Nevada Petroleum & Geothermal Society Monthly Dinner Meeting—Thursday, January 7, 2016

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Topic: Nevada—EOR projects—Grant Canyon and Blackburn Fields

Speakers: Eugene Wadleigh and Rod Prosceno

Abstract: Enhanced Oil Recovery projects have been initiated in two separate Nevada producing oil fields in 2006-2008 and currently continue.  The Grant Canyon and Blackburn fields have commenced High Pressure Air Injection (HPAI) for reservoir management of Gravity Stable Immiscible Drainage (GSID).  The process involves a longer and slower steady growth of liberated oil which can be harvested by optimizing well completions.  The HPAI creates primarily an immiscible gas which gently restores reservoir pressure as incremental oil drains to producers which would not be recovered under primary conventional operations. Both projects target Devonian age reservoirs with bottom water drive systems.  A summary of contrasting implementation and challenges for each field will be reviewed along with a geologic overview on massive carbonates.

Eugene Wadleigh has over 30 years of experience in gas injection and water management systems in oil and gas fields.  He has worked on and been an advisor on some of the largest gas processing fields in both the United States and worldwide.  

Rod Prosceno has 25 years of experience in oil and gas operations and water management processes.  He has worked on varying types of reservoirs worldwide and employed various techniques of operational management.

Thursday January 7, 2016
Ramada Reno Hotel
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512
Bar Sponsor:  Krummrich Engineering
Cocktail Reception 6:30, Skyline Bar, 14th Floor
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
NPGS Members $20, Non-Members $23, Students $10

Please RSVP for the Dinner Meeting by Tuesday, January 5 with the following link:[]

If you have RSVP’d, and find that you cannot attend, please notify NPGS as soon as you are able as NPGS will be charged for all no-shows. Thank you for your consideration.

Vicki D. Ehni
Ehni Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 4228
Carson City, NV 89702-4228
(775) 883-1107, FAX (775) 883-7279

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