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Webinar: How to Evaluate the Potential for EOR in a Tight Reservoir

Are you considering implementing an enhanced recovery process in a tight oil reservoir? Typically, primary depletion of tight oil formations, using multi-stage fractured horizontal wells, results in approximately 5% to 10% recovery of OOIP. Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) offers great potential to increase the recovery factor; however, the impact of applying these techniques is not fully understood.

Join us for a one-hour webinar on April 5, 2017 that will investigate the applicability and feasibility of various EOR methods on tight oil formations. We will evaluate the technical and economic success for a series of EOR processes using a simple and easy to apply workflow.

The presentation will focus on the following key points:

  • Discussion of important well and hydraulic fracture parameters
  • Workflow demonstration using a comprehensive case study evaluating three different flood processes
  • Considerations involving reservoir permeability influence and impact


Date: April 5, 2017

Time: 08.30 MDT (GMT-06.00)

Duration: One hour, Including Q&A Session

Register using your Corporate or University email address to ensure receipt of webinar participation details.

For any webinar questions, please email Laura Allen.


Using an integrated-simulation workflow, the webinar will investigate the applicability and feasibility of various EOR methods on tight oil formations. Using different well and fracture designs, you will see an evaluation of the technical and economic success for numerous EOR processes. The webinar will demonstrate the integrated-simulation workflow using a model representative of a Western Canadian tight reservoir, containing volatile oil. In addition to primary recovery, we will also consider waterflooding, immiscible N2 and miscible CO2 gas flooding. Combinations of these EOR techniques, coupled with the effects of various well and fracture design parameters, will be technically explored and economically ranked using a comprehensive economic analysis. In addition, we will highlight CMG’s software capabilities for modelling different EOR techniques using IMEX (black oil) and GEM (compositional) reservoir simulators.

To determine the minimum permeability at which these EOR methods are applicable, we will apply a sensitivity analysis on matrix permeability, to the optimal case from each process. The webinar will also demonstrate CMOST’s workflow which ensures the same well and fracture design configurations are run for each recovery process.

Through discussion and demonstration, you will learn how to apply CMG’s software to evaluate the potential application of different EOR processes on a tight reservoir.

Presenter: Kevin Joslin

Kevin is a Reservoir Simulation Engineer in CMG’s Consulting, Support & Training group. He has over two years of experience and has gained expertise in thermal recovery processes (SAGD) and unconventional gas and oil reservoir simulation, with a particular emphasis on hydraulic fracturing. Kevin uses his experience with advanced wellbore modelling tools, including both iSegWell and FlexWell, to provide unparalleled support and training to CMG customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.