June 12, 2023 - 18:00
Den Haag

On the 12th of June 2023 the annual SPE/PGK barbeque event will take place again. The theme of this year’s event is: “Novel stimulation technologies in the geothermal- and E&P sector.” The event will be hosted at Oscars’ beachclub in Scheveningen, The Hague.

18:00 open door/social hour
19:00 lectures
20:00 dinner

The following lectures are lined up for this event:

Fishbones Well Stimulation Technology – An Introduction. Several variables impact a well’s Productivity Index. Well stimulation techniques offer operators the opportunity to increase well productivity, while overcoming challenging reservoir parameters. This process increases output per-well and strengthens the overall project economics. Well stimulation techniques can achieve these results through the traditional methods of hydraulic fracturing or acidization. Fishbones offers an alternative solution. One that is safer, greener, and cost-effective. Through a controlled pumping operation, our stimulation techniques connect faults and fractures, bypass any damaged rock and target reservoir sweet spots. Based on your well we have two methods available – jetting and drilling. The core technology behind our stimulation techniques is the same.
Arild Oppheim has more than 16 years of experience in the industry in areas ranging from logging, cementing, downhole scale treatment, completions to key account and project management. He have worked for different companies, including Halliburton, Champion Technologies and Weatherford, prior to joining Fishbones in 2022 as responsible for sales and business development in Europe.

Modelling and production forecasting of the fishbone technology. The presentation will be a short abstract of an SPE paper (SPE-209570-MS) presented in 2022 during the SPE subsurface conference in Norway. In the last years it has become technically- and economically feasible to drill productivity enhancing fishbone wells in tight and/or thin formations or in areas where hydraulic fracturing is not permitted due to local environmental regulations. Modeling of fishbone wells is complex and currently very time-consuming. A fully integrated workflow has been developed to model fishbone wells, using dynamic models to generate reliable production forecasts. This novel workflow comprises of the implementation of pre-defined well trajectories and number of needles in a box- and/or full-field dynamic model. The paper also details workflows to optimize well count and number of needles driven by economics and presents a methodology to efficiently develop full field development forecasts. These aspects will not be addressed in the presentation.
Niek Dousi holds an MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and joined SGS in 2005. He is currently a Senior Petroleum Engineer and project manager working for Sproule and has over 18 years of relevant professional experience. His key competences are classical reservoir engineering, Reserves evaluations, dynamic modelling, addressing commercial aspects and project management. He has taken part and managed numerous integrated reservoir studies, asset valuations and reserves certifications, among others, serving European, African and Middle-Eastern E&P and NOC customers.

Propped fracture stimulation of geothermal production wells. Conventional hydrothermal (“low enthalpy”) geothermal reservoirs are already being developed in the Netherlands as a source of heat for greenhouses, district heating. Many of these wells are left with a positive skin after being drilled, and could therl benefit of propped fracture stimulation for this type of reservoir, a history match of a real geothermal injection and production doublet was made using an industry standard 3D reservoir before benefit from stimulation. In order to evaluate the potential simulation model. This model was then used to perform production and injection forecasts for different completion scenarios, including propped fracturing.
Josef Shaoul conducts fracture stimulation studies, on-site fracture engineering, Fracpro training courses, welltest analysis, reservoir simulation studies and software development. Before he joined Pinnacle Technologies Delft in 1996, Josef worked at RES, where he was the Lead Software Engineer for development of Fracpro. Prior to that, Josef worked for Hunter Geophysics, working on tiltmeter mapping applications. Josef has over 30 years of industry experience and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Josef is active in the Society of Petroleum Engineering, co-chairing the European Stimulation Workshop for the last 10 years and serving on the committee of the International Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Conference since its inception



Bookings no longer allowed on this date.