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E-502C - Production Engineering Certification

  • Production Engineers, Field Engineers, Production Managers, …, seeking to acquire comprehensive and solid engineering capabilities in Oil & Gas production, from the reservoir to the surface production facilities.
    This certification program is well suited for junior Engineers and Engineers in conversion. It can also be tailored to experienced Engineers.
  • This training aims at providing Production Engineers with comprehensive knowledge and practical know-how of integrated subsurface surface production engineering.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • identify and link all key subsurface and surface parameters impacting Oil & Gas production,
  • implement integrated production management from the reservoir to the export point,
  • use professional software to conduct production analysis studies and make recommendations for production optimization,
  • contribute to field development studies.
  • Engineering degree or equivalent professional experience within the petroleum industry.
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training course, delivered by industry experts and adapted to participants’ experience.
  • Numerous case studies and hands-on activities on professional software: MBAL™, PROSPER™, GAP™ for production engineering, PIPESIM™ and OLGA™ for gathering networks and flow assurance.
  • Teamwork project on a real case study of production optimization.

Fundamentals of geology, reservoir engineering & production modes 5 days
  • Petroleum geology and geophysics
  • Reservoir fluids. Petrophysics
  • Well log interpretation
  • Well testing. Reservoir engineering and simulation
Fundamentals of drilling, well architecture & completion 5 days
  • Drilling fundamentals: principles of drilling, functions of the drilling fluid; drilling equipment.
    Well architecture and equipment: drilling and casing program; wellhead, characteristics of casings; shoe positioning, casing string calculations.
    Well completion equipment: main factors influencing completion design; completion configurations: requirements, main configuration; equipment of naturally flowing wells.
Wellbore treatments 5 days
  • Reservoir-wellbore interface fundamentals
  • Matrix treatment: acidizing
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Sand control
  • Water or gas shut-off and deposits
Well servicing & workover 5 days
  • Reasons and well intervention means on production well
  • Well servicing
  • Workover:
  • Main operations; depleted reservoirs
  • Study of different well workover cases
  • Workover case study
Well performance & artificial lift 5 days
  • Inflow performance / outflow performance
  • Well performance:
  • Well deliverability nodal analysis: inflow / outflow
  • Well performance modeling, prediction and analysis / reservoir pressure, PI, GLR, BSW, tubing ID
  • Artificial lift:
  • Gas lift: fundamentals, unloading procedure, surveillance and troubleshooting
  • Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP): components, design, problems
  • Rod pumping and jet pumps fundamentals
  • Comparison of the artificial lift methods
  • Application on PROSPERTM software:
  • PROSPER™ methodology for gas-lift design and troubleshooting, manual application
  • PROSPER™ methodology for ESP troubleshooting
Gathering networks: design & operation 5 days
  • Fundamentals of fluid mechanics
  • Multiphase flow
  • Gathering networks:
  • Design criteria
  • Flow assurance issues: hydrates, deposits…
  • Gathering networks operation
  • Tie-in assessment using PIPESIMTM:
  • Tie-ins and their impact on existing networks
  • Implementation strategies, design and operation considerations
  • Multi-phase dynamic simulation using OLGATM:
  • Gas field case study
  • Oil field case study
Oil & Gas field processing 5 days
  • Well effluent characterization; well effluent behavior
  • Need for field processing of well effluents
  • Crude oil processing: stabilization, dehydration, desalting
  • Production and injection water processing
  • Gas processing and conditioning: dehydration, sweetening, condensates recovery and fractionation
  • Fundamentals of LNG chain
Offshore field development – Pipelines & flow assurance 5 days
  • Overview of offshore field developments
  • Fixed and floating production structures
  • Deep-offshore field developments – FSO / FPSO technology
  • New deep-water technologies
  • Operation of (offshore) terminals
  • Flow assurance:
  • Prevention of deposits in flowlines
  • Monitoring of multi-phase flow through flowlines
  • Flowlines / Pipelines:
  • Technology, laying and operation
Metering, material balance & production allocation 5 days
  • Different types of metering – importance of metering and associated data processing
  • Measures and metering systems along the chain
  • Implementation of a metering installation – influence on process
  • Single phase metering:
  • Operating principle and equipment
  • Transactional metering of liquids
  • Transactional metering of gas
  • Multi-phase metering: operating principle and equipment
  • Liquid balances
  • Gas balance
  • Performance monitoring and production reporting
  • Case study & production balances reconstruction: back allocation, satellite fields, main production centers
HSE in production activities 5 days
  • Operations & HSE
  • Main hazards associated to hydrocarbon production and processing
  • Risks assessment tools; Job Safety Analysis
  • Risks in normal production operations and safe isolation of plant and equipment
  • Risks in well servicing operations
  • HSE in drilling and completion operations
  • HSE in SIMultaneous OPerations (SIMOPS)
  • Organizational framework – human factors
  • Sustainability management in production operations
Production optimization: integrated production modeling 5 days
  • Advanced well performance – case study using PROSPERTM
  • Reservoir performance and modeling: prediction of production profile – case study using MBALTM
  • Integrated production system models
  • Global production modeling & optimization:
  • Full field optimization & forecasting approach
  • GAP™ software overview and main functions
  • System definition, how to link MBAL™ and PROSPER™ models to GAP™ solve network
  • Full Field Development hands-on exercise: prediction constraints
Production optimization: field case study & jury 5 days
  • 5-day teamwork on an integrated project with deliverables to be presented on the last day (jury)
  • Agenda of the 5-day group project:
  • Field presentation – objectives of the project
  • Building the reservoir model
  • Well performance
  • Surface architecture
  • Jury: Project presentation, synthesis and wrap-up
  • Coaching throughout the project by experts using a real case study: bottle necks are identified in the production system, given reservoir and fluid properties, wellbore configuration and flowing wellhead pressure; production performance is predicted from history production trends