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E-411 - Well Completion & Servicing

5 days PRO/INPFE
  • Engineers and technicians, from operating or service companies, interested but not involved in well completion or servicing: geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, drillers, production and process staff, platform designers, economists, etc.
  • To provide a comprehensive overview of completion and well intervention operations
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the connections between reservoir and completion
  • To understand main configurations and techniques of completion
  • To review advantages and issues of various techniques
  • To acquire the language to communicate efficiently with oil and gas service companies and equipment suppliers
Ways and means
  • Well control on a simulator
  • Equipment and cutaway tools display
  • Exercises, role-playing sessions, project and case studies
  • Summary notes prepared and presented by the participants
  • Upon successful completion of a knowledge test, the IWCF “Well Control” Certificate is delivered
Kindly refer to the following complementary courses which might be of interest: “Introduction to Reservoir Engineering” (E-350), “Drilling Fundamentals” (E-410), and “Oil & Gas Field Processing” (E-501)

Necessary fundamentals of reservoir engineering for completion 0.75 day
  • Introduction: area concerned by completion, main steps
  • Geological trap, rock properties
  • Fluid behavior
  • Reservoir characterization, well testing
  • Recovery mechanisms
Necessary fundamentals of drilling for completion 0.25 day
  • Drilling and casing program, casing cementing
  • Wellhead and safety equipment (BOP)
Introduction to completion 0.5 day
  • Concerned area, main steps (for memory)
  • Main factors influencing completion design
  • Completion configurations: requirement, main configurations
Well productivity & reservoir-wellbore interface (part 1) 0.75 day
  • Overall approach of the well flow capacity:
  • Inflow and outflow performance
  • Need for artificial lift
  • Drilling (and casing) of the pay zone: specific aspects
  • Problems linked to restoring the cement job
  • Perforating: principle, main methods
Equipment of naturally flowing wells 1 day
  • Functions to be carried out and corresponding pieces of equipment, main configurations of production string(s)
  • Technology and handling of main pieces of equipment: production well head, tubing, packer, downhole devices, subsurface safety valve
  • Running in hole procedure
  • Present trends: fullbore, (…), intelligent completion
Reservoir-wellbore interface (part 2) 0.75 day
  • Stimulation: acidizing, hydraulic fracturing
  • Sand control
  • Horizontal drain specificity: interest, reservoir-wellbore interface
Artificial lift 0.5 day
  • Sucker rod pumping and electrical submersible pumping: principle, main components, factor to consider for design, operating problems
  • Continuous gas lift: principle, factor to consider for design, unloading, operating problems
  • Field of application
Well servicing and workover 0.5 day
  • Main jobs: measurement, maintenance, workover
  • Operations on live wells: wireline, coiled tubing, snubbing
  • Operations on killed wells: workover
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Apr 11 - 15 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Jun 20 - 24 Rueil €3,380 Online By email
Oct 03 - 07 Pau €3,380 Online By email
Nov 28 - Dec 02 Rueil €3,380 Online