Operation of Gas Lift Wells

GASLIFT-EN-P

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge and know-how of gas lift wells operation. To identify and troubleshoot most common operations issues.
Public :
  • Control room operators and field operators involved in gas lift wells monitoring and operation.

Level :Skilled

Prerequisite :
  • 6 months of experience in Oil & Gas production.

Course Content

  • HYDROSTATICS & WELL DYNAMICS - Duration : 0.75 Day

      • Pressure Gradient. Condition for eruptive well:
      • Fundamentals of fluid flow. Pressure drop/skin effect.
      • Wells activation method, stimulation/activation operating principle:
      • Evolution of reservoir parameters.
      • Common stimulation methods.
      • Comparison and selection of activation methods.
  • GAS LIFT OPERATING PRINCIPLE & ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT - Duration : 0.75 Day

      • Gas lift principle:
      • Pressure gradient evolution.
      • Downhole equipment:
      • Completion.
      • Gas lift valve principle. Different types of valves.
      • Surface equipment:
      • Metrology. Single/multiple wells operation (manual/automatic).
  • GAS LIFT WELL START-UP METHOD & SEQUENCE - Duration : 0.75 Day

      • Sequential start-up of gas lift wells:
      • Initial start (first start-up).
      • Simple Start (after ESD shutdown).
      • Start-up problems.
      • Gas lift wells start-up method:
      • Open tubing start-up sequence.
      • Closed tubing start-up sequence.
      • Troubleshooting:
      • Stabilization and tuning difficulties.
      • Potential problems and associated solutions.
  • PROS & CONS OF GAS LIFT

  • TEAMWORK EXERCISES - TROUBLESHOOTING OPERATIONS

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain eruptive or assisted well dynamics, and the operating principles of downhole and surface equipment,
  • Implement and monitor gas lift wells start-up sequence,
  • Operate and start-up gas lift wells, identify and troubleshoot gas lift wells instabilities.

Ways & Means

  • Very interactive training by industry specialists.
  • Numerous teamwork exercises on operation and troubleshooting.

Learning assessment

  • Assessment by test at the end of the course.

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Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com