Course Objectives

To screen reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods, select the promising EOR method, understand the mechanisms controlling each EOR method, and to predict the performance of a certain EOR method and analyze reservoir performance.

Course Description

This course will cover basic concepts and principles of different EOR methods including chemical, miscible, and thermal and others. The course is focused on issues related to these techniques including laboratory, numerical simulation, and field applications. Case studies will also be presented to support the latter three aspects along with exercises. In addition, fractional flow theory will be utilized to predict the behavior of these methods. The new advances in these methods will be discussed as the oil industry has expanded its activities in this area tremendously all around the world.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants will learn the following:

Who Should Attend

Petroleum engineers, geoscientists, management personnel or other technical personnel with at least a B.S. degree and some experience in reservoir engineering. The course benefits both new recruits as well as experienced professionals with interest in EOR methods.


Day 1: EOR and Related Petrophysics Overview (Exercise/Pre-Exam)

Day 2: Waterflood, Sweep Efficiency, and Fractional Flow (Exercise)

Day 3: Chemical Methods (Polymer, Surfactant, Alkaline, ASP) (Exercise)

Day 4: Miscible Methods (Exercise)

Day 5: Thermal Methods (Exercise/Post-Exam)