Two Day Agenda - February 11 & 12, 2020

8:30 am - 5:10 pm DAY 1 - TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2020

7:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:45 am - 8:55 am Chair's Opening Remarks

8:55 am - 9:45 am Keynote Presentation & Panel Discussion: Minimize Onshore Well Failures That Impact Production & LOE > Assess & Reassess Your High-Dollar Chemical Operations

In the chemicals world, if you are not constantly improving, constantly adjusting, you are not being efficient. Wells are always changing, and production is always in decline and wells are always failing. And if you’re not optimizing that well along with the production decline, then you are not efficient. For chemical programs to efficient, they have to be continuously assessed and reassessed to make sure treatment that was designed and monitoring that was put in place are actually working. Taking the chemistry and getting the results you want is the ultimate end goal – but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in some shale plays where chemicals, automation & monitoring need to be applied better. Setting the foundations of the conference, this presentation looks at…


E&P Subject Matter Experts Discuss How They Are Continually Assessing And Reassessing Practices And Chemical Application To Remain Effective And Cost-Effective At The Same Time, While Controlling Well Failure Rates

Danny Durham, Director Global Upstream Chemicals E&P Technology, Apache Corporation

Keynote Presentation: Joe Alapati, Flow Assurance & Production Chemistry Advisor, Devon Energy

Panelist: Steve Appleyard, Principal Engineer, Production Assurance (Global Production), ConocoPhillips

Panelist: Ron MacLeod, Senior Chemical Advisor, Operational Excellence, Noble Energy

Panelist: Taha Hussain, Venture Executive, Chevron Technology Ventures

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9:45 am - 10:15 am You’re Spending Millions On Chemicals, But… Are You Getting The Most Operational Value At Each Well?

Production chemicals are a necessary evil for production companies. They have got to spend money on chemical management – if they don’t, their systems will fall over and fail. Now it’s really a question of tying cost to value and asking…

‘What is your measure of success and value capture?’
‘Are you getting value?’ ‘How can you get the most value?’


Is A Change In Chemistry Directly Responsible For 20% Reduction In Failure Rate Or Are There Other Combination Of Factors Contributing To This Reduction In Failure Frequency?

In this dialogue, panelists and attendees debate over some critical questions being asked today, as E&P priorities shift towards financial performance & profitability, and failure frequency/rate becomes the biggest metric being measured right now.

Vaibhav (Nick) Nikam, Permian EOR Technical Integrity Advisor, Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Joe Alapati, Flow Assurance & Production Chemistry Advisor, Devon Energy

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10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Refreshment Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

10:45 am - 11:20 am Cut Chemicals By 50% While Reducing Failure Frequency


Learn Exactly How To Set Up Or Streamline Your Production To Operate In A Way Where Your Chemical Needs Are Cut In Half Without Increasing Failure Frequency

  • Think further ahead and change the way you and your chemical teams are thinking. Learn how operators and chemical vendors are advancing possibilities and reducing chemical usage without impacting production and increasing failure frequency.

Onyeka Onwuemene, Lead Petroleum Production Engineer, Neconde Energy Limited (Nigeria)

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11:20 am - 11:50 am Holistic Views On Managing Corrosion In Different Settings & Operational Areas


E&P Experiences When Managing Corrosion In Environments And Fields With High Bacteria, High CO2 And H2S: This Is What Happened, This Is What They Did, And This Is The Result

Panelist: Nan Zhang, Senior Engineer, Production Technology, Equinor

Panelist: Fadi El Ahmadieh, Corrosion Engineer, ConocoPhillips

Panelist: Ajay Singh, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Advanced Analytics & Emerging Technologies, Previously with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

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11:50 am - 12:15 pm You Reduced Chemical Cost From $1 Million To $750,000, But… How Did That Relate To Controlling The Cost Of Failures?

For every tubing failure, an operator incurs a cost of $50,000, and that is just to replace the tubing. An average well failure can cost in excess of $250,000. So far, the focus has been on reducing the cost of chemicals. Simply reducing the cost of chemicals is not good enough anymore. What operators want to see now is how by using X chemical they are able to save on rod costs, tubing failure costs and the overall total cost of well failures.

