Welcome to NPF 2019 Biennial Reservoir Characterization Conference
VALUE CREATION FROM IMPROVED INSIGHTS, CONCEPTS AND MODELLING TECHNIQUES
The NCS together with the rest of the NW European Shelf is aging and maturing. New discoveries and developments range from the rare and rather simple but still challenging giant (e.g. Johan Sverdrup) to large but compartmentalized (e.g. Johan Castberg) to the more common marginal and complex (e.g. Wisting, Brasse). The old giants, with their wealth of data, are now moving into a new phase; some are settling for decommissioning others are being resurrected and heading for an extended tail-end production period before retirement is due. Detailed subsurface knowledge, acquired over years of production, coupled with new and advanced EOR/IOR and targeted near-field exploration activities has revitalized several of these old and familiar giants (e.g. Balder, Ula, Snorre, Draugen).
Increased subsurface insight, derived from better seismic and well data and a growing analog and numerical database, coupled with improved reservoir characterization workflows and static modelling techniques has been instrumental in fueling this new development on the NCS. Geological concepts, often presented as scenarios rather then single models, and how these are translated into and replicated as geo-models has gained increased attraction as basis for value-based decisions on new developments, redevelopments of old fields, new drainage strategies, infill drilling targets and EOR/IOR activities. More than ever before have integration and multidisciplinary approaches proved fundamental in meeting the stretched targets and promised deliveries.
This conference aims to present conceptual studies and show cases where multidisciplinary and integrated approaches to reservoir characterization has enhanced our knowledge and created new insight of the subsurface, which coupled with advanced or improved modelling techniques in turn have stimulated new approaches to field developments and re-developments.
The conference will run over two days, split into four sessions
Improved subsurface insight; new geological concepts, new data, new technologies
Old fields revamped
New discoveries, new developments and new fields
New modelling techniques and approaches
The conference committee is pleased to present this year’s core viewings:
Wisting field core viewing (OMV)
Cores from the Wisting field. Will be presented by Eirik Stueland.
Brasse discovery core viewing (DNO)
Cores from the Brasse discovery (31/7-1 and possibly 31/7-2S). Will be presented by Donatella Mellere.
Ula field core viewing (Aker BP)
Cores from the Ula field. New concept and new model. Will be presented by Eirik Rosseland Knutsen.
Solveig/Luno 2 field core viewing (Lundin)
Cores from the Solveig field. Will be presented by Ronald Sørlie.
We look forward to welcoming you to Stavanger in December!
Call for abstracts:
The conference aims to delivery a good blend of selected presentations from invited speakers and submitted presentations from the industry and academia. We especially welcome case studies where the impact of the digital subsurface and artificial intelligence has proven instrumental in delivering results and new insight.
Call for abstract deadline has now ended. We thank everyone that submitted abstracts. We will shortly review all submissions and get back with a response.
Special Offer for Young Professionals:
Bring a colleague under 30 for half price! Participant no. 2 or more under the age of 30 from the same employer receives a 50% discount on the conference fee. Contact the project manager firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
Register before 7th of October to take advantage of the early-bird.
Registration is open! Reservoir Characterization Conference this December!
Registration is open! Reservoir Characterization [...]
Tuesday 03. December
Registration and coffee
Eirik Rosseland Knutsen, Leader of Program Committee
Improved subsurface insight; new geological concepts, new data and new technologies
Chairs: Eirik Rosseland Knutsen, Aker BP & Hilde Braut, NPD
Keynote: Improved Subsurface Insight
Tove Francke, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
TopSeis, a next-generation marine towed-streamer acquisition solution. Experiences from development of the Solveig Field, Southern Utsira High, Norwegian North Sea
Morten Bjerke, Ophelie Durand , Kjersti Grue og Knut Richard Straith, Per Eivind Dhelie,Lundin
Keynote: Unlocking the future potential of the Balder Field
Bérengère Savary-Sismondini, Virginie Patacz, Arnt Jenssen and Paul Spencer, Vår Energi
The Alvheim Field: infill drilling in a thin oil rim reservoir - a baffling result
Stig Sviland-Østre, Aker BP
Core viewing starts at 12:00-12:25 and 12:30-12:55 (Solveig/Brasse)
Old fields revamped
Chairs: Paul Spencer, Vår Energi & Andres Hatløy, ConocoPhillips
Keynote: Old Fields Revamped
Petter Sørhaug, Aker BP
The Alke Formation reservoir quality mystery - will it become a high production unit or will it fail?
