2019 International Young Scientists Awards in the Field of Oil and Gas

«A GLANCE INTO THE FUTURE»

Competition Launched: April, 2019

Organizers:
International Business Congress (IBC)
Working Group: Modern Technologies and Prospective Oil and Gas Industry Projects
Gas Industry Magazine (Established by PJSC “Gazprom”)

Eligible Applicant(s): young scientists from any country of up to 35 years of age and teams of up to 5 members.

Proposals may include previous research accomplishments, or involve a new line of investigation.

Nominations of 2019
“Oil and gas projects: Glance into
the Future” in the field of”
Extraction, processing, transportation
and storage of hydrocarbons, LNG projects

Electric power industry

IT Solutions

“Digital Revolution – how would you like
to work on an E&P project in thefuture?”

WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION 2019

FIRST PRIZE WINNER

VADIM TSYGANKOV

Country: Russia

Nomintaion / Research Area: Extraction, processing, transportation and storage of hydrocarbons, LNG projects

PI Institution: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Proposal Title

LPG BASED FRACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF GAS AND OIL FIELDS

Research Summary

One of the most effective method of development of gas and oil fields with complicated hydrocarbon production conditions is hydraulic fracturing. However, utilization of the most commonly used water-based fracturing fluids is not always expedient, for instance for shale oil and gas, reservoirs with low formation pressure, containing water-sensitive minerals, low-permeable or weakly consolidated rocks. On the base of foreign experience, it can be concluded that the most suitable and novel frac fluid is hydrocarbon one based on liquefied petroleum gas or light hydrocarbons. LPG based fracturing fluid is the mixture of liquefied propane and butane.

LPG-based fracturing allows to obtain sizable increase of cumulative production per one well job. Cumulative production per well fractured with LPG-based fluid exceeds the one resulted from traditional aqueous fracturing more than by 2 times. The most part of positive effect results from increase of effective well length on 2 times in comparison with aqueous fracturing. It must be noted that residual conductivity of the fracture obtained during LPG-based fracturing is more than 90% whereas conductivity of the fracture in the case of aqueous fracturing doesn’t exceed 40%. Complex approach towards the development and implementation of LPG-based fracturing technology is presented in the work. This complex comprises such stages as the determination of reservoir properties, development planning, elaboration and comparison of object development alternatives, implementation, monitoring and control. Elaborate work plan and awaited results have been prepared and worked through for each stage of the project.

SECOND PRIZE WINNER

VALERIA STEPANOVA

Country: Russia

Nomintaion / Research Area: IT Solutions

PI Institution: Gazpromneft Science and Technology Centre

Proposal Title

DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR RESERVES AND RESOURCES MONITORING

Research Summary

Permanent Model of Reserves and Resources Monitoring “ERA:ProActiv” is an innovative tool for integration of information repositories, current approaches and approved methods for assessing the resource base and its continuous analysis on the common platform.

The main objective of the project is creation of the single software for analyzing the resource base in the “online” mode and defining optimal solutions for Company’s resource base growth. Embedding the software solves the challenge of automatization of reserves and resources analysis in constantly changing external economic conditions. The project is the part of the Company’s Technology Strategy, which has united the projects aimed at improving efficiency of oil and gas production, development of new reserves and fulfillment of the Company’s strategic plans. The total effect of implementing projects under the Technological Strategy is expected to result in more than 20 million tons of additional production and 100 million tons of additional reserves under development by 2025.

THIRD PRIZE WINNER

YU HAO

Country: People’s Republic of China

Nomintaion / Research Area: Extraction, processing, transportation and storage of hydrocarbons, LNG projects

PI Institution: CNOOC Petrochemical Engineering Co., Ltd.

Proposal Title

A SLUG FLOW TESTING METHOD BASED ON THE ATTENUATION
CHARACTERISTIC OF ULTRASOUND ECHO OF GAS-LIQUID TWO-PHASE FLOW WALL

Research Summary

A new method for studying slug flow is presented in this project. Based on the characteristics of good penetration and non-contact of ultrasonic wave, a new non-intrusive measurement method for gas-liquid two-phase flow is proposed by taking the attenuation spectrum of ultrasonic aftershocks formed by multiple round-trip propagation in the pipe wall as the research object.

