Publications

 

Our consultants have written for every major industry publication and are regularly invited to global conferences to present state-of-the-art strategies for maximizing oil & gas production rates and reserves.

The following publications by some of our high-level and seasoned consultants (names highlighted in bold) demonstrate the depth and breadth of technical and management expertise that Avasthi Consulting team brings to our clients' most challenging projects — new, mature, on-land, offshore, oil, gas, gas-condensate, volatile oil, or heavy oil field development, evaluation and optimization projects. Recent (2000 to 2012) publications are listed below by topic. For archived publications click here.

CO2 Geosequestration

Stein, M.H., Ghotekar, A.L., and Avasthi, S.M. 2010. CO2 Sequestration in a Depleted Gas Field: A Material Balance Study. Paper SPE 131384 presented at the 2010 EAGE/SPE European Petroleum Engineering Conference (EUROPEC), Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 June.

 

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

  • Bondor, P.L., Hite, R.J., and Avasthi, S.M. 2005. Planning EOR Projects in Offshore Oil Fields. Paper SPE 94637 presented at the 2005 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  20-23 June.
  • Bondor, P.L., Hite, R.J., and Avasthi, S.M. 2005. Planning EOR Projects. Journal of Petroleum Technology 57 (3): 28-29.

 

Optimizing Gas Fields

Stein, M.H., Venturini, G.J., and Avasthi, S.M.  2009. Optimizing Gas Field Performance to Increase Gas Production Rates and Reserves. Paper SPE 121956 presented at the 2009 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference (LACPEC), Cartagena, Colombia, 1-3 June.

 

Geomechanics

Avasthi, J.M., Goodman, H.E., and Jansson, R.P. 2000. Acquisition, Calibration, and Use of the In Situ Stress Data for Oil/ Gas Well Construction and Production. Paper SPE 60320 presented at the 2000 SPE Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting/ Low Permeability Reservoirs Symposium, Denver, Colorado, 12-15 March.

 

Integrated Asset Model (IAM)

  • Stein, M.H., Chitale, A.A., Asher, G., Vaziri, H., Sun, Y., Colbert, J.R., and Gonzalez, F.A. 2005. Integrated Sand and Erosion Alarming on NaKika, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Paper SPE 95516 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), Dallas, TX, 9-12 Oct.
  • Liao, T.T., Lazaro, G.E., Vergari, A.M., Schmohr, D.R., Waligura, N.J., and Stein, M.H. 2004. Development and Applications of Sustainable Integrated Asset Modeling Tool. Paper SPE 88748 presented at the SPE Abu Dhabi International Technical Conference and Exhibition, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10-13 Oct.
  • Schott, D.W., Abacioglu, Y., Moran, M.J., Stein, M.H., and Scattergood, J. 2004. Case History of Using an Integrated Asset Model for Depletion Planning of a Tight Gas Reservoir, Northeast Thompsonville Field, Jim Hogg and Webb Counties, Texas. Paper SPE 90519 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), Houston, TX, 26-29 Sept.
  • Liao, T., and Stein, M. H. 2002. Integrated Asset Model of Six Gas Fields in Offshore Trinidad. Paper SPE 75525 presented at the SPE Gas Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 30 April-2 May.

 

Well Completion

Chitale, A.A., Stein, M.H., Arias, B.J., Narayanan, R.K., and Schott, D.W. 2010. A New Methodology to Safely Produce Sand Controlled Wells With Increasing Skins. Paper SPE 124051-PA.

Tiffin, D.L., Stein, M.H., and Wang, X. 2003. Drawdown Guidelines for Sand Control Completions. Paper SPE 84495 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), Denver, CO, 5-8 Oct.

 


 

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