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Gas Production Engineering (PRE16)


    This course covers basic and modern gas production engineering by providing an understanding of integrated production systems, from reservoir to surface.
    It begins with a review of the basic principles of reservoir, wellbore and surface network modelling, to then present solutions to couple together the different elements of a production system. Emphasis is placed on those technologies that aid the monitoring and diagnosis of systems performance.
    It also teaches how to optimise a gas production system and maximise the recoverable reserves from a field given the physical constraints dictated by the production system itself and knowing the limitations of current modelling tools.

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill
    Instructor: Gioia Falcone

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A petroleum, production, reservoir or facilities engineer or if you are involved in gas production and operations in other ways

    How we build your confidence

    Beginning with the definition of integrated gas production systems, you will be taken through its individual components (the reservoir, the near-wellbore region, the well and the surface facilities), with special focus on gas compressibility and turbulence effects along the flow path to surface, as well as on the development of associate products, such as gas condensate, LNG, NGL, etc. It will then be possible to appreciate the overall effect of the production process on the quality and quantity of the final sale products.

    The course includes exercises, class discussions of typical gas production engineering problems, short films, and demos of integrated production models. You will be encouraged to bring your own case studies for discussion in the class.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of how to:

    • Calculate gas performance, from reservoir to point of sale
    • Predict and alleviate liquid loading in gas wells
    • Optimise gas production


    • Introduction to integrated production systems
    • Gas properties
    • Gas material balance
    • Reservoir inflow characterisation
    • Well completions
    • Flow modelling in wellbores, risers and flowlines
    • System analysis: linking the reservoir, the near-wellbore, the wellbore and the surface facilities
    • Flow assurance issues
    • Review of surface facilities
    • Artificial lift and liquid unloading in gas wells
    • Downhole and seabed water separation
    • Well stimulation
    • Flow measurement and production allocation
    • Production logging
    • Planning short-, medium and long-term optimisation of field management: water shut-offs; re-perforation; stimulation; re-completion; debottlenecking of topsides facilities; handling transient flow situations in the system; issues around the chosen export route; offshore vs. onshore scenarios




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