Aramco served as a top tier sponsor, exhibitor, and contributor as R&D geoscientists and engineers shared how Aramco optimizes unconventional resources. Petroleum Engineer Chao Liu gave presentations in the exhibit booth about the software called SAGE, an acronym for Saudi Aramco Geomechanics Expert.
“Our unique geomechanics and chemistry models in SAGE can address the time-delayed wellbore failures encountered while drilling shale formations,” said Liu, petroleum engineer at the Houston research center. “These unique and integrated features in SAGE help increase efficiencies and effectiveness, thus reducing costs in unconventional resource operations.”
Meanwhile, Petroleum Engineering Specialist Uchenna Odi showcased the Intelligent Field Development Plan (iFDP) software. It was created for field planning for the massive Jafurah field, the largest liquid-rich shale gas play in the Middle East.
“The specific purpose of the tool is to utilize digital transformation concepts such as machine learning, statistics, data mining, and optimization to optimally place well pads as a function of field data and user inputted field demand through time,” said Odi. “The Automatic Decline Curve Analysis tool was also integrated into iFDP to automate the determination of type curves and estimate ultimate recoveries from uploaded production data.”