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Early Bird Registration Deadline

13 March 2015

Society of Petroleum Engineers
27–29 April 2015 | Sofitel Dubai Downtown | Dubai, UAE


SPE Petrophysical Challenges in
Reservoir Life Management
Who Should Attend
• Petrophysicists
• Geomechanics
• Geologists
• Drilling Engineers
• Production Engineers
• Reservoir Engineers

Committee Members
Colin McPhee

Goos Bakker
Petroleum Development Oman

Ashok Laxmanrao Shinde
Baker Hughes

Chris Smart
Baker Hughes

Christopher Michael Jones

Fridtjof Nyhavn
Resman AS

Workshop Description
Well and reservoir surveillance and management are becoming increasingly important
in many Middle East fields as fields are becoming more mature and development
strategies move from depletion through waterflood to EOR. Petrophysics is normally
recognised as a key discipline in exploration and field development planning, but has
an increasingly important and crucial role to play in monitoring and managing mature
field production and well behaviour.

Hagali Karoum

Hani Elshahawi

Workshop Objectives

Khaled H. Hashmy

Khaled Hadj-Sassi

Mahmoud Eid

Margaret Waid
The Waid Group

Matt Dubsky

This workshop will address the key challenges that the industry currently faces in
surveillance and management through the monitoring and interpretation of changes
in petrophysical properties (saturation, permeability, porosity, well, and reservoir
geomechanics), in-flow (production/injection logs, fibre optics), and integrity (cement
bond, corrosion).

Oil Search Limited

Michael Shammai
Baker Hughes

Oliver Mullins

Roddy Irwin
Gaffney, Cline & Associates

Rifaat Al-Mjeni
Petroleum Development Oman

Steve Riley


SPE Petrophysical Challenges in Reservoir Life Management
Bronze Sponsor

Sponsorship Support
Sponsorship support helps offset the
cost of producing workshops and allows
SPE to keep the attendance price within
reach of operations-level individuals,
those who benefit most from these
technical workshops.
Sponsors benefit both directly and
indirectly by having their names
associated with a specific workshop.
While SPE prohibits any type of
commercialism within the conference
hall itself, the society recognises that
sponsoring companies offer valuable
information to attendees outside the
technical sessions.

Sunday, 26 April 2015
One-Day Training Course: Principles and Applications of Cased
Hole Logging

0800–1700 hours

Course Instructor: Hani Elshahawi, Shell

Monday, 27 April 2015
0730–0830 hours

Welcome Coffee, Collection of Badges and Delegate Packs

0830–0930 hours

Hotel Safety and Security Briefing, Workshop Opening Remarks

0930–1050 hours Session 1: Petrophysics in EOR

Sponsorship Categories
Please contact SPE to verify the
availability of a particular sponsorship.
Existing sponsors have the opportunity
to renew the same level of sponsorship
for annual workshops
• Gold Sponsorship
• Silver Sponsorship
• Bronze Sponsorship
• Welcome Reception and Dinner
• Speakers Gifts Sponsorship
• Lanyards Sponsorship
• Badge Sponsorship
• Stationery Sponsorship
• Luncheon Sponsorship—Per Day
• Coffee Break Sponsorship—Per Day
• Audio-Visual Equipment

Session Chairs: Khaled Hadj-Sassi, Schlumberger; Roddy Irwin, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
During the past two decades, decreasing production levels in maturing fields have revived interest in enhanced recovery techniques
in many parts of the world. Improved technologies for understanding and accessing reservoirs have increased the possibilities for
successful EOR implementation. This workshop describes a broad range of recovery methods, however, this session mainly focuses
on the techniques related to petrophysics and its role to better understand reservoir behaviour, reduce uncertainties, and determine the
effectiveness of the EOR process.
In this session, petrophysicists are encouraged to bring innovative solutions, by enhancing analyses and integration of multidisciplinary
data at multiple scale transformations (pore-to-core-to-log) to enhance reservoir characterisation and help with a better EOR design.
Petrophysicists are also invited to present “best practice” experiences on how to collect, validate, combine, and interpret well formation
evaluation measurements as well as laboratory measurements acquired on cores, hence enhanced oil recovery prediction.

