Projects

March 2023 – current

  • Petroleum Engineering support on onshore and offshore gas fields, The Netherlands

For a large operator in the Netherlands, B-PES is providing support in evaluating of mature gas wells and reservoirs and identifying opportunities to continue and improve the recovery. This includes a wide variety of petroleum engineering activities like surveillance design and planning and detailed modelling of liquid loading wells, integrity reviews, plt interpretation, etc. The work further includes reservoir modeling, geological review and petrophysical interpretations.

Achievements: delivered numerous well reviews, proposals for surveillance and well interventions and operational support. The worked resulted in additional gas recovery and acceleration.

August 2022 – February 2023:

  • ESP strategy, offshore oil field, Middle East

An operator of an oil field offshore Middle East required an overview of opportunities provided by latest ESP rig-less technologies. B-PES carried out an integrated study on the applicable technologies and existing ESP operational practices. (Project was carried out via B-PES business partner.)

Achievement: provided report covering overview of ESP technology advancements, application and implications on existing operations and economic comparison.

January-February 2023

  • Dataroom visit for geothermal business opportunities, Croatia

On request of a start-up geothermal company B-PES visited a data room of a geothermal organization in Croatia. During 3 days numerous documents (drilling reports, well tests, geological models etc.) were evaluated.

Achievement: provided overview of the structural geology and reservoir engineering properties of the studied region to support the client’s decision making process.

December 2022:

  • Classical material balance calculation on oil field, Middle East

To explain the performance of a single well in a fracture carbonate oil field a material balance was required. Unfortunately there was a significant lack of surveillance data. Using the geological model and classical reservoir engineering approach a model was made that corresponds to the structural geological conditions.

Achievement: provided a material balance and support the decision to drill a side track in the well to tap into a neighboring block.

December 2022:

  • Oil field (basement rock) performance review, North Sea

A review of historical performance and expected future recovery was required for investment decisions. B-PES carried out a classical reservoir engineering review on pressure and water production and expected development. (Project was carried out via B-PES business partner.)

Achievement: provided a down to earth overview of opportunities and challenges to support clients investment decision.

September 2022:

  • Gas well test interpretation, West Australia

B-PES carried out a well test interpretation including geological correlation of the results. The results indicted clear boundaries and confirmed the connected volumetric as was interpreted by the geological and petrophysical models.

Achievement: delivered well test interpretation matched to geological understanding of the reservoir block.

January 2022:

  • Wellbore stability calculations for geothermal wells, The Netherlands

Based on offset wells review and geomechanical data from regional geology, the possible wellbore stability was reviewed. The results indicated that oil based drilling mud would be the preferred choice. The data provided insight in the possible challenges per layer and UCS for drilling operations design. Based on the geological configuration and reservoir properties, recommendations for the placement and completions of wells were provided.

Achievement: report was delivered for further business planning.

October 2021:

  • Performance and reserves review of gas fields, Spain

Carried out reserves reviews and performance evaluation of various liquid loading gas wells in mature gas fields

Achievement: designed and executed surveillance plan and interpretation to support client’s business planning.

January – February 2021

  • Geothermal business opportunities review, Turkey

B-PES carried out an in depth geological, drilling and production review of geothermal projects in Turkey. The objective was to understand the opportunity to develop business by acquisition and optimisation of geothermal power generation in Turkey.

Achievement: delivered report with overview of opportunities and challenges of geothermal project development in Turkey.

August-December 2021

  • Legal and permitting support in drilling appraisal oil well, Middle East

A client required support for application on continuation on the drilling of an appraisal well in an onshore oil field. B-PES provided numerous documents to support the operational plans and held constructive discussions with the authorities.

Achievement: client completed drilling operations

June – August 2021:

  • Production logging and well testing interpretation for gas well, West Australia

A well was tested and the client required an integrated understanding of the geological configuration of the reservoir and the well test results. B-PES integrated the petrophysics, production logging and well performance to explain the behaviour of the well.

Achievement: well performance was explained confirming the good reservoir properties and client continued planning for additional appraisal well drilling.

December 2020:

  • Oil field development opportunity review, North Sea

Performed integrated geological and reservoir engineering review of opportunity to drill and test additional wells in an oil discovery, North Sea. Client required independent competent person review to support discussions with business partners.

