Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR and CO2 Geosequestration
This 2-day course is a combination of the following popular one-day courses offered by SPE since 2004:
- Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR and Introduction to CO2 Geosequestration
- Geological Sequestration of CO2
Almost 400 SPE members and others from around the world who have attended these one-day courses have provided valuable feedback for improvement. In preparing the new course, the instructors considered this feedback and allocated more time and detail to topics of most interest cited by the attendees.
This integrated 2-day course is based on the SPE Monograph Volume 22, Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding, published in 2002, and is an outgrowth of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin/ SPE CO2 Conferences and short courses held in Midland, Texas during the month of December for the past several years. The co-authors of the monograph presented a review of the monograph at the December 2002 conference. The authors’ presentations and the monograph were very well received by the conference attendees, and it is the instructors’ opinion that this course and the monograph should also be very well received by SPE members outside the Permian Basin area as well.
Most of the time will be spent discussing the practical aspects of CO2 flooding, keeping the discussion of the theoretical topics to a minimum, the economics of CO2 flooding (vis-à-vis water flooding), and CO2 geosequestration. Practical and useful problems to work on during class will be provided.
- CO2 Process Mechanisms
- CO2 Flood Scoping and Prophet Models
- Reservoir Engineering Aspects of CO2 Flood Project Design
- Corrosion in CO2 Floods
- CO2 Flood Well Design (and Integrity for CO2 Sequestration)
- CO2 Flood Surface Facilities Design
- CO2 Flood Implementation
- CO2 Flood Operations/ EHS Planning/ EHS Video
- CO2 Geosequestration / Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
- Impure CO2 MMP
- Scale-Up of CO2 Flood
- Using Prophet Program
- CO2 Relative Permeability
- CO2 Flood Scoping
- Compressor Design
Attendees will receive a workbook containing copies of the instructors’ PowerPoint presentations and solutions to the problems.
Why You Should Attend
There is growing interest around the world for improving oil recovery from oilfields by CO2 flooding, hydrocarbon gas flooding, and CO2 geosequestration. This course is a great opportunity to learn the practical aspects of these topics from seasoned veterans.
Who Should Attend
This course is for anyone interested in CO2 flooding, hydrocarbon gas flooding, or CO2 sequestration. Participants typically include petroleum, reservoir, and production engineers, as well as facilities engineers, managers, and government officials.
This integrated 2-day course is ideal for presentation in conjunction with SPE seminars and conferences in the United States, Canada, Latin America, North Sea, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia, and other regions around the world where there is tremendous interest in both topics of CO2 flooding EOR and CO2 geosequestration.
Attendees must bring laptops to class; Excel programs are provided.
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.
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Charles E. (Chuck) Fox is vice president of operations and technology at Kinder Morgan CO2 in Houston, Texas. He currently manages operations of the McElmo Dome CO2 source field and some 1,000 miles of CO2 pipelines. He is also responsible for his company’s oil and gas CO2 EOR operations, including the 5 billion-barrel Yates field, the 3 billion-barrel SACROC field, and the Snyder Gasoline Plant.
Fox has written on the practical aspects of CO2 flooding and has taught courses at the annual CO2 conferences held in Midland, Texas. He is a past chairman of the program committee of the SPE/DOE Fourteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery. Fox holds an MS in petroleum engineering from Stanford University and a BS in mechanical engineering from Rice University.
J.M. (Jay) Avasthi is the executive vice president and director of geoservices at Avasthi & Associates, a worldwide petroleum consulting company headquartered in Houston, Texas. He has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. He has authored or coauthored numerous technical publications, has taught several short courses, and conducted hands-on training workshops in his areas of expertise.
Jay Avasthi earned degrees in applied geology and mining engineering from the Indian School of Mines and an MS from the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Before joining Avasthi & Associates, he held senior-level research and supervisory positions at Chevron for several years. He is a long-standing member of SPE, a technical editor for the SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering journal, and has served as the SPE Los Angeles Basin section director and program chairman.
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.
Other Courses by Instructor
- Geological Sequestration of CO2 (J.M. Avasthi, S.M. Avasthi)
- Optimizing Gas Fields using Integrated Asset Modeling (S.M. Avasthi)
- Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR and Introduction to CO2 Geosequestration(Charles E. Fox, S. M. Avasthi, Michael H. Stein, J. M. Avasthi)
- 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 (S.M. Avasthi)