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Call for Abstracts Open – Submit Now

Now is the time to share your work at Latin America URTeC Buenos Aires!

The committee has a particular interest in presentations highlighting state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies, and case studies illustrating the successful implementation of new scientific techniques and technologies. Abstracts may highlight traditional oil and gas activities, as well as CCUS and hydrogen projects, and challenges and opportunities to related to subsurface storage and the future of carbon management.

The program committee is seeking abstracts for the themes and sub-themes listed below.

Deadline for Abstract Submission is 31 July 2023

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Technical Program Themes and Subthemes

Theme 1: Production and Recovery Potential

  • Reservoir Production and Recovery Mechanisms
  • Flow and Phase Behavior for Tight Oil and Shale Oil/Shale Reservoir Systems
  • Pressure and Rate Transient Testing, DFIT, and Well Testing
  • Case Studies and Implementation in IOR/EOR
  • EOR in CCUS and Hydrogen Projects

Theme 2: Reserves Estimation and Production Forecasting

  • Production Diagnostics — Understanding the Big Picture on Production Forecasting
  • Production Performance Prediction: Decline Curve Analysis and Beyond
  • Reserves Implications: Guidelines and Considerations
  • Advances in Production Forecasting: Data-Driven Models and Physics-Based Solutions
  • Well Type Profiles, Early Data Estimates, and Impacts of Lifecycle Updates
  • Data Science Applications for Reserves Estimation and Production Forecasting

Theme 3: Operational Field Development

  • Facilities and Artificial Lift Optimization
  • Stimulation & Completions Game Changing Technology
  • Refracturing to Improve Performance and Economics
  • New Materials and Innovative Technologies Application (Case Studies)
  • Preventing, Quantifying and Mitigating Fracture Driven Interactions (Frac-Hits)
  • Infill Drilling and Augmented Drainage Area Case Studies
  • Leveraging AI to Optimize Drilling and Completions

Theme 4: Geomechanics

  • Rock and Hydraulic Fracture Modelling
  • Geomechanics in Well Design, Construction, and Drilling
  • Diagnostics and Monitoring with Geomechanical Models
  • Production Simulation, Forecasting and Optimization
  • Infill Drilling and Refracturing; Applications and Lessons Learned
  • Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing and Drawdown on Well Productivity
  • Hydraulic Fracturing in Natural Hydrogen projects

Theme 5: Geological Characterization and Evaluation

  • Geological Evaluations, Emerging Tools & Workflows, Case Studies
  • Geological Drivers for Understanding Reservoir Quality
  • Rock-Fluid and Fluid-Fluid Interactions – PVT Data Acquisition/Analysis
  • Advances in Special Core Analysis and Core-Flood Testing
  • Emerging Petrophysical Evaluations and Applications
  • Petrophysical Property Modeling
  • Pore-Network Imaging and Fluid Flow Modeling
  • Using Data Science to Optimize Subsurface Characterization: Applied Case Studies and Business Implementation

Theme 6: Subsurface Geochemistry

  • Advances in Source Rock Evaluation – Characterization, Saturation, and Producibility
  • Applications and Challenges of Produced Fluids as Predictive Tools – Drainage Diagnostics and Applications in Asset Development
  • Impacts and Lessons Learned of Rock-Fluid and Fluid-Fluid Interactions
  • Emerging Geochemical Technologies and Methods

Theme 7: Geophysical Applications and Reservoir Analysis

  • High-Resolution Geophysical Acquisition, Processing, and Imaging
  • Pore Pressure Modeling and Prediction
  • Predicting Rock Properties Using Seismic Inversion
  • Uncertainties in Geophysical Workflows
  • Quantifying Completions Efficiency Using DTS and DAS
  • Quantifying Hydraulic Fracture Propagation using Microseismic Data
  • Integration of DTS/DAS with Microseismic and Seismic Data
  • Quantitative Imaging and Interpretation of Natural and Induced Fractures and their Effect on Production
  • New and Innovative Technologies in Reservoir Imaging and Characterization
  • Integrating Seismic Data with Multivariate Production Prediction

Theme 8: Multidisciplinary Approach to Exploration, Appraisal, Pilot Tests and Development

  • Case Studies Highlighting Well Spacing and Completion Design Optimization
  • Case Studies Quantifying, Mitigating and/or Overcoming Parent-Child effects
  • Building a Comprehensive Field Development Plan (Business Aspects of Unconventional Plays)
  • Case Studies for EOR Experiences in Unconventionals
  • Sustainability, Rapid Industry Change, and Social License to Operate
  • Using Data Science to Develop New Approaches, Workflows and Best Practices: Case Study Examples

Theme 9: Digital Transformation and Innovation

  • Advanced Digital Technologies for Optimization
  • Data Analytics and Big Data Optimization
  • IoT Applications for Asset Monitoring and Control
  • Process Automation, RPA and Robotics
  • AI Applications and Emerging Trends
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Digital Twins
  • Cybersecurity and Data Protection in the Digital Era
  • Integrated Systems and Efficient Supply Chain Management
  • Smart Contracts and Blockchain
  • Organizational Experiences in Digital Transformation, Agility, and Innovation
  • No-code and Low-code Solutions: Cases Studies and Trends