SPEI: Field Piloting for EOR/IOR Schemes

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 Enhanced/ Improved Oil Recovery (EOR/ IOR) schemes in a given reservoir involve significant financial risks due to various uncertainties, it is prudent to ‘pilot’ them in a small, representative portion of the property. If determined to be technically and financially viable, the scheme could be subsequently expanded to a commercial size operation. Besides reducing uncertainties, pilots provide an opportunity to unravel/ resolve many potential issues. Therefore, specific objectives drive the nature of pilots and interpretation strategies. These in turn determine requirements for facilities, and operating guidelines including specific surveillance and monitoring plans. This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to review and learn various strategies for piloting Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR).

The instructor intends to present this course before the SPE meetings around the world, wherever there is an interest in developing field pilots for enhanced oil recovery. In teaching this course, the instructor plans to: (1) spend most of the time discussing the practical aspects of EOR pilots, and keep discussion of the theoretical topics to bare minimum, (2) discuss economics of EOR pilots, and (3) provide each course attendee a workbook containing copies of the instructors’ PowerPoint presentations, and solutions to the class problems.

Who Should Attend

This course will be of interest to petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers, production engineers, facilities engineers, managers, and planners involved or interested in field piloting of enhanced/ improved oil recovery schemes.

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

CEUs

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

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Wed, Nov. 30, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

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

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