Post-conference Workshop Day - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

IQPC’s workshops are unique opportunities to spend valuable time with industry experts. These interactive sessions are extended to ensure that you get to the heart of the conference’s most critical issues and uncover practical solutions you can apply in your own company. When designing our workshops, we create a balance between theory and practice in order to provide you with practical takeaways that can be adapted for your organisation. In addition, there is an opportunity for you to network with peers from similar organisations to build your network for future career opportunities and broaden your industry perspective and exposure.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Registration, coffee and networkingproduction while reducing costs

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM IQPC welcome remarks

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Latest optimisation approaches for optimising production and efficiently maximising recovery from heavy oil and maturing reservoirs and the way forward for multilateral well optimisation

Prof Peter King, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Imperal College London
With the quest to fully recover the last drop of oil from existing wells and reserves, organisations are looking into ways to optimise on ESP’s and are setting strategies to exploit heavy and mature reservoirs before spending millions to explore new wells. This has given rise to an increasing focus on optimising and strategising in a way to use the latest solutions and practices to get the last drop. Multilateral well optimisation and digitisation is the future for recovery and for optimising resources. The workshop will allow attendees to:

  • Analysing the role of intelligent technologies to enhance production
  • Address production challenges in maturing reservoir and best practices in recovery
  • Selecting the right production process which suits the geology and demography and efficiently enhances production

Prof Peter King

Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Imperal College London

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Networking lunch break

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Examining criteria for EOR and determining which EOR strategy provides best recovery and avoiding early abandonment of reservoirs

Gone are the days where oil production only involved primary stages of production. A secondary stage which involves gas and water injections are now being implemented at a commercial scale but is yet to be fully exploited and used. Operators have also started to look into tertiary stages of recovery, which involves thermal, chemical and gas injections to change the makeup of the reservoir. Each reservoir is different and needs proper planning and examining before implementing EOR techniques. The aim of an operator is to fully exploit one reservoir before abandonment and drilling for next reservoirs. The workshop will allow attendees to:

  • Analyse reservoir characteristics and projections for choosing the right technique for recovery purposes from maturing reservoirs
  • Understand challenges and opportunities of different secondary and tertiary EOR techniques and its impact on reservoir and surrounding environment
  • Evaluating the best possible EOR technique to implement for injections and returns on investments

3:00 PM - 3:00 PM End of workshop day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may
subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with
a speaker with equivalent insight.