Archive of Texas PTTC Workshops

Produced Water and Associated Issues
Reducing Problems and Costs: Are Your Wells Producing More Water Than They Have To?

Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (Midland) and Wednesday, and August 27, 2003 (Farmer's Branch)

About the Workshop
Rodney Reynolds and Robert Kiker conducted a DOE-supported project to identify proven practices for reducing problems and costs in oil production. Produced water and associated issues were identified as the most prominent constraint. Reynolds and Kiker worked together to develop a concise manual addressing these issues for smaller independents.

Target Audience
Operating managers, engineers, and and field personnel.

Workshop Highlights

  • Basic properties and data management
  • Well completion and its impact on water production
  • High water production during primary production
  • Water production during waterfloods
  • Unexpected increases in water production
  • Reducing lifting costs
  • Corrosion and mechanical wear on equipment used in handling produced water
  • Regulatory and environmental issues related to produced water
  • Operators/producers brainstorming and discussion
  • Operators/producers will address your specific questions and situations that you send to us on your registration form
Presenters
Rodney Reynolds is the Director of PTTC's North Midcontinent Region and a petroleum engineer with the Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP) at the University of Kansas. Prior to joining TORP in 1990, he owned and managed his own petroleum engineering consulting company and was employed as a senior production engineer for Gulf Oil Corp. He has numerous publications, taught petroleum engineering courses on drilling and well completions at the University of Kansas, and instructed many industry workshops related to enhanced oil recovery and reservoir management. He has presented reservoir management workshops internationally. He has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa with over 24 years Midcontinent experience.

Robert D. (Bob) Kiker is a thirty-year veteran of Conoco, retiring in 1994 to become Executive Vice President of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association. In 1998 he formed Robert D. Kiker Inc. to pursue consulting in operating and regulatory practices. In April 1999, he became the Permian Basin Director for PTTC's Texas Region. He also serves as Executive Director of the Applied Petroleum Technology Academy (APTA), a Permian Basin-based non-profit entity established to provide field training for foreign workers. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, a past SPE distinguished lecturer (1992-1993), and is currently Chairman of SPE's Permian Basin Section. He has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

For more information about this and other PTTC workshops, please contact Sigrid Clift at
512-471-0320 or e-mail sigrid.clift@beg.utexas.edu.