Maturing oil fields and inadequate reserve replacement ratios has resulted in pressure to increase recovery factors in all type of reservoirs. Because “easy oil” is gone, the recovery challenge grows as we move towards producing in difficult sources such as naturally fractured reservoirs, extra heavy oils reservoirs, ultra-deep offshore fields, and extremely tight oil fields.
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) has reached new levels of technology with low-salinity applications, more potent EOR-agents, and advanced conformance practices. Additionally, improved oil recovery (IOR) has made significant advances in imaging, characterizing, quantifying, reaching, and producing reservoirs. Yet current recovery processes and their applications still have serious technical, resource, and commercial hurdles in the current paradigms. Pushing recovery to higher levels requires a new mindset supported by innovative solutions now and into the future.
This SPE Forum will
This forum offers a unique opportunity for participants from all corners of the oil industry, government, and academia to come together and discuss new ideas and innovative solutions to increase EOR levels over the next 5-10 years.
SPE Forums are unique, by-invitation-only SPE events that bring together top technologists, innovators, and managers to address a specific industry challenge. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to contribute their experience and knowledge, rather than be spectators or students.
The objective is to create a collaborative, idea-generating arena that stimulates new ideas and innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry.
If you have a role to play in meeting the challenges of tomorrow head-on, apply today.
Participants at SPE Forums are selected by the Forum Steering Committee based on the ability to contribute to the discussion of the topic. Attendance is limited to maximize each person's opportunity to contribute.
Accepted applicants will receive their registration form and other materials within two weeks of the application deadline. For those requiring visas to attend the forum, please ensure that you leave sufficient time for your visa to be processed.