This course takes a comprehensive look at several aspects of improved oil recovery. Various techniques are described and case studies presented.
Course Duration : 5 days
- Reservoir life cycle and recovery process
- Life under primary recovery phase: Recovery targets and ways to improve
- Life under secondary recovery phases: Immiscible gas injection, waterflooding, recovery targets, ways to improve
- Life under enhanced oil recovery phase: Increasing complexity, cost/benefit consideration
- Miscible methods: Selection criteria, recovery targets and why they are seldom met; design considerations, case studies
- Chemical methods: Selection criteria, recovery targets and why they are seldom met, design considerations, case studies
- Thermal methods: Selection criteria, recovery targets and why they are seldom met, design considerations, case studies
- Technical challenges: Current and future R & D directions Facilities modifications and personnel training
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.