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SPE Workshop: Navigating the Future of Well Intervention
21–22 May 2024 | Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Residences, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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SPE Workshop: Navigating the Future of Well Intervention
21–22 May 2024 | Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Residences, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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09:10
  1. 20 mins
    • Welcome and Keynote
09:30
  1. 70 mins
    • Technical Session

    Major progress has been achieved over the years in the drilling and development of extended-reach wells. Targets in the range of 50k ft MD previously considered unachievable are now a reality in the Middle East and will soon require suitable means of well intervention to guarantee long-term economic viability.

    In addition to numerous downhole-related challenges during the intervention phases, there are critical compromises to be managed at the surface in terms of operating capabilities, space constraints, logistics, and general equipment installation requirements.

    The purpose of this session is to provide case histories and innovative ideas to address the various aspects required for successful interventions in extended-reach wells. A combination of engineering studies, software modeling, equipment selection, and innovative solutions that continue being developed over time while leveraging lessons learned from previously completed field operations.

    Presentations: 

    • Pushing Coiled Tubing Design and Manufacturing Boundaries to Service 50,000-ft Mega-Reach Wells in Abu Dhabi
      Irma Galvan, Director of Engineering, Global Tubing - Forum Energy Technologies
       
    • Collaboration, Continuous Improvement, and Innovative Solutions Allow Breaking the Boundaries of Extended-Reach Coiled Tubing Interventions
      Mathayl Alkamali, Technical Professional-Coiled Tubing , Production Solutions, Halliburton
       
    • Hi-Force Wireline Tractors Pave the Way for Intervention in Ultra-Deep ERD Wells
      Mathew Varghese, Cables and Conveyance Technical Expert, SLB
10:40
  1. 30 mins
    • Coffee Break and Lunch
11:10
  1. 70 mins
    • Technical Session

    Operators in the Middle East continue to challenge intervention thresholds. In the production enhancement arena, engineered stimulation fluid placement methods, advanced fluid chemistries, and real-time downhole measurements for guided decision making, have become essential for optimising well uplifts, achieving well conformance, delaying fluid invasion, and minimising pockets of unswept oil in extended reach and multilateral wells.

    This scenario is even more demanding in wells with reservoir heterogeneity, leading operators, and service companies to jointly pursue new avenues for enhanced acidising and conformance techniques.

    This session will delve into recent case studies for stimulation operations, whereby optimising the stimulation design for the subject wells which plays a key role in addressing the intervention challenges and achieving production targets.

    Presentations:

    • Towards More Efficient and Sustainable Multilateral Stimulations through an Innovative Electrically Powered Multilateral Entry Assembly
      Pierre Ramondenc, Product Champion & Domain Head — Coiled Tubing Advisor, SLB
       
    • Multifunctional Low-Viscosity Retarded Hydrochloric Acid with Deeper Live Acid Penetration for Carbonates Reservoirs
      Xavier Alarcon, Regional Technical Advisor, Halliburton
       
    • Acid Stimulation of Tri-lateral Wells Using 2 7/8-in. Coiled Tubing With Rugged Real-time Downhole Sensors, Multi-lateral Entry Tool & Extended Reach Tool
      Abdullah Al Mazrou, Expert Technical Support, Coild Tubing, TAQA
12:20
  1. 60 mins
    • Coffee Break and Lunch
13:20
  1. 70 mins
    • Technical Session

    Today, operators are demanding to increase the level of certainty on intervention operations with higher success rate in execution, so they can better estimate the associated resources, time, costs, and assess the capital budgeting and investment planning.  The development of downhole tools technologies will continue to introduce advanced techniques to improve efficiency and deliver the highest real-time data that can provide the ability to adapt to the operation. A variety of technologies developed recently in the Well Intervention domain—Coiled Tubing, Slickline, and Wireline, have improved safety, reduced time and cost, and helped to overcome obstacles conventionally associated with well performance.

    Advances in tool design, engineering, instrumentation, and connectivity beyond the well site are all enabling a measured and controlled scope expansion. The future of well intervention technology in the oil and gas industry is poised to be progressive due to economic needs and cost-reduction goals.

    This session will focus on the advancements in Downhole Tools which will play a valuable role with smarter processes and innovative technologies bringing improved task and cost certainty, optimising cash flow in a responsible manner, and improving the way well interventions are conducted.

    Presentations:

    • Wireless Downhole Data: Revolutionizing Real-Time Telemetry in Coiled Tubing
      Ford Creighton, WWT
       
    • Integrated Downhole-Measurement-Enabled Coiled Tubing and Slickline Recovery of Wireline Cable in A Live, Sour Gas Well
      Alberto Abouganem, RP Domain Champion, Intervention, SLB
       
    • Reducing Uncertainties in Complex Extended Reach Coiled Tubing Operations with Reliable Telemetry and Downhole Tool Systems
      Sadaf Chishti, Baker Hughes
14:30
  1. 30 mins
    • Coffee Break and Lunch
15:00
  1. 70 mins
    • Technical Session

    Carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas that traps heat close to the Earth, is helping the Earth to hold some of the heat it receives from the Sun, so that all the heat doesn't escape back into space. But CO2 is only good up to a point, beyond that point the Earth's temperature warms up too much.

    Lowering the emissions sent to the atmosphere, from activities such as industrial processes, power generation, and transport, has become a major objective to remove the greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.

    Managing the carbon footprint in well intervention offers opportunities for all stakeholders, as the paradigm shift to low-carbon emission goes hand in hand with low-cost operating. This gives competitive and economic benefits. 

    Our workshop is focused on technologies and intervention workflows enabling the reduction of CO2 and other fugitive emissions.

