Waterflood Management


The different techniques used for surveillance and performance monitoring of waterflood projects to optimize oil recovery, will be discussed, including; the Hall Plot, VVR calculations, pattern balancing and re-alignment, volumetric sweep efficiency, production logging, injectivity problems and solutions, and conformance improvements. Numerous interesting case studies will be reviewed to illustrate the performance monitoring and optimization of waterflood projects from different parts of the world. Add-on schemes to improve oil recovery including, polymer and gas injection will be discussed. Class problems and group exercise will be offered to the course attendees to emphasize the technical concepts taught. A detailed course hand-out in full colours; which is an excellent reference, will be provided.




  • Understand the theory in a concise fashion but the focuss is on the practical applications for good reservoir management & production optimization
  • Learn how to set test objectives and select the appropriate test to meet test objectives including test design.
  • Learn how to evaluate data quality and how to analyze various tests using commercial software.
  • Get familiar with the latest analysis techniques for conventional and unconventional reservoirs


January 22-24, 2024

Register at:pmg@petromgt.com

This course is aimed at reservoir, petroleum, and exploitation engineers/ technologists. Other discipline staff; such as geophysicists and geologists who are involved in the field development and exploitation will also benefit from this course.

Daily Agenda:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to waterflooding and EOR
  • Potential incremental reserves
  • Statistics of waterflood and EOR scheme screening
  • Reservoir characterization
  • A review of factors that can affect waterflood performance
  • Case study (West Eagle Unit)
  • Case study (Ekofisk field)

Day 2:

  • Reserves determination
  • Case study (primary, secondary, & tertiary recovery schemes)
  • Reserves determination
  • Volumetric, material balance & probabilistic methods, RTA, and DCA
  • Design and planning of waterflood schemes
  • Review & screening of EOR schemes
  • Timing for start of waterflood projects
  • Pattern vs peripheral injection
  • Case study (South Pierson Unit)

Day 3:

  • Estimate of recovery factors (Stiles & Dykstra/Parson methods)
  • Methods of performance monitoring
  • Review of sweep efficiencies
  • Use of conformance plots
  • Use of the Hall Plot (class problem)
  • Group exercise; evaluate performance (Cardium Unit)
  • Discuss operational problems and remedies

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 and known 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.