Introduction to Waterflood Management

Course Description

This course provides a complete review of all aspects of waterflood schemes being the most proven, lowest cost, and applicable to various types of reservoirs to EOR. A group exercise will be offered Class problems which will be offered to the course attendees to emphasize the technical concepts taught.

Course Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand data acquisition required to properly evaluate waterflood potential
  2. Evaluate geological and engineering risks to implement waterflood projects
  3. Establish the knowledge to present the cost and the benefit of the waterflood project to obtain managerial and regulatory agencies
  4. Learn how to estimate the Expected Ultimate Recovery (EUR) of the waterflood project and prepare production forecast

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Waterflooding and E.O.R.
  2. Reservoir Characterization
  3. Reservoir Drives and Reserves Estimate
  4. Waterflood planning and Design

Participants’ Profile

Engineers and geologists who are or will get involved in designing and monitoring waterflood projects. Technical level from junior and senior staff.


Some background in reservoir engineering will be helpful.

About the Instructor

Saad Ibrahim, P.Eng., an independent consultant and president of Petro Management Group Ltd., established in Calgary (1994). Graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1973. He also completed a post-graduate program with the University of Calgary, Canada, in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1983.

Mr. Ibrahim has over 40 years of reservoir/production engineering experience in Western Canada (with Amoco, BP and Husky) and internationally in Yemen (with Nexen Petroleum International Ltd.), Algeria, Libya, Tanzania, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The focus of Mr. Ibrahim’s experience lies in the area of reservoir management and well- test planning/analysis.