Advancements in Oil Enhancement Processes


Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) includes chemical, thermal, and miscible processes and chemical EOR processes have been applied successfully worldwide. This course is designed to provide key aspects of chemical methods plus process limitations thus providing participants with edge knowledge and advancements in chemical, chemical-steam, and microbial EOR processes. The course will also present technical backgrounds, current status, and future of chemical EOR techniques with field case studies worldwide to screen technical strengths and limitations of these methods.

Participants will leave the course with ability to define and understand different mechanisms of Enhanced Oil recovery (EOR) methods, ability to screen actual reservoir to select the suitable EOR method,  ability to select suitable chemicals for EOR and knowing the best chemicals (super chemicals), actual application of chemical/thermal EOR method, and feasibility of Microbial EOR process.

Course Topics

  • Classification and description of different EOR methods: chemical, miscible, and thermal
  • Application of EOR screening of 3 actual fields for best selection of EOR processes
  • Super chemicals and pilot design for alkaline/surfactant/polymer (ASP) flooding
  • Field application of chemical/steam (surfactant/steam, CO2/steam and others) processes
  • Feasibility and field cases of microbial EOR (MEOR) and advanced MEOR processes

Who Should Attend

Fresh and experienced reservoir engineers, production engineers, surface facility engineers, workover staff, geologists, geoscientists, and others who are interested in enhanced oil processes.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


Shedid A. Shedid

Shedid A. Shedid is currently a certified instructor and a technical consultant at SPE and NExT-Schlumberger in Houston, Texas. He received his PhD from The University of Oklahoma in petroleum engineering. He has been a professor and international consultant of petroleum engineering for more than 20 years. He conducted several technical consultation and research projects of petroleum engineering in the U.S.A., Australia, Egypt, Libya, and U.A.E. He also published more than 78 scientific papers in U.S.A. and Canadian scientific journals and at international conferences about development of new techniques/models for solving real industry problems. Shedid supervised and examined several master and doctorate dissertations in petroleum engineering in different countries. He worked and taught petroleum engineering courses at Texas A&M University, University of Western Australia (UWA), UAE University, and British University in Egypt (BUE). Shedid designed, developed, and taught several industry short courses of analytical and applied reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and water flooding management in different countries of Egypt, U.A.E., Algeria, U.S.A., Australia, Malaysia, Kuwait, Libya, China (Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu), Oman, and Vietnam.


  • Analytical and applied reservoir engineering
  • Design, analysis, and application of water flooding
  • Design, screening, and application of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes