New Opportunities in Old Fields - NOF
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Iskander Diyashev, Stanley Kleinsteiber
Don't buy or sell a producing property before taking this course! There is nearly always upside in mature oil and gas fields that may be particularly profitable because of existing wells and infrastructure. The keys to successful exploitation of new opportunities include 1) recognition of the new opportunities, 2) quantification of the reserves, 3) evaluation of alternative methods of exploitation, and 4) economic analysis of depletion scenarios. Case studies and class problems address each of these key items and illustrate how new opportunities can be recognized and evaluated for many different types of oil and gas reservoirs. The computer-based problems will provide the delegate with utility programs and solution templates that can be used in the real world. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants. Appendix Topics: additional information for student reference or class review as appropriate, including decline curve analysis, rock and fluid properties, material balance, fluid displacement and coning, and reservoir simulation.
This course covers conventional reservoirs.
"I really enjoyed hearing information on CO2/WF operations and NOF opportunities because that is currently the type of assets I work. I liked the problems and getting to work in groups. I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot from it as well as the fellow people in the course." - Production Engineer, Midland, United States
"The collaborative nature of the course set it apart." - Production Engineer, Houston, United States
Reservoir and production engineers, development geoscientists, asset team leaders, acquisition and divestiture managers, and other technical personnel involved in evaluation and exploitation of reserves in mature fields.
You Will Learn:
- Recognize production and reservoir characteristics of old fields that indicate the potential for increasing reserves and value
- Understand whether existing recovery factors are consistent with those that can be realized with effective utilization of the natural drive mechanism(s) and the appropriate use of improved recovery methods
- Identify under-performing wells or field areas and recommend appropriate intervention
- Determine the upside potential of a field, distinguishing between incremental reserves and reserve acceleration
- Examine alternative re-development strategies by studying case histories and working example industry problems
- Why Opportunities Emerge: nature of reserves growth; operating practices and their effect on new opportunities; the contribution of evolving technology
- Recognizing Opportunities: reservoir characteristics and production performance indicative of new opportunities, unraveling limited data, linking operator practices to new opportunities
- Reserves versus Upside Potential: review of reserve classification, risk assessment, value of new information, data quality control and integration
- Reservoir Heterogeneity and New Opportunities: categories of heterogeneity and their implications for new opportunities, reservoir compartmentalization, application of 3D seismic in old fields, identification of net pay, fractured reservoirs
- Exploitation Opportunities: reservoir enhancement through fluid injection, redevelopment of mature waterfloods, infill drilling, its utility, application, and value; horizontal and multilateral wells including their use in displacement projects, re-completions in stratified reservoirs, de-bottlenecking gathering systems, produced water management, co-production of water for improved recovery
DR. ISKANDER DIYASHEV is a director and a co-founder of Petroleum and Energy Technology Advisors, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm based in Houston, Texas, focused on drilling, completion and stimulation (www.1penta.com). Prior to that Dr. Diyashev was an officer and a board member with Independent Resource Development Corporation, based in Moscow with operations in Western Siberia Russia. Dr. Diyashev was responsible for the planning of field development, reserves evaluation and addition, planning of exploration activities, as well as engineering and technology. In 2001-2006 Dr. Diyashev served as a Chief Engineer for Sibneft, one of the largest integrated oil companies in Russia with a daily production of 700,000 BOPD.
During his career, Dr. Diyashev worked in R&D, consulting, and the service and production sides of the business both in Russia and internationally. Prior to his work with Sibneft, Dr. Diyashev was one of the key Schlumberger specialists to start the horizontal drilling project in Noyabrsk Western Siberia. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and advanced degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has authored 30 technical papers. Dr. Diyashev is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE International), and on the boards of various private E&P, service and engineering firms in the petroleum industry. Twice in his career Dr. Diyashev was elected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer of the SPE, in 2005-06, and in 2017-18.
STANLEY KLEINSTEIBER is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with Sproule, a global energy consulting and advisory firm. Mr. Kleinsteiber has over 42 years of petroleum engineering experience and has authored or co-authored papers dealing with CO2 flooding for enhanced oil recovery, rate transient analysis in low permeability reservoirs, and depletion of a rich gas condensate reservoir by nitrogen injection.
Since joining Sproule, he has managed and participated in reservoir projects around the world, including Algeria, Australia, Belize, Canada, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Romania, Tunisia, and the United States. Prior to joining Sproule, he held various reservoir engineering positions with Amoco Production Company both in their Tulsa, Oklahoma research center and Denver regional production office. Mr. Kleinsteiber's last position with Amoco was Western Business Unit Technology Coordinator where he was an internal reservoir engineering consultant to the business unit's staff in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions.
Mr. Kleinsteiber received a BS in petroleum engineering with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1978 and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Wyoming.
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
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