SPE Waterflood Management Workshop

2-3 December 2015
Tyumen, Russia

The 4th SPE workshop in Russia on waterflood management took place in Tyumen on 2-3 December. The workshop was hosted by ZapSibNIIGG.

About 20 technical presentations on geological and hydrodynamic modelling, on theory and practice of waterflood management, about waterflooding of heavy oil pool and other operational issues.

Round table discussion of water quality and injection by Shell, BP and Russian operating companies appeared to be very timely and important, as participants said.

Programme committee co-chairmen Yakov Volokitin and Alexander Sitnikov found presented material of high technical quality and raised lots of questions.

SPE team would like to say thanks to the Programme committee, workshop delegates and, last but not least, ZapSibNIIGG and its specialists!

Looking forward to see you in 2017 at 5th waterflood workshop!


The critical task for increase of oil production eciency and extension of mature fields’ lifetime is optimization of waterflood systems. SPE Workshop on this topic is taking place third time since 2009. Waterflood optimization is a complex of technical solutions including the analysis of injection and production wells’ performance, waterflood front “behavior” along with geological reviews of reservoirs and residual recoverable reserves. The analysis accuracy depends on the availability of sucient data acquired from drilling and well monitoring, as well as on understanding of the reservoir structure and characteristics. Read more

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Program Committee Co-chairpersons:

  • Yakov Volokitin (Salym Petroleum Development)
  • Alexander Sitnikov (Gazpromneft STC)

Program Committee:

  • Sergey Aristov (Shell)
  • Rustam Asmandiyarov (Gazpromneft STC)
  • Ildar Zakirov (Halliburton)
  • Andrey Gladkov (ModelTech)
  • Fedor Grishko (Salym Petroleum Development)
  • Maria Kamionko (BP)
  • Vasily Morozov (West-Siberian Research Institute of Geology and Geophysics)
  • Vladimir Piskarev (Schlumberger)
  • Andrey Semenov (TOTAL)
  • Ilshat Talipov (Salym Petroleum Development)
  • Alexander Timchuk (West-Siberian Research Institute of Geology and Geophysics)
  • Fedor Shemelov (Rock Flow Dynamics)

1. Methods of Data Acquisition (Well Logging, Level Indicator, Optic Fiber)
2. Production Processes (Waterflood Optimization & Management)
3. Methods of Oil Recovery Increase
4. Waterflood of Low-permeable Reservoir Rocks as a Complex of Technologies (Development Systems).


The number of attendees shouldn't exceed 100 oil and gas specialists.

The participation in the conference will be useful and interesting for professionals in the following fields:

  • Production technologies, modelling
  • Well exploitation analysis
  • Field geology research
  • Well interventions planning and performance