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Is Enhanced Oil Recovery the Future of Angola’s Oil Production?

Interview of Geraldo Ramos, Senior Production Engineer, Sonangol EP

Production decline in mature fields is a common challenge to offshore operators throughout the globe. And in West Africa especially, where developing new fields often requires delving into unexplored deepwater and ultra-deepwater territories, many have decided to take advantage of developments in enhanced oil recovery technologies to make the most out of their existing assets.

Sonangol EP is one of those companies who, despite recent positive discoveries in its offshore pre-salt acreage which should comfortably allow Angola to maintain its status as Africa’s second largest oil producer, sees the need to ensure additional reserves are extracted from existing wells.

Today, we speak with Geraldo Ramos, Senior Production Engineer at Sonangol EP who is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Aberdeen focusing on Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques with specific focus on Angolan onshore/offshore fields. We discuss his results so far, his vision for Angola’s 2018 production landscape and the experience he gained from the North Sea.
You can access the full interview for free at https://tinyurl.com/ycuzus4d

For further information, contact Sam Scarpa at sscarpa@offsnet.com


WAIPEC To Focus on New Oil and Gas Ventures In West Africa

The key is driving oil and gas production through innovative strategies
The organisers of the eagerly anticipated second West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2018 (WAIPEC) (www.WAIPEC.com), have unveiled an overview of its programme ahead of the event which is returning next month (7-8th February) to the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Across the two-day event, the conference programme has again been developed by a leading steering committee and speakers to build on the discussions of 2017 and to provide real value and insight for all delegates. Representatives include;
• Ademola Adeyemi-Bero, Managing Director, FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Limited and Nigerian Independent Oil Companies
• Bayo Ojulari, Managing Director, The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo)
• Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
• Tony Attah, Managing Director, Nigeria LNG
• Emeka Ene, CEO, Oildata Energy Group
• Roland Ewubare, Group General Manager, NAPIMS
• Dr. Mazadu Bako, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC)
• Austin Ojunekwu Avuru, SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company
• Mordecai Ladan, Director Department of Petroleum Resources
• Gbite Adenji, Senior Technical Advisor on Upstream and Gas to Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources
• Jeffrey Ewing, Chairman and Managing Director at Chevron Nigeria Limited
• Ahmadu – Kida Musa, Deputy Managing Director, TOTAL Exploration and Production
Set around the theme of ‘New ventures in West Africa; driving oil and gas production through innovative strategies,’ content will focus on unlocking strategic value, leveraging innovation, best practices and technology that will grow West Africa’s energy industry.

A mix of technical and strategic sessions will specifically address;
• The future of the global oil and gas industries and implication of the trend
• How Nigeria and African oil and gas industries can compete effectively in today’s challenging industries
• Funding local content
• Service company – operator collaboration models – drawing on experience from other oil provinces
• Outlining the National Gas Flare Commercialization Program
• Powering the industry – optimising domestic gas supplies, especially for power generation and industrial development
• Funding and investment in Africa’s oil and gas industry
• Modular refining
Set to tip the scales, WAIPEC stands as not only the largest event in the centre of Nigeria’s oil and gas hub, but also the only truly industry led event, held in partnership with the country’s petroleum sector and hosted by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) (www.PETAN.org).

WAIPEC 2018 is already projected to attract more than 200 exhibiting companies and 6,000 visiting professionals from across West Africa, Europe, Americas and Asia – with its programme poised to set the standards on content, delegates and industry support for all conferences in the West African petroleum sector.

Speaking ahead of the event, Chair of PETAN, Bank Anthony Okoroafor explains, “Taking place at the beginning of the year, WAIPEC 2018 will set the trend and the pace for the West African oil and gas sector in 2018.” He added, “The mindset behind WAIPEC is what makes it unique from other conferences – it is designed specifically to be a solutions conference and a platform for the very best representatives from across the West African energy industry to come together and discuss, deliberate and share their insight and knowledge towards creating beneficial strategies for the betterment of all areas of the industry.”

For full details on the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, its content and how to participate, visit www.WAIPEC.com.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (WAIPEC).
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For more information on the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference or to register to attend as press, please contact:
Aimee Thompsett, Global Event Partners: AThompsett@WAIPEC.com / +44 1737 784956
Jumoke Oyedun, PETAN, Secretariat@PETAN.org / 0803 725 5190

About WAIPEC 2018
WAIPEC (www.WAIPEC.com) is hosted by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) (www.PETAN.com), a leading organisation that represents oilfield services and technology companies operating across upstream through to downstream projects. PETAN is a leader in the promotion of innovative engineering and creative solutions that help advance the petroleum industry both nationally and regionally.

