Production Technology for Other Disciplines

Trainer(s): Marcel Bouts
Duration: 5 days

Business context

An essential part of any field development project or well test is the design and installation of a well completion. A good design allows efficient and safe production from reservoir to surface during a long time. Provision should be made for changing well conditions, e.g. vertical lift for increasing water-cuts or decreasing reservoir pressures, sand production and corrosion by reservoir fluids. In addition, a variety of well intervention operations should be allowed for: BHP surveys, stimulation, removal of deposits, well control by safety valve or killing and wire-line/coiled tubing operations.

Who should attend

Petroleum engineers, development geologists and production supervisors involved with field development planning, day to day production operations, well design and well/field performance optimization.

Course content

1)      The role of the Production Technologist in the Upstream

2)      Surveillance

3)      Well interventions

4)      Stimulation and Sand Control

5)      Artificial Lift and Nodal Analysis

6)      Corrosion and Well Integrity

7)      Completion design

8)      Production Chemistry

9)      Facilities

10)    Soft Skills

Learning, methods and tools

The course aims to be practical and interactive. Problem-solving will be tailored to the technical issues faced by the participants. At the end of the course they will be able to propose a well design, define the selection criteria for artificial lift options and completion components and prepare well completion or production operations programmes.

During the course data gathering, data interpretation and production planning are highlighted. Special attention is given to integrated field development and operations in order to achieve a balanced reservoir/wells/surface facilities interplay aiming to assure efficient reservoir drainage, optimal well performance and effective separation of gas, oil and water.