“It’s where the field and office come together to make things happen”
The 13th Annual (2015) EOR Carbon Management Workshop
– Midland, Texas
This year’s flooding conference was held on Tuesday, December 8th from 8am thru noon on Friday (11th) at Midland’s Downtown Civic Center. The week’s activity began with our 13th annual Carbon Management Workshop and the latest in carbon capture (utilization) and storage (CCUS) demonstration projects, future plans, legislative initiatives, and policy matters related to CCUS (presentations are posted here on the site). We had the CO2 week welcoming reception that evening sponsored by BP, Chevron and Mitsubishi. Then, starting at 8:00 am on Wednesday, a ½ day seminar was conducted that included a review of residual oil zone (ROZ) research underway and an update on the exciting new ROZ demonstration projects. Much has developed in the time since the last conference as the CO2 EOR implementation projects have moved to greenfields (no overlying main payzone) and with the upper ROZs are just now being exploited via horizontal drilling where results look very exciting. We concluded those subjects at noon. A 1/2 day trip to the Seminole San Andres Unit (SSAU) project followed that with briefing from our host, Hess Corporation, and stops at their injection and producing well locations and a satellite (fluid gathering and metering) station as well as a drive through of their recycle and NGL/sulfur extraction facilities. The full day of Wednesday was followed by a networking reception sponsored by Kinder Morgan, Denbury, and Chevron, at the Midland Center.
On Thursday the 10th we kicked off our 21st annual CO2 Flooding Conference Theme Sessions lasting through noon on December 11th. The Thursday session opened with a summary presentation of the Tuesday workshop and then followed that with a panel on “induced austerity measures” and CO2 supply and operational issues of CO2 floods. The keynote luncheon talk was given by Mr. Ken Golden of Exxon Mobil on the subject of Exxon’s Energy Outlook to 2040. The Thursday afternoon and Friday morning sessions provided two new promising surveillance techniques, CO2 and ethane miscibility studies and several CO2 flooding case histories. Speakers not only presented their newest field tested ideas and best practices but also provided some discussion of business aspects of flooding during the talks. A reception sponsored by the Permian Basin Section of the SPE, the Applied Petroleum Technology Academy, Kinder Morgan and Chevron was held Thursday evening at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum where a walk-through of the nearly complete renovation and new set of exhibits were witnessed.
This 2015 conference was attended by over 300 individuals representing 18 different states and 89 countries. It concluded on Friday noon with a networking lunch at the Midland Center.
Learn about actual Case Histories of CO2 Flooding
“The CO2 Conference Week is the only place you can immerse yourself in all of the exciting aspects of CO2: from the latest developments in and actual case histories of CO2 enhanced oil recovery to carbon capture, utilization and storage; all the while networking with the professionals working within the World’s premier field laboratory for enhanced oil recovery