WAIPEC has been launched to address the needs of companies seeking to showcase their innovative solutions and new technologies, and to support the development of major new business and partnerships to benefit West Africa’s petroleum economy.

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Speaker Line-up Announced for First Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa

Eni Nigeria, Marathon Oil, Shell &Sonangol amongst offshore operators joined by leading well work experts at the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa on March 7-8: https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

150+ senior well intervention experts will get together in March at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accrato discuss their well intervention and P&A strategies in a bid to increase efficiencies and reduce the cost of both deepwater and shallow water projects.

Well intervention & completions experts Ihechi Ojukwu (Chevron Nigeria), Kelechi Victor (Nigerian Agip) &Ifeanyi Ugbor (Shell Nigeria) will speak alongside well engineering specialists including Andres Esono Ngui Obono (Marathon EG), Elike Mawuli (Tullow Oil) &Edward Kalu (Total Nigeria) to address some of the challenges companies are facing during workover, integrity and abandonment projects.

Key topics up for discussion include:
•Well Intervention Economics: Examine how expanding the scope of work, multi-well campaigns and the availability of equipment can improve well intervention economics
•Acid Stimulation: Hear how a scheduled program of well stimulation using coiled tubing or flexible pipe to bullhead acid can lead to optimized recovery with no downtime
•Downhole Technology: Discover new section milling, fishing and retrieval tools as well as eline& CT services that enhance production while mitigating risk to your subsea formation
•Late Life Management: As West African fields mature, discuss ways of optimizing late life production, ensuring integrity and preparing for P&A with an efficient end of life strategy
•P&A: Study regional abandonment case histories to tackle challenges including annular pressure build up, cement placement, barrier validation and NORM contaminants

Other speaking organisations at the conference include Wild Well Control, Helix, Island Offshore, TechnipFMC, Oceaneering and many more…

To see a full breakdown of the agenda and speakers involved in the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa, download the conference brochure at https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9


Speaker Line-up Announced for First Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa

Eni Nigeria, Marathon Oil, Shell & Sonangol amongst offshore operators joined by leading well work experts at the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa on March 7-8: https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

150+ senior well intervention experts will get together in March at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accrato discuss their well intervention and P&A strategies in a bid to increase efficiencies and reduce the cost of both deepwater and shallow water projects.

Well intervention & completions experts Ihechi Ojukwu (Chevron Nigeria), Kelechi Victor (Nigerian Agip) & Ifeanyi Ugbor (Shell Nigeria) will speak alongside well engineering specialists including Andres Esono Ngui Obono (Marathon EG), Elike Mawuli (Tullow Oil) &Edward Kalu (Total Nigeria) to address some of the challenges companies are facing during workover, integrity and abandonment projects.

Key topics up for discussion include:

• Well Intervention Economics: Examine how expanding the scope of work, multi-well campaigns and the availability of equipment can improve well intervention economics
• Acid Stimulation: Hear how a scheduled program of well stimulation using coiled tubing or flexible pipe to bullhead acid can lead to optimized recovery with no downtime
• Downhole Technology: Discover new section milling, fishing and retrieval tools as well as eline & CT services that enhance production while mitigating risk to your subsea formation
• Late Life Management: As West African fields mature, discuss ways of optimizing late life production, ensuring integrity and preparing for P&A with an efficient end of life strategy
• P&A: Study regional abandonment case histories to tackle challenges including annular pressure build up, cement placement, barrier validation and NORM contaminants

Other speaking organisations at the conference include Wild Well Control, Helix, Island Offshore, TechnipFMC, Oceaneering and many more…

To see a full breakdown of the agenda and speakers involved in the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa, download the conference brochure at https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

If you want the opportunity to secure your company’s place in the supply chain of these projects register now and save $800 today at http://interventionwca.offsnetevents.com/register.html


Sonangol, Chevron & Shell Join Tullow Oil and TOTAL to Discuss Well Intervention in West Africa

Eni Nigeria, Marathon Oil, Shell & Sonangol amongst offshore operators joined by leading well work experts at the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa on March 7-8: https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9

150+ senior well intervention experts will get together in March at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accrato discuss their well intervention and P&A strategies in a bid to increase efficiencies and reduce the cost of both deepwater and shallow water projects.

