Shale Gas & Tight Oil Drilling & Completions Argentina 2013


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The Shale Gas & Tight Oil Drilling & Completions Congress Argentina 2013 is the first congress designed specifically to address the two most current and topical challenges influencing the efficiency and economics of operations in the country.

E&P speakers at the Congress will identify low-cost drilling and completions techniques for high recovery shale gas and tight oil wells and examine how to attain competitively priced technology to improve the economics and logistics of unconventional development in Argentina.

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Shale Gas & Tight Oil Drilling & Completions Argentina 2013

  1. 1. Identifying Low Cost, Drilling And Completions Techniques For High-Recovery Shale Gas & Tight Oil Wells And Examining How To Attain Competitively Priced Technology To Improve The Economics And Logistics Of Unconventional Development In Argentina Expert Insights From Leading EP Companies Including... Sergio Giacomel Reservoir Engineer Tecpetrol P ACCESSING DRILLING COMPLETIONS TECHNOLOGY: Managing equipment import restrictions and developing logistical strategies to improve the workflow of shale operations in Argentina P DRILLING METHODOLOGY: Outlining the design and implementation of drilling techniques in relation to multi-well pad drilling, technology, casing, well integrity and mud optimization to improve drill time and costs P COMPLETIONS: Assessing completion technologies and techniques to improve oil recovery and reduce the costs of unconventional fracture operations P PROPPANT AND FRACKING FLUID: Defining guidelines for selecting and optimizing proppants and fracture fluids to enhance frack design and improve well performance P WATER: Sourcing, treating, re-using, transporting, storing and disposing water to maximize safe and economic utilization of water resources for hydraulic fracturing projects P MATURE FIELDS: Investigating re-completion best practices to maximize hyrdrocarbon recovery from depleted wells The 4th Congress In The Sell-Out Shale Gas Tight Oil Argentina Series Dedicated To Driving Down The Costs Of Unconventional Development In The Vaca Muerta And Beyond EP Case Studies On: November 20-21, 2013 Buenos Aires | Argentina Organized by SAVE $400 Register By Friday SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 Daniel Gordon VP Corporate Development Azabache Energy Gervasio Barzola VP Subsurface Development Pioneer Natural Resources Jorge Epelbaum Head: Integrity Management YPF Ruy Riavitz Country Manager Madalena Ventures Juan Pretel Supply Chain Manager Sinopec Ruben Caligari Senior Unconventional Advisor Petrobras Rodolfo Kramer Materials Engineer YPF Martin Nebiolo Lead Engineer YPF (1) 800 721 3915
  2. 2. SponsorshipAndExhibitionOpportunitiesAtShaleGasTightOilDrillingCompletionsArgentina2013s Need to generate new sales leads, launch a new product, engage key decision makers, build new future business relationships in key markets, or simply educate the industry about a new product? Then you need to exhibit at the Shale Gas Tight Oil Drilling Completions Argentina 2013. Our busy exhibit area is an integral part of the Summit and is of genuine practical value to delegates, who are looking for new solutions and technologies. Exhibiting at the conference will help you position yourself as a market leader and centre of excellence to the key decision makers in the industry. For further information, please email: or call: (1) 800 721 3915 Venue Information Shale Gas Tight Oil Drilling Completions Argentina 2013 will be held at: Sheraton Libertador Avenida Córdoba 690 1054 Buenos Aires City of Buenos Aires, Argentina website: tel: +54 11 4321-0012 (1) 800 721 3915 Argentina has been a hub of unconventional oil and gas activity following shale gas and tight oil discoveries in plays such as the Vaca Muerta and San Jorge. The Vaca Muerta in Neuquén is estimated to hold 16 billion barrels of shale oil and 308 trillion cubic feet of shale gas – creating game changing demand for exploration data, completions expertise and fracking equipment. The unconventional reserves in Argentina are inarguably prolific but the big question for operators now is, how do we exploit them cost effectively; the answer to which lies in drilling and completions techniques and equipment costs. Restrictions on the import of drilling rigs, LWD technology, materials and tools are prohibiting access to best-priced services and the progress of projects. Because of a lack of conclusive well data and import limitations, Argentina hasn’t as yet, been able to full capitalize on the prolific reserves present. However, recent test wells and exploration results have prompted further investment both domestically and internationally, meaning development is now speeding up like never before. A foundation of efficient drilling and completions practices, from multi-pad drilling and casing