Advanced Reservoir Waterflooding Management

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Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia , 20240715 15 - Jul - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20240917 17 - Sep - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241125 25 - Nov - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


On average, nearly two-thirds of the original oil in place remains after reservoir abandonment following secondary recovery. The low oil recovery is primarily the result of reservoir heterogeneity, unfavourable fluid and rock properties, poor waterflood management, and cost considerations.


This Advanced Reservoir Waterflooding Management training covers all elements of a waterflood project, from source water selection to produced water disposal and everything in between. Participants are grouped into small multidisciplinary teams. This course gives a comprehensive understanding of Water flooding and gas injection and the critical variables influencing the flooding process. The course contains both theoretical and practical material so that an engineer can apply learned knowledge to his/her unique reservoir. The course discusses process optimization to reduce production costs while maximizing oil recovery and income.


By completing the Advanced Reservoir Waterflooding Management, the attendees will be acquainted with:

  • Reservoir Engineers Deliverables
  • Reservoir Recovery Methods and Principles of Waterflooding
  • Waterflooding Methods and practices case studies (success and failure)
  • Petroleum Economics and impact of poor operation efficiency.
  • Shale continuity and its criticality in predicting waterflood performance
  • Water flooding technique and cost vs other methods to increase oil recovery.
  • Time-based concepts and practices fundamentals and implementation.
  • Main concepts and practices for process optimization
  • Water disposal management, reducing production cost, minimizing waste, and maximizing oil recovery and income.


This Advanced Reservoir Waterflooding Management training is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit  Reservoir, production, facilities, and operations engineers who are involved with some aspects of a new or existing waterflood project; geoscientists and professionals who want to get a better feel for the entire process of planning, development, management, and recovery optimization of a waterflood project.


This training utilises various proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. The program will be interactive and practical. There will be work in groups and pairs as well as individual exercises and everyone will get an opportunity to discuss their issues with Water flooding. Each day will end with time to produce an action plan for delegates’ continuing development. Excel sheets and software will be used to give practical exercises.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Waterflood Overview and Reservoir Property Effects

  • KeyTopics:

    • Waterflood overview:
      • Define waterflooding
      • Describe how it works
      • Explain why waterflooding is applied to some reservoirs
      • Explain the differences between patterns
      • Describe other ways of typing waterfloods
      • Describe how to measure the success of a waterflood
      • Main surveillance and data sources quality check
    • Waterflood Reservoir Property Effects:
      • Petroleum resources classification
      • The Effects of:
        • Rock properties on waterflood performance
        • Fluid properties on waterflood performance
        • Relative permeability and wettability on waterflood performance
        • Capillary pressure on waterflood performance
        • Pattern size and shape on waterflood performance

Module 2 - Waterflood Reservoir Heterogeneity Effects and Forecasting Overview

  • KeyTopics:

    • Waterflood Reservoir Heterogeneity Effects
      •  Reservoir geology importance to waterflooding
      • Shale continuity criticality to predicting waterflood performance
      • Dipping reservoir behavior under waterflooding
      • Reservoir anisotropy control for waterflood performance
      • Reservoir continuity impact on predicting waterflood performance
      • Natural and hydraulic fractures affect on waterflood performance
      • Reservoir heterogeneity measurement techniques
    • Waterflood Forecasting Overview
      • Multiple statistical, and analytical, methods of predicting waterflood performance.
      • 3D Simulation and streamlines simulation “Waterflood Problem Case Study” methods of predicting waterflood performance.
      • Strengths and weaknesses of prediction methods.

Module 3 - Waterflood Analytical Forecasting and Surveillance

  • KeyTopics:

    • Waterflood Analytical Forecasting
      • A deep dive into a selection of the most popular analytical waterflood models
      • Predict waterflood performance using the Buckley‐Leverett Method, Craig‐Geffen‐Morse Method, the Stiles Method.
    • Waterflood Surveillance
      • Voidage Replacement Ratio
      • Monitoring the performance of an injection well, a producing well, and a pattern.
      • Ways to measure the connectivity between injectors and producers
      • 4D seismic
      • Geochemistry analysis
      • Chemistry issues

Module 4 – Producing vs. Injecting Wells and Water Sources

  • KeyTopics:

    • Producing vs. Injecting Wells
      • Performance of injection wells using analytical and numerical methods
      • Advantages of modeling producing wells together with injection wells
      • Injection above and below the oil‐water contact
      • Compare injection (above and below the bubble point) (through vertical and horizontal wells) (through hydraulically fractured wells)
      • Discuss the merits of partial perforation vs. full perforation
      • Explore perforation strategy differences between injection and producing wells
      • Methods of water shut‐off in both injection and producing wells
      • Artificial lift methods for producing high water‐cut wells
      • Advantages and disadvantages of Matrix vs fracture injection
      • Calculate the optimal ratio of producing to injecting wells for a waterflood
    • Waterflood Water Sources
      • Sources of water
      • Main properties of the water source
      • Impurities removal from injection water
      • Materials added to injection water

Module 5 - Waterflood Optimization and Planning

  • KeyTopics:

    • Waterflood Planning
      • List the kind of data needed to plan a waterflood
      • Common negative factors
      • Waterflooding candidate selection
      • Choices to be considered in creating a robust waterflood design
      • FDP and Waterflood design document over the life of the flood
      • Waterflood Pilots “Case Study”
    • Waterflood Optimization
      • Measuring deviations from expectations
      • Water injectivity
      • Revisiting design assumptions
      • Deploying new technology intelligently
      • Moving from secondary to tertiary.
      • Waterflooding operation efficiency “Case Study”
      • LoSal and bright water Fundamentals, Mechanisms, Coreflood experiments, SWCTT.
      • Waterflooding Petroleum Economics.

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