Waterflooding Concepts, Design Prediction, and Optimization
Instructor: Iraj Ershagi, University of Southern California
The course includes an overview of critical characteristics of petroleum reservoirs and injection fluids affecting the success of waterfloods. Various sources of data and measurement techniques and their cost effectiveness are scrutinized. The course examines simple procedures for the analysis of waterflood performance data using specific diagnostic plots with examples from actual waterfloods. It offers shortcut prediction techniques and chemical methods for enhancement of waterfloods. Hands-on class exercises focus on trouble-shooting methods related to causes originating from reservoir, wellbore, and/or surface facilities. Register now.
Horizontal Well Completions
Instructor: Steve Mathis, Baker Hughes
This course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells with either cased or open hole configurations, with or without sand control. It reviews the historical development of horizontal wells and completions and discusses drill-in fluids, hole displacement, cementing, perforating, stand alone screens, horizontal gravel packing, execution, and procedural guidelines for avoiding trouble, well surveillance, and operations after it is completed, and well intervention for reducing water-gas oil ratios. Register now.
Coalbed Methane Reservoir Analysis
Instructors: Steve Hennings, Norwest Questa Engineering, Brad Davis, Norwest Questa Engineering
This 1-day course outlines the unique characteristics of coalbed methane (CBM) reservoir analysis. It reviews the key reservoir data and how variations in the different coal properties impact production performance and recoveries. The course is designed for engineers, geologists, managers, investors, and others who are interested in learning more on how to evaluate CBM fields or prospects and where the CBM industry is headed. Comments and examples are also provided on quality-checking data.
Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals
Instructor: Larry Lake, University of Texas at Austin
This course teaches an integrated version of the basics of waterflooding and enhanced oil recovery (EOR). It illustrates the connection of each process to a few fundamental principles. The course then reviews the specifics of thermal and solvent methods, relating basic principles to the results of field cases. Register now.
Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation
Instructors: Grant Robertson, Anadarko Petroleum, Robert Gochnour, BP America
The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts and elements of reservoir simulation. It is an overview of simulation technology, taught from a physical perspective; there are no equations used in this course. Upon completion, participants will understand the basics such as why and how a model is built, data sources, how wells are modeled, and what a company is looking for in a reservoir simulation study. The various phases (from model building through prediction) and types (single-well, sector, full-field) of models will be discussed. This course will be very fast-paced and is for those who want an overview of simulation types before getting involved in more in-depth study or practice. Register now.
Reservoir Aspects of Horizontal and Multilateral Wells
Instructor: Sada Joshi, Joshi Technologies International
The course includes discussion on practical issues and reservoir parameters of horizontal well projects. The topics include formation damage, drainage areas, well spacing, well reserves, and rate calculations using steady and pseudosteady-state methods. The course also includes discussion on several field case histories and performance analysis of horizontal wells. Register now.
Coiled Tubing and Its Applications
Instructor: Ed Smalley, NOV CTES
This course presents coiled tubing (CT) as a tool for workover, drilling, and completion services. The course begins with a review of conventional CT workover and completion applications. The next portion describes the properties of CT, its manufacture, the surface equipment for running it, and subsurface tools for CT applications. A significant portion of the course covers the mechanical and hydraulic performance of CT including working limits, buckling, and fatigue. It also includes a discussion of CT drilling technology. Register now.
Reservoir Characterization: From the Laboratory to the Field
Instructor: Larry Lake, University of Texas at Austin
This course teaches integrated reservoir characterization from the basics of petrophysics through geostatistics. The emphasis is on flow properties of porosity, permeability, capillary pressure, and relative permeability. The course also discusses the statistics of the spatial distribution of these properties and illustrates the benefits of using these properties. Register now.
Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding and Sequestration
Instructors: Charles Fox, Kinder-Morgan CO2 Company, Michael H. Stein, BP America, Sam Avasthi, Avasthi & Associates, Jay Avasthi, Avasthi & Associates
This course covers the practical aspects of CO2 flooding and sequestration. It discusses reservoir engineering design aspects of CO2 floods, surface facilities, well design, and operations. It also analyzes potential problems and reviews case histories. Register now.
History Matching and Conditioning Reservoir Models to Dynamic Data -- CANCELLED