|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): Paul Barry, Ali Ghalambor, Dan Gibson, Mason Gomez, Howard McKinzie, Patrick Moran, Manickavasakan Nadar, Jim Peden, P. Travis, Hector Vargas, Robert (Bob) Westermark
|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.|
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. PAUL BARRY is a petroleum engineering consultant specializing in production technology, production operations, and project evaluations. Mr. Barry has over 42 years of international and domestic USA upstream oil and gas production and reservoir engineering and management experience in conventional and unconventional reservoir development. Assignments include working and residing in South America, SE Asia, the Middle East, the North Sea region, and the USA. He has been a PetroSkills instructor since 2002; during this period, he was based in Perth, Australia from 2007-2009 and in Dubai, UAE, from 2003-2006, developing PetroSkills regional business in both locations. Earlier industry experience was as field production engineer and field production engineering manager of an onshore oilfield re-development project for PDVSA and partners in Venezuela which required a combination of new development well and well re-completion designs for gas lift, submersible pump, and rod pump artificial lift technology, and frac pack and gravel pack sand control well completions. Previous Indonesia experience was in the design and completion of dual string, multiple selective, underbalanced, tubing conveyed perforated high pressure gas wells, exploration well testing and evaluation for Pertamina and Atlantic Richfield, Huffco, Virginia Indonesia, and joint venture contract partners for both oil operations and Bontang LNG gas supply operations. As district reservoir engineer for Pertamina and Arco partners in Indonesia, Mr. Barry was responsible for the plan of development and reserves determination and certification for a 1.3 TCF offshore gas field. He has also worked as field engineer in Saudi Arabia, responsible for a 1.2 MMBWD reservoir pressure support injection well system, injection water quality assurance, producing well gravel pack completions, internal and external well and flowline corrosion control systems, and, as Mobil Oil facilities engineer in the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) Gas Projects department. He has represented company technical and commercial interests in both UK and Norwegian North Sea sectors oil and gas producing fields. Mr. Barry has served as an officer in the Jakarta and Dubai SPE sections. He holds a BSCE from the University of Notre Dame and an MSCE from Marquette University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, USA.
DR. ALI GHALAMBOR (now retired) was the American Petroleum Institute Endowed Professor and Head of the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Director of Energy Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Professor Ghalambor has more than 35 years of industrial and academic experience. He has served as a consultant to many petroleum production and service companies as well as governmental agencies, professional organizations, and the United Nations. Dr. Ghalambor has authored or co-authored 14 books and manuals and more than 180 technical articles published in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Ghalambor has delivered numerous invited technical presentations and courses in Drilling & Well Completion worldwide. He has received many awards including the Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, Production and Operations Award, Distinguished Service Award, DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, and the Distinguished Member Award by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Dr. Ghalambor served as a Commissioner on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. He has held many positions in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) including Director of the Central and Southeastern North America Region on the SPE Board of Directors and Chairman of the SPE International Symposium and Exhibition on Formation Damage Control. He received a PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MS and BS from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is a registered professional engineer.
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.
DR. HOWARD L. MCKINZIE is a petroleum consultant from Sugar Land, Texas. His prior industry experience includes 21 years with Texaco, Inc. and Getty Oil Company in numerous areas of production and completions engineering. Specific specialties include sand control, downhole oil/water separation, compact surface oil/water separation, artificial lift with progressive cavity pumps, formation damage, water shutoff, drag reduction techniques for fluid flow, and well stimulation by acidizing and fracturing. He also worked in the area of surface well logging, and was one of the co-developers of QGM (Qualitative Gas Measurement) and QFT (Qualitative Fluorescence Technique). Prior to joining Getty, he was employed by GTE Labs in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he worked primarily in the areas of catalyst development research and developing photo-catalytic techniques. He was the Chairman of the Completion Engineering Association in 1991-1992, after being Vice Chairman in 1989-1990. He was a member of the research team that received the Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation from Petroleum Engineer International (1999). He was also a member of another team that received the Hearst Newspapers Energy Award for Technology in 1998. He has twice received Texaco's Corporate Technology Innovation Award and holds numerous patents in several of the above areas. He held a post-doctoral appointment in Chemistry at Brown University, and subsequently taught engineering several more years at Brown. He received a BS degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Central Oklahoma University, and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Arizona State 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.
DR. J. M. PEDEN is Professor of Well Technology at the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Curtin University of Technology in Perth Western Australia; a Principal Technologist for Advanced Well Technologies Pty and also Managing Director of PITAC Ltd. in Edinburgh, Scotland. Previously, at Heriot Watt University, he was the Shell UK Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the department from 1982 until 1991. In 1991, he founded the Horizontal Well Technology Unit. His specialties are focused primarily on production technology but he also teaches courses in reservoir and drilling related topics and was a visiting Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University. He was employed by Shell in both the Middle East and the North Sea and has consulted internationally for the majority of major operating and service companies in areas such as horizontal wells, sand control, multilaterals and other aspects of well design and troubleshooting. His principal areas of expertise are in well completion design; formation damage; sand control; and, horizontal and multilateral wells. He has published over 100 technical papers, two textbooks, and contributed to numerous conferences as a keynote speaker. He has been an active member of SPE, holding a number of posts including Chairman of the Aberdeen Section in 1986/87. In 1999/2000 he was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on the subject of multilateral wells. He received a BSc in Chemical Engineering, an MEng and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.
MR. KYLE TRAVIS is a Petroleum Engineer with 32 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. He has a proven track record of effectively building oil and gas companies from infancy to significance. His experience includes managing oil and gas companies from the initial formulation of a business plan and establishment of 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. He is experienced in all phases of petroleum engineering including economics, drilling, log analysis, completion, production and reservoir. He has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
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.
MR. ROBERT (BOB) V. WESTERMARK is a registered engineer with international and domestic experience who has worked both on and offshore including underbalanced, horizontal, multilateral, coalbed methane, and geothermal drilling wells operations. As a team leader, he has run successful drilling and completion alliances and partnering programs. He has also managed a research drilling test facility. Currently, he is Operations Manager for Seismic Recovery LLC, which is developing with DOE funding, an innovative petroleum technology for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery based on downhole vibration stimulation. He has authored and co-authored over 17 technical papers and he has been the instructor for numerous in-house courses, ranging from basic drilling classes to casing design and well control. In addition, he has taught advanced topics including horizontal drilling and multilateral completions. In this capacity, he communicates clearly with all levels of students, field and office employees, management, third party contractors, and the general public. He received a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Montana College of Mineral Sciences and Technology.
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