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Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

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About the course

This course will present the fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) applications. Concept and screening criteria for overall Enhance Oil Recovery types, injection process and simulation modeling approach will be discussed. Factors and reservoir properties affecting EOR injection process will be included.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Gain sufficient knowledge on different oil recovery methods
  • Understand EOR concept and screening criteria
  • Raise their understanding on different EOR types and injection process
  • Notice reservoir properties affecting EOR injection process
  • Respond on EOR reservoir simulation studies

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
  • Reservoir Life Cycle
  • Reservoir Fluid Properties
  • Reservoir Ultimate Recovery Factor
  • Reservoir Factors to be Considered While Recovery
  • Wettability & Relative Permeability
  • Capillary Pressure
  • Residual Oil Saturation
  • Imbibition and drainage
  • Hysteresis

### Day 2

  • Oil Recovery Methods
  • Primary Recovery
  • Secondary Recovery
  • Tertiary Recovery
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods (EOR)
  • EOR Concept
  • Miscibility Concept

Day 3

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods (cont’d)
  • EOR Types
  • Chemical Methods
  • Miscible Injection Methods

### Day 4

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods (cont’d)
  • EOR Types
  • Thermal Methods
  • Water-Alternating Gas Injection (WAG)
  • Other EOR Methods

### Day 5

  • EOR Reservoir Simulation
  • EOR Field Case Studies
  • End Session/Discussion

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for junior and experienced reservoir, simulation or peroleum engineers in addition to other geoscientists who seeks to have more knowledge on Enhanced Oil Recovery applications.

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