Integrated digital oilfields in the spotlight at IDOC 2014

Integrated-digital-oilfields-in-the-spotlight-IDOC-2014-EDITOil companies are continuing to employ DOF policies in their green and brownfield business planning as its purpose is to increase production and operational efficiency while reducing costs which have been demonstrated across several DOF activities in this region. (Image source: IDOC)The upcoming International Digital Oilfield Conference (IDOC 2014) at Abu Dhabi will focus on the latest developments of integrated digital oilfield (DOF)

Hosted by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) at the Hilton Corniche on 14-16 September 2014, it will be the region’s first DOF event.

A totally integrated DOF is said to be the ‘holy grail’ for the exploration and production sector with the objective of using real time operational field data in a continuous cycle of production optimisation and detailed reservoir modeling. This is done in order to improve reservoir recovery rates towards an achievable rate of 70 per cent compared with current rates of 35 to 50 per cent, according to IDOC organisers.

Historically, the DOF concept has usually been limited to well and surface optimisation workflows in an attempt to solve production operation issues and asset availability concerns. Movement into coupling of the surface to the sub-surface is the next logical step in the DOF domain and an important feature of IDOC 2014 will be a detailed examination at real world examples of where such practices are being used or contemplated.

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