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Waterflood Optimization on Mature Fields

27 – 28 November 2013

Tyumen, Russia | Tyumen Hotel

About this Workshop

The critical task for increase of oil production efficiency and extension of mature fields’ lifetime is optimization of waterflood systems. Waterflood optimization is a complex of technical solutions including the analysis of injection and production wells’ performance, waterflood front “behavior” along with geological reviews of reservoirs and residual recoverable reserves. The analysis accuracy depends on the availability of sufficient data acquired from drilling and well monitoring, as well as on understanding of the reservoir structure and characteristics. Data acquisition is a key to the overall optimization process and is focused on monitoring of injection and intake rates, determination of water breakthrough reasons and water sources in specific wells, and how residual reserves are distributed. Waterflood optimization plan is developed on the basis of waterflood design and geological surveillance. Accurate selection and optimization of waterflood management methods is a key to efficient development of mature fields. Russian oil and gas operators have a wide experience in waterflood management and optimization.

During this workshop, companies will have an opportunity to discuss the main operational and development issues, new methods for sweep efficiency increase, and field development processes. Our goal is to ensure this workshop is attended by representatives of the major production and service companies and is an exemplar forum for a free dialogue to share experience, learn various approaches to waterflood optimization and performance evaluatio and discuss the economical aspects for development of mature fields with waterflooding.

Who should attend

  • Reservoir engineers
  • Drilling engineers
  • Production engineers
  • Production technologists
  • Production operations/surveillance engineers
  • Facilities engineers
  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Petrophysicists

General Information

Information for Presenters

If you are interested to be a speaker at the workshop, please send your presentation abstract (2-3 paragraphs with description of nature and scope of work, possible applications and summary of results or technical contributions) to Victoria Rachinskaya at vrachinskaya@spe.org before 15 November. Your abstract will be reviewed by the Program Committee to consider its acceptance for the Workshop Program.

  • Participant’s name, Company name
  • Contact details: phone number, address, e-mail address
  • Session’s title
  • Title of your presentation

The preference will be given to presentations that precisely correspond to the listed themes and demonstrate the most illustrative cases providing the combination of experience and innovations as well as application of traditional and advanced practices.

Poster Session

In addition to the scheduled presentations, the Programme Committee will incorporate a poster presentation session within this workshop. The poster session will allow participants an opportunity to present additional new ideas to those interested.The applicants willing to participate in the poster session shall contact Victoria Rachinskaya (SPE Moscow office) at vrachinskaya@spe.org  to get the requirements for poster preparation and selection for the workshop.


Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 100 delegates with proven experience and/or knowledge of the subject areas being covered.

Programme Information

Detailed information on ATW Programme will be posted on SPE website: http://www.spe.org/events/13ATYU and SPE Moscow section site: http://www.spe-moscow.org

Conference Report

  • Presentation materials will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers. PowerPoint presentations will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the discussion leaders will signify their permission for SPE to do so.
  • The Committee will prepare a full report containing the highlights of the workshop description. This report will be circulated to all attendees. The copyright of the summary report will belong to SPE.


In keeping with applied technology workshop objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logo must be limited to the poster slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive a certificate from SPE attesting to their participation in the workshop.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is recommended. The workshop atmosphere is informal.