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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Oilfield Water Management

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 treatement 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.

Day 1

Course introduction and administrative issues

Introduction to the water cycle

Reservoir issues

  • Introduction to water flow
  • Diagnostic methods
  • Reservoir solutions
  • Exercises on the Aquarius reservoir
Day 2

Continuation of discussion on reservoir issues

Producing wells

  • Water problem types
  • Nodal analysis for water
  • Logging for water
  • Diagostic methods
  • Producing well solutions
  • Exercises on the Aquarius producing wells
Day 3

Continuation of discussion on producing wells

Injection wells

  • Injection mechanisms and problem types
  • Diagnostic methods
  • Injector solutions
  • Exercises on the Aquarius injection wells
Day 4

Continuation of discussion on injection wells

Surface faciliities

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

Risk and economics for selecting optimal solutions

Day 5

Analysis of the whole water cycle

Exercises on the Aquarius field

Course wrap up and evaluation

Learning activity mix

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.

Understanding of basic geological and reservoir concepts.  Proficient in Excel.

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