SPECIAL AWARDS 2019

NEW-GENERATION EQUIPMENT

IURII DUBINOV

Country: Russia

Nomintaion / Research Area: Extraction, processing, transportation and storage of hydrocarbons, LNG projects

PI Institution: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Proposal Title

OPTIMIZATION OF STRUCTURES AND PROCESS OF MINING EQUIPMENT AS BASIS FOR CREATING A MODERN AND EFFICIENT METHOD OF OIL PRODUCTION

Research Summary

In the Russian Federation, the well stock is mainly represented by low- and medium-rate recover
wells, the flow rate of which does not exceed 20 cubic meters per day and which are at the last stage of field development, which is characterized by a constant increase in the water content of the reservoir, a large number of mechanical impurities, the presence of hard-to-recover reserves, as a result of which there is a constant decrease in production of producing wells.

Over the past 5 years, new and modern methods of field exploitation have become widely used in the Russian Federation and the world. The new methods include: simultaneous-separate operation, which implies the exploitation of several productive horizons by one well; drilling and operation of small lateral wells. The largest number of modern well-known schemes designed for simultaneous-separate operation and operation of the sidetracks is associated with the most energy-efficient equipment, namely, well pumping sucker-rod units and diaphragm pumps.

Analyzing information about the equipment efficiency, it can be concluded that the main direction in improving the strategy for extracting oil from small and medium production wells is to optimize the structures and increase the reliability of energy-efficient equipment that will allow the development process to be carried out systematically and most efficiently. This result can be achieved by optimizing the design and process of equipment operation by changing the basic methods of calculating energy-efficient equipment. At the same time, the use of optimization of structures and methods of calculation allows you to increase the operating time before equipment failure by more than 50%, increase the flow rate of wells, correctly select for specific operating conditions, improve the energy efficiency of the installation as a whole on the rise of 1 cubic meter of liquid.

INNOVATIONS IN GEO MODELING

FAHIMEH HADAVIMOGHADDAM

Country: Iran

Nomintaion / Research Area: Extraction, processing, transportation and storage of hydrocarbons, LNG projects

PI Institution: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Proposal Title

DEVELOPMENT NEW APPROACHES OF RESERVOIR ROCK AND FLUID PROPERTIES ESTIMATION BASED ON MACHINE LEARNING METHODS

Research Summary

A new mathematical model is proposed using machine learning techniques for estimating PVT fluids properties and reservoir rock properties. The results obtained show that the proposed model provides better estimation and higher accuracy than the published studies. The present model provides predictions with high accuracy. The main applicable results of this study are reducing manpower, making the model more robust and quantifying uncertainties. The model for estimation reservoir fluid and rock properties was based on artificial neural networks and developed using published data sets from the Middle East. This improvement in PVT and reservoir characterization calculation accuracy will be of invaluable support for simulations and designs applied in the Oil industry. The result of this study will help to improve plans for exploration and development.

DIGITAL IMPLEMENTATION

DIANA TYRTYSHOVA

Country: Russia

Nomintaion / Research Area: IT Solutions

PI Institution: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Proposal Title

DEVELOPMENT OF GAS TRADING SIMULATOR

Research Summary

Corrosion protection is an essential part of the maintenance of oil and gas transport and storage infrastructure. However, any protective coatings are prone to wear and mechanical damage. To control the integrity and functionality of the coatings, operators need to perform the meticulous and precise measurements; many of them are not easily reproducible in the field.

Raman spectrometers are particularly useful analytical devices for the non-destructive testing: they provide a lot of information about the sample, they can be employed for the spectra collection without any sample preparation or dissection, and are cheaper and cheaper as the high-quality lasers and detectors are mass produced nowadays. Handheld Raman spectrometers find extensive usage in geology, forensics, and pharmacology.

