SPE Forum: Enhanced Oil Recovery in Unconventional Reservoirs 5 - 10 Nov 2017 San Antonio, Texas, USA

About the Forum

Reservoir description in shale oil and gas reservoirs has proven to be a difficult task, from the characterization of the nanopore system to field level upscaling. After drilling thousands of horizontal wells, we are still learning the key drivers needed to improve the primary production in low-permeability unconventional reservoirs. As operators gain confidence in their ability to profitably produce hydrocarbon from such reservoirs, they begin to test enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques and evaluate the commercial viability. While the reward is high and can ultimately impact the thousands of producing wells in Eagle Ford, Bakken, Permian, and other shale plays, it may also change the way companies approach future development of these reservoirs including surface facilities, wellhead designs, and well drilling and completions.

  • What constitutes EOR in unconventionals
  • Fluid properties
  • How to describe transport mechanisms in tight rocks
  • Geomechanics
  • Completion and well design
  • Planning and predicting EOR response through models and simulation
  • Gas injection pilot design
  • Pilot design, and scale-up

What is a Forum?

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!


Forum Guidelines

  • Brief, facilitated presentations promote maximum discussion.
  • Conducted off the record to support the free interchange of information and ideas.
  • Extensive note taking is not allowed.
  • Recording of any portion of the forum (photographic, electronic, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Information disclosed at a forum may not be used publicly without the originator's permission.
  • Participants are requested to omit reference to forum proceedings in any subsequent published work or oral presentation.
  • A written summary may be prepared and distributed to attendees after the forum with unanimous attendee agreement and SPE approval.
  • Participants are expected to attend every session.

Application Information

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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.

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