SPEI: Waterflooding Concepts, Design Prediction and Optimization

Speaker Dr. Iraj Ershaghi
  Dr. Iraj Ershaghi is the Omar B. Milligan Professor and Director of the Petroleum Engineering Program at USC. He is also serving as the USC Executive Director of the Center for Smart Oilfield Technologies at USC. He has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Tehran and ...


 


Dr. Iraj Ershaghi is the Omar B. Milligan Professor and Director of the Petroleum Engineering Program at USC. He is also serving as the USC Executive Director of the Center for Smart Oilfield Technologies at USC. He has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from University of Tehran and an MS and a PhD in petroleum engineering from USC. Prior to joining the faculty at USC in 1972, he worked for AGIP-SIRIP, Signal Oil and Gas Company and California State Lands Commission. His areas of research and publications are reservoir characterization, well testing and improved recovery processes.



As a registered engineer, Dr. Ershaghi has also served as a consultant on projects with Texaco, Aera, Unocal, Tenneco, Venoco, McFarland Energy, National Bureau of Standards, Pall Well Technology, Tidelands Oil Production Company, Santa Fe Energy, Southern California Gas Company, Pacific Offshore Operators, Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as a consultant to Petrovietnam and Indonesia PERTAMINA and State of California. During 1996-2006, he served as Director of the U. S. Department of Energy West Coast Petroleum Technology Transfer Council mentoring small independent producers in California.



Dr. Ershaghi has been the recipient of SPE's Distinguished Faculty Award, Distinguished Member Award, Western North America Distinguished Service Award, Technology Transfer Award for Development of the Smart Oilfield Technology Curriculum and Western Regional North America Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award. As a fellow of Institute for Advancement of Engineering, he received the Outstanding Educator Award of American Association for Advancement of Engineering and the Outstanding Educator Award of Orange County Council of Engineers and Scientists. He served as SPE's Distinguished Lecturer during 2006-2007.



Full Description

Course Description

The art and science of waterflood management is an optimization process. There are opportunities for the field engineer to improve well placement, well completion, and voidage/replacement management, and the use of additives for stretching ultimate recovery. As such, critical factors and diagnostic procedures are discussed before initiation and during the flood.

The course includes an overview of critical characteristics of petroleum reservoirs and injection fluids affecting the success of Waterfloods. Then various sources of data and measurement techniques and their cost effectiveness are scrutinized. Simple procedures for the analysis of waterflood performance data using specific diagnostic plots are examined with examples from actual Waterfloods. Short cut prediction techniques are reviewed, and chemical methods for enhancement of waterfloods are discussed. Hands-on class exercises focusing on troubleshooting methods related to causes originating from reservoir, wellbore and/or surface facilities are also included.

Who Should Attend

Reservoir engineers, geologists, production engineers and asset managers can benefit from this course.

CEUs

0.8 (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

For more details, please contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org

Organizer Chiwila Mumba-Black

When?

Tue, Aug. 31, 2010
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Road Suite 1075
Houston, Texas 77042
USA

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