Innovative Conformance Control with Foam for Subsurface Applications

Dr. Quoc Nguyen, Professor, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 12 pm -1 pm Central
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The need for conformance control in subsurface processes has never been greater as the improvement of fluid conformance will accelerate oil production, geologic storage, and reduce operating costs. Foam has been applied in aquifers and hydrocarbon formations as a low-risk mobility control technique for over two decades. This webinar presents our recent innovations in foam conformance design from tailoring properties of foam and surfactant to specific reservoir conditions and characteristics of conformance issues to process upscaling. We will discuss how this integrated design framework has remarkably improved the rate of success of foam field tests for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. This talk also highlights our recent novel foam concepts for oil recovery and geological carbon storage.


Dr. Nguyen is a Professor at the University of Texas. He served as the Foundation CMG Industrial Research Chair in Reservoir Engineering from 2010 to 2017 and a Visiting Professor at Rice University from 2011 to 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Delft University. Dr. Nguyen’s research focuses on geosystems engineering with applications in conformance control, production stimulation, enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, unconventional resources, and carbon storage. Dr. Nguyen has published more than 220 journal articles and conference proceedings. Among his recent honors, he received the 2017 Lester C. Uren award. Dr. Nguyen has taught and consulted for industry and professional societies worldwide.