Heavy-Oil Recovery Processes 1:  Cold Production, CHOPS, and Flooding

Course Overview
This stand-alone, one-day course provides technical professionals with an overview of current upstream heavy-oil production technologies and introduces new upstream production technologies that have been developed in the last several years.  This course focuses on cold primary recovery processes such as Cold Production and CHOPS, plus some aspects of flooding.  Technology screening guidelines will be outlined and informative assessments of the various approaches will be provided.  

Part II is a separate course that address other recovery processes:  thermal (CSS, SAGD, steam flooding), solvents, electromagnetics, and in situ combustion.  Open this link for additional information on Part II  Heavy-Oil Recovery Processes 2:  Thermal (CSS, SAGD), Solvents, and Innovations  course.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
12-Dec-17 Calgary (1 day) $ 845 CAD
24-Apr-18 Calgary (1 day) $ 845 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Our World and Heavy Oil
  • Overview of Heavy-Oil Recovery Processes
  • Drive Mechanisms and Foamy-oil Drive
  • Cold Production (CP) - no sand
  • Sand Control vs. Sand Management
  • Cold Heavy-Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS)
  • Geomechanics of Sand Production
  • Implementation and Workovers
  • Performance Comparison: CP vs CHOPS
  • Production and completion engineering aspects of CP and CHOPS
  • CHOPS in Horizontal Wells
  • Flooding

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Instructor

Patrick Collins is the president of Petroleum Geomechanics Inc. based in Calgary, Alberta, with engineering degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta. He has over 25 years' experience in heavy oil, oilsands, SAGD, CSS, CHOPS, and in geomechanics related to drilling and completions, wellbore stability, caprock integrity, minifrac analysis, rock stress analysis, formation overpressures, hydraulic fracturing, and sanding. Patrick consults internationally in heavy oil recovery and geomechanics, and is an expert witness in thermal recovery and geomechanics. He is a member of SPE, AAPG, CWLS, CSPG, CHOA, and APEGGA.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).