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    OIlfield Water Management - RILS

    This course covers the entireoilfield water cycle with emphasis on the subsurface aspects, including

     

    • Producer performance with water
    • Injector performance
    • Water sweep in the reservoir
    • A review of surface treatment of produced water and water for injection or disposal

    Fundamental concepts are introducedso that participants are able to analyze water aspects of field performance andselect suitable solutions.
    Presentations are made in a very interactive style where participants areencouraged to think about the issues and contribute with their own experience.Participants are encouraged to bring their own water challenges for discussionin class.  A field case history of the ‘Aquarius’ field is used throughoutthe course so that participants gain experience of hands-on analysis and designin all aspects of the water cycle.


    Course introduction andadministrative issues

    Introduction to the water cycle

    Reservoir issues

     

    • Introduction to water flow
    • Diagnostic methods
    • Reservoir solutions
    • Exercises on the Aquarius reservoir


    Course introduction andadministrative issues

    Introduction to the water cycle Reservoir issues (cont.)

     

    • Introduction to water flow
    • Diagnostic methods
    • Reservoir solutions
    Exercises on the Aquarius reservoir

    Discussion onreservoir issues

    Producing wells

    • Water problem types
    • Nodal analysis for water
    • Logging for water
    • Diagnostic methods

    Continuation of discussion onreservoir issues (cont.)

    Producing wells

    • Water problem types
    • Nodal analysis for water
    • Logging for water
    • Diagnostic methods
    • Producing well solutions
    • Exercises on the Aquarius producing wells

    Discussion on producing wells

    Injection wells

    • Injection mechanisms and problem types
    • Diagnostic methods
    • Injector solutions
    • Exercises on the Aquarius injection wells

    Discussion on producing wells (cont.)

    Injection wells

    • Injection mechanisms and problem types
    • Diagnostic methods
    • Injector solutions
    • Exercises on the Aquarius injection wells

    Discussion on injection wells

    Surface facilities

    • Produced fluids
    • Water quality for injection or disposal
    • Facilities solutions
    • Exercises on the Aquarius facilities

    Risk and economics for selectingoptimal solutions


    Discussion on injection wells (cont.)

    Surface facilities

    • Produced fluids
    • Water quality for injection or disposal
    • Facilities solutions
    • Exercises on the Aquarius facilities

    Risk and economics for selectingoptimal solutions


    ·        Analysis of the whole water cycle

    ·        Exercises on the Aquarius field




    Continuation  


    ·        Analysis of the whole water cycle

    ·        Exercises on the Aquarius field

    ·        Course wrap up and evaluation

     


    This course is suitable for practicing production and reservoir engineers interested in improving the water management of fields.  Participants should be proficient in the use of Excel. Experience with OFM and Pipesim would be useful but not necessary.


    This course covers the entire oilfield water cycle with emphasis on the subsurface aspects, including

     

    • Producer performance with water
    • Injector performance
    • Water sweep in the reservoir
    • A review of surface treatment of produced water and water for injection or disposal

    Fundamental concepts are introduced so that participants are able to analyze water aspects of field performance and select suitable solutions.
    Presentations are made in a very interactive style where participants are encouraged to think about the issues and contribute with their own experience. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water challenges for discussion in class.  A field case history of the ‘Aquarius’ field is used throughout the course so that participants gain experience of hands-on analysis and design in all aspects of the water cycle.


    Understanding of basic geological and reservoirconcepts.  Proficient in Excel.


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