Toward Sustainable, Digital and Economical Solutions

KFUPM – Dhahran, KSA Feb. 17-19, 2024

As the E&P industry transitions itself towards a more sustainable future and a net zero carbon outlook, it seeks innovative technological breakthroughs to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of oil and gas production facilities. The existing models of flow assurance solutions need to be revisited to adapt the industry direction for sustainable energy production as well as economic profitability. This technical symposium at the KFUPM main campus in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, covers major flow assurance and production topics.

Flow assurance and production optimization require a deeper understanding of chemical, physical, and thermodynamic coupled phenomena that occur during the injection and production of complex fluids. The event is a highly anticipated gathering of experts and professionals in the oil and gas industry. It will link industry professionals and university academicians from diverse but complementary and field-relevant backgrounds. The event aims to provide a platform for industry experts, researchers, academics, and students to exchange knowledge, ideas, and experiences on the latest developments, challenges, and best practices in the field. As such, the event is expected to attract a diverse audience from the upstream oil and gas industry, chemicals manufacturing industry, and other related fields, including professionals, government representatives, academics, researchers, and students from around the globe.

The event will cover a wide range of topics including flow loop and sensing technologies, multiphase flow and metering, fluid mechanics, drilling fluids, cuttings transport, heat transfer, corrosion, gas condensate, gas hydrates, scale formation, wax deposition, and asphaltene management. The workshop will also focus on new technologies, tools, and techniques (e.g., sensors, robotics, and machine learning) for optimizing production processes and reducing operational costs and carbon emissions. It is an excellent opportunity for attendees to gain insights into new research and development initiatives in the industry, learn about the latest trends and challenges, and network with peers and industry subject matter experts (SMEs).

The 2-Day event will feature keynote speeches, technical presentations, a panel session, and poster sessions with ample networking opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to share knowledge at technical sessions by distinguished speakers and poster sessions by aspiring students. They will also work together to identify the major operational and technical challenges at breakout sessions, explore new and potential methodologies to address some of the key issues at panel sessions, and potentially uncover hidden opportunities to collaborate and deliver solutions that take the industry into the next energy evolution.

Post-event objectives will include issuing a call for proposals on the identified industry grand challenges in this field. Proposals will be jointly submitted to the industry with in-kind match funding from KFUPM.