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Early Bird Registration Deadline:

4 March 2013

Society of Petroleum Engineers

46 April 2013 | Grand Hyatt Goa | Goa, India

SPE Applied Technology Workshop Marginal Fields: Resource To Revenue

Who Should Attend
This workshop is highly recommended for drilling, completion, reservoir and production engineers, development geoscientists, project and field development managers, drilling and completion technology specialists.
Committee Members
Chairperson Sudhir Vasudeva, ONGC Co-Chairperson Mark Blanche, Cairn India Co-Chairperson P.K. Borthakur, ONGC Sumit Bhat, Halliburton Jerome Cociella, Cameron Mikael Frorup, Schlumberger Sumitra Goswami, OIL India Peter Hansen, Cairn India Prashant Jadhawar, University of Portsmouth Peter Jay, Sigma Offshore Tejas Kalyani, Halliburton Rajeev V. Kulkarni, Larsen & Toubro Mahesh Mahajan, Baker Hughes M.A. Z. Mallik, DGH India A.M. Mamen, OIL India Fersheed K. Mody, Apache Corporation Juju Mathew, Larsen & Toubro Shreenaath Natarajan, 2H Offshore Okenufowo Ojonah, Shell Reghu Padmanabham, Baker Hughes Sanjaya Pillai, GL Noble Denton Arun Kumar R., Infosys Sandeep Sachdeva, Cairn India Hemanta K. Sarma, The Petroleum Institute Amol Saxena, BP Riyaz Shaikh, Weatherford Anoop Srivastava, SAP India Ramanathan Venkateshwaran, Schlumberger Juhari B. Yang, PETRONAS Dinesh Zope, Reliance Industries Limited

Workshop Description
Marginal fields are generally discovered during exploration for larger fields and may remain undeveloped for a considerable period if the original operator considers them uneconomical. Eventually they are relinquished to the State and may be offered again for development. When the term marginal field is mentioned, it is usually associated with small pockets of hydrocarbons that have a plateau of a few years. Marginal fields have several parameters that affect them: environmental concerns, political stability, access, remoteness and, of course, the price and price stability of the produced gas/liquids. Critical factors that influence the development of marginal fields include: Type of resource (i.e. oil, gas, and/or condensate) Size of deposit Economic viability of development Technological requirements Commodity uncertainties General economic and political risks

Workshop Objective
This workshop will focus on two important topicstechnological requirements and economic viability of development. In the area of technological requirements, aspects of drilling and completion will be discussed with focus on minimising well construction costs through innovative technology deployment without compromising, health, safety, and environment. In the area of economic viability of development, a holistic approach is presented to shrink the entire development timeline, concurrent design and operational mindset, fit-for-purpose technology, innovative completion scenarios, novel materials, etc.

Marginal Fields: Resource to Revenue
Supporting the Event
Supporting the event helps offset the cost of producing them and allows SPE to keep the attendance price within reach of operations-level individuals, those who benefit most from these technical workshops. Supporters 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 supporting companies offer valuable information to attendees outside the technical sessions.

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Thursday, 4 April 2013

16001900 hours 16001700 hours 17001800 hours 18001900 hours 19001930 hours 19302130 hours Registration and Badge Collection Final Committee Meeting Speaker/Session Chair Meeting Inauguration Poster Session Inauguration and Cocktails Gala Dinner

Friday, 5 April 2013

08000900 hours 09001030 hours Registration and Badge Collection Session 1: Case Histories

Supporter Categories
Supporters are offered on a first come basis. Please contact SPE to verify the availability of a particular category. Existing supporters have the opportunity to renew the same level of support for annual workshops. Supporter packages remaining are as follows: Host Organisation Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter Speaker Gifts Supporter Lanyards Supporter Coffee Breaks SupporterPer Day Luncheons SupporterPer Day Audio-Visual Equipment Supporter

