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Waterflooding A to Z - WF

Training overview
5 days
Professional course

Course description

Waterflooding has long been proven as the simplest and the lowest cost approach to maintaining production and increasing oil recovery from an oil reservoir. However, these benefits may fall far short of the expectations unless the time-tested concepts and practices are clearly understood and judiciously implemented. These concepts and practices aim at process optimization - reducing production cost while minimizing waste and maximizing oil recovery and income. This course is light on theory but heavy on proven and successful practices. Published case histories of projects around the world are reviewed to provide an understanding of divergent points-of-view, what works where, what fails when, and why. This training covers all elements of a waterflood project from A to Z - from source water selection to produced water disposal and everything in between. Participants are grouped into small multi-disciplinary teams. All classroom discussions and problem-solving sessions are handled in an asset management team format. Simulation studies are done in class to evaluate basic waterflooding physics as well as to optimize the development of a hypothetical field.

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Who should attend?

Reservoir, production, facilities, and operations engineers who are involved with some aspects of a new or existing waterflood project; geoscientists and professionals who want to get a better feel for the entire process of planning, development, management, and recovery optimization of a waterflood project.

Training Content

Overview & terminology; Effect of rock properties; Effect of heterogeneity and anisotropy; Effect of fluid properties; Wettability; Capillary pressure; Relative permeability; Physics of water displacing oil; Statistical forecasting; Analytical forecasting; Numerical forecasting; Injector monitoring; Producer monitoring; Integrated monitoring; Effect of water impurities; Surface processing of injection and produced water; Water shut-off; Pattern rotation; Natural & hydraulic fractures; Horizontal well applications; Downhole separation; Enhanced waterfloods; Waterflood planning; Many case histories


The cost of this course is $4000 per participant.

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Average rating 4.1

Based on 11 reviews

Reservoir Engineer
Very well taught. The instructor has a true command of technical details. This was present in how effectively he was able to boil down the mathematical concepts. Thank you!
Reservoir Engineer
I liked the course a lot, first because of the good interaction of the instructor with us. Then the material emphasized in the course was clear. The questions answered by the instructor in the beginning of the class was a very good way to clarify any material that was not understood at the previous class.
Development Geologist
Everything was equally informative.
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