Water Injection Management

Disciplines: Reservoir

Course Description

The water injection management course will comprehensively delve into the fundamentals and design aspects of water injection, encompassing surveillance and monitoring techniques. Through engaging case studies, participants will gain insights into best practices and lessons learned, understand the factors contributing to the failure of certain waterfloods, and learn strategies for maximizing the benefits derived from a waterflood operation.

Learning Level


Course Length

1.5 Hours

Why Attend

Attending the water injection management course offers invaluable knowledge and practical insights into optimizing waterflood operations, equipping participants with essential skills to enhance reservoir recovery and mitigate potential pitfalls.

Who Attends

Reservoir Engineers  |  Geologists  |  Geochemistry  |  Geomechanics  |  Well Engineers


1.5 hours; 0.15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)/1.5 Professional Development Hours (1.5 PDHs)

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.


Dr. Ganesh Thakur is a world-recognized leader in reservoir engineering and management, EOR, CCS and CCUS. He is the Director of Energy Industrial Partnerships & Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Houston. He began his professional career at SSI in Denver, Colorado in 1973 after receiving a PhD in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and specializing in EOR. He worked for BP/Amoco in the research department, and in 1977 joined Chevron, where he worked for 37 years and advanced to the highest level technical professional as VP – Reservoir Management, Global Advisor and Fellow. Most of his current work relates to EOR, IOR, reservoir engineering and management, reserves evaluation, due diligence, unconventional oil and gas field development, CCS and CCUS, and expert witness. He has written more than 100 technical papers and presidential articles, several books, holds a number of patents, and has presented over 200 lectures and short courses around the world. His numerous honors include the 2005 SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award, SPE Legion of Honor, and Honorary Membership Award. He served as the 2012 President of SPE International, and the SPE Foundation President in 2020 and 2021.  He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2016 and National Academy of Inventors in 2022. Currently he serves as the VP of TAMEST (Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology), and he will become the President in January 2025.   

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