DAY ONE | TUESDAY MARCH 22, 2022

Focus > Manage Chemical Related Costs & Rates of Well Failures | Operational Value of Chemicals Reducing Usage | Corrosion & Scale Management Programs

8.00am Registration

9:00am Opening Remarks

Junior Nsiah, Managing Director, Global Strategic Networks 
Paul Gould, Principal Consultant, Imperative Insights 

KEYNOTE: REASSESS YOUR CHEMICAL OPERATIONS

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES & CHEMISTRIES TO MINIMIZE WELL/TUBING FAILURES > IMPROVE WELL PRODUCTION & OPTIMIZE SPEND

In the chemicals world, if you are not constantly improving, constantly adjusting, you are not being efficient. Wells are always changing, and production is always in decline. And if you’re not optimizing that well along with the production decline, then you are not efficient. For chemical programs to be efficient, they have to continuously be assessed and reassessed to make sure the treatment that was designed and the monitoring that was put in place is actually working. Taking the chemistry and getting the results you want is the ultimate end goal – but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in some shale plays where chemicals automation & monitoring need to be applied better.

NEW, TECHNICALLY ADVANCED & COST-EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL PROGRAMS

9:20am - 10:00am How To Continually Improve & Optimize Practices And Chemical Application To Remain Effective And Cost-Effective At The Same Time

  • Take a look at which measuring points were used to give an indication of where operators are not ‘optimized’, why, if at all, cost per boe is higher than acceptable and what is considered acceptable 
     

  • What kind of efficiencies and inefficiencies were found in the system? What strategies were put in place to manage them?
     

  • When you look at optimization, there needs to be a dollar value. Find out not only what was done, but also how much was saved 
     

  • Depending on the environmental factors

    • What was their treatment frequency?

    • What was their typical dollar spending, year on year?

    • What was the most prevalent reason for downhole failures?
       

  • What lessons were learned and where are the greatest opportunities on the application side 

Joe Alapati, Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry Advisor, Devon Energy

KEYNOTE PANEL: EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL PROGRAMS

LEARN HOW MUCH TO INJECT, HOW TO MONITOR & HOW TO FIND 

THE BALANCE BETWEEN SPENDING & CHEMICAL PERFORMANCE 

E&P companies have got to spend money on chemical management – if they don’t, their systems will fall over and fail. Now it’s really a question of tying cost to value and asking… 

‘'What is your measure of success and value capture?’

‘Are you getting value?’ 

How can you get the most value?’

NEW, TECHNICALLY ADVANCED & COST-EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL PROGRAMS
 

10.00am - 10:30am Can A Change In Chemistry Directly Be Responsible For 20% Reduction In Failure Rate Or Are There Other Combinations Of Factors Contributing To This Reduction In Failure Frequency?

In this dialogue, attendees debate over some critical questions being asked today, as E&P priorities shift towards financial performance & profitability, and failure frequency/rate becomes the biggest metric being measured right now.

 

  • How do you know if you are getting the best operational value at each well after spending millions on chemicals? What is your measure of success? How are you capturing value?

  • How are you quantifying whether improvements in production volumes, uptime and reduced failure rates are directly attributable to the chemicals that you are injecting? 

  • Why are some chemical foreman and pumpers still not spending on chemicals and biocides when they are having downhole failures and they are pulling tubing and rods left and right?

Joe Alapati, Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry Advisor, Devon Energy

Tim Allen, Chemical Advisor, Novetus Engineering (Chevron - Contractor)

Danny Durham, Ex Director Global Chemical Applications, Previously at Apache Corporation

10.30am - 11:00am An Integrated Approach Drives Successful Chemical Program Optimization

  • Increased communication between completion and production teams sets the stage for cohesive chemical treatment programs

  • Opportunities to increase throughput while preventing plugging and fouling of the formation

  • A specialty chemical team delivering application expertise throughout the lifecycle of a well helps operators maximize the value of their assets

Ashley Gonzalez, Principal Product Champion, Multi-Chem, a Halliburton Service

Soraya Fears, Principal Account Representative, Multi-Chem, a Halliburton Service

11.00am Networking Refreshment Break

LEADING-EDGE CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY

CUT CHEMICAL USAGE WHILE INCREASING PRODUCTION & UPTIME

11:30am - 12:10pm A Successful CO2 Corrosion Mitigation Case

  • Process used in this case

  • Examples of attack and location

  • Corrosion modeling and correlation to inspection data

  • Corrosion inhibitor application

  • Impact of corrosion failures

Ron MacLeod, Chemical Advisor, Chevron

Dillon Mattis, Process Safety Engineer, Chevron

CORROSION MANAGEMENT > LOCALIZED & RISK-BASED INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT

E&P PANEL: HOLISTIC VIEWS ON MANAGING CORROSION IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS & OPERATIONS AREAS

MICROBIAL CORROSION | HIGH CO2 FIELDS | WELLS WITH H2S CORROSION DISCUSSIONS

12:10pm - 12:40pm E&P Experiences When Managing Corrosion In Environments And Fields With High Bacteria, High CO2 And H2S: This Is What Happened, This Is What They Did, And This Is The Result

With corrosion management becoming a bigger and bigger priority issue for E&Ps, irrespective of where they operate, Operators are recognizing that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for managing different types of corrosion. This panel discussion will allow participants and attendees to share their experiences on.

 

  • Changes in the reservoir that causes corrosion to deposit

  • Has more corrosion been depositing in recent months and years?

