Introduction to Heavy Oil

Course Number: O-8002
Credit: 8 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Pajang Priyandoko
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Overview

In Introduction to Heavy Oil, you'll learn ...

  • How heavy oils form, migrate and accumulate in reservoirs
  • The primary recovery processes for oil sands
  • The operating principles and relative merits of waterflood, CO2 flood, chemical flood, vapor extraction and thermal recovery
  • Newly developed recovery processes, including Toe to Heel Air Injection (THAI), THAI with solid catalyst (CAPRI), and Steam Solvent Based Hybrid processes

Overview

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Credit: 8 PDH

Length: 103 pages

Heavy oil is a large component of the world's oil resources. Commercial mining and current in-situ thermal production methodologies are important contributors to the world's oil production. These technologies are reasonably recent commercial applications, and the future levels of production face uncertainty because of highly debated environmental challenges.

This course takes an unbiased practical approach to the applications, citing benefits and limitations. Introduction to Heavy Oil provides an overview of the aspects of the geology, development and commerciality of heavy oil resources. This course is designed to provide technical professionals with an overview of upstream heavy-oil production methods and will introduce new upstream production technologies that have been developed in the last several years.

This course is written at a Basic level, but is sufficiently detailed and widely focused to appeal to a broad audience seeking an introduction to heavy oil.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Key properties of heavy oil, including density and viscosity
  • How viscosity affect production rates
  • Heavy oil production profile basics
  • The primary recovery processes - Horizontal and Multi Lateral Wells and Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS)
  • Chemical properties and composition of heavy oil
  • Reservoir hydrocarbon fluid classifications
  • Heavy oil geology fundamentals
  • Overview of heavy oil production and processing schemes and completion methods
  • Emulsion control and treatment
  • Facilities design and operations for heavy oil processing
  • The various types of reservoir traps
  • How to estimate volume and production of oil sands
  • Production decline curve analysis
  • Thermal and non-thermal enhanced recovery processes
  • Lifting methods, including gas lift, sucker rod pumps, progressive cavity pumps and electrical submersible pumps
  • Sand management strategies and sand control techniques

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 40 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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