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Enhanced Oil Recovery: Techniques, Practices and Simulation

Dr. Ibrahim Yücel Akkutlu
Descripción del instructor

Is professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. After graduation and prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, Akkutlu began an academic career with the University of Alberta, Canada, teaching reservoir engineering courses. His main research interest is theoretical description of fluid flow, heat/mass transport and reactions in porous media. His work finds applications in reservoir engineering and production, particularly in the areas of unconventional gas recovery and IOR/EOR. His current academic research deals with the thermodynamics and transport of fluids in nanoporous materials, and with the scaling-up and homogenization of coupled transport (viscous and diffusive) and reaction processes in low-permeability geological formations exhibiting multi-scale pore structures. Akkutlu has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and as part of conference proceedings. He was a registered professional engineer of Alberta, is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, AIChE, the Petroleum Engineering Honor Society, Pi Epsilon Tau, and the American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE. He serves to the editorial board of SPE Journal and has been a technical editor for a variety of chemical and petroleum engineering journals. Akkutlu served SPE ATCE Recovery Mechanisms and Flow in Porous Media (RMFPM) subcommittee, 2007-2010. He received SPE outstanding associate editor award in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He received 2010 SPE Mid-Continent Region (North America) Faculty Travel Award.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This five-day course provides clear and concise information on reservoir engineering and reflects advances in enhanced oil recovery. The course will help engineers understand, simulate and practice the major enhanced oil recovery techniques. The course involves seven projects that are designed to allow practice of the oil recovery techniques using analytical, statistical and numerical simulation models. The numerical approaches are using CMG fluid models IMEX (three-phase black oil simulator), GEM (equation-of-state compositional simulator), and STARS (three-phase multi-component thermal simulator).

 

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

1. APPLIED RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

  • Oil and gas recovery mechanisms
  • Under-saturated oil reservoirs
  • Saturated oil reservoirs
  • Single-phase fluid flow in reservoirs
  • Pressure transient testing
  • Decline curve analysis
  • Reservoir flow modeling and simulation

 

2. CASE STUDIES

  • Project 1: Field performance evaluation and forecast using Monte-Carlo simulation
  • Project 2: Numerical solution of a one-dimensional single-phase reservoir flow problem

 

3. REVIEW OF ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY TECHNIQUES

  • Gas, chemical, microbial, and thermal recovery techniques

 

4. INTRODUCTION TO OIL AND GAS DISPLACEMENT THEORY

  • Microscopic displacement efficiency
  • Interfacial and surface tension forces; wettability; capillary pressure; relative permeability characteristics and measurement
  • Immiscible displacement processes
  • Fractional flow equation and frontal advance theory; frontal advance vs. bypass models
  • Macroscopic displacement efficiency
  • Formation heterogeneities and anisotropy; mobility ratio; injection and production well patterns
  • Miscible displacement processes
  • First-contact and multiple-contact (dynamic) miscibility; ternary-diagrams; condensing and vaporizing gas drive processes; miscible fluids and dispersive mixing; viscous fingering: initiation, growth and modeling
  • Emulsions in enhanced oil recovery.

 

5. WATERFLOODING PRACTICE

 

6. IMPROVED WATERFLOODING TECHNIQUES

  • Chemical Injection Methods

   - Surfactant
   - Polymer & mobility-control
   - Alkaline

 

  • Microbial EOR Methods

 

7. CASE STUDIES

  • Project 3: Waterflooding field study and simulation
  • Project 4: Surfactant flooding simulation

 

8. MISCIBLE GAS INJECTION METHODS

  • CO2 
  • Hydrocarbon (lean gas and enriched gas) 
  • Inert (nitrogen) gas and air

 

9. THERMAL METHODS, I

  • Cyclic steam stimulation
  • Steamflooding

 

10. CASE STUDY

  • Project 5: Five-spot CO2 flooding simulation

 

11. THERMAL METHODS, II

  • In-situ combustion
  • Forward, reverse, wet, and oxygen-enriched
  • Diabatic and adiabatic in-situ combustion models
  • Role of catalytic agents on in-situ combustion front propagation

 

12. SHORT-DISTANCE OIL DISPLACEMENT (SDOD) METHODS

  • Steam assisted gravity drainage, SAGD
  • Solvent vapor extraction, VAPEX
  • Toe-to-heel air injection, THAI

 

13. CASE STUDIES

  • Project 6: Five-spot Steamflooding simulation
  • Project 7: Ignition/extinction limits of in-situ combustion fronts

"Este curso hace parte del programa especial de capacitación: Diplomado en Explotación de Crudos Pesados". La participación en el diplomado es opcional y no constituye un requisito para tomar este curso.

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