Applied Chemical EOR

Course Duration: 2 days | Time: 8am to 4pm | Course Locations: Lagos, Houston, San Diego, Bali

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Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery has been around for more than 40 years and its production today represents about 25 % of world’s EOR total.  CEOR production is  increasing as experience is gained in its application in more oil fields, especially ones with viscous oils.  Even in today’s moderate oil prices, CEOR can accelerate and increase the ultimate oil that can be produced while reducing water handling, thus improving economics. This short class is intended for technical people and decision makers who want to consider CEOR options to maximize oil recovery from their fields. CEOR require more laboratory capabilities and is more complex than most other EOR and this will be explained. The characteristics of different types of CEOR will be discussed and solutions will be offered to mitigate risks. Several case studies will illustrate current world-wide applications.
1.Overview of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) History and present status of CEOR Benefits of CEOR Key attributes of chemical-rock-fluid interactions
2.Process Design and Chemicals Polymer Colloidal Dispersion Gels Surfactant – Polymer Alkalinity-Surfactant-Polymer
3.Laboratory requirements
4.Field Operations Pilots and Field Trials Wells Facilities
5.Rate predictions
6.Class exercise
7.Case Studies Success and Failure factors
8.Conclusion and Summary
Oil and Gas Personnel who are interested in screening and applying Chemical EOR options to their oil fields