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


عقد تحت رعاية وزارة النفط والغاز، سلطنة عمان

TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

12:00 - 13:30
Advances in Chemical Flooding
Session Location:  357
Session Chairmen:
Sultan Al Amiri
Sultan Al Amiri Reservoir Characterization Manager Occidental of Oman
Nasser Al Arzi
Nasser Al Arzi Cluster Leader Bahja/Rima Asset Petroleum Development Oman
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Alkali-surfactant formulations for in-situ micro-emulsification of heavy oil
    Lirio Quintero
    Lirio Quintero Senior Technical Advisor - Oilfield and Industrial Chemicals Baker Hughes, a GE Company
  • 12:20 - 12:40 Foam-assisted-SAGD: Moving towards a more efficient and eco-friendly SAGD process?
    Guillaume Batôt
    Guillaume Batôt EOR Technical Advisor IFP Energies Nouvelles
  • 12:40 - 13:00 Systematic Assessment of a CSS Pilot in the Rubble Limestone, Bahrain
    Mohamed Al Majed
    Mohamed Al Majed Reservoir Engineer Tatweer Petroleum
  • 13:00 - 13:20 Optimising ongoing polymer flood in south of Oman through detailed simulation
    Adi Anand Reservoir Engineer Research Shell Development Oman
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12:00 - 13:30
Well Completion
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairmen:
Dr  Rifaat Al Mjeni
Dr Rifaat Al Mjeni EOR Portfolio Leader Petroleum Development Oman
Jaime Castro Domain Champion for Oil Schlumberger VPS
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Experimental and numerical studies of Aquathermolysis tests of Christina lake bitumen with steam
    Zied Ouled Ameur Geochemist Cenovus Energy
  • 12:20 - 12:40 The role of hypogenic karst in formation of carbonate reservoirs and development of heavy oil
    Alexander Petukhov
    Alexander Petukhov Professor of Institute of Earth Sciences Saint-Petersburg State University
  • 12:40 - 13:00 Aged gravel packed wells productivity restoration without jeopardising the sand control integrity
    Rafliansyah Andika Putra
    Rafliansyah Andika Putra Senior Production Technologist Petroleum Development Oman
  • 13:00 - 13:20 Evaluation of horizontal well sweep efficiency and the application of inflow control device
    Shi Hongfu
    Shi Hongfu Reservoir Engineer CNOOC
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14:30 - 16:00
Heavy oil field development
Session Location:  Room 1
Session Chairmen:
Ali Mohamed
Ali Mohamed Head-Heavy Oil Reservoir Management Team Tatweer Petroleum
Vaclav Lastovka
Vaclav Lastovka Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 14:30 - 14:50 Case history of development of heavy oil in a naturally fractured carbonate reservoir in Oman
    Sanjeev Malik
    Sanjeev Malik Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor Occidental of Oman
  • 14:50 - 15:10 EOR field development and management through well-planned surveillance
    Marcel Zawaan
    Marcel Zawaan Manager of Subsurface Evaluation PanTerra
  • 15:10 - 15:30 Novel Small Molecule Paraffin Inhibitors for Heavy Crude Oils
    Jorge Fernandez
    Jorge Fernandez Global Oil and Gas R&D Manager Sasol Performance Chemicals
  • 15:30 - 15:50 Challenges whilst developing a heavy oil field in North Kuwait
    VS Kumar
    VS Kumar TPL Specialist I - Process Engineering Kuwait Oil Company
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14:30 - 16:00
Technology advancement in heavy oil processing
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairmen:
Ali Mohammed Al Ansari
Ali Mohammed Al Ansari Superintendent Oil Processing Bapco
Dr Abdulazim Marafie
Dr Abdulazim Marafie Senior Research Scientist Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research
  • 14:30 - 14:50 Technology solutions for efficient integration of petrochemical production from existing and new oil refineries
    Rashid Iqbal
