Unlocking EOR – Keys to Successful Offshore Implementation in the North Sea

The North Sea is at a production stage where the potential benefit from EOR may be lost, if understanding and implementation plans are not advanced, and as infrastructure, field installations and reservoir potential reduces.

Along with Heriot-Watt University, Computer Modelling Group Ltd (CMG) and Nalco Champion, we invite you to attend our one day symposium, devoted to chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR).


The symposium will focus on the processes considered most likely to succeed in UKCS producing fields, specifically low salinity waterflooding and polymer injection, and provide an overview of current base recovery factor assessment and the IOR methods likely to improve reservoir efficiency and field optimisation.

The principle objective of this symposium is to promote knowledge-sharing and help advance understanding of chemical EOR amongst the small to medium sized operating oil companies.

In this one day event, participants will gain a clearer view of the requirements and possible workflows to appraise chemical EOR feasibility for their field.

The day will be technically focused: clearly defining screening, the laboratory, simulation and field requirements for low salinity and polymer implementation in an offshore operating environment of the UKCS.



08:00 – 08:15 Introduction and structure of the work shop Dr Stuart Law, LR
08:15 – 08:45 Understanding your reservoir Prof. Eric Mackay, HWU
08:45 – 09:15 Challenges and pitfalls in EOR simulation Prof. Craig Smalley, Imperial College
09:45 – 10:15 Reservoir conditioning Glyn Freeman, Nalco Champion
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
Low salinity waterflooding

10:30 – 11:00
Laboratory testing requirements: low salinity Jules Reed, LR
11:00 – 11:30 Mechanistic simulation of low salinity
Fraser Skoreyko, CMG
11:30 – 12:00 Field implementation of low salinity TBC
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

Polymer flooding 

13:30 – 14:00 The significance of bulk and in situ solution rheology in polymer flood
Prof. Ken Sorbie, HWU
14:00 – 14:30 Polymer EOR project mitigation using current laboratory best practice Robin Shields, HWU
14:30 – 15:00 Mechanistic simulation of polymer Fraser Skoreyko, CMG
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 15:45 Field implementation of polymer Emma Chapman, BP
15:45 – 16:30 Panel session : Polymer


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Date 11/10/2017 - 11/10/2017
Country United Kingdom
City Aberdeen
Venue Lloyd’s Register, Kingswells Causeway, Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8PU
Cost Complementary