Annika T.U. Heggheim, Sturle Omdahl, Christian E. Halvorsen, Nils E. Aase, Kati Tänavsuu-Milkeviciene, Daniel B. Sollien, Equinor
4D seismic: An essential tool for the redevelopment of the Balder area
Alexandre Bertrand, Vår Energi
Stratigraphic complexity in 'simple' turbidite reservoirs, Ormen Lange
Kristian Kollsgaard, Norske Shell
Draugen 2040 – Building a new foundation
Harmonie Wiesenberg, OKEA
Student poster presentations outside Conference Hall
Aperitif & Conference Dinner
Wednesday 04. December
New discoveries, new developments and new fields
Chairs: Rodmar Ravnås, Aker BP & Kevin Joseph Keogh, Equinor
Keynote: New Discoveries, & Learings from Developments - Importance of getting it right the first time
Kevin Keogh, Equinor
Nova Subsurface Development
Tore Herrevold, Wintershall Dea
Tectonic concepts in exploration; SW Utsira High
Alvar Bråten, University of Oslo, Ronald Sørlie, Lundin, Steve Thomas, Lundin, Knut R. Straith, Lundin, Morten Bjerke, Lundin, Christopher Serck, Universitety of Oslo
Johan Castberg: A robust geologic model from exploration to development
Joseph James Lalicata, Equinor
The Middle Jurassic Hugin Formation in Block 15/3 of the South Viking Graben Norway
Dirk Knaust, Marcus Apel, Silvan Hoth, Equinor, Paul Baville, Universite de Lorraine
Wisting Development in the Barents Sea: Fruholmen Fm: enhanced reservoir understanding from new data collection - well 7324/8-3 and P-cable seismic
Eirik Stueland, OMV
Core viewing starts at 12:20-12:45 and 1250-1315 (Wisting/Ula)
New static modelling techniques and approaches
Chairs: Ronald Sørlie, Lundin & Hilde Braut, NPD
Keynote: Modelling Techniques
Petter Abrahamsen, Norwegian Computing Center
Challenges in ensemble modeling - calibrating the transition from history to prediction for an ensemble of simulation models
Bjørn Egil Ludvigsen, Aker BP
Consistent integration of static and dynamic data in an assisted history matching workflow using ResX on Edvard Grieg
Kristian Eide-Engdahl, Lundin
Benefits of Forward Stratigraphic Modeling for Reservoir Characterization
Samer Bou Daher, Beicip-Franlab
Reconstructing the fluvial conceptual model on Gullfaks Sør with a new object-based facies modelling algorithm
Scandic Stavanger Airport
Flyplassvegen 226, 4055 Sola
NPF personal members NOK 8,400 plus 25% vat
Non-NPF members NOK 10,400 plus 25 % vat
Payment can be done upon registration by credit card (Master Card/Visa/AmEx) or by invoice. If the invoice needs to be changed due to wrong or missing information there will added a fee of NOK 150 to the total amount. All international payments must be approved before the conference starts.
Cancellations must be received in writing by 19 November 2019, and will be subject to a cancellation fee NOK 2,000 unless a substitute delegate is offered. After this date, the full registration fee will apply, however, substitutions will still be accepted. Substitutions for registered delegates may be made at any time, but we would appreciate prior notification.
Presentations from the conference will be available on Internet after end of conference. Delegates will be informed when available by e-mail.
It is sometimes necessary to change timing of the programme. The conference organiser will not be liable for any such unavoidable changes.
Membership of the Norwegian Petroleum Society (NPF)
We offer conference participants to purchase membership of NPF together with registration and payment for the conference:
1 year membership for conference participants – with affiliation to NPF Oslo / Polyteknisk Forening (PF Olje) (NOK 1,600)
1 year membership for conference participants – other local charters (NOK 1,000)
We have reserved a number of rooms at the Scandic Stavanger Airport, Stavanger Airport. NOK 1,490 per night. Hotel is not included in the conference fee and must be paid upon check-out.