Well Operation & TestingPROP/WELLOPGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge for the monitoring of eruptive and activated wells, as well as the monitoring and validation of well tests.
Audience :
  • Experienced method engineers, technicians and operators involved in well monitoring in Oil & Gas production facilities.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • ESSENTIALS OF RESERVOIRS & WELL EQUIPMENT

      • Hydrocarbon in place. Composition and volume.
      • Permeability/porosity/reservoir/borehole interface. Productivity Index (IP).
      • Various completions; eruptive wells/activated wells.
      • Role of completion.
      • Hydrostatic and dynamic wells:
      • Conditions for eruptive wells.
      • Notions of fluid flow. Pressure drop/skin effect.
  • ARTIFICIAL LIFT

      • Stimulation and activation principle.
      • The various methods of activation.
      • Well activation by gas lift:
      • Gas lift principle.
      • Pros and Cons.
      • Bottom hole and surface gas lift equipment.
      • Gas lift valve: role/technology.
      • Start-up methods in gas lift well.
      • Operation of multiple wells.
  • WELL INTERVENTIONS - WORKOVER, WIRELINE, METROLOGY - SAFETY

      • Heavy/light wells intervention. Equipment.
      • Wireline/workover operations.
      • Metrology associated with the operating mode for eruptive or activated wells.
      • Downhole and surface safety equipment.
      • Safety levels.
  • WELL MONITORING & TESTING - TEST SEPARATOR

      • Test separator:
      • Equipment, metrology and test separator control.
      • Control and stability of tested well.
      • Metering equipment.
      • Wells parameters determination: GLR, GOR, WOR, BSW, Specific gravity…
      • Sampling procedure.
      • Multi-Phase Flow Meter (MPFM):
      • Operating principle and equipment technology.
      • Results analysis.
      • Stability control and well test validation.
      • Potential problems. Tuning difficulties: analysis, solutions.
      • Troubleshooting of gas lift wells.
      • Troubleshooting of wells activated by Electric Submersible Pump (ESP).

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list equipment comprising eruptive and activated wells, including surface equipment for gas lift,
  • analyze well behavior and well material balance,
  • efficiently identify abnormal conditions on eruptive and activated wells,
  • efficiently operate and monitor gas lifted wells, monitor wells safety test,
  • troubleshoot activated wells instabilities for tests validation.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturers.
  • Several applications on eruptive and activated well dynamics.
  • Several exercises on well material balance following well test.