SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition

24-25 June 2020, Virtual

Number of conference papers: 43

Please note: The SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition was originally scheduled to be held in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 24-25 June 2020. Due to COVID-19 the physical event was not held, and was changed to a virtual event. The official proceedings were published online on 24 June 2020.

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Session 0: Keynote I

The main focus of this work is benchmarking of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) scale risk and its use in field development and operation phases. In general, defining a scale management strategy and design of new wells during field development are based on thermodynamic calculations, kinetic considerations and field observations. Experience has shown that wells with high temperature and high-pressure drops are prone to downhole calcium carbonate scaling, however there was a need to be more predictive concerning absolute values of temperature and pressure drops. The result from the work was a plot which has proved to be a powerful tool in planning of new wells, e.g. in the North Sea Oseberg field.

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Ramstad, Kari, Equinor ASA
Sandengen, Kristian, Equinor ASA
Mitchell, Anthony Frank, Equinor ASA
Moldrheim, Erlend, Equinor ASA
200679-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Session 1: Scale Control Lessons Learned and Case Studies I

The first presentation will demonstrate how an integrated and systematic approach to predicting scaling potential was used to appropriately monitor and manage scale during unconventional production. The next case study will show how computational fluid dynamics modelling helped on the Nova Field to significantly improve scale inhibitor squeeze placement in an open hole horizontal with large reservoir pressure differences along the well, through the application of non-Newtonian fluids and inflow control devices. Finally, a study involving the comparison of carbonate scaling tendency and scavenging ability of six different H2S scavengers will show that chemistries are available that scavenge efficiently and do not increase carbonate scaling tendency.

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Wang, Wei, Chevron Corporation
Wei, Wei, Chevron Corporation
Yan, Chao, Chevron Corporation
200668-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Droppert, Vincent, Wintershall Dea Norge AS
Hatscher, Stephan, Wintershall Dea Norge AS
Djayapertapa, Lesmana, Lloyd's Register
Byrne, Michael, Lloyd's Register
200675-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Nelson, Alexander, Schlumberger
Algrøy, Trine, Schlumberger
Netland, Kjetil, Schlumberger
Sæther, Øystein, Equinor ASA
Johnsen, Rita Iren, Equinor ASA
200703-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Session 2: Inhibition New Chemistries and Evaluation Methods

This session recognises that effective scale inhibition remains a challenge for many operators in terms of high cost chemical deployment systems, selection of appropriate chemicals and the ability to monitor reliably and in real time the efficiency of inhibition. The knowledge base is growing rapidly thanks to on-going research and some exciting new developments, which authors of the papers presented in this session are kindly going to share with us. Notable work discussed here includes recent advances in mineral scale control with a combination of polymeric dispersants and phosphonate inhibitors and a novel evaluation method using a test rig able to reproduce downhole flow at realistic rates. A well-documented challenge associated with calcite inhibition measurements is addressed in a new way with a laboratory test method that can be applied to a broad range of production conditions. The results of a study of electromagnetic devices on the scaling process provide a welcome assessment of the potential of this non-chemical scale inhibition method, which has for some time captivated the attention of researchers. And to highlight the latest in novel developments, an experimental example of using graphite as a sacrificial scaling material for calcite scale management, using electrochemically enhanced deposition, is presented.

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Ko, Saebom, Rice University
Wang, Xin, Rice University
Zhao, Yue, Rice University
Dai, Chong, Rice University
Lu, Yi-Tsung, Rice University
Deng, Guannan, Rice University
Paudyal, Samridhdi, Rice University
Mateen, Sana, Rice University
Kan, Amy T., Rice University
Tomson, Mason B., Rice University
200670-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Martins, A. L., Petrobras
Santos, H. F .L., Petrobras
Castro, B. B., Petrobras
Gonçalves, A. S., Interdisciplinary Center for Fluid Dynamics, NIDF/UFRJ.
Maffra, D. A., Interdisciplinary Center for Fluid Dynamics, NIDF/UFRJ.
Loureiro, J. B. R., Interdisciplinary Center for Fluid Dynamics, NIDF/UFRJ.
200714-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Dai, Chong, Rice University
Paudyal, Samiridhdi, Rice University
Ko, Saebom, Rice University
Ouyang, Bingjie, Rice University
Lu, Yi-Tsung, Rice University
Deng, Guannan, Rice University
Zhao, Yue, Rice University
Wang, Xin, Rice University
Mateen, Sana, Rice University
Kan, Amy, Rice University
Tomson, Mason, Rice University
200662-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Session 8: Regional and Knowledge Sharing ePosters - Wednesday

In addition to the papers which are presented at the conference, a number of additional papers are available and will be presented in poster format. These technical posters cover a wide range of topics and represent multiple demographic areas. Poster presenters will be available for questions and discussion at their designated session, spread over the coffee breaks. We hope you enjoy this additional opportunity for learning.

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Reyes-Garcia, Enrique Antonio, Halliburton
Holan, Kristina Henkel, Halliburton
200658-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Graham, Alexander, Heriot-Watt University
Salleh, Intan, Petronas
Ibrahim, Jamal, Petronas
Khairuddin, Khairunnisa, Petronas
Singleton, Michael, Heriot-Watt University
Sorbie, Kenneth, Heriot-Watt University
200677-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Singleton, Michael A., Heriot-Watt University
Davis, Ivan R., Heriot-Watt University
200664-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Lu, Haiping, Baker Hughes Incorporated
Patenaude, Tyler, Baker Hughes Incorporated
Watson, Bill, Baker Hughes Incorporated
Gu, Zhening, Baker Hughes Incorporated
Locklear, Jay, ConocoPhillips
200693-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Al Bahri, Mohammed Said, Heriot-Watt University
Vazquez, Oscar, Heriot-Watt University
Beteta, Alan, Heriot-Watt University
Al Kalbani, Munther Mohammed, Heriot-Watt University
Mackay, Eric James, Heriot-Watt University
200667-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Yue, Zhiwei David, Halliburton
Chen, Ping, Halliburton
Draghici, Vlad, Halliburton
Westerman, Megan, Halliburton
Huijgen, Martijn, Halliburton
Privitera, Angelo, Halliburton
Hazlewood, John, Halliburton
Hagen, Thomas, Halliburton
200669-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Williams, Helen, Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company
McCallum, Catriona, Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company
Johnston, Michael, Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company
Jordan, Myles, Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company
200683-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Hamid, Saad, Saudi Aramco
G Herrera, Carlos, Saudi Aramco
Ahmed, Usman, Baker Hughes
200696-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Jayawickramage, Rangana, Tomson Technologies
Swanson, Kyle, Tomson Technologies
Guraieb, Paula, Tomson Technologies
Nguyen, Bradley, Tomson Technologies
Tomson, Ross, Tomson Technologies
200685-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Daniels, J. Katrina, Schlumberger
Feasey, Neil, Schlumberger
200655-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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