    There is a very wide spectrum of contributors enabling lower emissions. For example: different fuels for higher energy efficiency, the use of low-emitting engines, maintenance practices guaranteeing no leaks, new equipment for packings avoiding fugitive emissions, and procedures for the elimination of venting of annuli, monitoring KPIs, and improvement programs. The committee is very eager to facilitate the sharing of best practices for much wider implementation by our well intervention community. Your best practices presentation or e-poster is another valuable step towards achieving net zero in well intervention. Bring this value to the conference and feel valued for sharing.

    Presentations: 

    • Rigless Retrofit Installation of Injection Safety Valve Enhances Operational Safety While Minimizing Downtime and Cost for Water Injection Wells
      Sajid Hussain Khokhar, SLB
       
    • TBC
       
    • Piping for a Sustainable Tomorrow: Advancements in Steel Coiled Line Pipe Technology for GHG Emission Mitigation
      Josh Wenzel, Sales Manager, Coiled Line Pipe, Global Tubing - Forum Energy Technologies
09:30
  1. 70 mins
    • Technical Session

    In this session, we will explore the impact of conveyance methods on data analytics of distributed sensing in the well intervention field. The wireline and digital slickline are known for their reliability and precision. However, the advent of telemetry technologies with hybrid cables in coiled tubing intervention has opened new avenues for seamless, real-time data transmission. This integration ensures that downhole measurements are not just isolated data points but part of a cohesive, evolving suite of technologies. In essence, downhole measurement technologies are a sophisticated and interrelated portfolio actively shaping the distributed sensing in the oil and gas intervention niche.

    Presentations:

    • DTS Technology application in Optimization of Injector Well CT Acid Stimulation
      Jose Rivas, Stimulation Engineer, TAQA
       
    • TBC
       
    • Presentation Title TBC
      David Clover, Global Account Director, Vision iO
10:40
  1. 30 mins
    • Coffee Break and Lunch
11:10
  1. 70 mins
    • Technical Session

    In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the convergence of digital transformation, operational excellence, digital simulation, and workforce competency is paramount for organisations striving to thrive and remain competitive. This session will delve into the intricate interplay between these critical elements of modern business strategy.

    We will explore how digital transformation strategies empower organisations to optimise their operations, streamline processes, and enhance overall efficiency. Digital simulation techniques will be examined as powerful tools for modelling and simulating complex systems, enabling informed decision-making, and risk mitigation. Additionally, we will delve into the essential role of workforce competency development in fostering a culture of innovation and adaptability within organisations undergoing digital transformation.

    Experts will showcase innovative technologies and case studies demonstrating how digital tools are optimising well interventions, minimising downtime, and improving reservoir recovery. Attendees will gain insights into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in this evolving field.

    Presentations:

    • Revolutionizing Well Intervention Planning and Operations: The Journey to Digital Workflows
      Christoffer Sorensen, Business Development Manager, North Sea, Stimline Digital, One Digital Well
       
    • 20/20 Vision of Your Intervention – Combing Real-Time Data, Engineering, Automation, and State Detection in One Platform to Optimize Field Operations
      Travis Thomas, VP, CTES, NOV
       
    • TBC

     

12:20
  1. 60 mins
    • Coffee Break and Lunch
13:20
  1. 70 mins
    • Technical Session

    The Middle East region has become the center of groundbreaking advancements in well interventions.  Our industry has forged ahead with new developments in the realms of surface equipment, downhole tools, and data.  Boundaries are being pushed in terms of high pressure, sour services, extended reach, downhole data transmission, and many exciting new fields.  The catalyst of these new technologies has been routine collaboration between operators, service companies, and equipment manufacturers. 

    In this session, we will hear directly from the architects of this wave of emerging technologies.  We will learn about what problems they’ve solved, how they solved them, and what are the next steps for further advancements. The key takeaways from this session will be the potential applicability of these new technologies across different locations within the region and the potential to spark further development to solve today’s most critical well intervention problems.

    Presentations: 

    • Development and Initial Trials of Thermally Processed 95-ksi Coiled Tubing
      Kevin Elliott, Product Line Director, NOV Quality Tubing
       
    • Title: TBC
      Bjarne Langeteig, CEO, Pipe Snake
       
    • Speaker TBC
14:30
  1. 30 mins
    • Coffee Break and Lunch
15:00
  1. 70 mins
    • Technical Session

    New methods, equipments, technologies, and jobs that were challenging to execute in the past, are executed now on a daily basis. Latest developments in equipment help with challenges that operators and service companies need to solve, have become part of standard operations.

    Extreme sour jobs, plug and perf development for unconventional formation have become areas of efficiency increase and constant improvement. Operational risks have reduced with new developments in the well intervention industry.

    This session will focus on the latest developments in technology, design, and equipment in the well intervention industry that allow operators to expand their capabilities in different well conditions and perform safe and efficient operations.

    Presentations: 

    • Material Selection For Sour Service in the Coiled Tubing Industry” or “How to choose a Coiled Tubing for Sour Service Operations
      Jorge Bunge, Product Engineering Senior Manager, Tenaris Coiled Tubes
       
    • Mechanical Damage to Coiled Tubing – Characterizing the Most Common Types of Mechanical Tubing which can be Caused in the Wellbore, or by the Surface Equipment
      Gary Stoneham, Product Line Director – Hydra Rig, Mobile Rigs, NOV
       
    • CT Intervention in Sour Environment. The Challenge, the Concept and the Track Record
      Samer Alsarakbi, Coiled Tubing & Stimulation | Regional Technical Manager, NESR

     

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