Saudi Aramco sponsors oil, gas technology conference in Texas

Saudi Aramco recently sponsored the Unconventionals Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in San Antonio, Texas, that focused on the exchange of new technologies, ideas and best practices in the field of unconventional oil and gas.
Saudi Aramco has sponsored the event since 2013, its debut year, and also been an exhibitor and session participant. Organized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the conference brought in 2,400 professionals, along with approximately 600 technical presentations. The presentations were divided into 13 themes such as geomechanics, production performance and well completion, and stimulation practices.
For its part, Saudi Aramco gave six technical presentations showcasing the company’s advancement of its unconventionals program and the power of its research and development activities related to shale and tight gas.
Saudi Aramco’s Mohammed Al Duhailan presented a research paper titled, “Differential Maturation, Generation, and Expulsion of Petroleum: Causes and Effects on Jurassic Unconventional Resources in Saudi Arabia.”  Al Duhailan also presented a paper titled “Integrated Analysis of Abnormal Pressures in Source Rock.”
Aramco Research Center petroleum engineers Onur Balan, Jilin Zhang and Jinhong Chen also presented research papers. Terry Hagiwara from Aramco Services Company Upstream presented on the relationship between permeability and formation factors.

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