Well Completion and Well Testing

Course Description

This short course places emphasis on the role of the Well, as part of the Integrated Production System. Well Completion design concepts and the technical selection criteria for the main completion components are reviewed in detail. Group exercises on Completion and Performance are also part of the learning process. The course also highlights the Operating Company’s viewpoint in the area of Well Completion and Well Production Management

 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should be able to: State how Well Completion fits into the E&P Activity; Recall and discuss hydrocarbon exploitation considerations for well productivity and completion design; Describe the main parameters that influences Well Performance and Productivity; Describe the factors that influence the selection and design of the completion string and components; Carry out a completion design on the Onshore and explain how it will be run in the well, Type of well test, planning the test, Surface Equipment and downhole tools.

 

Who Should Attend

Geo-scientists, Engineers and Managers (in Drilling, Well Intervention/Services, Reservoir Engineering, Production Operations, Marketing/Sales etc.), whose jobs require them to interface with Completion Engineers, Production Technologists, Well Production Operations Engineers, and Well Maintenance/Servicing Engineers who wish to enhance their current job effectiveness, through more knowledge on Well Completion and Performance, than that attained from their own "core" discipline training and exposure

 

 

 

Continuing Professional Development

35 HOURS CPD

                                                                                                                                                                                

Course Content

Day 1

  1. Introductions
  2.  Reservoir -Integrated Production System
  • Pressure drop from reservoir to stock tank
  1. Well Completion Methods
  • Open hole completions
  • Cased hole completions
  1. Classification of Reservoir Based on the Fluids in the Reservoir
  • Reservoir fluid properties
  • Oil gravity
  • Formation volume factor
  • Data ranges
  • Reservoir water
  • Contaminates
  • Phase behavior
  1. Completions Effects
  • Formation damage
  • Pressure drop – radial flow
  • Damage vs. productivity

Day 2

  1.  Flow in Pipes
  • Fluid flow equation
  1.  Choke Performance
  • Multiphase flow through choke
  • Positive vs. variable choke
  1.  Systems Analysis
  • Inflow performance
  • Outflow performance
  1. Tubing considerations
  • Tubing vs. casing
  1. Completion String Design
  • Casing  design factors
  1. Completion Equipment
  • Completion rig
  • Snubbing unit
  • Coil tubing unit
  • Wireline unit

Day 3

  1.  Casing and Casing Suspension
  • Casing heads
  1. Wellheads
  • Tubing heads
  • Xmas trees
  1. Tubing Selection
  • Tubing requirements
  • Tubing design factors
  • Coil tubing design considerations
  1. Tubing Connection
  • Types/applications
  1. Packers
  • Types/applications
  1. Wellsite Operation
  • Project Management
  • Why projects fail
  • Soft Skills
  • Managing drilling & completion data
  • Non- productive time
  • Invisible lost time
  • Knowledge data base

Day 4

  1. Subsea Completions
  • Intelligent completions
  • Extended reach drilling
  • Maximum reservoir contact
  • Permanent downhole gauges
  • Flow control valves
  1. Flow Assurance (Paraffin and Asphaltene)
  • Formation/build up in tubulars
  • Removal processes
  1. Well testing overview
  • Procedures
  • Hardware
  1. Completion Test
  • Objectives

Day 5

  1. Drill Stem Test
  • Equipment
  • Procedures
  1. Surface Equipment
  • Separators
  • Dehydrators
  • Compressors
  • LACT equipment
  1. Summary
  2. Testing

 

Duration 

5 days

 

Location

Date

 

London, United Kingdom

 

 

13-17 November 2017

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

 

18-22 February 2018

 

 

Houston, Texas, United States

 

 

16-20 April 2018