Reservoir Characterization 2019
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.
Tuesday 03. December
Registration and coffee
Improved subsurface insight; new geological concepts, new data and new technologies
Keynote: Improved Subsurface Insight
TopSeis, a next-generation marine towed-streamer acquisition solution. Experiences from development of the Solveig Field, Southern Utsira High, Norwegian North Sea
Keynote: Unlocking the future potential of the Balder Field
The Alvheim Field: infill drilling in a thin oil rim reservoir - a baffling result
Old fields revamped
Keynote: Old Fields Revamped
The Alke Formation reservoir quality mystery - will it become a high production unit or will it fail?
4D seismic: An essential tool for the redevelopment of the Balder area
Stratigraphic complexity in 'simple' turbidite reservoirs, Ormen Lange
Draugen 2040 – Building a new foundation
Student poster presentations outside Conference Hall
Aperitif & Conference Dinner
Wednesday 04. December
New discoveries, new developments and new fields
Keynote: New Discoveries, & Learings from Developments - Importance of getting it right the first time
Nova Subsurface Development
Tectonic concepts in exploration; SW Utsira High
Johan Castberg: A robust geologic model from exploration to development
The Middle Jurassic Hugin Formation in Block 15/3 of the South Viking Graben Norway
Wisting Development in the Barents Sea: Fruholmen Fm: enhanced reservoir understanding from new data collection - well 7324/8-3 and P-cable seismic
New static modelling techniques and approaches
Keynote: Modelling Techniques
Challenges in ensemble modeling - calibrating the transition from history to prediction for an ensemble of simulation models
Consistent integration of static and dynamic data in an assisted history matching workflow using ResX on Edvard Grieg
Benefits of Forward Stratigraphic Modeling for Reservoir Characterization
Reconstructing the fluvial conceptual model on Gullfaks Sør with a new object-based facies modelling algorithm
Wrap Up & Best Paper Announcement
• Cand Scient in structural geology
• ~21 years in Hydro and Statoil
o As geologist on producing assets and field development
o 4 years as expat-Canada & Iran
o Leading Advisor Reservoir Geology
o Chief Geologist and Petrophysicist
• 2,5 years in Aker BP
o 2 years as Chief Geologist
o Currently VP of Reservoir Excellence department
Education: Economics degree, University of Oslo (1995). Bachelor of Arts, Concordia College, USA (1989).
Experience: Ms Francke was appointed assistant director in November 2015. She joined the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in 2011. From 1996 until she came to the directorate, she worked in various positions at the Ministry of Finance.
Petter Abrahamsen is head of a research group of eighteen at Norsk Regnesentral. The group focus on mathematical and statistical modeling of geology, data integration, uncertainty modelling and decision support for the petroleum industry.
Petter Abrahamsen has developed new methods and software for the petroleum industry since 1988. The focus has been on developing efficient techniques for describing geological properties by integrating data and prior geological knowledge. Methods from statistics and geostatistics have been the main tools.
Petter Abrahamsen has a Master in theoretical physics from University of Oslo in 1988 and a
PhD in mathematical statistics from University of Oslo in 1997.
Bérengère holds a PhD in carbonate sedimentology and worked for a few years as a lecturer at the University of Corte in Corsica. She worked 8 years in the Schlumberger Research Center in Stavanger and spent 4 years working as an Explorationist with Fortis Petroleum.
In 2018 , she joined Point Resources (now Vår Energi) as an Operation Geoscientist in the Balder Team.
Bérengère currently holds the position of Operations Geoscience Supervisor for the Balder, Ringhorne and Goliat Assets
Eirik Stueland is a senior geologist with experience from geological and geomechanical work on the NCS.
He is currently working on the Wisting Development project in the Barents Sea. He has worked in OMV (Norge) for almost 8 years, both in exploration and development.
Previously he has worked in Talisman, Statoil, Schlumberger and Geoservices, both in operations, development and exploration, in all parts of the NCS.
Eirik holds a master degree in petroleum geology and rock mechanics from University of Bergen, graduated in 2002.
Bjørn Egil Ludvigsen
Bjørn Egil is a reservoir Engineer with 25 years of experience in reservoir simulation and field development planning.
His focus has been subsurface digitalization and has since the 90s worked with integrated subsurface workflows in Norway and international. Bjørn Egil has special expertise in computer assisted history matching and uncertainty assessment and had an important role in building up the MEPO software.
In recent years Bjørn Egil was the RC representative for Maersk Oil on the Johan Sverdrup field development and currently works as Lead Reservoir Engineer – Digitalization in Aker BP.
Annika T.U. Heggheim
Sedimentologist, educated from UiB in 2005. Have been working in Equinor since 2006.
Main tasks in Equinor have been related to well planning, modelling, sedimentological studies of the Statfjord Group and regional understanding of the Triassic and Lower Jurassic.
Alex has been a geophysics advisor with Vår Energi in Stavanger since 2018. He works on the Greater Balder Area, as well as on the Goliat field, mainly with 4D seismic and geophysical technologies. Prior to joining Vår Energi, he worked 10 years for ConocoPhillips on the Eldfisk and Ekofisk fields, and for Geotrace in the UK. He holds a PhD on 4D seismic from Heriot-Watt University (UK) and an MSc in Geophysics from Strasbourg (France).
Samer Bou Daher
Samer graduated from the American University of Beirut in 2009 with a bachelor degree in geology, then continued his education in Sweden where he received a master’s degree in geology from Lund University in 2012. Samer then earned a PhD in geochemistry and basin modelling from RWTH Aachen University in Germany in 2016 where his research focused on petroleum source rocks and petroleum systems modelling in the east mediterranean.
