|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations - BDC|
|Hydraulic Fracturing Applications - HFU|
|Unconventional Resources Completion and Stimulation - URCS|
|Completions and Workovers - CAW|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Dan Gibson, Mason Gomez, Patrick Moran, Manickavasakan Nadar, P. Travis, Hector Vargas
Completions and Workovers provides an integrated introduction to many facets of completion and intervention technology. The material progresses through each of the major design, diagnostic, and intervention technologies concluding with some common remedial measures and well abandonment. The course focuses on the practical aspects of each of the technologies, using design examples - successes and failures - to illustrate the key points of the design and the risks/uncertainties. The overall objectives of the course focus on delivering and maintaining well quality.
"A course with a high potential to apply its knowledge on the job." - Drilling Engineer, Spain
"Mucho conocimiento por porte del instructor claro con sus explicociones y uno bueno metoblologia. " - Petroleum Engineer, Bogota
"Dr. Jim Peden was excellent, I have been to several courses over the years and I found him to be one of the best both in terms of technical/ theoretical knowledge as well as course delivery. His wealth of knowledge and experiences have definitely been evident throughout the course." - Engineer, Australia
Graduates or engineers with experience, engaged in drilling operations, production operations, workover, and completions; petroleum engineering in both the service and operating sectors
You Will Learn:
MR. DAN GIBSON is a consulting engineer with over 35 years of experience in production, completions, and well integrity issues from oil and gas fields all over the world. After working as a roughneck and roustabout through college, he started his professional life as a facility engineer in Alaska. He has worked his way through the value stream from facilities to completions with jobs in Anchorage, Denver, Houston, Gabon, Congo, Egypt, Scotland, Russia, and Australia. He is currently a consulting engineer, working on completions and well integrity problems for a wide range of independents and majors. He has worked as a Wells Technical Authority for a large international independent with a varied portfolio of offshore oil and gas wells. He was the first Senior Completion Advisor for a super major. As part of this role, he worked with teams on both major technical incidents and on planning and assurance of high profile projects around the world. These experiences have given him a unique viewpoint of how fields are developed; how wells are designed, constructed, and produced; how things can go wrong with a well during construction and production; and how best to mitigate and manage well problems. He has authored and co-authored a number of papers, ranging from polymer flood management to ice mechanics and most recently a design of an innovative ICD system for a high rate water injection well. Dan graduated from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater and Studied Arctic Engineering at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. His teaching style focuses on first principles and developing an understanding of why things happen which then dictates an appropriate response.
MR. MASON GOMEZ is the PetroSkills Technical Director for the Production and Completions discipline and the Reservoir Engineering discipline. He is a Licensed Petroleum Engineer (LA#26131) with 26 years diversified experience including: production/reservoir engineering, offshore field development/mature field optimization, shale play drilling/ completions, Operator/Service Company employment, Engineering, Sales, Operations Management, Human Resource Development, and Project Management roles. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
MR. PATRICK MORAN is a completion consultant from Houston, Texas. He has twenty-two years of well construction experience, having managed deepwater completion projects through design, planning and execution phases in the Gulf of Mexico, SE Asia, West Africa, and Australia. He is also proficient in the design and execution of sand face and intelligent completions. Patrick has designed and executed workovers and interventions in deepwater for both subsea and platform wells. Patrick earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Louisiana State University.
MR. MANICKAVASAKAN (MANICKAM) S. NADAR is a consultant Principal Petroleum engineer with 27 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry and 6 years in petrochemical process operations. With a strong background in Production Technology, Well Operations, Well Completions & Workovers, Artificial Lift, Asset Modeling and Optimization, he has specialized in artificial lift technologies, well and system designs, analysis, trouble-shooting, reliability improvement and production enhancement. He has made significant contribution in the artificial lift selection, design, operation, surveillance and optimization of large volume gas lifted and ESP wells for many operators. Mr. Nadar has worked for major international operating companies and handled various responsibilities in production engineering operations and artificial lift systems, onshore and offshore. In the service sector, he has delivered many challenging well and network modeling and optimization projects that helped clients achieve substantial increase in production, operation efficiency and cost savings. Recently he has helped companies to implement real-time surveillance and optimization systems that allows operators use collaborative work environments for achieving their KPIs. A university topper and gold medalist, Mr. Nadar holds a BSc degree in Chemistry from Madurai University, India and a degree in Chemical Engineering from Institution of Engineers (India). With several SPE papers and text book publications to his credit, he has conducted many workshops, training seminars and short courses for SPE and other organizations.
MR. KYLE TRAVIS is a Petroleum Engineer with 38 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. He is very experienced in all phases of petroleum engineering including drilling, log analysis, completion, production, reservoir and economics. He has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Travis has a proven track record of effectively building oil and gas companies from infancy to significance. In addition to many years of “hands on” experience with both major oil and small independent companies, his background also includes managing oil and gas companies from the initial formulation of a business plan and establishment of corporate goals through the execution of such. He has built and supervised a staff of experienced oil and gas professionals, evaluated drilling prospects, acquired producing properties, managed the operations of drilling and the production of oil and gas properties.
MR. HUGO VARGAS has more than 33 years of active experience in oil fields. He provided professional technical training to engineers and supervisors as a Senior Technical Instructor for 5 years. He worked in office and field positions with both a major Service Oil Co. and also with a Major Oil Co. His experience includes execution, supervision and management with well testing, down hole tools, data acquisition, completions, cementing, fracturing, stimulations and workover in general. He has coordinated testing operations at well sites with authority over all service companies at rig and rig-less environments, both land and offshore including deep water. While coordinating completion and testing phases, he became familiar with Electric wire line, Coil Tubing and Slick line operations. He has a high level of understanding of workover operations, costs and technical issues, with emphasis in testing. He has authored applications in Visual Basic for hydraulic calculations, risk assessment, financials and for training purposes. He is IWCF certified and received a B.S. in Chemistry and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and communicates in French.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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