SPE Western Regional Meeting

23-27 April 2017, Bakersfield, California

Number of conference papers: 106

Day 1
25 April 2017

Session 2: Reservoir Description and Dynamics

This session includes both case studies and new solutions for improving reservoir characterization in multi-layered and unconventional reservoirs. Case studies relate to lessons learned from gas injection into a shallow oil zone in Elk Hills, completion strategies and formation testing in the Antelope shale. New approaches for reservoir modeling using geo-cellular grids and finite elements method will also be discussed.
Kostelnik, Keith, California Resources Corp.
Arredondo, Pedro, California Resources Corp.
Montenegro, Ana, California Resources Corp.
185655-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Mao, Yilin, Louisiana State University
Zeidouni, Mehdi, Louisiana State University
185654-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Ardali, Mojtaba, California Resources Corporation
D'Cruz, Ryan, California Resources Corporation
Erickson, Telann, California Resources Corporation
Moustakis, Michael, California Resources Corporation
Salameh, Mourad, California Resources Corporation
185647-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Lal, Manish K., Chevron
Tran, Viet H., Chevron
Singh, Amit, Chevron
185721-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Kazemi, Mohammad, West Virginia University
Takbiri-Borujeni, Ali, West Virginia University
185623-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Omosebi, O. A., University of Oklahoma
Akabogu, A. K., University of Oklahoma
185689-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Session 3: Heavy Oil and Thermal Recovery

Heavy oil and thermal recovery has a long and rich history in Western Region of SPE. There are some innovative topics covered in this session, ranging from modeling, fiber optics, and SAGD.
Sarma, Pallav, Tachyus Inc.
Fowler, Garrett, Tachyus Inc.
Henning, Mark, Tachyus Inc.
Kyriacou, Stylianos, Tachyus Inc.
Thakur, Ganesh, Tachyus Inc.
Sloss, Dakin, Tachyus Inc.
Shipley, Wyatt, Vaquero Energy Inc.
185747-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Meguerdijian, S., University of Southern California
Jha, B., University of Southern California
185733-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Shirdel, M., Chevron Energy Technology Company
Buell, R. S., Chevron Energy Technology Company
Wells, M., Chevron Energy Technology Company
185667-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Mathur, Bakul, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dandekar, Abhijit Y., University of Alaska Fairbanks
Khataniar, Santanu, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Patil, Shirish L., King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
185704-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Wang, Hongsheng, University of North Dakota
Rabiei, Minou, University of North Dakota
Lei, Guanglun, China University of Petroleum
Wang, Sai, University of North Dakota
185650-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Bayestehparvin, Bita, University of Calgary
Ali, S. M. Farouq, University of Calgary
Abedi, Jalal, University of Calgary
185734-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Session 4: Drilling and Completion

The drive to reduce costs and improve efficiencies are key to success in a tough business environment. Some topics covered in this session deal with two case histories of lost circulation, fiber technology, and use of MWD while using Postive Displacement Drilling Motor.
Al-Mudhafar, Watheq J., Louisiana State University
Rao, Dandina N., Louisiana State University
185701-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Eulberg, J., Schlumberger
Hudson, M., Schlumberger
185625-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Sharma, Meenu, Infosys Ltd
Little, Robert, Infosys Ltd
Arumugam, Sethupathi, Infosys Ltd
Wang, Sophie, Infosys Ltd
185639-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Quintero, Lirio, Baker Hughes
Newberry, Michael, Baker Hughes
Morales, Rosanel, Baker Hughes
Davis, Chelsea, Baker Hughes
185735-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Wu, Z., Xi'an Shiyou University
Hareland, G., Oklahoma State University
Loggins, S. M., Oklahoma State University
Lai, S., Pason Systems Corp.
Eddy, A., Pason Systems Corp.
Olesen, L., Pason Systems Corp.
185643-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Session 6: Enhanced Oil Recovery/Secondary Recovery

