Reservoir: Integration of Subsurface Modeling and Surface Networks to Develop CO2 Source Field

Speaker: Erwinsyah Putra, Ph.D
Speaker Erwinsyah Putra, Ph.D
Speaker Title: Chief Reservoir Engineer Speaker Company: Kinder Morgan CO2 Company Speaker Bio:   Erwinsyah Putra is Chief Reservoir Engineer at Kinder Morgan CO2 Company.  He manages the Reservoir Management Solution and Technology Team. Prior to joining Kinder Morgan, he worked for the petroleum engineering department, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), ...

Speaker Title: Chief Reservoir Engineer


Speaker Company: Kinder Morgan CO2 Company


Speaker Bio:


 


Erwinsyah Putra is Chief Reservoir Engineer at Kinder Morgan CO2 Company.  He manages the Reservoir Management Solution and Technology Team. Prior to joining Kinder Morgan, he worked for the petroleum engineering department, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia as an assistant professor, the Petroleum Recovery Research Center at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMIMT) as a post doctoral research associate and for the petroleum engineering department at Texas A&M University, College Station as a TEES research engineering associate.


 


He holds B.S degree from ITB and M.S and Ph. D degrees from NMIMT. He served as a review chairman in the SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal. He received an Award of Appreciation as Review Chairman, 2005 Best SPE Technical Editor Award and the 2012 SPE Gulf Coast Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award. He has been involved in waterflooding and CO2 flooding projects in naturally fractured reservoirs, CO2 source project expansion projects, new CO2 field development, field development projects of oil and gas reservoirs, Surfactant-CO2 pilot projects and the beyond tertiary project.

Full Description

With current oil prices, CO2 floods become viable and continue to grow in importance throughout the world, especially in mature fields.  One of the important pieces of a CO2 flood is the CO2 itself. The presentation will describe how Kinder Morgan developed McElmo Dome, the giant  CO2 source field, to meet production targets.

 The field is located in rugged topography with deep impassable canyons within an archeologically sensitive area and on the flank of a large plunging anticlinal structure. The location of the field in the surface and subsurface creates complexity in field development and in modeling efforts. In this presentation, we will describe the process of building a simulation model with tilted water contact and matching the production and pressure histories.

The presentation will continue on how we selected the field development plan. We found that increasing compressor suction pressure would be the best plan to meet and maintain the production target. We will go through step by step on how we integrated the subsurface model and surface system to optimize CO2 production rates. Finally, this presentation will highlight the benefits of integration modeling applications for the McElmo Dome field development.

Organizer Miles Palke

When?

Thu, Jan. 23, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

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