Screening of Reservoirs for EOR/IOR

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics

Course Description

This course examines the rationale and philosophy behind the screening process for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and Improved Oil Recovery (IOR). Participants will learn to identify the technical and economic factors that determine the feasibility of a given IOR / EOR scheme. Emphasis is on the practical side, with a minimum of theory. Participants will receive a workbook containing copies of the instructor’s presentations and solutions to class problems.


  • Screening of prospects for different EOR processes
  • Monitoring and surveillance

Upon completion of this course, participants should have an understanding of:

  • Screening of reservoirs for gas, thermal and chemical EOR
  • Risks and risk mitigation in EOR

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

This course is an excellent way to quickly boost your professional skills and learn from a recognized expert in the field of enhanced oil recovery.

Who Attends

This workshop is for petroleum, reservoir, production and facilities engineers, as well as managers and planners who are interested in screening reservoirs being considered for enhanced or improved oil recovery.

Special Requirements

Attendees must bring a laptop to class and their own reservoir data for class discussion.


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.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page. Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will. Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

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.


Ashok K. Singhal, an expert in EOR technologies and horizontal well applications, is a principal consultant with Premier Reservoir Engineering Services, where he provides consulting and training in EOR. He has more than 35 years of worldwide oil and gas experience in heavy oil and tar sand reservoir engineering, horizontal well technology, CO2 flooding, thermal EOR, and waterflood projects. He has lectured on EOR, horizontal well applications and other topics around the world.

Singhal is an engineering alumnus of Indian School of Mines and the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

He earned his PhD in petroleum engineering from the University of California and later taught chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and petroleum engineering at the University of Alberta.

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