After his PhD Samer worked as a Postdoc at the University of Copenhagen where he used forward stratigraphic modelling as an approach to better understand tight reservoirs in the Danish North Sea.
Samer recently joined Beicip-Franlab in Paris, France, as a geologist and is developing and applying integrated workflows to tackle exploration and production challenges.
Morten Dishington Bjerke
Morten is educated from University of Oslo in 1998 and currently works for Lundin as a Senior Geophysicist. He has 21 years’ work experience with the oil industry, working both with Exploration and Field Development. His currently working with the development of the Solveig oil and gas Field (saturated oil with a thin gas column) in the central part of the North Sea, located on the south western flank of the Utsira High. His main tasks in the Solveig project are seismic interpretation and depth conversion related to well planning and reservoir models, where his long experience from the Edvard Grieg Field development project is useful.
2019-present Subsurface Lead Alvheim Area (Aker BP Stavanger)
2017-2019 Reservoir Geologist Alvheim Area (Aker BP Stavanger)
2014-2017 Discipline Leader Geology Sleipner and Gudrun fields (Statoil Stavanger)
2007-2014 Reservoir geologist Field Development (Statoil Stjørdal & Stavanger)
• Fields: Morvin, Trestakk, Peon, Njord & Gudrun
2002-2007 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
• 5-year Siv.Ing./master program, degree in Petroleum Geology.
Background as structural geologist from University of Bergen.
Total E&P Norge, 16 years including expatriation to France.
Wintershall, 7 years
Worked with round applications, near field exploration, and many years with geomodelling on operated and non-operated assets. For the last 5 years full time on the Nova project.
Alvar Braathen holds a professor position at the University of Oslo, with former work experience at UNIS, NGU and CIPR/University of Bergen. His scientific focus is in Structural geology, covering scopes into tectonics processes in rift-basins and importance of faults and fractures for fluid flow. Current activity centers on the Suprabasins project (source to sink around major faults) and on CO2 storage site integrity. He has supervised many Master and PhD students and mentored Postdocs. He can show to more than 100 international publications and numerous conference contributions.
Joseph James Lalicata
Joseph Lalicata holds an MSc in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He started his career working for Aera Energy (Exxon/Shell joint venture company) in California working both with exploration and field development projects.
He joined Statoil in 2013 working on the Gullfaks Field. In 2018 he joined the Johan Castberg field development project working with reservoir characterization and reservoir modelling.
• Educational background as a reservoir engineer, from the University of Stavanger
• Worked in the oil industry since 1990, mainly as a reservoir engineer, with Statoil/Equinor since 1991, and from 2009 onwards.
• Consultant with AkerGeo 2002 - 2009
• Worked with Statfjord, Åsgard, Snorre, as well as international projects in Iran (2001-2002) and Canada (2010-2013)
• Return to Snorre, with the Snorre Expansion Project, since 2015
Born in Kristiansund November 1988. Active volleyball player playing in the elite series in Norway for Kristiansund Volleyball Klubb.
Started at NTNU in 2007 studying Petroleum Engineering specializing within Reservoir Engineering. Summer Internships in both Statoil and BP during the studies. Moved to The Netherlands while writing the Master Thesis for Shell Global Solutions in Rijswijk. Graduated in 2012 with a Master of science in Reservoir Engineering. Started working for Shell Norway in Stavanger enrolling to the graduate program for Reservoir Engineers. Moved to Lundin in 2015 after completing the graduate program. Have been working on the Johan Sverdrup field, planning and executing the extended well test performed in granitic basement, engaged in digitalization and the adoption of ensemble based modelling and currently working on the Edvard Grieg field.
I have a PhD in statistics from UiO, and is currently assaistant research director in the SAND group at Norsk Regnesentral. I have been working at NR for 24 years with various geostatistical problems, mainly within seismic inversion and reservoir characterization, with a focus on facies modelling.
Lead geologist in OKEA since 2016, Harmonie Wiesenberg has first worked in field development as Grevling subsurface manager and work currently with fields in production: both partner operated (Gjøa) and OKEA operated (Draugen). She is the project leader for the Draugen full field model 2020.
Between 2007 and 2016, she worked as geologist in Equinor. She started with geomodelling and wellsite training and moved then to the Heidrun Petec team to plan wells and follow operations. She was responsible for the Heidrun Annual Maturation process between 2013 and 2015.
She holds a master’s in Geosciences from the french geological engineering school in Nancy (ENSG).
• Master’s Degree in marine geology from UiB.
• Ormen Lange Production Geologist working with Norske Shell since 2011.
• 2011-2014 Operations Geologist for Ormen Lange and Draugen
• 2012 Wellsite geology posting in Salym, Western Siberia
• 2014-2017 Static Modeller for Ormen Lange
• 2017-2019 Exploration Geology Mid Norway and Nordan basin
• 2019- Field Geologist Ormen Lange
Members of Conference Committee:
- Rodmar Ravnås, AkerBP
- Eirik Rosseland Knutsen, AkerBP
- Ronald Sørlie, Lundin
- Paul Spencer, Vår Energi
- Kevin Keogh, Equinor
- Andres Hatløy, ConocoPhillips
- Hilde Braut, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
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
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The fee includes:
– Conference papers
– Conference Dinner
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.
For further information please contact:
Norwegian Petroleum Society
Project Manager Tonje Raknes
tel. +47 983 06 118