Day Two

26th April

8.15 Registration and networking breakfast

8.45 Chair’s opening remarks

9.00 Managing risk in the deployment of new technology in existing fields

  • Key learnings from BP’s experience in managing the risks associated with deploying LoSalTM waterflooding technology
  • Steps to managing technical, operational, organisation and resourcing risk, and of failing to secure adequate engagement with decision-makers

9.30 Optimizing operating processes to identify hidden value in mature fields

  • Ensuring multi-disciplinary involvement for maximum reservoir understanding
  • Game-changing technology: using production chemicals to revitalise flow rates
  • Case study: the Aspen field, Gulf of Mexico

10.00 Mastermind group

Hanson Wade mastermind groups are an opportunity to discuss pertinent industry challenges and generate solutions through collective experience sharing. Interactive break-out groups work together to discuss and debate key questions, predict future challenges in this space and brainstorm possible solutions. Facilitated by the chair

10.30 Morning refreshments and networking

11.00 Data in, oil out: Success stories

  • Case studies from Colombia and Canada: successful implementations
  • Build reliable models for mature field with specific,dedicated tools
  • Engineer the best development plan with computer-aided massive optimization

11.30 Practical Panel: Developing a roadmap to maximize productivity from an existing portfolio  

  • Learn from experienced innovators how to tap the hidden potential in your own portfolios
  • Gather valuable intelligence on redevelopment methodologies that really work
  • Ask pressing questions about operational dos and don’ts

12.30 Networking lunch

13.30 A roadmap to enhancing recovery from mature fields: a Wyoming case study

  • How Wyoming operators are proactively tackling the increasing proportion of mature reserves in the area
  • Learn how operators in the region are working to develop more than one billion barrels of additional stranded oil from fields that have been producing for over 100 years
  • Optimize recovery with the application of CO2 EOR, chemical flooding and methane injection

14.00 Case study: Reviving a mature carbonate field the Penn West way

  • Mature field re-investment decision-making: The business case behind reservoir remodelling
  • A step by step guide to production enhancement and enhanced oil recovery methodology selection
  • How original OIP estimates were increased by 18%

14.30 Afternoon refreshments and networking

15.15 Roundtable solution-finding session: Mature field infrastructure - potential for significant savings

  • What are the major infrastructural challenges?
  • Why do they remain a problem despite the available solutions?
  • Can effective water management provide both a boost in asset productivity and a resource for EOR?

16.00 Using a fresh pair of eyes to identify bypassed opportunities and production potential in neglected fields

  • A process for asset managers, buyers, and sellers to identifying new opportunities in old fields
  • Identify the production and reservoir characteristics of old fields that indicate the potential value
  • Develop a toolkit to examine alternative re-development strategies to determine the ‘upside’ potential of a mature field
  • Getting under the numbers: understand what underlying reservoir characteristics are telling us about upside potential

16.30 Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference