Optimising Existing Waterfloods


Disciplines: Reservoir

Course Description

This course covers practical methods for analysing the performance of existing waterfloods and optimising their technical and economic performance. Geological complexities in the reservoir often become apparent only after a waterflood has been implemented. Other operational factors could also result in performance that is significantly different from what was expected. This course focuses on surveillance methods and corrective measures that can help to optimise a field’s performance.

Topics:

  • Geological settings
  • Characterising waterflood production response
  • Identifying problems
  • Computer software applications for waterflood surveillance
  • A case study

Learning Level

Intermediate

Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend

Although waterfloods are a traditional stimulation technique, they can be tricky. This course provides expert advice that will help you avoid problems and optimise the waterflood performance in the field.

Who Attends

This course is for practicing reservoir production and operations engineers, technologists and other professionals who are responsible for managing or operating waterfloods and implementing redevelopment plans.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Unites) are awarded for this 2-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.

Instructors

Brian Weatherill, P.Eng., is a petroleum engineering specialist with APA Petroleum Engineering with more than 30 years of oilfield experience. Prior to becoming a consultant in 1998, Weatherill spent over 20 years with Shell Canada where he gained extensive experience in petroleum engineering, enhanced oil recovery, petroleum technology management and project management. Weatherill has also managed well stimulation operations for a privately-owned Canadian company.

Rob Lavoie, a reservoir engineering associate with RPS Energy, has more than 30 years of oilfield experience. After ten years with Shell Canada, Lavoie developed a natural gas supply forecasting application for TCPL (formerly NOVA) during 1992 to 1996. He joined RPS Energy (formerly APA Petroleum Engineering) in 1996. He has extensive experience with enhanced oil recovery (EOR) feasibility and production forecasting. Much of Lavoie’s current area of practice involves the use of CO2 as a miscible flooding agent for EOR and/or the sequestration of CO2 into saline aquifers. Lavoie earned his BS in chemical engineering in 1981.

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