1050–1120 hours Coffee Break
1120–1230 hours Session 1 Continued
1230–1330 hours Luncheon and Prayers

1330–1450 hours Session 2: Well Integrity
Session Chairs: Hani Elshahawi, Shell; Margaret Waid, The Waid Group
Well integrity is an integral part of full life cycle integrity planning which aims to design, construct, operate, and abandon wells in a manner
that ensures the flow of fluids through the design path to (or from) the surface, to isolate, where required, underground formations, and
to reduce the risk of uncontrolled releases to ALARP levels. Defined as such, it’s clear that designing, maintaining, and demonstrating

Sponsorship Benefits
In addition to onsite recognition; SPE
will recognise sponsors on the SPE
website and in all printed material
for the workshop. Based on the
sponsorship selected, sponsoring
companies also receive logo visibility
on promotional workshop items.

For More Information
For a detailed list of available
sponsorships, including benefits and
pricing, contact Aswathy Prathap,
Senior Event Assistant, at

13 MARCH 2015

well integrity across the life of the well is imperative to a sustainable oil and gas industry. Contributors to compromised well integrity can
include factors such as wellbore instability, corrosion, cement bond deterioration, expansion/contraction, as well as changing temperature
and pressure envelopes. For mature fields, well integrity is particularly essential to allow continued well operations until abandonment.
This session will cover topics that include:
• Use of temperature, noise, production logging, and other measurements for well integrity assessment
• Measurement and modelling of CO2, H2S, mercury, and other HSSE-critical contaminants
• Cementing technologies and advances in cement evaluation
• Corrosion evaluation and analysis techniques
• Flow assurance challenges and mitigation mechanisms (including scale, paraffin, and hydrate formation)
• Zonal isolation and profile control case histories
• Well abandonment challenges and solutions
1450–1520 hours Coffee Break
1520–1630 hours Session 2 Continued
1630–1635 hours Wrap-Up of Day 1

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
0830–0930 hours

Welcome Coffee, Collection of Badges and Delegate Packs

0930–1050 hours

Session 3: Surveillance and Well and Reservoir Management

Session Chairs: Christopher Michael Jones, Halliburton; Steve Riley, Weatherford
This session will explore the reservoir and well management challenges occurring throughout the life of the field and the impact they
have on surveillance needs. Issues such as water salinity changes, EOR processes, and accompanying formation fluid physical, chemical
property changes, and water chemistry changes will be explored as they pertain to well integrity, flow assurance and reservoir surveillance
through the life of the reservoir. Novel strategies, techniques, and technologies that can deal with these issues will be examined and
General Information
1050–1120 hours Coffee Break
1120–1230 hours Session 3 Continued
1230–1330 hours Luncheon and Prayers
1330–1450 hours Session 4: Geomechanics in Reservoir Management

Session Chairs: Ashok Shinde, Baker Hughes;

Matt Dubsky, Oil Search Limited
Geomechanics has been playing a crucial role at each and every phase of the life cycle of an oil or gas field
whether exploration, appraisal, field development or abandonment. The key objective of this session is to
focus on application of geomechanics to field development and reservoir management. Various challenges
include wellbore stability, drilling in depleted reservoirs, compaction/subsidence, fault slip, caprock integrity,
fracture stimulation and critically stressed fracture analysis, hydraulic fracturing, sand/solids production and
management, geomechanics related to injection (EOR/IOR), etc.
Geomechanics is closely linking all the disciplines in petroleum industry e.g. geology, geophysics,
petrophysics, reservoir engineering, drilling and completion, etc. The study should demonstrate integrated
workflow, case studies on field development optimisation, reservoir monitoring for production optimisation,
and any recent technological advancements in the industry.
1450–1520 hours Coffee Break
1520–1630 hours Session 4 Continued
1630–1635 hours Wrap-Up of Day 2

Wednesday, 29 April 2015
0900–0930 hours
Morning Coffee
0930–1050 hours Session 5: Seismic Petrophysics in Well and Reservoir Management
Session Chairs: Hagali Karoum, Sudapet; Mahmoud Eid, Halliburton
The role of petrophysics in seismic interpretation has taken a major leap forward in the past twenty years,
resulting from important advances in seismic data processing techniques, particularly seismic inversion,
attribute analysis, and amplitude versus offset methods, that showed we could estimate reservoir properties
from such data. Coupled with the recent advances in dipole shear sonic logging, new vistas in seismic
interpretation, dubbed seismic petrophysics, have opened.
Geophysical well logs suffer from many borehole and environmental problems that need to be repaired
before being used for callibrating seismic models or seismic interpretations. A primary aim of a geophysicist/
petrophysicist is to create a synthetic seismic trace from edited log data that accurately represents the seismic
response of the subsurface.
Session speakers will discuss the industry’s best practices in “seismic petrophysics” and related topics below:
• Core log and geological information
• Formation to rock property models
• Computer modelling and simulation
• From seismic to reservoir properties
• Reservoir characterisation, conventional
• Reservoir characterisation, unconventional

