Training Oil Recovery Enhancement Methods
This course takes a comprehensive look at several aspects of improved oil recovery. Various techniques are described and case studies presented.
Who Should attend?
Reservoir and Production Engineers
|What is EOR/IOR and why it is needed; Concepts and Preparation for a Field Project; Important Rock-fluid properties and consideration: Porosity, Permeability, Capillary Pressure, Capillary Number, Mobility Ratio, Fluid-Fluid Displacements, Buckley-Leverett theory, Displacement Efficiencies; Interplay of Wettability, Viscous, Capillary and Gravity Forces, Relative permeability characteristics, Gravity-Stable Displacement, Example Calculations|
|Laboratory Evaluation and Scaling for Laboratory Studies; Oil and gas types, Equations of State and PVT characteristics; Laboratory tests and techniques needed for key design data; Residual Oil Saturation and General Screening Criteria, Importance of ROS in IOR, How to estimate it, Tracer Tests – Design and Interpretation with example calculations|
|Phase Behavior and Fluid Properties, Phase Behavior Fundamentals from: Pressure/Temperature and Pressure/Composition Diagrams. Quantitative Representation of Phase Equilibria Processes: Gas Injection and Production, Ternary Diagrams to Represent Gas Injection Processes: Miscible and Immiscible Processes, General Overview of Solvent Methods, Mechanisms of Oil Displacement. Diffusion and Dispersion, Example calculations|
|Hydrocarbon Miscible Displacement, First Contact Miscible Processes, The Condensing-Gas Process, The Vaporizing-Gas Process, , Minimum Miscibility Pressure (MMP) ,Carbon Dioxide Flooding, Dissipation in Miscible Displacements, Instability Phenomena (viscous fingering), Miscible Processes and Gas Injection; Principles and theory of High Pressure Gas Injection, Enriched Gas Injection, LPG Slug Injection; Air/ Nitrogen Injection – Potential and applications, Application steps, Typical CO2 Flood Candidates, Basic CO2 Properties, Process Mechanisms, Feasibility, Modes of CO2 Floods, CO2 Requirement, Recommended Pilot Design, Implementation Checklist, CO2 Sources: Key Considerations, Field Applications and Key Operational Aspects, Field Examples.|
|Thermal Methods; Impact of Heat on Oil Productivity, Heat Losses, Reservoir Heat Transmission, Hot Waterflooding, Steamflooding (Important Factors, Field Applications/Screening Criteria, Screening Methods/Calculations), Cyclic Steam Stimulation, Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Process, In-Situ Combustion. Example calculations, INPUT-Chemical Methods. Final Exam|