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Water Flooding Management Course

Course objective

By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

  • Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on water injection technology and determine the water flooding process from “A” to “Z” as a major method.
  • Recognize the various elements of reservoir drive mechanisms and producing characteristics
  • Employ the methods pertaining to water flood performance efficiencies and discuss the design aspects of water injection system
  • Distinguish the influence of the reservoir and fluid characteristics on injection process and determine the relation between reservoir engineering data and injected water
  • Evaluate the different effects of the recovery factor and reserves as well as explain the aspects of water injection systems according to water source by identifying the various matching reservoir requirements
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principals involved in pressure maintenance & oil displacement by an injected fluid
  • Describe the process of water flooding by identifying its design, operation and monitoring
  • Acquaint the participants with the concept of immiscible gas injection in oil reservoirs by discussing the techniques & calculation methods used in immiscible gas/oil displacement and identifying the compositional effects during immiscible gas displacement
  • Explain concepts utilized in monitoring the displacement process
  • Explain the functions of water injection systems through filters and deaeration and identify the various types of filters
  • Detail the different qualities of seawater corrosion and distinguish the relationship of microbiological growth and corrosion in line with the structure and growth of diatoms, bacteria and algae
  • Apply the several tests used to evaluate water quality including process of collecting samples, transport of samples and test frequencies for particle counts

Who should attend?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals (especially the engineers and technical staff whose responsibilities include the safe and cost effective operation of water injection systems) but will greatly benefit:

  • Petroleum, production & reservoir engineers
  • Process engineers and field operation staffs
  • Geologists and geophysicists
  • Engineers who are new to the profession
  • Corrosion personnel and chemical engineers
  • Other individuals who need to know about waterflooding and waterflooding management

Course Outline

Module One: Water Flood Data Management - Data Acquisition, Analysis and Integration

  • Reservoir rock  properties
  • Reservoir fluids properties
  • Factors affecting in water flooding

Module Two: Screening for Water flooding

  • Drive mechanisms
  • Reserves estimate and remaining reserves
  • Reasons for water flooding and history
  • Secondary recovery and pressure maintenance concept
  • Reservoir engineering aspects and screening for water flooding
  • Water injection systems – water source: produced water, aquifers and seawater - nature and composition of waters and seawater - matching reservoir requirements - water compatibilities and scale
  • Water injection systems – basic water treatment - basic seawater treatment: filtration and deaeration

Module Three: Design Aspects of Water Injection System

  • Reservoir-geology considerations in the design and operation of waterfloods
  • Immiscible displacement theory
  • Immiscible displacement in two dimensions-areal
  • Vertical displacement in linear and areal models
  • Fractional flow and performance measures
  • Waterflood performance efficiencies
    • Microscopic efficiency of immiscible displacement
    • Macroscopic displacement efficiency of a linear waterflood
  • Waterflood design
  • Heterogeneity, flood pattern, recovery efficiency
  • Candidates, patterns, and factors affecting pattern selection and well spacing
  • Factor influencing water flood recovery
  • Water flood production performance and reservoir forecast
  • Waterflood monitoring
  • Waterflood field-case-studies examples/ practices and problems

Module Four:  Water Flooding Quality & Monitoring – What’s Next?

  • Water quality and monitoring
  • Corrosion problems (reasons and solutions)
  • Field operation, water system, compatibility and treatment
  • Various EOR processes and their recovery expectations, optimum time ..
  • Introduction to chemical enhanced oil recovery techniques
  • Polymer flooding

Module Five: Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Applications as an Extension to the Waterflooding

  • Surfactant flooding
  • Alkaline flooding
  • Hot water flooding
  • Steam injection
  • Water flood project optimization and economic evaluation
  • Field examples and case histories



Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the Cut Off date below.

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Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 31-08-2020
Event End Date 04-09-2020
Cut off date 24-08-2020
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Naivasha,Kenya
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