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Managing Reservoir Depletion and Parent-Child Well Communication

May 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ovintiv undertakes a comprehensive approach towards understanding and managing reservoir depletion and parent-child communication associated with the development of oil and gas in the Montney unconventional resource play. In its British Columbia acreage, Ovintiv has drilled and completed over 500 horizontal wells utilizing a cube-style development tailored for stacked unconventional assets. This style of multi-zone and multi-phase development increases the importance of adequately assessing and managing the potential impacts of reservoir depletion and parent-child communication associated with new and existing wells. Ovintiv is currently developing and testing several workflows to identify key factors and trends that would help guide mitigation techniques for future development. These workflows include the assessment of key economic, geologic, diagnostic and operational variables to improve the evaluation and understanding of the effects and reduce the impacts of reservoir depletion and parent-child communication.


Speaker Bio


Sobhi Alhashwa

Sobhi is a Senior Geoscience Advisor at Ovintiv supporting the Canadian Operations Area. He has over 13 years of experience working in multiple technical and leadership roles within the energy industry. Recently, Sobhi’s career has focused on developing robust risk management workflows to support the successful development of unconventional resource plays at Ovintiv. Sobhi holds a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) designation from both APEGA and EGBC as well as a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is also an active chairman for several CAPP and CSEG technical committees.


Connor Fornwald

Connor is a New Grad Geologist (G.I.T) with three years of experience working at Ovintiv. His current role is on the Montney Reservoir Characterization team and has previous experience working Duvernay Reservoir Characterization and exploration evaluating plays in several North American basins. Connor graduated from Mount Royal University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Major in Geology. He served as President of Mount Royal University’s Joli Fou Geological Society in his final year of study and wrote an undergraduate thesis on the geologic evolution of thermal springs along the Rocky Mountain Trench.


*Note: Registration details, reminders and a Zoom link will be sent the day before and morning of the event.




This is a hydrid event (in-person and virtual).

In-person registration closes on May 18, 2022, at 10 AM MST

Online registration closes on May 19, 2022, at 6 AM MST


Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Calgary Section
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The Calgary Petroleum Club
319 5 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0L5 Canada
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