Mature Fields - Surface Production Issues

SPRO/MATUREGB

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to provide an overview of field aging effects on production and of the solutions to maintain the production in mature fields.
Audience :
  • Field, process or project engineers involved in mature oil field development/sales/take-over projects.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO MATURE FIELD DEVELOPMENTS CHALLENGES

  • DRIVE MECHANISM & ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

      • Concept selection of an EOR technique.
      • Validation process of an EOR technique.
      • Introduction to chemical EOR techniques.
  • RESERVOIR PRESSURE MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES

  • WELL ACTIVATION

      • Gas lift.
      • Use of PCP, beam pump and ESPs.
  • WELL PRODUCTIVITY

      • Identifying a low well productivity.
      • Root causes and remediation.
  • TROUBLESHOOTING OF MATURE WELLS

      • Identifying problems of each well and associated remediation.
      • Strategy for optimized remediation integration at the level of a field.
      • Integrity of mature wells.
  • ADAPTATION OF OIL TREATMENT TO PRODUCTION AGING

      • Evolution of emulsion quality over time.
      • Evaluation of separators water handling capacity (design case/current operating conditions).
      • Examples of process adaptation to field aging.
  • ADAPTATION OF WATER TREATMENT

      • Evolution of water production over time.
      • Adaptation of production water treatment capacities.
  • ADAPTATION OF GAS TREATMENT

      • Evolution of associated gas flowrate over time.
      • Evolution of gas quality.
      • Gas recompression needs and adaptation of the gas compression package.
      • Condensate recovery.
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MATURE FIELD

      • Equipment performances.
      • Process optimization.
      • Fuel gas requirements vs. available associated gas.
  • EXAMPLES OF MATURE FIELD DEVELOPMENTS

      • Example of Gabon and Cameroon mature fields developments.
  • CORROSION MANAGEMENT IN MATURE FIELD

      • Corrosion mechanism.
      • Integrity of wells and flow line.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the specificities of mature field developments,
  • maintain well productivity,
  • compensate production decline,
  • adapt surface facilities to field aging.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.