Well Equipment & Operation for Production EngineerWPRO/WELLGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of well operations: from drilling, completion and artificial lift techniques and equipment to well intervention operations.
Audience :
  • Production engineers and other professionals interested in well operations.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF DRILLING

      • Drilling and casing program: function of the different casings, how to determine the drilling and casing program.
      • Principle of drilling: different types of bits, drilling string, hoisting and pumping functions and material, mud and solid treatments, wellheads.
      • Drilling methods and special operations: drilling parameters, turbo drilling, coring and logging, casing and cementing operations, directional drilling, well control, fishing jobs.
      • Offshore drilling operations: different types of rigs, specific offshore problems.
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPLETION OF NORMALLY FLOWING WELLS

      • Operations involved in well completion.
      • Main factors influencing a completion design.
      • Connecting the pay-zone to the borehole: open hole and cased hole, drilling and casing of the pay zone, evaluating and restoring the cement job, perforating.
      • Equipment of naturally flowing wells: functions to be carried out and corresponding pieces of equipment, technology and handling of the main pieces of equipment (production wellhead, tubing, packer, downhole services, subsurface safety valve).
  • WELL PRODUCTIVITY - NEED FOR ARTIFICIAL LIFT

      • Overall approach of the well flow capacity: inflow and outflow performances.
      • Need for artificial lift.
      • Main artificial lift techniques.
  • ARTIFICIAL LIFT BY PUMPING

      • Techniques to be covered:
      • Sucker Rod Pumps.
      • Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP).
      • Progressing Cavity Pumps (PCP)…
      • Jet pumps.
      • For each of these techniques, the following points will be highlighted: principle, technology of the involved pieces of equipment, operating procedure and troubleshooting, installation design, applications, advantages and drawbacks.
      • How to improve performances and run-life duration?
  • ARTIFICIAL LIFT BY CONTINUOUS GAS LIFT

      • Operating principle.
      • Specific completion equipment.
      • Factors to consider for design.
      • Unloading, operating problems and selection criteria.
  • WELL SERVICING & WORKOVER - WELL INTERVENTION

      • Main jobs: measurement, maintenance, stimulation, workover.
      • Operations on killed wells (workover).
      • Operations on live wells (well intervention): wireline, coiled tubing, snubbing.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • grasp fundamentals of drilling techniques,
  • draw the architecture of a typical well completion and explain the technology of the equipment used,
  • understand operating principle and technology of artificial lift pumps,
  • comprehend operating principle, monitoring and technology of gas lift systems,
  • review main well servicing and workover operations (objectives, principles, equipment…).

Ways & Means

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