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 email@example.com for registration.
Register before 7th of October to take advantage of the early-bird.
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.