Water Flood Pumps & Water Injection

Oil & Gas Well Drilling Procedures, Processes, & Diagrams


Horizontal & Directional Drilling

Microhole Slimhole Drilling

C02 Flood



Oil & Gas Publications

Directory of Companies

Oil and Gas Associations


Water Flood Pump / Water Injection

for Oil & Gas Well Drilling



In drilling, "Water Flood" is a method of secondary oil recovery in which water is injected into the reservoir formation to displace residual oil. The water from injection wells physically sweeps the displaced oil to adjacent production wells. Potential problems associated with water flood techniques include inefficient recovery due to variable permeability, or similar conditions affecting fluid transport within the reservoir, and early water breakthrough that may cause production and surface processing problems.


Diagram of Waterflood Oil Recovery Method

The water injection method used in oil production is where water is injected back into the reservoir usually to increase pressure and thereby stimulate production. Water injection wells can be found both on- and offshore. This method is used to increase oil recovery from an existing reservoir.

Water is injected into the well for two reasons:

  1. For pressure support of the reservoir (also known as voidage replacement).

  2. To sweep or displace the oil from the reservoir, and push it towards an oil production well.

Normally only 30% of the oil in a reservoir can be extracted, but water injection increases that percentage (known as the recovery factor) and maintains the production rate of a reservoir over a longer period of time.


WaterFlood PDF 1

WaterFlood PDF 2


Water Flood EOR - Enhanced Oil Recovery PDF 1

Water Flood EOR - Enhanced Oil Recovery PDF 2

Water Flood EOR - Enhanced Oil Recovery PDF 3

Water Flood EOR - Enhanced Oil Recovery PDF 4



WaterFlood Corrosion 1 PDF

WaterFlood Corrosion 2 PDF


Water Flood Gas Lift 1

Water Flood Gas Lift 2

Water Flood Gas Lift 3


Water Flood Submersible Pumps 1

Water Flood Submersible Pumps 2


Email us for an evaluatioln of your drilling operation...

free hit counter