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Improving Oil Recovery? Start with the Geology
- INSTRUCTOR :
- Iraj Ershaghi, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- October 17 - 18, 2013
- Norris Conference Center, City Centre Location, Houston, Texas
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 9/16/2013. Course notes, refreshments and lunch buffet included.
No refunds for cancellations after 9/16/2013
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for Geologists, Petroleum Engineers, Asset Managers and anyone needing to learn more about improving oil recovery in both horizontal and vertical wells.
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Get an overview of the foundation of IOR processes
- Understand the influence of reservoir rock properties from microscopic to macroscopic levels on the success of IOR processes in terms of oil displacement, residual oil and sweep efficiency
- Better understand screening of reservoirs for selection and implementation of IOR processes and trouble shooting
The main reasons for IOR failures in the past have been attributed to poor economics, insufficient description and understanding of reservoir geology, partial understanding of process mechanisms, and issues related to the scaling-up of lab experiments. Now that the economics look good and we fairly well understand most process mechanisms, let us start understanding the geologically factors affecting the success or failures of IOR processes.
This course will first cover fundamentals of how improved oil recovery processes depend on reservoir rocks characteristics and how understanding of geological control on rock properties can help in the selection and implementation of IOR processes. Discussion will include a review of the impact of depositional environments on petrophysical properties including rock wettability and reservoir heterogeneities. The focus will be on conventional reservoirs and on formations containing unconventionally viscous oil. Processes covered will include water flooding, chemical floods, thermal recovery, and gas injection including CO2.
The course will include topical reviews, hands on problem solving and open discussion.
Specific topics to be covered include:
- AM Process Definitions (Water flood/Chemical Flood/Thermal/Gas Injection)
- PM IOR Roadmap (Lab Tests, Process description, conformance issue)
- AM Geological Factors from deposition, to post depositional alterations (petrophysical properties, wettability, rock composition, interaction with injection fluids, the heterogeneity issue, role of compartmentalization and faulting, cross flows)
- PM Case Studies