Technical Program

Tuesday, 12 June, 1000–1230

Palomino A–C

Fluid Characterization

Session Chairpersons: Peter Gu, University of Regina; Daniel Yang, Canadian Natural Resources

Topics include measurements of fluid properties such as viscosity and phase behavior in the lab and in the field (by logging).

1000

157882

Electron-Induced Chain Reaction as a Method to Reduce Viscosity of Heavy Deasphalted Petroleum Fluids
M. Alfi, P. Da Silva, M.A. Barrufet, R. Moreira, Texas A&M University

1030

146107

Errors and Repeatability in VSARA Analysis of Heavy Oils
W. Wu, China University of Petroleum Beijing; M. Saidian, S. Gaur, M. Prasad, Colorado School of Mines

1100

157596

Downhole Heavy Oil Characterization Using 3D NMR and Modern Dielectric Logs
A. Al-Yaarubi, Schlumberger; N.I. Al-Bulushi, Petroleum Development Oman; R. Al-Mjeni, Shell

1130

157744

Phase Behaviour of C3H8-n-C4H10-Heavy Oil Systems at High Pressures and Elevated Temperatures
D. Yang, H. Li, University of Regina

1200

157360

Rapid Estimation of Heavy Oil Viscosities Using a Novel Predictive Tool Approach
A. Bahadori, Curtin University; A. Nouri, University of Alberta

ePosters

 

157791

Reservoir Identification and Hydrocarbon Classification with Logging Data in Bituminous Sandstone in Tarim Basin
Z. Jun, Y. Bin, School of Resources and Environment of Southwest Petroleum University; Q. Xinzhong, C. Weizhong, Tarim Oil Field Company of CNPC

 

157930

Prediction of Bitumen and Solvent Mixture Viscosity Using Cubic-Plus-Association Equation of State
M. Zirrahi, Sharif University of Technology; H. Hassanzadeh, J. Abedi, University of Calgary

1000–1230

Palomino D

Solvent I --Lab and Modelling Studies on Solvent Based Processes

Session Chairpersons: Mauro Cimolai, Laricina Energy; Bill MacFarlane, Nexen

This session covers evaluation of solvent-based processes using propane, butane, and NGL, by experiments and modelling.

1000

157905

Foamy Oil Behaviour in Solvent Based Production Processes
N. Bjorndalen, E. Jossy, J.M. Alvarez, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

1030

157853

Feasibility Study of Solvent-Based Huff-n-Puff Method (Cyclic Solvent Injection) To Enhance Heavy Oil Recovery
A. Qazvini Firouz, F. Torabi, Faculty of Engineering, University of Regina

1100

157904

Experimental Evaluation of Dispersion and Diffusion in UTF Bitumen/n-Butane System
T. Frauenfeld, C. Jossy, E. Jossy, B. Wasylyk, B. Meza Diaz, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures

1130

157938

One-dimensional Mathematical Modelling of Vapour Extraction (VAPEX)
X. Jia, F. Zeng, Y. Gu, University of Regina

1200

157799

Experimental Evaluation of Heated Vapex Proces
P. Haghighat, B.B. Maini, University of Calgary

1000–1230

Palomino E

Drilling and Completions I

Session Chairpersons: Stephen Arseniuk, Laricina Energy; Cameron Matthews, C-FER Technologies

This session describes some of the latest SAGD drilling and completion technologies, as well as ways to reduce the surface casing vent flow and gas migration problems.

