Production Technology Foundation Training

Trainer(s): Marcel Bouts
Duration: 5 days

Business context

An essential part of safely producing oil, gas or any other subsurface fluid are the wells. A proper design of a well is key to the success of any field development plan. Lifecycle planning is an integral part of the well design and should take into consideration the changing well conditions. Typical items to take into consideration are: vertical lift with increasing water production, sand production, removal of deposits by means of well stimulation. This course will start with the basics of well inflow and outflow models, followed by artificial lift methods, sand control types and well stimulation options. Furthermore it will address the issue of well integrity, the key items of surface facilities and finishes with an introduction of Production System Optimization

Who should attend

Petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers, production geologists, facility engineers, production supervisors, production operators, production programmers and junior production technologists/engineers.

Course content

  1. The role of the production technologist/engineer in Upstream
  2. Inflow/outflow of wells
  3. Artificial lift
  4. Sand control options
  5. Well stimulation
  6. Well Integrity
  7. Surface facilities
  8. Production System Optimization

Learning, methods and tools

At the end of the course you will be able to understand the key aspects of the well and will have a clear view on what is involved in well design and well production optimization. You will have a better understanding of the selection criteria for well size, artificial lift and sand control completions. 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.

The course will be highly interactive and uses real life problems, including various syndicate exercises.