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“Reservoir technology is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to revolutionise hydro-carbon production across a variety of well types. It is also one of the most challenging parts of the E and P chain to keep up dated on”

SMi’s Smart Reservoirs II conference marks the return of SMi in providing leading forums for the examination of reservoir technology. This unique conference will explore strategic, economic and implementation issues surrounding the latest reservoir thinking and technology. The conference will provide an informative, stimulating and focused forum.

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the growth within the field of reservoir technology and its importance to the development of hydrocarbons. We would therefore like to invite you to register for SMi’s Smart Reservoirs II conference. As you will see from the brochure, key speakers include representatives from the companies making the headlines in the oil and gas news with the latest developments and deployment of reservoir technology

Please register now to guarantee your place at this important conference.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Harry McPhail

Harry McPhail, Head of Petroleum Engineering, Scott Pickford

9:10 IMPLEMENTING RESERVOIR TECHNOLOGY AND ALIGNING IT WITH CORPORATE STRATEGY

Robert Hemming

Robert Hemming, General Manager, Strategic Research, Chevron Petroleum Technology Company

  • The development of technology, leading the industry or vice versa
  • Establishing aims and objectives for technology
  • Importance of systematic and objective measurement systems
  • Corporate strategy and technology, how do they fit?
  • Achieving the goal, case study of Chevron’s integration of between well data streams
  • Future of technology in the word of reservoir management
  • 9:40 MAXIMISING THE VALUE OF HYDROCARBON ASSETS: PRODUCTION AND RESERVOIR OPTIMISATION THROUGH INCREASED INTEGRATION

    Frank Vermeulen

    Frank Vermeulen, Director, Production Optimisation, Landmark Graphics Corporation

  • The search for growth and better return on investment in our industry
  • Integrating decisions and managing data across the Exploration to the Production phase
  • Role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Integration of technical and business systems
  • 10:20 RESERVOIR TECHNOLOGY

    Mark Forsyth

    Mark Forsyth, Manager, Global Energy EMEA, Silicon Graphics

  • New technologies and methods
  • Infrastructure growth
  • People-process technology
  • Making the best use of the latest technologies and techniques and planning for the future
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CASE STUDY: - THE ICON PROJECT

    Jenny Smith

    Jenny Smith, Associate Director, Offshore Technology Management

  • Background to the ICON programme a changing industry
  • Maximising value in the application of IWT through knowledge management
  • Validating the data
  • Providing a central resource for IWT information
  • Future of IWT and Smart wells and ICON’s role
  • 12:00 AIR INJECTION TECHNIQUES

    Professor Malcolm Greaves

    Professor Malcolm Greaves, Improved Recovery Research Group, Bath University

  • The role of technology in air injection (?)….develop advanced reservoir technology processes for improved oil recovery
  • The challenges presented by light and heavy oils
  • Light oils producing nitrogen insitu; Light oils achieving low Sorg
  • Heavy oils THAI air injection; Heavy oils Maximising sweep to maximise oil recovery
  • Insitu upgrading is the key to future economic success
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 REAL TIME OPTIMISATION (R.T.O.) TOOLS AND THEIR USE TO ENHANCE RECOVERY METHODS

    Glyn Westlake

    Glyn Westlake, Consultant Engineer, MDC Technology

  • Process optimisation in the production environment
  • Applications of real time optimisation
  • Benefits and pitfall of R.T.O.
  • Use of R.T.O. technology at BP Amoco’s Exploration (Wytch Farm)
  • 14:40 SMART WELLS

    Gerry Rideout

    Gerry Rideout, Smart Well Business Manager, Petroleum Engineering Services

  • Definitions and background
  • Drivers and the expected results
  • What is available today?
  • Field History and results
  • What will be available tomorrow?
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MICROSEISMIC MONITORING FOR RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT

    Dr Andrew Jupe

    Dr Andrew Jupe, Reservoir Geoscience Manager, ABB Offshore Systems

  • What does it mean? Faults, compaction zones, pressure fronts, flow anisotropy
  • What does it tell you? Hydraulic barriers, bypassed oil, fluid movement, borehole integrity, premature water breakthrough
  • How is it done? Examples from the North sea and USA
  • What is the future? Permanent seismic monitoring as part of intelligent wells
  • 16:20 DOWN WELL FIBRE OPTICS