1000

157261

Lessons Learned From Using New Chemical Recipe in Water Disposal Well for Acid Stimulation in a Dolomite Reservoir (Al-Khafji Field)
A.M. Al-Dhafeeri, Saudi Aramco; Y. Al-Dhaferi, Al-Khafji Joint Operations -KJO

1030

157735

Perforation Optimization for Regulating Production Profile of Horizontal Wells in Heterogeneous reservoirs
W. Haijing, X. Li, Dongsheng Petroleum Corporation, China; S. Xue, University of Petroleum, China

1100

157907

Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in New Well Construction
S.R. Charles, R. Deutman, D.K. Gold, Aera Energy

1130

157922

Elimination of Surface Casing Vent Flow and Gas Migration in the Lloydminster Area
K.G. Macedo, J. Schneider, C.J. Sylvestre, Sanjel Corp; Q. Masroor, Husky Energy

1200

158255

Sand Prediction by Different Criteria and a Validation by a Perforated Test in a Sandstone
Y. Wang, Petro-Geotech; E. Papamichos, SINTEF Petroleum Research

1000–1230

Palomino F–H

Facilities and Development

Session Chairpersons: Ian Buchanan, Husky Energy; Darcy Riva, Laricina Energy

Challenges in heavy oil processing and gathering systems as well as corrosion issues in pipelines and facilities are topics in this session.

1000

157832

Hydroxide Alkalinity Management Using Recycled Boiler Blow Down or Caustic In SAGD
G. Weagle, R. Maltman, Champion Technologies

1030

157831

Monitoring PPB Levels of Dissolved Oxygen in SAGD Facilities
G. Weagle, R. Maltman, Champion Technologies; A. Archer, Hach Company

1100

157811

Duplex and Super Duplex Stainless Steels, and Their Applications in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)
Z.J. Schulz, T. Reno, Rolled Alloys

1130

157894

The Challenges in Processing Heavy Oil
W.J. Georgie, C. Smith, Maxoil Solutions

1330–1700

Palomino A–C

Thermal I -- Thermal EOR Methods

Session Chairpersons: Kamran Jorshari, Husky Energy; Daniel Yang, Canadian Natural Resources

Several different EOR ranking techniques and screening toolboxes are the focus of this session. These will be of interest to participants involved in secondary and tertiary recovery methods including Vapex, CO2 injection, electrical heating, CSS, SAGD, hybrid processes, and two unconventional thermal technologies.

1330

 

 

1400

157037

Evaluation of the Hybrid Process of Electrical Resistive Heating and Solvent Injection Through Numerical Simulations
Z. Zhu, F. Zeng, University of Regina

1430

144625

Potential Application of Thermal Processes To Improve Extra Heavy Oil Recovery: A Simulation Numerical Study from Orinoco Oil Belt, Boyaca Area
M. Urdaneta, E.E. Castellanos Rodriguez, Y.E. Askoul, Petroleos De Venezuela SA

1530

157722

Thermo-Viscous Fingering in Heterogeneous Media
M. Sajjadi, J. Azaiez, University of Calgary

1600

157874

Full Field Applicability of MWAGD Process Coupled With Horizontal Well Pair Model To Recover Extra Heavy Oil and Bitumen
G. Bansal, A.K. Jha, N. Chauhan, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University; T. Sharma, Indian School of Mines

1330–1700

Palomino D

Solvent II -- Solvent and Gas Injection Methods

Session Chairpersons: Arun Sood, Cenovus Energy; Catherine Laureshen, Statoil Canada

This session covers the numerical simulation of CSI (Cyclic solvent injection) and VAPEX, as well as a lab study on using acid gas injection in CSI.

1330

157804

Field Scale Simulation of Cyclic Solvent Injection (CSI)
J. Chang, Devon Canada; J.J. Ivory, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

1400

157784

Upscaling Study of Vapour Extraction Process through Numerical Simulation
S. Xu, F. Zeng, Y. Gu, University of Regina; K. Knorr, Saskatchewan Research Council

1430

158499

Thoughts on Simulating the Vapex Process
D.L. Cuthiell, Self-employed; N.R. Edmunds, Laricina Energy

1530

157823

A Follow-Up Recovery Method After Cold Heavy Oil Production Cyclic CO2 Injection
A. Alshmakhy, B.B. Maini, University of Calgary

