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Downhole Remediation Practices for Mature(Brown) Oil and Gas Wells


COURSE AND WORKSHOP

February 21- 25, 2021

Instructor : Dr. Adel Salem


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Asset managers, drilling and completion engineers, petroleum engineers and geologists, independent producers, production managers and engineers, reservoir managers and engineers, field supervisors, company executives and officials, field personnel with operating and service companies.

COURSE CONTENT

This course will give an insight view to the geoscientists about the importance of Introduction to the course
  • Production-related near wellbore damage
  • Scale formation
  • Paraffin
  • Asphaltenes
  • Corrosion
  • Erosion
  • Well diagnostics
  • Removal techniques
  • Prevention techniques
  • Wellbore stabilization
  • Understanding unwanted water production
  • Extent of the problem
  • Causes and effects of water production
  • Monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Diagnostics
  • Defining required attributes and placement controls
  • Fitting solutions to problems
  • Remedial water control
  • Water shutoff techniques
  • Challenges and solutions
  • Environmental considerations
  • In-wellbore control
  • Near-wellbore techniques
  • Matrix applications
  • Acidizing
  • Fractures and voids
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Water control
  • Bringing it all together
  • Engineered process
  • Initial screening
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Simulation
  • Case studies

ABOUT THE COURSE

Downhole Remediation for Mature Oil and Gas Wells is presented from a practical point of view. Discussions include decision processes for selection, design, and application of methods that are supported by field experiences and research results. Principal focus is production-related near wellbore damage and remedial water control practices.

You Will Learn How To:


  • Diagnose and develop removal and prevention techniques for wellbore damage due to scale, paraffin, asphaltenes, corrosion, and erosion
  • Understand sources, causes, and effects of water production
  • Design remediation applications (both mechanical and chemical) for reducing excess water production
  • Design sand control applications and understand how to fix damaged screens and gravel packs
  • Understand how and when to apply remedial cementing practices and what tools and job considerations are critical
  • Apply these techniques to a specific well problem that you bring into the classroom from your current field assignment

LOCATION

First day will be held at Holiday Inn (Former Sofitel Hotel), in Cairo. The participants will fly the next day to Hurghada. The course will be continued in Hurghada.

COURSE FEES

Inclusive of refreshment and lunch at the Holiday Inn (Former Sofitel Hotel). Air Ticket Cairo/Hurghada return and accommodation in Hurghada.

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Dr. Adel M. Salem Ragab, Consultant Petroleum Engineer

Education
Ph.D. Nov. 2008Ph. D. in Petroleum Engineering, University of Leoben, Austria. Dissertation Title:
"Simulation of Hydrodynamic Slug Formation in Multiphase Flowlines and Separation Devices". Supervisor: Prof. W. Brandstatter.
M. Sc. Feb 1999M. Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, Suez Canal University.
Thesis Title: "Comparative Investigation of Factors Affecting Formation Damage Caused by Completion and Workover Fluids".
B. Sc. May 1994
Academic Experience:
2018- PresentProfessor, Head of Petroleum Engineering, Suez Canal University.
Feb. 2015 - 2016Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Future University in Egypt, FUE, Faculty of Engineering & Technology,
Department of Petroleum Engineering.
Sept. 2011 - Dec. 2014Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, American University in Cairo, AUC, School of Sciences and Engineering, Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering.
March 2009 - Aug. 2011Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Suez Canal University, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Pet. Eng. Department.
Dec. 2005 - Feb. 2009University of Leoben (Montan Universit?t Leoben), Leoben, Austria. Department of Mineral Resources and Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Production and Processing, Austria.
Sept. 2004 - Nov. 2005Suez Canal University: Petroleum Engineering Department, Suez, Egypt. Teaching Assistant (TA), and Researcher
Dec. 2003 - Aug. 2004Visiting researcher, University of Bologna: Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineering - DICMA, Viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna, Italy
1996 - Nov. 2003Suez Canal University: Petroleum Engineering Department, Suez, Egypt. Teaching Assistant (TA), and Researcher Short Appointments:
Dec. 2003- Aug. 2004University of Bologna: Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineering - DICMA, Viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna, Italy. Researcher: Research Fellowship. Research Areas include: NMR Characterization of Porous Media, Core Analysis, and Transport Phenomena in Porous Media IndustrialExperiences and Consulting
Sept. 1996 - PresentInstructor and consultant for national and international Petroleum Companies.
April -Sept. 1996Qarun Petroleum Company Western Desert - Egypt: Petroleum Production and Process Engineer. Field Engineering to monitor the producing wells and supervisor the separation processes in the field.
Research Interest:
  • Nanotechnology Application for EOR/IOR
  • Nanomaterials for Enhancing Mud Properties

Radial Drilling
  • Multiphase Flow Simulation in Pipes and Separation Devices,
  • Well Performance and Production Optimization,
  • Formation Damage and Remediation.
  • NMR Characterization of Porous Media

Research Grants
  • Project Title: Application of Nanotechnology for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Egyptian Oil Fields.
    Date: Feb. 2013 to June 2013.
    Experimental work to investigate the applications of several Nano-materials in
    EOR/IOR for Egyptian Oil Fields.
    Sponsored by: AUC and different Egyptian Oil Companies.

