Course description

This course gives a comprehensive understanding of immiscible gas and compositionally enhanced recovery processes and the important variables that influence the gas flooding process. The course contains both theoretical and practical material so that an engineer can apply learned knowledge to his/her unique reservoir. The course discusses process optimization to reduce production costs while maximizing oil recovery and income. Compositional simulation using equations-of-state are used to demonstrate how to optimize gas design parameters for water-alternating-gas floods. Published case histories from around the world are reviewed to provide an understanding of what works where, what fails, and why. 


Petroleum engineers who want an in-depth knowledge of immiscible and miscible gas flooding techniques. The participant should have some basic knowledge of flow through porous media and should already understand water flooding fundamentals, including black-oil PVT behavior, Buckley-Leverett flow, and optimization of well placement based on reservoir characterization.


Course content

•    Reservoir characterization and phase behavior
•    Flow regimes and sweep
•    Immiscible gas/water flood mechanisms
•    First contact miscibility mechanisms
•    Multi-contact miscibility mechanisms
•    Reservoir simulation, WAG design, and performance forecasting
•    Performance and monitoring of field projects

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