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This training course first provides an overview of well-performance planning, evaluation leading to determination of well conditions necessitating application of artificial lift and stimulation operations. It will also provide an overview of formation damage and the remediation techniques, covering all causes of the formation damage (during drilling, cementing, production).
Then, the various types of artificial lift systems along with their selection criteria will be presented. The theoretical and practical aspects of the most important artificial lift methods will be covered, so that at the end of the training course, the participants will have a sound knowledge of the theory underlying each method as well as a broad view of the relative advantages, disadvantages, niche of applications and limitations of each artificial lift system.
What Do Participants Learn?
Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on subsurface production planning and operations
Discuss the inflow and outflow performances
Make analysis & evaluation of formation damage and its effect on production performance
Improve the technical background about formation damage in terms of causes, prevention and finding remedies & solutions
Describe perforation methods, formation damage, matrix acidifying and hydraulic fracturing
Apply and gain proper techniques on artificial lift systems and optimization technology
Discuss gas lift systems, ESP systems, sucker rod pumping, jet pumps, hydraulic pumps and progressive cavity pumps
Discuss criteria for artificial lift system selection and artificial lift screening methods
Select the appropriate artificial lift system
Compare systems to determine what system is most economically feasible
Specify components and auxiliary equipment needed for each system
Classify best practices available to extend the life of equipment and installed lift systems
Design system features that allow for gassy production, production with solids, viscous production, and for other harsh environments
Who Should Attend?
Petroleum and production engineers
Completion, reservoir and drilling engineers concerned with well performance & production enhancement facilities
Supervisors, field operators and technicians
Other company staff involved in subsurface production operations
Petroleum engineers who are new to the profession
Managers and government officials and others involved with the production systems
Technical and operations staff from other disciplines, who require a cross-training to or a basic understanding of the subsurface production operations
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Section 1: Reservoir Performance – Inflow and Outflow Relationships
Reservoir Performance: Wellbore and Reservoir Performance Overview
Pressure Loss in the Wellbore
Concepts of Productivity Index
Inflow and Outflow Relationships
Section 2: Formation Damage
Well Production Problems: Asphaltenes, Waxes, Hydrates, Inorganic, Scale Formation, Corrosion
Drilling-induced Formation Damage
Damage Mechanisms - How are sandstones and carbonates damaged, how do formation mineralogy and clay chemistry influence damage, what about scale, paraffin, etc.
Formation Damage Causes
Formation Damage caused by Completion and Workover Fluids: Damage during Perforating and Cementing
Formation Damage caused by Fines Mitigation
Formation Damage caused by Swelling Clays
Formation Damage in Injection Wells
Formation Damage resulting from Paraffins and Asphaltenes
Formation Damage resulting from Emulsion and Sludge Formation
Formation Damage resulting from Condensate Banking
Formation Damage resulting from Gas Breakout
Formation Damage resulting from Water Blocks,
Formation Damage resulting from Wettability Alteration, Bacterial Plugging
Section 3: Stimulation Operations
Evaluation of Damage - Production Performance, and Pressure Analysis Review
Damage Removal: Two Basic Acidizing Treatments and Acidizing Materials and Methods
Damage Removal by Chemical Solvents
Acid Type and Concentration
Evaluation of Acid Treatments
Impact of Changing Well Conditions and Need for Artificial Lift
Overview of Artificial Lift Technology: Sucker Road Pump Design, Hydraulic Pump Design, Jet Pump, Gas Lift, Electric Submersible Pump (ESP)
Section 4: Sucker Rod Pumping and Gas Lift System
Sucker Rod Pump Concept
Limitations and Advantages of the Sucker Rod Pumping System
Components of the Sucker Rod Pump
Design of the Sucker Rod Pump
Troubleshooting of the Sucker Rod Pump Systems
Gas Lift Concept
Gas Lift Types: Continuous and Intermittent Gas Lift
Main Components of the Gas List System: Mandrels and Valves
Gas Lift Design
Effects of Temperature and Chokes
Equilibrium Curve and Continuous Flow Design
Injection Gas Requirements
Limitation and Advantages of the Gas Lift System
Section 5: ESP System, Hydraulic & Jet Pumping and PCP systems
Concept of the Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) System
Equipment and Accessories of the ESP Systems
ESP Design: Pump Performance Curves, Pump Intake Curves, Typical Problems, Installation, Troubleshooting - Best Practices for Installation and Maintenance
Steps to Correctly Size an ESP System - Basic Sizing Principles for the Pump, Motor and Cable
Importance of Correctly Matching Well Productivity to Pump Performance
Use of Data to Diagnose Well / Equipment Problems
Limitation and Advantages of the ESP System
Concept of the Hydraulic Pumps
Limitation and Advantages of the Hydraulic Pumps
Concept of the Jet Pumping
Limitation and Advantages of the Jet Pumps
Concept of the Progressing Cavity Pump (PCP) Pumps
Limitation and Advantages of the PCP Pumps
Best Practices for Installation and Maintenance
Criteria for Selection of Artificial Lift Systems and Artificial Lift Screening Methods