Production Operations 1 - PO1 Virtual



Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering

Level: Foundation

Duration: 22 hours instructor-led (virtual), plus approximately 87 hours self-paced work

Mr. Paul M. Barry
Mr. Alexandre Chwetzoff
Mr. Manickavasakan Nadar
Mr. P. Kyle Travis

This workshop will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy™ providing participants with the knowledge they need at their convenience.

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The Production Operations Blended Program represents the core foundation series of PetroSkills’ production engineering curriculum. Participants will become familiar with both proven historical production practices as well as current technological advances to enhance oil and gas production. Applied skills guide the participant within a framework to make careful, prudent, technical oil and gas business decisions.


Engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations, Production operations staff, Reservoir engineers, Facilities staff, Drilling and completions engineers, Geoscientists, Field supervisors, managers, and technicians, Service company engineers and managers

Understand the importance of the geological model
Recognize geological models to identify conventional and unconventional (shale oil and gas and heavy oil) hydrocarbon accumulations
Understand key principles and parameters of well inflow and outflow
Build accurate nodal analysis models for tubing size selection and problem well review
Design and select well completion tubing, packer, and other downhole equipment tools
Plan advanced well completion types such as multilateral, extended length, and intelligent wells
Design both conventional and unconventional multi stage fractured horizontal wells
Apply successful primary casing cementing and remedial repair techniques
Select equipment and apply practices for perforating operations
Plan well intervention jobs using wireline, snubbing, and coiled tubing methods
Manage corrosion, erosion, soluble and insoluble scales, and produced water handling challenges
Apply well completion and workover fluid specifications for solids control and filtration
Employ the five main types of artificial lift systems
Identify formation damage and apply remedial procedures
Design and execute successful carbonate and sandstone reservoir acidizing programs
Understand the causes of sand production and how to select sand control options
Understand the proper use of oilfield surfactants and related production chemistry
Identify and successfully manage organic paraffin and asphaltene deposits
Choose cased hole production logging tools and interpret logging results
Understand modern conventional fracture stimulation practices
Understand multistage, horizontal well shale gas and shale oil massive frac job design and operations
Review heavy oil development and extraction including mining operations and current modern thermal processes
7 August - 3 November 2017 View Schedule   ENROLL NOW  
25 Sept - 19 January 2018 View Schedule   ENROLL NOW  
Virtual instructor-led sessions available in one of two start times. View schedules above for time options.


This program is comprised of the following activities:

= Virtual Instructor-led Training
= Online Learning Activity/Reading
Week Activity Hours (Approx) Subject
Week 1
1.0  Orientation Webcast
  Online 4.0 Production Principles
Week 2 1.5 Well Performance and Nodal Analysis Fundamentals - Session 1
  Online 4.0 Well Performance and Nodal Analysis Fundamentals - online learning
  1.5 Well Performance and Nodal Analysis Fundamentals - Session 2
Week 3 Online 4.0 Onshore Well Completion - Conventional
  Online 4.0 Onshore Well Completion - Unconventional
Week 4 Online 4.0 Primary and Remedial Cementing
  Online 4.0 Perforation
Week 5 Online 4.0 Rod, PCP, Plunger Lift, and Jet Pump
Week 6 1.5 Reciprocating Rod Pump Fundamentals - Session 1
  Online 5.0 Reciprocating Rod Pump Fundamentals - Online learning
  1.5 Reciprocating Rod Pump Fundamentals - Session 2
Week 7 Online 4.0 Gas Lift and ESP Pump
Week 8 1.5 Gas Lift Fundamentals - Session 1
  Online 5.0 Gas Lift Fundamentals - Online learning
  1.5 Gas Lift Fundamentals - Session 2
Week 9
1.5 ESP Fundamentals - Session 1
  Online 5.0 ESP Fundamentals - Online learning
1.5 ESP Fundamentals - Session 2
Week 10 Online 4.0 Formation Damage and Remediation
  1.5 Matrix Acidizing Fundamentals - Session 1
  Online 5.0 Matrix Acidizing Fundamentals - Online learning
  1.5 Matrix Acidizing Fundamentals - Session 2
Week 11 Online 4.0 Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry
  Online 4.0 Sand Control
Week 12 1.5 Sand Control Fundamentals - Session 1
  Online 5.0 Sand Control Fundamentals - Online learning
  1.5 Sand Control Fundamentals - Session 2
Week 13 Online 4.0 Hydraulic Fracturing
  Online 4.0 Production Problem Diagnosis and Intervention Planning
Week 14 Online 4.0 Production Logging
  1.5 Production Logging Fundamentals - Session 1
  Online 5.0 Production Logging Fundamentals - Online Learning
  1.5 Production Logging Fundamentals - Session 2


10 April - 14 July 2017 View Schedule   ENROLL NOW  
7 August - 3 November 2017 View Schedule   ENROLL NOW  





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)