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Advanced Technology and Laboratory Testing for Reservoir and Production Optimization

Dr. Edmond Shtepani Westport Technology Center Houston, July 2010


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Introduction
Intertek Westport Technology Center provides a full range of technical services to the Oil and Gas Industry: Laboratory Analyses Research and Training Consulting

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Areas of Expertise

Enhanced/ Improved Oil and Gas Recovery Reservoir Formation Evaluation Geochemistry and Geological Studies Production Chemistry Drilling Fluids Evaluation Field and Wellsite Services State-of-the-Art H2S Isolation Laboratories

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Introduction
Oil recovery operations traditionally have been subdivided into three stages

Oil Recovery

Primary

Secondary

Tertiary or EOR

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Oil Recovery

Oil Recovery

Primary

Secondary

Tertiary or EOR

Primary Recovery The initial production stage, resulted from the displacement energy naturally existing in a reservoir.

Natural Flow Artificial Lift


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Oil Recovery

Oil Recovery

Primary

Secondary

Tertiary or EOR

Secondary Recovery The second stage of operations, usually was implemented after primary production declined.

Waterflood, Immiscible gas injection Pressure maintenance


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Oil Recovery

Oil Recovery

Primary

Secondary

Tertiary or EOR

Tertiary Recovery The three major EOR methods are:

Miscible (mixing of oil with a solvent) Chemical (flooding with chemicals) Thermal (application of heat)
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Exploration and Production


Recent price increases have led to oil exploration and production in areas where extraction is much more expensive: Extremely Deep Wells, Extreme Downhole Temperatures and Pressures Depleted Oil and Gas/Condensate Reservoirs Heavy Oils Oil Sands Shale Oil and Shale Gas Environmentally Sensitive Areas High technology is required to extract the oil and gas.
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EOR/IOR
PVT and Reservoir Fluids Phase Behavior Studies
Pressures up to 30000 psi, Temperatures up to 800 F

Special Coreflood Studies (Miscible Gas, Chemical, Thermal)


Pressures up to 20000 psi, Temperatures up to 400 F

EOS Modeling and Coreflood Simulation Studies


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Reservoir Formation Evaluation


Routine & Special Core Analysis Petrophysical Analysis (NMR, Acoustic, Electrical Properties) Formation Damage and Stimulation Studies

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Geochemistry and Geological Studies


Reservoir Characterization (CT, XRD, SEM, Thin Section) Reservoir Continuity (Oil Fingerprinting, C & H Isotopic Composition) Production Allocation

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Production Chemistry
Flow Assurance (Hydrates, Wax, Asphaltenes, Emulsions) Oilfield Corrosion Assessment (RCE, Autoclave, Flowloop) Oilfield Microbiology (Reservoir Souring, MEOR, MIC, molecular) Oilfield Water Evaluation
(IC, ICP-MS, Microbial)

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Drilling Fluids Evaluation


Routine Testing of Fluids
ASTM & API Standard Analyses

Non Routine Testing


Analysis of new drilling fluid products Shale Stability Testing HP/HT and HP/LT Rheological Profiles

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Additional Services
Field and Wellsite Services
Conventional Core Sampling Unconventional Core Sampling Surface Fluid Sampling Oilfield Corrosion Sampling

State-of-the-Art H2S Isolation Labs

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Summary
Intertek Westport Technology Center Highly Qualified Personnel (~30% of staff with Advanced Degrees) Advanced Technology and Equipment Excellent Facility Integrated Services under one roof

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