Production Planning & Monitoring

PMGT/PLANNING

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to provide Production Engineers and/or Planning Engineers with the methodology and know-how in order to plan and analyze production taking in consideration the integrated production system.
Audience :
  • Production engineers, petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers, method engineers, production planning engineers seeking to acquire a global approach of production planning and gap analysis considering the integrated subsurface surface production system, i.e. from reservoir to tank.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • THE PRODUCTION CHAIN: FROM THE RESERVOIR TO THE EXPORT POINT

      • Field operations mapping.
      • Nature and characteristics of fluids accounted for.
      • Product specifications to conform with and quality requirements.
      • Field processing of well effluents: gathering network and surface production facilities.
  • PRODUCTION PLANNING USING CHOKE MODEL

      • Choke model (or Integrated Capacity Model) to define production potential and constraints.
      • Choke model overview: static and dynamic.
      • Review of typical choke model components (i.e. “chokes”): well production capacity factor, production facilities capacity factor. Export facilities capacity factor. Commercial capacity factor.
      • Example of typical choke model reports.
  • WELL PRODUCTION CAPACITY FACTOR

      • Reservoir performance. Production profile:
      • Fundamentals of reservoir engineering.
      • Reserves definitions; reserves estimation and production profile.
      • Forecasting production performance: material balance, decline curves analysis. Water cut.
      • Well performance and operation:
      • Fundamentals of well completion and well performance.
      • Well potential definition through well deliverability nodal analysis.
      • Artificial lift methods and operation.
      • Fundamentals of well interventions and workovers.
      • Impact of field development activities: new wells/ tie-ins to gathering network, workover wells.
      • Impact of production operations activities: well interventions, maintenance.
  • PRODUCTION FACILITIES CAPACITY FACTOR

      • Surface processing of well effluents:
      • Fundamentals of oil processing/water processing/gas processing.
      • Review of main static- and rotating-equipment.
      • Analysis of typical process equipment design parameters and capacity constraints.
      • Maintenance management:
      • Introduction to the different types of maintenance: planned preventive, condition-based, predictive. Planned shutdowns.
      • Equipment criticality. Equipment availability: main equipment sparing philosophy and management of standby equipment.
      • Impact of preventive maintenance, planned shutdowns and inspection programs, upgrade programs on plant capacity.
  • EXPORT FACILITIES CAPACITY FACTOR

      • Oil terminal:
      • Functions of oil terminals: oil reception, oil storage, export.
      • Evaluation of terminal storage capacity, tanker loading planning.
      • Crude oil, natural gas and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) transport by pipeline:
      • Pipeline network. Boosting stations, typical design constraints.
      • Impact of third party on pipeline availability/ capacity constraints.
  • PERFORMANCE MONITORING & PRODUCTION REPORTING

      • Measures and metering systems along the chain:
      • Well measurements and production tests. Well tests planning and impact on well maximum production capacity.
      • Multiphase metering and indirect allocation systems.
      • Metering & allocation rules:
      • Fundamentals of metering systems (technology, accuracy, calibration & locations) ; fiscal metering.
      • Introduction to production accounting rules (based on API MPMS 20.1).
      • Technical material balances; data reconciliation, data architecture:
      • Liquid balances: oil balance, condensate balance, LPG balance, water balance.
      • Gas balances: Dry gas and Wet gas field cases.
      • Production KPI definition and monitoring.
      • Exercises: study of oil & condensate production report, study of gas production report.
  • PRODUCTION PLANNING & ANALYSIS CASE STUDY

      • For a given production facility:
      • Predict production through decline curve and performance analysis.
      • Establish chokes maximum production capacity to derive constrained production capacity.
      • Review integrated activity planning and establish choke model to plan production.
      • Reconstruct production balance and back-allocation.
      • Analyze actual production discrepancy with constrained production capacity.
      • Identify prioritize production opportunities on 'well', 'facility' and 'export' chokes.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe choke model, explain its components (chokes) and identify required input to build production planning model,
  • identify factors impacting well production capacity, production and export facilities capacity so as to derived overall constrained production capacity,
  • analyze production gaps and identify production opportunities,
  • analyze production reports, evaluate and monitor production KPI’s.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive course delivered by industry experts.
  • Numerous examples and feedbacks from the industry.
  • Full-fledge production planning and analysis concluding the course.