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E-458 - Artificial Lift & Well Intervention Fundamentals

5 days PRO/TAWOE
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Participants attending the training program “Drilling and Completion Engineering” (E-412C).
Purpose
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of artificial lift, workover implementation and killing procedures for a producing well.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • select the adequate artificial lift method with regard to some specific operational problems,
  • select the adequate well intervention method with regard to some specific operational problems,
  • define a well killing program (pumping diagram).
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Exercises on key parameters of artificial lift.
  • Design of a pumping diagram for killing a well.
  • Case study for a workover program with an interactive game.
  • Application to a real case (project) for the participants in the “Drilling and Completion Engineering” training course (E-412C).
Observation
Kindly refer to the following complementary courses which might be of interest: “Artificial Lift: Gas Lift” (E-459), “Artificial Lift: Pumping” (E-460) and “Well Servicing and Workover” (E-462).

ARTIFICIAL LIFT BY CONTINUOUS GAS LIFT 1 day
  • Continuous gas lift: principle, well unloading, operating procedure and troubleshooting, field of application.
ARTIFICIAL LIFT BY PUMPING 1 day
  • Sucker rod pumping, Electrical Submersible centrifugal Pumping (ESP): principle, specific completion equipment, operating procedure and troubleshooting, field of application.
TYPES & MEANS OF INTERVENTION ON PRODUCING WELLS 1 day
  • Mains types of intervention: measurement, maintenance, workover.
  • Main means (wireline unit, coiled tubing unit, snubbing unit, workover rig): principles, area of application.
GENERAL PROCEDURE OF A WORKOVER 0.5 day
  • Main operation steps: chronology, more tricky operations from a safety point of view, main operations.
  • Case of depleted reservoirs: losses and formation damage, kick-off after the workover.
WELL KILLING PROCEDURE FOR A PRODUCING WELL 1 day
  • Killing the well by circulation: area of application, basis procedures (direct or reverse circulation), elaboration of the forward-looking pumping diagram.
  • Killing by squeeze: area of application, basis procedure, elaboration of the operating program, case where the injectivity test is unsatisfactory, squeeze and bleed-off method.
  • Final killing phase: observing the well, operations to run after packer “unsetting”.
CASE STUDY: WORKOVER PROGRAM 0.5 day
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Mar 13 - 17 Pau €3,580 Online By email
Sep 25 - 29 Pau €3,580 Online