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The basic objective of this course is to introduce the overview and concept of production optimisation, using nodal analysis as a tool in production optimisation and enhancement. The participants are exposed to the analysis of various elements that help in production system starting from reservoir to surface processing facilities and their effect on the performance of the total production system. Depth conversion of time interpretations is a basic skill set for interpreters. There is no single methodology that is optimal for all cases. Next, appropriate depth methods will be presented. Depth imaging should be considered an integral component of interpretation. If the results derived from depth imaging are intended to mitigate risk, the interpreter must actively guide the process.
SDX Energy has made two discoveries in Egypt. The Rabul 4 well in West Gharib Concession, drilled to a 5,250-ft total depth, encountered about 43 ft of net heavy oil pay in the Yusr and Bakr formations. The discovery is under evaluation, after which the company expects to complete the well as a producer and connect it to central processing facilities at Meseda. SDX holds a 50% interest in the concession and is joint operator with Dublin Petroleum. SDX also discovered natural gas at the company-operated Ibn Yunus-1X exploration well at South Disouq.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Anglo African Oil & Gas encountered oil at the TLP-103C well at its Tilapia license offshore the Republic of Congo. The well intersected the targeted Djeno horizon, and wireline logging confirmed the presence of a 12-m oil column in the Djeno. Eni successfully completed a new production well in the Vandumbu field, 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km west of Soyo, in the West Hub of Block 15/06 offshore Angola. The VAN-102 well is being produced through the N'Goma FPSO and achieved initial production of 13,000 BOED. Production from this well and another well in the Mpungi field will bring Block 15/06 output to 170,000 BOED. Total started production from the ultra-deepwater Egina field in approximately 1600 m of water 150 km off the coast of Nigeria. At plateau, the field will produce 200,000 B/D. Total operates the field with 24% interest, in partnership with NNPC, CNOOC, SAPETRO, and Petrobras.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) BP and Kosmos Energy discovered 30 m of net gas pay in good-quality Albian reservoir in the Greater Tortue development area, offshore Senegal. The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim-1 was drilled to a TD of 4884 m in 2500 m of water on the eastern anticline within the unit development area. Other partners are SMPHM and Petrosen. Invictus Energy said results of independent estimates strongly support the possible existence of 1.3 billion BOE at its Cahorra Bassa Basin project in the Muzarabani prospective area of Zimbabwe. Estimates are for total prospective resource of 9.25 Tcf of gas plus 294 million bbl of conventional gas and condensate. Eni confirmed 650 million bbl of oil in place with its Agogo-2 appraisal well in Block 5/06, offshore Angola. The well was drilled to total depth of 3949 m in 1700 m of water, where it encountered 58 m of 31 API oil.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) BW Offshore and its partners reported 40–50 MM bbl of recoverable oil at its Hibiscus Updip prospect in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon. The DHIBM-1 exploration well, drilled to TD of 3,538 m in 116 m of water, delivered approximately 21 m of pay from a 33-m hydrocarbon column in the Gamba formation. VAALCO Energy encountered Gamba and Dentale oil sands with its Etame 9P appraisal well offshore Gabon. The well was drilled to TD of 10,260 ft. The Etame field is owned by a consortium led by Vaalco (28.07%). It also includes PanAfrican Energy Gabon Corporation (31.36%), Eni started gas and condensate production from the Obiafu 41 discovery in the Niger Delta 3 weeks after well completion.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) A drillstem test was performed on the Zafarani-2 well--located about 80 km offshore southern Tanzania. Two separate intervals were tested, and the well flowed at a maximum of 66 MMscf/D of gas. Statoil (65%) is the operator, on behalf of Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation, with partner ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Tanzania (35%). The FA-1 well--located in 600 m of water in the Foum Assaka license area offshore Morocco--was spudded. The well targets Eagle prospect Lower Cretaceous resources. Target depth is 4000 m. Kosmos Energy (29.9%) is the operator, with partners BP (26.4%),
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Sahara Group discovered hydrocarbons in three wells drilled in Block OPL 274, located onshore in Nigeria's Edo State. Olugei-1 was drilled to a measured depth of 4537 m and encountered five hydrocarbon zones, with 33 m of net pay. Oki-Oziengbe South 4 was drilled to a measured depth of 3816 m and encountered 64.3 m of net pay in 13 hydrocarbon-bearing zones. Oki-Oziengbe South 5 was drilled to a measured depth of 3923 m and encountered 91 m of net pay in 19 reservoirs. Sahara Group (100%) is the operator. Asia Pacific Sino Gas & Energy Holdings (SGE) flowed gas (coalbed methane) from its first horizontal well in the Linxing production sharing contract (PSC) in China's Shanxi province.
Field Developments and Technical Solutions – Marginal Fields Disciplines: Completions, Drilling, Production and Operations, Reservoir Course Description The various cycles which affect our oil industry have emphasised the need for detailed control of expenditure for development and production of small discoveries. Marginal fields refer to discoveries which have not been exploited for long, due to one or more of the following factors: Very small sizes of reserves/pool to the extent of not being economically viable Lack of infrastructure in the vicinity and profitable consumers Prohibitive development costs, fiscal levies and technological constraints However, should technical or economic conditions change, such fields may become commercial fields. Marginal fields have several parameters that affect them. This includes environmental concerns, political stability, access, remoteness and, of course, the price and price stability of the produced gas/liquids. This course will describe parts of unconventional methods to develop the marginal fields and mainly focus on innovative methods and new technology in developing those marginal fields.
SPE is educating the next generation of aspiring engineers, scientists and managers about the oil and gas industry. This is an opportunity for school students in grades 9–12, studying Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or interested in Petroleum Engineering are invited to join SPE members from all over the globe to discover the world of Petroleum Engineering. School teachers are invited to bring a group of 10–15 students. Students will be treated to a range of hands-on activities and presentations from renowned engineers. The oil price outlook coupled with the response of each oil and gas company to make ends meet has led to severe exploration budget cuts.