Doha: The management of carbonate reserves in the world will be in the spotlight during the fourth workshop of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) on injectivity / productivity and management of reservoirs in carbonates (WIPIC).
The event will be held in Doha from March 21-23, 2022 and follows the very successful workshop held in November 2019, also in Doha.
Dr Ahmad Sami Abushaikha, founding faculty member at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and currently Associate Professor in the Sustainable Development Division of the College of Science and Engineering at HBKU is co-chair of the event, with Dr Herbert Lescanne from TotalEnergies.
Representatives of national and international oil companies, service providers, universities and research institutes will be present. Topics to be covered include flooding, gas flooding, water alternating gas (WAG), using data analytics and machine learning to optimize oil and gas field development and reservoir management, injectivity, well productivity and stimulation, the role of sustainability and its impact, reservoir simulation and forecasting, blue hydrogen and artificial intelligence.
Dr Abushaikha said: “This workshop is a great opportunity to share expertise and knowledge and foster new collaborations. WIPIC is the perfect place to learn from experts, engineers and academics. This comes at a time when much-needed investments and collaborations are crucial for the oil and gas industry. We believe that a multidisciplinary approach is the next step for better management of carbonate reservoirs, and that is the subject of this workshop. “
Following feedback and the success of previous events, the scope of the workshop was broadened to cover the entire reservoir and not just the wells. The workshop will be aimed at subsurface specialists in well stimulation and completion, logging analysis, petrophysics, pressure transient analysis, reservoir geology and geophysics, applied mathematics, data science, geostatistics, reservoir engineering, as well as subsoil generalists and reservoir managers.
Submissions have already been solicited on a range of multidisciplinary topics across reservoir management. The early registration deadline for the event is January 15, while the regular registration deadline is February 15.
EAGE is a global non-profit professional association for geoscientists and engineers with approximately 19,000 members worldwide. It provides a global network of business and academic professionals to all members.