  • 14:00 - 14:20 Water Disposal - An unsung hero in the journey of sustained production
  • 14:20 - 14:40 The importance of calibrating Coriolis flow meters at service conditions (Viscosity and Reynolds number effects)
  • 14:40 - 15:00 Concentric coiled tubing technology revolutionises wellbore cleanouts in heavy oil field, Kuwait
  • 15:00 - 15:20 Determination of the injection pressure in oil sands based on three-dimensional failure criteria
  • 15:00 - 15:20 Holistic Approach to Optimize Heavy Oil Field Performance- A Case Study from Kuwait
  • 15:40 – 15:50 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 4 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
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Oxy-cracking technique for converting petroleum coke into commodity products
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Energy efficient and eco-friendly anode grade Coker technology
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Improving delayed Coker furnace run length with proprietary flux profile
  • 15:20 – 15:30 Panel Q&A
15:50 - 16:40
Session 5 GLOBAL PRODUCTION CHALLENGES IN OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL BROWNFIELDS
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 15:50 - 16:10 A new challenge focused on a Mexican offshore and deep NFR with heavy oil
  • 16:10 - 16:30 Producing heavy oil - the subsea brownfield challenge
  • 16:10 - 16:30 Adding assets to the carbonate producing brownfields, Central Gulf of Suez Basin, Egypt
  • 16:30 - 16:50 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 17:00
Session 6 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
  • 15:50 – 16:10 Achieved accelerated and optimum quality delivery of heavy oil production facility at North Kuwait.
  • 16:10 – 16:30 The start-up process assisted by solvent: calculation and assessment
  • 16:30 – 16:50 Real-time steam allocation workflow using machine learning for digital heavy oil reservoirs
  • 16:50 – 17:00 Panel Q&A
09:00 – 10:30
Session 7 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
  • 09:20 - 09:40 Experimental study of spontaneous imbibition using modified Nanopyroxene for Enhanced Oil Recovery in sandstones cores
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Solvent Extraction Results in a Heavy Oil Clastic Reservoir
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Steam quality and distribution in thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • 10:20 - 10:30 Panel Q&A
09:00 - 10:50
Session 8 OPTIMISING HEAVY OIL FIELD PERFORMANCE USING DATA AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Injection optimisation in massive steam flood
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Heavy oil production in Egypt
  • 09:20 – 09:40 Optimization of Oil Well Production Using Electric Submersible Twin Screw Pumps(ESTSP)
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Statistical learning and the dielectric heating of subsurface hydrocarbons
  • 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
  • 10:20 - 10:30 Operational Monitoring of Ground Movement for Reliable Reservoir Response
  • 10:40 - 10:50 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 12:30
Session 9 RESERVOIR MODELLING & MANAGEMENT
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Qarn Alam steam temperature history-matching
  • 11:20 – 11:40 An investigation into the current state-of-the-art sand control laboratory testing practices
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Application of multi-fracturing to heavy oil recovery
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Dramatic change in oil gravity and rock properties within the same reservoir structure
  • 12:20 - 12:30 Panel Q&A
11:00 – 12:50
Session 10 CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN TRANSPORTING HEAVY OIL
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Heavy oil from well to storage tanks
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Transportation of heavy Omani oil using stabilised oil-in-water emulsion
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Loss of primary containment management
  • 12:00 – 12:20 Inline crude oil blending – making the plan a reality
  • 12:20 – 12:40 Meeting Changing Operational Goals with Drag Reducing Agents (DRA)
  • 12:40 - 12:50 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 11 METERING & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Application of planar metal-to-metal seal multiport selector valve for efficient metering
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Reliably measuring phase fractions in hydrocarbon flows for effective production management
  • 14:40 – 15:00 The influence of chemical inhibitors on rheological properties of waxy crude oil