    Rashid Iqbal Technical Specialist – Refining Bechtel
  • 14:50 - 15:10 Cryogenic Hydrogen Recovery: Technology for efficient refinery hydrogen management EngCryoTM
    Ravi Kant Gupta
    Ravi Kant Gupta General Manager Engineers India Limited
  • 14:50 - 15:10 Technologies advancement in processing heavy oils
    Dr Hamza Albazzaz
    Dr Hamza Albazzaz Research Scientist Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • 15:30 - 15:50 Inorganic fouling problem in reboiler systems
    Nada Alghamdi Scientist Saudi Aramco
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16:00 - 17:30
Operational excellence in heavy oil
Session Location:  Room 1
Session Chairmen:
Dr Renke Rommerskirchen
Dr Renke Rommerskirchen Global Technical Manager EOR Sasol Performance Chemicals
Ali Mohamed
Ali Mohamed Head-Heavy Oil Reservoir Management Team Tatweer Petroleum
  • 16:00 - 16:20 Managing risk in asset integrity
    Ayssar Hanza
    Ayssar Hanza Risk Engineering Director Ace Energy Group
  • 16:20 - 16:40 Enhancing safety culture and improving contractors’ OSH performance
    Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi
    Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi TPL Specialist I (HSE) Kuwait Oil Company
  • 16:40 - 17:00 Flow measurement challenges in heavy oil
    Craig Marshall
    Craig Marshall Flow Measurement Consultant NEL
  • 17:00 - 17:20 Leveraging machine learning for monitoring rotating equipment and analytics
    Emad Elsebakhi
    Emad Elsebakhi Head of Data Science Petronas
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16:00 - 17:30
Technologies for production maximisation
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairmen:
Vaclav Lastovka
Vaclav Lastovka Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
Mohammed Al Riyami
Mohammed Al Riyami EOR Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 16:00 - 16:20 Middle East steam flood field optimisation demonstration project
    Mohammed Al Asimi
    Mohammed Al Asimi Subsurface Manager Occidental of Oman
  • 16:20 - 16:40 Field case study of downhole electric heating in a horizontal heavy oil well in Canada
    John M. Karanikas
    John M. Karanikas Chief Technology Officer Salamander Solutions INC.
  • 16:40 - 17:00 Process IQ for heavy crude oil treater performance optimisation
    Jaime Castro Domain Champion for Oil Schlumberger VPS
  • 17:00 - 17:20 The benefits of a data-centric approach in facility engineering
    Bashar Hussien
    Bashar Hussien CEO Vista Projects
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09:30 - 11:00
Heavy oil production case studies
Session Location:  Room 1
Session Chairmen:
Dr  Rifaat Al Mjeni
Dr Rifaat Al Mjeni EOR Portfolio Leader Petroleum Development Oman
Robert Bos
Robert Bos Reservoir Engineer Shell Technology Oman
  • 09:30 - 09:50 Case study of the first offshore CSS pilot project in Bohai Bay
    Hailong Zhang
    Hailong Zhang Senior Completion Engineer China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
  • 09:50 - 10:10 Evaluation of reservoir compartmentalisation through organic geochemistry (Jawdah Field, South of Oman)
    Saleem Al Shukairi
    Saleem Al Shukairi, Exploration Geologist Petrogas Rima
  • 10:10 - 10:30 Fluid contact identification for a heavy oil shaly sand reservoir with a biodegraded oil column
    Fathiya Battashi
    Fathiya Battashi Senior Petrophysicist Petroleum Development Oman
  • 10:30 - 10:50 Flow measurement of viscous fluids with entrained gas
    Chris Mills
    Chris Mills Consultant Engineer TUV-SUD NEL
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09:30 - 10:30
Health & safety in oilfield operations
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairmen:
Ali Mohamed
Ali Mohamed Head-Heavy Oil Reservoir Management Team Tatweer Petroleum
Jaime Castro Domain Champion for Oil Schlumberger VPS