Raman spectra are good fingerprints for the pure compounds. However, the diagnostic Raman label must be present in low concentration in the protective coatings to not impair their properties. Fortunately, there is a technique for the detection of the chemicals in extremely low quantities: surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

In the proposed project, we will develop the Raman labels combining aluminosilicate carrier decorated with gold or silver nanoparticles, and the Raman reporter molecules. These labels will provide good dispersibility, positive influence on the coating strength, and the excellent signal even in the low concentrations.

YOUNG VISION AWARD
DIGITAL REVOLUTION – HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON AN E&P PROJECT IN THE FUTURE?
FIRST PRIZE

GEORGE PUSHKAREV ILIA SADILOV

Country: Russia

PI Institution: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Proposal Title

SMART DRILLING RIG

SPECIAL AWARD
MULTI-PROCESSING SOLUTION FOR THE INDUSTRY

SERGEY STROKIN

Country: Russia

PI Institution: Saint-Petersburg Mining University

Proposal Title

A MOBILE APP FOR INTEGRAL PART OF E&P BUSINESS

Organizing Committee

JPSC Gazprom

Pavel V. KrylovHead of department

Vladimir V. KliuikoHead of division

Yulia A. SlavinaChief technologist

International Business Congress (IBC)

Ilja B. KotikovskiDeputy Executive Secretary

Detlef WesslingProject Coordinator, IBC

The Gas Industry Journal

Elvin A. AkhadovExecutive Director

Alexandra LazarevaProject manager

Association of Gas and Oil Complex Builders (SRO ASGiNK)

Professor Bogdan V. BudzulyakPresidentDr. Alexander A. ApostolovDirector GeneralDenis V. ProkopovichDeputy Head of GR and TD department

Shell

Sander Stegenga Technical Director of new LNG projects in Russia

Korea Gas Corporation

Dr. Lee Seong-minHead of KOGAS Research Institute

 

Andrey GustoyDeputy CEO, Administrative Affairs

Yokogawa Electric CIS

Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (RSU)

Alexei S. LopatinНead of the Department of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engines

SAP CIS

Olkhov AlexanderHead of Oil&Gas Department

Innopolis University

Iskander I. BarievVice-Rector for Project, Science and Research Affairs

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University (KPFU)

Danis K. NourgalievVice rector for science

Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery

Alexey N. CheremisinAssociate Director for Experimental Research

The Global Energy Association

Alexandr IgnatovActing president

Maria ZelenyakVice-president for development and projects

Almetyevsk State Oil Institute

Alexei F. IvanovFirst vice-rector

Mitsubishi Corporation (Russia) LLC

Mr. Jun NishizawaSenior Vice President, Division COO, Energy Resources Div. B

Siemens Russia

Nikolay Yu. Rotmistrov Head of LNG business, special projects director

Schlumberger

Jury

Chaiman of the Jury
Vitaly A. Markelov
PJSC Gazprom
Deputy Chairman of the PJSC Gazprom
Management Committee
Chairman of the IBC Working Committee

Chairman of the Expert Committee
Dr. Bogdan V. Budzulyak
SRO ASGiNK
President of the Association
of Gas and Oil Complex Builders.
Member of the IBC Presiding Committee.

Mr. Uwe H. Fip
Uniper Global Commodities SE
Senior Vice President, member of the IBC Board of Executive Directors, Germany

Dr. Christian Bruch
Linde AG
Member of the Executive Board. Responsible for the Engineering Division

Mr. Thilo Wieland
Wintershall Dea GmbH
Member of the Board, Region Russia,
Latin America and Transportation

Dr. Rainer Seele
OMV Aktiengesellschaft AG
CEO, OMV Aktiengesellschaft AG. Member of the IBC Presiding Committee.

Mr. Michele Stangarone
General Electric
President of Nuovo Pignone,
VP of Global Sales & Commercial for TPS BHGE.

Martynov Viktor Georgievich
Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (RSU)
Rector

Mr. Hirotatsu Fujiwara
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Representative Director,
Senior Executive Managing Officer,
Chief Compliance Officer.

Mr. Vladimir Saveliev
Yokogawa Electric CIS
General Director

Dr. Kim Young-Doo
Korea Gas Corporation
Senior Executive Vice President.