|Geomechanics for Heavy Oil - HOGM|
|Field Study-Heavy Oil Resources - HOFS|
|Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil Reservoirs - HORC|
|Evaluating and Developing Heavy Oil Resources - HOED|
Discipline: Introductory and Multi-Discipline Training
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Doug Ho, Gary Massingill
|This course is largely designed for geoscientists or engineers with a need to advance their understanding of heavy oil/in-situ oil sands resources. Beginning level concepts are covered and widely focused enough to appeal to a broad audience seeking an introduction to the business of heavy oil/in-situ oil sands including non-technical, administrative, and business groups. However, more technically advanced topics are also covered, for which students are generally expected to have a broadly based technical foundation for understanding. Heavy oil/in-situ oil sands provide a large potential supply of the world's oil resource. Cold production, oil sands mining, and in-situ thermal production methodologies are important contributors to the world's oil production. These technologies are reasonably recent commercial applications, and the future levels of production faces uncertainty because of highly debated environmental and technical challenges. The course takes an unbiased practical approach to the applications, citing benefits and limitations. The course provides an overview and details of specific occurrences of the geology, evaluation, development, and commerciality of heavy oil/in-situ oil sands resources. Each attendee should come away with a great foundational knowledge of the business of evaluating and developing heavy oil resources. The course contains actual producing fields examples to support the presentation.|
Anyone from any discipline who needs a better understanding of heavy oil/oil sands resources, but more specifically designed for geoscientists or engineers with a need to better understand the challenges of evaluating and developing heavy oil/oil sands resources.
You Will Learn:
MR. DOUG HO has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with special expertise in production and reservoir engineering in heavy oil and oil sands recovery. He is currently providing thermal reservoir engineering consulting services to Suncor in situ oil sands group after retiring from Sproule Associates Limited in 2013. At Sproule, Mr. Ho was the vice president and director managing a group of professionals in the evaluations and development potential assessments of heavy oil, oil sands and unconventional oil and gas in North America and worldwide. From 1986 to 1994, he worked for Imperial Oil Resources (a subsidiary of Exxon) as senior reservoir engineer for the commercial Cold Lake cyclic steam simulation project. He also worked for Gulf Canada Resources from 1980 to 1986 as a field production engineer on conventional oil and gas operation and a production and facilities design engineer on heavy oil and oil sands recovery projects. Mr. Ho is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Canada. He has presented in numerous SPE conferences and workshops, and other technical conferences in the area of heavy oil and oil sands evaluations in North America and worldwide. He also appeared as technical expert witness in several arbitrations and in court proceedings. He holds a BASc Chemical Engineering from University of Toronto (1980).
DR. GARY L. MASSINGILL has 35 years of industry experience as a geologist with a mixed background that includes research, exploration and production of uranium, gold, conventional oil and gas and unconventional resources, both oil sands and source shale plays. He has worked for Marathon Oil, Western Oil Sands, Cambridge Mineral Resources, Newmont Mining, Santa Fe Pacific Gold, Blazer Oil and Gas, Exxon, US Steel and New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources. Generally, his focus has been applied exploration, but his primary disciplines have been previously considered at times as a sedimentologist, structural geologist or researcher. He has served as the Director, Chief Geologist and President of companies. His entrepreneurial spirit is still active and he is currently involved in several ventures primarily focused on the development of oil sand resources. He has a BS and MS from West Texas State University and a PhD from the University of Texas at El Paso.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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