CO2 for EOR as CCUS 2017

Rice University, Houston,TX, Oct. 4-6th 2017

3rd Biennial CO2 for EOR as CCUS Conference

Collaborative Symposium on CO2 EOR between Universities in Texas and Norway, oil industry in Texas and Norway and other CO2 EOR stake holders

åpning Arne

Symposium Objectives

  1. Accelerate CO2 Research Collaboration between Norway and Texas
  2. Provide opportunity for experts in industry and academia to collectively discuss CO2 research
  3. Provide Post docs and PhD students with current research status and the way forward
  4. Provide oil industry an opportunity to communicate needs to the next generation engineers
  5. Emphasize CO2 as mean to mitigate negative climate effects in oil production

Sponsored by

Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, International Energy Agency (IEA), US Dept. of Energy (USDOE), Norwegian Research Council (NRC), Statoil, Schlumberger and BP.

Venue: Rice University, BRC-Auditorium, 6500 Main St., Houston, TX, USA
Oct. 4th-6th, 2017

Provided by: NorTex Petroleum Cluster and Petroleum Research School of Norway
Co-hosted by: Rice University and Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Houston

Final Program pdf

Day 1: Wednesday Oct. 4th
CO2 for EOR with CO2 Storage in Conventional Reservoirs

Opening Address
Norway’s Consul General in Houston, Morten Paulsen

Symposium Objectives
Arne Graue, Prof. of Physics, Univ. of Bergen, Norway;
Chair of the Boards: Petroleum Research School of Norway and NorTex Petroleum Cluster

CCUS in the US – Global Importance of CCUS
Charles D. McConnell, Executive Director, Energy and Environment Initiative (EEI), Rice University and former Ass. Secr. for Fossil Energy U.S. Department of Energy

CO2 for EOR – Historical Perspectives, Current State of the Art Technology Status and Technological Challenges
Sriram Balasubramanian1 & Ganesh C. Thakur2,
1Univ. of Houston, 2Director of Energy Industrial Partnerships & Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering U. of Houston, 2012 SPE President & Former VP Chevron

Global Opportunities for Oil and Gas within CCUS
Mike Godec, Advanced Resources International

Balancing the Rising Distress in the CO2 EOR Industry with CCUS and EOR in Horizontally Depressured Reservoirs
Steve Melzer, Melzer Consulting

CO2 Foam EOR for Mobility Control
George Hirasaki, Prof., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Dept., Rice University

CCUS and CO2 Storage on NCS
Oskar Johansen, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

CO2 Storage, Monitoring, Verification and Accounting
Susan Hovorka, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin

Post-Combustion CO2 EOR Development in a Mature Oil Field: Model Calibration Using a Hierarchical Approach
Feyi Olalotiti-Lawal, Tsubasa Onishi and Akhil Datta-Gupta, Texas A&M University, Yusuke Fujita and Kenji Hagiwara, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation

PhD presentations
Preparing CO2 Foam EOR Field Pilots in Texas
Zachary Alcorn, Univ. of Bergen

CO2 Mobility Control in Carbonate Cores
Michael Guoqing Jian, Rice University

Integrated Reservoir Study for Designing CO2-Foam Field Pilot
Mohan Sharma, University of Stavanger

Applications of Petroleum Systems Modeling in CCUS
Evan Gragg, PRRC, NMT

Reception and Buffet Dinner at the Residence of Norway’s Consul General in Houston

Day 2: Thursday Oct. 5th

Part 1: CO2 applied to Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reserves

International Energy Agency Gas & Oil Technology Network Initiative (IEA/GOT)
Jostein Dahl Karlsen, IEA

CO2 for Methane Production from Hydrate Reservoirs
Geir Ersland, Assoc. Prof. Dept. of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen

CO2 Foam EOR and CO2 Injection in Hydrates – CCUS Enablers for Efficient, Cost Saving and More Sustainable Oil & Gas Production: Offshore International Whole Value Chain CCUS Collaboration
Arne Graue, Prof. of Reservoir Physics, U. of Bergen

EOR potential for the Bakken Shale
Larry Pekot, Energy & Environmental Research Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota

HC Gas or CO2 Gas Injection in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs – Advantages and Disadvantages
Reza Fassihi and Matt Honarpour, BHPBilliton

Part 2: Field Experience, Case Studies and the Way Forward

Performance Assessment of CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery and Storage in the Morrow Reservoir
William Ampomah & Robert Balch, Petroleum Recovery Research Center (PRRC), NMT

Seismic Monitoring of CO2 EOR at the Farnsworth Field
George El-kaseeh, Schlumberger

Single Well – GAGD: Tipping the balance towards profitable CO2 sequestration
Bikash D. Saikia and Dandina N. Rao, Petroleum Engineering Department, LSU

PhD presentations

Nanotechnology for increased CO2 utilization: Laboratory study of Enhanced CO2 Storage and Oil Recovery by CO2-foam injection
Arthur Rognmo, U. of Bergen

Foam Displacement of Heavy Oil in Micromodels
Eric Vavra, Rice University

A Novel Mitigation Method for CO2 Leakage in Wellbore Cement
Shayan Tavassoli, UT Austin

Effect of Capillary Pressure and Salinity on CO2 Solubility in Slain Aquifers
Hamid R.Lashgari, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department, UT Austin

Pre-CO2 Injection Reservoir Characterization, Petrophysical Analysis, and Multicomponent Seismic Modeling, Cabin Creek Field, Montana
Paul El Khoury1, Dr. Tom Davis1, and Paul Anderson2, 1CSM & 2Denbury Onshore LLC

Assessing ultramicropores of shales by CO2 adsorption at 273K
Nerine Joewondo, Colorado School of Mines

Panel Debate: USA and the World on CCUS – Economy or Climate as Drivers?
Moderator: Arne Graue, Prof. of Physics, Univ. of Bergen, Norway;
Chair of the Board: Petroleum Research School of Norway and NorTex Petroleum Cluster

Conference Dinner at Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
Day 3: Friday Oct. 6th
Tour of Rice University Flow Assurance and EOR Laboratories