Technical Categories


    1. 001. Advances in Regional Geology (Sedimentology, Sequence and Bio-Stratigraphy, Basin and Structural Modelling etc.)

      002. New Exploration Plays (Subtle Traps, Deep Plays, Field Satellite Extensions)

      003. Rock Physics and Geomechanics for Conventional Reservoirs

      004. Seismic Inversion in Reservoir Modelling

      005. Advances in Seismic Processing and Acquisition, including Minimisation of Environmental Impacts and Enhancement of Vertical Resolution to Image Thin Reservoir Zones

      006. Challenges and Solutions in Exploration and Reservoir Characterisation

      007. Advances in Formation Evaluation and Petrophysics

      008. Advances in Reservoir Characterisation (SCAL, RRT, Core Integration, PNM, Digital Rock Physics)

      009. Faults and Fracture Characterisation, Fault Seal Analysis/DFN Modelling

      010. Advancement in Real-Time Formation Evaluation Case Studies (Geosteering, Well Placement, Logging Tool Selection)

      011. Making Better Decisions: Role of Geoscience in Uncertainty Assessment and Risk Management

      012. Tight Reservoirs, Fracture Characterisation and Modelling

      013. SCAL/DRP and Fluid Rock Interaction

      014. Integration of Magnetic Resonance (CMR/NMR) Logs, MICP, SCAL, CCA Data in Defining Carbonate Petrophysical Rock Typing

      015. New Approaches in Characterisation and Modelling of Complex Reservoirs

      016. Geostatistics and Static Modelling

      017. Basin Analysis and Modelling; Source to Migration to Trapment

      018. Data-Driven Analytics; Applications in G&G

      019. Examples of New Technology Application in Exploration, Case Studies

      020. R&D: Geoscience Technology Development and Deployment

      021. Advances in Dynamic Formation Evaluation

      022. 4D Seismic in Carbonate Reservoir—Challenges and Opportunities

      023. Open Hole and Cased Hole Logging

      024. Petrophysics of Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs

      025. Dynamic Formation Evaluation

      026. Emerging Logging Technologies and Interpretation Methods


    1. 027. Alternative Fluids for Hydraulic Fracturing

      028. Fracking Techniques, Plug and Perf and Compartmentalisation


    1. 029. An Opportunity for the Middle East?