  • What type of corrosion inhibitor is good in which scenario?

  • What is the cut-off point? 

  • What are the limitations, if any? 

  • What kind of temperatures can different corrosion inhibitors tolerate? 

  • Who are the E&P’s preferred corrosion products’ suppliers?

  • How is the corrosion inhibitor injected for the best results?

Vaibhav Nikam (Nick), Mechanical Integrity Engineer Advisor, Occidental Petroleum

Muhammad Murtaza, Integrity Engineer, Talos Energy

Mohsen Achour, Corrosion and Asset Integrity SME, ConocoPhillips

12:40pm - Networking Lunch Break 

CUTTING-EDGE CORROSION INHIBITORS > CONNECT LAB TESTING TO REAL-WORLD APPLICATION

1:40pm - 2:20pm Corrosion Issues – Our Focus In The Industry

When operators asked the question, ‘Do you we treat horizontals for corrosion all the way to the end with laterals lengths getting longer and longer?’ The consensus was ‘we don’t have anything that works’. Applying chemicals and corrosion inhibitors all the way to the end of the horizontal section is a big challenge. There is still a lot of space for conversation and a lot of room for improvement. 

 

We’re expanding the envelope, and giving you the chance to take a look at the economics, applications and real-world performance of advanced corrosion inhibitors that are effective at protecting your capital assets, including…

 

  • Chemistries to treat microbiological induced corrosion, galvanic corrosion and H2S corrosion

  • Chemicals that have high-temperature tolerance

  • Chemicals that perform in both treated and untreated wells

  • Combination products to treat more than one issue

  • Different application strategies to control corrosion rates

Teddy Vocka Batouma, Sr Production Chemical Sp & WI Eng, Occidental Petroleum 

CORROSION MONITORING & KPIs

2:20pm - 3:00pm New Development in Chemical Optimization and Corrosion Monitoring

Unlike paraffin, corrosion happens over time and is hard to see. There is a lack of integration when it comes to reducing corrosion failures or corrosion management. Some argue that corrosion is a bigger problem now not because we don’t have products that inhibit corrosion, but because it is not being monitored properly, not understanding what causes corrosion and where the real risks are for different types of corrosion. 

 

  • Encapsulated corrosion inhibitor to potentially enhance chemical partitioning

  • Biomarker technology to enhance MIC diagnostic and biocide optimization

  • Portable corrosion skid device to monitor corrosion rates onsite

Yao Xiong, Team Lead, Corrosion and Asset Integrity, ExxonMobil

3:00pm Afternoon Networking Break

SCALE-INDUCED FAILURES

 

Different waters from dissimilar sources and pay zones are being recovered, but those waters are not mixing. And when waters don’t mix, it causes scaling. Not only that, chloride and potassium levels are now significantly higher than before. What used to be a significantly low-priority topic is now the second biggest downhole challenge, after corrosion. In this section of scale focused presentations and discussions, we address three high-priority areas, as ranked by US E&Ps.

PANEL DISCUSSION: PROACTIVELY PREVENT SCALE

3:30pm - 4.00pm Advanced Application Procedures For Chemically Treating Wells At Different Stages To Proactively Overcome Scaling And Production Issues

  • Learn best practices on effectively injecting the right dosage of scale squeezers at the right time to proactively prevent issues

  • Find out how to treat the well and/or add more chemical additives to the stimulation process to overcome production issues

  • Real results on how new and improved chemicals and application strategies have reduced scale in flowlines

Wei Wang, Fluid Chemistry Scientist, Oilfield Chemistry CoP Leader, Chevron

Fadi El Ahmadieh, Staff Corrosion Engineer, ConocoPhillips

Kevin Spicka, Industry Technical Consultant, ChampionX

PRODUCTION CHEMICAL APPLICATION: NEW VS TRADITIONAL 

4:00pm - 4.30pm New vs Traditional Production Chemical and Application Approaches and Strategies - Treating Surfaces vs Fluids and Updating Application Technology

  • Chemical Related Failure Rate Improvement

  • Total System, Metal Surface / Interfacial Chemistry Approach

  • Reduced Failure Rates, Chemical, and Failure Costs

  • Affordable, Step Change, Digital, Automation Technology

  • Chemical Application with ESG Step Change

Danny Durham, Ex Director Global Chemical Applications, Previously at Apache Corporation

USING DATA TO SEE HOW WELL YOUR CHEMICAL PROGRAM IS PERFORMING

4.30pm - 5:00pm State-Of-Play in Using Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) To Reduce Chemical-Related Failures

While there is a lot of activity around improving drilling and maintenance using ML and AI in Oil and Gas, there has been far less published about using these tools to improve Chemical Management. Is Chemical management just too complex for the current technology or are there other factors slowing progress? What is the current state-of-play and what is being learned?

This presentation gives you the chance to better understand: 

  • Where the Oil and Gas industry is in using ML and AI to great effect.

  • The real-time data conundrum and the role of sensors and unstructured data in Chemical Management.

  • Using the example of Corrosion Management, what are some of the challenges facing the adoption of AI and ML for Chemical Management.

  • The link between Contextualized Data, Deep Contextualization, and Actionable Intelligence.

  • Tailoring your Chemical Data Management to meet the needs of ML and AI.

Paul Gould, Principal Consultant, Imperative Insights LLC 

5:00pm Day 1 Closing Remarks

5:10pm - 6:10pm Networking Drinks Reception