5 days PRO/GLIFTE
- E&P professionals involved in operating wells using gas lift.
- This course provides a comprehensive, practical knowledge of gas lift concepts, operations, equipment, and potential problems.
- Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- perform a gas lift design,
- analyze gas lift operating conditions,
- improve well performance.
- No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
- Practical exercises to grasp physical phenomena.
- Numerous animations and videos.
Kindly refer to the following complementary course which might be of interest: “Artificial Lift: Pumping” (E-460).
FLOWING GRADIENTS - TUBING PERFORMANCE CURVES 1 day
- Well representation and nodal analysis.
- Inflow: Productivity Index (PI) and Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) techniques.
- Outflow: vertical flowing pressure gradient curves in diphasic flow and Tubing Performance Curve (TPC).
INTRODUCING GAS LIFT SYSTEMS 1 day
- Principle and active parameters.
- Characteristics and advantages.
- Operating parameters determination: gas injection depth, pressure and rate.
- Determination of the absolute maximum flow rate versus GLR (gas-liquid ratio). Optimization with time.
GAS LIFT DOWN HOLE EQUIPMENT 0.5 day
- Valve mechanics and characteristics.
- IPO/Casing-operated gas-lift valves.
- PPO/Tubing-operated gas-lift valves.
- Conventional and Side Pocket Mandrel (SPM).
- Miscellaneous valves and equipment.
CONTINUOUS GAS LIFT DOWN HOLE EQUIPMENT DESIGN 1.25 days
- Side pocket mandrel spacing and valve selection.
- Manual (graphical) design.
- Standard completion designs and other possibilities (dual completion, macaroni/coiled tubing).
CONTINUOUS GAS LIFT OPERATION 1 day
- Well surface equipment.
- Unloading procedure.
- Operating recommendations.
- Surveillance and troubleshooting.
INTRODUCTION TO PROSPER™ 0.25 day
- Overview of well performance software tool and methods.
- PROSPER™ methodology for gas-lift design and troubleshooting, manual application.