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SPE Norwegian Arctic Subsurface and Drilling Challenges Workshop

9 - 10 March 2016

Harstad, Norway | Harstad Kulturhus

Technical Agenda

Wednesday, 9 mARCH

Session 1: Reservoir Drainage Strategy and Reservoir Management

Session Chairs: John Even Lingard, OCTIO and Pal Skillingstad, Det norske oljeselskap ASA

This session will outline the key challenges of managing the risk related to reservoir drainage and management. Maturing and developing the oil discoveries in the area during the last years is ongoing, and status will be presented by major oil companies. These discoveries have also unfolded new opportunities and enforced technology innovation and development which will be presented.


Keynote Presentation

Speaker: Anne-Minne Torkildsen, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
To be announced …


“Feeder” wells by “UmbiliDrill" - A new drilling and reservoir drainage method for a low oil-price environment

Henning Hansen, Aarbakke Innovation AS

Hunting The High Value Barrels - A Truly Multidisciplinary Exercise

Emanuel Teichman, Håkon Brox, Odd-Kristian Karoliussen, Tore Karlsen, Statoil

Title To be announced

Geir Birger Larsen, Lundin

Keys to Developing Shallow Reservoirs in the Barents Sea in a Safe and Effective Way

Martin Kaarby, Statoil ASA

Simplified Lower Completion Design Utilizing WAB Annular Casing Packers

Johnny Bårdsen, Per Arnfinn Monge, Welltec; Yngve Frøyland, Per Atle Flytlie, OMV

Session 2: Drilling, Well and Hardware

Session Chairs: Marius Stamnes, Weatherford and Inge Edvardsen, Baker Hughes

This session will outline some challenges that are typical for different areas of the Barents Sea. Topics discussed include inclined wells in shallow reservoirs, well control challenges in karstified carbonate and technology for cementing stuck liners during DwL operations. You will also get insight into the government's approach on solving drilling challenges in the Barents Sea through projects funded by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.


Keynote Presentation

Projects Related To Drilling Challenges In The Barents Sea Funded By PSA Norway

Speaker: Roar Sognnes, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway


Remotely Operated Cementing Methods For Drilling With Liner Installations

Bjørn Hagen, Euan Murdoch, Weatherford

The Fluid Nature of Advanced Produced Water Treatment Technology

Jarred Guthrie, Justin Straud, Mark Litke, Shell TechWorks

CAN Technology for Inclined Wells in Shallow Reservoirs

Wolfgang Mathis, NeoDrill AS

Well Control Challenges in Karstified Carbonates

Dag Vavik, Future Well Control AS

Thursday, 10 March

Session 3: Subsea Field Development

Session Chairs: Trond Eilertsen, Subsea 7 and Jostein Johansen, Subsea 7

This session will address some of the challenges with regards to subsea field development in the high north. How can we utilize already available technology, and what kind of adaptions will have to be made? Topics discussed have a focus on technology, cost efficient solutions and how to handle the risks. Improvements to subsea fields may be found in everything from how we drill our wells, to how we transport the fluids up to the surface.


Keynote Presentation

E&P 2.0

Speaker: Helge Hove Haldorsen, Statoil Mexico

To the Far North – Building the Technology Bridge

Jan Arthur Grip Nilsen, Subsea 7


“The Statoil Cap-XTM Solution” - Next Step in Subsea Green and Brown Field

Ellen Olsen, Statoil

Environmental Friendly Cost Efficient Field Developments by Improved Horizontal Drilling Reach

Ola M. Vestavik, Reelwell AS

Snøhvit Future Puzzle, Reach The Right Solution 1st Time

Farokh Shoaei, Statoil

Developing local world-class suppliers – how and why?

Kristian Solaas, Kunnskapsparken Nord AS