Tight Reservoir Stimulation Workspace

Mission / Vision

The mission and vision of the tight Reservoir Stimulation discipline is to provide a collaborative environment that will encourage the maximization of hydrocarbon recovery from Kuwait Tight reservoirs.

Introduction

Kuwait has tremendous hydrocarbon resources locked up in low-productivity (Tight) reservoirs throughout its leases. The Tight Reservoir Stimulation discipline of the Centre of Excellence was established to provide a platform of collaboration that will capture all available technologies, expertise, and case histories, from within and without the company, which can be applied to convert these stranded resources into producible reserves. This collaborative framework is designed to:

1. Facilitate Knowledge Sharing sessions on experiences gained and lessons learned from using various stimulation techniques for tight reservoirs within Kuwait,
2. Invite Global Stimulation Service Providers (Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Halliburton) or other technical training providers to conduct specialist-level trainings for TRS discipline team on Tight Reservoir Stimulation,
3. Provide Advisory Support to internal customers that may request information and advice concerning Stimulation opportunities of Tight Reservoirs within the KPC Group of Companies, and;
4. Encourage more widespread and successful application of appropriate Stimulation technologies throughout the KPC Group of Companies.

Key Activities / Projects

Key milestones achieved to date include:
• First ever “Expert-Connect” event in Kuwait Center of Excellence in partnership with Baker Hughes international (BHI) – How Geo-mechanics is critical to Optimum Fracture Design and Success
• 4th Expert Connect event in partnership with Halliburton (Pinnacle) – Hydraulic Fracture Diagnostics
• Shale Gas Opportunities in Kuwait (KOC Exploration Team)
• Overview presentation of NK Jurassic Gas Development (NK Gas Operations)
• Updated database of K-Company Stimulation Cases with results and lessons learned
• Presentations on Duvernay Shale (Canada) and Pakistan Tight Gas development experiences
• Overwhelming success of S&EK Proppant Fracture campaign as a direct follow-up from the NK Proppant fracture stimulation success

Projects underway include:
• Comprehensive and User-friendly Candidate Selection Workflow for Tight Reservoir Stimulation
• Stimulation Technique Selection Process for Tight Reservoir Stimulation

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Jassim Al-Ghanim
KGOC

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Narhari Rao
KOC

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Elred Anthony
KOC

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Naveen Verma
KOC

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Naz Gazi
KOC

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Amr Ahmed Zeidan
KOC

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Younis Osman
KGOC

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Mohammad Al-Othman
KOC

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Stewart Bruce Duncan
KOC

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E. C. Reji
KOC

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Manar Al-Maidhan
KGOC

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Sanjeev Kumar
KUFPEC

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Teebah Al-Fahad
KGOC

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Abdulaziz S Al-Deraah
KGOC

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Samir Aloun
KOC

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Anurag Porwal
KGOC