Sonangol Interview Discusses Enhanced Production in Angola
With production decline a common challenge to offshore production in mature fields globally, operators in West Africa are taking advantage of innovative technical developments in enhanced oil recovery techniques to recover the maximum from their existing oil reserves.
In the below interview, Geraldo Ramos, Senior Production Engineer at Sonangol EP, discusses the future of Angolan oil production. He outlines:
• His research into Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques with a specific focus on Angolan offshore fields and why well intervention is crucial to West African operators
• How Artificial Intelligence models are used for selecting reservoir candidates and how a specifically designed multipurpose EOR rig was built within the scope of his project
• The opportunities in the deep and ultra-deep waters including pre-salt and why these green areas present some risks and a degree of uncertainty compared to exiting oilfields
You can access the full interview here.
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