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The URTeC 2019 abstract submission site is now closed. The Technical Program Committee is considering submitted abstracts under the following themes.

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URTeC 2019 Themes and Sub-themes

  1. Operators’ Forum: Case Studies Highlighting the Multidisciplinary Approach to Exploration, Appraisal, Pilot Tests, and Development of Unconventional Resources
    1. Well Spacing to Field Development
    2. Technologies That Deliver Bottom-Line Results
    3. Case Studies of Game-Changing Results
    4. Case Studies Highlighting Optimizing Completion, Perforation, and Stimulation Strategies
    5. Refracturing to Improve Performance and Economics
    6. Stacked Pay Development Strategies
    7. Operating in the Permian Basin
  2. Advanced Formation Evaluation of Unconventional Reservoirs
    1. Drivers for Understanding Reservoir Quality and Completion Quality
    2. Rock-Fluid and Fluid-Fluid Interactions
    3. High and Low Field NMR Applications
    4. Advances in Core-Flood Testing
    5. Advances in SCAL
    6. Emerging Petrophysical Evaluations
    7. Petrophysical Property Modeling for Geocellular Modeling
  3. Geological Characterization of Unconventional Reservoirs
    1. Depositional Processes, Facies, and Sequence Stratigraphy
    2. Role of Diagenesis in Unconventional Reservoir Quality
    3. Aligning Geoscience and Engineering Workflows
    4. Upscaling Geocellular Models and Simulations
    5. Horizontal Targeting Strategies and Challenges
    6. Imaging Unconventional Facies at the Macro-, Micro-, and Nano-Scales
  4. Geophysical Characterization of Unconventional Reservoirs
    1. High-Resolution Geophysical Imaging
    2. DTS & DAS Applications and Case Studies
    3. Source Rock Modeling
    4. Pressure Modeling and Prediction
    5. Quantitative Imaging and Interpretation of Natural Fractures
    6. Predicting Rock Properties With Seismic Inversion
    7. Uncertainties in Geophysical Workflows
    8. Optimizing the Development of Unconventional Plays
    9. Integrating Microseismic Data, Mechanical Stratigraphy, and Seismic Volumes
  5. Geomechanics Integration – The Glue between Geoscience and Engineering
    1. Rock Characterization for Drilling and Fracturing
    2. Integration of Rock Data, Mechanical Stratigraphy, and Seismic Volumes
    3. Determination of In Situ Stresses
    4. Pore Pressure and Stresses Before and After Depletion
    5. Discrete Fracture Network: From Characterization to Stimulation
    6. Geomechanics of Microseismic and Induced Seismicity
    7. Hydraulic Fracture Modeling: From Physics to Field
    8. Field Case Studies: Geomechanics for Stimulation Optimization
    9. Field Case Studies: Geomechanics for Infill Wells
  6. Applied Geochemistry and Basin Modeling for Unconventionals: From Source Rock to Produced Hydrocarbons
    1. Organic Geochemistry of Oil-Prone and Gas-Prone Unconventional Resource Plays
    2. Fluid-Fluid and Fluid-Rock Interactions of Unconventional Plays
    3. Modeling the Effects of Burial, Uplift, and Temperature Histories on API Gravity, GOR, and Hydrocarbon Composition for Engineers: Linking In-situ vs. Produced
    4. Chemostratigraphy of Sedimentary Sequences — Applications of Elemental Proxies to Understand Unconventional Petroleum Systems
    5. Time Lapse Geochemistry: Protocols, Applications, Production Allocation and Commercial Reality
  7. Machine Learning, AI, and Big Data in the Digital Oilfield
    1. Cross-Discipline Leveraging of Data Mining, Modeling, and Data Analytics
    2. Workflows for Disparate Data Sets
    3. 'Big Data' Applications to Unconventional Reservoirs — Case Histories, Expectations and Realities
    4. Surveillance of Unconventional Production — Collecting the Right Data at the Right Time
    5. Performance Metrics — Cross-Discipline Measures of Success for Asset Teams