Well intervention & completions experts Ihechi Ojukwu (Chevron Nigeria), Kelechi Victor (Nigerian Agip) & Ifeanyi Ugbor(Shell Nigeria) will speak alongside well engineering specialists including Andres Esono Ngui Obono (Marathon EG), Elike Mawuli (Tullow Oil) &Edward Kalu (Total Nigeria) to address some of the challenges companies are facing during workover, integrity and abandonment projects.

Key topics up for discussion include:
Well Intervention Economics: Examine how expanding the scope of work, multi-well campaigns and the availability of equipment can improve well intervention economics
Acid Stimulation: Hear how a scheduled program of well stimulation using coiled tubing or flexible pipe to bullhead acid can lead to optimized recovery with no downtime
Downhole Technology: Discover new section milling, fishing and retrieval tools as well as eline& CT services that enhance production while mitigating risk to your subsea formation
Late Life Management: As West African fields mature, discuss ways of optimizing late life production, ensuring integrity and preparing for P&A with an efficient end of life strategy
P&A: Study regional abandonment case histories to tackle challengesincluding annular pressure build up, cement placement, barrier validation and NORM contaminants

Other speaking organisations at the conference include Wild Well Control, Helix, Island Offshore, TechnipFMC, Oceaneering and many more…

To see a full breakdown of the agenda and speakers involved in the Offshore Well Intervention Workshop West Coast of Africa, download the conference brochure at https://tinyurl.com/y9wpz9y9


Well Intervention and P&A Market Boom Offshore West Africa

Well Intervention Market Overview In West Africa

With well intervention and P&A activity ramping up from Mauritania to Angola, operators are working more collaboratively with contractors taking advantage of new business development opportunities offshore West Africa. The below well intervention market overview offers:

.An analysis of common drivers for activity as well as West African well work hotspots to highlight which areas are ripe for well intervention and P&A projects  
.A review of recent regional projects including a LWI safety valve remediation, a 7-well rigless live well intervention campaign and several P&A projects
.An overview of technologies required to drive project efficiency including LWI vessels, riserless technology, coiled tubing, downhole tools, cementing & data logging tools

You can access the whitepaper at https://tinyurl.com/y8w2mnqm

I hope you find the content useful and look forward to your feedback!

Kind regards

Sam Scarpa
 
Head of Conferences | Offshore Network Ltd.
t: +44 (0) 20 3793 8800| e: sscarpa@offsnet.com

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Platform Cites 2017 as Its Best Performing Year

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By Foluso Ogunsan

Platform Petroleum, the Nigerian independent, celebrated its 15th anniversary last Sunday, December 17, describing 2017 as its highest performing year in terms of crude oil production.

“We reached an all-time record of three thousand six hundred barrels of oil per day (3,600BOPD) this year”, Osa Owieadolor, the company’s chief executive, told guests at a ceremony held in a swank venue, located close to the southern Atlantic, in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. “With the highest production since first oil in 2007, we have had cumulative output of over 1Million barrels (gross) this year so far”.

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Ofserv Sets Up Free Non Intrusive Workshop

Ofserv and Sonomatic are organizing an open enrollment Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) workshop in Lagos, Nigeria.
“This highly interactive workshop will introduce the concepts of NII and sensitize the Industry about its benefits as a cost-effective asset integrity methodology”, the organisers explain in a statement.

The course runs from 9.00 to 17.30 on July 12, 2017.

“NII allows comprehensive inspection of pressure vessels to be performed while on-line, eliminating the need for the inspection to be carried out only during shut downs. This minimizes shut down durations and allows process plant operators to maximize production. As such NII is being used increasingly by operators worldwide. Sonomatic has played a major role in the development of NII practices and has worked with many of the world’s leading Oil and Gas companies in delivering effective NII projects.

Participants in the workshop will gain an understanding of the benefits of NII, the main stages in the NII process, how NII is applied in practice and key success factors to effective NII. Case studies of successful projects and highlighting best practice will also be presented.

We are committed to providing cutting edge inspection solutions that enable clients to manage the integrity of maturing assets, while making informed and cost-¬¬effective decisions crucial to the extension and safety of plant life.

“This workshop is at no cost to attendees and we look forward to welcoming your delegation”, Ofserv and Sonomatic conclude in the statement.

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