Current and Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Processes

Reservior Description and Dynamics


Several oilfields are currently under one or more of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes worldwide. Main groups of EOR processes include thermal, miscible, and chemical plus other processes. The goal of this course is to provide attendants with solid understanding of different aspects, types, and application of current and advanced types of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes. The course presents conventional and low salinity water floods plus others chemical, gas injection, thermal, advanced EOR processes such as; Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) method, carbon dioxide-steam process, seismic, electromagnetic and Advanced Microbial Enhanced Recovery (MEOR). The course also presents surface facility requirements and problems, technical backgrounds, current status, and future of chemical EOR techniques with field case studies worldwide to screen technical strengths and limitations of these methods.

Finally, this two-day course provides recent changes and newly-developed hybrid EOR methods and their applied techniques. This course compromises of mixed learning tools including detailed lecturing manuals, solved examples, and explanatory industry tools.

Course agenda (pdf)
Course brochure (pdf)

Learning Level

Intermediate to Advance

Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

The main learning objectives of this course are to make participants capable of;

  • Knowing  and determine rock and fluid properties for different EOR processes
  • Describing process, advantages and limitations of conventional and low salinity water floods
  • Classifying and screen different EOR methods for current producing reservoirs
  • Screening actual reservoir(s) to select the best EOR method for your reservoir
  • Maximising oil recovery using different EOR methods
  • Knowing newly-developed EOR methods of chemical, thermal, miscible, hybrid EOR methods
  • Understanding different problems and proposed solutions of different EOR processes

Who Should Attend

Reservoir engineers, production engineers, workover engineers, petrophysicists, geologists and geoscientists who are interested in enhanced oil processes.

Special Requirements

Participants can bring their own field/reservoir data and work on them for screening EOR suitability and applicability.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.



Shedid A. Shedid received his Doctorate (Ph D) from University of Oklahoma, USA, in Petroleum Engineering. He is a professor and international consultant of petroleum engineering for more than 20 years. He conducted several technical consultation and research projects of petroleum engineering in USA, Australia, Egypt, Libya, and UAE.
He authored two books and published numerous scientific papers at US and Canadian scientific journals and at international conferences about development of new techniques/models for solving real industry problems. Dr. Shedid supervised and examined several master and doctorate dissertations in petroleum engineering in different countries. He worked and taught petroleum engineering courses at Texas A& M University, University of Western Australia (UWA), UAE University, and British University in Egypt (BUE).
Dr. Shedid designed, developed and taught several industry short courses of Analytical and Applied Reservoir Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), and Coring & Core Analyses (RCA & SCAL) in different countries of Egypt, the UAE, Algeria, USA, Australia, Malaysia, Kuwait, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu),  Libya, Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
Professor, Shedid is currently a certified instructor and a technical consultant at SPE and NExT-Schlumberger, Houston, Texas, USA, and at IBC Academy, London, United Kingdom.

  • Analytical and Applied Reservoir Engineering (Basic and Advanced)
  • Coring and Core Analysis; Routine and Special Core Analyses (RCA & SCAL)
  • Screening, Design, and application of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes