Jan. 27, 2011


Description

Modern wireline formation testers are capable of providing a wide range of downhole rock and fluid properties at in-situ reservoir conditions and can help identify subtleties such as compartmentalization and compositional grading. Increasingly more massive and complex strings are being run to obtain a wealth of information under ever more challenging conditions. Even in developed reservoirs, unexpected circumstances arise, requiring immediate response and modifications to the pre-planned job procedures.  Unexpectedly low or high mobilities, probe plugging, unanticipated fluid types, presence of multiple phases, and excessive fluid contamination are but a few examples of such circumstances that would require real-time decision making and procedural modifications. Real-time decisions may include acquiring more pressure data points, extending sampling depths to several zones, extending or shortening sampling times, repeating micro-hydraulic fracture re-opening/closure cycles, real-time permeability interpretation, and determination of optimum flow/buildup durations.
 
This lecture includes several examples to illustrate the power of real time monitoring and interpretation. By the end of the lecture, the audience will walk away convinced that real-time monitoring and control is required to ensure that the critical formation testing objectives are met on any exploration, appraisal, or otherwise high profile project.

Featured Speakers

Speaker: Hani Elshahawi
Speaker Hani Elshahawi
FEAST Leader SHELL Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2010-2011 Lecture Season Hani Elshahawi leads FEAST, Shell’s Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies center of excellence, which is responsible for the planning, execution and analysis of global high profile formation testing and fluid sampling operations. Hani has over 20 years of ...

FEAST Leader
SHELL





Society of Petroleum Engineers


Distinguished Lecturer 2010-2011 Lecture Season



Hani Elshahawi leads FEAST, Shell’s Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies center of excellence, which is responsible for the planning, execution and analysis of global high profile formation testing and fluid sampling operations. Hani has over 20 years of experience in the oil industry and has worked in both service and operating companies in over 10 countries in Africa, Asia, and North America. He has held various positions in interpretation, consulting, operations, marketing, and product development. He holds several patents and has authored over 80 technical papers in various areas of petroleum engineering and the geosciences. He has long been active with the SPE and the SPWLA and is the 2009-2010 president of the SPWLA. Hani has a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and a M.Sc. in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His email is Hani.Elshahawi@Shell.com.


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Organizer

Fady Chaban


Date and Time

Thu, Jan. 27, 2011

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Courtyard on St James

1885 Saint James Pl
Houston, Texas 77056
USA