Present worldwide oil production is barely able to satisfy demand and the probability to discover sizable oil fields is rapidly decreasing. Major oil companies are addressing these issues by investing heavily in the development of methods to enhance recovery from their mature reservoirs hence the label ‘EOR'. Furthermore they have been targeting the production of known and large hydrocarbon deposits, which in the past have been difficult or uneconomic to produce, very heavy oil and tars in particular.
We intend to review the landscape of key technologies being used to boost the production of mature reservoirs and focus on those that offer the best economic promise. In addition we will also examine the basis and performance of heavy oil production techniques, including emerging technologies.
Who is it for?
The course targets experienced managers involved in the supervision of oil production staff from an upstream perspective. Because EOR techniques affect the quality of the oil produced the course will also benefit downstream engineers looking for efficient upstream-downstream integration. The success of EOR depends heavily on experienced field operators and solid reservoir engineering, therefore oil service company personnel and senior oil field software companies will greatly benefit from the course. It will benefit staff involved in present operations and also those planning field developments or future investments.
The course is aimed at mid to senior manager involved in oil company projects, oil company executives, team leaders and project managers in service companies, oil field hardware manufacturing and oil field related software companies.What will I be able to do after participating?
Attendees will have acquired a practical understanding of key EOR technologies. This will permit them to effectively discuss potential applications with their experienced engineering staff, manage expectations and reach informed decisions. They will be able to judge the level of maturity of an EOR proposal and recommend further evaluation if needed. They will have acquired some economic yardsticks to compare the pros and cons of EOR developments to competing investments.