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New Opportunities in Old Fields - NOF

PetroSkills
Training overview
Professional Course
Classroom
5 days
From 4,610 USD
Start dates
Houston
4,610 USD
8/16/2021

Course description

New Opportunities in Old Fields - NOF

Don't buy or sell a producing property before taking this course! There is nearly always upside in mature oil and gas fields that may be particularly profitable because of existing wells and infrastructure. The keys to successful exploitation of new opportunities include 1) recognition of the new opportunities, 2) quantification of the reserves, 3) evaluation of alternative methods of exploitation, and 4) economic analysis of depletion scenarios. Case studies and class problems address each of these key items and illustrate how new opportunities can be recognized and evaluated for many different types of oil and gas reservoirs. The computer-based problems will provide the delegate with utility programs and solution templates that can be used in the real world. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants. Appendix Topics: additional information for student reference or class review as appropriate, including decline curve analysis, rock and fluid properties, material balance, fluid displacement and coning, and reservoir simulation.

This course covers conventional reservoirs.

"I really enjoyed hearing information on CO2/WF operations and NOF opportunities because that is currently the type of assets I work. I liked the problems and getting to work in groups. I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot from it as well as the fellow people in the course." - Production Engineer, Midland, United States

"The collaborative nature of the course set it apart." - Production Engineer, Houston, United States

Who should attend?

Reservoir and production engineers, development geoscientists, asset team leaders, acquisition and divestiture managers, and other technical personnel involved in evaluation and exploitation of reserves in mature fields.

Training content

  • Why Opportunities Emerge: nature of reserves growth; operating practices and their effect on new opportunities; the contribution of evolving technology
  • Recognizing Opportunities: reservoir characteristics and production performance indicative of new opportunities, unraveling limited data, linking operator practices to new opportunities
  • Reserves versus Upside Potential: review of reserve classification, risk assessment, value of new information, data quality control and integration
  • Reservoir Heterogeneity and New Opportunities: categories of heterogeneity and their implications for new opportunities, reservoir compartmentalization, application of 3D seismic in old fields, identification of net pay, fractured reservoirs
  • Exploitation Opportunities: reservoir enhancement through fluid injection, redevelopment of mature waterfloods, infill drilling, its utility, application, and value; horizontal and multilateral wells including their use in displacement projects, re-completions in stratified reservoirs, de-bottlenecking gathering systems, produced water management, co-production of water for improved recovery

Certification / Credits

  • Recognize production and reservoir characteristics of old fields that indicate the potential for increasing reserves and value
  • Understand whether existing recovery factors are consistent with those that can be realized with effective utilization of the natural drive mechanism(s) and the appropriate use of improved recovery methods
  • Identify under-performing wells or field areas and recommend appropriate intervention
  • Determine the upside potential of a field, distinguishing between incremental reserves and reserve acceleration
  • Examine alternative re-development strategies by studying case histories and working example industry problems

About PetroSkills

PetroSkills

PetroSkills is the world leader in training and knowledge transfer in the oil and gas industry. For over 60 years, we have provided the highest quality classroom, virtual, online, simulator training, and e-Learning; all of which is directed and vetted...


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Reviews

Average rating 4.3

Based on 9 reviews.

Petroleum Engineer
(4)
Team exercises generated good conversations/learnings.
Petroleum Engineer
(5)
I will recommend this instructor and course to my colleagues. Awesome instructor! Very knowledgeable - he used several real life examples / case studies to buttress concepts being taught.
Production Engineer
(4)
Real world examples were helpful.
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