  • 09:30 - 09:50 Operation reliability in the Industry 4.0
    Yaqoob Al Hattali
    Yaqoob Al Hattali Co-founder & Managing Director FrontierTech
  • 09:50 - 10:10 The value of global certifications in HSE
    Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi
    Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi TPL Specialist I (HSE) Kuwait Oil Company
  • 10:10 - 10:30 Sharing best practices of applying OE Model in Abqaiq Plants to achieve excellence
    Naif Abdullah M Alhwoaikan
    Naif Abdullah M Alhwoaikan Mechanical Engineer Saudi Aramco
  • 10.30 - 10.50 Need Based Approach for selection of sulfur recovery processes
    Saptarshi Paul
    Saptarshi Paul Deputy Manager Engineers India Limited
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11:30 - 13:00
Enhanced steam flooding
Session Location:  Room 1
Session Chairmen:
Sultan Al Amiri
Sultan Al Amiri Reservoir Characterization Manager Occidental of Oman
Mohammed Al Riyami
Mohammed Al Riyami EOR Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 11:30 - 11:50 Polymer development in strong bottom-up Aquifer Field in the South of the Sultanate of Oman
    Reham Al-Jabri Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 11:50 - 12:10 Experimental study to assess the viability of high temperature steam foam applications
    Robert Bos
    Robert Bos Reservoir Engineer Shell Technology Oman
  • 12:10 - 12:30 Effect of temperature on surfactants as steam foam additives
    Dr Renke Rommerskirchen
    Dr Renke Rommerskirchen Global Technical Manager EOR Sasol Performance Chemicals
  • 12:30 - 12:50 Screening In Situ Combustion (ISC) Applicability for a heavy oil with Accelerated Rate Calorimeter Application
    Rita Fazlyeva
    Rita Fazlyeva PhD student University of Calgary
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11:30 - 13:00
Counter measure challenges in heavy oil refineries
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairman:
Ali Mohamed
Ali Mohamed Head-Heavy Oil Reservoir Management Team Tatweer Petroleum
Dr Hamza Albazzaz
Dr Hamza Albazzaz Research Scientist Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • 11:30 - 11:50 Selection of cost effective and technically viable option for capacity enhancement of sulphur recovery units
    Karthik Balasubramani
    Karthik Balasubramani Manager Engineers India Limited
  • 11:50 - 12:10 Effect of electric field strengths on coalescence of water in crude oil droplets
    Khalil Alpelekeya
    Khalil Alpelekeya Technical Adviser Jowfe Oil Technology
  • 12:10 - 12:30 Transportation of heavy Omani Oil using stabilised oil-in-water emulsion
    Rabha Al Omairi
    Rabha Al Omairi Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO)
  • 12:30 - 12:50 Oxidative desulfurisation of middle distillates via a continuous flow process
    Muhieddine Safa
    Muhieddine Safa Associate Research Scientist Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
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14:00 - 15:30
Reservoir Characterisation
Session Location:  Room 1
Session Chairmen:
Nasser Al Arzi
Nasser Al Arzi Cluster Leader Bahja/Rima Asset Petroleum Development Oman
Sultan Al Amiri
Sultan Al Amiri Reservoir Characterization Manager Occidental of Oman
  • 14:00 - 14:20 Hydraulic Fracturing Design in High Permeable Formations: Case Study Southern of Iraq
    Ghassan Alqatrani
    Ghassan Alqatrani Senior Engineer Basra Oil Company
  • 14:20 - 14:40 Evaluation of diverse steam quality scenarios in steam flood operation in Kuwait heavy oil field
    Yacob Al Ali
    Yacob Al Ali Reservoir Engineer Kuwait Oil Company
  • 14:40 - 15:00 Integration of NMR-LOGS, dielectric-tools and core analysis in X-HO reservoirs study, Boyaca Area, Orinoco-Belt, Venezuela
    Andres Guzman
    Andres Guzman Petrophysicist Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA)
