|Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE|
|Enhanced Oil Recovery with Gas Injection - EORG|
|Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals - EORC|
|Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals - ORE|
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Mojdeh Delshad, Chun Huh, Russell Johns, Larry Lake, Kishore Mohanty, Helmy Sayyouh
One-third to one-half of the original oil-in-place may remain in a reservoir as it reaches abandonment due to its economic limit. The primary reasons are: heterogeneity of the reservoir, unfavorable fluid properties, inefficient nature of the displacement process, oil price, and production cost considerations. The secondary reasons, however, are: inappropriate development, inefficient reservoir management practices, and escalating costs of remedial interventions/corrective measures and producing operations. The oil recovery is generally lower than expected due to some combination of the above reasons. Gaining a better understanding of the reservoir fundamentals and the important variables that influence the recovery process can enhance it. This overview course aims to provide such an understanding. It presents the subject material with a clear focus on: developing and producing the reservoir efficiently within its complexity constraints, harnessing energies available within the reservoir-aquifer-injection system, realizing technical benefits and application limitations of the various EOR methods, and selecting the optimum time window. This course covers the recovery improvement possibilities that present themselves at all stages in the reservoir life cycle. It thereby enables one to timely select the most beneficial method and set realistic expectations on production behavior changes and recovery improvement. The impacts of the selected method on personnel training, technology transfer, and facility modification are also covered. The material is presented in simple terms that would enable a participant to understand what works where, what fails when, and why. It is light on theoretical equations, but it scrutinizes these to comprehend importance of significant parameters. It utilizes case studies from projects around the world; their analyses and interpretations aid the participant in understanding of the material. Many illustrative problems, worked in the class by teams, are helpful in gaining a better grasp of the subject matter.
"Como son tantos temas es prefeable realizar el curso en dos semanas." - Reservoir Engineer, Colombia
"The course will be very useful in my current role. Historical examples and technology evolution was interesting and helped me to understand the range, area, type of applications. Calculations very useful." - Team Lead, United States
Engineers responsible for sustaining or increasing oil and gas production and enhancing oil recovery from reservoirs under primary depletion, pressure maintenance by water or gas injection, and enhanced oil recovery schemes. Also, other professionals and managers participating in the above effort on a multi-disciplinary team who need to gain better understanding of the concepts, practices, benefits, and limitations of the various conventional and emerging technologies.
You Will Learn:
DR. MOJDEH DELSHAD is Research Associate Professor of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She has 20 years of experience in modeling multiphase flow, property modeling, and reservoir simulation and more than 15 years of experience in modeling and designing subsurface contaminant transport and remediation processes. She has been involved in the design of several tracer and surfactant and surfactant/foam field tests using UTCHEM, The University of Texas chemical flooding oil reservoir simulator. She has approximately 90 technical papers in these areas. She is in charge of UTCHEM development and user support. She is a Review Chairman for the SPE Journal of Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering. Dr. Delshad has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University in Iran, and an MS and PhD both in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
DR. CHUN HUH is a well-recognized expert in process modeling, EOR simulator development, and the use of simulation for process design and scale-up for surfactant flooding, polymer flooding, miscible and foam flooding, and heavy oil recovery from unconsolidated sands. He joined the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering of UT-Austin as a Research Professor after working for many years as an Engineering Advisor at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. in Houston, participating and making key contributions in all areas of enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Currently, at UT-Austin, he is actively involved in all aspects of EOR research, collaborating with a number of professors. He received a BS degree from Seoul National University and a PhD from the University of Minnesota, both in chemical engineering.
DR. RUSSELL T. JOHNS is Chair and Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he holds the Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Faculty Fellowship. Prior to his current position, he served on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin from 1995 to 2010. He also has nine years of industrial experience as a petrophysical engineer with Shell Oil and as a consulting engineer for Colenco Power Consulting in Baden, Switzerland. His research interests include enhanced oil recovery, unconventional gas engineering, theory of gas injection processes, multiphase flow in porous media, and well testing. In these areas he has published over 160 technical papers, reports, and books. Dr. Johns received the SPE Ferguson medal in 1993 for his research on the combined condensing/vaporizing gas-drive process. He also received the Faculty Excellence award in 1997, the Young Faculty award from the University of Texas in 2000, and the departmental teaching award in 2004. He served as Co-Executive Editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering journal from 2002 2004. In 2009, he was awarded the SPE Distinguished Member award.? He is currently an Associate Editor for the SPE Journal and director of the gas flooding consortium and co-director of the unconventional natural resources consortium at Penn State University. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford.
DR. LARRY W. LAKE is a professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He frequently conducts industrial and professional society short courses in enhanced oil recovery and reservoir characterization. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 technical papers, four textbooks and the editor of three bound volumes. Previously, he worked for Shell Development Company in Houston, Texas and was chairman of the department from 1989 to 1997. Formerly, he held the Shell Distinguished Chair and the W.A. (Tex) Moncrief, Jr. Centennial Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering. Currently, he holds the W.A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), as well as on several of its committees. He has received many awards/recognitions including: the 1996 Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal of the AIME, the Degoyer Distinguished Service Award in 2002, the 1999-2000 Billy and Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Research Award and The University of Texas and the SPE/DOE Symposium IOR Pioneer Award in 2000. He received the SPE distinguished Service award in 2000, was named an SPE Honorary Member in 2006 and has twice been an SPE distinguished lecturer. In 2001, was chosen as a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Dream Team. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers, and received a BSE and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University and Rice University, respectively.
DR. KISHORE MOHANTY is the H.B. Harkins Professor of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His work experience includes 18 years of teaching at the University of Houston and 10 years of industrial research at the Exploration and Production Research Division, Atlantic Richfield Co. in Plano, Texas. He has many publications covering such topics as Transport in Porous Materials; Surfactant, Colloid and Interface Science; and Oil Recovery Enhancement Techniques. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
DR. HELMY SAYYOUH is the professor of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt. He was the chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Department, and an active member in the Faculty Council at Cairo University, the Research Center Council and the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Engineering Sciences at King Saud University (Elsevier publications). Since 1986, he has been a Consultant Engineer in the areas of petroleum reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, and reservoir simulation. In 1998, 2001 and 2006 he was awarded the distinguished prize of post-graduate studies supervision from the CAPCU-Cairo University. In 1998 and 2008 he was awarded an appreciation certificate for the significant contributions to the engineering profession. He has taught petroleum engineering courses at, King Saud University, and Cairo University. He was offered a visiting professor at the Petroleum Engineering Department, the University of New South Wales at Australia. Dr. Sayyouh has been involved in many consulting projects with SANCST (Saudi Arabia), Bin Ali Oil Corporation (Libya), General Petroleum Company (Egypt) and Giesum Oil Company (Egypt). He has supervised tens of Ph.D. and M.Sc students and has published more than 120 technical papers at international conferences and bulletins. His biography appeared in the 16th Edition 1999, of the Who's Who in the World. He has a BSc and a MSc in Petroleum Engineering with a PhD from Penn State in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering as well as a Post Doctorate Fellowship from West Virginia.
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