design to proppant and frack fluid selection, now needs adopted to drive the development and economics of unconventional oil and gas production in the country holding the fourth largest reserves in the world. The Tight Oil Shale Gas Drilling Completions Congress Argentina 2013 is the first congress to addresses the most current and topical challenges hampering the efficiency and economics of operations in the country. EP speakers at the Congress will identify low-cost drilling and completions techniques for high recovery shale gas and tight oil wells and will examine how to attain competitively priced technology to improve the economics and logistics of unconventional development in Argentina. Day One focuses on drilling by exploring methods for accessing drilling technology services, assessing best practices for casing design and mud optimization. Methodologies for underbalanced drilling will then be examined followed by case studies on geomechanical interpretation, corrosion and multi-well pad drilling. Day Two highlights current completion designs, practices and technologies being used including a study of the behaviour of fractures and case studies on the performance of plug and perf vs packers, multi stage fracturing, proppant selection and fracking fluid effectiveness. Day two ends by outlining effective water management strategies and the assessing the possibility of developing a US-style public access database to improve collective completions efficiency. November 20-21, 2013 BuenosAires | Argentina
  3. 3. 8.30 Chair’s Opening Remarks KEYNOTE: ATTAINING OILFIELD SERVICES 8.40 How To Access Competitively Priced Drilling And Completions Services In Argentina To Improve The Economics Of Shale Development • Quantifying the services needed to meet planned shale development activity levels to explicitly outline service provider requirements • Hearing how non-Government supported operators are securing the supplies needed to execute shale development • Exploring ways to boost the volume, quantity and quality of services in Argentina to cope with the jump in unconventional resource development • Building strategic, trustworthy relationships with service providers to ensure quality supply and delivery of products • Assessing vendor solutions for DC operations, including integrated packages containing fracturing, well-line, proppants and coiled tubing to determine cost- effective models Daniel Gordon, VP Corporate Development, Azabache Energy 9.10 Question Answer Session ACCESSING DRILLING COMPLETIONS TECHNOLOGY AssessingHowToManageEquipmentImport RestrictionsAndDevelopingLogisticalStrategiesTo ImproveTheWorkflowOfShaleOperationsInArgentina EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE SUPPLY 9.20 Developing A Model For Achieving The Supply Of Materials And Equipment Required To Produce Hydrocarbons In Argentina • Outlining procurement and service strategy for meeting the company’s requirements to achieve production objectives • Assessing the market for availability of material and equipment required to determine plan for securing cost- competitive supply • Identify vendors that are able to fulfil the requirement of the business to initiate relationships with reputable vendors globally and locally • Developing, monitoring and maintaining performance of supply through constant negotiation and incentive through a supplier relationship program • Identifying opportunities for service providers to capitalise on the need for materials, equipment and technology in Argentina Juan Pretel, Supply Chain Manager, Sinopec • 9.50 Question Answer Session 10.00 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area LOGISTICS: MOVING EQUIPMENT FROM A TO B 10.30 Improving Logistical Planning Of Transporting Proppant, Water And Sand To The Well To Save Costs And Enable The Drilling Of More Wells • Outlining strategies for improving loading and handling processes of proppant, water and sand for frack jobs to improve time efficiency • Assessing transport and infrastructure capability options for moving rigs and coiled tubing to identify the most economic option • Analyzing storage options for large amounts of fluids, proppants, sand and water to allow the centralization and mobility of products to the well bore • Analyzing the logistical strategy for operating multi-well pads to maintain simultaneous functionality Hernan Oberlander, Drilling Completions Supt., Americas Petrogas 11.00 Question Answer Session SERVICE INDUSTRY GROWTH 11.10 Explaining How To Contribute To The Growth And Development Of The Service Industry To Secure The Equipment Needed For Production • Promoting business activity through connecting local and foreign companies to facilitate the business relationships necessary to acquire drilling and completions equipment Day One Wednesday November 20, 2013 UNCONVENTIONAL DRILLING Exploring methods for accessing drilling technology and fracturing services, assessing best practices for casing design and mud