    6. Integration of Numerical Models and Data Science in Reservoir Characterization
    7. Efficient Management of Big Data Storage and Ensuring Data Accuracy
  8. Increasing Recovery Efficiency in Unconventional Plays
    1. Gas Injection IOR/EOR
    2. EGR (Enhanced Gas Recovery) Methods in Unconventionals
    3. Nanofluids, Surfactants, and Friction Reducers
    4. Flow Conformance and Sweep Efficiency Strategies
    5. Pore-Network Imaging and Modeling to Understand Fluid Flow
    6. Case Studies in IOR/EOR Field Pilots
  9. Reserves Estimation and Production Forecasting
    1. EUR and Performance Prediction: Decline Curve Analysis and Beyond
    2. Reserves Implications: Guidelines and Considerations
    3. Future of Production Forecasting: Data-Driven Models and Physics-Based Solutions
    4. Type Well Profiles
    5. Well Spacing and Well Interference Impact
    6. Production Diagnostics — Understanding the Big Picture on Production Forecasting
    7. Case Studies — Impact of 2018 Update to Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS)
  10. Production Performance of Tight Oil and Gas Reservoirs
    1. Flow and Phase Behavior for Tight Oil and Shale Oil/Shale Gas Reservoir Systems
    2. Reservoir Modeling for Unconventionals — Bringing Together Data, Disciplines, and Design
    3. Reservoir Production and Recovery Mechanisms
    4. Pressure Transient Testing, DFIT, and Well Testing
    5. Use, Abuse, and Limitations of the SRV Concept
    6. Resolving Early-Time Well Performance in Unconventional Reservoirs
    7. Shale Facilities and Artificial Lift Optimization
    8. How to Design and Derive Value From Multi-Disciplinary Diagnostics of Unconventional Resource Plays
  11. New Materials and Novel Technologies for Unconventionals
    1. Novel Proppants and Fluids
    2. Nanostructured Material for Gas Separation and Corrosion Mitigation
    3. Advanced Polymers for Oil-Water Separation
    4. Down-Hole CO2 Separation and Sequestration
    5. Lightweight Composites to Reduce Completion Costs
    6. Waterless Fracturing, Energized Fluid Fracturing, and “Green” Fluids
    7. Mapping the Distribution of the Proppant Pack
  12. Overcoming Gridlock: Unlocking the Midstream Bottleneck
    1. Upstream to Midstream – How Can We Better Collaborate?
    2. Linking Supply to Market: Pipelines, Rail, and Trucks
    3. Rig Count, Sand Supply, and Frac Spreads
    4. Challenges Obtaining a Skilled Labor Force
    5. Novel Methods to Fund Future Midstream Operations
    6. Data Analytics – Forecasting Supply & Demand for Midstream Buildout
  13. Emerging Unconventional Plays and Novel Applications of Technology
    1. Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks — Application of Unconventional Strategies to Under-Exploited Conventional Plays
    2. Geothermal and Gas Hydrates – The Next Frontier
    3. Going Global: Case Histories of Burgeoning International Unconventional Plays
  14. Well Construction Optimization and Best Practices
    1. Performance Drilling Practices for Unconventional Reservoirs
    2. Novel Well Designs
    3. Drilling Challenges of Multi-Well Pads
    4. Case Histories and Best Practices for Ensuring Wellbore Integrity
    5. Remediation Techniques and Case Studies for Repairing Well Integrity Issues
    6. Well Path Planning and Geosteering
    7. Fault Detection in Horizontal Wells — How Geoscientists and Engineers Can Avoid Surprises
    8. Lateral Hole Stability and Sand Control
  15. License to Operate: Stakeholder Management and Social Performance
    1. Water Resources: Management, Utilization, Recycling, and Disposal
    2. Solids Waste Management and Disposal
    3. Contractor Management
    4. Social Issues and Social License to Operate
    5. Managing Roles, Expectations, and Relationships
    6. Social Investment and Impacts
    7. Effective Communications Strategies