Principal Aspects of Water Flooding – From Water Source to Oil Export

Completions Drilling Production and Operations Reservoir Projects, Facilities and Construction


This one-day training course designed to provide valuable insights into the waterflooding technique. Key themes, which will be discussed during the training course includes application, requirement and economics. Participants expected to delve into technologies, processes involved, and obtain a broad understanding of the important role that each profession plays in a successful waterflood.

Attendees will be shown relevant and real examples to demonstrate the components covered during this course. Content covered including:

  • Evaluating the application of waterflooding
  • The where, when, why and how of sub-surface design
  • Complexities of the delivery and specification of the injectant
  • Monetising field value with waterflooding

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why You Should Attend

The key learning objective is for the participants to obtain fundamental knowledge of the waterflooding process. In turn, this will prepare the participants for the corresponding SPE Workshop: Efficient Waterflood - Exploring Strategies for Optimisation and Recovery .

Who Should Attend

The workshop will be of interest to all who are designing, managing a waterflood, or want to increase their understanding of waterflood management. Professionals who are responsible in the following functional areas would be relevant:

  • Geoscience
  • Field Development Planning
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Production Chemistry
  • Production Technology
  • Reservoir Management
  • Reservoir Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Well Completions
  • Wells Engineering


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.


Andrew Parker is a Petroleum Engineer with more than 30 years’ experience working on a broad range of reservoirs, hydrocarbon types and recovery mechanisms for various companies (the last 18 years with Shell). His assignments have enabled him to live in Japan, Australia, Brunei, Egypt, and The Netherlands. He held positions including Petroleum Engineering Manager, Chemical EOR R&D Manager, Global Waterflood Consultant (within Shell), Field Development and Project Manager, Chief Reservoir Engineer, Consultant and Reservoir Engineer.

In relation to waterflooding, he has been involved in all aspects from the construction and commissioning of water treatment plants, design of floods and the operation and optimisation of floods both onshore and offshore. Andrew is an experienced trainer having given a significant number of courses globally within Shell and externally on the subject of Waterflooding and Chemical EOR.