Reservoir: SPE 2010-11 Distinguished Lecturer Paul Bondor - EOR – The Time is Now! Its Contribution to World Oil Supply

Speaker: Paul L. Bondor
Speaker Paul L. Bondor
BonTech Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2010-11 Lecture Season Paul Bondor retired from Shell after 35 years of technical and supervisory service. He has worked in EOR both in research ( including 5 years as head of EOR research in the Royal Dutch/Shell Group), and in operations, including thermal ...


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Society of Petroleum Engineers



Distinguished Lecturer 2010-11 Lecture Season



Paul Bondor retired from Shell after 35 years of technical and supervisory service. He has worked in EOR both in research ( including 5 years as head of EOR research in the Royal Dutch/Shell Group), and in operations, including thermal and CO2 miscible flooding projects, and in pilot tests of polymer and surfactants.



He has experience in primary development and waterflooding, both onshore and offshore (including the deepwater GOM). He holds B.S., M.S., and PhD. degrees from Case Institute of Technology. He has authored 14 technical papers.



Full Description
Enhanced oil recovery is perceived to have a history of unfulfilled promise.  However, both thermal and carbon dioxide flooding technologies have proven successful; surfactant and polymer flooding less so as a result of the sustained oil price collapse of the 1980s.
 
Forecasts of world oil demand and supply include both undiscovered resources and EOR as significant contributors.  With a world resource of some 9 trillion barrels, and production of just 1.1 trillion barrels to date, EOR has the advantage of knowing where its resources are.
 
In addition, plans to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide provides an impetus for the implementation of CO2 sequestration projects - these can improve recovery factors worldwide, not just in the Permian Basin.  Advances in polymer and surfactant flooding technology, and in oil field tools and techniques, make the application of those processes more robust.
 
EOR has not been present in the offshore; while applications present logistical as well as technical challenges, the offshore represents a large EOR opportunity.
 
To achieve and exceed the expectations of EOR's contribution to supply, innovative political and commercial approaches are needed; for example, agreements regarding CO2 capture and transportation, NOCs and IOCs sharing the risk as well as the reward in EOR applications.
 
Key idea:  Today's EOR is not your grandfather's EOR.  It represents a major challenge and opportunity, and efforts to realize this opportunity need to begin now.
Organizer Fady Chaban

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Thu, Apr. 28, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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