EOR and Secondary Recovery is important because it means renewing old fields. This session deals with interesting and innovative topics such as reservoir engineering, planning and piloting, simulation, empirical and analytical approaches, comparison between polymer and steam, and polymer flooding.
Omelchenko, Roman, California Resources Corporation
Wang, Guanglan, California Resources Corporation
Klepacki, Doug, California Resources Corporation
Cooper, Marc, California Resources Corporation
185635-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Al-Mudhafar, Watheq J., Louisiana State University
Rao, Dandina, Louisiana State University
185732-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Yang, Zhengming, Aera Energy LLC
185726-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Azad, Madhar Sahib, University of Alberta
Trivedi, Japan J, University of Alberta
185668-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Vittoratos, Euthymios, Petroprognostica
Kovscek, Anthony, Stanford University
185633-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Delamaide, Eric, IFT Technologies Inc, The EOR Alliance
185728-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Kronkosky, Chad E., CEK Engineering LLC, Texas Tech University
Kronkosky, Blake C., StateTech Engineering, Texas Tech University
Ettehadtavakkol, Amin, Texas Tech University
185740-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Mansour, Ahmed GH, Texas Tech University
Khalil, Rayan, Texas Tech University
Gamadi, Talal, Texas Tech University
185680-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Session 7: Hydraulic Fracturing Technology

Even though there are concerns among general public about this technology, hydraulic fracturing technology has revolutionized the U.S. petroleum industry and has contributed to the unprecedented growth of oil and gas production in the U.S. This session will cover some creative and innovative topics relating to hydraulic fracturing. Some topics are sonic logs, sequenced fracturing techniques, geomechanical modeling, reducing proppant flow back, and fracture propagation modeling.
Samnejad, M.,
Aminzadeh, F.,
Bubshait, A.,
185644-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Rutzinger, Gunther, Schlumberger
Wages, David, BP
Shrider, James, BP
Robertson, Daniel B., BP
Hanzik, Cody, Schlumberger
Bogdan, Andrey, Schlumberger
Keilers, Adam, Schlumberger
Oussoltsev, Dmitry, Schlumberger
185738-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Qi, Qianru, University of Southern California
Jha, Birendra, University of Southern California
185708-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Peyman, Mohammadmoradi, University of Calgary
Apostolos, Kantzas, University of Calgary
185720-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Srinivasan, Karthik, Schlumberger
Krishnamurthy, Jayanth, Schlumberger
Kaufman, Peter, Schlumberger
185753-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Wheeler, Richard, Baker Hughes
Williams, V., Baker Hughes
Mayor, J., Baker Hughes
Khan, S., BJ Services
Everson, N., BJ Services
Steinhardt, A., BP America
185622-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Eker, Erdinc, Colorado School of Mines
Uzun, Ilkay, Colorado School of Mines
Kazemi, Hossein, Colorado School of Mines
Rutledge, J. M., Marathon Oil Company
186087-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Clarkson, C. R., University of Calgary
Qanbari, F., University of Calgary
Williams-Kovacs, J. D., University of Calgary
Zanganeh, B., University of Calgary
185724-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Zanganeh, B., University of Calgary
Clarkson, C. R., University of Calgary
Hawkes, R. V., Trican Well Service Ltd.
185649-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Session 8: Unconventional

The growth in production from unconventional reservoirs has been breathtaking, and Engineers have been key to this growth. This session is part of the on-going discussion and innovation. Some of the topics covered are: hydraulic fracturing, analysis of EOR, and errors in predictions.
Gao, Song, University of Southern California
Ershaghi, Iraj, University of Southern California
185677-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Alexeyev, Alan, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota
Ostadhassan, Mehdi, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota
Bubach, Bailey, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota
Boualam, Aldjia, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota
Djezzar, Sofiane, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota
185664-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Uzun, Ilkay, Colorado School of Mines
Eker, Erdinc, Colorado School of Mines
Cho, Younki, Colorado School of Mines
Kazemi, Hossein, Colorado School of Mines
Rutledge, J. M., Marathon Oil Company
185737-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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El Sgher, M., West Virginia University
Aminian, K., West Virginia University
Ameri, S., West Virginia University
185628-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Alfarge, Dheiaa, Iraqi Ministry of Oil, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Wei, Mingzhen, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Bai, Baojun, Missouri University of Science and Technology
185640-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Ajisafe, Foluke, Schlumberger
Shan, Dan, Schlumberger
Alimahomed, Farhan, Schlumberger
Lati, Shrutesh, Schlumberger
Ejofodomi, Efe, Schlumberger
185672-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Jaiswal, Aaditi, University of Southern California
Alabdulbaqi, Nibras, University of Southern California
Alsafar, Ali, University of Southern California
Ershaghi, I., University of Southern California
185660-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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