      030. Unconventional Gas Exploration and Appraisal in the Middle East

      031. Unconventional Resource Assessment: Methods to Estimate Gas Volumes in Place and Ultimate Recovery

      032. Geomechanics, Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Plays


    1. 033. Unconventional Oil Exploration and Appraisal in the Middle East

      034. Advances in Understanding of Shale Gas Transport, Recovery Enhancement, and Simulation Modelling

      035. Geological and Geophysical Characterisation

      036. Petrophysical Characterisation

      037. Geomechanics

      038. Reservoir Modelling

      039. Horizontal Well Placement

      040. Fracturing Performance

      041. Technical and Operational Challenges of Tight Gas and Oil and Shale Gas and Oil


    1. 042. Challenges of Field Development Plan for Reservoirs under Depletion Mode

      043. Improve the Condensate Recovery for Rich Gas Reservoirs or Retrograde Gas Reservoirs

      044. Challenging Developments: Oil Rims, Marginal Fields, Complex Reservoirs, Paleo Oil

      045. Development Plan Optimisation of the Reserves and Project Economics

      046. Integrated Asset Modelling for Oil and Gas Reservoirs: Coupling Surface Facilities with Simulation Models

      047. Challenges of Gas Injection and Production/Process Optimisation

      048. New Technologies and Research and Development

      049. Nitrogen, CO2 Injection for Reservoir Pressure Maintenance and Enhanced Oil Recovery

      050. Maximising Value from Mature Fields Revitalisation, Redevelopment, and End of Field Life Planning

      051. Advances in Water Flooding Management (Capturing Learnings from Mature Reservoirs)

      052. Achieving Exceptional Recovery, Case Studies

      053. Getting the Most from Reservoir Surveillance, Well Testing, Production Measurement

      054. Maximising Production-Downtime Management and Well Utilisation

      055. Reservoir Modelling, Simulation, and History Matching

      056. Fluid Characterisation, SCAL, and Fluid-Rock Interaction

      057. Advances in Chemical Flooding, Smart Water Injection

      058. History Matching—Best Practice

      059. Complex Well Modelling

      060. Field Development—Uncertainty Analysis

      061. New Generation Simulators

      062. Workflow for Mature Oil Fields

      063. Well Testing and Production Logging (Fractured Reservoirs with Horizontal Wells)

      064. Extending the Economic Life of Mature Fields

      065. Unconventional Gas and Oil Exploration and Appraisal; Achieving the Objectives with Cost Effective Programmes

      066. Innovative Development Solution for Marginal Fields and Reservoirs

      067. Data-Driven Analytics; Applications in Reservoir Engineering

      068. Data-Driven Analytics; Applications in Reservoir Modelling and Reservoir Management

      069. PVT-Fluid Properties/Sampling

      070. Downhole Sensing, Flow Monitoring and Control

      071. Advances in Matrix Acidising of Carbonate Reservoirs

      072. Crude Price Analysis and Reserves Classification

      073. Improving Field Performance through Effective Reservoir Surveillance

      074. Artificial Lift Technology and Applications

      075. Matured Field Re-Development and Challenges

      076. Advances in Rigless Well Intervention

      077. Marginal Field Developments and Optimisations

      078. Advanced Field Development: Sustainability and Challenges

      079. CCS and Opportunities for EOR

      080. EOR (Low Salinity Modelling)

      081. EOR Project Screening and Planning of Pilot EOR Projects

      082. EOR Mechanisms

      083. Low Salinity and Nano Particles, Impact on Displacement Efficiency

      084. CO2 Injection

      085. Nitrogen, CO2 Injection for Reservoir Pressure Maintenance and Enhanced Oil Recovery


    1. 086. Well Intervention Advances: Innovation in W/L, Coil, Rig, Rigless, Snubbing

      087. Best Practices in Well Delivery; From Concept to Production

      088. New Protocols and Technology in Well Control

      089. Step Change in Drilling Efficiency

      090. Extended Reach Technology and Beyond MRC

      091. Real Value of Real-Time Drilling Operations

      092. Advances in Drilling Bit Technology and Deployment

      093. Drilling Beyond the Limit

      094. Rig and Equipment Integrity Management—Best Practices

      095. Managing Wellbore Stability in Challenging Environments (Reactive Shale, Salt, High Pressure, Low Pressure)

      096. Advances in Deep Water Drilling Technology

      097. Advances in Drilling Fluid and Cementing Technology

      098. Managed Pressure Drilling Advantages vs Under Balance Drilling Application for Sour Fields

      099. Advances in Multistage Fracturing and Stimulation

      100. Intelligent Completions: Design, Implementation and Performance

      101. Well Testing Challenges (Heavy Oil, High Pressure, Sour Gas)

      102. Latest in Well Integrity Management

      103. Drilling Waste Management and Zero Discharge Drilling Technology

      104. Advancements in Rig Equipment Designs

      105. Artificial Lift/Completion and Management Systems

      106. Revitalise Well Design Concept to Maximise Performance in Alignment with Drilling Technologies

      107. Drilling Engineering in Real Time to Maximise Drilling Performance

      108. Advanced Drilling Techniques to Develop Gas Resources

      109. Sand Control and ICD Completion

      110. Swellbore Integrity and Zonal Isolation

      111. Cost Optimisation "Doing More with Less" Decommissioning and Well Abandonment


    1. 112. Challenges Related to Production of Sour Gas from HP/HT Reservoirs

      113. Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management: Strategies for Successful Project Execution

      114. Engineering Design for Optimum Energy Conservation (Efficient Energy Use and Reduced Reliance on Conventional Sources)