  • Project title: Flow Assurance Analysis of Matzen Field - Vienna -Austria
    Date: Dec. 2006 to Dec. 2008.

  • Staring Project ROHOL, Austria about Simulation of Paraffin Deposition and Precipitation in Wellbores, the university team work is consisting of in addition to Dr. Adel Salem Ragab, Prof. W. Brandst?tter and Prof. H. Hoffst?tter.

    Dr. Ragab submitted the first technical report about the Paraffin deposition in the wellbores, chemistry, causes, removal techniques, and simulation technique to simulate this phenomena under title:

    1. Adel Ragab, "Numerical Simulation of Paraffin Deposition in Wellbores" January 2009

Achievements
  • Introduce a new technique to model crude oil production flowing in hilly terrain pipeline.
  • Development of Volume of Fluid-FLUENT CFD Technique to model crude oil multiphase flow production.
  • Develop and published a new correlation between slug and mixture velocity of multiphase flow in production and transportation pipelines. Development of NMR to characterize reservoir porous media.
  • A contribution of characterization of formation damage in an oil field of western desert- Egypt.
  • Creating a numerical CFD-Flow pattern diagram for horizontal and inclined pipe flow.

Publications: A) Papers in Refereed Journals (RJ Papers)

M. Salem Ragab : "Mitigation of Formation Damage by Designing a Novel Nanoparticles Mud," Oil Gas European Magazine, page 104 - 109, Volume 40 (2), 2014.

Adel M. Salem Ragab, and Ahmed Noah: Reduction of Formation Damage and Fluid Loss using Nano-sized Silica Drilling Fluids," Publish on Petroleum Technology Development Journal, (ISSN 1595-9104): An International Journal; Vol. 4 No. 2, July 2014.

Adel M. Salem Ragab, and Ahmed E. Hannora: "Nanotechnology Potentials for Improved Oil Recovery: Preparation by High Energy Ball Milling and Experimental Work," Journal of Petroleum and Mining Engineering (JPME) Vol. 16 (1), June 2014.

El-Abbas Moustafa, Ahmed Noah, and Adel (M.) Salem (Ragab): "Evaluation and Analysis of Oil Shale in Quseir-Safaga and Abu-Tartur Western Desert, Egypt," Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology, April 16, 2014,Vol. 4 No.2, PP. 53-66.

Adel M. Salem Ragab and Shedid A. Shedid: "Investigation of Inflow Performance Relationship in Gas Reservoirs for Vertical and Horizontal Wells," Petroleum Technology Development Journal (ISSN 1595-9104): An International Journal; Vol. 3 No.2, pp. 17-35, July 2013.

Amr M. Kamel, Adel M. Salem Ragab, Hamid Khattab, and Mohamed Shehata Farahat: "Production Development of Depleted Reservoirs using Radial DrillingTechnology in Egypt" Journal of Petroleum and Mining Engineering (JPME) Vol. 16 (1), June 2013.

Adel M. Salem (Ragab), A. E. Abass, and A. Elnaggar : "Geological and Petrophysical Studies of Kareem Formation, Ashrafi Field, Gulf of Suez, Egypt," Journal of Petroleum and Mining Engineering (JPME) Vol. 16 (1), June 2013, 39-56

Adel M. Salem Ragab: "Improving Well Productivity in an Egyptian Oil Field using Radial Drilling Technique," Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, DOI 10.5897/JPGE2013.0153, Vol. 4(5), pp. 103-117, May, 2013.

Adel M. Salem (Ragab) and Shedid A. Shedid: "Variation of Petrophysical Properties due to Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Storage in Carbonate Reservoirs" Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, DOI 10.5897/JPGE2013.0152, Vol. 4(4), pp. 91-102, April, 2013.

Adel (M. Salem) Ragab, W. Brand st?tter and S. Shalaby: "Numerical Simulation of Slug Flow Phenomena in Horizontal and Inclined Pipelines," Oil and Gas European Magazine (International Edition of Erd?l Erdgas Kohle), Pages 194-199, Volume 34, Issue 4/2008, December 2008.

Adel (M. Salem) Ragab, W. Brandst?tter and S. Shalaby: "CFD-Simulation of Multiphase Flows in Horizontal and Inclined Pipelines," Oil and Gas European Magazine, Oil Gas European Magazine (International Edition of Erd?l Erdgas Kohle), Pages 34-40, Volume 34, March 1/2008.

A. Salem (Adel M. Salem Ragab) and A. A. Ibrahim: "Evaluation of Formation Damage Caused by Completion Fluids in Bahariyia Formation, Western Desert, Egypt," Journal of Petroleum and Mining Eng. (JPME), Vol. 2 No. 2, Dec. 1999, 39-57.

