Waterflooding: Performance Predictions and Surveillance

HOT Engineering
Course summary
5 days
4,850 USD, 3,490 EUR
Professional Training
Next available date: 24/11/2019 - Doha
Course Dates
24/11/2019   (English)
4,850 USD
31/08/2020   (English)
3,490 EUR

Waterflooding: Performance Predictions and Surveillance

Waterflooding Performance Predictions / Surveillance Course

Waterflooding: Performance Predictions and Surveillance - 5-Day Open Training Course

Waterflooding is one of the most commonly implemented improved oil recovery techniques in the world. In this course, the participants are presented the fundamental concepts of oil displacement by water and provided techniques for estimating recovery, evaluating behaviour and monitoring performance of waterflood projects.

This 5-day course covers the reservoir engineering aspects of waterflooding in clastic and carbonate reservoirs. The seminar combines geology, rock and fluid properties, and immiscible displacement theory to develop waterflooding prediction techniques and to aid in the evaluation of actual waterflood performance behaviour. Detailed predictions of oil and water producing rates, water injection rates and recovery efficiency are presented. Selection of waterflood patterns (regular, irregular, peripheral), prediction of sweep efficiency (areal, vertical and displacement), and an analysis of other variables which control recovery efficiency are included.

Also discussed are waterflood surveillance techniques such as:

  • Production testing
  • Production plots (rate-time, rate-cum, WOR-cum, etc.)
  • VRR analysis
  • Volumetric sweep (reservoir conformance) determination
  • Injection profile testing
  • Pressure transient testing
  • Step-rate testing
  • Hall plots (pros and cons)
  • Pattern balancing
  • Bubble maps
  • Injection efficiency determination

These surveillance techniques provide the engineer with data required for the efficient management of both new and mature waterfloods. The course content and example problems have been selected to teach and illustrate important concepts.

Theoretical concepts are clearly explained and examples used to demonstrate oil displacement by water. The concepts are presented individually so you will have a complete understanding of displacement principles and how they affect oil recovery when designing or analysing a waterflood project.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course has been developed for:

  •  An engineer or geologist at just about any experience level, from no waterflood experience to several years of waterflood experience

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon conclusion of this course, participants will have a firm understanding of how:

  • How water displaces oil in porous media
  • How to estimate water floodable oil
  • How to estimate oil recovery by waterflooding
  • How to monitor, analyse and optimise current waterflood projects

Training Course Content

The course content of Waterflooding: Performance Predictions and Surveillance is as follows:

  • Factors controlling waterflood recovery
  • Review of rock properties and fluid flow
  • Determination of oil in place
  • Mechanism of immiscible fluid displacement (displacement sweep)
  • Flood patterns (regular and irregular) and impact on areal sweep efficiency
  • Injection rates and pressures
  • Reservoir heterogeneity
  • Waterflood performance prediction
  • Waterflood surveillance


The course fee includes tuition, course material, refreshments and lunch per session day and a 100 EURO non-refundable registration fee. Course fees do NOT include accommodation or living costs. Applicable taxes will be added. 

The course is held at a top quality hotel with excellent meeting facilities.

Provider: HOT Engineering

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