TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2022

Focus > Implementation of Automated Chemical Management Systems | Remote Chemical Management | Finding Optimum Treatment Levels | Improvement of Communications Between Producers and Service Companies | Real Time Data Monitoring | Implementing Mobile Applications | Data Management| Environmentally Sustainable Improvements

8:00am Registration

9:00am Opening Remarks 

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

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: THE SUCCESSFUL & EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF A CHEMICAL AUTOMATION PROGRAMME & THE LONG-TERM FINANCIAL VIABILITY 

In the oilfield 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 plays where chemical monitoring & automation need to be applied better.

KEYNOTE CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

9:20am - 10:00am The value of meaningful reliable information; using IOT devices to optimize chemical usage and manage operational costs

  • Business drivers for leveraging IOT devices for optimizing chemical usage and reducing operational costs.

  • Infrastructure requirements to support large scale IOT deployment.

  • Integration of IOT information with live process data and operator observations to drive chemical and facility optimization.

Peter New, Process Engineer & Chemical Advisor, Chevron

THE ADDITIONAL CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING AN AUTOMATED CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ONTO AN AGED WELL

LATEST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
 

10:00am - 10:40am Successfully implementing a chemical automation program on a brownfield well site

  • Understand the challenges associated with implementing and operating a program on an established wellsite

  • Assess how the producers can overcome potential issues and ensure the programs are operating successfully

  • Assess the level of benefits vs. previous production rates and profit rates

Adam Noyes, Global Solutions, Product Manager, Halliburton

10.40am Networking Refreshment Break

ADJUSTING OPTIMUM TREATMENT LEVELS TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCTION AS WELL REQUIREMENTS CHANGE THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFETIME

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION 

11:20pm - 12:00pm Assess the optimum treatment balance and how automating this correctly throughout the life of the well can maximize production levels 

 

  • Examine the ways to find the optimum treatment level for a particular well to decrease downtime and increase production whilst maximizing profit margins by not overtreating 

  • Understand trends in well performance and how the level of chemical injection required to maximize production alters with age 

  • Assess the best strategies to automate changes in chemical injection levels as a well ages overtime to ensure profit levels remain at the optimum amount 

Fadi El Ahmadieh, Staff Corrosion Engineer, ConocoPhillips

Teddy Batouma, Production Operation Engineer, Occidental Petroleum

Lucas Green, Automation & Operations Centers Manager, Maverick Natural Resources

LATEST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

12:00am - 12:40pm Assess the latest operational platforms and data management technologies that can be implemented over multiple assets to increase efficiency 

  • Assess how the implementation of these platforms can improve operational performance and output 

  • Examine how the long-term cost benefits created by increased performance and efficiency, offset the initial costs of implementing these technologies 

  • Understand how these platforms successfully streamline operations and automatically communicate across the program 

Chad Hammond, President, DC3 Controls

Kyle Herl, Digital & Automation Champion, Upstream Chemical Application Advisor, DC3 Controls

12:40pm - Networking Lunch Break 

THE FUTURE OUTLOOK OF US OIL & GAS DURING UNCERTAIN ECONOMIC TIMES & MITIGATING AGAINST THESE CHALLENGES

2:20pm - 3:00pm Mitigating the effects of the current economic and supply chain crisis to maintain & improve operational efficiency 

  • Understand the strategies being used by producers to offset the rising operational and chemical costs caused by the ongoing global economic crisis due to the Russia/Ukraine conflict 

  • Analyze the benefits of utilizing automated chemical programs during a time of financial difficulty and the importance of making every dollar count to maintain profitability 

  • Assess the strategies being implemented to reduce supply chain issues to maintain production levels 

  • Understand how successful chemical automation strategies can help protect production operations from the ongoing workforce shortage accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and increase efficiency 

Faustine Jean-Louis, Senior Economic Research Associate, American Petroleum Institution

LATEST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

1:40pm - 2:20pm Assessing the latest preventative treatment methods for paraffin wax build up to reduce downtime and maintenance costs  

  • Examine the latest innovative chemical treatment methods for remediating against and preventing the build-up of paraffin 

  • Assess how the latest paraffin treatment methods are administered without the need for hot oiling 

  • Understand how the latest chemical treatment technology can be successfully administered as part of an automated program to proactively decrease failure rates and increase production 

Mike Mcclelland, Operations Manager, Durango Resources

David Fontenot, VP, Technolgy, Pro-Ject Chemicals

3:00pm Afternoon Networking Break

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

 

3.40pm - 4:20pm Assessing the latest automation systems for remotely monitoring chemical inventories on methanol pumps

  • Understand how a single chemical automation system can allow the user to manage various data levels and adjustments to streamline operations and reduce downtime

  • Assess how the remote management of a chemical treatment programme improves carbon footprint, streamlines workforce requirements, improves worker safety and increases efficiency

  • Examine the challenges involved in implementing such an expansive system across a range of methanol pumps and the costs involved depending on characteristics

Ying Tsang, Chemical & Water Engineering Advisor, Occidental Petroleum

STRATEGIES TO INCREASE OPERATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY & EFFECTIVELY LOWER CARBON EMISSIONS

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

4:20pm - 5:00pm Strategies to increase production and efficiency over the full lifetime of 

a well

  • Discuss how regular communications between producers and chemical service providers can ultimately increase well performance

  • Discuss what communications are needed and how often

  • What strategies could be used to better these communications such as regular team meetings and chemical automation councils within production teams?

