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E-458 - Artificial Lift & Well Intervention Fundamentals

5 days PRO/TAWOE
  • Participants attending the training program “Drilling and Completion Engineering” (E-412)
  • To provide a comprehensive knowledge of artificial lift, workover implementation and killing procedures for a producing well
Learning Objectives
  • To choose the adequate artificial lift method with regard to some specific operational problems
  • To choose the adequate well intervention method with regard to some specific operational problems
  • To define a well killing program (pumping diagram)
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-412)
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 and means of intervention on producing wells 1 day
  • Mains types of intervention: measurement, maintenance, workover
  • Main means (wire line 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
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Mar 14 - 18 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Sep 19 - 23 Pau €3,380 Online By email