    Glynn Williams

    Glynn Williams, Managing Director, Sensor Highway

  • The current status of fibre optics
  • Benefits from fibre optics over traditional wire systems
  • Performance of fibre optics in harsh well environment
  • Data retrieval and the impact on well management
  • Overview of fibre optic usage to date
  • Future developments in fibre optics systems
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Post conference drinks reception

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Harry McPhail

    Harry McPhail, Head of Petroleum Engineering, Scott Pickford

    9:10 SUBSURFACE-SURFACE INTEGRATED OPTIMIZATION (2SIO)

    Jose Luis Ortiz-Volcan

    Jose Luis Ortiz-Volcan, Production Optimization Manager, PDVSA Exploracion Y Produccion

  • Overview of PDVSA holding, reserves, reservoirs and geology found
  • Opportunities and challenges in integrated reservoir management
  • Vision of the exploitation unit of the future
  • 2SIO: Strategy for subsurface-surface integrated automation to optimize the exploitation process
  • Key technologies to implement 2SOI strategy
  • 9:40 RESERVOIR DRIVEN COMPLETIONS

    Roy N Nelson

    Roy N Nelson, Business Development Engineer, Reservoir and Sand Control, Geert van Wejk, Business development Manager, Integrated Completions, CEA Region office, Baker Oil Tools

  • Overview of investment life cycle
  • Importance of horizontal applications to an extended well life
  • Factors in horizontal wells (inflow, length, sand control, coning)
  • Developing multilateral applications and their impact on project costs and returns
  • Factoring in reservoir completions into project assessment
  • The drive to deepwater and its impact on the need for smarter reservoirs
  • 10:20 MAKING TECHNOLOGY WORK FOR YOU

    Brad Allison

    Brad Allison, Chief Geoscientist, Ted Hanbury, Manager Technical Services, Advantage Energy Services

  • Overview of asset’s value components from pore throat to sales meter
  • Characteristics of an efficient asset team (technology, skills, organisation)
  • Leveraging the T.E.A.M (Total Effective Asset Management philosophy
  • Improving well, field and reservoir performance
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 INTEGRATED PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    Dennis Archibald

    Dennis Archibald, Programme Director, EDS Upstream Energy

  • Overview of the problem facing offshore production companies
  • The EMS project business model
  • Case studies of the application of Integrated Production Management systems
  • The concept and management of the system
  • Benefits of an integrated Production management system
  • 12:00 ADDING ASSET VALUE THROUGH INNOVATIVE GEOSCIENCE

    Giles Pickering

    Giles Pickering, Senior Geo-Physicist, IKODA

  • Reducing uncertainty through integration of geosciences
  • Reusing old data and its benefits
  • Advanced interpretation and visualisation techniques
  • Future trends in reservoir management and asset valuation
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 ROLE OF INFORMATION INTEGRATION IN RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT WORKFLOW

    Jeb Tyrie

    Jeb Tyrie, Operations manager, UKI and SCA Holditch, Reservoir Technologies, Schlumberger Consulting Group

  • Combining data, the essential part of accurate and sustainable reservoir management
  • GG&E data integration is necessary in real time environments
  • Reservoir characterisation using multiple models
  • Reservoir monitoring and control
  • Development planning accounting for uncertainty
  • The closed loop workflow process
  • 14:40 MULTI-LATERAL RE-ENTRY SYSTEMS

    Carl Hills

    Carl Hills, General Manager, Pressure Control Engineering

  • Overview of the MLR system
  • Developing lateral bore access
  • Case studies of lateral bore access and its benefits
  • Future of MLR systems
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 APPLIED RESERVOIR UNDERSTANDING

    Ross Peebles

    Ross Peebles, Reservoir Engineering Manager, Halliburton

  • Integration of reservoir understanding and service technology from initial field development planning onwards
  • Reservoir evaluation partnerships and technology liaisons
  • Reservoir simulation that includes complex well technologies (e.g. Smart Wells)
  • Quantification of the value added by different field-development plans
  • Prediction of and proactive solution planning for production problems
  • 16:20 RESERVOIR SIMULATION

    Ravi Sharma

    Ravi Sharma, Simulation Manager, Troy - Entech

  • Benefits achieved by simulating IOR projects
  • What are the current boundaries of simulation
  • Cost-saving tools for operating IOR projects
  • Economic benefits of IOR simulation
  • Examples of successful IOR simulation
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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