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  • Assessment of Forecast Uncertainty in Mature Reservoirs

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/21/2014

    Presented by Jorge Landa

    Modern and efficient reservoir management is imperative, given the ever-increasing demand for oil. Making the right decision on reservoir development utilizing all available data in a timely manner is the key to a successful operation. For mature reservoirs, this requires high-quality uncertainty assessment of long-term performance forecast estimations. One critical and difficult component of the total uncertainty in forecasting is the one that stems from the implicit uncertainty in the geological and reservoir simulation models. In fact, regardless of the amount of reservoir data that we collect, there is no way to define the reservoir model uniquely. This reality suggests that we use an integrated probabilistic framework and incorporate production data into the reservoir model to reduce the associated uncertainty in reservoir characterization and performance forecasting.

    The technical challenge is in obtaining a probabilistic description of the reservoir models. For mature reservoirs, this implies finding not one, but a large number of reservoir models that are consistent not only with the geological data but also with the production data. Applying smart sampling techniques combined with Monte Carlo simulation within a probabilistic framework, and utilizing available high-performance computing resources, it is feasible to find multiple solutions to the history matching problem. These solutions, in turn, can be used to estimate uncertainty for making good-quality reservoir management decisions in a realistic time frame. This presentation demonstrates the practicality of an approach to solve this critical problem using a real field example.

    Jorge Landa

    Research Consultant, Chevron Energy Technology Co.

    Jorge Landa is a research consultant in reservoir engineering with Chevron Energy Technology Co. in Houston, TX. His work experience before joining Chevron includes 15 years with Halliburton. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has written papers in the areas of history matching, uncertainty assessment, well testing and data integration in reservoir characterization.

    Jorge was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2007-08 lecture season.


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  • Completion of Hydrocarbon Bearing Shale Reservoir – SPE Distinguished Lecturer

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/17/2014

    Presented by George Waters

    The Distinguished Lecturer Program Presents:

    The development of source rocks as commercial hydrocarbon resources has dramatically affected the production of natural gas in the United States. A similar impact is now being made with the production of oil from organic shales. Exploitation of source rocks as reservoirs has generated interest around the globe with operators in many countries now evaluating the potential for their respective shales.


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    George Waters, Technical Manager, Unconventional Completions, Schlumberger.

    Mr. Waters is responsible for the geomechanical assessment and completion design of organic shale reservoirs under exploration and initial development outside of North America. He has performed appraisals of hydraulic fracture dimensions and producibility via laboratory and field measurements on multiple reservoirs in over of 20 countries on six continents.

    Mr. Waters has been involved in the stimulation optimization of organic shales since 2000 and has extensive experience in shale basins throughout North America. He is located in Oklahoma City. He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Francais du Petrole.

    Mr. Waters was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2009-10.

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  • Understanding and Managing Budgets

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    This course focuses on the basics of budgeting for organizations. It should prove helpful for any manager who needs to know about budgeting.

    You will learn about master budgets and the operating budgets managers use on a daily basis. You will calculate some simple budgets and will be exposed to cash budgeting. Other kinds of budgets (Activity-based budgeting (ABB); Zero-based budgeting (ZBB); Flexible budgeting; project budgeting) are also reviewed along with the process of budgeting.

  • Research Fellowship Award winners – Part 2: Advances on Sparse Representation of Reservoir Properties, Fluid Characterization Methods for Steam-Solvent Co-Injection, and Full-Resolution Simulations of Multi-Scale Processes

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/15/2014

    In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty. This webinar is the second of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Behnam Jafarpour, Ryosuke Okuno and Rami M. Younis.

    In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty.

    This webinar is the second of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Behnam Jafarpour, Ryosuke Okuno and Rami M. Younis.


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    Behnam Jafarpour

    Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

    Behnam Jafarpour is an assistant professor of petroleum and electrical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. From 2008 to 2011, he served as an assistant professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD in environmental engineering and a SM degree in electrical engineering from MIT.

    Jafarpour currently leads the Subsurface Energy and Environmental Systems lab at USC focusing on systems-based approaches to characterization and development of subsurface energy and environmental resources.

    Ryosuke Okuno

    Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

    Ryosuke Okuno has served as an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta since 2010. His research and teaching interests include enhanced oil recovery, thermal oil recovery, numerical reservoir simulation, thermodynamics, and multiphase behavior.

