Strong showing by RGL at upcoming Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium

July 26, 2019


RGL will again be leading the technical research presented at this year’s SPE Thermal Well Integrity and Design Symposium with six papers included in the Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE)-hosted event’s program.
Taking place Nov. 19 to 21 in Banff, Alberta, the premiere industry event assembles thermal operators and industry experts engaged in the wide range of topics and specializations related to well design and integrity. This annual technical meeting is popular amongst the thermal well community because it allows attendees to share their recent experiences, solutions, and ongoing challenges associated with the design, drilling, operation, and decommissioning of thermal wells.

Because RGL is committed to providing the right solutions for long-term performance, research is key. As a result, the following presentations are scheduled during the symposium:
Prognostics Thermal Well Management: A Review on Data Driven Approaches for Hot Spot and Sand Ingress Detection by M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, M. Roostaei, B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Management Inc. SPE-198685.
Evaluation, Implementation, and Operations of an FCD for SAGD Producer Wells by D. Zhu, N.J. Neeteson, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; S. Thompson, Athabasca Oil Corporation SPE-198700.
Horizontal Steam Injection Liner Deployed Flow Control Device Design Development and Testing by T.L. Gorham, J.C. Sims, Chevron Corporation; R.S. Buell, Consultant; H. Heukelman, B. Fermaniuk, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; R. Miller, Pacific Perforating Inc. SPE-198698.
Effective Reservoir Management with Flow Control Devices for SAGD Producer Wells in Mackay River of Suncor Energy by D. Zhu, G.A. Rosi, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; D. O'Hagan, Suncor Energy SPE-198697.
Two alternate papers by RGL have also been prepared for the symposium:
Corrosion Failure and Control of Carbon Steel in Thermal Applications by J. Li, C. Sun, H. Zeng, J. Luo, University of Alberta; M. Roostaei, M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc. SPE-198703.
Sand Control Design and Evaluation for a New Thermal Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage by T. Moussa, Suncor Energy; M. Mahmoudi, RGL Reservoir Management Inc. SPE-198706.
For the second year in a row, RGL’s Business Development Manager Colby Sutton was invited to act as a session chairperson. He’ll be chairing a session entitled Best Practices for Development and Application of FCDs in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage Injection Wells on Thursday, November 21 with Blair Temple of Imperial Oil Resources. The session will focus on the evaluation, design, implementation, performance assessment, and re-design of Flow Control Devices (FCDs). Discussions will highlight modelling methodologies, optimizations for completions designs, erosion risks and mitigations, and product performance and benchmarking. The ‘Case Study’ focus will highlight direct field results and lessons that can improve profitability for both the operator and service provider.
We look forward to meeting with both new and valued clients at the symposium. For information on this conference, visit the SPE Events Page. For a full list of RGL’s research papers visit our RGL Research Articles Page.

RGL Reservoir Management

RGL engineers and manufactures sand control and flow control products for highly challenging reservoirs. We use innovation and technology to build value for our customers by understanding their reservoirs and providing the right solution for long-term performance.

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