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Emmanuel Ikehi holds a BEng in petroleum and natural gas engineering (first class honours, 2015) from the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria. His research thesis entitled Application of Intelligent Well Completions in Optimizing Production from Oil Rim Reservoirs focused on the modeling of inflow control device (ICD) performance in oil rims. In 2013, Ikehi served as a petroleum engineering intern at the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company. His journey to the Imomoh Scholarship began in 2012 when he inspired his course mates to form an SPE student chapter. He went on to become the pioneer secretary of the newly formed chapter.
For thin-oil-rim reservoirs, well placement, well type, well path, and the completion methods must be evaluated with close integration of key reservoir and production-engineering considerations. For thin-oil-rim reservoirs, well placement, type and path, and well-completion methods, should be evaluated with close integration of key reservoir- and production-engineering considerations.
This course covers the essential concepts and techniques applied in evaluating hydrocarbon storage and productivity potential in shale and tight reservoirs, with an emphasis on practical methods uncommon to conventional reservoir analysis. The limitations and advantages of the different techniques will be illustrated through examples compiled from actual evaluation studies in several different basins. The pace and content of the course is intended for those looking to gain a solid understanding of unconventional reservoir concepts who are already very familiar with reservoir evaluation techniques for conventional oil & gas reservoirs. Success in developing oil from very low permeability reservoirs in North America has sparked global interest in how these plays are being identified, evaluated and developed. This course covers the unique approaches, as compared to conventional oil reservoirs, that are being applied to determine the best unconventional reservoir interval(s) to complete and to calculate the anticipated recovery volumes.
Devon exits the asset that served as the company’s cornerstone for almost two decades and is known to the world as the birthplace of the shale revolution. Matrix acidizing is commonly used as a preflush to the hydraulic-fracturing stimulation of shale formations. The process dissolves sediments and mud solids that inhibit the permeability of the rock, enlarging the natural pores of the reservoir and stimulating flow of hydrocarbons.
The XamXung field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, is a 47-year brownfield with thin remaining oil rims that have made field management challenging. The dynamic oil-rim movement has been a key subsurface uncertainty, particularly with the commencing of a redevelopment project. In this paper, the authors describe a project to design, field trial, and qualify an alternative solution for real-time monitoring of the oil rim in carbonate reservoirs that overcomes these disadvantages.
This comprehensive course covers the full spectrum of well treatment and stimulation options for carbonate and sandstone reservoirs. It begins with a review of the various mechanisms that can damage a formation and ways to avoid them. Next, the discussion turns to acid systems for carbonate and sandstone formations, treatment design the selection of additives, and the use of coiled tubing in extended reach and multilateral wells. The week will end with an introduction to new technologies for carbonate acidizing. Case histories illustrate some of the treatment options.
This course covers the key concepts applied by petroleum engineers to design, monitor, and evaluate wells completed in shale and tight reservoirs. The course is intended for individuals working in the oil and gas industry who are not trained or experienced as petroleum engineers but who guide, support, or collaborate with these engineers in the technical evaluation or design of shale wells. A special emphasis is placed on the reservoir, production, and completion engineering terminology and evaluation techniques that relate to shale and tight reservoirs but are rarely included in the development of conventional oil and gas reservoirs. Shale courses have been developed in recent years for the petroleum engineers whereas this particular course is intended for the other technical and supervisory members of the shale evaluation teams so they are better prepared to support and/or guide the engineers. The engineering analysis of oil & gas plays includes integrating technical data from a variety of different sources.
This three-day course presents the basics of petroleum geology with an emphasis on unconventional oil and natural gas reservoirs of clastic and carbonate origin. Lectures are supplemented with case examples from classic resource plays in western Canada. Topics include the fundamental principles of sedimentary geology as applied to hydrocarbon exploration and reservoir development, the stratigraphy of Western Canada, the origin and heterogeneity of conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone and carbonate reservoirs and a review of the unique properties of shale as source rocks and hydrocarbon reservoirs. Other topics include clastic and carbonate environments of deposition, reservoir quality and architecture and the lateral variability and heterogeneity of clastic and carbonate reservoirs as applied to the predictability of outcomes in horizontal drilling. Included are printed course notes and a half-day session at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Core Research Centre in Calgary to examine first- hand the rock properties of clastic and carbonate conventional and unconventional (i.e.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Oil was discovered at the Ekales-1 wildcat well located in northern Kenya. The well has a potential net oil pay in the Auwerwer and Upper Lokone sandstone reservoirs of between 197 ft and 322 ft. Tullow (50%) is the operator in partnership with Africa Oil (50%). Drillstem tests on the Pweza-3 well offshore Tanzania flowed at a maximum rate of 67 MMscf/D of gas. The tests confirmed the excellent properties of the Tertiary-section reservoir. BG Group (60%) is the operator in partnership with Ophir Energy (40%). Asia Pacific China National Offshore Oil Corporation issued a tender to invite foreign firms to bid for oil and gas blocks in the east and south China Sea.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) The Mzia-3 appraisal well in Block 1 off Tanzania encountered a combined total of 183 ft of net pay in the Lower and Middle sands and confirmed reservoir quality in line with that seen in the Mzia-1 and Mzia-2 wells. Oil was discovered at the Ekales-1 wildcat well located in Block 13T in northern Kenya. The well has a potential net pay of between 197 and 322 ft in the Auwerwer and Upper Lokone sandstone formations. Tullow (50%) operates 13T with partner Africa Oil (50%). Asia Pacific Heavy oil was discovered at the Luda 5-2 North discovery wells in the Liaodong Bay area of China's Bohai Gulf. The two wells, Luda 5-2N-2 and LD 5-2N-4, were both drilled to a depth of approximately 1140 m and encountered oil pay zones with total thickness of 394 and 279 ft, respectively. China National Offshore Oil Corporation (100%) is the operator.