About The Courses

To acquire basic theory of Enhanced Oil Recovery, analyse more common methods of EOR and learn how to carry out EOR screening.  Learn how to use Thermal, Chemical, Gas  and Solvent methods: selection criteria, recovery targets and challenges, design considerations, case studies.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to select the enhanced recovery method that best suits the conditions of the reservoir which they operate and also maximise reservoir recovery at the least cost, ensuring maximum investment efficiency. Technical challenges of enhanced oil recovery phase; increasing complexity, cost/benefit consideration, facilities modifications and personnel training will be discussed. A critical review of the emerging technologies, future R & D directions will be devoted an extensive coverage. Participants will learn to forecast reservoir performance under various EOR methods employing the proper empirical, analytical, and simulation tools.


Review of basic concepts: Definition of Secondary Recovery and Enhanced Recovery. Capillary pressure. Wettability. Interfacial tension. Relative permeability curves. Mobility ratio. Thermal, Chemical and Solvent Methods: Steam Stimulation, Steamflood, SAGD, Combustion In Situ, Alkali, Surfactant and Polymer (ASP), Polymers, Solvent injection, EOR screenign criteria, Technical challenges of EOR phase, Emerging Technologies, Future R&D directions, EOR Rate and Recovery forecasts using empirical, analytical, and simulation tools.

Day 1

Concepts Review

  • Objective of the exploitation of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Investment Efficiency
  • Secondary Recovery and Enhanced Oil Recovery, difference of the concepts
  • Ultimate Recovery Factor
  • Properties affecting Ultimate Recovery Factors
  • Bubble Point
  • Viscosity
  • Mobility
  • Mobility Ratio
  • Capillary pressure
  • Wettability
  • Relative Permeability
  • Relative Permeability Curves
  • API correlations for estimating Ultimate Recovery Factor

Day 2

Thermal Methods

  • Fundamentals
  • Steam Stimulation
  • Ninka Technology
  • Steamflood
  • SAGD
  • In Situ Combustion
  • Other Thermal

Day 3

Chemical and Solvent Methods

  • Alkalis, Surfactants and Polymers (ASP)
  • Polymers Injection
  • CO2 Injection

Day 4

  • Reservoir characterization and phase behavior
  • Flow regimes and sweep
  • Immiscible gas/water flood mechanisms
  • First contact miscibility mechanisms
  • Multi-contact miscibility mechanisms
  • Reservoir simulation, WAG design, and performance forecasting
  • Performance and monitoring of field projects

Day 5

Emerging Technologies

  • EOR Screening Criteria
  • Technical challenges of enhanced oil recovery phase;
    • increasing complexity,
    • cost/benefit consideration,
    • facilities modifications
    • personnel training
  • Case Studies
  • Critical Review of Emerging Technologies
  • Future R&D directions
  • Discussions and Case Studies

Who Should Attend

This short course is intended for all Engineers responsible for the exploitation of Hydrocarbons Reservoirs. The training is suitable for Reservoirs Engineers, managers and/or supervisors of Reservoirs Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists, Integrated Studies Engineers and Reservoirs Simulation Engineers.

Key Features

Location: Lagos

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques: Chemical, Gas and Water (REOR)

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  • Price: $ 3,000
  • Duration: 5 Days
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