Better Understand The Relationship Between Reduction In Chemical Costs And The Cost And Frequency Of Downhole Failures 

Mark Peavy, VP Operations, Windy Cove Energy

Nan Zhang, Senior Engineer, Production Technology, Equinor
Fadi El Ahmadieh, Corrosion Engineer, ConocoPhillips

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12:15 pm - 1:10 pm Networking Lunch & 1-2-1 Meetings

1:15 pm - 2:10 pm Corrosion Monitoring, Risk Assessment & Failure Analysis

Part 1: Crude Oil > Why Is It Corrosive

Presenter: Adam Schaub, Production Chemist

Part 2: Effective Solutions And Strategies For Proper Corrosion Monitoring, Risk Assessment And Failure Analysis

Unlike paraffin, corrosion happens over time and is hard to see. Some argue that corrosion is a bigger problem now, not because we don’t have products that inhibit corrosion, but because it is not being monitored properly, and because operators don’t understand what causes corrosion and where the real risks are for different types of corrosion.
Aloysius Obodoako, Senior Integrity Engineer US Onshore Operations, Murphy Exploration & Production

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2:15 pm - 2:50 pm Cutting-Edge Corrosion Inhibitors > Connect Lab Testing To Real-World Application


Application & Performance Of Cutting-Edge Inhibitors To Treat Wells For Corrosion, All The Way To The End Of The Horizontal Section

When operators asked the question, ‘Do you we treat horizontals for corrosion all the way to the end with laterals lengths getting longer and longer?’ the consensus was ‘We don’t have anything that works’. Applying chemicals and corrosion inhibitors all the way to the end of the horizontal section is a big challenge. There is still a lot of space for conversation and a lot of room for improvement.  

We’re expanding the envelope, and giving you the chance to take a look at the economics, applications and real-world performance of advanced corrosion inhibitors that are effective at protecting your capital assets.

Presenter: Andrea Paola Marciales Ramirez, Corrosion Engineer, InnoTech Alberta

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2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Networking Refreshment Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

3:20 pm - 3:55 pm Modeling Of Corrosion In Downhole Applications


In recent years, production of oil and gas from shale formations has multiplied and now contributes significantly to oil and gas supply. This type of unconventional production differs from historical conventional approaches, with far reaching consequences for asset integrity management.
Corrosion threats associated with shale development include acidizing, fracing, flowback, CO2 and H2S in produced fluids and artificial lift. The ever-changing production conditions render prediction of the tubing corrosion a complex effort. This presentation reviews challenges with using traditional corrosion prediction tools for downhole applications and present an on-going effort to develop a more comprehensive tubing corrosion model. 

Marc Singer, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Institute for Corrosion & Multiphase Technology,Ohio University

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3:55 pm - 4:10 pm Mini Audience Discussion: Corrosion Protection Materials, Linings & Coatings


New Corrosion Protection Materials, Linings and Coatings To Protect Your Capital Asset, Prevent Failures & Prolong Equipment Life

Once corrosion builds up, you cannot 100% remove it. You can treat it and prolong the life of your equipment and systems, but there is nothing like 100% protection from corrosion. What operators can do is put measures in place to prevent it. We look at some of the most effective ways to prevent corrosion and protect equipment and systems from its detrimental effects.

Moderated by: Danny Durham, Director Global Upstream Chemicals E&P Technology, Apache Corporation

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4:10 pm - 4:50 pm Factors Impacting Downhole Scaling Risk for Unconventional Wells

Factors Impacting Downhole Scaling Risk for Unconventional Wells

According to some, EOR is a need, and not an option anymore. More and more operators are injecting carbon dioxide into formations to enhance recovery. However, these secondary recovery techniques are changing the pH levels of water.
  • This has raised an important question - How do changes in pH levels from CO2 injection affect the scaling tendencies of water?

This presentation sees operators and research scientists sharing exclusive intelligence gathered from extensive research and water sampling studies.

Wei Wang, Fluid Chemistry Scientist, Chevron

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4:50 pm - 5:15 pm New Scale Inhibitors > Application & Performance

Understand Application, Performance And Long-Term Effects Of The Latest Scale Inhibitors: Unique Solutions For A Growing US-Wide Challenge

Jun Su An. Head of Product, Solugen

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5:15 pm - 5:20 pm Chair's Closing Remarks

5:20 pm - 6:15 pm Networking Drinks Reception

8:40 am - 4:50 pm DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2020

7:30 am - 8:40 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:40 am - 8:50 am Chair's Opening Remarks

8:50 am - 9:20 am Keynote Discussions: Cost-Effective & Reliable Chemical Automation > Reduce Failure Rates By Changing The Way You Operate

Automation especially with chemical application is a capital investment that directly equates to improved efficiency through reduction in failures in the field. There is a direct correlation to what the customer pays for. Yet, there is a mind block and apprehension when it comes to the use of automation from a chemical injection and treatment standpoint. This 3-part discussion looks at both the big strategic picture as well as the more technical equipment and processes to enable you to step up your chemical automation game. Think big, pilot small and scale up fast.


