Well Equipment & Operation for Production Engineer
Drilling - Completion - Artificial Lift - Well Interventions
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.
Production engineers and other professionals interested in well operations.
Basics of production engineering and/or well operations.
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)…
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
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.
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.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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