optimization, defining methodology for underbalanced drilling and detailing guidelines for geomechanical interpretation, corrosion and multi-pad drilling • Examining the value chain to determine the opportunities that can be created by industry and how to take advantage of them • Explaining the cultural, economical, social and political framework for the creation of new ventures and the engagement in innovation • Understanding the mechanisms necessary to facilitate industry development Esteban Pablo Cassin, Professor Of Innovation Economics and Development, University of San Martín 11.40 Question Answer Session DRILLING METHODOLOGY OutliningTheDesignAndImplementationOfDrilling TechniquesInRelationToTechnology,Casing,WellIntegrity AndMudOptimizationToImproveDrillTimeAndCosts PANEL: DIRECTIONAL DRILLING TECHNOLOGY 11.50 Exploring Horizontal And Vertical Drilling Methodologies And Applications To Improve ROP, Drill Time And Costs In Argentine Shale Plays • Analyzing the use of rotary steerables, power drives and Geo-Pilot to compare productivity and ROP versus cost of implementation • Exploring models for operating rotary steerables in conjunction with LWD technology to enhance drilling capabilities • Exploring methods for gauging and managing limitations of directional drilling motors and tools in high pressure, high temperature and steep incline conditions • Discussing the advantages of using walking and skidding rigs to reduce periods used to transport rigs from one location to another • Utilizing winter-capable rigs that withstand windy conditions to maintain a safe working environment and reduce MPT time • Applying effective BHA design and assembly to maintain force, survive hostile mechanical environments and maintain directional control • Discussing the options and functions for diagnostic, grappling and jar fishing equipment to aid the recovery of equipment lost downhole Bob Harrington, Drilling Operations Manager, Tecpetrol 12.20 Question Answer Session 12.30 Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area PANEL: CASING DESIGN 1.30 Optimizing Casing Design And Cementing To Maintain Wellbore Integrity And Prevent Casing Collapse During Fracturing • Implementing case drilling with LWD to reduce drill time and improve case integrity • Outlining practices for installing robust casing capable of withstanding extreme pressure and heat to ensure isolation during the frack job • Calculating pore pressure and permeability to design appropriate casing for maintaining desirable cake build-up • Examining guidelines for cementing to an average of 2000m to withstand frack pressure and ensure zero leakage contamination • Analyzing cement well logs for the effective application of secondary cement jobs to restore casing integrity Horacio Piagentini, Superintendent Drilling Workover, Pluspetrol 2.00 Question Answer Session MUD SELECTION 2.10 How To Select Drilling Muds To Ensure Wells Can Be Efficiently Completed Without Plugging Or Generating Extra Skin On the Well Bore • Using log data to calculate the mud-weight window and determine the factor gradient and pore pressure for casing and tubing design • Exploring the application of fluids with inhibitive and protective properties to reduce formation damage • Achieving optimum ECD parameters by circulating fluid to counter the pressure drop in the annulus • Exploring methods to achieve mud-control through correct oil-mud emulsifiers and avoid seepage in micro-fracturing formations • Creating a decision making model based on the above criteria to enable the selection of an optimal drilling mud Esteban Bazan, Drilling Engineer, Sinopec 2.40 Question Answer Session 2.50 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area UNDERBALANCED DRILLING 3.20 Formulating A Drilling Strategy To Manage Formations With Natural Fractures And Remove Damage When Perforating Underbalance • Developing a pressure regime to implement drilling methodology and technology to manage naturally fractured and low pressure reservoirs • Assessing drilling with a rotating BOP underbalance as an effective drilling technique for managing stressed fracture nets • Controlling the choke of the underbalance drilling system to manage pressure at the well head • Increasing well head pressure to keep mud-weight low for achieving lower bottom-hole pressure in order to avoid increased natural fracture net connectivity • Evaluating stimulation techniques for removing damage caused by underbalanced drilling Raul Krasuk, Unconventional Well Construction Manager, YPF 3.50 Question Answer Session CORROSION Investigating Tools For Evaluating Corrosion Before Setting Up The Rig To Identify Correct Reparation Method And Reduce Drill Time CORROSION 4.00 Assessing Tools For Evaluating And Remediating Corrosion To Maintain Integrity Of Wellbore, Pipelines And Complimentary Equipment • Examining tools to evaluate development rates of corrosion to determine the extent of damage and the scale of reparation • Evaluating