Waterflooding A to Z - WF - In House Training

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5 days
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Waterflooding A to Z - In-house training by PetroSkills

This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. Waterflooding has long been proven as the simplest and the lowest cost approach to maintaining production and increasing oil recovery from an oil reservoir. However, these benefits may fall far short of the expectations unless the time-tested concepts and practices are clearly understood and judiciously implemented. These concepts and practices aim at process optimization -reducing production cost while minimizing waste and maximizing oil recovery and income. This course is light on theory but heavy on proven and successful practices. Published case histories of projects around the world are reviewed to provide an understanding of divergent points-of-view, what works where, what fails when, and why. This training covers all elements of a waterflood project from A to Z - from source water selection to produced water disposal and everything in between. Participants are grouped into small multi-disciplinary teams. All classroom discussions and problem-solving sessions are handled in an asset-management team format. Simulation studies are done in class to evaluate basic waterflooding physics as well as to optimize the development of a hypothetical field. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants. *La sesin realizada en Buenos Aires estar enseada en espaol

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Outcome / Qualification etc.

This in-house training course has the following outcomes:
  • Distinguish rock characteristics and fluid properties that control displacement of oil and thereby influence oil recovery
  • Predict incremental oil recovery and develop production profile using required data and its sources
  • Specify components of a well-designed waterflood plan
  • Estimate injection water requirement, incremental oil production, and volumes of produced water
  • Monitor waterflood performance and optimize oil recovery through new technology
  • Use reservoir simulation to address basic recovery mechanisms and optimization

Training Course Content

This in-house training programme can be customised to meet your specific requirements. It typically covers:

  • Why is water and/or gas injection needed
  • Reservoir characterization and aquifer influence
  • Water-displacing-oil flood mechanisms
  • Design aspects
  • Recovery expectations and production forecast
  • Production engineering aspects and performance indices
  • Associated problems/risks and ways to minimize impact
  • Reservoir monitoring
  • Optimization of oil recovery
  • Review of case histories
  • Oil recovery enhancement beyond waterflood

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PetroSkills - Oil & Gas Training Courses

PetroSkills was founded in 2001 as an alliance between BP, Shell and OGCI, aiming to accomplish a mission of vital importance for the future of the Oil & Gas industry. PetroSkills provide high quality professional training and courses that are...

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