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RPS Group

Introduction to Waterflooding

Quick Facts for this Event
Date: Apr 03 - 05, 2017
Length: 3 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Calgary, AB
Delivery Method: Classroom Training
CEU: 2.4 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 24 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
Fee: $ 2,375 CAD
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Course Description
This three-day course, designed for practicing petroleum engineers, geologists, and other technical support staff, provides a basic understanding of the key technical aspects which are involved across the entire life cycle of a properly designed waterflood scheme. The sessions include an overview of data requirements, methods employed to obtain the data, and methods used to interpret the data for the design and operation of an effective waterflood. Participants will be provided with the analytical tools that enable estimation of the primary baseline production forecast and incremental waterflood recovery predictions. The sessions will also provide practical training to address waterflooding issues that are relevant in today's oil field operations. In-class examples and hands-on exercises are included. Some experience in petroleum engineering is a benefit, but not a prerequisite. Participants are requested to bring a calculator to the course.

For a more advanced waterflooding course, we recommend the "Optimizing Existing Waterfloods" course.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Overview of Petroleum Geology and Waterflooding Implications
  • Review Data Requirements for Reservoir Description
  • Review Methods for Estimating Primary Recovery Forecasts
  • Consideration of Various Analytical Waterflood Models
  • Understanding Natural Water Drives
  • Waterflood Design and Production Forecast Example
  • Water Quality Issues - Review
  • Regulatory Requirements for Waterflood Applications
  • Consideration of Surveillance Methods for Mature Waterfloods

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Rob Lavoie is a reservoir engineer with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of Reservoir Engineering. Over the past 15 years, he has designed and written regulatory applications for multiple CO2 and acid gas enhanced oil recovery projects and waterflood schemes for a number of companies. Since 1991, Rob has worked as a reservoir engineer with RPS Energy Canada and as an independent consultant. He now provides supervision, leadership, and training in the areas of: CO2 sequestration, miscible and immiscible enhanced oil recovery project plans and field development plans, numerical modeling, and regulatory applications for RPS's numerous clients nationally and internationally. Rob is a member of APEGA, SPE.

Training Venue

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May 21, 2014, Development Coordinator SEOPS, Calgary
Great course!