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

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.

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  • Rock and Fluid Physics
  • Geomechanics
  • Reservoir Characterization and Predictive Reservoir Modeling
  • Lab Experimentation in EOR Applications
  • Well and Facilities Design
  • Completion Optimization
  • Pilot Implementation for EOR
  • Economic Sensitivity Analysis for EOR Applications
  • Research and Education


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