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E-386C - Fundamentals of EOR Certification

5 days GIS/EOR
  • Engineers, managers and staff interested or involved in IOR/EOR projects
  • To provide a comprehensive knowledge of improved/ enhanced oil recovery methods
Learning Objectives
  • To know and understand main concepts of EOR
  • To know and understand advantages and limitations of the various EOR techniques
  • To know and understand how to select best EOR methods provided reservoir and oil characteristics
Ways and means
  • Interactive courses and exercises
  • Hands-on practices on various field case studies
This course can be delivered in French, with documentation in English

  • Definitions of IOR/EOR, world energy data, EOR status and on-going projects
  • Reservoir Management: from initial development to EOR. Reserves evaluation
Special core analyses
  • Relative permeabilities, capillary pressures, wettability, smart water
  • Practical exercise
Oil recovery by pressure maintenance
  • Oil recovery by water and/or gas injection
  • Factors impacting on recovery: reservoir and fluid characteristics, injection characteristics (volumes of injected fluids, type of fluids, flood pattern)
  • Displacement or microscopic efficiency, areal sweep efficiency, vertical sweep efficiency and global sweep efficiency
  • Buckley-Leverett frontal advance theory. Production forecasts. Practical exercises
  • Water flooding: sources and treatment of injected water, well injectivity, water flooding implementation, flood pattern
  • Immiscible Gas injection: injected gas sources, flood mechanisms
Field development case
  • Field development exercise: water injection case followed by miscible gas injection
Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Water injection versus gas injection
  • Gas injection: gravity displacement by lean gas, miscible displacement by lean and rich gas. Miscible flooding parameters (phase behavior, MMP). Water Alternating Gas (WAG)
  • Videos examples
  • Chemical injection: polymers to improve the volumetric sweep efficiency, surfactants to improve the microscopic sweep efficiency
  • Practical exercises
  • Thermal methods: steam and air injection. Extra heavy oil cases
  • EOR selection criteria and limitations. EOR project planning, pilots, design, surveillance
Complex wells
  • Use of complex and intelligent wells to improve oil recovery. Videos examples
Field cases
  • Various field cases: miscible displacement and gas gravity displacement
  • Middle East Case: EOR screening exercise
Wrap-up session
  • Course assessment, wrap-up and conclusions
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jan 30 - Feb 03 Dubai €3,060 Online By email
Oct 24 - 28 Rueil €3,060 Online By email