On April 21, 2012, the SPE Student Chapter CUPB held a technical lecture titled “Water Cresting Control with Bilateral Water Sink Technique in Horizontal Wells for Heavy Oil with Bottom Water”. The guest speaker was Dr. Qin Wenting, a graduate of Louisiana State University, and her main research interest included the exploration of heavy oil reservoirs with strong bottom water drives and enhanced oil recovery.
Dr. Qin introduced the Bilateral Water Sink (BWS), a new cold production technique to improve heavy oil recovery to the audience. The principle of the BWS method is to suppress water cresting by separately producing oil and water simultaneously from two vertically parallel horizontal wells completed in the oil and water zones.
Dr. Qin ended her presentation with a Q&A session.