Waterflood Design, Management, and Optimization

Quick Facts for this Event
Date: Feb 20 - 22, 2018
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
 
All Dates for this Course
12-Feb-18 Houston (3 days)$ 2,375 USD
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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, management, and optimization of an effective waterflood. Participants will be provided with the analytical tools that enable estimation of the primary recovery 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.  Modern methods of optimization of existing more mature waterfloods will also be covered in detail – including the use of streamline models for waterflood surveillance and optimization.  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.

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
  • Waterflooding Tight Reservoirs
  • Consideration of Modern Surveillance Methods for Mature Waterfloods
  • Waterflood Management and Optimization Methods
  • Use of Steamline Models and Numerical Models for Waterflood Optimization

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Instructor

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

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

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