Full Two Day Agenda: Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 June, 2017

DAY 1 AGENDA: WEDNESDAY, 28 JUNE 2017

Cost-Effective Chemical Programs & Innovative Solutions To Control Paraffin & Corrosion, While Reducing Rod Lift & Gas Lift Failures

8:30 Chair's Opening Remarks

OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL: CHEMICAL OPTIMIZATION SUCCESS STORIES FROM THE PERMIAN

8:40 Explore How Operators Are Cost-Effectively Boosting The Performance Of Chemical Programs To Increase Production Uptime, Reduce Failures And Manage Key Paraffin, Corrosion And H2S Cost Drivers

  • What Was The Challenge? Understand 'operating condition-specific' problems that were identified and the measures the operator considered to troubleshoot the problem: Was it Paraffin, Corrosion, H2S or Halite?
  • Troubleshooting : Sharing specific details on the 'How did we get here?' troubleshooting process
  • What Drove Chemical Purchase Decisions? Understand how operators are determining which way they are going to run their chemical program
  • Which Chemistries Worked In Which Operating Conditions? Understand what kind of chemistries were found to be most effective and were made part of the day-to-day chemical program

Permian Basin Perspective : Todd Simmering, Production Engineer Permian Asset Chemical Program, ConocoPhillips

9:40 Question & Answer Session

STRATEGIES TO DRIVE DOWN WELL BORE FAILURES: E&P-LED KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

10:00 Assess How Operators Are Spending 'Smart Money' On Chemicals And Effectively Treating Downhole To Reduce Artificial Lift Failures Rates

  • Major Areas Of Failure : Identifying major areas of failures operating are seeing and assessing measures they are taking to solve them to reduce overall LOE
  • Types of Failures : Sharing mechanisms for addressing mechanical, chemical and metallurgical failures
  • Metallurgy & Effect Of Failures : Evaluate what caused the failures and whether the operator weakened the tubular by not running the right inhibitor at the right time
  • Frequency Of Failures : Determine how often failures are setting in and how operators can leverage that information to protect wells in the future
  • Protect Your Metallurgy & Wells : Understand how to lay out a periodic wellbore review program with vendors to review your projects and your wells

Stephen Vance, Region Chemical Program Manager, Apache Corporation

Richard Bender, Chemical Supervisor, BHP Billiton

10:30 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

MANAGE THE IMPACT OF CHEMICAL PROGRAMS ON ROD PUMPED & GAS LIFTED WELLS FAILURES

'You Cannot Reduce The Failures Unless You Know How They Are Coming About.'

This section gives you the opportunity to wrap your head around where and why operators are failing to develop effective programs that pre-empt shut-ins, keep production and run-time up and reduce LOE

ROD PUMPED WELL FAILURES

11:00 Assess Why Chemical Programs Have Such A High Impact On Rod Pumped Well Failures To Develop An Effective Failure Program That Reduces Downtime And LOE

  • Root Cause Analysis : Understand what happens in the pump at the bottom of the rod string and how that affects the rod string and the wear patterns
  • Solving Pump Failures : Learn what operators are doing to overcome rod pump failures and how are people spending smart money on chemicals to reduce failures in well bores
  • Alleviate Friction In The Pump : Assess what causes the friction and how do you alleviate/reduce it by keeping the downhole fluids clean

Matt Boyer, Production Engineer, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

11:30 Question & Answer Session

GAS LIFTED WELL FAILURES

11:40 Best Practices For Effectively Treating Downhole To Reduce Failures Rates In Gas Lifted Wells

  • Understand how to accurately get the chemical in the very last perforation of the tubing to alleviate wear
  • Learn how to apply Paraffin down the backside of the gas lift well, while its still hot, to control paraffin in the tubing and flow lines
  • Learn what is happening if you are putting sour gas down the backside of a gas lift well - How much of an impact is that having on gas lifted failures?

Mark Peavy, Vice President, Operations, Windy Cove Energy

12:10 Question & Answer Session

12:20 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS FOR PARAFFIN MANAGEMENT & CONTROL

Inhibit & Remediate Paraffin: The Dominating Flow Assurance Challenge

With Paraffin continuing to wreck havoc in the Permian and Eagle Ford, operators are beginning to recognize that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' reasoning for how Paraffin deposits and how it can be inhibited. The first step for proactively managing and controlling Paraffin is in understanding why those differences exist.