Marginal fields are currently estimated to contribute about 3040% of global oil produced and are gaining ever-growing importance due to the natural production decline of large, mature fields. Large IOCs and smaller independents are developing skills and capabilities to unlock the potential from marginal fields and small developments. Despite the challenges of economically developing these fields, factors such as integrated production facilities with focus on minimising CapEx and OpEx, utilisation of existing infrastructure, fit-for-purpose reservoir management and operating practices, and emphasis on increasing field recovery through technology applications can make the difference in terms of production and profit for any field size. Favourable fiscal terms and regulations suited to marginal fields and small fields development can further help making such fields economic and add to revenues and production for all stakeholders. This session will provide an insight from conceptualisation to commercial production of several marginal fields and help us understand the lessons of success from across the world. 10301100 hours Morning Coffee Break/Poster Session

Supporter Benefits
In addition to onsite recognition; SPE will recognise supporters on the SPE website and in all printed material for the workshop. Based on the category selected, supporting companies can also receive a selected number of complimentary local registrations.

11001230 hours Session 2: Improving Economics of Marginal Fields Marginal fields are primarily uneconomical for development at one point of time under a given fiscal, technological, and regulatory regime. These may be additionally impacted by environmental concerns, political stability, access, remoteness, price level and stability of produced oil and gas. On the other hand, growing demand, high oil and gas prices, dwindling size of new discoveries, and crippling domestic shortages are primary drivers for their monetisation on priority. Uncertainties in recoverable reserves and high costs associated in acquiring further reservoir information as well as high capital expenditure is the dilemma the industry is facing in developing small and marginal accumulations. To facilitate faster monetisation of such reserves, favourable policies and fiscal regime are primary enabling factors along with strategies to develop at low costs and improve recoveries while implementing such projects. 12301330 hours Luncheon

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13301500 hours Session 3: Subsurface A vast number of small and marginal discoveries in both offshore and onshore environments are waiting for development. The inventory of such fields is increasing with almost all upstream operators. Appropriate technologies and strategies are required to develop these fields cost effectively. A substantial amount of hydrocarbons can be unlocked in many areas of the world if a proper exploration approach is applied through new geological concepts development, new well logging acquisition, and interpretation techniques, or by selecting the most appropriate geophysical surveying and processing methodologies. Also integrated solutions, multidisciplinary studies, good reservoir management, data acquisition, rapid oil development, new technologies, and customised operating practices can contribute dramatically in exploiting the hydrocarbon potential of marginal fields. 15001530 hours Afternoon Coffee Break/Poster Session


15301700 hours Session 4: Drilling and Completion When the term marginal field is mentioned, it is usually associated with small pockets of hydrocarbons that have a plateau of a few years. Marginal fields have several parameters that affect them and the two that affect them the most are drilling and completion strategy of the well. When we talk about completion its no longer about just tubular and downhole jewellery, we are also talking about the important events in the wells life that determines the productivity of the well, example, hydraulic fracturing. The various cycles which affect our oil industry have emphasised the need for detailed control of expenditure for development and production of small discoveries. Reducing geological and engineering uncertainty should be key focus on such developments and again drilling and completion will have the biggest impact on these parameters. The session will discuss innovative strategies from a drilling and completion perspective to best develop marginal fields. Concepts of maximum reservoir contact, batch and pad drilling, appropriate use of improved recovery methods like hydraulic fracturing which have enabled the production from many marginal tight gas fields will be discussed. 17001800 hours Networking Hour

Register by 4 March 2013

Saturday, 6 April 2013
08300900 hours Welcome Coffee
General Information Workshop Venue
Grand Hyatt Goa P.O. Goa University, Bambolim Beach, North Goa Goa 403206, India Tel: +91.83.2301.1234 | Fax: +91.83.2301.1235 Email: Website:

