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Fundamentals of Production Operations (BACPRE09LIC1)

  • 5 daysLicense period: 1 Month Course Fee: 450 EUR


This extensive course covers all the fundamental concepts of production and facilities operations from exploration and drilling through to surface production treatment and export. Topics include; introduction to the petroleum industry, reservoir engineering fundamentals, fluid properties, well performance prediction, an overview of artificial lift systems, production measurement, surveillance and allocation, well integrity and operations, flow assurance and production chemistry, overview of surface production facilities, primary separation systems, oil. water and gas treatment systems and fluids transportation. This course provides a solid and comprehensive foundation for production operators, production engineers or facilities engineers. IChemE accredited course (35 CPD hours).

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... anyone desiring to learn about the core subjects involved in production operations or for those new to the industry.

The benefits from attending

  • Identify key reservoir fluid properties from surface and down-hole measurements and explain their application in production operations
  • Explain the concepts of nodal analysis (inflow and outflow performance) for flowrate prediction and the effect of sensitivity variables. Appraise the selection and operation of key artificial lift techniques
  • List the key types of production data that are measured and collected and used in production surveillance, allocation and optimisation
  • List the principal types of formation damage and their treatment. Compare and contrast the various well intervention and stimulation techniques available for production wells
  • Analyse the various threats to well integrity and flow assurance in production and injection systems and identify the associated key maintenance strategies
  • Explain the mechanisms and the methods of control for the various forms of corrosion prevalent within the oil and gas industry including the appropriate selection of materials
  • Describe the objectives, options and layout of surface production facilities for onshore and offshore fields. Explain the selection, sizing and operation of primary separation systems
  • Identify the main equipment types used in the treatment of oil, water and gas to meet export specifications and explain their operation
  • List the primary components and function of the various transportation systems required to export oil, gas and water


Introduction to Production Operations
Production systems concepts
Reservoir engineering fundamentals
Reservoir fluid properties overview
Well inflow performance concepts
Well outflow performance concepts
Pressure loss at surface
Well system (nodal) analysis concepts
Introduction to artificial lift systems
SRP diagnosis and troubleshooting
Production measurement
Production surveillance
Production allocation
Well integrity management
Well intervention and sand control
Formation damage and stimulation methods
Production chemistry and flow assurance
Surface production facilities and treatment
Primary separation systems
Oil treatment systems
Water treatment systems
Gas treatment systems
Corrosion control and material selection
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