This course aims at providing non-production engineers working in the E&P value chain with the basic knowledge required to interface with the asset team. From production start-up to field abandonment, Production Engineering controls the process of bringing the field to the desired production level and optimises it based on actual wells and reservoir performance. Ultimately, production engineering decisions affect the recoverable reserves from a given field. The course reviews the basic principles of reservoir, wellbore and surface network modelling and explains how to optimise a production system and maximise the recoverable reserves from a field given the physical constraints dictated by the production system itself.
Course Level: Foundation Instructor: Gioia Falcone
Designed for you, if you are...
A professional working closely with production engineering departments and needing a good understanding of PE processes and operations
How we build your confidence
Starting from the introduction of basic reservoir properties and ways of establishing a flow path from subsurface to surface (drilling and completions), an overview of the general production workflow will be presented to understand the role of key nodes between components of an integrated production system. Once the interfaces between reservoir, wellbore and surface facilities are understood, conventional practises to ensure optimum wellbore deliverability will be discussed, vis-à-vis the definition of field reserves.
The course includes short films and class discussions of typical production engineering tasks.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
The interfaces between reservoir engineering, production engineering and facilities engineering
Key components of an integrated production systems
Basic practices implemented by production engineers to operate and optimise production systems