Introduction to Heavy Oil Production Technologies, Calgary, December 3-4, 2013

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Dec 03, 2013 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (MST)
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This two-day course is designed to provide technical professionals with an overview of current heavy oil production technologies and will introduce new production technologies that have been developed in the last several years. Technology screening guidelines will be outlined and informative assessments of the various approaches will be provided.  

In class notes (binders) will be provided however, if students bring a laptop ALL THE PRESENTATIONS in open PowerPoint format, along with an additional 1.2 GB of information (papers, presentations,etc…) will be provided.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Recent Advancements in Oil Production Technologies
  • Sand Control and Sand Management
  • Massive Sand Production Mechanics
  • CHOPS Implementation & Workovers
  • Handling Sand in CHOPS
  • Multilateral Wells for 1500 cP oils
  • Horizontal or Vertical Cold Wells?
  • Thermal and Combustion Problems
  • Gravity Drainage Methods
  • New Ideas in Thermal Technologies
  • THAI (TM) - Toe to Heel Air Injection
  • Pulsing Flow Enhancement

Date: Dec 03 - 04, 2013

Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Calgary, AB

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,995.00 CAD



Calgary - Downtown

Conference Speakers

Patrick Collins is the president of Petroleum Geomechanics Inc. based in Calgary, Alberta, with engineering degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta. He has over 25 years' experience in heavy oil, oilsands, SAGD, CSS, CHOPS, and in geomechanics related to drilling and completions, wellbore stability, caprock integrity, minifrac analysis, rock stress analysis, formation overpressures, hydraulic fracturing, and sanding. Patrick consults internationally in heavy oil recovery and geomechanics, and is an expert witness in thermal recovery and geomechanics. He is a member of SPE, AAPG, CWLS, CSPG, CHOA, and APEGGA.