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The Technical Programme Committee of APOGCE 2021 invites you to submit a paper proposal and contribute to this flagship event. A proper review of your paper proposal requires that it contain adequate information on which to make a judgment. Download our instructions guide to assist you with preparing your paper proposal. The paper proposal should have the necessary clearance before it is submitted to APOGCE 2021. Prospective authors should advise of any clearance problems when the paper proposal is submitted.
Overview of SAGD Analytical Models and Their Assumptions and Limitations Course Description This 1-day course is an introduction to Butler assumptions and mathematical principles and its limitations and also briefly discusses other studies which address steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil production and SOR evaluation. In this course there will be examples using Excel spreadsheets. Topics: SAGD Operation: The course starts with short definition of SAGD process and how different stage of it will be operated. SAGD Heat Transfer: Heat-transfer mechanisms are pivotal to the SAGD process. In this section different temperature models and their consideration with respect to conduction and convection are discussed: Butler Temperature Model Sharma Gates Convection Model Irani and Ghannadi Convection Model Butler Production Model: The derivation of oil production using Butler is discussed.
Learn more about training courses being offered. Learn more about training courses being offered. This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments. Learn more about training courses being offered. Current and future SPE Section and Student Chapter leaders are invited to engage and share. Every attendee leaves energised with a full list of ideas and a support network of fellow leaders. Those sections and student chapters actively participating in this workshop have consistently been recognized with awards as the best in SPE. SPE Cares is a global volunteering drive aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in community services at the SPE section and student chapter’s level. On its official launch this year at ATCE Dubai, SPE Cares will conduct a “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Programme to help preserve Ghaf’s cultural and ecological heritage. The Ghaf tree is an indigenous species, specific to UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is a drought tolerant, evergreen tree that can survive a harsh desert environment. The initiative not only aims to hold events/activities at ATCE, but also recognise community service that SPE members are already conducting in their respective student chapters and professional sections. The KEY Club, open daily, is an exclusive lounge for key SPE members. The lounge is open to those with 25 years or more of continuous membership, Century Club members, current and former SPE Board officers and directors, Honorary and Distinguished Members, as well as this year’s SPE International Award Winners and Distinguished Lecturers. DSATS (SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section) will hold a half-day symposium featuring keynote presentations on urban automation. This symposium will explore technologies being used in developing smart cities through the automation of their infrastructure, transportation systems, energy distribution, water systems, street lighting, refuse collection, etc. These efforts rely on many of the same tools needed for drilling systems automation yielding increased efficiencies, lower maintenance and reduced emissions. Their knowledge and experience can guide the path being travelled by the oilfield drilling industry.
Currently, about 65% of worldwide oil is produced by waterflooding, produced water re-injection (PWRI) and production with strong water support. Yet, formation damage is a serious obstacle for oilfield development. Intensive well and water management are necessary to prevent decline in well injectivity and productivity. This is the focus of the training course. We cover the major cases of formation damage, the corresponding reservoir physics, laboratory studies and mathematical modeling, and well behaviour prediction leading the optimal well and water management strategies.
This 1-day course is an introduction to design and optimization of Flow-Control-Devices (FCDs) in horizontal wells in Thermal Recovery Operations. The interaction between reservoir and FCD, and design charts created to evaluate the response of the FCD are discussed. Liquid Pool modeling: a method to calculate the liquid pool level from temperature profile in observation wells will be discussed, and an algebraic equation for liquid pool depletion based on wellbore drawdown, subcool and emulsion productivity is generated and discussed in practical examples. A minimum subcool concept (or target reservoir subcool) is discussed and calculated as a function of skin and pressure draw-down. Liner-Deployed FCDs modeling: The formulation and physics govern restriction-type (Nozzle and Orifice), frictional-type and several other types of FCDs are presented.
Many advances have been made in in-situ recovery techniques in Canada over the past twenty years. This course will provide a general overview of current and emerging heavy oil recovery methods with emphases on field experiences in Alberta and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). Participants will learn about the concepts, field development, reservoir performances, applicability, challenges, and issues of SAGD and various in-situ recovery methods, as well as reasons for the lower than expected performance of some of the SAGD projects. Knowledge gained will help participants decide if and how it can be applied to their own reservoirs. Many advances have been made in in-situ recovery techniques over the past twenty years.
This course will provide a general overview of current and emerging heavy oil recovery methods with emphasis on field experiences in Alberta and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). Participants will learn about the concepts, field development, reservoir performances, applicability, challenges, and issues of the various in-situ recovery methods. Discussions in this session focus on carbonate reservoir recovery processes and mechanisms, from field experiences to laboratory observations. Topics include thermal casing and cement, Sand control, well intervention, and wellbore simulations. This session addresses the fundamentals and tools for predicting benefits of and usage of solvent for enhanced recovery.Â Topics include both water-soluble solvents and the more traditional hydrocarbon solventsâ€™ viscosity, relative permeability, heat and mass transfer, sampling, and reservoir performance prediction.
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.
Decisions in E&P ventures are affected by Bias, Blindness, and Illusions (BBI) which permeate our analyses, interpretations and decisions. This one-day course examines the influence of these cognitive pitfalls and presents techniques that can be used to mitigate their impact. Bias refers to errors in thinking whereby interpretations and judgments are drawn in an illogical fashion. Blindness is the condition where we fail to see an unexpected event in plain sight. Illusions refer to misleading beliefs based on a false impression of reality. All three can lead to poor decisions regarding which work to undertake, what issues to focus on, and whether to forge ahead or walk away from a project. Strategic thinking and planning are key elements in an organisation’s journey to maximise value to shareholders, customers, and employees. Through this workshop, attendees will go through the different processes involved in strategic planning including the elements of organisational SWOT, business scenario and options development, elaboration of strategic options and communication to stakeholders. Examples are provided including corporate, business unit and department case studies. This seminar will teach participants how to identify, evaluate, and quantify risk and uncertainty in everyday oil and gas economic situations. It reviews the development of pragmatic tools, methods, and understandings for professionals that are applicable to companies of all sizes. The seminar also briefly reviews statistics, the relationship between risk and return, and hedging and future markets.