Reservoir: "Cost Effective Recovery Optimization of Waterfloods"

Speaker: Kerry Sandhu
Speaker Kerry Sandhu
Kerry Sandhu is a Reservoir Engineer / Project Manager with over 14 years of technical experience in the international oil and gas industry.  In addition, he has over 5 years of operations manager experience and has led two international subsurface consulting offices in Calgary (Canada) and London (UK). Technically, Kerry ...

Kerry Sandhu is a Reservoir Engineer / Project Manager with over 14 years of technical experience in the international oil and gas industry.  In addition, he has over 5 years of operations manager experience and has led two international subsurface consulting offices in Calgary (Canada) and London (UK). Technically, Kerry has developed expertise in reservoir  characterization /analytics/ simulation in the areas of primary production of light and heavy oil, horizontal multi-stage frac wells for shale/tight oil, light/heavy tight oil, water and gas flooding, and EOR such as: CO2, polymers, and thermal recovery (steam, CSS, SAGD). Upon completing 100+ waterflood optimization simulation projects, showcased his expertise by instructing an industry respected waterflood surveillance/optimization course to 300+ professional geologists and engineers in the last few years (heavy oil and EOR courses also).


Currently, Kerry is working as a Principal Advisor in the Business Consulting group of Gaffney Cline & Associates.  He is using his technical reservoir engineering experience to provide operational and strategic insight to business consulting projects. 

Full Description

 In a low oil price environment, minimizing costs while maximizing recovery typically becomes a high priority for most operators.  There is a need to focus on reservoir surveillance and monitoring to improve existing waterfloods rather than focusing on exploration and the design of new secondary recovery schemes.  It will focus on quick analytical methods for performing waterflood diagnostics on fields and patterns to ensure maximum sweep efficiency is being achieved with current waterflood field development plans. 

 This talk will demonstrate a reservoir engineering workflow that is used to conduct surveillance and analyze waterflood performance. By conducting analytical waterflood diagnostics and optimization potential on waterflood field case studies; the concept of communication analysis will be introduced at a pattern/individual well level to specifically pinpoint areas with upside potential (water cycling/channeling, poor communication, etc.) where techniques such as gel treatments and pattern reconfigurations would be ideal. Lastly, a case study outlining various water shutoff techniques used to increase oil recovery from mature waterfloods will be presented.

Organizer Alexsandra Martinez

Contact information:


adinorah.martinez@gmail.com


A few slots available for students/unemployed at discounted pricing. Please contact the organizer if you are interested. The slots will be given on a first-come first-serve basis.


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When?

Thu, Apr. 21, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Sullivan's Steakhouse
4608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, Texas 77027
United States

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