|Artificial Lift Systems - ALS|
|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Unconventional Resources Completion and Stimulation - URCS|
|Artificial Lift for Unconventional Wells - ALUW|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Larry Harms
|This course addresses artificial lift methods and practices for unconventional wells for oil and gas producers, as well as associated industry service providers and contractors. The focus of the course is optimizing value from upfront well planning through the end of life of unconventional wells by selecting, installing and operating artificial lift effectively. Upon completion of this course, the participant will understand how to choose and implement artificial lift and be able to utilize best practices to resolve and reduce issues and challenges that frequently occur during the life cycle of unconventional wells. The course focuses on optimizing production and recovery by ensuring the proper artificial lift technology is used in conjunction with optimum surface pressure and related facilities in a holistic approach. Participants will understand the steps necessary to develop an effective artificial lift strategy for wells specific to areas/plays. This course incorporates a combination of about 50% instruction and 50% facilitated problem-solving utilizing real or realistic well/field data to select and stage the appropriate lift methods. The problem-solving sessions include both individual and group activities that will provide each participant with a hands-on application of the methods, principles and practices discussed throughout the course. Also, all participants will be asked to bring a challenge they are currently facing in artificial lift for unconventional wells and will present the challenge (Day 2) and their path forward based on what they have learned (Day 5).|
This course is intended for production and artificial lift engineers. It will be valuable for engineers (working for operators, service companies or as consultants) who may have artificial lift knowledge on conventional wells or individual lift methods that want to expand their ability to deliver more optimal holistic artificial lift solutions specific to unconventional wells and the latest practices.
You Will Learn:
The course will include practical application problems using real/realistic unconventional well/field data to:
MR. LARRY HARMS is a production optimization specialist at his consulting company, Optimization Harmsway LLC, established after a 38-year career with ConocoPhillips. At ConocoPhillips he specialized in holistic production optimization and was a leader of the Artificial Lift Network for 10 years. He also was leader of the Gas Lift Optimization Team at Dubai Petroleum Company for 3 years. Larry has served on the Board of Directors of the Artificial Lift Research and Development Council since 2008. He has written/co-authored 11 SPE papers on topics ranging from the application of artificial lift, velocity strings and compression to integrated production modeling and real time optimization. Larry has conducted training courses for hundreds of industry and ConocoPhillips engineering, operations, and maintenance personnel on artificial lift, compression, production optimization, systems nodal analysis, integrated production modeling, and gas well deliquification. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
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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