Kuala Lumpur Section


  • SPE Presentation: PetroCup FDP Simulator

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM MY
    PetroCup is a Training and Testing facility for surface and subsurface petroleum facilities management, which tries to reproduce the realistic behavior of a reservoir system in response to human activity. It can be run as an online competition between different asset teams for the same field asset. PetroCup has a very simple user-friendly web interface that allows petroleum engineers to perform routine activities (drilling, complex workovers, varying pump settings, well testing, logging...) with an intuitive button-click.  The PolyPlan simulator used is capable of modeling geological /dynamic flow models, wellbore flow model, surface and subsurface infrastructure, popular OH and CH sensors and reproducing a very realistic response to typical field operational activities. In this way, several years of field development can be simulated in just a few days and redevelopment actions can be translated into Net Present Value, to identify the best future development plan for a field.  It helps to develop and improve practical skills in asset management and associated disciplines such as geology, petrophysics, flow simulations, production technology, well testing, production logging, surface and subsurface facilities and petroleum economics.

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  • Perfecting In-situ Stress Calibration for Field Developments

    Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM MY
    Wireline straddle-packer microfrac testing has evolved significantly since its introduction to the industry as the recommended methodology for in-situ stress measurements; however, these subsurface stress tests are underutilized today and only conducted in few data-acquisition wells. Initially, the risk of unsuccessful microfrac testing was high due to unstable open-hole conditions combined with inferior tool deployment and deficient straddle-packer performance. Additionally, the industry found basic effective in-situ stress models that require few field calibration points from casing-shoe leak-off tests or borehole breakout modelling. Consequently, microfrac testing became a nice-to-have experiment rather than an essential subsurface tectonic stress calibration data. Then, the shale-gas revolution brought the inescapable pursuit of more hydraulically fractured wells in tight formations where basic effective stress ratio models were unable to predict lithology-dependent stress contrast between pay and non-pay intervals. Consequently, straddle packer microfrac tests have become more relevant to calibrate subsurface tectonic strains and predict accurate fracture containment in unconventional reservoir developments. Moreover, straddle packer tool capabilities were recently upgraded for cap-rock integrity assessment in enhanced oil recovery injectors, cutting re-injection wells, and underground gas storage projects. Finally, proper microfrac stress calibration is also important for accurate compaction & subsidence modelling of depleted reservoirs and wellbore stability analysis of extended reach drilling wells #DrillingandCompletions #Geomechanics

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  • SPE DISTINGUISHED LECTURERS: LINER DRILLING – A Simple Solution to Complex Drilling Challenges

    Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM SGT
    Abstract: Liner drilling has steadily evolved as an accepted means for mitigating drilling hazards. When encountering well hazards in harsh drilling environments, conventional mitigation techniques can be insufficient, and liner drilling systems are a relatively simple and highly effective solution compared to other drilling hazard mitigation techniques. The liner is the bottom hole assembly (BHA) and is conveyed by drill pipe, much like a conventional BHA. Liner drilling requires virtually no rig modifications for deployment, which makes it an attractive means for immediate and efficient mitigation of hole issues. This relative simplicity, coupled with the fact that liner drilling can isolate drilling hazards like lost circulation and related wellbore instability in a single hole section, make this technology a key mitigation tool in the driller's toolbox. The case histories presented in this lecture will demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach. This lecture will show the level of complexity that directional liner drilling systems have over non-retrievable liner drilling systems. It will also demonstrate the versatility of liner drilling systems because they allow integration with other emerging technologies, such as managed pressure drilling and continuous circulation systems for more effective management of narrow pressure window scenarios. Deploying liner drilling systems with circulating and cementing systems operated by radio frequency identification (RFID) can optimize hole cleaning and eliminate mechanical intervention during cementing operations. This talk presents an overview of liner drilling applications, including the equipment and engineering required, and illustrates instances where the application of liner drilling was the only viable option to save the well. Biography: Steven Rosenberg is an independent consultant previously serving as Global Business Director - Integrated Solutions for Weatherford’s Global Sales team. He has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, which includes 20 years of operator and rig contractor drilling engineering positions. Regarded as a subject matter expert in casing and liner drilling applications, he has authored numerous papers and articles on these topics. In addition, he holds three patents. Mr. Rosenberg earned BS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University and Biology from St. Lawrence University. #DrillingandCompletions #drillingengineering

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  • Ramadhan for All - Sharing Rizq with Malaysians

    Monday, April 26 - Friday, May 7, 2021
    The COVID19 pandemic have kept us away from our loved ones due to the strict MCO. Last year, we celebrated many of our festivities in isolation and without our extended families. COVID19 affected everyone regardless of their race, religious or age. Among those badly affected are the elderly and underprivileged school children. With this in mind, SPE KL is initiating a donation drive in conjunction with Ramadhan, to help spread the joy to selected old folk homes and school children in need of help. The beneficiaries for this fund are Rumah Jagaan dan Rawatan Orang Tua al-Ikhlas, Pusat Jagaan Warga Tua Cahaya and SK Wangsa Melawati. More will be added to the list soon. Join us in our effort through our donation drive or by spreading words, and make this Ramadhan and Eid a reason to celebrate, for all. Appreciate your contribution to be channelled to the following bank account : CIMB 8001038347 Persatuan Jurutera Petroliam reference : Ramadhan donation. Thank you

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