Introduction to Production Engineering
Course participants will become familiar with both proven historical production practices as well as current technological advances to maximize oil and gas production and overall resource recovery.
The course structure and pace apply a logical approach to learn safe, least cost, integrated analytical skills to successfully define and manage oil and gas operations. Applied skills guide the participant with a framework to make careful, prudent, technical oil and gas business decisions. Currently emerging practices in the exploitation of unconventional resources including shale gas and oil, and heavy oil and bitumen complement broad, specific coverage of conventional resource extraction.
Ø Recognise geological models to identify conventional and unconventional accumulations.
Ø Understand key principles and parameters of well inflow and outflow.
Ø Build accurate nodal analysis models for tubing size selection and problem well review.
Ø Design and select well completion tubing, packer, and other downhole equipment tools.
Ø Plan advanced well completion types such as multilateral and extended length.
Ø Design both conventional and unconventional multi stage fractured horizontal wells.
Ø Apply successful primary casing cementing and remedial repair techniques.
Ø Select equipment and apply practices for perforating operations.
Ø Plan well intervention jobs using wireline, snubbing, and coiled tubing methods.
Ø Manage corrosion, erosion, soluble and insoluble scales, and produced water handling.
Ø Apply well completion and workover fluid specifications for solids control and filtration
Ø Employ the five main types of artificial lift systems.
Ø Identify formation damage and apply remedial procedures.
Petroleum engineers, production
operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff,
drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field
technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting
a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a
well-rounded foundation in production engineering.
Ø Importance of the geological model
Ø Reservoir engineering fundamentals in production operations
Ø Understanding inflow and outflow and applied system analysis
Ø Well testing methods applicable to production operations
Ø Well completion design and related equipment
Ø Primary and remedial cementing operations
Ø Perforating design and applications
Ø Completion and workover well fluids
Ø Well intervention: wireline, hydraulic workover units, and coiled tubing
Ø Production logging
Ø Artificial lift completions: rod pump, gas lift, ESP, PCP, plunger lift, and others Problem
Ø Ø Acidifying Ø Corrosion controlØ Scale deposition, removal, and preventionØ Surfactants
Ø Paraffin and asphaltenes
Ø Sand control
Ø Hydraulic fracturing
Ø Unconventional resources: shale gas and oil, heavy oil and bitumen
Seminar style sections with blended lectures and real life application
Timing: daily 09:00 – 14:00