عقد تحت رعاية وزارة النفط والغاز، سلطنة عمان

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WHOC 2019 received over 254 abstracts from across the globe, the Technical Conference delivered 18 sessions across 7 technical categories, held over 3 days from Monday 2 - Wednesday 4 September 2019 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat.

Please refer to the below grid to see what was covered at the 2019 Technical Conference.

Storage, Marketing & Distribution NEW FOR 2018

  • Advanced Fuels Distribution Technologies from Refinery to Retail Station
  • Blended Crude: Marketability, finished products, ease of transportation
  • Environment, Health and Safety
  • Field Storage
  • Fuels and Lubes Product Integrity, Standards and Legislations
  • Fuels Distribution: Efficiency, Safety and Security
  • Heavy Oil Gathering, Storage and Transportation Technology
  • Lubrication Solutions for Renewable Energy Applications
  • New Trends and Emerging Technologies for Marketing and Distribution

Downstream Processing: Refining, Petrochemicals, Operations & Transportation

  • Advanced Hydrocracking Technology in Refining
  • Bottom of the barrel upgrading
  • Desalting Refinery Heavy Feeds
  • Efficiency, Optimisation and Profitability
  • Flow measurement and control of heavy oil steam
  • Heavy Oil and Bitumen Refining and Upgrading Technology
  • Heavy Oil Desalting, Pre-Heat Train and Coker Fouling
  • Metal Contamination from Heavy Oil Processing and its Impact on Downstream Catalysts
  • Olefins (ethylene and propylene) and Aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene isomers): Operations and Technology Developments
  • Pipeline Management, Transportation and Upgrading
  • Plant Upgrades, Refurbishment, Manufacturing and Equipment
  • Product Diversification
  • Refining & Petrochemical Integration, Supply Chain Management and Feedstock Maximisation
  • Refining Technology and Processing Developments: Catalytic and Thermal Cracking, Hydrocracker Reaction and Fractionation Units, Delayed Coking Units, Contaminants Removal, Alkylation and Polymerisation, and Isomerisation
  • Resid Conversion in Petroleum Refining
  • Water & Waste Treatment and Management

Offshore Heavy Oil – Exploration, Production and Technologies NEW FOR 2018

  • Floating Production, Storage and OFFLOADING (FPSO) and Offshore Support (OSV) Vessels and Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROV)
  • HSE Challenges in Offshore Heavy Oil Fields
  • Hydraulic Lifting Equipment, Cranes and High Capacity Winches
  • Offshore Heavy Oil Exploration and Development
  • Offshore infrastructure: Production Platforms and Artificial Islands Design, Piling, Flow Lines, Umbilical Connections
  • Shipping, Marine and Subsea Specialised Equipment and Repair
  • Subsea Wells, Subsea Fields, Subsea Projects and Developments

Heavy Oil Technologies, Data Management & Internet of Things

  • Artificial Lift Technologies
  • Data: Collation, Management and Analysis
  • Clean Technology
  • Cloud engineering and virtual technology validation
  • Emerging Refinery Technologies
  • Health, Safety, Environment, Security Management, Equipment and Services across E&P and Downstream Plants
  • Heavy Oil Production and Well Testing Technology
  • HSE Technologies across Heavy Oil Value Chain: Upstream, Midstream and Downstream
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
  • Protecting Facilities: Cyber and Infrastructure Security
  • Risk Assessment
  • Smart and Connected Assets and Devices
  • Smart and Digital Oilfields: Improving Operational Capabilities of Assets
  • Theoretical and Laboratory Research

Exploration, Production, and Field Development

  • Brownfield Modification
  • Brownfield Revamping, Expansion, Conversion and Developments
  • Caprock Integrity Analysis and Prediction
  • Climate Change, C02 Reduction and Environmental Challenges Within Oil And Gas
  • Energy Efficiency, Economics and Sustainability
  • Enhancing Reservoir Life Cycle and Costs of Thermals Wells
  • Exploration Strategy, Planning and Execution
  • Field Surveillance and Testing
  • Flow Assurance
  • Geoscience: Technology Development and Commercialisation
  • Hazardous Chemicals Management
  • Heat Exchange & Transfer
  • Innovative Strategies in New and Existing Heavy Oil Projects
  • Integrated Development Planning and Field Development Case Studies
  • Lifecycle Asset Management for Unconventional Field Development
  • Mature Field Renewal and Maximising Field Economic Life
  • Metering, Production Management, Testing and Managing Aging Fields and Infrastructure
  • Oil Field and Facilities Maintenance, Upgrade and Repair
  • Operational Cost Optimisation and Reduction in an E&P Project
  • Recovering By-Passed Oil in Mature Fields
  • Research & Development in Upstream Operations and Processes
  • Reserve Evaluation and Economic Evaluation
  • Risk and Integrity Management, Interface Challenges
  • Water & Waste Treatment and Water Disposal

Reservoir Prospecting to Well Completion

  • Data Knowledge, Collation, Management and Analysis
  • Drilling Enhancement and Well Completion
  • Drilling, Completion and Stimulation Technology
  • Field Development Case Studies
  • Fluid Characterisation
  • Geology and Geophysics and Wireline Logging Related to Heavy Oil
  • Geomechanics and Geochemistry
  • Geoscience: Technology Development and Commercialisation
  • Hydraulic Fracking
  • Production Operation and Facilities
  • Reservoir Characterisation and Optimisation
  • Reservoir Engineering, Evaluation, Monitoring and Testing Technologies
  • Reservoir Fluid and Rock Properties
  • Reservoir Modelling and Management
  • Seismic surveys: Imaging and Modelling

Enhanced Oil Recovery – Innovation, Development, Research

  • Application of Renewable Energy in EOR/IOR
  • C02 Reduction
  • Carbonates/Case Design/Chemical EOR
  • Competitive Strategies for EOR
  • CSS, Steam Injection, THAI, SAGD, TAGOGD, CHOPS, In-situ Combustion
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Innovation in EOR/IOR Technologies and Techniques across projects
  • In-situ Chemical/Physical/Microbiological Upgrading
  • Oil Sand/Oil Shale Mining and Extracting Technology and Facilities
  • Research & Development in EOR/IOR
  • Separation Methods for Viscous Oil
  • Surface Upgrader Design/Development
  • Thermal Recovery Developments