EOR Training Courses

 Principles of Enhanced Oil Recovery

This five-day course is an introduction to the fundamentals of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), with emphasis on Chemical EOR methods (CEOR). Participants will learn the principles of CEOR flooding, including reservoir screening, laboratory tests, scale-up to reservoir volumes and process surveillance. More info.

 Introduction to Chemical EOR Laboratory Practices

Understanding laboratory techniques is critical in evaluating any Chemical EOR (CEOR) process. Students will have the unique opportunity to observe, understand and evaluate these essential lab tests with skilled Ultimate EOR staff. This course covers four general areas: lab safety, CEOR formulation development, polymer solution properties and core flooding procedures. More info.

 Chemical EOR Simulation Techniques

This course is a comprehensive study of chemical EOR simulation techniques using the mechanistic UTCHEM chemical flooding simulator. The models and capabilities of commercial reservoir simulators (Stars, Eclipse, etc.) will also be discussed. Participants will use these tools to simulate the life cycle of CEOR, from matching performance in laboratory tests to field-scale implementation strategies. More info.

 Introduction to Nanotechnology for Petroleum Engineers

This two-day course is a concise but well-organized introduction to the nanotechnology (NT) which the upstream oil industry is now vigorously adapting to develop its own unique applications for improved oilfield operations and oil & gas production. Participants will learn the nanotechnology fundamentals, be introduced to important NT products and applications from other industries, and learn about the current state of development of various NT applications in the upstream oil industry, which include innovative use of nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery; drilling and completions; reservoir sensing; and production operations and flow assurance. The participants will not only gain a well-rounded understanding of the vast range of the NT developments, but also develop an ability to identify those applications that have potential to satisfy their specific needs and to assess what steps are needed to bring those applications for practical use and tangible benefit. More info.