The SPE North America Student Symposium is a massive conference put together by SPE International Students across North America. This year, the SPE North America Student Symposium will be held in conjunction with the North America Petrobowl Regional Qualifier. The SPE North America Student Symposium is an annual student conference organized by SPE International students across North America. The Symposium presents an opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge of the oil and gas industry through the insights and experiences of industry leaders and advocates. It also provides attendants with a myriad of networking opportunities, as students, faculty, and industry experts from around North America will be participating.
This panel session will highlight and discuss high-level approaches to innovation in gas field development which may provide opportunities for enhanced cost efficiency and risk management. We will explore key issues faced by gas project developers and identify innovative solutions to support long-term gas field value whilst meeting regulatory requirements and societal expectations. The panel will share their experience in meeting these challenges against a backdrop of a continually changing business environment.
Fee includes workshop sessions, workbook, certificate, daily luncheons and coffee breaks. Fee DOES NOT include accommodation. SPE will provide details of recommended hotels upon receipt of your registration. Registration of participant will only be confirmed upon registration and receipt of full payment or an acceptable employer’s letter of guarantee. All outstanding payments must be received on or prior to the date of the event for participants to be allowed to attend.
All participants are encouraged to prepare a poster for the Workshop. Presentations on both research and field experience are welcomed. Posters, including unconfirmed/partial results, are to be presented at an assigned time and are open for discussion. Posters will be on display for the entire Workshop period. No mention of trademarks/product name Poster size should be approximately 0.8m x 1.2m (W x H) or size A0 in portrait layout Identify topic by title, affiliation, address, and phone number Include a brief abstract that summarises the technology to be addressed Make the display as self-explanatory as possible Place the information in sequence: beginning with the main idea or problem, method used, results, etc. (Draw a plan keeping the size and number of illustrations in mind) Keep illustrations simple by using charts, graphs, drawings, and pictures to create interest and visually explain a point Use contrasting colours Use large print for narrative materials.
Various gas development projects have either been deferred or restructured to achieve greater cost-effectiveness particularly in marginal fields. Furthermore, subsurface technical challenges such as deepwater, tight reservoir, and small accumulations are among the main attributions to high project cost. In order to address these challenges, numerous innovations and technological advancements have been made to further reduce the cost and improve efficiency of the fields’ development. In addition, to drive these innovations and improve cost efficiency further, tighter collaboration between all players from upstream to the downstream value chain is key. This may include improved communication with regulatory and governmental agencies to ensure the value across project development, from planning to production can be optimised.
A processing fee of USD 100 will be charged for cancellations received before the registration deadline 9 September 2019. For cancellations received after the registration deadline, 9 September 2019, 25% refund will be made to the registrant. No refund on cancellations received within seven days prior to the workshop dates, i.e. on or 2 October 2019. No refund will be issued if a registrant fails to attend the workshop. SPE Middle East, Africa, and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees.
The development and management of naturally fractured reservoirs (NFRs) is a challenging task for asset teams due to the complexity of these reservoirs. The challenges are observed from the initial exploration phase and continue up to the field development stage. Placing production and injection wells in NFRs pose serious challenges. In most cases, highly permeable fractures are encountered during drilling leading to substantial loss of drilling fluids and extensive use of loss circulation materials. Thus, asset teams need to proactively predict location of these highly conductive fractures since they act as channels for rapid water or gas movement leading to early breakthrough and poor volumetric sweep efficiency.