Archive of Texas PTTC Workshops

CO2 SCHOOL (Jointly sponsored by APTA and Midland College's PPDC)

Day One: Overview of the Elements of CO 2 Flooding

  • The History and Current Status of CO 2 Flooding
  • CO 2 Sources, Natural and Anthropogenic (Man-Made), and the Properties of CO 2
  • The Convergence of Carbon Management and CO 2 EOR
  • CO 2 Transportation and Injection - Pipelines, Trucking, Metering
  • Reservoir Response - Miscible, Immiscible, Gravity Stable, Processing Rates, Examples
  • CO 2 Recycling, Plants & Processing - Dehydration, Sulfur/NGL Separation, Compression
  • Downhole and Wellsite Equipment Needs
  • Key Elements of Reservoir Geology
  • Overview: The Business of CO 2
    Day Two: Evaluating a Candidate Flood, Reservoir Response and Flood Operations
  • Flood Prospects: The Initial Evaluation and the Concept of Screening
  • Flow Units and Reservoir Compartmentalization
  • Modeling the Reservoir and Waterflood Response – Sweep Efficiency Concepts and Rules of Thumb
  • Normalizing Flood Response – Actual Examples
  • CO 2 Flood Response Modeling Techniques
  • Economic Modeling
  • Key Features of CO 2 Flood Operations
  • Downhole Considerations
  • Operational Features Peculiar to CO2 - Beyond Waterflooding
  • Surveillance and Flood Monitoring
    Day Three: CO 2 Facilities and Field Trip
  • Dehydration Processes
  • Compression Facilities
  • Sulfur Removal
  • Natural Gas Liquids Removal
  • Integrated Plants
  • Full Stream (Gas) Reinjection
  • Field Visit to a CO 2 Flood and Facility Tour of CO 2 Production and Injection Facilities
  • Tour of Recycle/Processing Facilities
    Day Four: CO 2 Production and The Business of CO 2 Flooding
  • Land/Mineral Considerations
  • Longevity of Example Floods
  • Reservoir Processing Rates and Rates of Return
  • Major Elements of Costs/Revenue
  • Parametric Sensitivities
  • Fundamentals of CO 2 Supply Contracts
  • Course Discussion and Evaluations
    Midland College Advanced Technology Center (3200 W. Cuthbert)
    Instructors: Stephen Melzer, Melzer Consulting; Robert Trentham, Ph.D.; Robert 'Bob" D. Kiker

For more information, please call Sigrid Clift at 512-471-0320.
E-mail sigrid.clift@beg.utexas.edu