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.

Day 3
26 June 2020

Session 5: Scale Control Lessons Learned and Case Studies II

In this session, a case study from the Banyu Urip Field, Indonesia, will describe the occurrence of calcite scaling, and the challenges of scale mitigation, in a very low water cut, low salinity, HPHT environment. In the second presentation, it will be shown how Reactive Transport Modelling has been used to make scale predictions for several waterflooding projects around the globe. The final presentation gives examples from three offshore fields (North Sea, West Africa and Middle East) displaying the process used to design scale squeezes that extended the treatments from 12 to 24 months produced water.

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Paudyal, Samridhdi, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Mateen, Sana, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Dai, Chong, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Ko, Saebom, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Wang, Xin, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Deng, Guannan, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Lu, Alex, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Zhao, Yue, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Bingjie, Ouyang, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Kan, Amy T., Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
Tomson, Mason B., Brine Chemistry Consortium, Rice University
200671-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Tambach, Tim J., Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
Fadili, Ali, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
Gdanski, Rick D., Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.
Kampman, Niko, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
Koot, Wouter, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
Snippe, Jeroen R., Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
de Zwart, Bert-Rik H., Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
200712-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Jordan, Myles Martin, ChampionX
Sutherland, Louise, ChampionX
Johnston, Clare, ChampionX
200701-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Session 6: Sulphide Scale - Prediction and Inhibition

Sulphide scales of iron, zinc and lead can present a significant challenge in specific oilfield environments and are less understood than the conventional scales. When facing a sulphide scaling risk, identifying and application of chemistries that are effective under the required production conditions can be an undertaking, with new generations of inhibitors and dispersant chemicals continuously being investigated to close the knowledge gap. In this session we gain insight into sulphide scale management strategies, including advancements made in scale prediction modelling, discussion around the limitations of inhibitors in sour environments, and how improving interactions between the scale inhibitor and the formation can extend squeeze life.

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Petrozziello, Lena, Clariant Produkte GmbH
Kayser, Christoph, Clariant Produkte GmbH
Okocha, Cyril, Clariant Oil Services
Chen, Tao, Saudi Aramco
Wang, Qiwei, Saudi Aramco
200709-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Alduailej, Yaser K., Saudi Aramco
Sorbie, Kenneth S., Heriot-Watt University
200706-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Wang, Xin, Rice University
Deng, Guannan, Rice University
Ko, Saebom, Rice University
Yi-Tsung Lu, Alex, Rice University
Zhao, Yue, Rice University
Dai, Chong, Rice University
Paudyal, Samridhdi, Rice University
Ouyang, Bingjie, Rice University
Mateen, Sana, Rice University
Kan, Amy T., Rice University
Tomson, Mason B., Rice University
200699-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Session 7: Improvements in Scale Prediction and Treatment Design

Scale prevention is important to ensure continuous production from existing reserves that produce brine. Scale control is vital as wells are deeper, as they produce more water, but also as wells produce low water cuts as a result of evaporation. Improved scale prediction is possible with accurate input data such as water composition, thermodynamic and PVT data. The preservation of produced water and a good interpretation of the analysis together with an improved design of scale treatment can provide an enhanced scale management. This session gives an insight into the most recent developments within scale predictions and treatment design. An optimum collection and handling of formation water samples will be presented as well as rigourous procedure for the prediction of carbonate and sulphide scales which can be applied using any commercial PVT and scale prediction software.

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Ness, Giulia, Flow Confidimus
Sorbie, Kenneth S., Heriot-Watt University
200684-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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Halvorsen, Anne Marie Koren, Equinor ASA
Hauge, Kristin, Equinor ASA
Andersen, Kari Straume, Equinor ASA
Kaasa, Baard, Scale Consult AS
200666-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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McCartney, Ross, Oilfield Water Services Limited
200707-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2020
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