This course provides a detailed understanding of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods and mechanisms together with information about EOR projects workflow and decision-making, especially screening criteria.
Reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers and assets managers involved in EOR projects.
Basic knowledge in reservoir engineering, oil reservoirs drive mechanisms and reservoir simulation.
FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL RESERVOIRS DRIVE MECHANISMS
Review of primary and secondary recovery drive mechanisms:
Natural depletion of undersaturated oil reservoir.
Solution gas drive.
Natural water drive.
Water and gas injection.
Principle and mechanisms of main EOR methods:
Miscible gas injection.
EOR - CHEMICAL METHODS (surfactant, polymer, alkaline)
Principles and mechanisms of chemical EOR.
Recovery targets and why they are seldom met.
Chemicals. Characteristics and properties.
Preformed Particle Gel (PPG).
Colloidal Dispersion Gels (CDG).
Simulation of chemical flooding. Application to ASP flooding.
EOR - MISCIBLE GAS INJECTION METHODS (CO2, N2, HC)
Principles and mechanisms of miscible gas EOR.
Minimum Miscibility Pressure (MMP).
Hydrocarbon miscible displacement:
First contact miscible process.
Condensing gas drive.
Vaporizing gas drive.
Simulation of miscible gas injection. Application to CO2 injection.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
discuss recovery expectations from reservoirs under primary, secondary and EOR methods,
discuss main Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods and corresponding mechanisms for improving recovery factor,
apply screening criteria used for decision making on EOR projects,
plan and apply main EOR methods using empirical, analytical and simulation tools.
Ways & Means
Interactive lectures and exercises.
Field case studies.
Chemical and Miscible Gas EOR simulation using dedicated industrial software.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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