Modified EOR Methods for Better Displacement

Disciplines: Reservoir

Course Description

This course offers an overview of modern EOR techniques with special emphasis on new ways of enhancements of classical EOR applications for better displacement efficiency. Recent R&D work on new EOR agents will also be discussed.


  • Rock and fluid properties affecting the EOR recovery factor
  • Conventional EOR agents
  • Water alternating gas injection
  • ASP, Chemically enhanced WAG
  • Chemically enhanced thermal EOR
  • Unconventional EOR methods

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

Those who are dealing with field development projects that involve EOR applications will benefit from attending this course.

Who Attends

This course is intended especially for young reservoir engineers, production engineers, geoscientists, and management personnel.


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.


Birol Demiral Photo

Birol M.R. Demiral is the Schlumberger chair in petroleum engineering at Universiti Teknologi Petronas. Currently he is the research leader of EOR Mission Oriented Research and head of the Centre for EOR at UTP. Previously he had been the chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey where he earned all of his degrees in petroleum engineering mainly on heavy oil recovery and worked for the last 15 years. While working at METU he joined Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute Heavy Oil Group (SUPRI-A) as a post-doctoral research affiliate for a period of four years between 1988 and 1992. He has more than 70 technical papers published and presented. He has been SPE Engineering and Professionalism Committee member since 2008 and a 25-year club member of SPE.