|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Gas Lift - GLI|
|Electrical Submersible Pumps - ESP|
|Gas Well Deliquification - GWD|
|Artificial Lift Systems - ALS|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Shari Dunn-Norman, James Lea, John Martinez, Manickavasakan Nadar
This course blends lecture, hands-on exercises, and seminar teaching styles to enhance learning. Participants work with software that allows them to design and analyze artificial lift designs, which points the way to improved efficiency, higher production and less downtime due to failures. Participants learn how to design and troubleshoot rod pumping, continuous gas lift, and electric submersible pump systems. Other methods such as PCP, plunger lift, jet pump, hydraulic pump, and intermittent gas lift are presented as viable AL techniques.
Participants gain experience in solving problems by hand and also by using industry computer software. Troubleshooting is an important part of artificial lift operations and several typical surveillance problems are solved. The class includes pictures and videos of the most important equipment components being applied. The course emphasizes techniques to maximize production. New developments at various stages of application are also covered. A discussion of modifications necessary for horizontal or unconventional wells is included for all methods of lift discussed. Examples of how these techniques are being applied in producing unconventional wells are presented. Distinct features of all lift methods are presented allowing the attendee to know how to select the best lift for well or field conditions.
"I was happy with how everything was split up. Good job. Happy with what we covered in the time we had." - Participant, United States
Engineers, technicians, field supervisors, and others who select, design, install, evaluate, or operate artificial lift systems.
You Will Learn:
DR. SHARI DUNN-NORMAN is a professor of Petroleum Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology with 35 years of industry and academic experience. She worked for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) in domestic and international production operations, where she designed gas lift, reciprocating rod and electrical pump installations, in addition to well completions and workovers. She has taught artificial lift, production engineering and well completions for more than 20 years and has conducted a wide range of research in pipeline well flow, well construction for the protection of USDW's, hydraulic fracturing and well completions. She has co-authored and edited the book, "Petroleum Well Construction", and a number of papers related to well completions. Shari holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
DR. JAMES F. LEA, JR. is an instructor of industry courses and is involved in industry production and artificial lift related projects. He has received the SPE award for 'Legends of Artificial Lift.' He spent 20 years with Amoco Corporation and was involved in consulting on flowing/lifting wells, testing, and research on lift methods, creating new computer programs for lifted and flowing wells, teaching production schools and monitoring JIPs on pipeline flow, artificial lift, erosion, corrosion, and others. He is on the API and SPE committees for electrical submersible pumps, gas lift, and artificial lift systems, and is a member of the panel for the ESP roundtable. He has been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer two times and has presented and organized numerous conferences for artificial lift. He played a major role in organizing the Denver Gas Well De-Watering forum, which is continuing after multiple successful occurrences. He has authored or co-authored: the book "Deliquification of Gas Wells" (Elesevier), the chapter of the new SPE productions Handbook on Artificial Lift Selection and other book chapters, as well as over 65 technical papers and articles on artificial lift systems. He received the SPE Production Engineering Award in 1996 and was the recipient of the 1990 J. C. Slonneger Award from SWPSC, Lubbock, Texas, given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of petroleum engineering. He is a Registered PE in Texas, has 9 US patents, and received a BSME and MSME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a PhD from Southern Methodist University.
MR. JOHN MARTINEZ has 38 years' experience in oilfield production technology with a specialty in facility revision and artificial lift operations, with extensive expertise in gas lift. For 27 years he has been the Production Consultant for Production Associates and previously was associated with Exxon (now ExxonMobil). This includes work in well deliverability, transient pressure testing, downhole equipment evaluation and selection. He also has surface facility design experience including multiphase pipelines, separation, metering, compression, dehydration, water treatment and disposal, and pumps. He has served in key positions for projects completed in 11 countries on 4 continents in which he applied state-of-the-art technology for improvements to artificial lift and production methods. He has been responsible for the development of nodal analysis techniques for the design of gas and oil wells. He is a writer of API recommended practices, serving as co-author of API Gas Lift Manual, API RP 11V7 Repair, Testing, and Setting Gas Lift Valves, and API RP 11V8 Gas Lift System Design and Performance Prediction. In addition, he has written SPE papers and Gas Lift Workshop presentations. Mr. Martinez is active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Petroleum Division, Society of Petroleum Engineers, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, American Petroleum Institute Gas Lift Equipment Task Group, and the ASME/API/ISO Gas Lift Workshop. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He received an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas.
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.
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
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Public Course Presentations
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