Enhanced Oil Recovery Training

The increasing demand of oil by the global industry develops very good opportunity for more applications of current and advanced enhanced oil techniques in mature oil fields. This course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive understanding of different design aspects, types, screening criteria, and field application of current, advanced and emerging technologies of Enhanced oil Recovery (EOR) processes.

The goal of this five-day  training course is to present basics, problems, advanced solutions, field applications of chemical, miscible, and thermal EOR methods, and emerging technologies of different EOR processes with actual field cases. Today, it is better to apply EOR in a secondary mode. Detailed advanced EOR methods of steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), Low Salinity (LSW), Vapor Extraction (VAPEX), microbial and enzyme, microwave, electric, and hybrid chemical-thermal-miscible methods will be discussed. All of these techniques suffer from several problems of accurate reservoir characterization, difficult screening actual severe heterogeneous reservoir, pilot design, and field implementations. The course is designed as an interactive learning environment of lecturing, industry videos, and solved field cases.

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe different chemical, miscible, and thermal EOR processes
  • Maximize oil recovery using Mobility Ratio and Capillary Number
  • Apply reservoir characterization and screening actual fields for EOR
  • Understand chemical, miscible, thermal, and hybrid EOR techniques
  • Understand newly-developed EOR methods and compare with current ones
  • Day One: Different EOR Processes and Screening Criteria

    • Different enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods
    • Reservoir concepts, rock and fluid properties for EOR
    • Screening criteria and mechanisms of different EOR methods
    • Maximize oil recovery using Mobility Ratio and Capillary Number
    • Limitations, challenges and problems of different EOR methods

    Day Two: Reservoir Fluid Properties and Reservoir Characterization

    • Reservoir concepts, main rock and fluid properties for EOR
    • Advanced reservoir characterization techniques for EOR methods
    • Water flooding: design requirement, limitations, and displacement theory
    • Polymer flooding: polymer types, properties, and types of degradation
    • Polymer flooding: mobility ratio (M), slug design, and field application

    Day Three: Current Chemical and Miscible EOR Techniques

    • Alkaline/polymer and ASP flooding: process and limitations
    • Two actual field results: Daqing (China) and Kentucky (USA)
    • Miscible gas EOR: CO2, HC, and Nitrogen injection methods; 
    • Lab and numerical determination of minimum miscibility pressure
    • Carbon dioxide miscible and immiscible flooding processes

    Day Four: Current and Advanced Thermal EOR Processes

    • Thermal processes; cyclic and continuous steam injection
    • Steam-Assisted-Gravity-Drainage (SAGD)
    • In- situ combustion methods: forward and backward
    • Toe-to-Heel Air Injection (THAI) and CAPRI processes
    • Steam-CO2 hybrid EOR technique and field application

    Day Five: Other Advanced EOR Processes

    • Microbial (MEOR) and Enzymes (EEOR) processes
    • Low Salinity Water (LSW) and pulsed water processes
    • Seismic, Electric, and Electromagnetic heating EOR methods
    • Hybrid EOR applications; CO2-thermal and chemical-thermal methods


    Exercises Include:

    1. Lab and field identifications of different types of reservoir fluids
    2. Calculation of Capillary Number (Nc) and Mobility Ratio (M)
    3. Maximization approaches of oil recovery using EOR concepts
    4. Screening five-actual field cases worldwide

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Enhanced Oil Recovery Training course.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to info@dmckinseyandassociates.com, dmckinseytraining@gmail.com.   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

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