Publications: B) Invited Speechs

Egypt Oil and Gas 2015 SUMMIT: "Nanotechnology Applications in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)- Future Challenges in Egypt" 18-19 Feb.2015, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt. http://www.egyptsummit.com/

SPE Applied Technology Workshop: EOR: Plugging the Gap between Production and Consumption, 11 - 12 June 2013. Cairo, Egypt, Title: "Applications of Nanotechnology in the Oil & Gas Industry" D_2: Conference Presentation

Adel M. Salem Ragab : " Innovative Drilling Fluid Design Using Nano Materials"presented at MOC 2016- 8th Mediterranean Offshore Conference & Exhibition. Egypt, 19-21 April 2016.

Adel M. Salem Ragab : "Unlocking Reservoir Potential using Robust Hybrid Nanoparticles Designed for Future Enhanced Oil Recovery" presented at MOC 2016-8th Mediterranean Offshore Conference & Exhibition. Egypt, 19-21 April 2016.

Adel M. Salem Ragab and Ahmed E. Hannora: "A Comparative Investigation of Nano Particle Effects for Improved Oil Recovery - Experimental Work" SPE-175395-MS, will be presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference held in Mishref, Kuwait, 11-14 October 2015.

Adel M. Salem Ragab and M. Fouad Snosy : "The Effect of Ultrasonic Waves of EOR on the Relative Permeability Curves" SPE-175410-MS, will be presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference held in Mishref, Kuwait, 11-14 October 2015

Adel M. Salem Ragab and Ahmed E. Hannora: "An Experimental Investigation of Silica Nano Particles for Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications" SPE - 175829-MS, presented at the SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Cairo, Egypt, 14-16 September 2015.

Adel M. Salem Ragab: "Experimental Investigation of Improved Oil Recovery using Nanotechnology Potentials," presented at the First International Conference On" Nanotechnology &Its Applications " (ICNA ( I ) - 2014) 25 - 28 February 2014 (Qena - Luxor) - Egypt.

Adel M. Salem Ragab: "Mitigation of Formation Damage by Designing a Novel Nanoparticles Muds," presented at the First InternationalConference On" Nanotechnology &Its Applications " (ICNA ( I ) - 2014) 25 - 28 February 2014 (Qena - Luxor) - Egypt.

Adel M. Salem Ragab and Amr Kamel: "Radial Drilling Technique for Improving Well Productivity in Petrobel-Egypt," SPE Paper 164773-MS, This paper was prepared for presentation at the North Africa Technical Conference & Exhibition held in Cairo, Egypt, 15-17 April 2013.

Shedid A. Shedid, and Adel M. Salem (Ragab) : "Experimental Investigationsof CO2 Solubility and Variations in Petrophysical Properties due to CO2 Storage in Carbonate Reservoir Rocks," SPE Paper 16463-MS, This paper was prepared for presentation at the North Africa Technical Conference & Exhibition held in Cairo, Egypt, 15-17 April 2013.

Adel M. Salem Ragab and Abdel Rahman El-Diasty : "Applications of Nanotechnology in the Oil & Gas Industry: Latest Trends Worldwide & Future Challenges in Egypt," SPE paper 164716-MS, This paper was prepared for presentation at the North Africa Technical Conference & Exhibition held in Cairo, Egypt, 15-17 April 2013.

Adel (M. Salem) Ragab, W. Brandst?tter, G. Ruthammer and S. Shalaby: "CFD- Analysis of Terrain-Induced Slug Flow Regimes in Multiphase Pipeline Systems," Presented at the 6th International Conference on CFD in Oil & Gas, Metallurgical and Process Industries, SINTEF/NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, 10-12 June, 2008.

Adel (M. Salem) Ragab, W. Brandst?tter and S. Shalaby: "Multiphase Flows in Horizontal and Inclined Pipelines by CFD Simulations," Presented at the 5th Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition 2008 (MOC2008), Alexandria, Egypt, 20-22 May 2008.

Adel (M. Salem) Ragab, W. Brandst?tter and S. Shalaby: "Modeling of Two-Phase Flow and Slug Flow Characteristics in Horizontal/Inclined Pipelines using CFD," Presented at SPE Romanian Conference-150 Years of the Romanian Petroleum Industry, Tradition & Challenges, held in Athénée Hilton Hotel - Bucharest 14-17 Oct. 2007. (http://romania.spe.org).

A. (Adel M.)Salem (Ragab), A. A. Ibrahim, A. M. Attia, and E. D. Elayouty: "Mechanisms of Formation Damage and Permeability Impairment Associated with the Completion Fluids in Bahariya Formation,"Presented at the 6th International Conference on Mining, Petroleum and Metallurgy (MPM), Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Feb. 20-24, 1999.

"Comparative Investigation of Factors Affecting Formation Damage Caused by Completion and Workover Fluids," M. Sc. Thesis, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering, Suez Canal University, Suez, Feb. 1999.