SPEI: Screening of Reservoirs for EOR/IOR

Speaker Dr. Ashok Singhal
Principal Consultant Premier Reservoir Engineering Services Ltd. Dr. Ashok K. Singhal, an expert in EOR technologies and horizontal well applications, is working with Premier Reservoir Engineering Services Ltd as a Principal Consultant, and provides consulting and training services in EOR. Dr. Singhal has more than 35 years of worldwide oil ...

Principal Consultant
Premier Reservoir Engineering Services Ltd.




Dr. Ashok K. Singhal, an expert in EOR technologies and horizontal well applications, is working with Premier Reservoir Engineering Services Ltd as a Principal Consultant, and provides consulting and training services in EOR.



Dr. Singhal has more than 35 years of worldwide oil & gas industry experience in heavy oil and tar sand, reservoir engineering, horizontal well technology, CO2 and thermal EOR, and waterflood projects. He has lectured on EOR and horizontal well applications, and other topics in his areas of expertise, around the world.



Dr. Singhal’s extensive experience working on gas flooding projects, around the world,  includes, but is not limited to: Willmar Hydrocarbon Miscible Flooding Pilot, Fenn-Big Valley South Lobe Hydrocarbon Miscible Flooding Project, Research Projects (Laboratory) on Asphaltene Deposition during Miscible Flooding and Insitu Upgrading Caused by Asphaltene Deposition, Application of Foams for Improving Volumetric Sweep of Miscible Floods, Research Project on Mechanistic Study of Vapex Operation, Turner Valley Immiscible Nitrogen Flooding, Dulang Immiscible WAG Pilot on an Offshore Platform, Research Project on Tertiary Miscible Solvent Recovery via Quaternary CO2 Injection, Evaluation of Immiscible CO2 Floods and CO2 Huff ‘n Puff Operations in Trinidad, Quaternary CO2 Flood Pilot at Swan Hills and also at Judy Creek, and Joint Industry Project on Business Case Assessment of Tertiary CO2 Flooding in Central Alberta Oil Pools.



Dr. Singhal is an engineering alumnus of Indian School of Mines, the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of California, and thereafter taught chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, and petroleum engineering at the University of Alberta. He worked in senior level reservoir engineering, gas flooding, thermal EOR, and supervisory positions in the conventional and heavy oil, and oil sands, departments of Gulf Canada, and in hydrocarbon gas and CO2 injection, and thermal EOR, research at the Alberta Research Council. He is a long standing member of the SPE.




Full Description
 

Description

Since development of Enhanced/ Improved Oil Recovery (EOR/ IOR) schemes in a given reservoir involves significant financial risks due to various uncertainties, it is prudent to screen them carefully ahead of major efforts and expenses for specialized laboratory investigations, EOR analyses/simulation or field tests. The decisions to proceed are straight forward if a scheme is determined to be very attractive or alternately, if the technical and economic factors render it to be clearly non-feasible. However, many schemes fall in the ‘grey’ area where ‘high-grading’ of the prospect and/or certain scheme modifications could make the IOR/EOR scheme viable. This workshop dwells on rationale and philosophy of the screening process to provide insights on identifying technical/ economic parameters with significant impact on feasibility of a given IOR/ EOR scheme. Appropriate laboratory tests, reservoir and simulation analyses and field measurements can then be planned to further reduce uncertainties. This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to consider applicability of various EOR schemes for different oil reservoirs. Participants are encouraged to bring data on reservoirs of specific interest to their companies for class discussions.

The instructor intends to present this workshop before the SPE meetings around the world, wherever there is an interest in advanced screening for enhanced oil recovery. In conducting this workshop, the instructor plans to: (1) spend most of the time discussing rationale behind screening criteria for EOR/ IOR and keep discussion of the theoretical topics to bare minimum, (2) discuss significant economic/ technical factors with impact on EOR methods, (3) give the workshop attendees some practical and useful problems to work on, and (4) provide each workshop attendee a workbook containing copies of the instructors’ PowerPoint presentations, and solutions to the class problems.

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be of interest to petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers, production engineers, facilities engineers, managers, and planners involved or interested in advanced screening of specific oil reservoirs for enhanced/ improved oil recovery schemes.

Since this topic is expected to attract large attendance, those who are interested in attending this workshop should register early.

The workshop registrants should plan to bring their notebook computers to the class to work on the class problems.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Tue, Nov. 29, 2011
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77042
US

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