HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MINISTRY OF OIL AND GAS, SULTANATE OF OMAN


عقد تحت رعاية وزارة النفط والغاز، سلطنة عمان

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TECHNICAL CALL FOR PAPERS

The Call for Papers are now open, choose from one of the below 8 categories across upstream, midstream and downstream heavy oil operations to present at the WHOC 2019 Technical Conference

RESERVOIR PROSPECTING TO WELL COMPLETION

  • Exploration Strategy, Planning and Execution
  • Data Knowledge, Collation, Management and Analysis
  • Geology and Geophysics and Wireline Logging Related to Heavy Oil
  • Geomechanics and Geochemistry
  • Geosciences Technology Development and Commercialization
  • Reservoir Characterisation and Optimisation
  • Reservoir Fluid and Rock Properties
  • Reservoir Modelling Techniques and Management
  • Seismic surveys: Imaging and Modelling
  • Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering
  • Drilling, Completion and Stimulation Technology
  • Caprock Integrity Analysis and Prediction
  • Thermal Well Casing Design and Integrity

EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION AND FIELD DEVELOPMENT

  • Field Development Case Studies
  • Best industry practices for Heavy Oil Operation
  • Heavy Oil Production and Well Testing Technology
  • Water & Waste Treatment and Water Disposal
  • Artificial Lift Technologies
  • Flow Control Devices Application
  • Brownfield Revamping, Expansion, Conversion and Developments
  • Energy Efficiency, Economics and Sustainability
  • Enhancing Reservoir Life Cycle and Costs of Thermal Wells
  • Field Surveillance and Testing
  • Flow Assurance
  • Hazardous Chemicals Management
  • Heat Exchange & Transfer
  • Innovative Strategies in New and Existing Heavy Oil Projects
  • Lifecycle Asset Management for Heavy Oil Field Development
  • Mature Field Renewal and Maximising Field Economic Life
  • Oil Field and Facilities Maintenance, Upgrade and Repair
  • Operational Cost Optimisation and Reduction
  • Recovering By-Passed Oil in Mature Fields
  • Research & Development
  • Reserve Evaluation and Economic Evaluation for Heavy Oil Development
  • Risk and Integrity Management, Interface Challenges
  • Hydraulic Lifting Equipment, Cranes and High Capacity Winches
  • Offshore Heavy Oil Exploration and Development
  • Offshore infrastructure: Production Platforms and Artificial Islands Design, Piling, Flow Lines, Umbilical Connections

ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY – INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH

  • Application of Renewable Energy in EOR/IOR
  • C02 Reduction
  • Solvent and Steam Additives technologies
  • In-situ Chemical/Physical/Microbiological Upgrading
  • Oil Sands Mining and Extracting Technology and Facilities
  • Research & Development in EOR/IOR of Heavy Oil
  • Non-Thermal Recovery Processes
  • Steam Generation
  • In Situ Recovery Methods
  • In Situ Combustion Processes
  • Cold EOR (Chemical, CO2, Solvents)
  • Non-Thermal Recovery Processes
  • Thermal Recovery Methods (CSS, SAGD, Steam-flooding, In-situ Combustion)
  • Chemical Methods
  • Field Case Studies
  • Cold Production (CHOP, CHOPS)
  • Oil Sand/Oil Shale Mining
  • Cold Production (CHOP, CHOPS)

HEAVY OIL TECHNOLOGIES, DATA MANAGEMENT & INTERNET OF THINGS

  • Data: Collation, Management and Analysis
  • Cloud engineering and virtual technology validation
  • Health, Safety, Environment, Security Management, Equipment and Services across Heavy Oil Value Chain
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
  • Protecting Facilities: Cyber and Infrastructure Security
  • Risk Assessment using Artificial Intelligence and advanced technologies
  • Smart and Connected Assets and Devices
  • Smart and Digital Oilfields: Improving Operational Capabilities of Assets
  • Extracting Technology and Facilities
  • Storage, Transportation & Separation Technology
  • Water Treatment and Water Disposal
  • Health, Safety and Environment in Heavy Oil Industry
  • Subsurface Technologies
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Environmental Technologies/Solutions
  • Heavy Oil Production Technologies

OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL – EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGIES

  • Floating Production, Storage and offloading (FPSO) and Offshore Support (OSV) Vessels and Remotely Operated Under water Vehicles (ROV)
  • HSE Challenges in offshore heavy oil fields
  • Hydraulic Lifting Equipment, Cranes and High Capacity Winches
  • Offshore Heavy Oil Exploration and Development
  • Offshore infrastructure: Production Platforms and Artificial Islands Design, Piling, Flow Lines, Umbilical Connections
  • Shipping, Marine and Subsea Specialised Equipment and Repair
  • Subsea Wells, Subsea Fields, Subsea Projects and Developments

DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING: REFINING, PETROCHEMICALS, OPERATIONS & TRANSPORTATION

  • Advanced Hydrocracking Technology in Refining
  • Bottom of the barrel upgrading
  • Desalting Refinery Heavy Feeds
  • Efficiency, Optimisation and Profitability
  • Heavy Oil and Bitumen Refining and Upgrading Technology
  • Heavy Oil Desalting, Pre-Heat Train and Coker Fouling
  • Metal Contamination from Heavy Oil Processing and its Impact on Downstream Catalysts
  • Plant Upgrades, Refurbishment, Manufacturing and Equipment
  • Product Diversification
  • Upgrading Technology and Processing Developments
  • Water & Waste Treatment and Management

DOWNSTREAM PROCESSES: STORAGE, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION

  • Blended Crude: Marketability, finished products, ease of transportation
  • Environment, Health and Safety
  • Field Storage
  • Heavy Oil Gathering, Storage and Transportation Technology
  • New Trends and Emerging Technologies for Marketing and Distribution
  • Pipeline Management, Transportation and Upgrading
  • Floating Production, Storage and offloading(FPSO) and Offshore Support (OSV) Vessels and Remotely Operated Under water Vehicles (ROV)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT  New for 2019

  • Successful project execution: engineering, procurement, supply chain, construction and management, cost optimisation
  • Mega project challenges in a low price oil environment: E&P, EOR refining, petrochemicals
  • Mitigating challenges during commissioning and start-up operations: onshore and offshore facilities
  • Processing transportation and infrastructure
  • Theoretical and Laboratory Research
  • Subsea Wells, Subsea Fields, Subsea Projects and Developments

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE, MAINTENANCE AND HSE  New for 2019

  • Oilfield and facilities maintenance, upgrade and repair
  • Health, safety, environment, security management, equipment and services across heavy oil value chain
  • Risk and integrity management, interface challenges
  • Climate change, C02 reduction and environmental challenges
  • Metering, production management, testing and managing ageing fields and infrastructure
  • Hazardous chemicals management
  • Reducing OPEX
  • HSE Challenges in offshore heavy oil fields
For submission enquiries contact: Varkha Israni, Senior Conference Manager at [email protected]