Enhanced Oil Recovery 2017-05-02T19:28:36+00:00

Training: ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY (4 Days)

June 12-16, 2017 – Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer & Alex Turta

Are you a reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineer and/or technologist, geophysicist or geologist?

Get ready for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Training.

This advanced 4-day course exposes you to the review of EOR screening process, various design details, implementation and field implementation.

When you take this course, you:

  • Are prepared for insights that make you a professional’s professional in the field.
  • You get the best information and training from seasoned professionals and in the most conducive environment.
  • You learn everything from the theories to their practical application
  • Opportunity to meet with other professionals in the field
  • Growth potential of your outfit is enhanced through networking opportunities with top value-adding businesses.
  • Colorful and detailed handout that is an excellence reference given to you for FREE
  • Share ideas, tips and tricks with industry leaders and fellow students.

Instructors: Mr. Saad Ibrahim (P. Eng), and Dr. ALex Turta (Ph.D., P.Eng).

With 65 years experience between them, you could not have asked for better instructors. They will teach in easy-to-understand format and use concepts that get the message across in the dissemination of valuable information

Cost: Days 1 and 2 – $1500 (June 12-13)




Cost: Days 3 and 4 – $1500 (June 14-16)




Cost: Both parts – $2800 (June 12-16)




Download Course Description (PDF)

The theory and mechanism of miscible flooding is discussed including hydrocarbons and CO2 flooding. Chemical flooding including a review of physical properties and the benefits of each of the following chemicals including: Polymer, Surfactant and Alkali and their combination (ASP) are presented and analyzed. Thermal recovery for heavy oil fields will cover the various applications of steam injection including Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS), steam drive and Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Improved SAGD. Other thermal recovery schemes such as hot water and in-situ combustion including the Toe-to-heel air injection (THAI) process will also be reviewed.

 

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Course Objective:

This course provides a complete review of all aspects of enhanced oil recovery. A review of EOR screening process is reviewed for the different schemes. The theory and mechanism of miscible flooding is discussed including hydrocarbons and CO2 flooding. Chemical flooding including a review of physical properties and the benefits of each of the following chemicals including: Polymer, Surfactant and Alkali and their combination (ASP) will also be presented. Aspects of cold production (CHOPS); production mechanism, stimulation, and sand production will be discussed. Thermal recovery for heavy oil fields will cover the various applications of steam injection including Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS), steam drive and Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Improved SAGD. Other thermal recovery schemes such as hot water, and in-situ combustion including the Toe-to-heel air injection (THAI) process will be discussed. Various design details, implementation and field implementation will be reviewed.

A pre-requisite knowledge of reservoir engineering and basic waterflooding concepts is recommended. A detailed course hand-out in full colours; which is an excellent reference, will be provided.

Who Should Attend:

This course is aimed at reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers/technologists, and geologists who are involved in the area of EOR schemes.

Course Instructor:

Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng,

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president of Petro Management Group Ltd. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas Industry as a worldwide highly recognized engineering consultant and a distinguished instructor. He also completed a post-graduate program with the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The focus of Mr. Ibrahim’s experience lies in the area of Reservoir management, and well test planning/analysis. Mr. Ibrahim is a member of APEGA and SPE.

Dr. ALex Turta, Ph.D., P.Eng.

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has over 35 years of industry experience in the area of EOR, particularly in the area thermal and chemical flooding. He was instrumental in conceiving and developing the concept of short-distance oil displacement, and based on that the Toe-to-Heel Air Injection process (THAI) and implementation. He also was instrumental in development of the SelectEOR software for screening of EOR schemes. Dr. Turta has conducted numerous EOR studies in North America and internationally including pilot design, monitoring and evaluation, particularly thermal projects. He also published numerous papers on the subject and was the co-author of the book “Enhanced Oil Recovery. Field Case Studies” in 2013.

