SPE Workshop 1

Integrated Geochemistry Technology for Engineering Applications

Monday 5 June 2023 | Room Lehar 3



  • Tao Yang (Equinor)
  • Alexandra Cely (Equinor)
  • Julian Moore (APT)
  • Eric Michael (APT)



Historically geochemistry has mainly served exploration objectives. Rarely, you might hear about using geochemistry technology for production allocation in the past, but broad adoption of the tools available has yet to occur despite an extensive literature base (Slentz, 1981; Cubitt & England, 1995; Cubitt et al. 2004; Jweda et al. 2017). Changes are coming though, cross-discipline technologies are emerging, and cost-efficient geochemical solutions have been implemented to support important operational decisions.

Along with digitalization in the oil industry, a large amount of subsurface data has been made available, and the divide between geoscience and engineering is diminishing. New integrated geochemical technologies lead to many engineering applications in the oil industry. The engineering applications include optimized drilling targets, well placement, completion, production optimization, and reservoir management. In addition, the new applications also cover well integrity, production targets, and Plug and Abandonment (P&A) in the overburden.

If you wish to keep abreast of the new developments and participate in discussions on how these workflows, methods and tools are optimally integrated, then we look forward to having an in-depth discussion in the workshop at EAGE Annual in 2023.


Participant Profile

The workshop will span topics that will be of interest to experienced practitioners, both from industry and academia, as well as people without a background in geochemistry but with interest in how the technology can be applied for engineering applications. Workshop participants will get a broad overview of new engineering applications of integrated geochemistry technologies in the industry. We invite participants to contribute their experiences (success stories and challenges) in the form of case studies for discussion, including business objectives, feasibility assessment, workflows, interpretation results, and remaining uncertainties. Geologists, geo-operationists, petrophysicists, drilling and well engineers, reservoir engineers, and production engineers are the target groups of the workshop.


Workshop Programme

09:00Opening comments
09:15The reservoir fluid geodynamic processes of separate gas and oil charges in reservoirs – O. C. Mullins (SLB), T. S. Mohamed (UT Texas), M. Kristensen (SLB), S. Pan (SLB), K. Wang (SLB), C. Torres-Verdin (UT Texas)
09:45GOLD (Gas Oil Logs while Drilling) and field cases – R. Valladares de Almeida (Repsol Sinopec)
10:15Coffee Break
10:45Accurate fluid identification in reservoir zones and overburden puts mud gas data under the spotlight again – T. Yang (Equinor)
11:15GPC-RI-UV methods for fluid property prediction – A. Cely (Equinor), J. Alicja Laskowska (APT), E. Michael (APT), J. Moore (APT), Tao Yang (Equinor)
13:00Drilled Cuttings – An underutilized resource for Geochemistry – A. Bonetti (Geolog)
13:30Rock Volatiles Stratigraphy, RVS. Optimize Helium, Hydrogen, Geothermal, Oil and Gas Production and CO2 Storage Using Old and New Drill Cuttings and Core Volatiles – A. M. Smith (Advanced Hydrocarbon Stratigraphy)
14:00Discussion & Closing comments
14:30End of the Workshop