N625 - Heavy-Oil Recovery Processes 2: Thermal (CSS, SAGD), Solvents, and Innovations

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:
•	Steam Injection:  Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS), Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)
•	Solvent Injection
•	ElectroMagnetics
•	Fireflooding / Air Injection / In Situ Combustion / Toe-to-Heel Air Injection (THAI)
•	Hybrid and Sequenced Methods
Technology screening guidelines will be outlined and informative assessments of the various approaches will be provided.  

Part I is a separate course that address other recovery processes:  Cold Production and CHOPS, plus some aspects of flooding.  Open this link for additional information on Part I Heavy-Oil Recovery Processes 1:  Cold Production, CHOPS, and Flooding course.

Participants will learn to:
•	Examines specific recovery processes requiring heat or solvent:
              o	 steam-injection recovery processes such as CSS and SAGD
              o	 solvent-injection recovery processes
              o	 In Situ Combustion
              o electromagnetics
•	Provides a broad overview of heavy-oil recovery processes, for context and comparison
•	Reviews the properties of heavy oil and its current status in the world
•	Examines the various drive mechanisms required for heavy-oil recovery
•	Describes the geomechanics associated with injection processes
•	Provides relevant supplemental information

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
18-Sep-19 Calgary (1 day) $ 845 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Our World and Heavy Oil
  • Geomechanics Basics
  • Overview of Processes
  • Steam Flooding
  • Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)
  • Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS)
  • Solvents
  • In Situ Combustion (ISC)
  • Pressure Pulsing
  • ElectroMagnetics (EM)

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Patrick Collins, P.Eng. 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

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December 18, 2017, Project Engineer, Calgary
I would suggest that you give more details on the content of this course before people register to the training. I am very satisfied with the job of the instructor. I came with questions that I didn't ask because even they were related to SAGD, CSS etc. the subject was not part of this training (same for CHOPS. Thank you again!