SPE APOGCE conference preview – Development of a New Oriented Perforating System for a Challenging Subsurface Environment
Paper Number : SPE-202391-MS Paper Title : Development of a New Oriented Perforating System for a Challenging Subsurface Environment Author Block : M. Haigh, A. Morrison and P. Crabtree, Chevron; F. Doombosch, Schlumberger APOGCE Conference 2020 registration: https://www.spe-events.org/apogce2020/home Abstract The Gorgon Stage 2 (GS2) project is a brownfield expansion of the existing Chevron-operated Gorgon Foundation Project (GFP). GS2 will maintain gas supply to the Gorgon liquified natural gas (LNG) plant by expanding the existing infrastructure with additional subsea wells in the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields. Low installation risk and high life-cycle reliability were primary objectives of the GS2 well completions due to the high costs associated with subsea installation…Find out more »
SPE APOGCE conference preview – Integrating Reservoir Characterisation, Diagnostic Fracture Injection Testing, Hydraulic Fracturing and Post-frac Well Production Data to Define Pressure Dependent Permeability Behavior in Coal
Paper Number : SPE-202281-MS Paper Title : Integrating Reservoir Characterisation, Diagnostic Fracture Injection Testing, Hydraulic Fracturing and Post-frac Well Production Data to Define Pressure Dependent Permeability Behavior in Coal Author Block : R.L. Johnson, Z. You, A. Ribeiro, S. Mukherjee, V.S. Santiago and C. Leonardi, U. of Queensland APOGCE Conference 2020 registration: https://www.spe-events.org/apogce2020/home Abstract Defining pressure dependent permeability (PDP) behaviour in coalbed methane (CBM) or coal seam gas (CSG) reservoirs using reservoir simulation is non-unique based on the uncertainty in coal properties and input parameters. A diagnostic fracture injection test (DFIT) can be used to investigate bulk permeability at a reservoir level and at lowered net effective stress conditions. As…Find out more »
Paper Number : SPE-202248-MS Paper Title : A Digital Core Laboratory Characterising Oil Water Transition Zones Author Block : G.R. Morrison, Woodside Energy Ltd. APOGCE Conference 2020 registration: https://www.spe-events.org/apogce2020/home Abstract A multi-chamber, finite-difference dynamic model assumed pore-scale reservoir properties (Table 1) and replicated laboratory processes to determine oil-water transition zone characteristics: (1) imbibition residual oil saturation to water flood (distributed as a function of rock properties); (2) imbibition oil-water relative permeability (according to both steady-state and unsteady-state calculations); and, (3) microscopic oil recovery factor as a function of height above free water level. A priori, scaled capillary pressure hysteresis and segregated flow conditions governed pore-scale flow behaviour (initial mobile saturation…Find out more »
Paper Number : SPE-202317-MS Paper Title : Matrix Water Injection: A Novel Technique Author Block : A. Eshtewi, R. White and S. Campbell, Woodside Energy Ltd. APOGCE Conference 2020 registration: https://www.spe-events.org/apogce2020/home Abstract The Greater Enfield Project (GEP) is a challenging offshore oil development, designed to produce from the Laverda Canyon, Cimatti and Norton over Laverda oil fields. Six water injection wells are required to provide pressure support and sweep oil to three production wells in the Laverda Canyon and Cimatti oil accumulations to improve oil recovery. The GEP injection wells are a critical aspect of water flood design in a complex field, new to Woodside and with limited global benchmarks.…Find out more »
SPE APOGCE conference preview – Wheatstone and Iago Fields Interference Testing: Execution and Interpretation with Ensemble Variance Analysis
Paper Number : SPE-202390-MS Paper Title : Wheatstone and Iago Fields Interference Testing: Execution and Interpretation with Ensemble Variance Analysis Author Block : M. Flett and P. Connell, Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. APOGCE Conference 2020 registration: https://www.spe-events.org/apogce2020/home Abstract The Wheatstone Project is an LNG development located in Western Australia, incorporating the Chevron Australia operated Wheatstone and Iago fields and third-party gas fields. Production commenced in mid-2017. The start-up of the Wheatstone and Iago fields was a unique opportunity to acquire reservoir surveillance information that was able to provide valuable reservoir insights. A key component of the analysis was the observation of pressure interference between wells from the initial well clean-ups.…Find out more »
SPE APOGCE conference preview – A Case Study of Continous Improvement: Successes and Challenges of the Norton Multilateral Development
Paper Number : SPE-202359-MS Paper Title : A Case Study of Continous Improvement: Successes and Challenges of the Norton Multilateral Development Author Block : B. Dutta and Q. Cahill, Woodside; V. Negrini, C. Jelly and B. Butler, Halliburton APOGCE Conference 2020 registration: https://www.spe-events.org/apogce2020/home Abstract The recent, sustained depression in global oil prices has driven a significant reduction in upstream Exploration and Production (E&P) expenditure, particularly in the capital-intensive offshore environment. The high costs traditionally associated with E&P development, specifically in subsea developments, have driven a requirement for the adoption of technologies that not only increase the efficiency of the well construction process, but also reduce the total number of wells…Find out more »
2020 APOGCE Conference Dinner - Thursday 19 November 2020
Fraser’s Restaurant - Kings Park - 18:00 -22:00
Although the APOGCE conference will be held virtually from 17-19 November; the conference dinner for APOGCE will be an in person event.
The Western Australian SPE Section invites you to celebrate at the Conference Dinner with stunning views of Perth and Swan River with us at Fraser’s, Kings Park from 6:00pm for an evening of Networking, Canapés, Food Stations and Drinks.
Conference Dinner Guest Speaker:
David Low, WoodMac.
Topic: “LNG and Future Energy Markets”
26th Nov 2020 SPE WA Reducing Net Carbon Footprint Webinar: The Potential for Hydrogen: A Kawasaki perspective
SPE WA are proud to present the details of our live webinar on Reducing Net Carbon Footprint titled "The Potential for Hydrogen: A Kawasaki perspective " by Hirofumi Kawazoe! Webinar registration: http://www.spe-wa.org/event/26th-nov-2020-spe-wa-reducing-net-carbon-footprint-webinar-the-potential-for-hydrogen-a-kawasaki-perspective/ Note that once you register on the website, a separate email will be sent to you which has a link that takes you to the webinar specific entry gateway before the webinar. About the Presentation In the last few years, global interest in hydrogen has risen dramatically. This webinar will start with an introduction to the global hydrogen movement especially in Australia and Japan and will also cover the excellent relationship between the two nations in the hydrogen…Find out more »
Come and celebrate the end of what has been a trying year for everyone at the SPE WA End of Year Sundowner. Tickets include canapes and drinks from 5pm to 7pm. Any enquiries, please feel free to contact Dan Pickering Hope to see you all there!Find out more »
December 2020 SPE WA Technical Luncheon – 2020: An Unprecedented Year; What Did We Learn? More Critically, What for the Future?
SPE WA are proud to present the details of our December technical luncheon. Come along to our traditional end-of-year technical luncheon with updates from NOPSEMA. About the Presentation A roundup of developments, incidents and perspectives from an unprecedented year in the Australian upstream sector. We will also summarise some of the potential challenges that lie ahead in 2021 and beyond for our industry. About the Speaker - Derrick O'Keeffe Derrick O’Keeffe is the Head of Safety and Integrity for NOPSEMA, Australia’s independent offshore regulator. He holds a BSc (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. He has 37 years’ engineering, commercial, management and Director experience in oil and gas in Australia, Iran, UAE,…Find out more »