Waterflood Optimization Using Multi-stage Frac Hz Wells (MFHW)

Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer, President Petro Management Group

Interactive Workshops: To Be Announced, Calgary AB

Waterflood Optimization Using Multi-stage Frac Hz Wells (MFHW)

The exploitation of numerous oil and plays in North America has been growing using the
technology of Multi-stage Frac of Horizontal Wells (MFHW). However, the majority of
these plays have been producing only under primary production, yielding modest
ultimate oil recoveries in the range of 4% to 10%. The application waterflooding of
these plays using MFHW has not yet been applied extensively, which if properly
applied, could double the ultimate oil recovery. The purpose of this seminar is to
investigate different optimization options to significantly increase the ultimate oil
recovery, especially for tight oil formations such as the Cardium, Montney, Bakken, etc.
New tools and techniques have become available to predict the performance and
optimize the design of MFHW waterflooding, using the following design criterion:

  1. The spacing between the producers and injectors
  2. Frac spacing and frac geometry.
  3. Timing to start water injection
  4. How to take advantage of the “Frac strategy”
  5. Case studies; to evaluate performance of MFHW water flooding for tight sand.

Interesting 3D visualization/animation output from numerical modeling will be displayed
to emphasize the concepts above.
Typically this L&L starts at 11:30 am (complimentary lunch is offered by PMG) and the
technical presentation usually runs from 11:40 am until 12:50 noon, leaving 10 minutes
for questions at the end.

Waterflood Optimization Using Multi-Stage Frac Hz Wells

Speaker: Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng. – or Hoshne Banu, P. Eng.

Saad Ibrahim Calgary

Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and Internationally including projects in Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador. His focal experience is in Reservoir Engineering with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields. He has evaluated and initiated horizontal well applications that resulted in a remarkable increase in production levels. He also has a special interest in well test planning and analysis using state of the art software (F.A.S.T by Fekete and PanSystem). He has been involved in all phases of implementing secondary and tertiary recovery schemes. He has also expertise in technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures. Mr. Ibrahim has conducted numerous technical presentations to the Petroleum Society of the CIM and various training courses to the industry.