Obtaining a better understanding of the reservoir fundamental parameters and the important factors that influence secondary recovery is the first part of this course. With a clear focus on developing the reservoir aiming at maximizing oil recovery and minimizing operating cost, water flooding, as a prime secondary recovery method, is examined thoroughly. Selecting specific criteria for implementing water flooding at different for different reservoirs and subsurface conditions will be presented. Key elements required for calculating recovery factor, mobilization, displacement & sweep efficiencies, fractional flow analysis, and heterogeneity & gravity segregation interaction and their influence on displacement/recovery are fully covered.
This course provides a profound knowledge of water flooding technology with emphasis on applications in both green and brown oil fields. This course goes beyond fundamentals and principles to reach out to very serious issues concerning increasing recovery from oil fields with minimum operating cost. Design, application, and challenges will be entertained during the course. Case studies will be used as a venue for the latest technology applications in different regions of the globe.
Understand the fundamentals of waterflooding as the most attractive EOR methods.
Understand the design and applications of waterflooding technology.
Understand the procedure of optimization of waterflooding via chemically modification.
Understand the waterflooding remaining challenges.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Understand the fundamentals, applications, impact, challenges, and limitations of waterflooding technology
Understand and utilize the frontal advance theory and the Buckley-Leverett method
Assess, maintain, and integrate the required data to design a successful waterflooding project
Understand the influence of CCA, SCAL and other reservoir characterization aspects on waterflooding and make decisions on their usage
Optimize chemically modified waterflooding projects
Specialists in reservoir engineering, secondary recovery, EOR, and IOR
Introduction to Multiphase Flow in Petroleum Reservoirs
CCA/SCA Versus Reservoir Characterization
Validation of CCA/SCA Data
Residual Oil Saturation (ROS) Issue
Optimization of Waterflooding by ASP
Chemical Modified Waterflooding Envelop