Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Baojun Bai
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

 

Dr. Baojun Bai is a Professor and the holder of the Lester R. Birbeck Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T). He holds PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Tech and in Petroleum Geology from China University of Geoscience-Beijing. He has seven years of industry experience as a reservoir engineer and the head of conformance-control Team of RIPED, PetroChina. Dr. Bai was a post-Doctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology before he joined Missouri S&T as a faculty member in 2006. He has more than 20 years of experience in the research areas of enhanced oil recovery, unconventional reservoirs conformance control, CO2 sequestration and characterizations. He has pioneered the technology of using preformed particle gel for conformance control, which has been successfully applied in more than 10,000 wells to reduce water production and enhance oil recovery. Dr. Bai has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and SPE conferences. He served as the JPT Editorial Committee from 2007 to 2013. He serves as the associate editor for Journal of Petroleum Sciences and Engineering, and Petroleum Sciences. He is a technical committee member of SPE ACTE 2016-2019 and SPE Asia Pacific Oil&Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE) 2015-2019. He is the elected member of EU Academy of Sciences.

Speech Title: Development and Prospects of the Technology Using Preformed Particle Gels to Improve Sweep Efficiency

Abstract: Excess water production is a major issue that leads to early well abandonment and unrecoverable hydrocarbon for mature oilfields. Gel treatments have been widely implemented as a cost-effective method to correct reservoir heterogeneity and thus improve sweep efficiency in reservoirs and to reduce excess water production during oil production. A new trend in gel treatments is applying preformed particle gels for the purpose because the preformed gels are formed at surface facilities before injection and no gelation occurs in reservoirs so they can overcome some distinct drawbacks inherent in in-situ gelation systems. Preformed particle gels (PPGs) have been applied successfully for more than 10,000 wells as conformance control agents to control water production through high-permeability streaks, fractures or conduits (large pore openings) that naturally exist or are aggravated by mineral solutions, sand production or high injection pressure during water flooding process. This success has been mainly attributed to that the particles can properly propagate through the high permeable features to form efficient plugging while minimizing penetration into unswept zones/areas, from which reservoir conformance can be optimized. In this presentation, I will briefly review the research progress of this technology, and then summarize where the particle gels can be best used based on our experimental results and the data analysis of field application projects. Finally, the future research directions in the area will be recommended.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Dorrik Stow Frse
Professor of Geoscience, Institute of Petroleum Engineering,
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 

Professor Stow FRSE, FGS, PhD, MA, BA is a world-renowned sedimentologist, geologist and oceanographer with wide-ranging interests and an extensive record of publications in both research and teaching, including over 300 scientific papers, books and edited volumes.

Research: He specialises in deep sea sedimentary systems จC modern, ancient and sub-surface. Current research programmes are focused on contourites and turbidites, their sedimentary facies, depositional processes. He has worked in and with the oil industry, particularly in their ongoing quest for deep-sea oil and gas and on new and tight reservoir targets. He has led major international missions for scientific drilling into the deep Indian Ocean seafloor (ODP 116) and Gulf of Cadiz (IODP 339 on Mediterranean Outflow), and carried out research or provided training courses in more than 50 countries worldwide.

General: He maintains a strong interest in the field of geoscience, development, and capacity building, especially concerning the petroleum and energy sectors, hazard mitigation, geoscience education and marine management. He is enthusiastic for the popularisation of ocean and earth sciences through public lectures and broadcast, and recent popular science books with Oxford University Press.

Education: Cambridge University BA, MA, Dalhousie University (Canada) PhD
Career: Academic positions at Edinburgh, Nottingham, and Southampton Universities. Visiting Professorships in France, Spain and China. Industrial positions in Britoil and BP. Joined Heriot-Watt University in 2008 as Professor of Petroleum Geoscience at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, became Director of Research and Director of the Edinburgh Collaborative of Subsurface Science and Engineering (ECOSSE). Assumed the role of Head of Institute from 2012-2017. Currently Professor of Geoscience.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. M. R. Riazi
Kuwait University, Kuwait

 

Dr. M. R. Riazi is currently a professor and the chairman of chemical engineering at Kuwait University. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from Pennsylvania State University where he served as an assistant professor of chemical engineering. He was also a visiting scholar/faculty in both Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Departments at Illinois (Chicago), Texas (Austin), McGill (Montreal), Waterloo (Canada), Wright State (Ohio), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim), and various universities in the Middle East.

He has about 140 publications including 5 books and a solutions manual as well as about 100 conference presentations mainly in the fields of petroleum and chemical technology. He has been invited speaker and consultant to more than 50 major oil companies and research centers worldwide including invited moderator and panelist at World Economic Forum and has conducted about 70 workshops and short courses in more than 40 different countries.

He is the founding editor and editor in chief of International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, IJOGCT (London, UK) and associate editor of Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (Elsevier). He has been awarded distinguished researcher and teaching awards at several universities including an award from the former Amir of Kuwait. He also received a Diploma of Honor from National (American) Petroleum Engineering Society and is a Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

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Invited Speaker

 

Assoc. Prof. Mohamed Ali
Assoc. Prof. Mohamed Ali, Heriot Watt University, UK

 

Dr. Mohamed Ali is an associate professor and the programme director of studies for petroleum engineering at the school of engineering, geoscience, infrastructure and society, Heriot-Watt University. His research interests include modelling and simulation of enhanced oil recovery methods, carbon dioxide storage and sequestration, reservoir management and uncertainty quantification. He is an author for more than 30 papers in indexed journals and conferences. He is also a reviewer for several journals. In addition, he have supervised to completion more than 25 student in their PhD, MSc, and undergraduate studies. Dr. Mohamed Ali is an active member of society of petroleum engineers (SPE) and member of energy institute (EI).

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