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E-541 - Well Operation & Testing

  • Experienced Method Engineers, Technicians and Operators involved in well monitoring in oil & gas production facilities
  • To provide a comprehensive knowledge for the monitoring of eruptive and activated wells, as well as the monitoring and validation of well tests
Learning Objectives
  • To describe equipment comprising eruptive and activated wells, including surface equipment for gas lift
  • To analyze well behavior and well material balance
  • To efficiently identify abnormal conditions on eruptive and activated wells
  • To efficiently operate and monitor gas lifted wells
  • To monitor wells safety test
  • To troubleshoot activated wells instabilities for tests validation
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 and well equipment 0.5 day
  • Hydrocarbon in place - Composition and volume
  • Permeability / porosity / layer connection - Productivity index “IP”
  • Various completions - Eruptive wells / activated well
  • Role of completion
  • Hydrostatics & dynamics well
  • 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
  • Principle of the multiple wells operation
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 and 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”
  • Principle/equipment
  • Results analysis
  • Stability control and well test validation
  • Potential problems - Tuning difficulties / Analysis, solutions
  • Gas lift wells troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting of wells activated by Electric Submersible Pump “ESP”