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2nd Edition: Maximizing Asset Value: Integrating Geoscience with Reservoir Management & Technologies Optimization (On Demand)

Monday, 22 February – Sunday, 25 April 2021, 12:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  |  Virtual Workshop via Zoom (Dubai, UAE time)

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Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and differing guidelines from companies and organizations, the AAPG Maximizing Asset Value: Integrating Geoscience with Reservoir Management & Technologies Optimization GTW took place virtually from 22 – 25 February 2021 and is now available on-demand anytime, from anywhere, and from any device until 25 April 2021.

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  • Participate in breakout discussion sessions
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  • Access to all the presentations for up to 2 months after the workshop
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The oil and gas industry supplies a market that has been volatile, more so in the last decade. Between competing suppliers, global financial troubles and a global pandemic, oversupply and erosion of demand have become mainstay. The industry needs to demonstrate that it can maintain the value creation proposition in the face of fluctuating hydrocarbon prices. Adopting new strategies to better characterize the subsurface, increase recovery, drive down development costs and maximize product value through the use of discipline integration, field optimization, as well as implementation of cutting-edge technologies is now a must for the industry. Subsurface to surface integration offers a better strategy when chasing new oil and gas resources with high cost and long development time or enhancing the performance of mature fields. Improvements in existing optimization workflows and practices in both conventional and unconventional field development will prove effective at driving down costs by utilizing multi-disciplinary approaches in the integration of processes.

The objective of the workshop to drive a further discussion of integration processes between geoscience, engineering, and technology deployment through examining the industry’s case studies across multiple disciplines. The workshop also aims to highlight the improvements made in the topic over the last two years across both conventional and unconventional field development.

The workshop will attract experts from various disciplines to talk and share their experience and knowledge in topics covering:

  • Subsurface to Surface Collaborative Planning and Integration
  • Field Optimization Lessons Applied to Conventional and Unconventional Fields
  • Exploring New Fields Versus Optimizing Existing Fields, a Cost Driven Discussion
  • Workflow and Technologies Advancement

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

Monday 22 February
12.30-12.45 Workshop Chair's Welcome and Introduction
12.45-12.55 Inaugural Keynote
Ahmed Hakami, Manager, Emerging Unconventional Assets Department, Saudi Aramco
Session 1: Subsurface to Surface Collaborative Planning and Integration
Session Chairs: Pan Luo, Saudi Aramco and Mark Bentley, TRACS/Heriot-Watt University
12.55-13.20 Improving Well Delivery Performance Through Enhanced Collaboration and Effective Integrated Scheduling
Owen Plowman, Actenum Corporation
13.20-13.45 Large Scale Production Planning and Optimization (LSPPO) Solution
Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Halliburton
13.45-14.05 E-Poster Presentation Summary Session
14.05-14.15 Coffee Break
14.15-15.15 Break Out Session
Tuesday 23 February
Session 2: Field Optimization Lessons Applied to Conventional and Unconventional Fields
Session Chairs: Ehab Najm, Halliburton and Mohammad Mohanna, Saudi Aramco
12.30-12.55 Complex Stimulation Approach to Low-temperature Carbonate Formation Revitalizes Bahrain Brownfield
Feras Altawash, Tatweer Petroleum
12.55-13.20 Multi-Disciplinary Framework to Optimize Development of Unconventional Resources
Tarun Grover, Equinor
13.20-13.30 Coffee Break
13.30-13.55 Key Technology of Geology-Engineering Integrated Stimulation for Deep Shale Gas
Tingxue Jiang, Sinopec
13.55-14.20 Development of Unconventional Shales in the Middle East at North American Operational Efficiency Level, Myth or Reality
Dmitriy Usoltsev, NESR
14.20-14.30 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30 Break Out Session
Wednesday 24 February
Session 3: Exploring New Fields Versus Optimizing Existing Fields, a Cost Driven Discussion
Session Chairs: Adrian Crawford, Shell and Mark Bentley, TRACS/Heriot-Watt University
12.30-12.55 Helium Resource in Enhancing Value of Hydrocarbon Product Streams
Leroy Ellis, Saudi Aramco
12.55-13.20 Value Creation in Hydrocarbon Exploration: Cutting Costs or Better Decision Making?
Babak Jafarizadeh, Heriot-Watt University
13.20-13.30 Coffee Break
13.30-13.55 Building the Reservoir Plumbing Diagram for Sabiriyah Mauddud: The Value of Dynamic/WRFM Data Integration for Geologically Sound Static Models
Ben Dewever, Shell
13.55-14.10 Optimizing Production and Asset Value: A Fast & Effective Workflow Unlocking Integration Barriers
Clément Jumeaucourt, Beicip-Franlab
14.10-14.20 Coffee Break
14.20-15.20 Break Out Session
Thursday 25 February
Session 4: Workflow and Technologies Advancement
Session Chairs: Clay Kurison, Saudi Aramco and Abdulkarim AlAli, Tatweer Petroleum
12.30-12.55 Geological Modelling in the Digital Era
Maher Marhoon, Saudi Aramco
12.55-13.20 From Nanoscale to Net Present Value: Digital Solutions to improvement the recovery factor in EOR
Luis Quintero, Halliburton
13.20-13.30 Coffee Break
13.30-13.55 Agile Workflows for Asset Management – When is ‘Agile’ Truly ‘Agile’
Mark Bentley, TRACS/Heriot-Watt University
13.55-14.20 Use of Machine Learning for Reservoir Characterization from Drill Cuttings
Quentin Fisher, University of Leeds
14.20-14.30 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30 Break Out Session
15.30-15.40 Workshop Wrap Up & Adjournment
15.50-17.50 Virtual Field Trip: Late Cretaceous Siliciclastics of Al Khawd Formation, Sultanate of Oman
E-Poster Presentations
An Integrated Workflow to Optimise WAG Injection in Giant Carbonate Reservoir Considering Geological Uncertainties: Applying the ‘Ensemble’
Saeeda AlAmeri, ADNOC
Automation Solutions for Enhancing Biosteering Operations
Hussain Alqattan, Saudi Aramco
Locating The Remaining Oil (LTRO) – Sweeping up the STOOIP
Tim Wynn, TRACS International

Please Be Informed : Seats are limited and registered workshop attendees will be prioritized.


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Mohammad R. Mohanna Mohammad Mohanna Chair TS&ST Team Lead, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Ehab Abdul Rahman Najm Ehab Najm Committee Member Halliburton Energy Services Inc, United Arab Emirates
Mark Bentley Mark Bentley Committee Member TRACS / Heriot-Watt University
Khalid A. Al-Ramadan Khalid Al-Ramadan Committee Member Associate Prof., King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Talal Al Aulaqi Talal Al Aulaqi Committee Member OXY Oman
Clay Kurison Clay Kurison Committee Member Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Pan  Luo Pan Luo Committee Member Geologist, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Crawford Adrian Crawford Committee Member Dr, Shell, Kuwait
Ke Ke Ke Ke Committee Member SINOPEC
Abdulkarim Ahmed Alali Abdulkarim Alali Committee Member Petrophysicist, Tatweer Petroleum Company, Bahrain
Cora Navarro Marketing & Events Officer, Middle East
Katie Steibelt Events Manager, Middle East
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