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E-330C - EOR Concepts & Applications Certification

5 days GRE/EOR
  • Managers, reservoir engineers and petroleum engineers involved in EOR projects.
  • This course provides a thorough understanding of Enhanced Oil Recovery mechanisms and their connection to fundamental mechanisms of oil reservoir production; and information about decision making in Enhance Oil Recovery projects using screening criteria.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss recovery expectations from reservoirs under primary, secondary and tertiary methods,
  • describe main Enhanced Oil Recovery methods and explain the way they achieve higher recovery factor,
  • discuss the screening criteria used for decision making on Enhanced Oil Recovery projects,
  • plan and apply main Enhanced Oil Recovery methods using empirical, analytical and simulation tools.
  • Engineering degree or equivalent experience in the petroleum industry.
Ways and means
  • Interactive lectures and exercises.
  • Field case studies.
  • Use dedicated software for Chemical EOR and Miscible Gas Injection simulation.

Fundamentals of oil reservoirs drive mechanisms 1 day
  • Primary recovery:
  • Natural depletion of undersaturated oil reservoir.
  • Solution gas drive.
  • Natural water drive.
  • Secondary recovery:
  • Water and gas injection.
  • Tertiary recovery - EOR:
  • Principle and mechanisms of main EOR methods.
  • Chemical flooding.
  • Miscible gas injection.
  • Thermal flooding.
  • MEOR.
EOR - Chemical methods (surfactant, polymer, alkaline) 1 day
  • Principles & mechanisms of chemical EOR.
  • Selection criteria.
  • Recovery targets and why they are seldom met.
  • Chemicals. Characteristics and properties.
  • Design considerations.
  • Case studies.
EOR - Miscible gas injection methods (CO2, N2, HC) 1 day
  • Principles & mechanisms of miscible gas injection.
  • Minimum Miscibility Pressure (MMP).
  • Hydrocarbon miscible displacement:
  • First contact miscible process.
  • Condensing: gas process.
  • Vaporizing: gas process.
  • Selection criteria.
  • Laboratory experiments.
  • Case studies.
EOR - Thermal methods (SAGD, H&P, in-situ combustion) and MEOR 0.5 day
  • Principles & mechanisms of thermal EOR.
  • Selection criteria.
  • Steam flood production prediction.
  • Case studies.
Simulation of EOR methods 1.5 days
  • Introduction to EOR simulation.
  • Experimental design for EOR.
  • Examples of ASP flooding and miscible gas injection simulation.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 02 - 06 Pau €3,240 Online By email