Reservoir: Practical Aspects of Reservoir Management and Production Optimization

Speaker: Dr. Ganesh Thakur
Speaker Dr. Ganesh Thakur
Dr. Ganesh Thakur is currently the President and Global Advisor for Thakur Services, Inc. Until June, 2014, he served as Vice President, Global Advisor and Fellow of Chevron Energy Technology Company. In this role, he provided technical advice and consultation on high impact offshore, onshore, heavy oil, and unconventional reservoirs. ...

Dr. Ganesh Thakur is currently the President and Global Advisor for Thakur Services, Inc. Until June, 2014, he served as Vice President, Global Advisor and Fellow of Chevron Energy Technology Company. In this role, he provided technical advice and consultation on high impact offshore, onshore, heavy oil, and unconventional reservoirs. He is well known for the emergence of reservoir management (RM) —in particular waterflooding—as a key interdisciplinary practice. Dr. Thakur served as the 2012 President of Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) International. He is an SPE Distinguished Member, and has served as Technical Director – Reservoir for the Board of Directors, and SPE Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Thakur has authored over 60 technical articles and presented over 250 lectures/short courses around the world. He earned a B.S. (Honors) degree with first rank in petroleum engineering from Indian School of Mines and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering plus an M.A. degree in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he earned an executive MBA degree from Houston Baptist University. 

Full Description

The goal of optimizing production and reservoir optimization is about increasing recovery efficiency and production rate, while reducing operating expenses and capital expenditures in a prudent way. Improving reservoir description, surveillance and analysis, and optimizing production performance during any stage of the primary and IOR/EOR processes increase recovery efficiency. Reservoir management (RM) is a comprehensive and integrated strategy for appraising, delineating, developing, producing, monitoring and optimizing recovery and production from a reservoir, and it is a key to the success of achieving the goal of optimization. The formulation of a depletion or development plan is an integral part of RM. Although the process of RM is dynamic, the development plan is based on a solid foundation and it is orchestrated judiciously considering: (a) reservoir description, (b) reservoir performance, (c) recovery methods employed – natural or improved (d) wells and facilities requirements, (e) environmental and safety considerations, and (f) economic and decision analysis. Optimizing production rates and recovery efficiency simultaneously is becoming a new “mantra” in today’s world. More detailed understanding of reservoir characterization, EOR processes, selective injection and conformance control, better understanding of reservoir physics, and designer wells are helping EOR to succeed in our industry.

 

Organizer Alexsandra Martinez

adinorah.martinez@gmail.com


956-249-0994


 


Sponsored by:


CMG


 

When?

Thu, Oct. 22, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, Texas 7707
United States

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