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12 March 2014

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Upcoming Events

  • SMN Online - Technology Forum

    The next SMN Online event will take place from 10.00 BST on Thursday 10th September is now open for registrations.  

    Thanks to our presenters from SMS, CNOOC, Schlumberger and OMV for giving up their time to present.  Details are in the attached PDF.

    If you are an SMN member then please register free of charge. 

    Non members are subject to a £25 charge so please book online at 

    Open to: SMN Members

    Date: 10/09/2020
    Time: 10:00-12:00

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  • SMN Online - Technology Forum

    Details to follow 

    Open to: Public

    Date: 04/11/2020
    Time: 10:-12:

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  • SMN Technology Forum

    Details to follow 

    Open to: SMN Members

    Date: 21/01/2021
    Time: 09:-15:

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  • 9th Euroforum, in association with SPE Aberdeen

    Due to government guidelines and the ongoing pandemic we are postponing the date for the Euroforum to 16 - 18 March 2021 at Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen.  We feel this will make for a more successful event, retaining the exhibition and networking elements of previous Euroforums.

    The pre conference workshop will take place on Tuesday 16 March and the main forum on 17 & 18 March 2021. We hope that the schedule will remain largely the same as previously advertised but will update you as soon as we can.

    For those who booked to attend, exhibit, sponsor or present you will be hearing from us very shortly.

    Open to: Public

    Date: 17/03/2021

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  • SMN Technology Forum

    Details to follow 

    Open to: SMN Members

    Date: 26/05/2021
    Time: 09:-15:

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Book Now for SPE SMN European Sand management Forum 2014

Brochure available here 

Pre-conference workshop brochure available here

More Information here


Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Scotland

Keynote Speaker: Dan Ryan, Sand Control Manager BP Global Wells Organisation

Pre-conference Workshop
Sand management - drilling to production on 25 March 2014

Steering Committee Chairman: Robbie Allam, BP & Co-chair: Colin Jones, Chevron


Programme for Wednesday 26 March

08:00 Registration in Exhibition Hall

09:00 Welcome and introduction

09:10 Keynote Address 

Session: Sand management and asset integrity 

09:30 Optimization of well performance by use of a semi-permanent dynamic desander  Asle Sandven, Statoil ASA

10:00 Erosion management: using erosion testing combined with erosion modelling; John Peters, NEL 

10:30 to 11:00 Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall

11:00 The subsea sand management challenge: “What to do with the sand?”; Hank Rawlins, eProcess Technologies 

11:30 Sand management on ETAP: a multi-discipline approach; Nick Blyth, BP

Session: Between a rock, fluids and a hard place

12:00 Reservoir permeability evolution in sand producing wells; Juan Tovar, Innovative Engineering Systems Limited/Centrica 

12:30 to 13.30 Lunch
13:30 Application of strain energy approach to prediction of sand debris in reservoir and analogue sandstone; Mustapha Lamorde, Heriot Watt University

14:00 Thoughts on laboratory sand retention testing for injection wells; Tracey Ballard, Weatherford

14:30 Chemical injection related sand failure - an experimental investigation; Gbenga Oluyemi, Robert Gordon University

15:00 to 15:30 Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall

15:30 Design of clean-up sequences in wells equipped with stand alone screens; Philippe Marchina, Total
16:00 Fully coupled modelling of complex sand controlled completions; Michael Byrne, Senergy

16:30 Particle size distribution measurement techniques and their relevance or irrelevance to sand control design; Rajesh A. Chanpura, Schlumberger

17:00 to 18:00 Networking Reception in the Exhibition Hall

Programme for Thursday 27 March
SPE and SMN reserve the right to amend this programme as necessary

08:00 Registration in Exhibition Hall

Session: Sand monitoring, handling and remediation

09:00 Sand handling experience in subsea applications; Adekunle Opawale, FMC Separation Innovation and Research Centre

09:30 Chemical consolidation of sand propped fractures in a chalk reservoir offshore Denmark with enzymatic calcium carbonate scale; Craig Knight, Maersk Oil & Gas

10:00 Non-resin based chemical sand consolidation: increasing global application spread; Peter Alexander, Nalco Champion

10:30 to 11:00 Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall

11:00 An advancing sand control chemistry to increase maximum sand free rate in failed gravel pack wells; Pratyush Singh, Weatherford International Inc

11:30 Why acoustic sand detectors don’t work?; Chris Burke, SMS

12:00 to 13:15 Lunch

Session: Downhole sand control selection

13:15 Design and successful field execution of sand control completions in naturally fractured reservoirs; Tahir Tahirov, BP Exploration Operating Co

13:45 Best practice for stand-alone screens; Ian Wattie, Yala Peak Limited

14:15 The introduction of gravel-packed inflow-control completion in offshore Brazil;
Abrahao Jardim, Baker Hughes

14:45 to 15:15 Refreshments in the Exhibition Hall

15:15 An innovative approach of revival for damaged wells in high erosive environment using ceramic sand screens; Kumar Gaurav, Asaf Nadeem, BG Group

15:45 Delivering robust sand control completions for Quad 204 Schiehallion field redevelopment; Raphael Jaramillo, BP

16:15 Final address: Professor Babs Oyeneyin, Robert Gordon University, Chairman of the Sand Management Network

16:20 ENDS


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