  • 15:00 – 15:20 NEL (National Engineering Laboratory) a unique world class facility to test, validate and certify
  • 15:20 - 15:30 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:10
Session 12 COMPETITIVE EOR STRATEGIES
Session Location:  Theatre 2
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Qarn Alam steam bespoke WRFM and modelling strategies
  • 14:20 – 14:40 New engineering software for assessment of thermal EOR methods efficiency
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Steam management with foam for heavy oil: from formulation design to coreflood assessments
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Rate-limiting mechanism in SAGD production and its significance on additive injection
  • 15:00 – 15:10 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 16:40
Session 13 OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION IN CHINA
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 15:30 – 15:50 Case study of the first offshore CSS field test in Bohai Bay
  • 15:30 - 15:50 Practice and development effect evaluation on the first time polymer flooding in China offshore oilfields
  • 15:50 - 16:10 Making small offshore marginal heavy oil field fruitful
  • 16:10 - 16:30 Adding assets to the carbonate producing brownfields, Central Gulf of Suez Basin, Egypt
  • 16:30-16:40 Panel Q&A
15:30 – 17:00
Session 14 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
  • 15:50 – 16:10 Nimr G tackling production challenges with new technology
  • 16:10 – 16:30 Use of thermal expansion casing collars to mitigate thermal strain and reservoir compaction
  • 16:30 – 16:50 Innovative solution for fluid loss in sub-hydrostatic wells during workover operation
  • 16:50 - 17:00 Panel Q&A
09:00 – 10:10
Session 15 DOWNSTREAM ADDED VALUE MAXIMISATION
Session Location:  Theatre 1
  • 09:00 – 09:20 Commercial demonstration case study of a novel partial upgrading technology using Athabasca Bitumen
  • 09:20 - 09:40 Heavy crudes and solid load - a new challenge for Middle East refineries
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Constraints directing catalytic processes for heavy oil upgrading
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Hydrogen Production from Heavy Oil Feedstocks
  • 10:00 - 10:10 Panel Q&A
09:00 – 10:50
Session 16 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
  • 09:20 – 09:40 Thermal EOR steam generation using solar energy and heat storage
  • 09:40 – 10:00 Toe-to-Heel Air Injection (THAI) – process producing underground-upgraded oil – two early western Canada trials
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Combined solutions to improve performance of SAGD-Wells in complex geological environment
  • 10:20 - 10:40 Radio Frequency Heating as a Promising Way to Enhance Heavy Oil Recovery
  • 10:40 - 10:50 Panel Q&A
11:00 - 12:10
Session 17 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
  • 11:20 – 11:40 CSS + nitrogen injection
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Sand control strategy for unconsolidated sandstone heavy oil reservoir in Kuwait
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Determining the optimum horizontal length in Arecuna and Bare fields Orinoco Oil Belt – Venezuela
  • 12:00 – 12:10 Panel Q&A
11:00 - 12:30
Session 18 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
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Comprehensive analysis and investigation for high water cut causes in thermal heavy oil production
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Compact, rapid deployment inline produced water process, enables rapid field development
  • 11:40 - 12:00 Production water centralisation strategy to recover by-passed oil in a mature on-shore heavy oil field
  • 11:40 - 12:00 A New and Robust Re-Creation of a Proven Technology
  • 12:00 - 12:10 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 19 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
  • 14:20 – 14:40 New injection technique of EOR for increasing oil recovery in heterogeneous reservoir containing heavy oil
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Simulation and field test results for radio frequency heating using transmission line technology
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Exploring the upper limit of oil viscosity for polymer flood in heavy oil
  • 15:20 – 15:30 Panel Q&A
14:00 – 15:30
Session 20 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
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Reversing and sustaining NFA production of a South-Oman heavy oil field through holistic WRM Approach
  • 14:40 – 15:00 Innovative best practices for Artificial Lift Progressing Cavity Pump selection and design
  • 15:00 – 15:20 InSAR continuous monitoring for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects
  • 15:20 – 15:30 Panel Q&A