Published on Thursday, March 8, 2018

RGL presenting record five technical papers at premier SPE Heavy Oil event

Calgary, AB – March 8, 2018 – For the first time in company history, RGL Reservoir Management has had five technical papers approved for presentation at the 2018 SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference and Unconventional Resources Conference in Calgary March 13 and 14th. SPE conferences highlight elite industry work in North America, where peers can exchange technical information and business strategies.

RGL’s team of sand and flow control experts will present papers focused on the importance of sand control evaluation testing as well as utilizing computational fluid dynamics to evaluate outflow and inflow control devices. 

An Experimental Investigation into Sand Control Failure Due to Steam Breakthrough in SAGD Wells

V. Fattahpour, M. Mahmoudi, C. Sutton, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; M. Roostaei, O. Kotb, C. Wang, A. Nouri, University of Alberta; B. Fermaniuk, Regent Control Systems Ltd., SPE-189769

Critical Review of Sand Control Evaluation Testing for SAGD Applications

J.D. Montero, S. Chissonde, C. Wang, O.Y. Kotb, M. Roostaei, A. Nouri, University of Alberta; M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management Inc, SPE-189773

Sand Control Testing for Steam Injection Wells

M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, M. Roostaei, B. Fermaniuk, C. Sutton, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; C. Wang, O. Kotb, A. Nouri, University of Alberta, SPE-189766

Steps Toward Designing the Optimum Outflow Control Device for SAGD Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation

L. Li, Y. Ma, C.F. Lange, University of Alberta; M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management, SPE-189718

Evaluation of Inflow Control Device Performance Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

C.F. Lange, M. Miersma, L. Li, University of Alberta; M. Mahmoudi, V. Fattahpour, RGL Reservoir Management, SPE-189721

At last year’s conference, RGL presented three papers on the topics of A Practical Approach to the Use and Design of Flow Control Devices in SAGD, An Experimental Evaluation of Pore Plugging and Permeability Reduction Near SAGD Sand Control Liners, and Classification of Alberta Oil Sands Based on Particle Size Distribution for Sand Control Design and Experimental Applications.

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