    Okuno has seven years of industrial experience as a reservoir engineer with Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd., and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta, Canada. He holds BE and ME degrees in Geosystem Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Rami M. Younis

    Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa

    Rami M. Younis is an Assistant Professor at the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering at The University of Tulsa. He is the Founder and Director of the Future Reservoir Simulation Systems and Technology (FuRSST) industrial research consortium. At FuRSST, he is working towards a future where predictive numerical simulators will literally write themselves, exploit their own insights into physics to expedite computation, and aid the invention of breakthrough technologies.

    Dr. Younis holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering and two MS degrees in Scientific Computing & Computational Mathematics and in Petroleum Engineering, all from Stanford University. He earned his B.Eng. degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Canada.

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  • PFC: Improving Business Decision Making to Improve Asset Development Economics

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/14/2014

    Incredibly the average E&P asset development over the past 15 years has had a generally dismal outcome and has delivered only 60% of the value (NPV) that it promised at sanction. Due to the increasing technical complexity and to some extent the demographics of the industry – both ours and our supply chain providers in EPC industry – we find ourselves unable to make consistent and robust profits on new field developments. This presentation looks at recent records of delivering E&P asset developments and their performance.

    You may not have made it to the presentation in Houston, TX, but there's no reason we can't bring it to you. By registering for this session, you can listen to the speaker as he spoke live and watch the slides broadcast from the presentation without leaving your desk...all for FREE.

    Incredibly the average E&P asset development over the past 15 years has had a generally dismal outcome and has delivered only 60% of the value (NPV) that it promised at sanction. Due to the increasing technical complexity and to some extent the demographics of the industry – both ours and our supply chain providers in EPC industry – we find ourselves unable to make consistent and robust profits on new field developments. The world of E&P developments is seriously challenged and if we do not change, things are likely to get much worse.

    This presentation looks at recent records of delivering E&P asset developments and their performance. We will assess how we have chased volume over value. We will then investigate what are symptoms of the problem – chasing the wrong value levers and in turn destroying production and reserves recovery. We will discuss issues such as speed over value, portfolio management in today's context and whether the state of our EPC supply chain helps or hurts our projects. However, we will focus our attention on what we believe to be the real root cause of our performance and the changes needed in our approach.

    E&P asset delivery takes a great deal of cross-functional work and cooperation and that is not being delivered. We will end the talk by discussing a possible solution – creating business accountability in the form of an Asset Development Manager – a Chief Integrator if you will – who is actually responsible for integrating this complex puzzle and delivering barrels.


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    Neeraj Nandurdikar

    Director, Independent Project Analysis, Inc

    Mr. Nandurdikar is Director of the Exploration and Production (E&P) practice at Independent Project Analysis, Inc. Neeraj provides strategic direction and oversees the global practice including customer relations, intellectual property development, research, and project consulting services. Neeraj has spent the past 15 years in an advisory role working with the EVPs, VPs, heads of projects, and functional leaders of more than 30 different O&G operators and service providers around the world helping them design, build, and optimize their organizations and project delivery systems to adapt to the ever-changing project environment.

    Neeraj has authored several papers published in Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), delivered keynote addresses, and served as a committee member for several SPE workshops and conferences. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for SPE's Economics & Management journal.

    Neeraj holds an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa and an MBA from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Hydrocyclones for Water Treating—The Science and Technology

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Presented by John M. Walsh

    Thirty years ago, the Colman-Thew paper was published describing the geometry and performance characteristics of a cyclone device for removing oil drops from water. Uptake of this technology occurred immediately throughout the industry.

    In this SPE Webinar, the fundamental science behind the hydro-cyclone will be discussed together with practical considerations of model selection and implementation within a separation process. Field experience related to separation performance, detection and prevention of fouling will also be covered.


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    John M. Walsh, SPE, is a principal engineer with GHD, an engineering and consultancy company specializing in water treatment. He recently retired from Shell where he was the global subject matter expert in upstream water treating.

    He has more than 20 years’ experience in the E&P industry, having worked in Shell technical centers for half of his career and in operating assets for the other half. He has designed water treating system, and has experience in nearly all areas of water treating for the oil and gas industry including conventional produced water treating systems, and water treating for waterflood, polymer flood, steamflood, sour hydrocarbons, and unconventional hydrocarbons.

    Walsh served on the SPE Board of Directors as the technical director for the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline. He earned a PhD in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Research Fellowship Award winners – Part 1: Fracturing Fluids, Improved Hydrocarbon Estimation and Role of Microfractures on Hydraulic Fracturing

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/08/2014

    In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty. This webinar will be the first of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Reza Barati, Zoya Heidari and A. Dahi-Teleghanii.

