March 12, 2009


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NOTE : Prior to the presentation, there will be a short business meeting (5 - 10 minutes) to vote on changes to the by-laws of the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Injection of CO2 into depleted and near-depleted oil reservoirs offers the potential for two mutually beneficial results - - increasing oil recovery while sequestering industrial emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). This presentation examines how alternative technology designs and operating strategies may enable industry to significantly improve CO2-EOR oil recovery efficiencies from the traditional 8% to 12% of original oil in-place (OOIP) to potentially over 20% OOIP, while also significantly increasing the sequestration of CO2.

The presentation draws on laboratory work, reservoir simulation and in depth assessments of significant CO2-EOR field tests that show promise for high oil recovery. The insights gained from these sources are combined to show how injecting larger volumes of CO2, integrating horizontal wells with close vertical well spacing, rigorously managing the CO2-EOR operation, and controlling the conformance of the CO2 flood could lead to increased oil recovery efficiencies from CO2-EOR.

The presentation then examines how the sequestration of CO2 could be optimized both during and after completion of the oil recovery phase in mature oil reservoirs.


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Speaker VELLO A. KUUSKRAA
PRESIDENT ADVANCED RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Mr. Kuuskraa has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is a recognized expert on the technologies of unconventional oil and gas resources, enhanced oil recovery and CO2 sequestration. Mr. Kuuskraa is a  Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer on …

PRESIDENT
ADVANCED RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC.


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Mr. Kuuskraa has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is a recognized expert on the technologies of unconventional oil and gas resources, enhanced oil recovery and CO2 sequestration. Mr. Kuuskraa is a  Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer on the topic of Enhanced Oil Recovery. He has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University and an MBA (Highest Distinction) from the Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board of Directors of Southwestern Energy Company and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor that recognizes contributions by the nation’s ethnic minorities.

 

In over 30 years since its inception, Advanced Resources International has become internationally recognized and respected for its work on http://www.adv-res.com/unconventional-gas-nonconventional-resources.asp">unconventional gas (http://www.adv-res.com/coalbed-methane-unconventional-resources.asp">coalbed methane - CBM, http://www.adv-res.com/organic-gas-shales-unconventional-resources.asp">gas shales, http://www.adv-res.com/tight-gas-sands-nonconventional-resources.asp">tight sands), http://www.adv-res.com/enhanced-oil-recovery-nonconventional-reservoirs.asp">enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and http://www.adv-res.com/geologic-carbon-sequestration-unconventional-reservoirs.asp">carbon sequestration (CO2 sequestration). ARI's team of 30-plus full-time geoscientists, engineers, business and policy analysts and support staff have worked with high profile government and private clients in the US and in over 30 countries. ARI has offices in the Washington (DC) area and Houston.

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner


Date and Time

Thu, March 12, 2009

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg, 43 Floor

800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas 77002
USA