Well Completion & ServicingGEND/INPFE

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of completion and well intervention operations.
Audience :
  • 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.

Level : Discovery

Course Content

  • NECESSARY FUNDAMENTALS OF RESERVOIR ENGINEERING FOR COMPLETION

      • 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

      • Drilling and casing program, casing cementing.
      • Wellhead and safety equipment (BOP).
  • INTRODUCTION TO COMPLETION

      • Concerned area, main steps (for memory).
      • Main factors influencing completion design.
      • Completion configurations: requirement, main configurations.
  • WELL PRODUCTIVITY & RESERVOIR-WELLBORE INTERFACE (Part 1)

      • 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

      • 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)

      • Stimulation: acidizing, hydraulic fracturing.
      • Sand control.
      • Horizontal drain specificity: interest, reservoir-wellbore interface.
  • ARTIFICIAL LIFT

      • Sucker rod pumping and electrical submersible pumping: principle, main components, factor to consider for design, operating problems.
      • Continuous gas lift: principle, factors to consider for design, unloading, operating problems.
      • Field of application.
  • WELL SERVICING & WORKOVER

      • Main jobs: measurement, maintenance, workover.
      • Operations on live wells: wireline, coiled tubing, snubbing.
      • Operations on killed wells: workover.
  • KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • recognize the connection between reservoir and completion,
  • distinguish between the main configurations and techniques of completion,
  • review advantages and issues of various techniques,
  • communicate efficiently with Oil & Gas service companies and equipment suppliers.

Ways & 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.