PARAFFIN DEPOSITION & BUILD-UP: PART 1

1:20 Sharing Field Data To Understand Exactly How Paraffin Initiates And Deposits In Different Unconventional Plays To Proactively Manage Build-up

  • Learn which formations and well conditions are more reactive to Paraffin build-up to plan ahead
  • Assess at which depths and temperatures operators are likely to see higher Paraffin deposition
  • Understand what types of events occurred in different wells in different plays for Paraffin to be created

Karthik N Karathur, VP Strategy, Locus Solutions LLC

1:40 Question & Answer Session

PARAFFIN INHIBITION: PART 2

1:50 Evaluate Continuous Improvements Made To Inhibit Deposition Of Very High Carbon Chain And High Alkane Paraffins To Save Remedial Time & Avoid Shut-Ins

Unconventional plays in the US are now starting to produce some very difficult higher alkane Paraffins. Increasing decisions have to be made on where, which and how to use inhibitors. This is your opportunity o fully understand how you are going to mitigate wax problem

  • Sampling & Testing: Assess protocols to understand how to mitigate wax problems
  • Inhibition vs. Dispersion: Understand where these practices will make sense to employ, how much will they cost and much cost savings will operators see
  • Hit On The Right Inhibitor : Evaluate case histories on the results of different chemicals to hit upon the right Paraffin inhibitor for your well type

Michelle K. Young, Ph.D, Senior Research Engineer, Production Chemistry Team,Chevron Energy Technology Company

2:20 Question & Answer Session

Smarter Paraffin Control & Remediation

SMART PARAFFIN MANAGEMENT & REMEDIATION

2:30 Assess Game-Changing Innovations For Smarter Paraffin Control And Remediation To Ensure Paraffin And Crude Continues To Flow, While Keeping Overheads Low

Operators are not only faced with limitations in treatment options; they are also faced with limitations in time and money. But they can be smarter; it's all about cost-effectiveness. If an engineer has a chemical that is game-changing, and releases over a slower period of time, his overhead will inherently be reduced. Such game-changing improvements can come in various forms. This session will ultimately determine 'what is working cost-effectively and saving money, today and in the long-run'

  • Innovative Chemicals And Surfactants : Manage new challenges including treating Paraffin wax with high molecular weight
  • Paraffin Control Down The Backside Of The Well : Measures for u-tubing the application to prevent deposition in the tubular and flow-lines
  • Hot Oiling Vs. Hot Watering : Assess the effectiveness of heat treatments to treat paraffin

David Lavenson, PhD, Lead Flow Assurance Engineer, Flow Assurance Technology Team, Chevron Energy Technology Company

Shekhar Khandekar, Flow Assurance Manager, Schlumberger

3:00 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

ALTERNATIVE WAX TREATMENTS

3:30 Examine The Latest Out-Of-The-Box Alternative Wax Treatments That Are Raising The Industry Standards For Paraffin Management And Control

  • Learn new applications to stay competitive as Paraffin absolutely dominates organic flow assurance
  • Assess the economics of new treatments to gauge where they will make sense to apply
  • Discuss how operators and chemical suppliers and chemical service companies can work together to understand cost and protect profitability

This session is reserved for a service provider who wants to share insight on how they can help E&Ps manage Paraffin in new ways, while protecting profitability

For more information please contact sponsorship@american-business-conferences.com

4:00 Question & Answer Session

CHEMICAL PACKAGING

4:10 Assess North American And International Chemical Packaging Regulations & Standards To Deliver Key Operational Insight For Operators and Chemical Suppliers

Arash Hassanian, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hoover Container Solutions

4:30 Question & Answer Session

CO2 CORROSION HANDLING: MONITORING & INHIBITION

Detailed Treatment Approach To One Of The Biggest Cost Drivers

Switching Focus From Paraffin Inhibition And Control, This Section Of Presentations Focuses On Extending Asset Life & Safer Operations While Reducing LOE

HANDLING CORROSSION IN BOTTOM 10% JOINTS

4:40 Understand How To Effectively Implement New Applications & New Chemistries To Handle Corrosion In The Entire Tubing To Reduce Failures And Increase Uptime

If you are running 300 joints on average in a well, how can you treat the bottom 30 joints of tubing to inhibit corrosion build-up? This session will evaluate tried-and-tested application strategies that are delivering the most-impact downhole

  • Learn whether the operator tweaked existing chemistries or overhauled its corrosion inhibition program to manage corrosion downhole
  • Evaluate how to monitor for residuals to see what is coming out, how long it is lasting and the duration after which inhibitors will need to be re-pumped
  • Review new corrosion inhibitors and application novelties that can be monitored very accurately: Is there a solution that can effectively treat in the bottom 10%?
  • Sharing best practices for controlling corrosion in deviated wells

Vaibhav Vilas Nikam, Senior Engineer, ConocoPhillips

5:10 Question & Answer Session

CORROSION MONITORING

5:20 Demonstrating How This Leading Operator Is Using Corrosion Sensors To Monitor Asset Integrity for Optimized Corrosion Inhibition And Control

Corrosion is a now major cost driver and commonly the reason for unplanned interruptions, well shut-ins and failures in production plans. Corrosion monitoring is a critical step for the verification of the asset's integrity and optimized corrosion mitigation and control.

  • Assess real world examples to recognize different types of corrosion, including how and why microbial induced corrosion forms
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of corrosion sensors in accurately identifying corrosion build-up
  • Learn why corrosion is prone to happen at certain depth and what can be done to remediate it

Jeremy Lee, Chemical Corrosion Engineer, Denbury Resources

5:50 Question & Answer Session

6:00 Chair's Closing Remarks

6:10pm - 7:10pm Networking Drinks Reception In The Exhibition Area

DAY 2 AGENDA: THURSDAY, 29 JUNE 2017

Effectively Manage H2S, Inhibit Salt Deposition & Apply Emerging Chemistries, New Delivery Systems, Water Management Strategies And Automation Solutions To Reduce Overall LOE

8:30 Chair's Opening Remarks

ACHIEVE THE BALANCE BETWEEN CHEMICAL COST & PRODUCTION VOLUME

8:40 Hear Leading Operator Strategies For Effectively Treating Wells Using New Chemicals, New Delivery Systems And Automation To Achieve The Balance Between Production Volume And Chemical Cost

Production chemicals optimization is no longer just about cost, volumes and rates - it's about effective treatment. With the current scenario of crude at $53-54 a barrel, operators have to look at how to treat wells effectively, whether that is cost-effective or production volume-effective, and a lot of that now has to do with automation, new chemicals and new delivery types.

This discussion will showcase real business applications in these key areas to optimize chemical management programs while keeping LOE under control.

  • Chemical Selection : Understand how the operators weighed up the cost vs. benefit of new chemicals to reach a decision on which chemical to use
  • Chemical Delivery Types: Assess which chemical delivery systems worked best under which well conditions to optimize injection and flow through tubulars
  • Prevent Over-Treating: Find out how these operators worked within guidelines to accurately inject chemicals to avoid over or under-injection
  • Automation Selection & Payback: Review the factors taken into consideration before investing in automation and real-time monitoring technologies

Danny Durham, Director Global Upstream Chemicals, Apache Corporation

9:10 Question & Answer Session

NEW APPLICATIONS FOR EMERGING CHEMISTRIES

9:20 Which Chemistries Are Most Effective? Evaluate Innovative Methods And Techniques For Applying New Production Chemistries That Perform Better Than Industry Standards

E&P Perspective:

  • Assess applications where operators are finding chemistries to be most effective using the same chemicals as before
  • Highlighting potential compatibility issues between chemicals at time of injection and mechanisms to overcome them

Chemical Manufacturer Perspective:

  • Find out how chemical manufactures are utilizing their existing capacities
  •  Which chemistries are they focusing on?
  •  How are they manufacturing their chemistry v how they used to,
  •  Which product lines they are offering now?

E&P Perspective: Bryan Bugg, Senior Completions Engineer, Liberty Resources

Vendor Perspective: Juan Carlos Picott, Western Hemisphere Technical Services Manager, Schlumberger

9:50 Question & Answer Session

10:00 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

SALT/HALITE INHIBITION: BAKKEN FOCUS

Measures To Prevent Deposition While Reducing Water Usage

SALT INHIBITION: BAKKEN CASE STUDY

10:30 Assess Salt/Halite Treatment Options And Adjustments To Chemical Packages To Prevent Deposition While Reducing Water Usage

The inhibition of halite in the Bakken is becoming notoriously difficult to manage. With high concentrations of halite inhibitors providing limited inhibition performance, there is growing challenge of getting the balance right between injection inhibitors and water. This presentation provides an ideal opportunity to:

  • Learn next stage salt inhibition practices, and how they can be used in practical settings to keep salt deposition under control, maximize production up-time and minimize the use of fresh water

Nan Zhang, Engineer Production Technology, Statoil North America

11:00 Question & Answer Session

SCALE & H2S INHIBITION

Understand How To Treat Scale From A Chemical Perspective

SCALE INHIBITION TREATMENT

11:10 Assess The Effectiveness Of Conventional Scale Inhibitors And Innovative Scale Squeezers For Treating Build-Up In The Presence of Iron, Without Causing Production Losses

  • Inhibition In The Presence of Iron: Learn which inhibitors are most effective to manage corrosion in the presence of Iron
  • Critical Locations : Highlighting which locations had the highest risk to form this scale
  • Injecting Scale Squeezers: Assess how to effectively and slowly inject scale inhibitors down into the wellbore and feed back to the operator: Were any loss in production seen?
  • Manage By-Product Challenges: Examining measures to overcome oil and water problems caused by zinc carboxylate

Collin Schulte, Chemical Engineer, Oasis Petroleum

11:40 Question & Answer Session

SCALE REMEDIATION > SMART OPERATION OF H2S SCAVENGERS

11:50 Fully Understand The Economics And Smart Operation Of H2S Scavengers To Optimize Chemical Spend