Achievement: additional well was drilled and tested successfully

December 2020 – February 2023:

  • Petroleum engineering support during drilling operations, Middle East

A client was drilling a sidetrack in extremely challenging geological conditions: swelling clays in naturally fractured carbonate formation. During the operations B-PES supported the client with geological, reservoir engineering and wellbore stability understanding. The worked included the design, planning, and execution of a logging campaign as well as the interpretation of the results. During the drilling operations B-PES carried out correlation of the geological markers and lithology, executed various studies like acid solubility, structural geological review, fault interpretation, oil-water-contact determination, mud design, design and execution of coiled tubing drilling, etc.

Achievement: presence of oil confirmed, collected reservoir data for further large scale field development, drilled sidetrack with 2 3/8” coiled tubing to more than 4000 m tvd.

January 2022:

  • Wellbore stability calculations for geothermal wells, The Netherlands

Based on offset wells review and geomechanical data from regional geology, the possible wellbore stability was reviewed. The results indicated that oil based drilling mud would be the preferred choice. The data provided insight in the possible challenges per layer and UCS for drilling operations design. Based on the geological configuration and reservoir properties, recommendations for the placement and completions of wells were provided.

Achievement: report was delivered for further business planning.

October 2021:

  • Performance and reserves review of gas fields, Spain

Carried out reserves reviews and performance evaluation of various liquid loading gas wells in mature gas fields

Achievement: designed and executed surveillance plan and interpretation to support client’s business planning.

June 2020:

  • Shale oil investment opportunity review, USA

Carried out reservoir engineering review on a shale oil development opportunity, Southern USA.

Achievement: delivered drilling / development strategy incl. expected reserves for decision process

June 2020:

  • Gas field development modelling, West Australia

Carried out calculation on recovery and economics for various development scenarios.

Achievement: delivered FDP including production profiles to support client’s decision making process

May 2020:

  • Gas well test interpretation, West Australia

Carried out evaluation using surface pressure gauges with challenging data accuracy.

Achievement: delivered well test report and recommendations for future well testing

April 2020:

  • Geothermal well design evaluation, the Netherlands

Provide evaluation of well design of geothermal development in The Netherlands.

Achievement: delivered evaluation report about reservoir completion, sand control and advised on geomechanics

February – March 2020:

  • Geothermal well evaluation, Denmark

B-PES was asked to provide a well analysis of two geothermal development opportunities in Denmark.

Achievement: delivered evaluation report about corrosion, well performance, conceptual well design

2019 – 2020:

  • Reservoir Engineering Support Australia Gas Discovery – Perth Basin

Together with one of its partners, B-PES provided reservoir engineering support to a new well, drilled in the Perth Basin.

Achievement: provided well test design advice, well test evaluation, production calculations, corrosion engineering support

February 2020:

  • Visit to Uganda

Together with Tribes International, B-PES visited Uganda to evaluate business opportunities in the country. Purpose was to establish a network with key players and understand the potential development projects.

Achievement: built network of key players and signed NDA with one of the license owners

October 2019:

  • Teaching Petroleum Engineering at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname

For the second time B-PES has presented two Petroleum Engineering courses to students in Suriname:

    • Production Systems and Engineering
    • Production Optimization

A group of 18 students followed classes for 14 days. Exams and practical exercises were made in February-March 2020.

November 2018 – April 2020:

  • Interim Petroleum Engineer Dutch Gas Reservoirs and Wells, The Netherlands

B-PES worked as interim Petroleum Engineer for a Dutch operator of onshore and offshore oil and gas fields and two large gas storage fields on:

    • Well work engineering, execution and evaluation
    • Well testing: design, execution and evaluation
    • Reservoir engineering of mature gas fields and tail end production engineering
    • Gas well liquid loading evaluation
    • Reservoir Engineering on one of Europe’s largest gas storage systems
    • CO2 injection project appraisal stage
    • Prospect evaluation: Reservoir engineering & economics
    • Data Management

Achievement: delivered various well work programs, well tests, reports for project decisions

2018:

  • Investment Evaluation – East Africa

Together with partners, B-PES is currently evaluating the opportunities to obtain a license and invest in the development of oil and gas fields in East Africa. We are in contact with the authorities and have been evaluating dataroom information. Our aim is to obtain a license and deliver investment proposals to larger capital funds and possible operator partners. Ultimate goal is to bring gas and oil fields into production and support the develop of the regional economy.

Achievement: access to dataroom and contact with authorities (to be continued)

  • Investment Proposal – South East Asia

B-PES was involved in a study on a condensate-gas field opportunity. In order to attract investors, B-PES worked on the detailed analysis of historical data, reaching back to 1930’s. Despite the very limited information, an investment proposal including preliminary economics was composed.

