Successful Exploitation of Heavy Oil and Oil Sands
Instructor: S.M. Farouq Ali, University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering
Date: March 9, 2021, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (1 day)
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Registration closes: March 4, 2021 at 4:00pm
This course will review:
It is intended to present a balanced view of oil recovery from heavy oil and oil sands reservoirs, primarily in Alberta, with discussion of experience in California, Venezuela and other countries. The recovery methods that have been successful will be discussed with a brief review of failures. Simple calculations will be used to illustrate the salient points. The current status of heavy oil and oil sands will also be discussed.
Geoscientists, geophysicists, managers, and engineers. The course does not require any background beyond an interest in heavy oil and oil sands, and some familiarity with geology.
Dr. S.M. Farouq Ali is a Distinguished Profession of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston. Previously he was at Pennsylvania State University, University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary. He has worked on thermal recovery and EOR for nearly 60 years and has worked on many projects worldwide. Dr. Farouq Ali has been honored for his research by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was awarded honorary doctorates by two major Universities in Russia. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
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