"We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth" believes Vernor Vinge, American mathematician and science fiction author. This is the era of a transitioning world, with industry leaders being established together with the world-scale leaders. Technical leadership today will yield enormous advantages for companies in future.
Top experts of Shell, Gazprom Neft and Salym Petroleum will share their views on:
These are only a few of the topics that we will be covering. Exciting presentations, live interaction with the audience, virtual reality, a special guest and much more at the special session supported by Salym Petroleum.
SPE expresses gratitude to Salym Petroleum for assistance in the preparation of this session and its extensive support of SPE activities in the region. SPE congratulates Salym Petroleum on its 15-year anniversary.
Session Programme Preview
Within the framework of the round table it is supposed to show different approaches to resolving problems of drilling small-diameter intervals and discuss the effectiveness and prospects of the proposed solutions.
At the present time modern enhanced oil recovery methods (EOR) application is one of the most top-priority ways of production increase and recoverable reserves increment in the world. Increasingly larger role of EOR in the world petroleum production is coming from both new oil reserves deterioration and huge amounts of remaining oil in place, and from technological factors: enhancing oil reservoir stimulation and creation of new impact working agents.
Meanwhile EOR efficiency is determined in accordance with many factors, especially with appropriate selection of EOR technology for concrete field geological conditions of the object. In this regard particular role belongs to oilfield testing on chosen field alongside with analytical and laboratory research on EOR application substantiating.
During this round table we will discuss wide range of issues devoted to EOR application experience in Russia and abroad, participants will also discuss perspectives and problems of different EOR type development, factors contributing and preventing EOR application on fields.
Confirmed and invited speakers: Ana Todosijevic, Wintershall; Aron Behr, Wintershall; Andrey Groman, Gazpromneft STC; Maksim Shuster, Salym Petroleum Development; Aleksey Cheremisin, Skoltech; RN-UfaNIPIneft; LUKOIL-Engineering.
During this round table we will closely discuss problems of creating, promoting and using of knowledge management systems.
Confirmed and invited speakers: Rosneft, Gazpromneft STC, LUKOIL-Engineering, Salym Petroleum Development, Tatneft, Schlumberger, Fluor etc.
Russia is one of the world's leaders in the oil and gas production and export abroad. All the leading industry companies use only the most advanced equipment and the latest developments, including the software. However, almost all software products used by Russian oil and gas companies are of foreign origin. The development of Russian software is progressing, but it is not moving at a pace preferred by both developer-companies and direct users.
During the round table the following challenges will be addressed by the developer-companies:
Nowadays, the resource base of vertically integrated petroleum companies largely consists of hard-to-recover reserves, and it becomes increasingly difficult to use conventional physical and mathematical methods of petroleum engineering while developing this type of reservoirs. Besides, the long time that needs to be spent to develop deterministic models of new assets (up to 3-5 years) does not allow the business to promptly solve operational tasks, and the obstacles faced by petroleum engineers when adapting these lumpish models to real assets make it necessary to create and introduce new modeling methods.
One of the most highly demanded technologies is the machine learning methods. These technologies help decision making when there is a lack of information or mathematical models, and they also help reduce manual data processing. However, these technologies are not a magic wand capable of solving any problem. If the machine learning methods are to produce any meaningful effect, one should revise the data handling paradigm and the whole decision making workflow.
The round table discussion will focus on the key problems and most typical mistakes faced by petroleum engineers when using intelligent data analysis technologies.
Personnel training and development is the main focus and one of the most important elements of successful companyoperations. Particularly staff training and development processes assure formation and support of talent capacity at the required level relevant to time challenges, predetermine the company's competitive ability.
Modern experience shows that oil companies run up against many difficulties and tasks while recruiting recent graduates. Such problems occurrence is based not only on different requirements to graduates (knowledge of international standards; foreign language proficiency; ability to work in international teams) and geopolitical environment in the world, but also discrepancy between level of educational services and employer needs, and also lack of dedicated experts in key areas.
Obviously these tasks will stand over without strong partnership between oil companies and universities, without companies focused work and participation in educational programmes and standards, without arranging externships and internships for students.
During this round table we will discuss internships and efforts of operating and service companies working with universities, companies expectations regards to graduates competences and professional skills, existing «gaps» in these dimensions and companies plans on their amendment during future specialists education.
Confirmed and invited speakers: Natalia Kurchakova, Gazpromneft STC; Konstantin Mazayev, Schlumberger; Rena Martyanova, Baker Hughes; NOVATEK; Rosneft; VNIIneft, etc.