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Waterflood Optimization on Mature Fields

27 – 28 November 2013

Tyumen, Russia | Tyumen Hotel

Schedule Overview

26 November

Training Course: Waterflood: Key Focus Areas

Instructors: David Chappell and Andrew Parker, Technology Block, Shell Group, Rijswijk, Netherlands


  • Introduction (why do we waterflood, history of waterflood)
  • Basic principles (importance of geology, relative permeability, mobility, wettability, capillary pressure)
  • Chemistry (importance of water sourcing, clay impacts, scaling, souring)
  • EOR (polymer, alkaline surfactant polymer, low salinity flooding)
  • Injection philosophy (matrix injection, fractured injection, containment, sweep)
  • Waterflood surveillance and optimisation

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The participation in one-day course is free of charge for all conference delegates. Extra day of accommodation to be paid on top.

27-28 November

Waterflood Optimization for Mature Fields

The Committee is offering for the workshop programme the following technical sessions and topics for group discussions:

  • Session 1: Data acquisition and surveillance technology: logging, DTS/acoustic telemetry, tracers
  • Session 2: Geological modeling, field development, integrated system modeling
  • Session 3: Wateflood  management  and optimization
  • Session 4: EOR technology—past, present, and future methods for recovery factor increase, deep conformance treatments
  • Session 5: Gas injection for Enhanced Recovery

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 above listed themes and demonstrate the most illustrative cases providing the combination of experience and innovations, application of traditional and advanced practices.