EAGE workshop on reservoir management to discuss analyzes to optimize production
Doha: With a focus on solving the challenges of carbonate reservoir management, registration is open for the highly anticipated fourth edition of the Association’s Well Injectivity/Productivity and Reservoir Management in Carbonates (WIPIC) Workshop of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), will take place in Doha from 21 to 23 March.
The workshop will bring together expert representatives from Qatari and international oil companies, service providers, universities and research institutes to discuss a comprehensive range of multidisciplinary topics related to carbonate reservoir management.
The scope of the forum has been expanded to cover the entire reservoir, not just the wells. While noting that well injectivity and productivity are essential for optimal field development, other elements such as geological modeling, reservoir simulation, management and enhanced recovery mechanisms are also crucial as the he industry is moving towards a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.
To this end, submissions were invited on several research areas and integrated case studies. Technical presentations, keynote speeches and panel discussions will cover topics such as enhanced/enhanced recovery methods (water injection, gas injection, water gas alternation); data analysis and machine learning to optimize oil and gas field development and reservoir management; reservoir management strategies to reduce environmental footprint; reservoir simulation and prediction; and emerging technologies such as blue hydrogen and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Ahmad Sami Abushaikha, Associate Professor in HBKU’s College of Science and Engineering, Division of Sustainable Development, co-chairs the event with Dr. Herbert Lescanne of TotalEnergies. The technical committee includes industry experts from energy companies and universities, including Schlumberger and Stanford University.
Dr Abushaika said, “In its fourth edition, the WIPIC workshop presents an exceptional opportunity to share experiences and propose new methods to improve reservoir management. We encourage everyone in the oil and gas industry to register and participate in this valuable knowledge exchange with experts, engineers and academics, which can lead to new collaborations that benefit our work.