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E-370 - Drive Mechanism - Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Reservoir engineers and experienced technicians willing to deepen their knowledge in drive mechanism and EOR; young scientists, geoscientists and production engineers moving towards reservoir engineering
  • To provide a thorough understanding of drive mechanisms and ways to optimize recovery, reserves and field development
Learning Objectives
  • To know and understand the natural mechanisms of production of a field
  • To know and understand the mechanisms of improved oil recovery through water and non-miscible gas injection
  • To know and understand the main concepts of Enhanced Oil Recovery
Ways and means
  • Interactive lectures and exercises
  • Hands-on practices using state-of-the-art software for PVT matching, History Matching and Production Forecast

Week 1 3 days
Multiphase flow
  • Flow characteristics at pore scale
  • Relative permeabilities and reservoir production
  • Non-miscible diphasic flow: fluid mobility and mobility ratio
  • Theory of frontal displacement
Drive mechanism
  • Primary drainage
  • Undersaturated oil expansion, solution gas drive, gas gap drive
  • Oil reservoir with natural water influx
  • Gas fields
  • Secondary drainage
  • Water or immiscible gas injection
  • Water flooding: sources of injected water, well injectivity, flood pattern water flood performance
  • Gas injection: flood mechanism and well injectivity
  • Displacement or microscopic efficiency, areal sweep efficiency, vertical sweep efficiency, global sweep efficiency
  • Exercises

Week 2 4 days
Enhanced oil recovery
  • Miscible gas method
  • Thermal methods: steam injection, SAGD, in situ combustion
  • Chemical methods: surfactant, polymer
  • Application - Field cases
Material balance
  • Practical exercises on PVT matching, History matching, Production forecast with MBAL™ software
Fractured reservoirs
  • Fractures definition, classification
  • Types of fractured reservoir: characterization, modeling
  • Dynamic parameters; gravity and capillarity as a production mechanism
  • Flow mechanism in a fractured reservoir, simulation
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Apr 11 - 22 Rueil €5,510 Online By email
Nov 02 - 10 Rueil €3,850 Online