    In November 2012, SPE named the six inaugural winners of the SPE Research Fellowship Award. The award provides initial seed funding to new faculty for creative research ideas and enables them to secure initial research funding to establish their network and credibility with the industry, in their field of study. It is also directed at developing and retaining faculty.

    This webinar will be the first of two webinars, presenting the findings of three of the six award winners: Reza Barati, Zoya Heidari and A. Dahi-Teleghanii.


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    Reza Barati

    PhD, University of Kansas

    Reza Barati earned his PhD at the University of Kansas. He worked for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at the University of Wyoming before joining KU. His research interests include oilfield nanoparticles, characterization and simulation of conventional and tight shale reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling of unconventional shale plays, enhanced waterflooding through modification of injection-brine and CO2 Mobility and conformance control.

    Arash Dahi-Taleghani

    Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University

    Arash Dahi-Taleghani is an assistant professor in the department of Petroleum Engineering at the Louisiana State University (LSU). He is conducting research on geomechanical aspects of underground blowout, zonal fractures at injector wells, mechanistic modeling of hydraulic fractures, microseismicity and geothermal engineering. Arash has a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and is a registered engineer in the state of Texas. He earned his BS in Civil engineering and MS in Structural mechanics and material both from Sharif University of Technology.

    ​Zoya Heidari

    Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

    Zoya Heidari is an assistant professor at the Petroleum Engineering Department of Texas A&M University and is the Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow in Petroleum Engineering. She received a Ph.D. (2011) in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Zoya is the founder and the director of the Texas A&M Joint Industry Research Program on “Multi-Scale Formation Evaluation of Unconventional and Carbonate Reservoirs”. She is also one of the recipients of 2012 SPE Petroleum Engineering Junior Faculty Research Initiation Award to develop her research program on formation evaluation of unconventional reservoirs. Before joining Texas A&M University, Zoya worked with the Formation Evaluation Research Group at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include petrophysics, well-log interpretation, borehole geophysics, inverse problems, rock physics, and reservoir characterization of unconventional and carbonate formations.

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  • CSB report on Deepwater Horizon BOP

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/07/2014

    Presented by Stan Christman

    On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its report on the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer. Failures in this last physical barrier preceded the Macondo explosion, fire, and ensuing oil spill. This webinar will discuss analyses contained within the technical appendices that accompanied the CSB report whereby the CSB had access to all three phases of the BOP failure analysis data. Most of the major reports, except Transocean's, were either published before the final third phase was completed or did not have access or address the full set of data. Details that emerged in the third phase of testing are imperative to understand the failure of the BOP to seal the well.

    The webinar discussion will include how the incident unfolded, causes, contributing factors, and lessons to be learned. Additional organizational and operational failures were identified by the CSB and included in the main CSB report (http://www.csb.gov/macondo-blowout-and-explosion/), but are not topics addressed in this webinar.

    Following are the particular subjects:

    • Dynamic flow simulation results and a comparison with real time data (drill pipe pressure, returns flow, hookload)
    • Well integrity failure during the initial displacement for the negative pressure test
    • Negative pressure test interpretation
    • Development of well flow during the final displacement
    • BOP actuations by the crew; failure of the annular and sealing by a pipe ram
    • Buckling of the drill pipe and effective compression technology
    • How off-center buckled pipe prevented the blind shear ram from sealing
    • BOP deadman system problems and likely actuation
    • Possible impacts of friction from a closed pipe ram
    • Blind shear ram shearing capability
    • Use of BOP pressure sensors
    • BOP accumulator capacity


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    Stan Christman
    • Went to the California Institute of Technology, B.S. Chemical Engineering
    • Career with Exxon and ExxonMobil, retired 2003

    Work Experience: 

    Various drilling and production engineering and management assignments, USA Drilling Technology Manager, USA Operations Technology Manager, and Executive Engineering Advisor
    • Post retirement consulting work
    • National Science Foundation: Oversight Committee on the upgrade of the scientific deep ocean drill ship, JOIDES Resolution
    • U.S. Chemical Safety Board: failure analysis of the Macondo Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer

    Professional Activities: 

    Drilling Engineering Association, SPE, IADC, API • Co-founder of the Drilling Engineering Association (DEA)
    • 12 SPE and IADC professional papers on a variety of drilling topics, most dealing with offshore floating drilling.
    • SPE: ATCE Production Engineering Program Committee (1985 – 1987), SPE/IADC Drilling Technology Conference Program Committee (1999), ATCE Drilling Technical Committee (1999 – 2001, 2001 Chairman)
    • IADC/OOC Deepwater Well Control Task Force: Steering committee member (1998 – 2000)
    • IADC: Industry Service Award in 1998; Distinguished Service Award in 2003.
    • API: Special Task Group on MODU Structural Inspections (chair); Task Force on EPA Hazardous Waste Regulation Development (RCRA), Specification Task Group on Blowout Preventer Control Systems; Specification Task Group on Drilling Marine Risers

