11-12 August, 2015 | Golden, Colorado

Revitalizing Reservoirs: Key Questions to Address

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

With the recent surge in new techniques and technology, as well as new plays put into production, a tremendous opportunity exists in both U.S. and international reservoirs to apply lessons learned to existing reservoirs in order to economically increase production and recoverable reserves.

Applying Knowledge: Workshops, Case Studies, Discussion Forums
AAPG is opening opportunities to learn about how to implement the new techniques and technologies for revitalizing reservoirs.  Please plan to attend and join the discussion. If you would like to present, please contact Susan Nash ().

AAPG Revitalizing Reservoirs / Golden, CO / August 11-12, 2015
Rocky Mountains, MidContinent, Canada, international focus

AAPG Revitalizing Reservoirs / San Antonio, TX / December 1-2, 2015
Texas, Gulf Coast, Latin America focus 

Identifying Good Candidates
The first step is to identify good candidates for reservoir revitalization. Not only is it necessary to have recoverable reserves, doing so must be economic. Now that the price of new technologies has begun to normalize, revitalization projects that may not have been considered viable or economic can now make sense.

  • Mature Fields
  • Shale plays with steep decline rates in the laterals
  • Refracturing
  • Understimulated potential between laterals
  • Horizontals: drilled but not completed

Bringing together teams: Geology, engineering, petrophysics and geophysics matter
While it’s common to use multi-disciplinary teams for exploratory efforts, revitalization of mature fields has often left to reservoir engineers. In order to make the most of a reservoir, it’s important to pull in the entire team, and also to see which new technologies can be adapted for use in reservoir optimization.

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