Midland College Petroleum Professional Development Center… Click here for more information

and the Applied Petroleum Technology Academy Present

A New Four-Day School Entitled

“New Developments and Best Practices: CO2 EOR and Residual Oil Zones”

August 8-11, 2017; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course Schedule and Curriculum



Day One – Post Waterflood Exploitation of Residual Oil via CO2 EOR and Reservoir Depressuring: Overview               


8:00     Welcome, Course Overview: CO2 EOR Best Practices and ROZ Exploitation:

and the Latest in Residual Oil Zone Understanding                                   Melzer

8:30     Current Status of CO2 EOR and ROZ Exploitation                                        Melzer

9:15     Overview of EOR Techniques and the Evolution of CO2 Flooding                Melzer


10:30   CO2 Demand, CO2 Sources, Natural and Anthropogenic (Man-Made),

and the Properties of CO2                                                                      Melzer

11:30   A Quick Look at Residual Oil Zones – Origins and Science              Trentham/Vance

Lunch (Offsite)

1:00     CO2 Transportation and Injection – Pipelines, Trucking, Metering                 Melzer

1:45     Reservoir and Production Practices – Miscible, Immiscible, Gravity Stable,

Processing Rates, Examples                                                                Wackowski

2:15     Downhole and Wellsite Equipment Needs                                                      Wackowski

2:45     CO2 Recycling, Plants & Processing – Dehydration, Sulfur/NGL

Separation, Compression                                                                    Melzer


3:30     Key Elements of Reservoir Geology                                                               Trentham

4:30     Overview: CO2 EOR and ROZ Business                                                       Melzer

Wrapup – Q&A



Day Two – Evaluating a Candidate Flood, Reservoir Response and Flood Operations


8:15     Flood Prospects: The Initial Evaluation and the Concept of Screening           Melzer

9:30     Flow Units and Reservoir Compartmentalization                                            Melzer

9:45     Reservoir Characterization                                                                              Trentham

11:00   Geophysical Techniques                                                                                 Trentham

Lunch (Offsite)

1:45     Modeling the Reservoir and Waterflood Response – Sweep Efficiency

Concepts and Rules of Thumb                                                            Melzer

2:00     Normalizing Flood Response – Actual Examples                                           Melzer

2:30     Optimizing the Flood, Reservoir Surveillance, Pattern Balancing,

Recognizing and Remediating Reservoir Sweep Problems                 Wackowski

4:30     CO2 Flood Simulation and Response Modeling Techniques                          Melzer



4:45     Key Features of CO2 Flood Operations                                                          Wackowski

Downhole Considerations

Operational Features Peculiar to CO2 – Beyond Waterflooding

Examples of Operator Differences

Wrapup – Q&A



Day Three – CO2 Facilities and Field Trip


8:00     Dehydration Processes                                                                        Nicholas, NCG Team

Compression Facilities

Sulfur Removal

Natural Gas Liquids Removal

Integrated Plants

Full Stream (Gas) Reinjection


10:30   Field Visit to a Large CO2 Flood and Plant Facility (Bring Steel Toe shoes and Hardhats   if you have them

Tour of CO2 Production and Injection Facilities

Tour of Recycle/Processing Facilities

            Box Lunch on Tour

5:00     Arrive back in Midland



Day Four – The Business Side of CO2 Flooding: Understanding the ROZ and the Latest in Horizontal Well Depressuring of the Upper ROZ (DUROZ)    


8:15     Review of Field Trip                                                                                       All

8:30     Continuation of Day 2 (Last Section, if needed)                                             Wackowski

9:30     Land/Mineral Considerations                                                                          Melzer

9:45     Fundamental of CO2 Supply Contracts                                                           Hargrove


10:30   Parametric Sensitivities and Rates of Return                                                   Melzer

11:00   Permian Basin and an Update on Current ROZ Research and

Field Project Results                                                                           Trentham

12:00   Lunch (Offsite)

1:15     A View at the Future – Vertical Profile Expansion (Case Histories-based)

and ROZ “Greenfield” Developments                                                Melzer

2:00     A Detailed Look at the Science of Anaerobic Bacteria on Rocks

and Fluids in the ROZ                                                                         Vance


3:00     Update on Current ROZ Field Project Results                                                Melzer

4:00     Latest on the PB ROZ Resource Assessment                                                Melzer

4:30     Day-by-Day Eval Forms

Wrapup – Q&A, Certificates

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