Applied Enhanced Oil Recovery


Total producing system as a group of components encompassing reservoir rock, completions, vertical flow strings, reassertions, horizontal, inclined flow lines, risers, gathering system networks, compressors, pump stations, metering system, and market system rate/pressure. An improper design of any one component, or a mismatch of components, adversely affects the performance of the entire system. Nodal analysis identifies bottlenecks and serves as a framework for the designing of efficient field wide flow system including wells, artificial lift, gathering lines, and manifold. Production optimisation analysis is used also in planning new field development.


On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basis for all the improved oil recovery technologies in use today and be able to select the most appropriate technology for a particular field application.
  • Calculate recovery factors for primary, secondary, and tertiary displacements and determine realistic incremental oil recovery estimates for secondary and tertiary processes.


  • Petrophysical properties for enhanced oil recovery
  • Definition of reserves
  • Producing phases and recovery efficiencies
  • What is enhanced recovery? Why EOR?
  • Chemical methods in enhanced oil recovery (improved waterflooding processes)
  • Thermal EOR techniques—steam (cyclic steam and drive), SAGD , in situ combustion, and various EM
  • Solvent flooding (carbon dioxide flooding)
  • Microbial enhanced hydrocarbon recovery
  • EOR challenges—practical solutions and case studies

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for reservoir and production engineers, geologists, petrophysicists, and those involved in reservoir performance management.


Attia Attia

Attia Attia is a professor of petroleum engineering and former Head of the Petroleum Engineering and Gas Technology Department in the British University in Egypt, BUE. Prior to joining the BUE, he was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering at Suez Canal University. Attia is an active consultant to the industry in the areas of enhanced oil recovery, reservoir characterisation, gas reservoir engineering, and hydrocarbon reserves. He has published in excess of 30 papers related to reservoir characterisation, formation evaluation, and enhanced oil recovery in national and international journals. Attia has designed and delivered a wide range of short courses for the petroleum industry in the Middle East. Attia spent one year at LSU, USA, carrying out research in the area of petrophysics. He has visited a number of UK universities, established modern, advanced petroleum laboratories at BUE, and developed a new MS programme in integrated petroleum reservoir management. He is a member of the SPE.