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

7:30am Registration

8:20am Opening Remarks

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

8:30am - 9:00am
Join E&P Subject Matter Experts As They Discuss 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 

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
 

9.00am - 9:30am 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?

YOU REDUCED CHEMICAL COST FROM $1 MILLION TO $750,000, BUT…

HOW DID THAT RELATE TO CONTROLLING THE COST OF FAILURES? 

For every tubing failure, an operator incurs a cost of $50,000, and that is just to replace the tubing. An average well failure can cost in excess of $250,000. So far, the focus has been on reducing the cost of chemicals. Simply reducing the cost of chemicals is not good enough anymore. What operators want to see is how by using X chemical they are able to save on rod costs, tubing failure costs and the overall total cost of well failures.

9.30am - 10:00am Better Understand The Relationship Between Reduction In Chemical Costs And The Cost And Frequency Of Downhole Failures

  • If an operator spent $2 million, and only $200,000 was spent on chemicals – did they even capture all  the right costs?

  • What is the operator’s biggest cost item – Is it still chemicals? Or when we are talking with respect to failures, is it tubing or rod costs? 

  • Is it the rod/tubing cost greater than chemical cost? If yes, then by how much? 1:2? 3:1?

  • What is the true correlation between cost of chemicals and failures?

 

By answering these questions and others, this discussion will effectively illustrate the relationship between the cost of chemicals and the cost savings that can be realized by reducing failure rates and frequency.

10.00am Networking Refreshment Break

LEADING-EDGE CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY

CUT CHEMICAL USAGE WHILE INCREASING PRODUCTION & UPTIME

10:30am - 11:00am Using Operating Parameters to Reduce Flow Assurance Risks with Little Impact to Production

  • What can you do to operate differently so you don’t need as much chemicals?

  • What can you do to change why you need chemicals?

  • How can you set up production to allow chemicals to be cut in half?

  • How can you manage downhole temperatures and pressures to reduce your chemical needs?

> Think further ahead and change the way you and your chemical teams are thinking. Learn how operators and chemical vendors are advancing possibilities and reducing chemical usage without impacting production and increasing failure frequency. 

CORROSION MANAGEMENT > LOCALISED & RISK-BASED INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT

HOLISTIC VIEWS ON MANAGING CORROSION IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS & OPERATIONS AREAS

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

11:30am - 12:00pm 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?

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

12:00pm - 12:30pm Application & Performance Of Cutting-Edge Inhibitors To Treat The Full Length Lateral For Corrosion

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

 

12:30pm - Networking Lunch Break 

CORROSION MONITORING & KPIs

1:30pm - 2:00pm If You Can’t Measure & Monitor It, You Can’t Manage It: Effective Monitoring Strategies & KPIs For Proper Corrosion Monitoring, Risk Assessment And Failure Analysis

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. 

 

  • This presentation gives you insight on how to use the latest online monitoring tools and corrosion coupons to properly monitor corrosion and identify the risk of bacterial, CO2 and H2S corrosion, to proactively determine the right solution for corrosion control.

CORROSION PROTECTION MATERIALS

2:00pm - 2:30pm New Corrosion Resistant Materials, Linings and Coatings To Protect Your Capital Asset, Prevent Failures & Prolong Equipment Life

Once corrosion builds up, you cannot 100% remove it. You can treat it and prolong the life of your equipment and systems, but there is nothing like 100% protection from corrosion. What operators can do is put measures in place to prevent it. We look at some of the most effective ways to prevent corrosion and protect equipment and systems from its detrimental effects.

 

  • Materials to help you produce oil knowing it has corrosive elements in it without drilling holes and destroying the asset/pipeline 

  • Application of coatings and liners to protect equipment, tanks, treaters, vessels and piping that are exposed to water

  • Understand the cost of doing nothing vs. the cost of doing something – does the cost of taking preventative measure outweigh failure costs?

USING DATA TO SEE HOW WELL YOUR CORROSION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IS PERFORMING

2.30pm - 3:00pm Leverage Data Management & Machine Learning To Manage Corrosion & Failures > New Opportunities That Play Into Existing Chemistries

So far people have wanted to hear about better, more sophisticated chemistries to manage corrosion. But there are a lot of opportunities in between, in shaded areas where chemicals and technological advances are starting to overlap. One of the biggest things right now is corrosion management with advanced data management, machine learning and AI capabilities.

 

This presentation gives you the chance to better understand… 

 

  • What type of real-time data you need to make better corrosion management decisions

  • How you can effectively track corrosion build-up 

  • How data management and machine learning plays into existing chemistries

  • How you can use an entire program of monitoring and prove it works with your chemistries to solve actual problems

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.

NEW SCALE INHIBITORS > APPLICATION & PERFORMANCE

3:30pm - 4:00 Understand Application, Performance And Long-Term Effects Of The Latest Scale Inhibitors: Unique Solutions For A Growing US-Wide Challenge

 

  • What’s new? What has been developed in the last 6-12 months that can gives a scale-free life of 1-2 years?

  • How do the economics compare to other inhibitors available on the market?

  • Are there any compatibility issues between existing and new, more advanced chemistries? Understand how simple or how complex the transition might be when making the switch 

  • Hear results from application in the lab and on the field to quantity short and long-term performance and effects on the well, to measure success

HOW CO2 AFFECTS & SCALING TENDENCIES

4:00pm - 4:30pm Cutting-Edge Research Results On How CO2 Injection And Resultant Changes In Ph Levels Of Water Affect Downhole Scaling Tendencies 

According to some industry experts, EOR is a need, and not an option anymore. More and more operators are injecting carbon dioxide into formations to enhance recovery. However, these secondary recovery techniques are changing the pH levels of water. 

 

  • This has raised an important question - How do changes in pH levels from CO2 injection affect the scaling tendencies of water?

 

This presentation sees operators and research scientists sharing exclusive intelligence gathered from extensive research and water sampling studies. 

PANEL DISCUSSION: PROACTIVELY PREVENT SCALE

4:30pm - 5.00pm 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

5:00pm Day 1 Closing Remarks

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