In recent years there has been a major upturn in the number of fields applying or being considered for EOR techniques. It could be argued that this increase in activity is being driven by a more relatively stable, high oil price and the recognition that EOR applications have a limited window-of-opportunity. The challenges involved in piloting and taking a project to full-field are so immense that for some companies the risk is too great for the project to be approved. The risks involved are even higher when considering chemical EOR-type technologies which are the only options for some developments. The challenges to successful deployment range from chemical selection and topsides facility changes right across the industry spectrum to novel subsea architecture and completion design and production process upsets. Sound feasibility studies and a reliable reservoir characterisation are essential in evaluating a field for EOR applications. The CapEx involved in getting these technologies from evaluation to full-field is so immense that companies are starting to look at different models of funding initiatives and sharing risk.
This workshop will attempt to address the issues involved in using chemical EOR technologies. Options for risk sharing and project collaboration as well as potential governmental/regulatory incentives will also be explored. Using a combination of presentation, open discussion, case histories and networking, participants will be able to leave the workshop with positive take-aways resulting from sharing experience, knowledge and ideas from the lab to the field in an environment that will enhance our industry understanding of how successful offshore chemical EOR projects might be implemented in the future.
Workshops maximize 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.
Many 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 members of the press are not invited to attend.
Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.
In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).