Ranking & Metrics
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Research Impact Score:1.80
Contributing Best Scientists:17
Papers published by Best Scientists82
Research Ranking (Earth Science)2
Conference Call for Papers
URTeC 2022 Themes and Sub-Themes
Theme 1: Operators’ Forum: Case Studies Highlighting the Multidisciplinary Approach to Exploration, Appraisal, Pilot Tests, and Development
The Operators’ Forum will focus on case studies that illustrate the integration of multiple disciplines, including geology, geophysics, geomechanics, completions engineering, and reservoir engineering, to evaluate complex datasets and improve asset value. The case studies may focus on the complete life cycle of unconventional plays, from exploration and appraisal to pilot tests and large-scale development.
Because this is an Operators Forum, speakers must be operators and the focus of the paper should be on operators’ projects. Team presentations are highly encouraged, and these should have an operator as a lead speaker but can of course incorporate non-operators in the paper and presentations.
Well Spacing to Field Development and Stacked Pay Development Strategies
Quantifying, Mitigating and/or Overcoming Parent-Child effects
Case Studies Highlighting Optimizing Completion, Perforation, and Stimulation Strategies
Refracturing to Improve Performance and Economics
A focus on Key Unconventional Basins and their Development
EOR in Unconventionals
Sustainability, Rapid Industry Change, and the Social License to Operate
Business Aspects of Unconventional Plays
New Materials and Innovative Technologies Application (Case Studies)
Theme 2: Advanced Formation Evaluation
This theme focuses on new techniques and applications in the petrophysics discipline. A variety of logging tool responses and analytical methods can be used to evaluate the key rock property parameters leading to methods that can be applied to characterization, mapping, and well completion design and optimization.
Drivers for Understanding Reservoir Quality
Rock-Fluid and Fluid-Fluid Interactions – PVT data acquisition/analysis
High and Low Field NMR Applications
Advances in Special Core Analysis and Core-Flood Testing
Emerging Petrophysical Evaluations
Petrophysical Property Modeling for Geocellular Modeling
Pore-Network Imaging and Fluid Flow Modeling
New Materials and Innovative Technologies
Theme 3. Geological Characterization and Evaluation Spanning the E&P Lifecycle
The purpose of this theme is to provide an ample forum for geological expertise, in both breadth and depth, to be shared for opportunities and learnings across the oil and gas lifecycle. Critical assessment and prediction of unconventional performance is driven by geological property understanding, uncertainty and integration with other subdisciplines. Geological evaluation of opportunities directly impacts business cycle decisions. Contributions to the theme should share knowledge, expertise and be focused on decision-making impact.
Theme 4. Geophysical Reservoir Analysis
Geophysics is an essential tool for measuring, diagnosing, and analyzing subsurface properties. The purpose of this theme is to highlight these methods and case studies of their results. In addition, a critical objective is to highlight the interaction with and integration into geological and engineering end products.
Theme 5: Geomechanics – The Intersection of Geoscience and Engineering
Geomechanics permeates different aspects of unconventional and conventional reservoir development including drilling, completions and reservoir engineering by integrating mechanics, geology, geophysics, and rock physics to find solutions for economic production of resources. The objective of this theme is to highlight the versatility of this integrative platform in solving the most pressing problems in unconventional reservoirs.
Theme 6: Subsurface Geochemistry including Rock-Fluid and Fluid-Fluid Interactions
In this theme integration of rock-fluid and fluid-fluid physics, chemistry and behavior are discussed. Advancements in understanding the link between geological setting, geochemical attributes and property attributes can be used to predict production performance and behavior. Investigating inorganic and organic rock and fluid properties provides insights across the E&P lifecycle.
Theme 7: Applications of Data Science
This theme will focus on various aspects of the new approaches in data science in terms of measurement, analysis and interpretation of data during the entire lifecycle of reservoir from geological, geophysical and petrophysical exploration and development to how it can help in drilling, completion and reservoir performance management. Main themes include, but are not limited to, how the data is acquired, managed, and stored as well as used in an integrated fashion beyond the discipline specific workflows. In addition, we will also look at the acquisition, cost-quality pairings, and timing and frequency-redundancy of the data while highlighting the multi-scale nature of it.
Theme 8: Unlocking the Production and Recovery Potential
Building on strong fundamentals, this theme will focus on maximizing unconventional oil and gas productivity. To get the most from these reservoirs, understanding reservoir flow dynamics, which better enable modeling tools to mimic these processes, and improved artificial lift and facility methods can improve recovery. Due to low primary recovery, enhanced recovery applications could present a significant opportunity for further asset exploitation.
Theme 9: Reserves Estimation and Production Forecasting
This theme showcases new insights with respect to estimating reserves and forecasting production with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of well supported assessments. New techniques to provide reliable forecasts will be explored in moving resources to reserves to production.