1050–1120 hours Coffee Break
1120–1230 hours Session 5 Continued
1230–1330 hours Luncheon and Prayers

1330–1450 hours Session 6: Surveillance Data Integration and Management
Session Chairs: Michael Shammai, Baker Hughes;
Rifaat Al-Mjeni, Petroleum Development Oman
As hydrocarbon producing fields make the transition from green to brown fields,
reservoir surveillance becomes critical to prolong field life and maximise ultimate recovery. This is only
possible through reservoir surveillance and field strategies that focus on acquiring, managing, and integrating
various data sources aimed at building a detailed view of the reservoirs under production. Historically,
surveillance data took the form of logs acquired by well intervention in a time-lapse manner with small volumes
of data being acquired at a time. More recently, the industry is acquiring more real-time data with continuous
data streams being transmitted. This has resulted in the need to transmit and manage increasing volumes
of data. Additionally, integration of these datasets necessitates advances in the workflows, visualisation, and
integration platforms currently in use. In this session the advances, challenges, and perceived solutions to how
surveillance data are acquired,
managed, and integrated will be presented and discussed.
1450–1520 hours Coffee Break
1520–1630 hours Session 6 Continued
1630–1635 hours Workshop Summary and Closing

Workshop Venue
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: (+971)04/5036666 | Fax: (+971)04/5036667
Workshop Guidelines
Three (3) days of informal discussions prompted by
selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops
maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and
presenters through brief technical presentations followed by
extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed
audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing
both technology and best practices. The majority of the
presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting
engineering achievements, and lessons learnt. In order to
stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published
and the press is not invited to attend.

Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal
papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.

Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects
are sought.

Professionally-prepared visual-aids are not required;
PowerPoint presentations are most commonly used.

Note-taking by participants is encouraged.
Poster Session
The Steering Committee encourages registrations from
professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster
on a relevant project. For further details kindly contact
Aswathy Prathap, Senior Event Assistant, at
Breakout Session
Attendees may be randomly assigned to discussion
groups to maximise the opportunity to interact with other
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served
basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from
those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively
either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in
terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will
be encouraged.
Workshop Deliverables

The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record
the discussions and to produce the full workshop report
for SPE.

This report will be circulated to all attendees as the
workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the
workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.

PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted
on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop.
Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify
their permission for SPE to do so.
In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission,
commercialism in posters or presentations will not be
permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide
and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and
others involved in the work.
Attendance Certificate
All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting
to their participation in the workshop. This certificate
will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop
Continuing Education Units
Attendees of this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing
Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of
the workshop.

SPE Training Course
26 April 2015 | Sofitel Dubai Downtown | Dubai, UAE

In conjunction with SPE Petrophysical Challenges in Reservoir Life Management

Training Course Title: Principles and Applications of Cased Hole Logging
Course Description

This course is designed to provide geoscientists and engineers involved in field development, well construction, or
production an overview of the principles and applications of cased hole logging.
The objective of the course is to teach participants when to recommend, how to plan cased hole logs, and how to evaluate
their results. It will cover tool physics and principles of operation, primary applications and measurements, recommended
practices for deployment and interpretation methodology.
Below is a general outline of the course structure:
• Introduction—terms and definitions
• The near wellbore environment and the role of different cased hole measurements
• Production logging
• Cement evaluation
• Corrosion evaluation
• Cased hole saturation monitoring (pulsed neutron, carbon-oxygen, etc.)
• Planning, design, and execution aspects of cased hole logs
• Integration into reservoir surveillance and management workflows

Course Timing
0800–1700 hours


0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded for this one-day course.

Who Should Attend

Geoscientists and engineers involved in field development, well construction, or production

Course Instructor

Hani Elshahawi is currently Global Deepwater Technology Advisor for Shell. Previously,
he led FEAST, Shell’s Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies centre of excellence,
responsible for the planning, execution, and analysis of formation testing and fluid
sampling operations. He has over 25 years of oil industry experience with both
service and operating companies in over ten countries around the world. He has held
various positions in interpretation, consulting, operations, marketing, and technology
development. He holds several patents and has authored over a hundred technical papers
in various areas of petroleum engineering and the geosciences. He has been active with
the SPE and the SPWLA. He was the 2009–2010 president of the SPWLA and is a former
Distinguished Lecturer for both SPE and SPWLA.

SPE Petrophysical Challenges in Reservoir Life Management
27–29 April 2015 | Sofitel Dubai Downtown | Dubai, UAE

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