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