SPE - San Joaquin Valley Section


 Jeff Jones, Senior Vice President – E&B Natural Resources 

 Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 11:30 AM
Petroleum Club 12th Floor - 5060 California Avenue, Bakersfield

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Email Tom Hampton at thampton@sentinelpeakresources.com


A rapid, user-friendly & easily deployable workflow solution for managing steamflood operations & reservoir management is presented that combines day to day surveillance techniques with performance prediction that uses an analytical model for proactive management of operations.  The workflow is embedded in Schlumberger’s OFM analysis software.


The workflow has been implemented in multiple projects (using public data and data provided by operators) to answer multiple critical questions like pattern response date, steam breakthrough time, expected peak rate from a pattern, arrival of the peak rate, underperforming or over-performing regions in a field, redistribution of the steam volumes, where to minimize steam oil ratio, classify patterns based on efficiency and so on.


It is built up on two core components. A set of diagnostic plots and data analytics that enable quick historical performance assessment of patterns as well as the surveillance of the current state of operations. Secondly, a widely used analytical performance model is applied to model the oil production from the patterns (early time, mid-life and late pattern life) that serves as a fast-computational tool for practising engineers. This presentation discusses the results from multiple fields on the application of proposed workflow and how it has assisted in field management and optimization. These methods are efficient and fast and more importantly user friendly for reservoir management of steamfloods.



Jeff is Senior Vice President with E&B Natural Resources and has over 46 years in the industry, all in thermal recovery operations.  Jeff has authored 18 SPE technical papers and authored the chapter on Steam Enhanced Oil Recovery for the new SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook.  He has been very active in SPE regional meetings and symposia and he has served on the local section board of directors many years, including Section Chairman in 1999-2000.   Jeff received the 2002 SPE Production Engineering Award, the 2004 Thermal Pioneer Award, the 2010 IOR Pioneer Award, 2010 Distinguished Service award, 2010 Distinguished Member award, and was a 2004-2005 SPE Distinguished Lecturer.   He has taught an industry short course on Heavy Oil Engineering for 25 years and has consulted internationally.  He holds a BSME from Fresno State University and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in California. 

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