  • Establish which chemicals operate most effectively to ensure the investment is economical and remediation is effective
  • Learn how many pounds per H2S scavenger of Triazine should operators be pumping
  • Debating whether Triazine is cost-effective compared to some other chemistries
  • Achieve Efficiency In Each Phase > Water Oil & Gas: Understand exactly what do operators need to treat and do they really need to treat it

12:20 Question & Answer Session

12:30 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

AUTOMATION & DIGITIZATION

Tying Digital Oilfield Solutions With Chemical Data Management

MANAGING CHEMICALS BY EXCEPTION

1:30 Managing A Chemical Program By Exception Utilizing An Industrial IoT And Mobility Platform

A production chemical program is often one of the most expensive and important aspects of oil & gas production operations. This presentation will describe how to simultaneously decrease costs and increase effectiveness of a chemical program through an integrated industrial IoT and mobility platform that enables management by exception.

  • Learn how by gathering data such as volumes of chemicals dispensed or analytical test results from both humans and sensors, deviations from targets can be identified and appropriate parties notified.
  • Assess how such deviations can automatically set into motion the actions to address the situation - either through the scheduling of work via automatic work orders, or through automated adjustments, e.g. remote pump control.
  • How chemical deliveries can be forecasted and supply chains optimized and chemical treatment history can be analyzed against production volumes, down time and workover costs to facilitate data-driven decision-making.

This presentation will delve into examples of chemical programs managed by exception through an integrated IoT and mobility platform and the resulting increase in performance and reduction in costs

Hector Carrizales, Chemical Program Manager, Devon Energy

Detechtion Technologies, Speaker TBC

2:00 Question & Answer Session

REAL-TIME MONITORING & CONTROL

2:!0 Assess Approaches To Successfully Implement Remote Pump Control, Pump Monitoring And Tank Level Monitoring And Use Data To Optimize Production

  • Quantify capital required to install real-time monitoring equipment in relation to operating expenditure savings to justify investment decisions
  •  Assess the effectiveness of systems to know actual chemical usage and facilitate chemical optimization
  • Measure cost saved by turning chemical on and off from remote locations

Mike Van Spankeren, Business Development Manager of Chemical eManagement, Schlumberger

2:40 Question & Answer Session

DIGITIZATION OF FIELD CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

2:50 Facing The Future Together: Digitization of Field Chemical Management Services

Paul Gould, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Clariant

3:10 Question & Answer Session

3:15 Question & Answer Session

3:20 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Area

PRODUCED WATER: COMBINE CHEMICALS & TREATMENT EQUIPMENT

Demonstrating A 'Team Approach ' For Solutions To Take Hold

PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT

3:50 Assess How To Cost-Effectively Use Completions Chemicals Usage And Water Treatment Equipment To Remove Contaminants And Meet Reuse Specifications

  • Learn how to get contaminants out to clarify flowback water so that it can be properly disposed
  • Scrutinize the costs and capabilities of treatment technologies to remove impurities
  • Understand chemical vendors perspective & equipment suppliers plan to integrate production chemical treatment into the mechanical treatment to improve production performance

Barry Donaldson, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, Tetra Technologies

4:20 Question & Answer Session

COST-EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL INJECTION & DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Enhance Your Ability To Control The Amount & Location Of Chemicals You Are Injecting

CHEMICAL INJECTION & DELIVERY SYSTEMS

4:30 Evaluate Innovative Chemical Injection And Delivery Systems To Ensure The Right Amount Of Chemicals Reach Optimal Depths In The Wellbore

  • Examine the pros and cons of delivery systems based on their ability to administer chemicals in relation to well constituents
  • Evaluate effectiveness of cap strings vs. dissolvable systems for chemical delivery
  • Understand cost savings that can be achieved by using pumps to deliver chemicals

5:00 Question & Answer Session

INVESTMENTS IN NEW CHEMICALS & DIGITAL TOOLS: CLOSING ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

5:10 Understand E&P Decision Making Criteria For Investing In Chemicals And Digital Tools To Minimize The Commercial Gap Between 'Interest In' & 'Adoption Of' Automation Technology

This discussion will see operators and vendors engage in offstage discussion, answering key questions as the production chemicals industry prepares to embrace digital tools and automation technologies, to save money today and in the long run.

Key Questions On The Table For Discussion:

  • Are E&Ps actively looking at replacing some of their continuous chemical feed systems with the automated solutions? If they are - what improvements are they seeing?
  • How did they manage it commercially and what was the expectation from the services companies?
  • How are they willing to add that into their capital expenditures going forward?
  • Is this something that they're truly seeing as beneficial and how are they able to come to favourable commercial terms to implement this widespread?

Moderated by Conference Chair

5:40 Chair's Closing Remarks

5:50 End of the 3rd Annual Production Chemicals Optimization 2017

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