SPEI - Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding

Speaker Sam Avasthi and Jay Avasthi
Avasthi & Associates Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi, P.E., is President and Director of Engineering and EOR at Avasthi & Associates, Inc., a worldwide petroleum consulting company headquartered in Houston, Texas. In addition to managing the company that he founded in 1990 and that now provides Petroleum Engineering, Geomechanics and ...


Avasthi & Associates



Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi, P.E., is President and Director of Engineering and EOR at Avasthi & Associates, Inc., a worldwide petroleum consulting company headquartered in Houston, Texas. In addition to managing the company that he founded in 1990 and that now provides Petroleum Engineering, Geomechanics and Geosciences, CO2 Flooding EOR and CO2 Geosequestration, Chemical and Thermal EOR, Oil & Gas Well Fracturing and Stimulation, Management Consulting, and related consulting and training services around the world, he is active in providing consulting and training services in his areas of expertise.



Dr. Sam Avasthi has extensive worldwide oil & gas industry experience in oil & gas reservoir engineering and simulation, mature oilfield revitalization, CO2 Flooding EOR project design, evaluation and optimization, gas, gas-condensate, volatile oil, and black oil reservoir asset optimization, and training. He has lectured on numerous topics in his areas of expertise in the United States, Japan, South-East Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. He is a co-instructor of the popular SPE courses on the topics of ‘Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR’ and ‘Geological Sequestration of CO2’, and two new SPE courses on the topics of ‘Practical Aspects of Thermal EOR’ and ‘Optimizing Gas Fields’.



Dr. Sam Avasthi is an engineering alumnus of Indian School of Mines, Imperial College London, and Texas A&M University. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and thereafter was a Research Fellow in Chemical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He worked in senior-level petroleum engineering and consulting positions with a major international integrated oil & gas company and a major international oil & gas consulting company for several years before founding Avasthi & Associates. He is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in Texas, a senior member of the SPE, and a Technical Editor for the SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Journal, SPE Production & Operations Journal, and the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology.



 



Dr. J. M. (Jay) Avasthi is Executive Vice President and Director of Geoservices (Geomechanics, Geosciences and CO2 Geosequestration) at Avasthi & Associates, Inc., a worldwide petroleum consulting company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and provides consulting and training services in his areas of expertise.



Dr. Jay Avasthi has extensive worldwide oil & gas industry experience, including several years with Chevron Corporation in geomechanics, well stimulation, rock properties, wellbore stability, and sand production prediction research and supervision. His expertise includes acquisition, calibration and use of the in situ stress data for oil & gas well construction and production, and for waterflood and CO2 flood enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project performance improvement; and solving fracturing stimulation, waste disposal through injection, wellbore stability, wellbore mechanics, and sand production prediction problems. He has authored/ co-authored numerous technical publications and a patent, and taught several short courses, and conducted hands on training workshops, in his areas of expertise, around the world. He is a co-instructor of the popular SPE courses on the topics of ‘Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR’ and ‘Geological Sequestration of CO2’.



Dr. Jay Avasthi is an alumnus of Indian School of Mines (where he earned degrees in Applied Geology and Mining Engineering), the University of Minnesota (where he earned a M.S. degree in Geo-Engineering, with specialization in Rock Mechanics), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (where he earned a Ph.D. degree in Mining Engineering, with specialization in Rock Mechanics). He worked in senior-level engineering, research and supervisory positions at Chevron for several years before joining Avasthi & Associates. He is a long-standing member of the SPE, a Technical Editor for the SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Journal, and has served as the SPE Los Angeles Basin Section Director and Program Chairman.



Full Description
 

Description

This course is based on the SPE Monograph Volume 22, “Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding”, published in 2002, and is an outgrowth of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin/ SPE CO2 Conferences and short-courses held in Midland, Texas, in December, for the past 12 years. The co-authors of the monograph presented a review of the monograph at the December 2002 Conference. The authors’ presentations and the monograph were very well received by the Conference attendees, and it is the instructors’ opinion that this course and the monograph should also be very well received by the SPE members outside the Permian Basin area as well. The instructors intend to present this course before the SPE meetings around the world, wherever there is an interest in improving oil recovery from oilfields, by CO2-flooding or by hydrocarbon gas flooding, and in CO2 geosequestration, a topic of growing interest to the SPE members around the world. In teaching this course, the instructors plan to: (1) spend most of the time discussing the practical aspects of CO2 flooding, and keep discussion of the theoretical topics to bare minimum, (2) discuss economics of CO2 flooding (vis-à-vis water flooding), (3) give the course attendees some practical and useful problems to work on, (4) discuss CO2 geosequestration wherever there is interest in this topic, and (5) provide each course attendee a workbook containing copies of the instructors’ PowerPoint presentations, and solutions to the problems.

The instructors, all seasoned engineers and longstanding members of the SPE, offer their extensive experience and expertise in practical aspects of CO2 flooding to teaching this course to the SPE members around the world.

Who Should Attend

Petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers, production engineers, facilities engineers, managers, government officials, and others involved or interested in CO2 flooding or in hydrocarbon gas flooding, for improving oil recovery from oilfields around the world, and in CO2 geosequestration.

Since this topic is of tremendous interest to the SPE members around the world, presentation of this course is expected to attract large attendance; therefore, those who are interested in attending this course should register early. Since Excel programs will be provided in the class, the course registrants should plan to bring their notebook computers to the class.

CEUs

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

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Sun, Oct. 30, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Mountain

Where?

SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Denver, Colorado
USA

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