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.