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