Training Water Flooding: Design and Implementation of Water Flooding

Water Flooding: Design and Implementation of Water Flooding

29 – 31 Januari 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
10 – 12 Februari 2015, New Saphir Hotel, Yogyakarta
04 – 06 Maret 2015, Ibis Style Hotel, Yogyakarta
07 – 09 April 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
12 – 14 Mei 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
23 – 25 Juni 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
01 – 03 Juli, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
04 – 06 Agustus 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
08 – 10 September 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
06 – 08 Oktober 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
17 – 19 November 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
08 – 10 Desember 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta


This course is designed to provide design aspects required for successful water flooding plus main reasons for failures.  It presents a comprehensive coverage of analytical and applied aspects of water flooding including rock and fluid properties, theory, prediction methods of Stiles, Craig-Geffen-Morse, and Dykstra-Parsons, surface production facilities, and water flood problems and optimization. Water affects every stage of oilfield life from exploration through development, production, and finally to abandonment.

The course covers process description, pattern selection, injectivity issues, and design’s procedure. Furthermore, the course provides all components of produced water analysis and its required chemical treatment unit. It describes important measurements of water flooding to identify main problems, examine treatments and provide solutions.  Actual field cases for optimum application will be explained with in-class exercises.

This course will feature:

Basics rock and fluid properties controlling water flooding
Selection a candidate reservoir for water flood and design criteria
Components of water flood plant and stages of actual field case application
Calculation of water flooding injectivity and conductance ratio
Diagnostics, indicators, and surveillance
Surface facilities and water flood plant
Analytical and prediction methods:  Stiles, CGM, and Dykstra-Parsons

What are the Goals?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

Describe and apply surface and subsurface water flooding
Understand and apply analytical and prediction methods
Choose a candidate reservoir for water flooding
Identify various components and function of a water flooding plant
Identify water flood problems and how to solve them

Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Petroleum Production & Reservoir Engineers
Processing engineers & other discipline engineers
Geologists & Petro physicists
Engineers who are new to the profession
Other individuals who need to know about water flooding

Training Topics

Reservoir Properties and Design Factors of Water Flooding

Definition and history of water flooding
Water flood performance measurements
Water sources of  sweep water, good water and bad water
Important factors to consider in water flooding design
Types of water flood patterns and selection of a flood pattern
Important rock/fluid properties for reservoir engineering calculation

Frontal Displacement Theory and Water Flooding Injectivity

Analytical models: Buckley-Leverett and Welge methods
Calculation of time to breakthrough and cumulative water injected
Calculation of water flood injectivity and stages of water flooding
Prediction methods:  Stiles, Craig-Geffen-Morse, and Dykstra-Parsons
Calculation of areal and vertical sweep efficiencies
Main reservoir problems of water flooding project

Problems/Solutions of Water Flooding

Phenomena of water fingering and tonguing
Casing, tubing or packer leaks and channel flow behind casing
Moving oil-water contact  and watered-out layer without crossflow
Fractures or faults between injector and producer
Calculation of critical rate for water coning
Using reservoir simulation for water flood optimization

Diagnostics, Monitoring, and Surveillance of Water Flooding

Monitoring water flood techniques and used tools
Diagnostics, indicators, and surveillance  of water flooding
Well Diagnostics for water control using different ways
Recovery plot, production history plot, and decline-curve analysis
WOR diagnostic plot plus shut-in and choke-back analysis
Special diagnostics for Vertical Communication

Water Control Solutions

Mechanical solutions  for water-control problems
Chemical solutions and squeeze cement  treatments
Rigid gels for near wellbore shutoff of excess water
Injector problems and risk assessments
Field-wide considerations for water flooding
An integrated approach for cost saving operations