techniques to assess corrosion before entering with the rig to avoid over-expanding the budget • Assessing the efficacy of using the latest reparation techniques such as cement and casing patch to qualify effectiveness • Exploring the use of different tools and to evaluate corrosive conditions • Discussing the design and capabilities of capillary systems to reduce paraffin build-up and optimize the flow of liquids Jorge Epelbaum, Head of Integrity Management, YPF Rodolfo Kramer, Materials Engineer, YPF 4.45 Question Answer Session MULTI-WELL PADS Defining The Design And Optimization Factors To Consider When Developing A Multi-Well Pad System To Achieve A Large-Scale Simultaneous Operation MULTI-WELL PAD DRILLING 4.55 Exploring How To Implement Multi-Well Pad Drilling In Argentina To Develop Simultaneous Large-Scale Operations And Boost Production • Outlining the optimum design considerations to implement a multi-well pad operation • Assessing the placement and distance of well to maximize rock contact • Applying a model for calculating development costs relative to expected ROI • Investigating types of rigs which can be used to move from one well to another rapidly to allow simultaneous operations • Developing a batch approach DC strategy to mobilize rigs within the same surface area and reduce the mobilization time frame GervasioBarzola,VPSub-SurfaceDevelopment,PioneerNaturalResources 5.25 Question Answer Session 5.35 Chair’s Closing Remarks End of Day One 5.45 - 6.45 Networking Drinks In Exhibition Showcase Area (1) 800 721 3915
  4. 4. 8.30 Chair’s Opening Remarks KEYNOTE: COMPLETION DESIGN 8.40 Exploring The Relationship Between Frack Design And Production Performance To Improve Ultimate Recovery And Well Economics • Studying the shape and size of the simulated reservoir volume to determine the productive life of the well • Identifying how different production parameters link to fracture design variables to deduce patterns in well performance: volumes, rates, pressures, fluid viscosity and proppant concentration • Utilizing well data to measure how the design of fracture treatments have improved the economics of the well • Assessing water quality used in frack jobs to determine how water chemistry impacts well performance • Detailing the learning curve for developing new oilfields to improve unconventional completion projects Gervasio Barzola, VP Sub-Surface Development, Pioneer Natural Resources Session Chair: Ruben Caligari, Senior Advisor, Petrobras 9.10 Question Answer Session COMPLETIONS Assessing Completion Technologies And Techniques To Improve Oil Recovery And Reduce The Costs Of Unconventional Fracture Operations FRACK STRATEGY 9.20 Understanding How An Operator Is Implementing Lessons Learned From Canadian Operations To Determine The Most Efficient Model For Maximizing Profitability Of Unconventional Resources In Argentina • Reflecting on experience in Canada to predict a fracing strategy that maximizes deliverability • Evaluating different frac techniques including multi- stage fracs, proppant types and frack length and how they would apply to each play • Comparing results on how the use of different frac techniques have impacted production rates and how these could be transferred to Argentinian plays • Examining a completion strategy case study to establish an effective strategy to cut down unnecessary costs Ruy Riavitz, Country Manager, Madalena Energy 9.50 Question Answer Session 10.00 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area COMPLETION TOOLS 10.30 Scrutinizing Completions Methods Being Used In Argentine Shale Plays To Identify Opportunities For Improving Recovery • Exploring current stimulation technologies including open hole stimulation to highlight opportunities to optimize completion efficiency • Plug and pert, Packers, Production string: Detailing the application of completions tools to optimize frack design and operational efficiency • Investigating the use of multi-purpose stimulation tools to reduce the need for new tools and cut down equipment turnaround time • Analyzing tool design and sequence methodology to reach maximum area of the reservoir and release trapped hydrocarbons 11.00 Question Answer Session Day Two Thursday November 21, 2013 COMPLETION PLANNING FRACTURE DESIGN Highlighting current completion designs, practices and technologies being used and understanding the behavior of fractures to develop strategies for improving the efficacy and efficiency of completion operations in Argentina MULTI STAGE FRACTURING 11.10 Examining How To Improve Productivity Through Multi Stage Fracturing: Achieving Optimum Conductivity Within The Formation • Examining effective methodology for applying multi stage fracturing in shale gas and tight oil reservoirs • Outlining best practices and techniques for stimulating vertical and horizontal wells and improve productivity through multi-stage fracturing • Exploring the optimum number of stages to improve completion time