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  • Deepwater Topics

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/21/2013

    This is group of webinars that cover various topics on Deepwater topics:

    ***To learn more about each individual session, please click on each tab above. When you register, you are automatically registered for each event in the series.***

    This is group of webinars that cover various topics on Deepwater topics:

    Session I: CSB report on Deepwater Horizon BOP

    Session II: New Deepwater Technologies From JPT Young Technology Showcase

    Session III: Deepwater Well Construction Optimization


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    Deepwater Well Construction Optimization

    As our industry moves to new offshore frontiers, with exploration wells being drilled in increasingly deeper waters, this presentation will discuss some of the technical challenges present in such operations, the magnitude of the costs involved, the risks and the need for well-structured planning, operation follow-up and post-drilling analysis. This will include possible risk analysis studies, use of real time data and importance of compliance with safety and environmental standards and regulations. An approach to optimize deepwater drilling operations will be described.

    Speaker

    JC Cunha is Drilling Manager for Ecopetrol America where he is responsible for the company's offshore operations in the GOM and gives support for Ecopetrol offshore operations in South America. Prior to his current position JC was Well Operations Manager for Petrobras America working on the company's ultra-deepwater drilling program in the GOM.

    Previously Dr. Cunha was a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and before that he held several technical and managerial positions for Petrobras and Petrobras International in projects in South America, the GOM and Africa.

    He has authored more than 50 technical papers and also wrote chapters for two recently published SPE books. JC has a PhD in petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA. A past JPT Editorial Committee Chair, JC is currently the co-chair for the SPE Technical Communities Coordinating Committee (TC-CC).

    CSB report on Deepwater Horizon BOP

    On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its report on the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer. Failures in this last physical barrier preceded the Macondo explosion, fire, and ensuing oil spill. This webinar will discuss analyses contained within the technical appendices that accompanied the CSB report whereby the CSB had access to all three phases of the BOP failure analysis data. Most of the major reports, except Transocean's, were either published before the final third phase was completed or did not have access or address the full set of data. Details that emerged in the third phase of testing are imperative to understand the failure of the BOP to seal the well.

    The webinar discussion will include how the incident unfolded, causes, contributing factors, and lessons to be learned. Additional organizational and operational failures were identified by the CSB and included in the main CSB report (http://www.csb.gov/macondo-blowout-and-explosion/), but are not topics addressed in this webinar.

    Following are the particular subjects:

    • Dynamic flow simulation results and a comparison with real time data (drill pipe pressure, returns flow, hookload)
    • Well integrity failure during the initial displacement for the negative pressure test
    • Negative pressure test interpretation
    • Development of well flow during the final displacement
    • BOP actuations by the crew; failure of the annular and sealing by a pipe ram
    • Buckling of the drill pipe and effective compression technology
    • How off-center buckled pipe prevented the blind shear ram from sealing
    • BOP deadman system problems and likely actuation
    • Possible impacts of friction from a closed pipe ram
    • Blind shear ram shearing capability
    • Use of BOP pressure sensors
    • BOP accumulator capacity

    Speaker

    Stan Christman

    Went to the California Institute of Technology, B.S. Chemical Engineering Career with Exxon and ExxonMobil, retired 2003

    Work Experience:

    Various drilling and production engineering and management assignments, USA Drilling Technology Manager, USA Operations Technology Manager, and Executive Engineering Advisor

    Post retirement consulting work National Science Foundation: Oversight Committee on the upgrade of the scientific deep ocean drill ship, JOIDES Resolution U.S. Chemical Safety Board: failure analysis of the Macondo Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer

    Professional Activities:

    Drilling Engineering Association, SPE, IADC, API • Co-founder of the Drilling Engineering Association (DEA)

    12 SPE and IADC professional papers on a variety of drilling topics, most dealing with offshore floating drilling. SPE: ATCE Production Engineering Program Committee (1985 – 1987), SPE/IADC Drilling Technology Conference Program Committee (1999), ATCE Drilling Technical Committee (1999 – 2001, 2001 Chairman) IADC/OOC Deepwater Well Control Task Force: Steering committee member (1998 – 2000) IADC: Industry Service Award in 1998; Distinguished Service Award in 2003. API: Special Task Group on MODU Structural Inspections (chair); Task Force on EPA Hazardous Waste Regulation Development (RCRA), Specification Task Group on Blowout Preventer Control Systems; Specification Task Group on Drilling Marine Risers

    New Deepwater Technologies From JPT Young Technology Showcase

    This webinar event is mini-panel of young technologies deployed in deepwater which have been featured in JPT under the Young Technology Showcase series. It will feature a short keynote addressing the importance of new technology for present and future deepwater developments, followed by two presentations on Young Technologies.

