Topic outline

  • Thermal Injection - Steam Flood

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of steam flooding using thermal injection for petroleum production and reservoir engineers and their supervisors, chemical engineers associated with crude oil production in areas of high viscosity and technical field personnel and services company representatives to obtain or increase the understanding of the overall concepts and principles of thermal injection processes.
    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on steam flooding using thermal injection Discuss the steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well completion design considerations and data-driven well completion planning
      Illustrate injection process, cyclic steam stimulation, steam zone development, displacement of oil and wettability alteration Differentiate hot water flood versus steam injection and carryout screening for steam-flooding
      Ensure optimal recovery and apply enhanced oil recovery via steam injection Apply various methods of EOR, cyclic steam stimulation and EOR thermal methods comprising of heavy and viscous crude
      Discuss heavy oil data and the basics of steam injection covering alternate, stages and criteria Estimate approximate RF by mechanisms in heavy oils and employ hot water injection and air injection
      Review ICS process scheme, scheme of oxygen consumption profile and screening of EOR thermal methods Recognize geologic screening criteria and screening criteria for steam injection methods and horizontal wells
      Illustrate EOR thermal methods, high pressure air injection (HPAI), EOR recovery mechanisms, hot water flooding, in-situ combustion and thermal heavy oil recovery (THOR) Differentiate THOR versus conventional thermal EOR as well as identify the key benefits of THOR
      Identify the different kinds of reservoirs recovery and explain recovery parameters screening and recovery parameters for enhanced oil recovery methods Apply the primary methods of production from the reservoir, natural mechanisms and gas cap drive mechanism
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of steam flooding using thermal injection. It covers the steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well completion design considerations and well completion planning; the injection process, cyclic steam stimulation, steam zone development, displacement of oil and wettability alteration; the hot water flood, steam injection and screening for steam-flooding; the optimal recovery and enhanced oil recovery via steam injection; the methods of EOR and cyclic steam stimulation; the heavy oil data, basics of steam injection, alternate, stages and criteria; the approximation of RF by mechanisms in heavy oils; the hot water injection and air injection; the ICS process scheme, scheme of oxygen consumption profile and screening of EOR thermal methods; and the geologic screening criteria and screening criteria for steam injection methods and horizontal wells.
        During this course, participants will learn the EOR thermal methods, high pressure air injection (HPAI), EOR recovery mechanisms, hot water flooding, in-situ combustion and thermal heavy oil recovery (THOR); the conventional thermal EOR and the key benefits of THOR; the different kinds of reservoirs recovery, recovery parameters screening and recovery parameters for enhanced oil recovery methods; and the primary methods of production from the reservoir, natural mechanisms and gas cap drive mechanism.
        • Module 1 - SAGD Well Completion Design Considerations

          Contents:
            • Data-Driven SAGD Well Completion Planning
            • Let Well Performance Guide SAGD Strategy
            • CoViz 4D: Insight for SAGD Well Completion Design
            • Video: SAGD Solutions
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Steam Flooding

            Contents:
              • Introduction
              • Injection Process
              • Steam Flooding
              • Steam Zone Development
              • Displacement of Oil
              • Wettability Alteration
              • Light-Oils
              • Fracture
              • Gravity Over-Ride
              • Infill Drilling
              • Hot Water Flood vs Steam Injection
              • Screening for Steam-flooding
              • Optimal Recovery
              • Video: Steam Flooding
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 3 - Enhanced Oil Recovery Steam Injection

              Contents:
                • What is Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR ?)
                • Methods of EOR
                • Steam Injection
                • Cyclic Steam Stimulation
                • Steam Flooding
                • Advantages
                • Disadvantages
                • Economic Considerations
                • Video: Steam injection and infusion system Animation
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - EOR Thermal Methods [Heavy, Viscous Crude]

