This course provides an in-depth understanding of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods, the corresponding displacement mechanisms and expected performance. It also provides information about Chemical EOR projects workflow based on the presentation of screening criteria and field cases.
Reservoir engineers and petroleum engineers involved in Chemical EOR projects.
Basic knowledge in reservoir engineering, oil reservoirs drive mechanisms and reservoir simulation.
REMINDERS OF OIL RESERVOIR 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 flooding.
DISPLACEMENT THEORY & FRACTIONAL FLOW
Factors affecting oil recovery.
Mobility ratio and sweep efficiency.
Fractional flow theory.
Oil recovery calculation in homogeneous and stratified reservoirs.
Polymer flooding and classical types of polymers.
Polymer properties and behavior: rheology, viscosity, non-Newtonian effects…
Adsorption and retention mechanisms.
Design of polymer flooding.
Preformed Particle Gel (PPG).
Colloidal Dispersion Gels (CDG).
Simulation of polymer flooding.
Surfactant flooding and classical types of surfactants.
Alkaline flooding and classical types of alkaline.
Displacement mechanisms in alkaline flooding.
Selection criteria and tests.
Simulation of alkaline flooding.
ALKALINE-SURFACTANT-POLYMER FLOODING (ASP)
Displacement mechanisms in ASP flooding.
Experimental design and calculation of appropriate injection pore volumes.
SMART WATER INJECTION
Definition and principles of smart water method.
Smart water injection design and workflow.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
discuss the recovery expectations from reservoirs under primary, secondary and EOR methods,
discuss the mechanisms of various chemical EOR methods and related screening criteria,
list the types of chemicals used in chemical EOR and compare the way they affect oil recovery,
design and apply chemical EOR methods by using empirical, analytical and simulation tools and evaluate their performance.
Ways & Means
Interactive lectures and exercises.
Field case studies.
Chemical EOR simulation using dedicated industrial software.
An international recognition of your competencies.
A is delivered Advanced Certificate.
An expertise confirmed in Chemical EOR.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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