Golden Eagle, 4 Years On: Managing Reservoir Uncertainty with Intelligent Wells.
Presented by Craig Durham & Sultan Djabbarov, CNOOC International
The Golden Eagle Field in UKCS blocks 20/1 & 14/26a was discovered in 2006 and development was sanctioned in 2010. The field came on-stream in October 2014, via a wellhead platform, a production and utilities platform and two subsea templates. Development drilling finished in October 2016 with the delivery of 19 wells: 14 production and 5 water injection, including 4 subsea wells. All the wells were completed with permanent fibre optic downhole monitoring and most are designated “Intelligent” with remotely controlled downhole flow control sleeves.
The presentation will explain the decision to complete the field with Intelligent Well Technology and the operational field experience to date. Examples will be given which demonstrate how intelligent wells have added value and removed uncertainty from subsurface decisions, and the challenges of managing, interpreting and acting on the large amount of data available from some of the most advanced completions in the North Sea.
Craig Durham, Production Engineering Advisor:
Craig began his career as a wellsite drilling engineer with Britoil, before moving on to petroleum engineering roles with BP and Sun Oil. In 1993 Craig joined the Expro Group and had roles in production technology, well intervention, well testing and well services. He has been with CNOOC International since 2005, firstly as completion engineer for the Ettrick project, and for the last eight years as Production Engineering Advisor to Nexen’s operated assets and new developments.
Craig studied Civil Engineering at Bristol University and has a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Strathclyde University. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining.
Sultan Djabbarov, Reservoir Engineer:
Sultan began his career with CNOOC International in 2014. He has held reservoir and production engineering roles within the subsurface and operations teams on Buzzard, STaR and Golden Eagle assets. In 2017-18 he was the Regional Reserves Coordinator for CNOOC International UKCS. Currently he is a Reservoir Engineer in the Golden Eagle subsurface team and is responsible for Reservoir Management and Surveillance. Sultan studied Petroleum Engineering at University of Aberdeen and has a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London.
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