2016 Spring Workshop – Reducing Water Production to Improve Field Economics

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 8:00am
Neosho County Community College 800 W 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720 - Chanute, KS

REGISTER NOW for the 2016 KU TORP Spring Workshop: Reducing Water Production to Improve Field Economics

Led by Randy Prater, Kemira Chemicals Inc.

It is more important than ever to maximize production efficiency. Through the use of polymer gel technology it is possible to reduce water production, lifting costs, disposal use and electricity costs. Taking advantage of EOR/IOR tools will reduce costs and improve your bottom line.

Randy Prater, Kemira Chemicals

Join industry expert Randy Prater as he walks participants through a basic overview of polymer gels starting with a brief history of the technology then moving into modern technology and the common uses of a polymer gel treatment. He will also highlight candidate selection, designing a treatment, and well treatment preparation. Finally this presentation will include case studies with decline curve analysis from various regions.

Randy Prater has been involved in the oilfield service industry since 1977 and has been designing and running polymer treatments since July of 1989. He founded Polymer Services which was acquired recently by Kemira, a global leader in acrylamide based polymers. Randy has designed and implemented more than 4000 polymer treatments for the control of excessive water production in oil or gas wells, injection profile, conformance and permeability modification treatments for waterflood injection wells, as well as special treatments for control of lost circulation, thief zones, casing leak sealants, annular gels to seal leaks in production and injection wells and salt water disposal wells to help restore pressure integrity

Randy continues in his role focusing on field application of polymer gel treatments for enhanced or improved oil recovery, using state of the art equipment to blend, apply and monitor the treatments in the field.


8:00 Attendee Check-in

9:00 Workshop Morning Session Begins

10:15 Break

11:45 Lunch (included with registration)

1:00 Workshop Afternoon Session Begins

2:15 Break

4:00 Closing Comments/Questions

4:30 Adjourn



Horizontal Room ShotThis workshop is produced and presented by the University of Kansas Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP) in association with the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC). This program will benefit petroleum, production, reservoir, and completion engineers; production technologists; stimulation engineers; asset management engineers and managers; reservoir management; practicing geologists; and university staff and academia.


KU TORP Technology Transfer event sponsorship and exhibition is a great way to get your company’s name out in front of the region’s independent oil and gas industry audience. Sponsorship and exhibition is a great way to generate leads or simply remind your customers your commitment to their success. KU TORP Technology Transfer Sponsorship puts your company’s brand in front of a decision-making audience.



Many attendees use TORP Technology Transfer workshops to fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain professional licenses. Every attendee will receive a certificate of attendance reflecting total hours of participation for that course.


Fracturing Webcast SetupIf you would liketo attend a KU TORP workshop but cannot afford to be away from the office for the day, KU TORP offers all of its technology transfer events live, online, as they happen. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and your ready to go.

Once logged on you will be able to see the speaker live, get a digital version of the program manual, interact via live chat, and receive your certificate of completion – all from the comfort of office, your home, or even the field.

To participate via webinar simply select the webinar option on the registration page.


Full Workshop Registration: $200

Full Webinar Workshop Registration: $100

Student Full Workshop Registration: $25

Student Webinar Workshop Registration: FREE (must have valid .edu e-mail address)


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