SPE Online Education
Role of Heterogeneity and Wettability in SCAL Data and Recovery Processes
Includes a Live Web Event on 02/06/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Reservoir Rock & Fluid Heterogeneities and Variabilities - Impact on Recovery Processes
Heterogeneities at various measurement scales, nano scale (petrographic analysis), micro scale (Digital Rock, core analysis), bedding scale (core analysis & testing) and reservoir scale (3D and Time Lapsed/ 4D seismic) often exist depending on depositional environment and rock-fluid interaction. Maximizing recovery from petroleum reservoirs is dependent on reservoir properties, their variabilities and heterogeneities. Reservoir characterization is identification, quantification and integration of reservoir properties and their uncertainties as a function of space. Characterization of heterogeneities are essential for optimizing various recovery processes. In this presentation, examples of various heterogeneities and their impact on gravity drainage gas injection in a sandstone reservoir and natural waterflood in a carbonate reservoir are demonstrated.
This webinar is categorized under the Reservoir technical discipline.
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Mehdi Matt Honarpour is the CEO and President of the Honarpour Technology Company, HTC, LLC. He currently provides consulting and integrated training for Energy companies. Previously, he was the Principal Reservoir Engineer at BHP, the Global Reservoir Engineering Advisor at Hess Corporation, and a Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor at ExxonMobil. He has extensive experience in reservoir characterization and reservoir engineering and their impact on reservoir system performance. He has contributed extensively to the science and practice of rock-fluid characterization, integration of core analysis data, wire line log and well test data for conventional sandstone, naturally fractured carbonates and Unconventional reservoirs. He has done extensive work in the characterization of recovery mechanisms including chemical, gas injection/gravity drainage, low salinity water flood and MEOR. He was the coordinator of the laboratory study of CO2/H2S storage, CS&UST in Arab C aquifer. He has coordinated work in viscous oil, light oil, volatile oil, gas-condensate, and dry gas reservoirs. Matt has expertise in static and dynamic characterization deepwater GoM sandstone formations. He has worked on giant gas, gas-condensate and oil reservoirs around the world. Dr. Honarpour has several years of teaching and mentoring experience in both academia and in the petroleum industry. He has served as project manager of large, multidisciplinary projects. He has been an active member of SPE over the past 50 years. Dr. Honarpour contributed to the development of the API Subcommittee on Core Analysis, RP-40, published in 1998. He has published 3 books and many SPE, AAPG, SPWLA technical papers and presentations. Awards and Leadership Positions:
•Recipient of 2017 SPE Distinguished Member Award
•Recipient of 2013 SPE International Technical Review Award
•Recipient of the 2011 SPE International Formation Evaluation Award
•Outstanding SPE REE Technical Editor –2007
•President of the Society of Core Analysts-1988
•SCA Lifetime Achievement Award 2000, AbuDhabi
Yildiray Cinar (Moderator)
Yildiray Cinar is a senior reservoir engineer with Saudi Aramco. Previously, he was a senior lecturer at University of New South Wales and a postdoc at Stanford University. He holds a PhD from Claustral Technical University and BS and MS degrees from Istanbul Technical University, all in petroleum engineering. His areas of interest include special core analysis, reservoir management, EOR/EGR and CO2 sequestration in subsurface formations.
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