Re-Thinking Water-Flooding: Technology Provides New Solutions

Reservior Description and Dynamics


Water flooding has been around for 150 years. While not much has changed in terms of theory and description of the process, the performance and recoveries in water flood projects have changed dramatically and are continuing to do so. New technology in surveillance and well completions has revolutionized the management and implementation of water flood projects. This course will be mainly focuzed on the modern management of water floods and understanding of the factors that contribute to this success drawing upon new technological advances in reservoir surveillance and well completions while also briefly touching upon the basics of theoretical aspects related to reservoir engineering.

This 3-day course will essentially be divided into three main components:

Understanding: The physics of the process, analytical models, fractional flow theory, Frontal advance concepts from Buckley and Laverett.

Implementing: selection of candidate, types of floods, engineering the flood design, injection water handling, produced water management, related issues; scaling corrosion.

Managing: Performance monitoring, forecasting, setting up diagnostics, streamline models, surveillance planning (usual + DTS, DAS, ICDs, ICVs), completion strategies, beyond water flood.

Learning Level

Beginner/ Intermediate

Course Length

3 Days

Why Attend?

  • Understand the importance of integration in water injection project
  • Improve/ acquire understanding on critical impact of Reservoir and operational factors in a water injection project
  • Gain insight in water flood design aspects
  • Evaluation and management of flood performance, mid-course corrections, future predictions using modern technology
  • Learn application and use of water flood diagnostic techniques
  • Knowledge sharing on Industry best practices in water flooding

Who Should Attend

The course is suitable for engineers with some background and experience of water flood however it has been designed in such a manner so as to include engineers who are a beginner level as well. The information and material provided would be highly useful to both, beginner, and those with some experience.

Special Requirements

Participants are advised to bring a laptop to the class.


2.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 3-day course.


Vipin Prakash Gupta

Vipin Prakash Gupta has over 20 years of diversified E&P experience primarily in Reservoir Engineering, full lifecycle planning and maturation of hydrocarbon systems. In the 20 years, Vipin Gupta has been leading, supervising and conducting reservoir simulation studies and at the same time reviewing and updating older studies while looking after the integrity, validity and maintenance of the relevant databases. During this time he was also responsible for field development planning, recommending mid-course corrections using sector simulation models (Eclipse/ MoRes) and initiating surveillance programs for all critical data acquisition. Vipin Gupta has a wide integration of knowledge ranging from seismic, geology and production data for understanding of filed /well performance and analysing long term and short term reservoir performance with view to achieving the MOU targets to maximizing the NPV of reserves in accordance with company policies on reservoir management and HSE. Vipin Gupta’s  key competencies are:

  • Reserves estimation, documentation, and presentation including reserves reporting to the SEC
  • Water-flood Management using classical diagnostics and state of the art streamline simulation in onshore heavy oil (clastics) and offshore (carbonates) environments
  • Integration of various data to distill reservoir knowledge for focused and productive WRM ( Well & Reservoir Management)
  • Reservoir simulation (including streamline simulation) (Eclipse/MoRes) and petroleum database management systems (OFM)
  • Strong leadership, mentoring and supervisory skills.
  • Outcome focused, and proven track record of performance
  • Team player and leader – strong communication and interfacing skills
Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh Kumaris a Professional Reservoir Engineer with over 28 years of experience in exploration and production of oil and gas with a strong reservoir engineering (RE) and business-focus skills. Rakesh being a reservoir engineer has a strong competency in Reservoir Simulation, Well and Reservoir Management, Field Development Planning and Executions, Reserve Estimation and operational RE tasks. Rakesh Kumar’s key competencies are:

  • Reservoir Modelling using Eclipse/MoReS/CMG-IMAX. Identifying and managing key subsurface uncertainties. The development and evaluation of different development concepts and options including Thermal (Steam Flooding), GI and WAG EOR methods
  • PVT Modelling
  • Well and Reservoir Management
  • Implementation of best practice reservoir management strategies by constructing and implementing surveillance plans through basic data gathering and evaluations (Pressures, wells tests, core, PVT and production data)
  • Identifying production enhancement opportunities through zone transfers, work overs, Water Shut Off jobs, perforation and gas lift optimisation