Maximising The Value of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

Sponsored by: Lloyd's Register

Focused on:

  • Oil
  • Reservoir

Date: 15 March

Days to go: 51

Time: 3PM London/11AM New York

Assessing and overcoming barriers to IOR/EOR

Global oil consumption growth averaged 1.6 million barrels a day (MMBBL/day) for the second successive year in 2016. However, in the UKCS alone only 43% of the oil originally in place is currently expected to be produced. But with enhanced oil recovery technologies, such as polymer injection significant volumes of oil could be recovered from mature oil reservoirs.

As many basins around the world are maturing, and are at a stage where if Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) implementation is not accelerated, then the potential benefit may be lost. With ageing platforms and infrastructure, it is crucial for the field team to assess the remaining prize and assess the best way forward.

This webinar will focus on how to maximise the value of enhanced oil recovery, what the barriers are and how to overcome them, along with the importance of assessing Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) opportunities to maximise the base recovery prior to considering EOR. Ageing fields tend to have issues around improved oil recovery (IOR) optimisation related to the reservoir, wells and facilities. In this webinar we will focus on the selection of IOR/ EOR processes and their practicality based upon the subsurface (reservoir/ wells), facilities and infrastructure status and the ability to deliver incremental oil. We will then be looking at the IOR topics on produced water, scale management and sweep efficiency prior to the practicalities of applying chemical EOR (Low salinity, polymer) on an offshore installation.

Register to learn how to maximise the potential from your aging reservoirs.

Presented by

Dr Stuart Law,

Senior Reservoir Engineer

Dr. Stuart Law is a senior reservoir engineer with a multidisciplinary background and has over 13 years industry experience. Stuart is the Production & Recovery Enhancement subject matter expert and focal point for EOR within Lloyd’s Register, and has worked on a diverse range of field development and enhanced oil recovery projects both within the UKCS and internationally.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology & Petroleum Geology, MSc Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, an MSc Petroleum Engineering and PhD Civil Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. He was also co-author of the ‘low salinity state of play’ report reviewing the laboratory/simulation research in 2012 for DECC/Pilot and led the DECC EOR Field Reviews of UKCS fields in 2014-2015, and has published papers on low salinity waterflooding, geomechanics and polymer.

Key Learning Objectives

  • How to examine the recovery efficiencies of your reservoir and assess IOR opportunities
  • Typical IOR issues in reservoirs and potential solutions
  • Challenges and practical solutions to offshore EOR
  • Introduction to chemical EOR (Low salinity, Polymer)


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