Alexander Ostertag, Senior Reliability Engineer, Murphy Oil

Mohsen Achour, Corrosion and Asset Integrity SME, ConocoPhillips

Christian Carroll, Production Engineer, Terra Energy Partners

MAXIMIZING PRODUCTION RATES BY OPTIMIZING TREATMENT LEVELS DEPENDING ON WELL TYPE PREFERENCES

2:30pm - 3:00pm Understanding the requirements for successfully operating chemicals remotely depending on the type of artificial lift to maximize output 

  • Assess the different chemical requirements associated with different artificial lift types 

  • What are the challenges for operators implementing remote program on varying well types? 

  • Understand how an operator has adjusted chemical requirements and remote operations to ensure different well types are performing at the highest possible rate 

  • Examine the stages at which an automated chemical program becomes operationally beneficial from a long-term financial perspective depending on the type of artificial lift 

3:00pm - 3:30pm A Review and categorization of the types of automation systems and chemical delivery methods that are currently available in the market 

  • Assess the range of automation systems available to producers and their benefits 

  • How and why can these different automation systems be categorized? How can this increase production? 

  • Discuss the benefits associated with chemical delivery methods such as batch treating, capillary tubing and wellhead 

THE IMPORTANCE OF VALUABLE REAL TIME DATA TO OPERATE PROACTIVELY & PREVENT POTENTIAL FAILURES

4:00pm - 4:30pm Assessing how the acquisition and interpretation of raw data can be automated to create a real action to increase operational efficiency 

  • Assessing how the acquisition and interpretation of raw data can be automated to create a real action to increase operational efficiency 

  • Examine the processes being used to convert raw data into a meaningful output potentially saving weeks of delay when compared to manual collection 

  • Understand how AI and Machine Learning technology can be programmed to instantly spot trends to provide meaningful information and provide actions 

  • Understand the importance of recording data for future analysis and any potential changes in chemical providers or purchased assets to ensure a smooth and efficient changeover process 

  • What are the benefits of a fully automated program where AI carries out the solution, therefore reducing human error? 

  • Assess how operators have integrated numerous systems and data processes into one streamlined dashboard to increase operations 

Alexander Ostertag, Senior Reliability Engineer, Murphy Oil

Mohsen Achour, Corrosion and Asset Integrity SME, ConocoPhillips

Christian Carroll, Production Engineer, Terra Energy Partners

LATEST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

4:30pm - 5:00pm Assessing the latest chemical treatment technology for minimizing corrosion to lower failure rates, reduce maintenance costs and increase production 

  • Examine the latest innovative chemical treatment methods for reducing H2S levels and mitigating against corrosion 

  • Understand how the latest chemical treatment technology can be successfully administered as part of an automated chemical program to control corrosion and reduce downtime 

  • How can models predict the risk of corrosion at various wells as part of an automated system and implement correction measures to proactively prevent failures from occurring 

DIGITAL CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

5:00pm - 5:30pm How can the implementation of mobile apps and platforms increase production levels and reduce failure rates through faster response 

  • Understand how an operator has successfully introduced a real time data system that can be fully operated remotely 

  • Assess how the system allows producers to be made aware of potential issues and act immediately, saving substantial work-over and repair costs 

  • How can these mobile apps can be used on tablets and phones to instantly keep track of production trends and send alerts? 

  • What are the advantages of real time analysis of production, injection and corrosion rates on one single mobile application? 

LOCAL OR ON-SITE DATA STORAGE VS CLOUD BASED STORAGE 

5:30pm - 6:00pm Discuss the advantages of data storage locations: local only, on premises, or within an advanced IoT cloud storage facility 

  • Discuss the advantages of holding data at on-site facility when considering data availability and security 

  • Discuss the benefits of using a cloud storage facility when relating to security, storage size and remote accessibility via apps 

  • Understand the costs associated with each of the methods and the requirements associated with moving to cloud-based storage 

  • Understand the risks associated with cloud-based systems such as cyber-attacks and how to mitigate this via back-up storage 

  • How do these methods effect the ease of access for CSP’s or other companies in the event that assets change ownership – can data be easily moved from one organisation to another to prevent operational issues and loss of revenue? 

6:00pm Day 1 Closing Remarks

6:10pm - 7:10pm Networking Drinks Reception