Enhanced Oil Recovery Technologies

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Online - Virtual , 20240701 01 - Jul - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20240909 09 - Sep - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241209 09 - Dec - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


The increasing demand of oil by the global industry develops very good opportunity for more applications of current and advanced enhanced oil techniques in mature oil fields. The current and advanced EOR technologies can be classified into Thermal Technologies, Chemical Processes, Miscible Flooding Methods and Unconventional Processes. All of these techniques suffer from several problems of accurate reservoir characterization, difficult screening actual severe heterogeneous reservoir, pilot design, and field implementations.

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of different design aspects, types, screening criteria, and field application of current, advanced and emerging technologies of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes.


Upon the successful completion of Enhanced Oil Recovery Technologies course, participants will be able to:

  • Know the oil reservoir drive mechanisms including the types of reservoir energy, fluid properties, material balance, compaction drives, etc.
  • Describe the process of water flooding by identifying its design, operation and monitoring
  • Acquaint the participants with the concept of immiscible gas injection in oil reservoirs by discussing the techniques & calculation methods used in immiscible gas/oil displacement and identifying the compositional effects during immiscible gas displacement
  • Develop in-depth understanding on polymers, gels, foams and resins including their conformance problems and improvements
  • Become familiar with the miscible processes which includes designing a miscible flood, knowing its compositional numerical simulation and prediction of compositionally enhanced solvent flood behavior
  • Learn the process of thermal recovery by steam injection and discuss their design calculation, steam delivery systems and heat management
  • Become aware of the process description of in-situ combustion using the laboratory studies and explain in detail its screening guidelines and operation practices


Engineers, geoscientists, field operation staff, management personnel, and others involved in the various aspects of oil recovery, and petroleum reservoir management


Our highly practical experiential learning method is results-oriented; based on an adult learning concept. The course is designed as a blended environment of presentation; workshops; group work; practical exercises; field application/ case studies, analysis and several industry videos showing all processes; and general discussions. The course will include real case studies in the oil and gas industry. Most of the cases studies have been presented in international journals by the instructor.

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


Module 1 - Introduction and Screening Criteria for the EOR Processes (Rock and Fluid Properties)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Introduction to Enhanced Oil Recovery
    • Different enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods
    • Reservoir concepts, rock and fluid properties for EOR
    • Types of Reservoir Energy: Producing Mechanisms
    • Screening criteria and mechanisms of different EOR methods

Module 2 - Secondary Recovery Projects (Water flooding Technique)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Reserve Estimation and Classification
    • Maximize oil recovery using Mobility Ratio and Capillary Number
    • Reservoir Types and Reservoir Management
    • Secondary Recovery and Pressure Maintenance
    • Microscopic Efficiency of Immiscible Displacement
    • Macroscopic Displacement Efficiency of a Linear Water flood
    • Immiscible Displacement in Two Dimensions-Areal
    • Water flooding: design requirement, limitations, and displacement theory
    • Vertical Displacement in Linear and Areal Models
    • Water flood Design
    • Water flood Monitoring
    • Water flood Field-Case-Studies Examples

Module 3 - Current and Advanced Chemical EOR Techniques

  • KeyTopics:

    • Polymer flooding: polymer types, properties, and types of degradation
    • Polymer flooding: mobility ratio (M), slug design, and field application
    • Alkaline processes
    • Surfactant processes

Module 4 - Current and Advanced Miscible EOR Techniques

  • KeyTopics:

    • Alkaline/polymer and ASP flooding: process and limitations
    • Miscible Recovery Processes
    • Miscible gas EOR: CO2, HC, and Nitrogen injection methods;
    • Carbon dioxide miscible and immiscible flooding processes
    • Microbial (MEOR) processes

Module 5 - Current and Advanced Thermal EOR Processes

  • KeyTopics:

    • Thermal Recovery Techniques
    • Thermal processes; cyclic and continuous steam injection
    • Cyclic Steam Stimulation: Design Considerations and Process Optimization
    • Steam-Assisted-Gravity-Drainage (SAGD)
    • In- situ combustion methods: forward and backward
    • Limitations, challenges and problems of different EOR methods
    • Field Examples and Case Histories

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