Diagnosis and Analysis of Waterfloods

Projects, Facilities, and Construction

Course Description

This course covers well performance diagnosis and performance forecasting. Attendees will learn modern analytical tools and deal with data and their quality that enter into various studies.


  • WOR type-curve for flood performance
  • Production-well behavior with reciprocal-PI plot
  • Injection-well performance monitoring with modified-Hall plot
  • Estimating EUR with various empirical methods
  • Capacitance-Resistance Model (CRM) formulations for different control volumes
  • Introduction to spreadsheet program
  • Understanding reservoir connectivity and aquifer influx at individual wells
  • Probabilistic performance forecasting

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

Broaden your horizons beyond conventional waterflood management and learn from an expert with over 30 years of experience.

Who Attends

This course is for reservoir, production, and operations engineers.


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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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


Shah Kabir is a global reservoir engineering advisor at Hess Corporation in Houston. His experience spans more than 30 years in the areas of transient-pressure testing, fluid- and heat-flow modeling in wellbores, and reservoir engineering. Kabir coauthored the 2002 SPE book Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores and contributed to the 2009 SPE Monograph Transient Well Testing. Kabir has served on various SPE committees, including the editorial review committees for SPE Production & Facilities, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, and SPE Journal. He was a 2006–2007 SPE Distinguished Lecturer and became a Distinguished Member in 2007, and he received the 2010 Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award.

Kabir holds an MSc in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary.

Additional Course Resources

This course has supplemental books located in our SPE Bookstore entitled The Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Waterflooding, Second Edition, Waterflooding, and Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores, Second Edition. Please check out these valuable resources!