Report Title 1：Long-distance and short-distance oil displacement methods and THAI process and its upgrading potential. (9:00-10:30)
Report Title 2：Stream drive in toe-to-heel configuration; improvement by adding solvent. (10:45-12:00)
Report Title 3：Toe-to-heel waterflooding and results of limited field testing. (13:30-15:00)
Report Title 4：Merits and limits of gravity-stable, TTH oil displacement methods and further possible developments. (15:15-16:45)
报 告 人：Alex Turta 教授
报告人单位：Alberta Innovates–technology Futures (former Alberta Research Council) in Calgary
For more than 12 years, Alex was involved in the implementation and management of Suplacu de Barcau commercial project in Romania, the world’s largest ISC project. He has served as an ISC consultant in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He has also been engaged in assignments from United Nations Development Programs (UNDP). As an UNDP expert he guided the development of Balol and Santhal ISC projects in India, from pilot to commercial stage operation; recently, he reviewed and guided these commercial ISC projects in India.
He is the co-inventor of Toe-To-Heel Air Injection (THAI), and CAPRI processes for heavy oil recovery and upgrading. Also, he has been instrumental in exploring the possibility of conducting the steamflooding and waterflooding in a toe-to-heel configuration. In the last 5 years, he has worked continuously for improvement of THAI process thus developing the ITHAI process; he has coordinated a team of specialists in conducting a comprehensive assessment, starting from the evaluation of the original patent, supporting laboratory and simulations work, and finishing with an in-depth analysis of the field THAI trials.