Reservoir: Analytical Waterflood Surveillance and Optimization

Speaker Kerry Sandhu
General Manager - Canada Gaffney, Cline & Associates    Kerry Sandhu, General Manager Canada, Gaffney, Cline and Associates a division of Baker Hughes Canada Company has worked on numerous reservoir characterization/reservoir simulation projects both locally and internationally. He graduated with distinction from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in ...

General Manager - Canada Gaffney, Cline & Associates


   Kerry Sandhu, General Manager Canada, Gaffney, Cline and Associates a division of Baker Hughes Canada Company has worked on numerous reservoir characterization/reservoir simulation projects both locally and internationally. He graduated with distinction from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Oil and Gas Engineering. He has worked as a reservoir engineer for 11 years where in addition to co-authoring several technical papers has worked on various reservoir engineering studies, including projects focused on tight oil reservoirs, waterflooding, CO2 immiscible/miscible flooding, naturally fractured reservoirs, offshore waterflooding of reservoirs, heavy oil waterflooding, thermal simulation (SAGD, CSS, and steam flooding), and horizontal multi-stage frac optimization. He is a registered professional engineer in Alberta and is a member of both SPE and APEGGA.

Full Description
Communication Analysis:  The Missing Piece
 
There are numerous published analytical and simulation methods for the design of waterfloods; however the literature has to an extent been silent on reservoir surveillance to help monitor and improve existing waterfloods.
 
This talk will focus on the general reservoir engineering workflow used to conduct surveillance and analyze waterflood performance.  This will be done by conducting analytical waterflood diagnostics and optimization potential on real waterflood case studies.  After examining waterflood diagnostics at a field/reservoir level, the concept of communication analysis will be introduced at a pattern/individual well level to specifically pinpoint areas with upside potential (water cycling/channeling, poor communication, etc) where techniques such as gel treatments and pattern reconfigurations would be ideal.
  
Over the last few years, the author has been involved in designing and implementing waterfloods in tight oil reservoirs such as the Bakken using multi-stage horizontal producers and injectors.  The upside potential of waterflooding these tight reservoirs and the key parameters to consider will be presented using simulation data as well as actual field results.
Organizer Kishor Pitta

When?

Thu, Feb. 28, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
Houston, Texas 77056
USA