This course covers the selection, design and diagnosis of the major artificial lift techniques for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. You will gain an appreciation of the key concepts involved in the application of artificial lift methods and a practical understanding of their operation and optimisation. Well modelling software will be used to illustrate design and troubleshooting applications.
Course Structure: 12 modules of 1½ hours each, delivered over 4 days Each day will consist of 3 modules, split into units of 1½ hours, with multiple breaks.
Course Level: Foundation / Skill Duration: 4 days Instructor: Alastair Baillie
Designed for you, if you are...
Petroleum engineering or field staff involved in the selection, design, operation or troubleshooting of artificial lift systems (beam pumps, PCPs, plunger lift, jet pumps, ESPs and gas lift) for standard or unconventional reservoir applications
How we build your confidence
Combination of live instructor-led training coupled with self-directed learning, live Q&A sessions and group discussions
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
Artificial lift methods, concepts of operation and equipment
Selection criteria to ensure the most appropriate artificial lift method is chosen
How to perform design procedures for artificial lift wells
How to recognise the correct data required for well analysis
Diagnosing and troubleshooting artificial lift well performance
Optimising the artificial lift system for production and long term reliability
Recap of well and reservoir performance (fluid properties, outflow and inflow performance)
Use of pressure gradient plots for artificial lift well design and diagnosis
Review of artificial lift systems components and physics of operation
Artificial lift methods comparison and selection criteria
Special considerations for the application of artificial lift to unconventional reservoirs
Design, diagnosis and practical troubleshooting techniques for start-up and operation
Workshop sessions and tutorials covering building and matching of well models