Waterflood Management & EOR

Mr. Saad Ibrahim: P. Eng
March 4-8, 2024 and November 11-15, 2024

Course Description:
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 world. Review and application of various EOR schemes. Discussions of EOR schemes including miscible flooding of Hydrocarbons and CO2. Other EOR schemes includes chemical and thermal recovery for heavy oil reservoirs.

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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.

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.

Daily Agenda

Day 1:

  • Introduction to waterflooding and EOR
  • Potential incremental reserves
  • Statistics of waterflood and EOR scheme screening
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Case study (West Eagle Unit)
  • Case study (Ekofisk field)

Day 2:

  • Reserves determination
  • Case study (primary, secondary, & tertiary recovery schemes)
  • Reserves determination
  • Design and planning of waterflood schemes
  • Review & screening of EOR schemes
  • Timing for start of waterflood projects
  • Case study (South Pierson Unit)

Day 3:

  • Estimate of recovery factors (Stiles & Dykstra/Parson methods)
  • Methods of performance monitoring
  • Use of conformance plots Use of the Hall Plot (class problem)
  • Group exercise; evaluate performance (Cardium Unit)

Day 4:

  • Review of EOR shemes and application
  • Miscible flood design for hydrocarbons and CO2
  • Case studies -Glden Spike
  • Gas injection (miscible & immiscible)
  • Heavy oil and bitumen (SAGD & insitu composition)

Day 5:

  • Chemical flooding (polymer and ASP)
  • Microbial flooding