                Contents:
                  • Introduction to EOR Thermal Methods
                  • Video: Introduction to EOR Thermal Methods
                  • Comparison of Heavy Oil Data (some fields
                  • Thermal Methods
                  • Steam Flooding (SF) - Continue (patterns)
                  • Steam Injection Calc
                  • Approximate RF by Mechanisms in Heavy Oils
                  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)
                  • SAGD Steam {Schematic} Chamber
                  • Main Reservoir Properties of International SAGD Projects ( as of 2011)
                  • SAGD Numerical Simulation: Impact of Reservoir Permeability (Kv/Kh = 0.6)
                  • Hot Water Injection
                  • ISC : Air Injection (simulation data)
                  • ICS Process Scheme
                  • Scheme of Oxygen Consumption Profile
                  • "Screening of EOR Thermal Methods "
                  • Geologic Screening Criteria: Heterogeneity
                  • Screening Criteria for Steam Injection  Methods and Horizontal Wells
                  • Overview of EOR Thermal Methods
                  • Example of RDP under Steam flooding:
                  • High Pressure Air Injection (HPAI): Cedar Hills, North Dakota)
                  • Final Comments
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 5 - Thermal EOR

                  Contents:
                    • Introduction
                    • Types of EOR
                    • Thermal EOR
                    • Types of Thermal EOR
                    • Steam Flooding
                    • SAGD
                    • CSS
                    • Hot Water Flooding
                    • In-situ Combustion
                    • Video: EOR Methods: Miscible Flooding and Thermal Recovery
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - Thermal Heavy Oil Recovery (THOR)

                    Contents:
                      • THOR vs Conventional Thermal EOR
                      • THOR Key Benefits
                      • THOR: Initial Geoscientific Modelling
                      • Video: Improving Heavy Oil Recovery
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 7 - EOR Methods Best Method for Enhanced Oil Recovery from Sarvak Reservoir and Analyzing Sensitive Parameters

                      Contents:
                        • Introduction
                        • Primary Methods of Production from the Reservoir
                        • Video: Reservoir - Solution Gas Drive
                        • Methods of Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
                        • Mechanisms
                        • Limitations and Problems
                        • Gas/CO2 Injection in Immiscible Way
                        • Water Injection
                        • Waterflood Progression
                        • Injection Paths
                        • Permeability
                        • Injection of Chemical Materials
                        • Polymer Injection
                        • Technical Description
                        • Mobility Ratio
                        • Water and Gas Alternative Injection (WAG)
                        • Mechanism and Process
                        • Microbial EOR Methods
                        • MEOR Disadvantages
                        • Recovery in Fractured Reservoirs
                        • Fractured Reservoirs of 2nd Type
                        • Fractured Reservoirs Type 3
                        • Heavy Oil Reservoir Recovery Methods
                        • Heavy Oil in the World
                        • Heavy Oil in Iran
                        • Recovery of Heavy Oil
                        • Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS
                        • Limitations
                        • Surface Mining
                        • Thermal Methods
                        • In-situ Combustion
                        • Technical Description
                        • Steam Injection
                        • Cyclic Steam Simulation/Injection, Steam Soaked, Huff and Puff:
                        • Limitations
                        • Water Flooding by Steam
                        • Hot Water Injection
                        • Using New Technologies In Heavy Oil Recovery SAGD Process:
                        • Environmental Impact
                        • VAPEX Process
                        • Environmental Advantages
                        • Comparison with SAGD
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 8 - The Process of Oil Recovery from Mund Field

                        Contents:
                          • Geological Setting of Kuh-e-mund Oil Field
                          • STOIIP
                          • Petrophysical Modeling
                          • Best Enhanced Oil Recovery Method for Kuh-e-mund Field of Sarvak Reservoir
                          • Thermodynamic Properties of Oil and Steam
                          • Steam Quality
                          • Research Method
                          • The Model Description
                          • The Model Network
                          • Properties of the Reservoir Rocks and Fluid
                          • Results and Discussion
                          • Base Case Analysis
                          • Steam Injection Rate
                          • Cost Analysis
                          • The Position of Injection and Production Wells in the Reservoir
                          • Surveying the Distance Between Injection and Production Wells (Vertical)
                          • The Survey of Matrix Porosity
                          • The Survey of Matrix Permeability
                          • Conclusion and Recommendations
                          • Module Quiz
                        • Post-Test

                          Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.