In a few short weeks, the GroundMetrics team will be attending the annual Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This 5-day conference (April 9 – 13th) is more relevant than ever as operators face increasing pressure to reduce production costs and increase efficiency. The conference is leading the industry in conversations to optimize IOR/EOR operations and highlight advancements in secondary and tertiary recovery techniques.

This year’s theme “New Challenges, New Solutions” reflects the business challenges that come with yet another boom-bust cycle. The conference General Chair Michael Wiggins explains in a conference welcome letter “IOR projects have continued to grow and provide increasing amounts of incremental oil recovery while research continues to advance IOR processes. The activity clearly demonstrates that IOR practitioners take the long term view and will continue to seek new fields and new technologies to maximize recoverable oil.”

The 20th SPE IOR Conference will feature over 100 technical papers devoted to the science of improving and enhancing oil and gas recovery. Our own geophysics team will be presenting findings of a recent project in “Mapping CO2 Floods Using the Depth to Surface Resistivity Method”. This solution fits perfectly with this year’s theme and will be a highlight of our time at the 20th SPE IOR Conference.

If you find yourself at the COX Convention Center in Tulsa, OK make sure to join us at booth 54 to see the new ways to detect CO2 breakthrough early so you can put preventive measures in place. While you’re there we can show you how to use resistivity data to identify preferential flow directions for pattern orientation, improve usage of purchased CO2, and stop costly out-of-zone losses of CO2.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Send us a note if you’d like to set up a meeting in advance. Can’t make it? See the recent JPT article highlighting GroundMetrics technology.(http://www.carboceramics.com/news-and-resources/resources/published-articles/Electromagnetic-Imaging-Offers-First-Look-at-the-P )