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Immersion into Shuaiba Formation to Maximize Production

Occurred Monday, 8 March Thursday, 11 March 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Workshop via Swapcard (GST/GMT+4)

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Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and differing guidelines from companies and organizations, the AAPG Immersion into Shuaiba Formation to Maximize Production GTW will now be taking place virtually from 8 – 11 March 2021 and then on-demand anytime, from anywhere, and from any device for the next 2 months. The workshop will provide the best opportunity to safely connect with industry colleagues and peers while travel restrictions, social distancing, and health concerns persist. The new dynamic all-digital platform makes it simple for you to access all the great science, networking, and technology to help you stay on the cutting edge of petroleum geoscience. Our businesses and industry are experiencing difficult times, but overcoming obstacles is what explorers do – so let’s do it together.

Benefits of our virtual events:

  • Easily view the live presentations, ask questions and chat with other attendees
  • Easily access the technical program and details of each presentation
  • View the profiles of each presenter
  • Participate in breakout discussion sessions
  • Networking with other attendees and schedule one on one meetings
  • Access to all the presentations for up to 2 months after the workshop
  • Access to a dedicated sponsorship page
  • Digital delegate bag and certificate of attendance

The workshop will focus on the Aptian section of the Arabian Plate and will cover one of the main reservoirs in Thamama group (Shuaiba Formation). This part of the stratigraphic column is one of the most diverse regional stratigraphy which was likely the result of segmented basinal physiography during that time.

In several parts of the plate this section lies very moderate and drilling activity compared with other reservoirs which resulted in the very good data availability especially in well-structured areas. The section consists of known regional source (Bab member) and reservoir rocks (upper and lower Shuaiba).

Workshop Objectives

This workshop will enrich our knowledge in relation to regional and local geological commonalities and diversities. It will help in formulating and updating regional stratigraphic framework based on common stratigraphic and chronostratigraphic markers. The knowledge attained will enhance our ability to predict the source-reservoir-seal presence, its quality and distribution of the stratigraphic targets.

Benefits of Attending

Importantly, the workshop will expose the experience of exploring the stratigraphic traps from UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia and best practices to develop it. Both oral and poster presentations make part of the workshop including presentations by invited keynote speakers. Additionally, core materials from various formations will be displayed and discussed. As the workshop will have a dedicated session on cores display from UAE, Petroleum Development Oman, and Saudi Aramco.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is intended for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, academic researchers, and decision makers working on the exploration, appraisal and development of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs.


Note: All program times are GST (Gulf Standard Time)

Details of the digital platform to be used will be shared with you shortly. Please check back for more information.

Monday 8 March
12.30-12.40 Workshop Chair's Welcome and Introduction
12.40-12.55 Inaugural Keynote
Shaheen Mohammed Almansoori, Chief Executive Officer, Al Dhafra Petroleum
12.55-13:25 Technical Keynote: Aptian Sequence Stratigraphy of the Eastern Arabian Plate - Implications for Shuaiba Reservoir Architecture and Properties
Frans van Buchem, Halliburton
Session 1: Evolution Of Exploration Strategies For Developing New Concepts
Session Chair: Faaeza Ahmed Al Katheeri, Al Dhafra Petroleum
13.25-13.50 TBC ADNOC
13.50-14.15 Unlocking Stratigraphic Trapping Potential in SE Abu Dhabi
Thuraya Al Ghafri, Al Dhafra Petroleum
14.15-14.30 Coffee Break
14.30-14.55 TBC
14.55-15.20 TBC
15.20-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-16.30 Core Display
Tuesday 9 March
Session 2: Delineation of Shuaiba Stratigraphic Clinoforms Boundaries
Session Chair: Humberto Parra, ADNOC
12.30-12.55 Controls on Reservoir Quality and Characteristics of Shu’aiba Reservoirs in a Giant Offshore Field: Stratigraphic Sequences, Spatial Distribution and Prograding Motifs on the NE Flank of the ‘Bab’ Basin
Henry Ewart Edwards, ADNOC Offshore
12.55-13.20 Distribution of Shuaiba Formation in Block 5, Northern Oman
Mohammed Hinai, Daleel Petroleum
13.20-13.30 Coffee Break
13.30-13.55 High-Resolution Clinoform Characterization Enhancing the Reservoir Development Practices in Northern Area of a Field, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Kevin Torres, ADNOC Onshore
13.55-14.20 TBC
14:20-14:30 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30 Core Display
Wednesday 10 March
Session 3: Maturing Shuaiba Stratigraphic Fields
Session Chairs: Christoph Lehmann, ADNOC Onshore and Aisha Al Hajri, PDO
12.30-12.55 Understanding Shuaiba Heterogeneities: A Multi Scale Approach
Emmanuel Dujoncquoy, Total
12.55-13.20 TBC
13.20-13.30 Coffee Break
13.30-13.55 An Improved Cost-Effective Approach for WI Optimization Implemented in Unit H North Development, Shuaiba
Maryvi Yabet Santiao, ADNOC Onshore
13.55-14.20 TBC
14:20-14:30 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30 Core Display
Thursday 11 March
Session 4: Best Practices and Technologies to Maximize Shuaiba Productivity
Session Chairs: TBC
12.30-12.55 A Revisit of the Carbonate Extraction Attributes from Borehole Images
El-Saied Hassan, Schlumberger
12.55-13.20 Implementation of Proactive Geosteering in Shuaiba H North Flank Wells in a Complex Sequence Stratigraphic Geological Environment, Buhasa Field
Jhon Ortiz, ADNOC Onshore
13.20-13.30 Coffee Break
13.30-13.55 De-Risk Reservoir Access While Drilling Horizontally in Heavy Faulted Structure and Thin Reservoir by Applying Fishbone Stimulation Technology to Access Reservoir, Case Study Bed9-6 Apollonia (A5) Horizontal Well, Abu Gharadig Basin, Western Desert of Egypt
Sherif Shafik, BAPETCO
13.55-14.20 Unlocking Solutions in Oil Field Production: Innovative and Advanced Autonomous Flow Control Device Application
Maryvi Yabet Santiao, ADNOC Onshore
14:20-14:30 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30 Core Display
15.30 Workshop Wrap Up & Adjournment
Core Viewing Sessions Outline

During the workshop, there will be several opportunities to view cores from the Shuaiba Formation, covering different parts along the eperic Aptian paleo-platform; from the platform interior to the Baba Basin. Expert geologists will be on hand to explain the sedimentary features and reservoir characteristics and heterogeneity, and give an overview of how the Shuaiba Reservoir is being appraised and developed.

Al Dhafra Petroleum (APD) will be displaying a number of cores, focusing mainly on the Shuaiba Paleo carbonate system. The lithologies observed range from Rudist-rich floatstones to orbitolina pack to wackestone to mud dominated intervals with multiple occurrences of stylolithes and organic matter seams. Transition to more argillaceous materials and the Shale of the Nahr Umr will be part of the display. The cores will illustrate the last carbonate growth phase in the Lower Cretaceous and reflect paleo environments oscillating between distal to proximal ramps settings. Effects from higher order paleo depositional conditions are evidenced from the presence of multiple intervals where cementation and / or dissolution are pervasive.

ADNOC Onshore will have a core display for Shuaiba formation (Aptian 4), showing carbonate lithology, clear paleontological and petrophysical features, diagenesis, depositional environment and sequence stratigraphy.

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