NODAL™ Analysis Workshop - Virtual



Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering

Duration: 16 hours instructor-led (virtual), plus approximately 22 hours self-paced work

Instructor: Mr. Mason Gomez


Well Inflow/ Outflow NODAL™ Analysis is an integral part of a production or completion engineer’s work scope, and is often applied throughout a well’s life to maximize value - from the beginning of the completion design process through underperforming well diagnostics. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of this analysis technique, emphasizing real world application through multiple problems from different perspectives.

Upon completion, participants will be able to approach a problem recognizing potential solution methods, prepare data for the analysis, identify sources of error, perform an analysis with industry software, and present a holistic recommendation. Topics related to perforating, components of skin, matching transient test data, outflow limitations, selecting artificial lift, liquid loading, and incorporating fluid PVT properties will be covered.


Operating Company and Service Company engineers and technical managers responsible for performing or reviewing well systems analysis from at least one perspective (perforating design, tubing sizing, post stimulation evaluation, etc.). Participants should be in a role that requires that they regularly perform or are required to technically review well inflow/outflow analysis.


Recognize the application and limitations of traditional well systems analysis

Identify data requirements for a meaningful analysis

Accurately model the various components of skin, including perforating

Assess outflow performance, including liquid loading, tubing constraints, and artificial lift

Confidently approach well systems analysis from multiple perspectives and select the correct diagnostic strategy for your well conditions

11-29 September View Schedule   ENROLL NOW  

This workshop will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy™

PetroAcademy™ combines PetroSkills industry knowledge, expertise, content, and technology to develop workforce competency. Each PetroAcademy offering integrates multiple learning activities, such as
reading assignments, self-paced e-Learning, virtual instructor-led sessions, discussion forums, group exercises, case studies, quizzes, field trips, and experiential activities.

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This program is comprised of the following activities:

 = Virtual Instructor-led Training 
 = Online Learning Activity/Reading 
 = Online Exercises through SNAP Software (included with course)*
Week Activity Hours (Approx) Subject
Week 1
1.0  Kick-off Session: Overview
  Online 4.0 Online Activity Overview
  3.0 Inflow/Outflow Models in SNAP
  Exercise 4.0 Exercises
  2.0 Components of Skin Perforating
  Exercise 4.0 Exercises
Week 2 2.0 Matching Data, Bad Data, Artifical Lift
  Exercise 4.0 Exercises
  3.0 What is the Problem? Defining Approaches
  Online 6.0 Integrated Problem Set
Week 3 3.0 (Optional) Check-in on Integrated Problem Set
  2.0 Workshop Wrap-up


*SNAP is a petroleum engineering software tool designed to conduct well performance predictions using nodal analysis. With SNAP, participants can analyze relationships between the reservoir, wellbore, and surface equipment to determine a well's production capacity. SNAP has built in modules for the design and troubleshooting of gas-lift or jet pump installations.






Participant Testimonials

The Format was flexible so travel was unnecessary. Also it was extended over time so the skills learned in one day were able to be implemented over the next few days in the real world, as well as problems before having to learn something new or ask the instructor. Gave time for real 1 on 1 teaching.” -Nick (Production Engineer, Spain)

I liked that the course was segmented into 3 hour classes over the course of a couple of weeks… This helped keep me engaged and also gave me time to digest and apply the concepts once the class was finished. The instructor made the course very hands-on as well by actually working a variety of problems in the software which really helped to apply the information learned in class. Most classes I have taken are very PowerPoint driven, but this was focused on learning and actually applying the topics.– Matthew (Field Engineer, USA)