The Nigerian Association Of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) has called for papers ahead of its forthcoming 34th Annual International Conference & Exhibition (AICE), with the theme: ‘Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry: Tackling the realities’, scheduled to hold November 13th – 17th, 2016.

According to a statement by the group, the technology area of focus are: exploration and production (E&P) geoscience challenges, advances in geophysics, unconventional resources & marginal field development, drilling and smart drilling, geology, reservoir geoscience and management, health safety and Environment (HSE); people and policies among others.

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Giving a timeline of the submission, NAPE said the completed abstracts are expected to be received May 15th, 2016; while by June 1, 2016, notice of acceptance is expected to be sent out.

It further stated that the full paper submission and deadline for submission for exhibitors profiles is expected to end by August 31, 2016.

According to NAPE, all abstract submission, evaluation and notification for the NAPE 2016 AICE shall be online, while all abstracts that do not conform to the prescribed specification for abstract formatting may be rejected.

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In the area of E&P geosciences challenges, NAPE said the emphasis would be on deep basin plays, deep water exploration, redevelopment of mature fields, and overpressures among others.

In area of advances in geophysics, NAPE explained that the emphasis would be on seismic noise and multiple attenuation advances in imaging, multi-component seismic, advances in seismic acquisition, time-lapse seismic acquisition and processing, broadband seismic acquisition and processing, advances in non-seismic geophysics and permanent reservoir monitoring.

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Others are in geophysical reservoir characterization; emphasis would be on AVO and seismic attributes, geostatistics applications, fluid prediction, rock physics & modelling, reservoir geomechanics, seismic inversion, 3D time-lapse and 4D seismic interpretations.

Areas of concentration in HSE, people & policies include: attracting and retaining talent, career development, HSE leadership, culture & people, asset integrity, HSE management systems, government & regulatory policies and incentives, waste management, data & information security, training and competency management.

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For unconventional resources and marginal field development, the areas are shale gas/oil, leveraging and reuse of existing facilities; for geology, it is: building and updating subsurface 3D models, exploration–plays, prospects and evaluation, fault seal analysis and compartmentalization, sedimentology and structural regional geology, source rocks and petroleum systems, stratigraphic interpretation.

For Reservoir Geosciences & management, it is conditioning reservoir models to dynamic data (history-matching), improved oil recovery strategies and integrated basin/reservoir geology.

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In Petroleum exploration case-studies, the areas are integration of multidisciplinary skills, exploration and fields –case histories, integrated field development models –upscaling and operations reserves estimation and classification and seismic imaging -case histories.

While for drilling and smart drilling, the areas are: drilling operations geology, pore pressure prediction & overpressures, shallow hazard analysis and interpretation, smart drilling & field development.

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