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E-562 - Well Operation & Testing

  • Experienced Method Engineers, Technicians and Operators involved in well monitoring in Oil & Gas production facilities.
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge for the monitoring of eruptive and activated wells, as well as the monitoring and validation of well tests.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list equipment comprising eruptive and activated wells, including surface equipment for gas lift,
  • analyze well behavior and well material balance,
  • efficiently identify abnormal conditions on eruptive and activated wells,
  • efficiently operate and monitor gas lifted wells,
  • monitor wells safety test,
  • troubleshoot activated wells instabilities for tests validation.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturers.
  • Several applications on eruptive and activated well dynamics.
  • Several exercises on well material balance following well test.

Essentials of reservoirs & well equipment 0.5 day
  • Hydrocarbon in place. Composition and volume.
  • Permeability/porosity/reservoir/borehole interface. Productivity Index (IP).
  • Various completions; eruptive wells/activated wells.
  • Role of completion.
  • Hydrostatic & dynamic wells:
  • Conditions for eruptive wells.
  • Notions of fluid flow. Pressure drop/skin effect.
Artificial lift 1 day
  • Stimulation and activation principle.
  • The various methods of activation.
  • Well activation by gas lift:
  • Gas lift principle.
  • Pros and Cons.
  • Bottom hole and surface gas lift equipment.
  • Gas lift valve: role/technology.
  • Start-up methods in gas lift well.
  • Operation of multiple wells.
Well interventions - Workover, wireline, metrology - Safety 0.5 day
  • Heavy/light wells intervention. Equipment.
  • Wireline/workover operations.
  • Metrology associated with the operating mode for eruptive or activated wells.
  • Downhole and surface safety equipment.
  • Safety levels.
Well monitoring & testing - Test separator 1 day
  • Test separator:
  • Equipment, metrology and test separator control.
  • Control and stability of tested well.
  • Metering equipment.
  • Wells parameters determination/GLR, GOR, WOR, BSW, Specific gravity, …
  • Sampling procedure.
  • Multi-Phase Flow Meter (MPFM):
  • Operating principle and equipment technology.
  • Results analysis.
  • Stability control and well test validation.
  • Potential problems. Tuning difficulties: analysis, solutions.
  • Troubleshooting of gas lift wells.
  • Troubleshooting of wells activated by Electric Submersible Pump (ESP).