Current and Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Course Description

Several oil fields are currently under one or more of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes Worldwide. Main groups of EOR processes include chemical, solvent (gas), and thermal EOR plus other processes. The goal of this course is to provide attendants with solid understanding of different aspects, types, and applications of current and advanced Enhanced oil Recovery (EOR) processes.

The main oil recovery categories include primary, secondary, and enhanced oil recovery. After the reservoir is depleted, secondary and enhanced oil recovery methods will be introduced targeting the residual oil saturation of this field. Today it is better to apply EOR in a secondary mode. This course presents the three main groups of EOR techniques plus advanced EOR of SAGD, THAI, CAPRI, microbial, Enzyme, low salinity and hybrid (combined) EOR methods. Required rock and fluid properties for applications and screening criteria for each EOR method will be presented. Detailed EOR methods will be covered with several actual field cases. The course is a blended experience of presentation, class exercises, open discussion, field applications and industry videos.

Course Outline:

  • Definition and classification of enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Reservoir concepts of main rock and fluid properties for EOR
  • Screening criteria and mechanisms of different EOR methods
  • Mobility Ratio (M) and Capillary Number (Nc) to maximize oil recovery.
  • Water flooding, chemical, solvent and thermal EOR techniques.
  • Advanced EOR methods using horizontal wells of SAGD, THAI and CAPRI.
  • Other EOR Processes: MEOR, Enzyme, LowSal, Electric, Seismic, electric,...etc
  • Screening criteria for four actual field cases and field implementation.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

By the end of this course, you will learn:

  1. Different classifications and mechanisms of different EOR methods
  2. How to screen actual field cases to select the suitable EOR method
  3. Different types and sub-types of current and advanced EOR processes
  4. Maximization of oil recovery using Mobility Ratio (M) and Capillary Number (Nc)
  5. New EOR techniques of MEOR, Enzyme, Seismic, Electric, EM-EOR, chemical-thermal hybrid methods

Who Attends

Reservoir engineers, Production engineers, Petroleum engineers, Petrophysicists, Geologists, and Geoscientists who are interested in enhanced oil processes.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1 day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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Dr. Shedid A. Shedid received his Doctorate (Ph D) from University of Oklahoma, USA, in Petroleum Engineering. He is a professor and international consultant of petroleum engineering of more than 20 years. He conducted several technical consultation and research projects of petroleum engineering in USA, Australia, Egypt, Libya, and UAE. He also published numerous scientific papers in US and Canadian scientific journals and at international conferences about development of new techniques/models for solving real industry problems. Dr. 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).

Dr. Shedid designed, developed and taught several industry short courses of Analytical and Applied Reservoir Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), and Coring & Core Analyses (RCA & SCAL) in Egypt, the UAE, Algeria, USA, Australia, Malaysia, Kuwait, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu), Libya, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Professor Shedid is currently a certified instructor and a technical consultant at SPE and NExT-Schlumberger, Houston, Texas, USA, and at HOTEng, Austria.

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Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir