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IOR & EOR: Right Step for the Left Oil

5 – 7 December 2012

New Delhi, India | Hyatt Regency Hotel

About this Workshop


Most of the current oil producing companies are looking for various means to arrest the decline of their fields and augment production and improve recovery. In order to accomplish this, operators have embarked on implementing several techniques in the form of IOR/EOR. Many analysts feel that since oil in question is already discovered, but cannot be produced conventionally, it requires a step change in type of recovery, and implementation of IOR/EOR becomes the need of the hour. With several advances made in the area of drilling and completion, IOR/EOR projects will have a larger say in the overall growth of any production company. Particularly, the NOC's are embarking on an accelerated program of implementing such technologies.

Recovery is at the heart of oil production from a subsurface perspective, and if the average worldwide recovery factor can be pushed beyond current limits it will alleviate a number of issues related to global supply. Periodic revisits to development strategies, mid-course corrections are yielding rich dividends. Similarly, improved understanding of static and dynamic behavior of the system from pore scale to reservoir scale through new technologies is holding a lot of promise. Lowering cost of IOR/EOR solutions through improved drilling and completion techniques, low salinity waterflood, and use of microbials and other means of mobilizing left over oil are essential to develop attractive options. The applied technology workshop on IOR & EOR: Right Step for the Left Oil will focus on these topics—technologies from design to implementation.

  • Panel Session—IOR & EOR: Delivery Challenges
  • Life Cycle Concept—Case Studies
  • Reservoir Characterisation
  • Design and Implementation
  • Operations, Monitoring, and Management
  • Expanding Horizons
  • New and Emerging Technologies
  • Concluding Panel Session—IOR & EOR: The Future Ahead

Who Should Attend

Experienced individuals who will actively share their own case histories, experiences, and will actively contribute to the discussions. We expect participation from professionals involved as:

  • Reservoir engineers and managers
  • Production engineers
  • Geoscientists
  • Geochemists
  • Chemical engineers
  • Asset managers
  • Petroleum engineers
  • EOR researchers
  • Surface facilities engineers and manufacturers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Project managers

Participate as:

  • Delegate
  • Poster presenter
  • Discussion leader
  • Support the workshop

Visa Information

IMPORTANT: Please note most nationalities require a visa to enter India. Depending on the local consulate, India visa application process can take up to more than 2 weeks. SPE highly urges all delegates to apply for their visa as much in advance as possible to avoid delays and disappointments.

SPE Middle East, North Africa, and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.

Workshop Guidelines


Two days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the Workshop.