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E-562 - Well Operation & Testing

E-562 - Well Operation & Testing

3 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Experienced method engineers, technicians and operators involved in well monitoring in Oil & Gas production facilities.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge for the monitoring of eruptive and activated wells, as well as the monitoring and validation of well tests.
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.
Course Content

Essentials of reservoirs & well equipment

0.5 day

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

Artificial lift

1 day

  • 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

0.5 day

  • 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

1 day

  • 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).
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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.