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Inflow Control Technology: Where Do We Stand and What is Next?

Tuesday, 24 September
Exhibit Hall B2-1
Special Session
Inflow control technology (ICT) encompasses a suite of technologies that help you build and operate better wells – both for traditional fossil fuels, and for new energy sources. The phrase includes both passive and active devices which allow equalization of reservoir drainage or injection across the whole of the reservoir – if done correctly, effectively negating the heel-toe effect and can reduce production of unwanted fluids. The technology works by introducing a pressure drop at various stages of the well to allow an evenly distributed flow across the whole reservoir. This session will discuss the current status of ICT technology, how it delivers value and improves environmental measures. The session will then turn to the future potential of the technology, including the use of ICT in carbon capture and storage (CCS), the drive for electrification of the technology, and the combination of fiber optics with inflow control to really drive the well with data – all of which are currently at an embryonic stage. The panel will end with a Q&A session allowing the audience to benefit from the real-world experience of 4 key operators deploying and developing inflow control technology. Notes: i) The panelists are all members of the ICT forum, which plans a back-to-back meeting with ATCE 2024. ii) This submission is supported by ICT subject matter experts in Aker BP, Equinor, ExxonMobil, and Shell
Kare Langaas - Aker BP ASA
Geir Elseth - Equinor ASA
Matthew Jackson - ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.
Adegbenro Oguntimehin - Shell EP-Americas
Omer Unalmis - Weatherford

Prepare for an Unforgettable Opening Session!

Through an insightful discussion, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the past, present, and future of innovation within the Oil & Gas industry, inspiring a new era of energy professionals committed to shaping a resilient and sustainable energy landscape.