1600

157825

Use of Acid Gas (CO2/H2S) for the Cyclic Solvent Injection (CSI) Process for Heavy Oil Reservoirs
M.M. Huerta, J.M. Alvarez, E. Jossy, K. Forshner, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

1630

157807

Estimation of Heavy Crude and Tar Sand Oils Viscosity in the Presence of Diluents
A. Bahadori, Curtin University

ePoster

 

158341

To Start Up Super Heavy Oil or Bitumen Wells by Solvents after Drilling
J. Zhang, X. Zhang, SINOPEC Shengli Petr Admn Bureau

1330–1700

Palomino E

SAGD I -- General Practices

Session Chairpersons: Harris Naseer, Poreflow Energy Consultants; Jin Wang, Suncor Energy

This session discusses some general practices in SAGD process including forecasting, monitoring, steam conformance, and application of SAGD to naturally fractured reservoirs.

1330

157866

Successful Application of Discontinuous SAGD Technique To Maximize Oil Recovery in Alberta's Oil Sands
H.X. Nguyen, W. Bae, D.H. Nguyen, Sejong University; X.V. Tran, D.Q. Ta, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

1400

157915

The Benefit of Multiphase Flow Meters in SAGD for Production Optimization and Allocation Improvement
A.M. Abraham, Schlumberger Asia Services, J.K. Graham, F. Gaviria, Suncor Energy, J. Olson, B.G. Pinguet, Schlumberger

1430

157802

Real-Time Imaging of SAGD Steam Conformance By Using White Noise Reflection Processes
C.J. Leskiw, University of Calgary

1530

157923

Real Time Optimization of SAGD Wells
L.E. Gonzalez, T.X. Bostick, P. Ficocelli, Weatherford; R.E. Falch, EnCana Oil & Gas

1600

157202

Experimental Investigation of Heavy Oil Recovery from Fractured Reservoirs by Secondary Steam C Gas Assisted Gravity Drainage
A. Mohsenzadeh, M. Escrochi, S. Ayatollahi, M. Afraz, Shiraz University; Y.M. Al-wahaibi, Sultan Qaboos University

1330–1700

Palomino F–H

EOR I -- Immiscible Gas and Other EOR Techniques

Session Chairpersons: Brij Maini, University of Calgary; Andrew Seto, Penn West Exploration

Session features include laboratory, simulation and field Investigation of CO2 and other EOR techniques in heavy oil.

1330

157798

Simulation of Miscible Cyclic Injection Flows in Porous Media
Q. Yuan, J. Azaiez, University of Calgary

1400

157719

Pressure Maintenance and Improving Oil Recovery via Water-Alternating-CO2 Process in Thin Heavy Oil Reservoirs
S. Zheng, D. Yang, University of Regina

1430

157728

A Generic Modelling Approach To Evaluate the Application of Different EOR Techniques for High-Viscous Oil in the Russkoye Field In the Russian Arctic
W. Gaviria, S. Shmidt, I.D. Magdeyev, Schlumberger; I.S. Zakirov, ZAO "Rospan International"; I. Shaihutdinov, G.A. Gabisiani, TNK-BP

1530

157865

A Quarter Century of Progress in the Application of  CO2 Immiscible EOR Project in Bati Raman Heavy Oil Field in Turkey
S. Sahin, U. Kalfa, D. Celebioglu, E. Duygu, H. Lahna, Turkish Petroleum Corporation

1600

157819

Laboratory Researches of the Heavy Oil Displacement from the Russkoe Field's Core Models at the SWAG Injection and Development of Technological Schemes of Pump-Ejecting Systems for the Water-Gas Mixtures Delivering
A.N. Drozdov, N.A. Drozdov, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas

1630

157916

Associative Polymers Outperform Regular Polymers Displacing Heavy Oil in Heterogeneous Systems
F.R. Wassmuth, K. Green, J. Bai, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures

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