    The two presentations include:

    1. A new Managed Pressure

    Drilling (MPD) technique called EC-Drill for use on floating drilling vessels.

    2. Today's oilfields are continuously increasing in complexity, risk and cost. Because of these constraints, the gathering of reservoir surveillance data with permanently installed sensors or production logging tools (PLT) may often be cost-prohibitive or technically unfeasible.

    Speaker

    Art J. Schroeder Jr.
    Manager for DeepStar® Deepwater Research Consortium

    Art has over 25 years experience in operations, engineering, construction, strategy development, and crisis management. He is currently providing consultancy services to DeepStar, a Chevron managed 80+ member consortium focused on collaborative space, deepwater technology identification and development. He sits on several corporate, professional, and civic boards and has published numerous technical papers

    Art was graduated from Georgia Tech with both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering, and from the University of Houston with an MBA, major in Finance and International Business. He has also completed several post graduate certificate programs.

    James Dech
    Senior Drilling Engineer, AGR Subsea

    James A. Dech has over 34 years in the upstream oil industry with nearly 27 years in the development and evaluation of the application of new technologies. He is currently a Senior Project Engineer for AGR Enhanced Drilling providing engineering, technical, and software support for the development of the new MPD (Managed Pressure Drilling) system they are developing.

    Prior to joining AGR, he worked in a similar capacity with Ocean Riser System and was an international consultant working for companies primarily in Mexico and Norway. He also worked was a Vice President for 6 years for Maurer Engineering and 12 years for Atlantic Richfield Company where he was involved with the initial development and field testing of the medium-radius horizontal drilling systems and participated in several horizontal drilling projects around the world. He has a BSPE from Marietta College, Ohio in 1979.

    Brock Williams
    General Manager RESMAN USA

    Brock Williams joined RESMAN as General Manager for RESMAN's North American operations in 2010. Prior to RESMAN, Brock spent 28 years working for BP in a variety of positions in Lafayette, Louisiana; Aberdeen, Scotland; Anchorage, Alaska and Houston, Texas. Brock's last assignment in BP was Intelligent Wells Project Manager where he worked with technology providers to develop reservoir surveillance technologies

  • Reservoir Surveillance of Mature Floods Using Streamline-based Workflows

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/02/2014

    Presented by Dr. Rod Batycky

    Streamline-based flow simulation has traditionally been viewed as a modeling approach that is complementary to other flow simulation methods. However, streamlines are also ideally suited to the much more common application of reservoir surveillance of mature floods. Because the streamline paths themselves yield well drainage regions and well-pair allocation factors, engineers can reduce complex production data down to the pattern level in a robust and physics-based manner.

    This webinar will begin with some fundamentals of streamline simulation and surveillance. We will also discuss the minimum amount of data needed to build a surveillance model and how to interpret novel streamline-based surveillance metrics. Lastly, we will show that by knowing well-pair connections and pattern efficiencies, this provides the basis of a simple flood optimization via updated well rate targets.


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    Dr. Rod Batycky is an expert in reservoir simulation with nearly 20 years of experience in reservoir engineering, flow simulation, and software development. He is a cofounder of Streamsim Technologies, Inc., which was founded in 1997 based on successful research he was involved with while at Stanford University. Today, Streamsim is the industry leader in streamline-based reservoir simulation and streamline-based engineering workflows for oilfield management. Dr. Batycky continues to be involved in development of new software workflows, engineering consulting projects, lectures, and training. He has worked first-hand on projects ranging from reservoir surveillance of mature fields, to full-field simulations of CO2, WAG, and polymer flooding for some of the largest fields in the world.

    Dr. Batycky received MSc and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford University, during which time he was also awarded SPE’s Cedrick K. Ferguson Medal. Previously he worked as a reservoir engineer with Shell Canada on a variety of projects including naturally fractured gas fields, mature waterflood revitalization, and source rock production. Prior to Shell Canada, he obtained a BSc in chemical engineering from the U. of Calgary. He is currently an associate editor for SPE-JCPT, a member of SPE, a registered P.Eng. with APEGA, and an author or co-author of several publications within the reservoir simulation community.

    0.15 CEUs offered.

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