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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198029-MS
... paper discusses major achievements of the Digital Oilfield technology implemented in Burgan KwIDF project and provides an insight on the challenges in operating it. The Burgan KwIDF pilot successfully transformed GC-1 production asset into a fully instrumented DOF comprising of digital instruments and...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-197997-MS
... Abstract Production operations and optimization strategic competencies are critical for effective business performance in operating companies that are transitioning from primary/secondary recovery to tertiary recovery or when the number of field development projects for non-conventional oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-197992-MS
... Abstract North Kuwait Sabriyah wells have massive formation damage and enormous fluid losses occurring during workover operations in the Upper Burgan Formation. This challenge causes wellbore plugging, as well as incremental operational costs (rig days & brine cost) and delayed production...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198030-MS
... Abstract Gravel pack completion operations are a sand production management technique that is considered successful if the well produces no sand and has minimal impact upon the potential productivity and hydrocarbon recovery. However, statistics show that many gravel packed wells suffer reduced...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198039-MS
... maintenance operation roadmap alignment downstream oil & gas digital technology implementation reliability integration industry 4.0 digital transformation business process society of petroleum engineers With swift progresses in industry, applications and technology, the concept of...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198017-MS
... Abstract For two wells, performing continuous N 2 lifting in an offshore environment for weeks to produce a large quantity of aquifer water that had crossed into oil-bearing zones during a long shut-in period would involve high operational and logistical risks and require a large capital...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-197977-MS
... selection networking duplex stainless steel author recommend maintenance prize project shell dep new technology society of petroleum engineers communication operation requirement refinery project complete unit testing recommendation lngi Kuwait Intergrated Petroleum Industeries...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198031-MS
... Abstract Due to technical and economical limitations of hydrofracturing operations in unconventional reservoirs worldwide, an optimized hydraulic fracturing design is critical to achieve a successful well stimulation operation. The number and length of perforation clusters in each stage...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-197978-MS
... Abstract Milazzo Refinery (RaM) has developed a new safety system to minimize the risks related to "hot works" (mainly explosion risks) during normal unit operations. The good practice was for the first time utilized during Fluid Catalytic Cracking pre-turnaround and turnaround phase from...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198047-MS
... Abstract Joint ventures have become the norm in today's oil and gas industry. Whether its dictated by host countries or partnerships to reduce liability and benefit from cost reductions, it presents the non-operators of the joint venture a unique situation especially in the post Macondo era...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198001-MS
... encountered while drilling. Operationally, prior to start drilling with the MPD technique for drilling certain pre-requisites are to be met. Rig pumps are of prime importance for MPD operations, since the MPD selected mud is underbalanced that is the hydrostatic pressure of the mud itself is less than the...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-197986-MS
... operations. Many different effects, including gauges’ deployment methods, wellbore effects and operational aspects of the test can compromise the quality of bottom hole data acquired while running a welltest. Therefore, the origin and impact of each of these effects needs to be evaluated at the design stage...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198058-MS
... well as infringement to the end product specifications commitment. These may result in (a) concerns for system operability (b) vague results of end product specifications which may pose a threat in designing a production plant and facilities improvement requirements as well as firming up investment...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198053-MS
... Abstract This paper aims to describe an evolving system utilised by young professionals with varying degrees of experience and backgrounds, supported by senior staff, to gain an improved understanding of ongoing well operations. The program has been tailored to the needs and capabilities of the...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198157-MS
... tracers interact with the reservoir and thus propagate slower than passive tracers do. The time lag between the two types can be used to estimate Sor, to ultimately assess and optimize EOR operations. (b) Based on their carrying fluid: water and gas tracers. These can be used in IOR or EOR operations. All...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198144-MS
... durability milling insert milling plug well number 1 swarf quality milling operation operation casing and cementing wavedge milling insert wavedge insert cement plug cutting structure conventional cutting structure conventional technology In most of the wells, where the cement plug is...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198158-MS
... with unique completion techniques were deployed with multistage acid fracturing within their lateral sections, with minimum rig time and a high degree of accuracy. From an operational standpoint, exploiting these limestone layers with this method means that more fracture initiation points can be...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198072-MS
... results) and facilitates the selection of the best catalyst in alignment with the timeline faced by the refinery in decision-making process. This enables identification of the best catalyst from different vendors based on actual performance of the catalyst and has a great potential to enhance operations...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198089-MS
... Abstract Over the years, cybersecurity threats have grown significantly, and securing Operations Technology (OT) assets is one of the biggest challenges within the oil and gas industry today. Poor security policies could lead to unauthorized access to business-critical assets, confidential...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198176-MS
... Abstract Currently, the process safety risk associated with the siting, layout, segregation and spacing of the facilities and equipment is managed through the application of a series of standards developed long ago, when the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) (the Company) oil and gas operations were...

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