  • 15:00 - 15:20 Innovation of sand management & conformance control design in a steam flood
    Wafa Al Shizawi
    Wafa Al Shizawi Senior Production Technologist Petroleum Development Oman
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14:00 - 15:30
Mitigating risks, tackling challenges, and effectively managing heavy oil projects
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairmen:
Nader Mosavat
Dr. Nader Mosavat Director of Programmes Faculty of Engineering and Technology Muscat University
Dr Abdulazim Marafie
Dr Abdulazim Marafie Senior Research Scientist Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research
  • 14:00 - 14:20 Challenges with heavy oil mega-projects in Russia
    Irina Akimova
    Irina Akimova Corresponding Member Academy of the Technological Sciences of the Russian Federation
  • 14:20 - 14:40 Increasing Production of Heavy Oil in high water cut period by Modifying Water Flooding Conformance
    Luo Xianbo
    Luo Xianbo Chief Reservoir Engineer CNOOC
  • 14:40 - 15:00 ASP full field project value enhancement in south of the Sultanate Of Oman
    Dawoud Al Mahrouqi
    Dawoud Al Mahrouqi Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
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09:00 - 10:30
Role of R&D in advancement of heavy oil utilisation
Session Location:  Room 1
Session Chairmen:
Nader Mosavat
Dr. Nader Mosavat Director of Programmes Faculty of Engineering and Technology Muscat University
Ali Mohammed Al Ansari
Ali Mohammed Al Ansari Superintendent Oil Processing Bapco
  • 09:00 - 09:20 Hydrogen Generation from Heavy Oils
    Dr Girish Srinivas
    Dr Girish Srinivas Vice President TDA Research Inc.
  • 09:20 - 09:40 Role of R&D on future of heavy oil utilisation: Solutions & mitigations
    Dr. Abdulazim Marafie
    Dr. Abdulazim Marafie Senior Research Scientist - PRC Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, KISR
  • 09:40 - 10:00 Treatment of petroleum refinery waste water using nanocomposite
    Dr Rajamohan Natarajan
    Dr Rajamohan Natarajan Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering Sohar university
  • 10:00 - 10:20 Implementation of EngHOGTM process for desulfurisation of very low pressure hot well off gases
    Alka Sharma
    Alka Sharma Senior Manager Engineers India Limited
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09:00 - 10:30
Maximising heavy oil recovery
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairmen:
Robert Bos
Robert Bos Reservoir Engineer Shell Technology Oman
Jaime Castro Domain Champion for Oil Schlumberger VPS
  • 09:00 - 09:20 Maximise the recovery factor and economic life of offshore mature heavy oil reservoir
    Ma Kuiqian
    Ma Kuiqian Director of Development and Research Bohai Petroleum Research Institute
  • 09:20 - 09:40 Low salinity water flooding project, idea, planning and execution
    Mahmoud Fayed
    Mahmoud Fayed Reservoir Engineer Team Leader GUPCO - BP JV
  • 09:40 - 10:00 Innovative fluid-loss control pill improved workover operation
    Mahmoud Reda Senior Petroleum Engineer Kuwait Oil Company
  • 10:00 - 10:20 CSS well: Gas lift conversion into the first all metal PCP in Mexico
    Alban Pierchon
    Alban Pierchon Oman Country Manager PCM Muscat LLC
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11:00 - 12:30
EOR Evaluation
Session Location:  Room 1
Session Chairmen:
Dr Renke Rommerskirchen
Dr Renke Rommerskirchen Global Technical Manager EOR Sasol Performance Chemicals
Nasser Al Arzi
Nasser Al Arzi Cluster Leader Bahja/Rima Asset Petroleum Development Oman
  • 11:00 - 11:20 Sour gas & carbon dioxide resistance of performance elastomers for use in enhanced oil recovery
    Himanshu Verma
    Himanshu Verma Head of Elastomer Technology Rubberatkins
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Emerging and effective technology measures in heavy oil SAGD projects
