2016 Wichita Workshop – Advanced Waterflooding

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 8:00am
Wichita Petroleum Club 100 N Broadway St #900, Wichita, KS 67202 - Wichita, KS


6 Hours Instruction
*Student and webinar rates are also available.

The technology used in waterflooding or secondaryrecovery has been in existence for morethanfifty years. The process, by which water is injected into a reservoir under pressure to move oil in place toward a producing well, has been widely used in the midcontinent for generations. An effective waterflood is a cost efficientway to recover an additional 10 to 20 percent of the original oil in place in a given reservoir. Because of its wide acceptance over the years many best practices have been developed as well as new technology aimed at improving this established process.

In this course you will join some of the most experienced people in the regional waterflood business. Covering all aspects of waterflooding – from fundamentals and design to optimization and monitoring – you will not want to miss this essential one-day workshop developed specifically for operators and service companies working in the midcontinent.


Speakers and Agenda:

8:00 – 8:45 Registration

8:45 – 9:00Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:00 Waterflood Design –Randy Koudele: Waterflood Engineering Inc. Retired

10:00- 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:00 Waterflood Rules of Thumb –Dwayne McCune: Cedar Technical Services

11:00 – 12:00 Unitization Essentials –Randy Koudele: Waterflood Engineering Inc.Retired

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 Waterflood Operations(equipment, water quality and chemicals) –Richard Pancake

1:45 – 2:30Waterflood Data Collection and Surveillance –Dwayne McCune: Cedar Technical Services

2:30- 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:15 Waterflood Polymer Injection and Case Studies –Jay Portwood

3:15 – 3:45Waterflood Polymer Injection and Case Studies –Randy Prater: Kemira

3:45 – 4:30 Waterflood Design Project Examples –Randy Koudele: Waterflood Engineering Inc.Retired

4:30 Adjourn


This workshop is produced and presented by the University of Kansas Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP) in association with the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC). The program will benefit petroleum, production, reservoir, and completion engineers; production technologists; stimulation engineers; asset management engineers and managers; reservoir management; practicing geologists; and university staff and academia.


All events will be held at the Wichita Petroleum Club. Please note that parking is available in the Bank of America parking lot.

Bank of America Parking Garage – Entrance Ramp is on the West Side of Broadway – about 1/2 block North of Douglas Street.

Take the WalkWay on the third level of the garage – into the building – continue to elevators – up to Ninth Floor – Petroleum Club.

Parking in a reserved space will likely result in a city ticket and fine. Non-reserved usually available on level 4A and above.Petroleum Club Map


KU TORP Technology Transfer event sponsorship and exhibition are great ways to get your company’s name out in front of the region’s independent oil and gas industry. Sponsorship and exhibition can be used to generate leads or simply to remind your customers of your commitment to their success. KU TORP Technology Transfer Sponsorship puts your company’s brand in front of a decision-making audience.



Many attendees use TORP Technology Transfer workshops to fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain professional licenses. Every attendee will receive a Certificates of Attendance reflecting total hours of participation for that course.


If you want to attend a KU TORP workshop but cannot afford to be away from the office for the day, KU TORP offers all of its technology transfer events live, online, as they happen. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and your ready to go.

Once logged on you will be able to see the speaker live, get a digital version of the program manual, interact via live chat, and receive your certificate of completion – all from the comfort of office, your home, or even the field.

To participate via webinar simply select the webinar option on the registration page.


Full Workshop Registration: $200

Full Webinar Workshop Registration: $100

Student Full Workshop Registration: $25

Student Webinar Workshop Registration: FREE (must have valid .edu e-mail address)


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