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SPE WA March ’19 Technical Luncheon

March 20, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

$30.00 – $60.00

“Managing complex, laterally and vertically compartmentalized reservoirs in a subsea tie-back via smart well completions – Case Studies”

SPE WA are proud to present the details of our March technical luncheon.

This presentation encapsulates case studies on reservoir and well management of two laterally and vertically compartmentalized Western Australian Triassic gas condensate reservoirs, developed by five multi-zone “smart” wells with sand control, tied back to an offshore platform via a subsea network.  In managing assets with such complexity, it is imperative to understand reservoir performance on a zone-by-zone basis. Quantifying performance allows management of flux through downhole sand control systems and optimisation of offtake strategy.

This presentation showcases how remotely-operated selective completions (“smart” wells with permanent downhole gauges for each completion coupled with subsea flow meters for each well) have been instrumental in facilitating prompt analysis of zonal reservoir performance and thus in yielding insights into reservoir connectivity, and allowing optimisation of zonal contributions. Various case studies will be presented showing how reservoir surveillance data is acquired and interpreted to optimize well zone-by-zone production and to manage flux limits on each producing zone. These case studies will include manipulation of downhole valves to provide information for established techniques such as interference testing and P/Z analysis.

Data acquisition and interpretation challenges, such as non-reliability of data from downhole gauges and compromised zonal isolations, are highlighted along with fit-for-purpose solutions developed to overcome those challenges.


Presenter – Abid Ghous, Reservoir Engineer, Woodside Energy


Abid Ghous is working as Reservoir Engineer at Woodside Energy Ltd. During his 10 year career, he has worked on diverse range of projects comprising Greenfield, Brownfield, Reservoir Operations and Long term business planning.  He obtained his PhD and Masters in Petroleum Engineering from UNSW, Sydney. He has authored, and reviewed several technical papers throughout his academic and practicing career as a Petroleum Engineer. He is a longstanding member of SPE International, having served on the technical program committee for several iterations of the SPE APOGCE. He obtained BSc Petroleum Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore.

Students (read below)!!!

SPE WA in conjunction with our sponsors, tNavigator (Rock Flow Dynamics) and Expro Group, are kindly sponsoring students to attend the monthly technical luncheons. Please fill out an application form, explaining why you are interested in attending the SPE WA technical luncheons. Successful applicants will be notified via email. Note that applications will only be accepted up to one week prior to the event.


March 20, 2019
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
$30.00 – $60.00


Andrew Buffin (SPE Program Chair)


Parmelia Hilton
14 Mill Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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