and get more response from fractures • Assessing the costs and effectiveness between multi stage fracturing and alternative methods to realize the most economically favorable options Sergio Giacomel, Reservoir Engineer, Tecpetrol 11.40 Question Answer Session PANEL: FRACTURE DEVELOPMENT 11.50 Analyzing Seismic And Micro Seismic Data To Predict And Monitor Frack Growth In The In The Reservoir • Using seismic interpretation to determine the complexity of the frack including length of the head and connectivity to other fractures • How to apply seismic data to ensure fracks achieve maximum formation exposure and improve oil and gas recovery • Studying frack development data to determine “good” and “bad” fracks and understand why they occurred • Applying micro-seismic technology to understand frack behavior and implement a revised design that connects more fractures Rodrigo Garayalde, Completions Engineer, Chevron 12.20 Question Answer Session 12.30 Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area PROPPANT AND FRACKING FLUID Defining Guidelines For Selecting And Optimizing Proppants And Fracture Fluids To Enhance Frack Design And Improve Well Performance PROPPANT FRAC FLUID SELECTION 1.30 Investigating Optimum Frac Fluids And Proppant Types Being Used To Improve Fracture Performance In Argentine Shale Wells • Implementing a statistical strategy for trialing products to determine cost and performance of effective proppant options • Detailing the steps in selecting the proppant that is most effective in keeping induced fractures open • Comparing types of proppants including ceramic and light- weight with the same strength as traditional products to determine if newer proppant types are worth the investment • Defining the most appropriate and convenient proppant concentration for optimizing fracture extension • Assessing methodologies for chemically matching fluid with the reservoir to ensure compatibility and protection of the formation • Studying the use of additives and support agents to facilitate favorable composition of frack fluids 2.00 Question Answer Session SURFACE MANAGEMENT 2.10 Accelerating the Learning Curve: Adapting Global Expertise to Coiled-Tubing Operations in Argentina Shale Development • Grasping global expertise, best practices and lessons learned to apply them in optimizing Argentinian completion operations and reduce the learning curve • Applying enhanced coiled tubing management methodology for avoiding wellbore calibration, perforating, fracture plug drillouts (FPDOs), and sand cleanouts and gain time to reduce costs • Combining local and international concepts to develop an effective model for optimizing coiled tubing operations • Studying results from wells fracked with optimized CT interventions to outline effective methods for coiled tubing and surface equipment management Martin Nebiolo, Lead Engineer, YPF 2.40 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area WATER Sourcing, Treating, Re-Using, Transporting, Storing And Disposing Water To Maximize Safe And Economic Utilization Of Water Resources For Hydraulic Fracturing Projects REMOTE TREATMENT 3.10 Evaluating Remote Treatment Techniques For Removing Solids And Recycling Water With Minimum Chemicals To Ascertain The Most Environmentally Acceptable Treatment Techniques • Examining methods of removing high heavy metal content from water using minimal chemicals to understand which method yields the cleanest end product • Examining electro coagulation as a remote treatment method for wastewater to show how waste water can be treated using only electricity and instrument air • Hearing how an operator plans to execute a successful remote treatment plan to decipher optimal recycling techniques with minimum chemicals • Assessing treatment techniques for remotely removing H2S and oxygen from water to prevent corrosion of facilities and downhole equipment Francisco Queralt, Facilities Construction Manager, Americas Petrogas 3.40 Question Answer Session MATURE FIELDS Investigating Re-Completion Best Practices To Maximize Hyrdrocarbon Recovery From Depleted Wells COMPLETING MATURE FIELDS 3.50 Outlining Practices For Recompleting Depleted Wells In The Final Life Stage To Maximize Oil And Gas Recovery • Investigating cost-effective methods for managing and disposing of excessive water volumes coming from reservoirs nearing depletion to optimize workflow • Exploring water-shut off technologies to improve secondary recovery performance and reduce costs associated with water handling • Exploring new chemical additives to achieve favorable water chemistry to enhance the performance of EOR • Investigating methods for calculating formation pressure to determine the gradients to design correct fracture treatment 4.20 Question Answer Session 4.30 Chair’s Closing Remarks And End Of Conference (1) 800 721 3915 SAVE $400 Register By Friday SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
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