    Guangyue Liang
    Guangyue Liang Reservoir Engineer Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (RIPED)
  • 11:40 - 12:00 EOR development in a heterogeneous heavy oil field; challenges and solutions
    Mohammed Ali Al-Raqmi Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 12:00 - 12:40 Produced gas reinjection based cyclic solvent process to enhance oil recovery of foamy oil reservoirs
    Xingmin Li
    Xingmin Li Reservoir Engineer Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (RIPED)
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11:00 - 12:30
Driving efficiency in brownfields
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairmen:
Dr  Rifaat Al Mjeni
Dr Rifaat Al Mjeni EOR Portfolio Leader Petroleum Development Oman
Volodimir Karpan
Volodimir Karpan Senior Reservoir Engineer Shell Development Oman
  • 11:00 - 11:20 Driving efficiency with reaming-while-drilling technology using a conventional steering BHA
    Lee Smith
    Lee Smith Senior Vice President AER, Inc
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Re-accessing a mature field – Hilal redevelopment success story
    Mahmoud El-Ghalid
    Mahmoud El-Ghalid Senior Reservoir Engineer Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company
  • 11:40 - 12:00 Flow performance of the newest generation of fully autonomous, heavy oil/thermal inflow control valves
    Dr Vidar Mathiesen
    Dr Vidar Mathiesen CEO InflowControl AS
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Enhancements in thermal EOR
    Dr Shady Al Zubi
    Dr Shady Al Zubi Director of Engineering Champion Controls and Technical Solutions
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13:30 - 15:00
Emerging methods in EOR and heavy oil production
Session Location:  Room 1
Session Chairmen:
Nader Mosavat
Dr. Nader Mosavat Director of Programmes Faculty of Engineering and Technology Muscat University
  • 13:30 - 13:50 Dimethyl ether/polymer hybrid as an enhanced oil recovery method for heavy oils
    Rouhi Farajzadeh Professor Delft University of Technology
  • 13:50 – 14:10 Low cost steam for EOR using produced water directly without expensive pre-treatment
    Hank Sowers
    Hank Sowers Technical Director Innovative Oil & Gas LLC
  • 14:10 - 14:30 EOR strategy for a heavy-oil field development in South America, a case study
    Dr Hamidreza Salimi
    Dr Hamidreza Salimi Chief Reservoir Engineer PanTerra
  • 14:30 - 14:50 A new insight to concentration-dependent diffusion coefficient of Dimethylether in Canadian heavy oil
    Mohammad Khalif
    Mohammad Khalif PhD Student University of Calgary
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13:30 - 15:00
Data analytics and integration
Session Location:  Room 2
Session Chairmen:
Volodimir Karpan
Volodimir Karpan Senior Reservoir Engineer Shell Development Oman
Vaclav Lastovka
Vaclav Lastovka Reservoir Engineer Petroleum Development Oman
  • 13:30 - 13:50 Control water cut in heavy oil reservoir: Case study from Western Desert Region in Egypt
    Raed Mohammed Elmohammady
    Raed Mohammed Elmohammady Senior Reservoir Engineer Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)
  • 13:50 - 14:10 Qarn Alam Steam: Improved field understanding through surveillance & data integration
    Ruikun Liu
    Ruikun Liu Production Geologist/Qarn Alam Petroleum Development Oman
    Abdesslam Belghache
    Abdesslam Belghache Senior Thermal Reservoir Engineer – Qarn Alam Steam Project Petroleum Development Oman
  • 14:10 - 14:30 Hollow sucker rods for heavy oil extraction
    Lucian Stoica
    Lucian Stoica Technical Sales Senior Manager Tenaris
  • 14:30 - 14:50 Integrated digital surveillance for reservoir management
    Ahmed Swedan
    Ahmed Swedan Senior Reservoir Engineer Wintershall Dea GmbH
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