CSG Solids Production in Queensland – How, Why and Strategies to Manage
Event Date Time Duration Registration Closing Date Registration Closing Time
Wed 21st Oct 2020
Thu 22nd Oct 2020
12pm 2 half day workshops 19th Oct 2020 05:00 PM

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Registration Price:

SPE Member $145.00 ea
Non-Member $160.00 ea
Sponsor Non SPE Member $145.00 ea
Sponsor SPE Member $130.00 ea


CSG Solids Production in Queensland – How, Why and Strategies to Manage

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CSG solids production heavily impacts the operations and workover budgets of multiple companies operating in Queensland. This workshop is an opportunity for operators, innovative technology providers and researchers to discuss the issues, share ideas and propose potential solutions for the benefit of the Queensland CSG industry.


Workshop outline

Introduction       Set the Scene: Problem definition and the importance of finding solutions.


Session 1: Fines Production in the Surat Basin – the Geological Perspective

The session provides geological context of fines producing strata and petrophysical characterisation attempting to predict fines producing horizons. The session further provides an overview of geochemical and geomechanical studies undertaken to identify both the root cause of fines production and potential subsurface mitigation strategies.

Session Lead: Thomas Flottmann (Origin Energy)


Session 2: Drilling and Completions Practices to Prevent Solids Production

This session covers the advantages and disadvantages of open hole completions and the capex/opex trade-off; case histories, productivity and reserves concerns in cased, cemented fractured wells; ways to remediate existing wells with pre-perforated liners; and suggestions for new well completions.

Session Lead: Daniel Kalinin (Schlumberger)


Session 3:  Pump Mechanics

The session will cover the challenges imposed by solids to the lift system, and different strategies to pump solids efficiently while maximizing pump life. Additionally, there will be an analysis of completion accessories that could help extend the life of the system.

Session Lead: Mauricio Antoniolli (Weatherford)


Session 4:   Workover Efficiency and Pre-emptive Workover Activities

The session provides strategic plans to manage workover failures caused by solids production affecting the artificial lift system, to improve workover efficiency or Mean Time to Failure (MTTF). Additionally, management of pre-emptive workovers to capture failures in advance, reducing mean time to return, will be addressed.

Session Lead: Maryam Vahmani (Origin Energy)


Solutions brainstorm: Consolidate solutions.





Venue Information

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Lucie at SPE Qld

Registration Charge

SPE member:                                  $145

Non-SPE member:                           $160

Sponsor SPE member:                     $130

Sponsor non-SPE member:               $145