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