Waterflood Management

Mr. Saad Ibrahim: P. Eng
Jan 22-24, 2024 & Sept. 23-25

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 to EOR. The various steps of waterflood implementation include a 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, including the stiles and Dykstra-Parsons.

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 exercises 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.

Live Online:
Cost: 1,920 (+ 5% GST)

Cost: $2,400 (+ 5% GST)

On-demand (Recorded):
Cost: Full Course $1,000 (+ 5% GST)
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This course is aimed at reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers/technologists, and geologists who are involved in the area of Waterflooding and EOR schemes.

Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng, president of Petro Management Group Ltd.Withover 35 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. He is a worldwide highly recognized engineering consultant and a distinguishedinstructor (Please see his professional profile).Mr. Ibrahim is a member ofAPEGA and SPE.

Live Online:
Cost: 1600 (+ 5% GST)

On-demand (Recorded):
Cost: Full Course $1000 (+ 5% GST)
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Waterflood Management

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For the on-demans online option, please make your selection of your choice:

  1. Attend the full course (all sections) for only $1,000.0 + GST (which is 20% off)
  2. Select the requested section(s), and add up the fee of each section +GST

Online course agenda:

Section 1: Introduction to Waterflooding and E.O.R

(Duration 34 minutes) Fee: $60.0

  1. History waterflood and EOR worldwide
  2. How EOR Schemes Affect oil recovery
  3. Rock and fluid characteristics of various waterflood and EOR schemes

Section 2: Reservoir Characterization

(Duration: 2 hrs. 30 minutes) Fee: $180.0

  1. Geophysical, geological, and petrophysical definitions (Case study)
  2. Impact of Depositional Environments on reservoir geometry and quality
  3. Rock and fluid properties (Case study)
  4. Integration of static & dynamic data into reservoir modeling

Section 3: Reservoir Drives and Reserves Estimate

(Duration: 2 hrs. 22 minutes) Fee: $170.0

  1. Review of various reservoir drives and characteristics (Case study)
  2. Volumetric and material balance calculations (Case study) and (Class problem)
  3. Probabilistic and statistical methods
  4. Reservoir Limit Test application to evaluate feasibility of waterflood (Case study)

Section 4: Waterflood planning and Design

(Duration: 6 hrs & 08 minutes) Fee: $480.0

  1. Factors that impact waterflood performance
  2. Design steps of waterflood and EOR
  3. Screening process of waterflood and EOR projects
  4. Application of low salinity waterflood (LSW)
  5. Design details of waterflood pilot project (Case study)
  6. Design optimization of waterflood using Hz well with multi-stage frac (Case study)
  7. How to reduce water break-through in MFWH’s
  8. Planning water injection requirement and control (Case studies)
  9. Waterflood stages and duration (Class problem)
  10. Methods to predict EUR, including:
    • Empirical Method (Case study)
    • Buckley and Leverett displacement mechanism
    • Weldge Method, after water break-through (Class problem)
    • Stiles Methods for layered reservoir (Class problem)
    • Dykastra -Parsons Method for Heterogeneous Reservoirs (Class problem)
  11. Numerical modeling of waterflood, use of software (Case study)

Section 5: Performance Monitoring of Waterflood Projects

(Duration 3 hrs) Fee: $240.0

  1. Evaluation of reservoir sweep efficiencies.
  2. Pattern injection balancing at different stages of waterflood.
  3. Advantages and disadvantages of analytical and numerical monitoring techniques, including:
    • Conformance plots (Class problem)
    • Voidage Replacement Ratio (VRR)
    • Water quality and water filter size determination
    • WOR vs cumulative oil applications (Class problem)
    • Hall Plot (Class problem)
    • Tracer surveys
  1. Ferrier Cardium Unit #3, performance evaluation (Class exercise)
  2. Unique water injection problem (Case study)
  3. Performance Comparison of waterflood projects worldwide

Section 6: Operation Problems

(Duration: 1 hrs 20 minutes) Fee: $120.0

  1. How to diagnose production problems and prepare remedial action
  2. Packer seal-off test (Class Quiz)
  3. Early water production and break-through
  4. Scale and corrosion problems
  5. Clay swelling and fine migration