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Industry Article: Aiming for an Integrated Approach

Schlumberger suggests incorporating EOR into field management practices as a norm, rather than leaving it until the end-of-life of a field.

Aiming for an integrated approach

Publication Date: 03/02/2015

Omer Gurpinar, Schlumberger Technical Director of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), describes new technologies that play a role in incorporating EOR into field management practices as a norm, rather than leaving it until the end-of-life of a field. New planning, monitoring and control systems are being developed for full-field implementation to accelerate EOR projects with more reliable tests. Multi-scale reservoir models can be developed with advanced EOR proof-of-concept technologies like MicroPilot single well in-situ EOR evaluation. Parallel to new field tests, enhancements in the Petrel E&P software platform can support analysis of EOR design and management.

If anticipated recovery challenges were considered earlier in field development planning, wells, completions and many other fundamental development features would be done differently, and that might benefit EOR projects in the long run. Most major fields are in decline or producing a lot of water or gas, so EOR-related activities are set to grow dramatically. Gurpinar anticipates that within 10 years, 30% of oil production will come from fields under EOR.



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