SPE Online Education
Water Management Optimization with New Subsea Solutions Improves the Performance of Offshore Fields
Recorded On: 05/11/2023
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Water injection is the most common method to maintain voidage replacement and reservoir pressure, and to sweep oil towards the producing wells. Ultimate recovery is highly dependent on successful reservoir management and sweep by water injection. The ability to act on dynamic reservoir and production information is essential to maximize value. The different phases of the life cycle, from an initial ‘dry’ oil production to late life with significant water production, call for different solutions. Traditional topside development for offshore fields restricts the opportunities to effectively adapt due to high cost and lack of flexibility. Moving processes subsea with a modular approach allows for optimizing water management and, consequently, field performance in a more sustainable manner. All these technical concepts are thoroughly discussed during the webinar.
This webinar is categorized under the Production and Operations technical discipline.
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Torbjørn Hegdal is the Manager, Business Development for NOV Completion & Production Solutions, Subsea. He has 30 years in the oil and gas industry, primarily working with Shell International, Enterprise Oil and other companies. He has held various Vice President, Asset and Business Unit Management positions, responsible for managing ownership in a number of offshore assets like Troll, Jotun and Valhall. Recently, he has worked commercializing new subsea technology, particularly related to subsea water treatment and water injection. The adoption of new disruptive technology has involved strategic discussions on subsurface and field developments with many operators across the world, including other business segments such as desalination and green hydrogen production.
He holds a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Technology in Norway, and an MBA from the Norwegian Business School.
Patricia E. Carreras (Moderator)
Patricia E. Carreras is the general director of the energy consulting company Blue Moon Strategies. She has more than 25 years of international experience leading and advising majors and independent energy companies on field development planning leveraging reservoir simulation. Additionally, she is a public speaker, mentor, and coach on topics of sustainable development, leadership, diversity and inclusion, and cross-cultural effectiveness. Carreras has worked based in the USA, Mexico and Argentina.
She is an active member of SPE, currently serving as 2022–2023 chair for the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee. She is a past member of the SPE Business Management and Leadership Committee (BMLC). Carreras is one of the authors of the first-ever D&I survey launched by the BMLC in May 2020. She is the chair of the SPE Gulf Coast Section (GCS) Continuing Education Committee, which received the2021–2022 SPE GCS Outstanding Committee award under her tenure. Carreras received the 2020–2021 SPE GCS Exemplary Volunteer award.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. She successfully completed the Business Sustainability Management training from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in 2022.
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