The Art of Brownfield Rejuvenation
Brown fields today can be regarded as marginal fields and successfully redeveloped. This one-day course develops the strategies for developing brown fields. It covers the complete assessment of the additional oil and gas recovery potential from reservoir performance evaluation, remaining oil and gas reserve mapping, feasible IOR and EOR approaches, and to the construction of integrated production systems for cost effective development of the brown fields.
As globally recognised, effort to increase oil and gas production shall be a combination of developing new discoveries and maximising the production from existing fields. Brown fields today still have significant reserves compared with those of the new discoveries. As a petroleum engineer, it is important for you to understand the challenges and options of brownfield redevelopment. Topics include:
Session 1. Do you know your Brownfield today?
- Reservoirs and Classification
- Drive Mechanisms and Development Strategy
- Reservoir Performance and Oil Recovery
- Reservoir Pressure and Rock-Fluid Property Change
- Flow Assurance and Production System Degradation
Session 2. Where are the remaining oil and gas reserves?
- Well Placement and Hydrocarbon Depletion
- Oil and Gas Migration and Contact Movement
- Reservoir Model Update and Modification
- Reconstruction of Hydrocarbon Saturation Maps
- Redetermination of Reserve
Session 3. What IOR and EOR can do for you?
- Idle Well Rejuvenation
- Infill and Sidetrack Well Drilling
- Water and Gas Injection Optimisation
- Improving Drainage and Sweep
- Changing Pore Level Rock-Fluid Properties
Session 4. To construct a Low Cost Integrated Production System!
- Water and Sand Production Management
- Reservoir Contact Well Penetration and Placement
- Low Cost Well Architecture
- Smart Well Completion
- Subsurface to Surface Production System Integration
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for petroleum engineers involving in various phases of technical and engineering studies, and for those in resources management and investment for brown fields and marginal fields’ development.
Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and or/ certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.
Dr. Keng Seng Chan is currently a principal reservoir engineer for PETRONAS, Malaysia. He was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the season of 2009-2010 and the recipient of the 2011 North Asia Pacific Region Technical Award for Production and Operations.
Throughout his 35-year career in the oil and gas industry, he held various key positions in research and development, new technology and field operation technical support and management, and performed as reservoir study team leader and advisor for various field redevelopment projects.
At this present position, he also serves as the advisor for technical endorsement of Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) for offshore field development and redevelopment in Malaysia. He holds BS an MS degrees in Physics from the University of Rangoon, MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.
Dr. Rahim Masoudi is a Principal Reservoir Engineer for Petroleum Resource Development at PETRONAS and adjunct professor for University Technology at PETRONAS, and he has more than 15 years industrial and academic experience. Masoudi served as SPE Distinguished Lecturer in the 2011-2012 season, and he will also be receiving the 2012 SPE Northern Asia Pacific Regional Technical Award on Reservoir Description and Dynamics. He published a book and more than 60 international journal and conference papers, holds 3 patents, supervised more than 30 MS and PhD students in petroleum/reservoir engineering in various areas and carried out more than 30 reservoir studies.