Waterflooding Concepts, Design Prediction and Optimization
This 1-day course reviews the characteristics of petroleum reservoirs and ways that injected fluids affect the success of waterfloods. Managing waterfloods is an optimization process. There are opportunities, for example, to improve well placements and completions to better manager voidage and replacement, and to use additives for extending the ultimate recovery. These and other possibilities should be addressed before and during the flood.
The discussion includes the various sources of data, measurement techniques, and their cost-effectiveness. Using simple procedures and specific diagnostic plots, we will analyze the performance of actual waterfloods. Participants will learn shortcuts for predicting the effectiveness of waterfloods, and chemical methods for enhancing them. Hands-on classroom exercises will focus on ways to troubleshoot problems relating to the reservoir, wellbore or surface facilities.
Why You Should Attend
Waterflooding is one of the most basic techniques for secondary recovery, yet conducting the most efficient and effective water flood is tricky business.
Who Should Attend
This course is for reservoir engineers, geologists, production engineers and asset managers who want to improve their understanding of waterflooding.
The SPE online bookstore has titles that cover the topic of waterflooding concepts, design prediction and optimisation topic. SPE members get a discount on all purchases.
0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.
A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellation less than 15 working days before the course begins. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.
- For the course held in Manama, no refund will be made on cancellations received within 15 days prior to the training course date
- No refund will be issued if a registrant fails to attend the training course
Iraj Ershaghi is the Omar B. Milligan professor and director of the petroleum engineering program at USC. He is also serving as the executive director of the Center for Smart Oilfield Technologies at USC. He has a BS degree in petroleum engineering from University of Tehran and an MS and a PhD in petroleum engineering from USC. Prior to joining the faculty at USC in 1972, he worked for AGIP-SIRIP, Signal Oil and Gas Company and California State Lands Commission. His areas of research and publications are reservoir characterization, well testing, and improved recovery processes.
As a registered engineer, Ershaghi has also served as a consultant on projects with Texaco, Aera, Unocal, Tenneco, Venoco, McFarland Energy, National Bureau of Standards, Pall Well Technology, Tidelands Oil Production Company, Santa Fe Energy, Southern California Gas Company, Pacific Offshore Operators, Minerals Management Service of the US Department of Interior, and the US Department of Justice. He has also served as a consultant to Petrovietnam and Indonesia PERTAMINA and State of California. During 1996–2006, he served as director of the US Department of Energy West Coast Petroleum Technology Transfer Council mentoring small independent producers in California.
Ershaghi has been the recipient of SPE’s Distinguished Faculty Award, Distinguished Member Award, Western North America Distinguished Service Award, Technology Transfer Award for Development of the Smart Oilfield Technology Curriculum, and Western Regional North America Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award. As a fellow of Institute for Advancement of Engineering, he received the Outstanding Educator Award of American Association for Advancement of Engineering and the Outstanding Educator Award of Orange County Council of Engineers and Scientists. He served as SPE’s Distinguished Lecturer during 2006–2007.