Optimizing Existing Waterfloods, Houston, November 11-12, 2013

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 11, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Nov 12, 2013 / 4:30 am - (CST)
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This 2-day course seeks to provide the tools that practicing reservoir and production engineers, along with geologists, can use to learn how the waterflood has performed, and what is now being communicating about the reservoir and its characteristics. The course will demonstrate how "listening" to production data, and paying attention to all aspects of the waterflood system, can pay significant dividends. The sessions will also provide participants a review of the basic principles of waterflooding, with emphasis on "Optimization" and "Improvement Potential".  The course will also explore the entire waterflood system, including: water quality issues, water treatment options, injectivity improvement potential, identifying possible well impairment causes, and well placement options.  Participants will learn surveillance methods, available waterflood simulation tools, and the economic implications of waterflood optimization.  A number of classroom exercises and worked problems are provided. Participants are not required to have prior waterflooding experience to benefit from the course, but this is an asset. Participants are requested to bring a calculator to participate in classroom exercises.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Review of the Physics of Waterflooding
  • Water Quality and Injectivity Issues
  • Pattern Design and Alteration Options
  • Waterflood Surveillance Methods
  • Modern Waterflood Improvement and Optimization Methods
  • Waterflood Decline Analysis
  • Waterflood Economic Considerations

Date: Nov 11 - 12, 2013

Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,995.00 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.