      115. Challenges of Gas and Oil Mega-Projects: Resource, People, Management, Delivery and Cost Perspectives

      116. Mitigating Challenges during Commissioning and Start-Up of Gas and Oil Projects

      117. Realising Strategic/Economic Benefits of Standardisation

      118. Brownfield Project Challenges, Interfaces, Risks, and Mitigations

      119. Using the Latest Technology to Improve Facility Performance during Life Cycle

      120. Realising Opportunities of Smart Field Technology/Automation

      121. Flow Assurance: Engineering and Project


    1. 122. Producing from HP/HT Tight Gas: Challenges and Lessons Learnt

      123. Managing Process Safety throughout the Asset Life Cycle

      124. Integrating Sustainability into Management Practices

      125. Managing Process Safety through Effective Integrity Management

      126. Best Practices in Integrity Management of Safety Critical Systems

      127. Integrity Inspection: Latest Development, Effective Measurement and Reporting

      128. Managing Challenges with Asset Life Extension: New Risks, Changing Standards, and Codes

      129. Integrity Opportunities and Challenges in a Digital World

      130. Intelligent Diagnostics, to Predict Events and Take Action before they Occur

      131. Advances in Metering/Well Testing Technologies

      132. Innovative Solutions to Overcome Production Constraints (Oil, Gas, and Produced Water Handling)

      133. Realising a Step-Change in Operating Costs

      134. Best Practices in Pipeline Management: Design, Inspection, Remnant Life Assessment, and Repair/Replacement

      135. Management of Change: People, Operations, Equipment

      136. Managing Aging Facilities

      137. Collaborative Working to Reach Smarter, Faster Decisions

      138. Automation of Routine Workflows, with Exception Based Reporting

      139. Benefits and Challenges of Automation

      140. Advances in Maintenance Strategies

      141. Best Practices in Equipment Strategy (Rotating/Static Equipment)

      142. Achieving “Best in Class” Maintenance Performance

      143. E&P Data Excellence

      144. Energy Optimising through Advanced Process Controls

      145. Water Management

      146. Flow Assurance: Engineering and Project

      147. Topsides: New Technologies Driving Cost Down

      148. Advances in Reliability and Failure Analysis

      149. Advances in Managing Well Integrity in Low Cost Era

  • HSE:

    1. 150. Minimising Environmental Footprint

      151. New Approaches for Environmental Impact Assessment and Management

      152. Human Factors in HSE Performance

      153. Promoting Safety Culture: Change in Mindset

      154. Effective Concepts for Occupational Health Management

      155. Managing the Asset Integrity Risks Associated with CO2, H2S and High BWS (Wells and Facilities)

      156. Integrating Asset Integrity and HSE Management

      157. Accident Prevention and “Lessons Learned” in Safety (Onshore & Offshore)

      158. Best Practices in Gas Flaring and Emission Reduction

      159. Major Accidents Prevention and Lessons Learnt

      160. Innovation in Environmental Protection


    1. 161. Recent Developments in Gas Processing

      162. LPG, Chemical Gas, CNG & LNG Production Challenges

      163. Carbon Capture and Storage Technology—Can CO2 be Overcome Positively?

      164. Advances in Gas Sweetening and Dehydration

      165. Efficient Utilisation of Energy in Gas Processing

      166. Improvements and Advances in Sour Gas Processing

      167. Improving Compressors/Drivers Availability

      168. Advances in Centrifugal Gas Compressors

      169. Metering and Instrumentation (Flow Measurement, Gas Quality Measurement, Technologies)


    1. 170. Building the Next Generation of Petro Technical Professionals

      171. Leadership Development and Succession Management

      172. The Value of Diversity as a Workforce Strategy

      173. Managing Change through Effective Knowledge Management

      174. Developing Capability for a Continuous Improvement Culture

      175. Competency and Professionalism in a Changing Industry

      176. Cost Effective Training and Development

      177. Maximising Values of ISH collaboration with the National Companies

      178. Effective Nationalisation Strategies

      179. Developing an Agile Workforce

      180. Effective Knowledge Management Strategies

      181. Talent Acquisition Strategies

      182. Instilling Work Ethics in the Workplace

      183. Workforce Engagement Strategies


    1. 184. Drilling and Completion Challenges

      185. Subsea and Topside Facilities

      186. Flow Assurance and Operations

      187. Field Development

      188. Emerging and Advanced Technologies

      189. Offshore Vessels and Platforms

      190. Materials Performance

      191. Advances in EOR for Offshore Environment

      192. Integrated Asset Optimisation for Offshore Fields

      193. Infrastructure, Logistics and Supply Chain

  • IOR/EOR :

    1. 194. Chemical Flooding

      195. Fast Tracking EOR Implementation

      196. Field Implementation, Surface Facilities and HSE Challenges

      197. Gas Pressure Maintenance

      198. Gas Injection/CO2 Flooding

      199. Microbial EOR

      200. Miscible Methods


    1. 201. Surface and Subsurface Facilities and Pipelines

      202. Surface and Subsurface Integration and Optimisation

      203. Multiphase Pumping and Metering

      204. Corrosion and Erosion

      205. Advances in Facilities Separation Technologies

      206. De-Bottlenecking Facilities

      207. Abandonment/Decommissioning


    1. 208. Data Acquisition, Control, and Monitoring Systems

      209. Digital Field

      210. Data Management and Security

      211. Automation and Expert Systems

      212. Big Data Applications

      213. Artificial Intelligence Applications

      214. Robotic Data Analysis

      215. Cross-Discipline Leveraging of Data Mining, Modelling, and Data Analytics

      216. Data Availability, Integrity, and Access

      217. Visualisation Technology

      218. Knowledge Capture and Management

      219. Hardware and Software Choices and Support for Various Needs