January 15, 2015
General Section Meeting
Topic: What Makes an
Oil Well Tick?
Speaker: Andrew Seto, California Resources
Date: Thursday, January
15, 2015 @ 11:30 AM
Location: The Petroleum Club, 12th
Floor, 5060 California Avenue, Bakersfield
Cost: With online payment or RSVP: $25
members, $30 non-members
members, $35 non-members
RSVP by Tuesday morning January 13th,
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In the reservoir management
of oil fields, reservoir engineers often need to provide rate estimates for the
economic evaluation of infill producer and/or well stimulation/conversion
programs. In the case of acquisition,
quick and realistic estimates of potential upsides in incremental oil
production volume and reserves are critical in the multi-million, or multi–billion -dollar decision making process.
This presentation will
describe the basic reservoir parameters that affect oil production rates, and
how to estimate ultimate oil recovery factors from improved oil recovery
schemes (i.e. waterflood, miscible gas flood etc.).
Andrew is currently the
Chief Reservoir Engineer for Central Valley Operations at California Resources
Corporation. He has over 30 years of
experience in reservoir characterization, modeling, evaluation, planning and
management of oil and gas properties.
Andrew has worked for major oil and gas companies, including Imperial
Oil (ExxonMobil affiliate), Husky Energy, Penn West Exploration, in various
specialist and management capacities.
He was instrumental in the success of many EOR projects involving
thermal oil recovery, hydrocarbon miscible flood, CO2 flood,
chemical flood, and tight oil resource development, in Canada, U.S.A., New
Zealand, China, India, Albania and the Middle East. He holds a B.Sc. degree and a M.Sc. degree in
Civil Engineering, both from the University of Alberta.