09001030 hours Session 5: Surface Facilities With easy oil moving into history, the industry is moving into more complex and difficult reservoirs in search of black gold. The increasing demand and the imbalances in consumptions across the world is making oil and gas economics risky. However, between complex reservoirs and conventional ones, we have marginal fields which can be exploited by using innovative and cost effective solutions. Since marginal fields have limited life, solutions should have the flexibility of fast development and redeployment possibilities after the life of the field/reservoir. MODU/MOPU/Monopods/Unmanned facilities are the established methods of exploiting marginal fields. Further optimisation is required in terms of standard modularised units which can be easily deployed and retrieved for redeployment. Standardisation in terms of water depth/reservoir type and size need also to be considered. Further, standardised design could yield economies of scale, with large number of similar facilities lowering the inventory requirement. It may be worthwhile to evaluate the design conditions, as to whether 100 year storm conditions or lesser need to be applied coupled with additional safety features to protect the environment in case of a failure. Subsea tie-backs could also be a solution in some cases. This session will be looking at having innovative solutions of modularised and re-deployable facilities and alternate methods of developing support facilities both for onshore and offshore application. 10301100 hours 11001230 hours Morning Coffee Break/Poster Session Session 6: Offshore Marginal Fields

Workshop Guidelines Format

Two and a half (2.5) 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.


A large number of discoveries have been made since 1970s in onland and offshore areas, which due to reasons of economics, were not considered feasible for development. Faced with the prospect of finite oil and gas reserves and crippling domestic shortages, oil companies have embarked upon aggressive strategy for development of even small accumulations, as they seek to sustain oil production and secure a long term gas supply. Uncertainty in the amount of recoverable reserves and high cost associated in acquiring further reservoir information as well as high capital expenditure are the dilemmas our industry is facing in developing small accumulations. Marginal fields with limited oil and gas reserves are economically viable when produced with low capital cost and overheads. This is also possible when outsourced to smaller companies. With the rise in oil price, improved infrastructure and less expensive enabling technology and liberal Government regulations, these stranded oil and gas accumulations are increasingly being exploited profitably. The workshop will focus on marginal field development with innovative solutions and fit for the purpose technology. Offshore marginal field development: challenges and critical issues Early monetisation and concurrent exploration Innovative facility solutions to reduce capital and operating cost Drilling and well completion design and issues Options for stranded gas development of marginal fields Reviewing the success and failure of marginal field developmentcase study Regulatory framework and fiscal incentive for marginal filed development 12301330 hours Luncheon

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; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable. 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 Khushbu Rajwani at


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve 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

13301500 hours Session 7: Safety Safety of life, property, and environment is of prime importance. Whilst the oil and gas industry endeavours to maintain one of the highest standards in safety because of the high risks involved in the operations, it is important to understand the implications of these standards on marginal fields wherein the risks involved are very different from large reservoirs and facilities. Present stateof-the art safety philosophy, practices for marginal fields onshore as well as offshore considering aspects of reservoir, drilling, design of field and facilities, operations, decommissioning and redeployment, etc. would be addressed. Also, marginal fields are normally characterised by small reservoir size, low pressure, low production rate, unmanned or minimum facilities platform, shorter operating life hence possible less severe storm/environmental load, remote location. Hence it may be worthwhile to consider a different set of design parameters to make such unmanned small facilities more viable without compromising on the safety of environment, human, and marine life and the material assets including the reservoir. Design philosophies will have to incorporate features to comply the design parameters in certain extreme situations, but still have adequate Fail-Safe mechanisms in place to protect the environment, life and material. So, the session would also explore aspects on safety design philosophy for techno-commercial viability and mitigating the risk involved in marginal field development. 15001530 hours 15301700 hours Afternoon Coffee Break/Poster Session Session 8: Future DirectionPanel Session

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 46 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 ATW 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

This high level panel session will conclude the workshop with presentations by specially invited eminent and key industry experts. It will focus on future direction of marginal fields developments and the new technologies required to make it from a resource to revenue. 17001730 hours Concluding Remarks by Workshop Chairperson and Vote of Thanks

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 Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the Workshop.

Marginal Fields: Resource to Revenue
46 April 2013 | Grand Hyatt Goa | Goa, India

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This is a non-residential workshop. Therefore, accommodation is not included in the registration fees. Full fixed fee is charged regardless of the length of time that the registrant attends the workshop. Attendees are expected to attend all workshop sessions and are not permitted to attend on partial basis. Fixed fee cannot be prorated or reduced for anyone (workshop chairperson, co-chairpersons, committee members, speakers, discussion leaders, students, or registrants)


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