Achievement: Delivered investment proposal

  • Investment Proposal – Middle East

Together with Sky Energy Partners, B-PES worked on an investment proposal for the development of a fractured carbonate reservoir in the Middle East. The team presented the opportunity to an investor, who submitted a bid. The team demonstrated the ability to arrange the legal documents, lead the discussion and deliver a term sheet for initialization of negotiations.

Achievement: facilitated business framework for investment negotiations

  • Investment Proposal – South East Asia

B-PES was involved in a study on a condensate-gas field opportunity. In order to attract investors, B-PES worked on the detailed analysis of historical data, reaching back to 1930’s. Despite the very limited information, an investment proposal including preliminary economics was composed.

Achievement: Delivered investment proposal

  • Geothermal Well Services – Netherlands

B-PES was asked for assistance in various geothermal projects:
– Insert casing string / scab liner in corroded well
– Coiled tubing clean out design for injection and production well
– Design of coiled tubing clean of production well + on site support
– Wellbore stability modelling for drilling new geothermal wells
– Radial jetting evaluation for geothermal wells

Achievement: Successful completion of well services activities in geothermal wells

2017:

  • On-site well services support – Middle East

An operator in the Middle East required engineering and well interventions to perforate, stimulate and test a newly drilled well in a fractured carbonate field. B-PES was approached by the technical team to provide a perforating program, stimulation design and well test design and planning. We were able to deliver a producing well and gathered significant well test information to improve the understanding of the geological characteristics and the performance of the reservoir.

Achievement: Delivered well flowing above expectations

  • Full field review and optimization of FDP strategy – Middle East

We reviewed a field development plan for a fractured carbonate field. By studying drilling reports and applying basic reservoir engineering the oil-water-contact in the field could be determined and volume were re-calculated. With the new model we proposed an appraisal stage development plan and carried out economic calculations.

Achievement: Provided a realistic overview for improved business planning.

  • Gas well deliquification special project – Netherlands

For a gas well with a high water production rate we performed a special study. The proposal was to install an Electric Submersible Pump in the well to lift the water and improve gas production. The outcome was that the water influx was too high for such an application. Based on reservoir engineering information it was decided to drill a side track.

Achievement: Avoided installation of non applicable technique and assisted client in decision making process

  • Gas condensate field re-development plan review and recommendations – Middle East

An operator in the Middle East required a review of a re-development plan of an offshore gas-condensate field, In a few days we reviewed the geology, inflow of the different layers and the well performance. Based on the findings it was recommended to carry out water shut-off operations in stead of the proposed but non-effective installation of artificial lift.

Achievement: provided new insight in required well interventions for continuation of recovery

  • Geothermal support subsurface support – The Netherlands

For an geothermal operating company B-PES coordinated the appraise stage development plan for a geothermal project. Based on the report subsidies were approved and the company can continue with the next stage, the define stage, of the project.

Achievement: Obtained approval for subsidies and continuation of project to define stage

  • Teaching at university of Suriname, South America

Based on the practical experience and theoretical knowledge of B-PES, we were invited to teach at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname. Two courses were presented, including exams and practical exercises: Production Systems & Engineering and Production Optimization.

Achievement: Students performed very well and passed exams.

  • Geothermal well completion advice

Reviewing regional geology and core data for estimating of sand control risks during high rate water injection. The study and advice allowed the operators to make a balanced decision about the type of liner to be installed.

Achievement: Client was able to make a correct decision about completion.

2016 and before:

  • Field development planning and team management – Germany, The Netherlands

Providing integrated field development planning including economics and supervision during drilling and well services. Making well services programs and execution supervision. Assisted in team management and general petroleum engineering for start-up oil company.

  • Integrated Petroleum Engineering Training – Middle East

Teaching for a group of 20 junior and senior professionals of large national oil company in middle east (see course description).

  • Representative for Field Development for start-up oil company – Middle East

Presented company capabilities to large national oil company.

  • Data Management Software Development with consultancy – The Netherlands

Development and market evaluation of software for data management and data base searching for oil and gas companies.

  • Review completion plan Nigerian offshore oil field – Nigeria

Special focus on the installation of sand screens and down hole valves for inflow control.

  • Software application market review – The Netherlands

Carried out evaluation of possible applications of geomechanical software in E&P business

  • Sand control and completion study of oil field – India

Challenging wellbore stability and sand control issues due to highly compressible trust zone. Provided analytical wellbore stability model, revision of completion plan including production recovery and well performance calculations.

  • Drilling and recovery improvement plan oil field – Serbia

Identification of reserves, well performance issues and possible solutions for highly depleted oil field

  • Teaching Field Development and Economics – The Netherlands

Yearly 1 day class room teaching of basics of field development and economics to high school students

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