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Course Agenda:

Days 1 and 2 (by: Saad Ibrahim)

Introduction to EOR

  • A review EOR schemes in North America and worldwide
  • Selective criteria to choose suitable candidate fields for EOR application

Miscible Flooding:

  • Definition of miscible process and the use of ternary diagram
  • Phase envelop and ternary diagram applications
  • Discussion of various miscible fluid
  • First and multiple contact miscibility processes

Hydro Carbon Miscible process:

  • High Pressure Dry Gas
  • Enriched gas miscible scheme
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – case study

CO2 Flooding:

  • CO2 capture and sequestration (CCS)
  • Benefits of CO2 for EOR
  • CO2 EOR in residual oil zones
  • Methods to estimate miscibility pressure – class problems
  • Procedures to determine injection volume requirement of CO2 – class problem
  • Review if CO2 injection including the WAG and “Huff-and-Puff” – case study

Chemical Flooding:

  • Applications and limitations
  • Benefits of Polymer, surfactant and alkali and ASP
  • Low water salinity (LWS) flooding – case study
  • Expected recovery factors and case studies

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Days 3 and 4 (by: Dr. Alex Turta)

Heavy Oil Recovery

What will you learn?

  1. Pros and cons of Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) method
  2. Foamy oil mechanism ; when acting alone or when is one of CHOPS mechanisms
  3. Clear field proves of “wormholes” and validation of foamy oil mechanisms in the laboratory tests
  4. For the steam injection-based methods, what are the parameters having the strongest effect on heat losses in the adjacent formations?
  5. Marx and Langenheim (M-L) method for calculating heat losses in the adjacent formations was derived in rather restricted hypotheses/conditions; learn how a-posteriori analyses have enlarged the conditions of application
  6. Be aware of M-L method limitations  mainly in case of low quality steam injection, steam injection  with low rates, steam injection application at high depths or combination of these situations; learn how to make the necessary corrections.
  7. Learn the difference as far as the effect of rock heterogeneity is concerned in the cyclic steam stimulation and in the steam drive processes
  8. Steam drive optimization; what means Vogel’s steam injection rate schedule?  Why is so important?
  9. Let’s suppose that the rock properties are appropriate for both steam drive and hot waterflooding; learn what can be the reason to oblige us to consider only the application of hot water drive?
  10. Learn about the highly successful commercial applications of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) method in Canada; including over-performers and under-performers
  11. Last improvements in SAGD operations (offset wells, ES-SAGD, etc) and their field acceptance
  12. Learn about the unsuccessful trials to develop post-SAGD processes
  13. In case that for initiation of in-situ combustion (ISC), the spontaneous ignition (SI) method is selected, what is the most important parameter to consider? What is the enhanced SI?
  14. In most reservoir situations, what is the best way to operate a commercial ISC process: using a line drive operation or a pattern operation? If an ISC commercial line drive operation is anticipated, where the ISC pilot is supposed to be located?
  15. Numerous field case studies will be discussed, among the biggest thermal operations of the world and/or the most documented ones

Primary Recovery of Heavy Oil: Solution Gas Drive and Enhanced Production (CHOPS)

  • Introduction/definitions, Mechanisms
  • Main results of research in the last 20 years / essential laboratory tests
  • Field aspects – Foamy oil / CHOPS (cold heavy oil production with sand)
  • Screening criteria
  • Prediction of foamy oil / CHOPS production
  • Analytical approaches
  • Simulation
  • Feasibility of post-CHOPS oil recovery

Steam Injection-Based Methods:

  • Fundamentals
  • Liquid to vapour phase change for water and the heat content of steam
  • Heat losses during steam/hot water injection
  • Screening criteria for the steam-based injection methods
  • Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS)
  • Mechanisms and implementation
  • Prediction techniques
  • Use of CSS for conditioning of reservoir in view of application of thermal drive methods (steam flooding and in-situ combustion)
  • Examples of commercial operations
  • Hot Water Injection
  • Pros and Cons
  • Limited experience/lessons from field pilots
  • Recent trends for applications/field testing
  • Steamdrive
  • Mechanisms and implementation
  • Prediction techniques and evaluation
  • Recent trends; use of horizontal wells for heat mining
  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and improved SAGD processes
  • Some characteristics of oil sands
  • SAGD and its mechanisms
  • Implementation
  • Case histories
  • Commercial applications
  • VAPEX and its limited success in the filed
  • Recent improvements (in-fill horizontal producers, solvent and heat combinations (ES-SAGD), etc

In Situ Combustion Methods:

  • Conventional In-Situ Combustion (ISC)
  • ISC for very deep, light oil reservoirs
  • New ISC methods: COSH, Top-down ISC, COGD and Toe-To-Heel Air Injection (THAI)
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