Optimizing Gas Fields Using Integrated Asset Modeling
This 1-day course offers practical, state-of-the-art techniques for optimizing gas field assets. Participants will learn techniques that are based on integrated asset modeling (IAM) through collaboration with an asset team to reach an integrated optimal solution. This course goes beyond standard nodal analysis by incorporating the entire reservoir and facilities. Participants will learn by reviewing case histories; will work on practical and useful problems on their own, then see the instructorsof the instructorspresentations and solutions to the problems.
Why You Should Attend
The biggest advantage of utilizing gas fields through IAM is that the results are consistent with facilities, well, and reservoir constraints and are more realistic. Utilizing this technology helps obtain answers quickly—extremely important for making business investment decisions with limited time. In the future, IAM will be linked to monitoring CO2 emissions as the effect of fuel consumption on facilities can easily be incorporated.
Who Should Attend
Petroleum, reservoir, production and facilities engineers, as well as asset managers interested in managing and maximizing profitability from their gas field assets should attend this course.
0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.
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Michael H. (Mike) Stein retired from BP in 2006 after 28 years of service, and is now a consultant specializing in enhanced oil recovery and integrated asset modeling. With BP, Stein was a team leader of the Integrated Asset Modeling Group in BP’s Technology Center in Houston. He also directed research on ways to apply integrated asset modeling to monitor corrosion and erosion in real time, and to couple integrated asset modeling with reservoir simulation. Stein holds three US patents, two in enhanced coalbed methane (ECBM) production and one in automatic waterflood history matching.
Stein holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri, and an MS and PhD in chemical engineering from Purdue University.
S.M. (Sam) Avasthi, PE, is president of Avasthi & Associates, a worldwide petroleum consulting company headquartered in Houston, Texas. He has extensive experience in oil and gas reservoir engineering and simulation, the revitalization of mature fields, EOR project design, as well as reservoir asset optimization and training. Sam Avasthi is an engineering alumnus of the Indian School of Mines, Imperial College of the University of London, and Texas A&M University. He earned his PhD in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, and was a Research Fellow in chemical engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Before founding his own company, Avasthi held senior-level petroleum engineering and consulting positions with a major oil and gas company and an international oil and gas consulting company. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, a senior member of SPE, and a technical editor for the SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering journal.
Luiz C. Amado, is an expert in reservoir engineering, PVT/compositional simulation and integrated asset modeling (IAM). He works with Avasthi & Associates as a principal reservoir simulation and IAM consultant, providing consulting and training in his areas of expertise.
Amado has over 20 years of oil and gas industry experience, working with Shell, Petrobras, Ecopetrol, Nexen Petroleum and Schlumberger. He has been involved in projects in Mexico, the Southern North Sea (Leman), Brazil (Bijupira and Salema fields), and other areas of South America and South Caribbean. He was also involved in many projects in the Gulf of Mexico (Llano field, Pliocene, Miocene, and Lower Tertiary plays, Hadrian, K2, and Santos, Campos and Espirito Santo basins).
Amado holds a BS in civil engineering from Federal Fluminense University, Brazil, an MS in petroleum engineering from Campinas State University, Brazil and a PhD in petroleum engineering from the University of Leoben, Austria. He is a long-standing member of SPE and has served on several SPE technical committees and conference boards. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Other Courses by Instructors
- Geological Sequestration of CO2 (Michael H. Stein, S.M. Avasthi)
- Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR and Introduction to CO2 Geosequestration (S.M. Avasthi)
- Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR and CO2 Geosequestration (S. M. Avasthi, Michael H. Stein)
- Practical Aspects of Thermal EOR (S.M. Avasthi)
- Practical Reservoir Surveillance and Management Techniques for Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Oil Recovery Projects (S.M. Avasthi)
- Practical Techniques for Screening Deepwater Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Prospects (Luiz Amado, S.M. Avasthi)