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Oil & Gas Training
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Competency Management system SLB NEXT

OIlfield Water Managenment-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

Continuation of discussion onreservoir issues

Producing wells

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

Continuation of discussion onproducing wells

Injection wells

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

Continuation of discussion oninjection wells

Surface facilities

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

Risk and economics for selectingoptimal 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.


 

  • 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

Understanding of basic geological and reservoirconcepts.  Proficient in Excel.


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