International Workshop

Deep Gas and Condensate Exploitation-Best Practices and Technology Applications Workshop

This workshop aims to address the key technologies and best practices in Bolivia that have been implemented to reach the targeted expectations, and which new technologies can increase productivity and recovery. It will be of interest for an informed audience with knowledge of technologies and application practices in gas and condensate reservoirs, deep and naturally fractured reservoir systems. The format is structured for technical presentations, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Bolivia is located in the middle of South America and has more than 30 years of experience in deep gas field’s development. Successful technological applications for deep wells led to prove the presence of large gas and condensate reserves currently exported to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay in the future.

Gas production has grown 500% in the last 15 years with the discovery and development of new deep reservoirs in the Chaco Basin. Well production between 3–8 MMSCFD per well has changed to 80–120 MMSCFD per well due to these new deep wells, transforming the old exploitation and production paradigms into new practices.

Production from deep and naturally fractured formations has challenged all the processes for drilling, completion, production, and characterization. Lessons learned during past years and the use of new technologies has been helpful to achieve success.