Introduction to Waterflooding, Houston, October 7-9, 2013

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 07, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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This 3-day course is designed for practicing petroleum engineers, geologists, and other technical support staff, and provides a basic understanding of the important elements of the entire life cycle of a properly designed waterflood scheme.  The course includes an overview of the data requirements and methods of obtaining the necessary data, and interpretation of tests used for waterflood design and operation.  Participants will be provided with analytical tools that enable estimations of the primary baseline production forecast and incremental waterflood recovery predictions.  The sessions will 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 pre-requisite, for the course. Participants are requested to bring a calculator to the course.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

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

Date: Oct 07 - 09, 2013   Length: 3 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)   Location: Houston, TX   Delivery Method: Classroom Training   CEU: 2.4 Continuing Education Units   PDH: 24 Professional Development Hours   Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion   Fee: $ 2,495.00 USD


Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

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 enhance 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, CIM, and SPEE.