EOR To Be or Not To Be by xfy80579


									                                                                                                             27 – 30 April 2009
                         SPE APPLIED TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP                                                      The Pride Hotel
                                                                                                             Ahmedabad, India

Steering Committee             o           o
                         EOR: T Be or Not T Be                                                           >>Registration deadline:
                                                                                                           27 March 2009
N.K. Mitra
Chairman                                                                                                 >>Register by fax, email or
ONGC                                                                                                       online at www.spe.org/atws

A. Johari

John Hoppe
Shell Technology India

P Baruah
Oil India

Salil Banerjee
BG Production and

P Borthakur

Tom Chapman               Workshop Abstract
Cairn India               Despite the current fall in global crude prices, which is believed by most analysts to be transient, the interest in
                          EOR technologies remains and many projects, which have been planned in the recent past, may be implemented
M.M. Dwivedi
                          in the coming years. It is generally believed that EOR will be an attractive option in the coming years when the
ONGC                      production from mature fields would be declining and it will compete with new developments in more hostile
Harald Freissmuth
Weatherford               This SPE Applied T   echnology Workshop (ATW) will focus on the recent advances in EOR processes, and the
                          complete EOR cycle - from design to implementation. The workshop will provide an opportunity to share EOR
Ali Gheithy
                          experience and learning from leading experts and various companies, with technical discussions providing an
PDO                       ideal platform for exchange of ideas with each other. The workshop will also provide networking opportunities for
                          participants with experts from other companies.
Rajeev Goyal
Baker Hughes              The following topics will be addressed in the workshop:
                          •        Advances in EOR Processes-I (Thermal and Gas)
Vidyadhar Kamath          •        Advances in EOR Processes-II (Chemical, Microbial and others)
Reliance                  •        Design and Management
                          •        Engineering and Operations
Arun Kumar                •        Case Histories
Shell Technology India    •        EOR Challenges (Economics, Offshore, Energy Efficiency, Carbonates etc.)

R.V. Marathe              Who Should Attend
IRS                       The intended audience of this workshop include: Reservoir Engineers and Managers, Production Engineers, Geo-
                          Scientists, Geo-Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Asset Managers, Petroleum Engineers, EOR Researchers,
Reza Oskui                Surface Facilities Engineers and Manufacturers, Environmental Engineers, and Project Leaders.
                          About the City
Amitabh Pandey
                          Located on the banks of river Sabarmati, Ahmedabad is the largest city in the whole state of Gujarat. From the
Cairn India               year 1960 to 1970, it served as the capital city of Gujarat. However, later on, the capital was shifted to the
                          Gandjhinagar city. It was founded in the year 1411 by Sultan Ahmed Shah. It is owing to this reason that,
Rajiv Sagar
                          sometimes, it is also referred to as the city of Ahmed Shah.
                          Ahmedabad is the hub of trade and commerce in Gujarat and the commercial importance of Ahmedabad makes
T Sengupta
                          the city an important travel destination in India. Besides being home to a number of important industries,
ONGC                      Ahmedabad also has a number of majestic monuments, which remind us of the great historical and cultural past
                          of the city.
Sergey Stolyarov
BJ Services
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Sudhir Vasudeva
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The Pride Hotel is located in the elite Satellite area near S.G.        exchange for a completed workshop questionnaire.
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meet all aspects of a successful business event.
                                                                        This workshop qualifies for SPE Continuing Education Units
All 146 spacious guest rooms and suites harmonise elegant décor,        (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the Workshop.
contemporary furnishings with modern amenities. All guest rooms
feature a host of amenities, including Internet connection, in-room
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movies, cable television, direct dialing facilities and much more. It
is perfectly suited to accommodate all of the business as well as
budget traveler’s needs, but still offer a variety of pleasures for     This is a Non-Residential Workshop. The registration fees include
weekend getaways, such as an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and fitness         Welcome Reception and Networking Hour on 27 April, the Gala
center.                                                                 Dinner on 28 April, all workshop sessions, coffee breaks and
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Poster Sessions
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geographic origin, companies and disciplines will be encouraged.        Workshop.

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                                          TENTATIVE TECHNICAL AGENDA
Monday, 27 April                                                           and also to remove oxygen from 7mg to 20ppb for which both
                                                                           mechanical and chemical scavenging are required (like oxygen
1800–1900 hours:       Collection of Badges                                scavenger are injected prior to deoxygenation). After this treatment,
1900–2000 hours:       Welcome Reception and Networking Hour               the water needs to be chemically treated prior to injection in the
                                                                           reservoir (corrosion inhibitor and scale inhibitor are added in sea
                                                                           water to prevent corrosion and formation of scales in the system). To
Tuesday, 28 April                                                          prevent the formation of scales of strontium (Sr) and Sulphate
                                                                           (SO4=), two types of corrosion inhibitor are injected.
Session 1: Advances in EOR Processes 1
0900–1300 hours                                                            In this process some aerobic and anaerobic bacteria are also formed.
Crude oil is usually recovered in three distinct stages. The first stage   These are quite harmful for reservoir, proper bactericide treatment is
is the primary recovery where the natural pressure of the reservoir or     necessary. Generally 150ppm bactericide is injected for 4hrs every
gravity drives oil into the wellbore. Primary recovery typically           week.
recovers 10 to 35% of a reservoir's oil-in-place. The second stage is
the secondary recovery, which most often involves water or gas             Looking into the above, design of surface facilities for sea water
injection to supplement the reservoir energy, resulting in the recovery    injection is a challenging job.
of 20 to 40 % of the original oil in place. The third stage is the
enhanced oil recovery (EOR), also called tertiary oil recovery,            Session 4: Engineering and Operations
enables oil producers to extract as much as 30 to 60% of a reservoir's
                                                                           1400–1600 hours
original oil content. EOR may be accomplished through several
                                                                           This engineering and operations session will cover advances in
different methods depending on the crude and reservoir properties.
                                                                           drilling and completions technology, various production related
Several EOR methods are being applied to improve recovery and
                                                                           issues, design of surface facilities, and engineering aspects with
these are usually more costly and require careful considerations
                                                                           regards to successful implementation of EOR techniques in various
before they could be employed. This opening session will present and
                                                                           environments including challenging deepwater and remote areas.
discuss recent advances in EOR recovery techniques.
                                                                           The session will also address various technologies available for
                                                                           surveillance and monitoring of EOR project.
Session 2: Advances in EOR Processes 2
1400–1800 hours                                                            Session 5: Case Histories
Chemical EOR processes encompass application of polymers,
                                                                           1630–1800 hours
surfactants, alkalis, and combination of these (ASP) to improve oil
                                                                           A number of EOR techniques (e.g. thermal recovery) greatly increase
recovery. Micellar flooding is another extension of such EOR
                                                                           EHS challenges compared to usual field operations, and capturing
processes using micro-emulsions. Polymer flooding used as a
                                                                           lessons learned from real world implementations provide vital inputs
mobility control agent provides better volumetric sweep efficiencies in
                                                                           for future projects. Failure to incorporate these in the development
comparison to water flood. However, polymer flood is limited to
                                                                           planning process can result in unrealistic expectations of EOR
reservoirs with mobility ratio values in the range of 10 to 50 remaining
                                                                           recovery. Understanding the performance of an EOR project is
oil saturation above residual oil saturation. Many successful
                                                                           complicated by the uncertainty in base production from primary or
surfactant-polymer flooding pilots have been carried out. However,
                                                                           secondary processes, so a comprehensive program of field data
the challenges faced include identifications of right kind of reservoir,
                                                                           gathering and analysis is essential in assessing the incremental
upscaling of laboratory processes and cost in the present regime of
                                                                           benefit of the EOR project, and providing insight into actual recovery
low oil prices. Use of larger amounts of surfactant and polymer, better
                                                                           versus that predicted.
reservoir characterisation, better geological modelling and
engineering design, better well technologies, synergistic surveillance
                                                                           This session will review actual field implementations of EOR It will
plan for monitoring and control are some of the issues that need
                                                                           focus on operational challenges of EOR projects, the effectiveness of
attention in order to achieve higher oil recovery.
                                                                           data gathering plans in assessing the incremental production
                                                                           compared to the base field production, and provide insight into the
Microbial EOR is based on use of microbes along with the nutrients
                                                                           actual performance versus that predicted.
to produce metabolites useful in improving the recovery of oil. As per
US Department of Energy database (DOE) there are more than 600
reservoirs with over 12 billion of currently unrecoverable oil which are   Thursday, 30 April
potential target of MEOR. While MEOR holds great promise, the
technology has been until now limited to application in stripper wells     Session 6: EOR Challenges – Panel Discussion
that too mainly in Huff and Puff mode. The challenges for the process      0900–1330 hours
include understanding/controlling the kinetics of microbial                This final panel session will look at the challenges in implementing a
metabolites, relatively low incremental oil recovery, and limitation of    successful EOR project. Many of these are brought into sharp focus
application up to 90º C reservoir temperature.                             by considering offshore developments where the need for denser well
                                                                           spacing and additional processing facilities must be accommodated
Wednesday, 29 April                                                        within a tightly constrained deck space, and more complex logistics
                                                                           executed over longer distances and in harsher environments. There
Session 3: Design and Management                                           is a need for greatly enhanced reservoir surveillance to be able to
                                                                           “Close the loop” to effectively manage the more complex reservoir
0900–1300 hours                                                            processes, particularly in the case of heterogeneous reservoirs.
For any water flood project, sufficient quantity of water needs to be      There is an opportunity to improve the value of an EOR project by
injected in the reservoir for voidage compensation. There are different    accelerating its implementation. Start small, start fast, learn and
sources of water used for this purpose. In case of sea water for           expand, rather than the more traditional, long drawn out process of
injection, the water needs to be processed for removal and treatment       laboratory trials, field pilots, phase 1, and phase 2.
of solid particle, oxygen, iron and bacteria
                                                                           Our distinguished panel of experts will present their views on the
T remove all these constituents, proper and adequate surface               latest developments in the industry that will address these challenges
facilities need to be designed for sea water. Its pumping deoxgenation     before we open the floor for further stimulating discussion.
system and filtration unit should be designed in such a manner so that
it can remove total solids up to 95% depending on the quality of water

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