Sessions Description

Session 1. Brownfields

  • Selection and feasibility study of EOR methods for brownfields;
  • EOR methods for brownfields: efficiency assessment
  • Implementation planning, monitoring and control
  • Injection of associated hydrocarbon gas in miscibility mode
  • High-pressure air injection (HPAI) in low-permeability reservoir
  • EOR application: risk assessment and development parameters forecast
  • Is physical and chemical method the main method for remaining oil recovery from depleted and watered reservoirs, are there any alternatives?

Session 2. Reservoir of Complex Structure

This session focuses on the reservoir of complex pore structure characterized by heterogeneities of a different scale: carbonates with different types of verbosity (including oil-bearing basement), active fault tectonics fields, oil and gas shale, oil source bed, etc.

  • Challenges and new approaches to laboratory research (determination of permeability and porosity for fractured reservoirs, analysis of wettability, analysis of pore volume structure, including digital core, etc.)
  • Use of seismic data to predict properties of the geological section
  • Integration of static and dynamic data: well logging in the open and cased trunk, sedimentological and diagenetic models, geomechanics, well testing, normal operation data
  • Development planning - primary and secondary methods (optimal completion of wells, system organization for formation-pressure maintenance, etc.)
  • Enhanced oil recovery methods

Session 3. Heavy Oil

The session covers EOR methods specific for heavy oil fields, deserving sufficient potential for implementation. This type of reserves, like no other, needs recovery efficiency improvement through EOR, including:

  • In-situ combustion, wet in-situ combustion
  • Thermal enhanced oil recovery: steam and gravity drainage (SAGD), cyclic steam flooding (CSS), hot water injection
  • Technological monitoring over steam injection and hot water injection
  • Steam injection with catalysts/solvents
  • Steam injection with catalysts/solvents: express estimation of economic efficiency
  • Steam injection with flue gases (steam-gas formation stimulation method)
  • Surfactant-steam injection
  • Flow-diverting technologies under thermal EOR methods (foam injection etc.)
  • Water shut-off technologies under thermal EOR methods
  • EOS package with asphaltene gradients and representative real-time sampling to assess "cold" and "hot" extraction.

Session 4. Volatile Oil and Gas Condensates

This session is devoted to gas and oil rims, oil and gas condensates, light and volatile oils. We will address the following questions:

  • Identification criteria for formation fluid type (oil, gas condensate, oil + gascap)
  • Optimal approaches to reservoir-pressure maintenance (displacing agent, a start time of treatment, injection modes)
  • Efficiency assessment of EOR methods
  • Approaches to the sampling of fluids, appropriate complex of PVT and filtration tests, specialized studies (slim tube). Specifics of laboratory experiments for fluid properties and EOR technologies (near-critical fluids, miscible displacement, determination of oil-gas relative permeability under conditions close to miscibility)
  • Near-critical fluids: PVT properties simulation (optimal types of equations of state, vertical and lateral gradients of fluid properties)
  • Monitoring of reservoir development taking into account the alterations of formation fluid phase state (application on EOR fields)
  • Gas EOR methods for a reservoir with a complex phase composition (injection into gascap, mixing displacement using hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon gases, cycling-process)
  • Gas shutoff/ fluid movement profile technologies for deposits with gascap

Poster Session

In addition to the main technical sessions, the program committee is interested in the organizing of Poster Session. Posers will give the participants additional opportunities to share their ideas and technologies. To get more information ant to participate in Poster Session you can contact Antonina Kozmina.

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