Define Your Business Objectives And Tie It To Your Chemical Automation Strategy: Know Which Approach Makes The Most Sense For Small And For Large Projects

Bo Gentry, Regional Manager, Senior Product Manager (Digital Solutions), Multi-Chem, a Halliburton Service

Blake Speer, Automation Specialist, TXAM Pumps

Henry Lopez, Oil & Gas Production Expert, Previously with Pioneer Natural Resources

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9:20 am - 9:50 am Automated Chemical Injection & Monitoring


The ‘What’ And The ‘How’ Of Automated Chemical Injection: Application Of New, Reliable Automated Systems To Inject And Monitor Chemicals Accurately To Avoid Failures

Operators are starting to put automated devices to manage their chemical injections rather than relying on people and setting things up by hand. But automated chemical injection is still not where it needs to be – the question is, how are we going to get there?

Paul Brisbin, Regional Manager, Oklahoma, Bakken, North Rockies, TXAM Pumps

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10:00 am - 10:30 am Networking Refreshment Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

10:30 am - 11:00 am Process Improvements To Remediate Iron Sulfide


Process Improvements, More Cost-Effective Than Chemicals, That Make It Feasible To Remove H2S From Water Before It Is Reinjected Into The Formation

Operators have made their objectives clear – prevent, remediate or eliminate iron sulfide – all at a low cost. Operators are losing millions on chemicals – but if they design their processes innovatively and correctly, they can reduce a lot of that cost and realize significant cost savings.

Chris Holp,Technical Advisor - Acrolein Subject Matter Expert, Multi-Chem, a Halliburton Service

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11:05 am - 11:40 am Iron Sulfide Remediation Chemistries


Unique, Cost-Effective Chemistries That Are Designed To Have Longer Term Effects & Persistence For Preventing Iron Sulfide And Removing Fouling In Tubings

Iron sulfide stems from corrosion, but it is the least known, most unsolved and highly costly downhole challenge. If you don’t have control on your chemical program, or if you have wells that have not been treated, you have no control over how much iron sulfide you’re putting in the water that’s being reinjected, causing issues further down the line, including plugging of the injection wells, equipment and systems. The industry is in agreement that something has to be done. What will eliminate this problem are unique chemistries and process improvements.

Tom Swanson, Vice President of Innovation, Solugen

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11:45 am - 12:40 pm Networking Lunch Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

12:45 pm - 2:20 pm Masterclass 1 & 2

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What is a Masterclass? Masterclasses are a new addition to the conference structure in 2020. They are intensive teaching and learning sessions on topics that are specific to the needs of a technical/engineering group. E A Subject Matter Expert will guide attendees through a series of hands-on, practical learning opportunities, providing the depth of knowledge often missing from shorter 20 minute conference sessions. Masterclasses are exclusive and attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm MASTERCLASS: Reduce Failures On Surface Facilities & Pipelines

Stuart Ferguson, Asset Infrastructure Manager, Discovery Natural Resources

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm MASTERCLASS: Move Into The Digitalized Space For Chemical Management

Paul Gould, Head of Digital Strategy, Clariant

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm Networking Refreshment Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

2:50 pm - 3:35 pm Paraffin Control Strategies & Products


Practical Measures & Application Strategies To Control Paraffin Wax And Ultra High Carbon Chain Content To Reduce Well Failures

Presenter: Rama AlapatiFlow Assurance & Production Chemistry AdvisorDevon Energy

Panelist: Ankush Gupta, Area Production Manager – Catarina & Maverick, Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation

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3:35 pm - 4:05 pm Handle Sour Gas Situations With H2S Scavengers

H2S is a growing problem as more and more wells become sour. And that’s partly because of enhanced production. When operators inject a fluids into a well, they also contaminate the plug, causing H2S. The scavengers being used at the moment are inexpensive, but they cause a lot of problems downhole. Operators are now asking, ‘Is this all we’ve got? Can we do better? The Holy Grail is the perfect scavenger. And operators are still trying to find it…


New Ideas & Unique H2S Products, Including Non-Triazine Scavengers & Multi-Purpose Chemicals To Strip H2S From Water

Nobody wants to be the first to adopt a high-profile, high-dollar product. But chemical suppliers, and to a great extent E&Ps, recognize that advanced H2S products can be highly effective and multi-functional, if applied correctly.

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4:05 pm - 4:10 pm Chair's Closing Remarks