We have extensive experience in classical reservoir  engineering, reservoir simulation and design of Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects, over 40 years evaluating, implementing and operating oil recovery projects, in heavy oils, medium oil, light oil and condensate reservoirs. We characterize oil and gas reservoirs and identify the best oil recovery process for various giant reservoirs, designed the laboratory programs, the compositional simulations in one dimensional, cross section and full field models, verified the applicability of the process with pilot tests, implemented and supervised the EOR projects in early, mid and mature stages.

Our work is initiated with classical reservoir engineering before embarking in complex numerical simulations models, with emphasis in the multidiscipline integrated interpretations. Our expert are users of industry-standard geosciences software as Petrel, Interactive Petrophysics (IP), PowerLog, SMT, Eclipse, VIP, tNavigator, STARS, GEM and OFM. Their expertise is available to Develop 3D dynamic simulations to predict the future performance under various operating scenarios and sensitivities to determine the optimal reservoir exploitation scheme

We are experts in the design and implementation of complex Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects, acquired through multidisciplinary team work by geophysicist, geologist, petrophysicists, reservoir and process engineers leveraged by extensive research an experimental work at international and domestic laboratories, and audited by majors international operators and by universities.

An example is the Low Sal  Water and Miscible Gas Injection project implemented in a giant field El Furrial in Venezuela, an unique  EOR world class project that incorporated for the first time an intentional waterflooding process injecting Low Salinity water at the flanks of the reservoir simultaneous with Miscible Gas Injection at  the top of the structure to literarily wash the residual oil displacing it toward the producer wells, these two EOR two process were implemented in Venezuela in the decade of 1993 and 1998.



The water source for this Low Salt project was selected  as a result of a water sources experimental in laboratories of Intevep s.a., Core Lab, Serk Baker and Exxon.The design of miscible gas displacement process injecting dry gas at supercritical pressure and temperature was based in compositional simulation and experimental tests at Intevep s.a and Intevep with support of TCA reservoir engineering and the Texas University to determine the equilibrium constants at supercritical pressure and temperature not available in the literature.

The results of these projects allowed the achieve recovery factors close to 60% of the original oil in place.




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Julio Herbas

Petroleum Engineer

Oil and Gas are my profession and my passion. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, I am now running my own consultant and training firm. I revere be being able to share my extensive knowledge. I strive to improve the efficiency of oil production and to achieve the best possible symbiosis between nature and exploration.

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