Case Study First Thermal COLOSSUS Liner Hanger System Manufactured in Oman for Steam-Assisted EOR
PDO achieves goal of maximizing local content while acquiring highly specialized equipment to withstand cyclic steam stimulation (CSS).
Increase recovery factors in every reservoir
The traditional way of considering EOR only after initial production decline needs to change.
In this collection of videos, our technical experts discuss why planning for EOR from the earliest field development stages is the most efficient way to maximize ultimate recovery over the long term.
Figuring out how to mobilize remaining oil is just the start. Pushing that mobilized incremental barrel of oil to the surface through the heterogeneities of the reservoir via challenging wells and completions requires mastering all disciplines of the E&P value chain—from reservoir characterization to artificial lift.
This requires that all enablers of the EOR project space, from pore to stock tank, work in the right synchronization per the EOR plan. It also requires managing data from many sources, from the reservoir to surface systems, and all disciplines and scales.
Historically, EOR implementation was mostly an afterthought, considered only when primary and secondary production means were exhausted. Most fields today are past their prime, and traditional lengthy EOR investigations simply don't fit into the workflow of modern economics.
The fact is, achieving the maximum recovery factor requires initiating EOR at the early planning stages and monitoring events as they unfold so you can control and optimize the outcome.
Our approach to EOR provides an efficient "concept-to-field-trial" roadmap to boost production far faster compared with traditional workflows. And to ensure—not just promise—long-term success, we deploy proper monitoring and control systems to display your project's results in front-line view.
We developed a novel way of performing a quick validation of a particular reservoir's response to brine or a more complex EOR fluid over a wide range of formations.READ TECHNICAL PAPER
Our solution for unlocking full productivity is designing and implementing EOR-specific monitoring and control systems that pull together fit-for-purpose EOR agents, proven recovery conformance, and proper operation of wells and surface systems.
We leverage our deep subsurface capabilities and multiscale measurement technologies to craft EOR-specific monitoring and control systems that are effective for the entire project environment—from pore to surface facilities. These digital breakthroughs are crucial to improving the likelihood that EOR projects exceed expectations.
We start by identifying the most suitable EOR method(s) for your specific environment and reservoir type. Then, we develop a custom approach to take the concept to the field as fast as possible. Our smart systems guide us to determine the optimal number, location, and size of pilots to ensure that the engineering design is compatible with reservoir conditions.
Next, we focus on executing the field trial significantly faster compared with historical projects. After fine-tuning the EOR method, we prioritize field expansion using input from field-proven pilots and existing wellbores.
From input well logs, laboratory information, fluid data, core samples, completion and production data, and fiber-optic sensors, we translate all EOR-relevant information into actionable recommendations and management plans. Coupled with the ability to collaborate with our experts, the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of services and technology, and our global operations footprint, these new insights let you to optimize the ongoing EOR project.
Determine feasibility by evaluating, modeling, and simulating various EOR methods.
Transition EOR projects from models and simulations to sanctioned, full-field implementations.
Expand the scope of modeling, simulation, pilot, and monitoring services—and fold in new information as it is acquired.