The 2018 ARMA-DGS Workshop Agenda – April 3-5, 2018. Bahrain

Platinum Sponsors

Saudi Aramco
Schlumberger
Metarock Laboratories
Rockfield
FracGeo
Baker Hughes

Bronze Sponsor

Itasca

Day 1. Geomechanics Training
Profs. Mark Zoback (Stanford), Maurice Dusseault (U of Waterloo), John McLennan (U of Utah).

8:00  Welcome (Gang Han)
8:10 – 10:10 Stress and Pore Pressure in Hydraulic Fracturing (Prof. Zoback)
10:10 – 10:40 Coffee Break and Exhibits
10:40 – 11:00 Rethinking brittleness- Extrinsic and Intrinsic Rock Mass Properties (Prof. Zoback)
11:00 – 12:00 Modeling and Hydraulic Fracturing Geomechanics (Prof. Dusseault)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Exhibits
13:00 – 14:30 Modeling and Hydraulic Fracturing Geomechanics (Prof. Dusseault)
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break and Exhibits
15:00 – 17:00 Workflow for Stimulation Design (Prof. McLennan)
17:00 Adjourn

18:30 – 20:30 Opening Receptions, Exhibits, and Welcome Dinner (Sponsored by Saudi Aramco)


Day 2 A.M. Operator Perspectives
Chairs: Adel Qahtani (SAO), Juan Chavez Florez (PDO)

8:00-10:00 Operator Perspectives I

  • Eight Years in Unconventional Geomechanics – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Xu Li, Shell),
  • A new approach to estimate Acoustic Anisotropic Elastic Properties for Unconventional Reservoir – A case study in the Ordovician and Silurian – Northern Arabia Basin. (Francis Elisabeth, SAO)
  • Data Accuracy and Reliability on Model Robustness for Stress and Strength Predictions: Challenges and Solutions (Christopher Germay, ADNOC)
  • 3D Fracable Sweet Spot Modeling (Adel Gahtani, Osman Hamid, SAO)
  • Horizontal Wells Hydraulic Fracturing from Tight HPHT to Multilayer Differential Depleted Gas Accumulations in Oman (Juan Chavez Florez, PDO)
  • Claudia Patricia Teran, YPF, Application of Geomechanics to select area of production in The Orejano Field, Argentina.

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit

10:30-12:00 Operator Perspectives II

  • Bedding Planes Corridors controls Hydraulic Fracturing Initiation and Propagation (Abdelwahab Noufal, ADNOC)
  • Kirk Bartko, SAO, A Systematic completion approach in overcoming fracture initiation pressures
  • Critical Look at Fracture Diagnostic through a Lens of a Geomechanicist: Oman Experience (Anastasia Dobroskok, Shell)
  • The Role of Rock Mechanics in Supporting Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments (Salem Algarni, Mohammad Alqam, Antonio Santagati, SAO)

12:00 – 13:00 Keynote Lunch (Sponsored by Golder Associates  )

  • Mechanical Specific Energy for Drilling (John McLennan, University of Utah)

Day 2 P.M. Technology Highlights
Chairs: Brice Lecampion (EPFL Switzerland), Thomas Finkbeiner (KAUST)

13:00 – 14:40 Technology Highlights I

  • Experimental Investigation of Hydraulic Fracture Initiation and Propagation in Opalinus Shale (Omar Al-Dajani, Herbert Einstein, MIT)
  • Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs: Mechanisms and Processes (Ahmad Ghassemi, OU)
  • Testing Stimulation Concepts for an Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) in a Deep Mine: the U.S. EGS Collab Project (Joe Morris, LLNL)
  • Experimental and Numerical Study of Fracturing in Coal Seams (Haojie Lian, Weiguo Liang, Taiyuan University of Technology, China)
  • A Novel Method to Characterize BIOT’s Coefficient in Unconventionals (Munir Aldin, MetaRock)

14:40 – 15:10 Coffee Break and Exhibit

15:10 – 16:30 Technology Highlights II

  • Numerical Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing during Multi-Stage Stimulation (Branko Damjanac, Itasca)
  • Using 3D Discrete Fracture Network Approaches for Efficient Geomechanically Coupled Hydraulic Fracture Simulation (Paul LaPointe, Golder)
  • FracProp: Stochastic Fracture Propagation Modeling (Rita L Sousa, Mohammad Abdulla, Masdar Institute, UAE)
  • Notching Technique for Openhole Fracturing: from Theory to Field Trial (Gallyam Aidagulov, Schlumberger)

16:30 – 18:00 Social with Exhibitors

18:30 – Social Activities (TBA)


Day 3 A.M. Case Studies
Chairs: Anastasia Dobroskok (Shell), Tony Addis (Rockfield)

8:00 – 10:00 Case Studies I

  • Geomechanical Challenges for Unconventional Reservoirs in the Middle East and Asia: What We Know and What We Don’t Know? (Hai Liu, Schlumberger)
  • The role of Geomechanics in evaluating and accessing deep tight gas opportunities in two different unconventional settings (Latifa Qobi, Practical Geomechanics)
  • The Importance of Coupling Wellbore Hydraulic and Simultaneous Fracture Propagation in Multistage Design (Brice Lecampion, EPFL Switzerland)
  • Geomechanical Challenges & Optimization of Hydraulic Fracturing in Tight Reservoirs – A Middle Eastern Perspective (Satya Perumalla, BHGE)
  • Comprehensive Characterization of an Unconventional Reservoir with Application to Hydraulic Fracturing (Thomas Finkbeiner, KAUST)
  • Experimental and Field Studies on Supercritical CO2 Fracturing of Shale Gas Reservoir (Haiyan Zhu, Southwest Petroleum University, China)

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit

10:30 – 12:15 Case Studies II

  • Stimulation Simulation – Where is the Value? (Tobias Hoeink, BHGE)
  • Influence of Geomechanics on Hydraulic Fracturing from Perforation to Fracture Tip (Adam Bere, Rockfield)
  • Anisotropic Damage Mechanics for Modeling Hydraulic Fracturing in a Layered Naturally Fractured Reservoir (Ahmed Quenes, FracGeo)
  • Simulating Hydraulic Fracturing using Anisotropic Elastic-Plastic-Damage Model (Rashid K. Abu Al-Rub,

Oraib Al-Ketan, Hazem Mubarak, Masdar Institute, UAE)

  • Water Injection Fracturing – Caprock Integrity and Height Containment (Mohammad Nassir, Dale Walters, CGG)

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch and Exhibit

Day 3 P.M. Collaboration Discussions
Chairs: Maurice Dusseault (U of Waterloo), Ahmed Fataierge (SAO)

13:15 – 15:00 Top list of operation challenges and technology developments
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit
15:30 – 16:30 Collaboration Opportunities
16:30 – 17:00 Closing Mark: Value of Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies (Gang Han)