Waterflood Management 2018-10-25T10:45:23+00:00


November 19-21, 2018 – Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer

Now is the time to take action.

Are you a reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineer or technologist? Are you a Geologist involved in Waterflooding and EOR schemes? This course is for YOU!

Waterflood Management for Professionals is the course that will add more know-how to your delivery and review of Waterflooding schemes

This 3-day course offers you the opportunity to:

  • Receive the latest information, management and review of Waterflooding schemes.
  • Be prepared for Waterflooding management using the latest designs and techniques
  • Get opportunities to meet with industry leaders
  • Receive lecture from a professional with 30 years cognate experience
  • Share ideas and practical tips with your designated class in a friendly and practical-oriented environment.
  • Receive a colorful and detailed handout that is an excellent reference.

Cost: $2100 +GST
Date: November 19-21, 2018

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Course Objective:

This course provides a complete review of all aspects of waterflood schemes being the most proven, lowest cost, and applicable to various types of reservoirs. The various steps of waterflood implementation include cursory screening of candidate fields, scheme planning, project design (including pilot design), and the estimation of the expected incremental oil recovery and production performance, using the most common analytical and numerical methods in the industry.

The different techniques used to monitor/evaluate the performance of waterflood projects and to optimize oil recovery, will be discussed. Numerous interesting case studies will be reviewed to illustrate the performance monitoring and optimization of waterflood projects from different parts of world. Add-on schemes to improve oil recovery including, polymer and gas injection will be discussed. Class problems will be offered to the course attendees to emphasize the technical concepts. A detailed course hand-out in full colours; which is an excellent reference, will be provided.

Waterflood Management

What will you learn?

    1. How to characterize oil fields including
      1. Geological/petrophysical/seismic/engineering data
      2. Case study
    2. How to estimate reserves using the industry standard techniques
    3. Evaluate reservoir drives to confirm water injection requirements
    4. Learn to the details of waterflood project design, including:
      1. Data requirement and timing to start water injection
      2. Methods of water injection
      3. How to estimate expected incremental oil recovery, using various analytical methods
      4. How to optimize the application of Multi-stage Frac Hz wells in waterflooding and the use a simulator tool
      5. The use of “Russian method” to confirm EUR and production forecast
    5. How to monitor the performance of waterflood project to achieve the highest oil recovery, including:
      1. Pressure history and Voidage Replacement Ratio’s (VRR’s)
      2. To ensure good water quality and filtering system
      3. Use the Hall Plot and PLT to propose workovers for production optimization
      4. To review and revise water injection pattern, if necessary
      5. Use of well  testing and bubble map

Who Should Attend:

This course is aimed at reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers/technologists, and geologists who are involved in the area of Waterflooding and EOR schemes.

Course Instructor:

Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng,


president of Petro Management Group Ltd. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas Industry as a worldwide highly recognized engineering consultant and a distinguished instructor. He also completed a post-graduate program with the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The focus of Mr. Ibrahim’s experience lies in the area of Reservoir management, and well test planning/analysis. Mr. Ibrahim is a member of APEGA and SPE.

Course Agenda:

Reservoir Characterization

  • A review the factors that can affect waterflood performance from worldwide projects
  • Selective criteria to choose suitable candidate fields for EOR application
  • Reservoir facies and heterogeneity (case study)

Reservoir Drive Mechanisms

  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery schemes (case study)
  • Performance characteristics of different reservoir drive mechanisms
  • The use of reservoir drive indices to asses water injection requirement

Reserves Determination

  • Volumetric, material balance, and probabilistic methods (class problem)
  • Decline analysis
  • Empirical method (Russian method!)

Design and Planning of Waterflood Schemes

  • Review and screening of EOR schemes
  • Timing start of waterflood projects
  • Water injection requirement and control methods of injection volumes
  • Waterflood displacement mechanism (fractional flow, Buckley Leverett)
  • Scheme planning and design; including pilot design (case study)
  • Application of Multi-stage frac Horizontal Wells (MFHW) in waterflooding of tight formations
  • Factors that impact oil recovery
  • Prediction of recovery efficiency, using Dykstra and Parsons, Stiles method and other empirical techniques
  • Add-on schemes including, polymer and gas injection (case study)
  • Illustration of “friendly-user” reservoir modeling/simulation to predict performance of waterflood projects.

Performance Monitoring Waterflood Schemes

  • Monitoring of pressure and VRR
  • Bubble maps and various production/injection performance diagnostic graphs
  • Use of PLT tools and tracer surveys (case studies)
  • Well testing and the Hall Plot (class problem)
  • Monitoring of the water quality and injectivity
  • Water filter size determination