Completions and Workovers - CAW

Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Dan Gibson
  • Mr. Mason Gomez
  • Mr. Patrick Moran
  • Mr. Manickavasakan Nadar
  • Mr. P. Kyle Travis
  • Mr. Hector Hugo Vargas
  • Mr. Robert (Bob) V. Westermark


  • About the course
  • Designed For
  • You will learn
  • Course Content
About the course
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.

This course is also available virtually via PetroAcademy Blended Learning.


"A course with a high potential to apply its knowledge on the job." - Drilling Engineer, Spain


"Mucho conocimiento por porte del instructor claro con sus explicociones y uno bueno metoblologia. " - Petroleum Engineer, Bogota


"Dr. Jim Peden was excellent, I have been to several courses over the years and I found him to be one of the best both in terms of technical/ theoretical knowledge as well as course delivery. His wealth of knowledge and experiences have definitely been evident throughout the course." - Engineer, Australia
Designed For
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
How To:
  • Develop a high level completion strategy for wells in a variety of situations
  • Select tubing, packers, and completion flow control equipment
  • Appraise/design a suitable flow barrier strategy
  • Identify key design considerations for vertical and inclined wells, horizontal, multilateral, HPHT, and unconventional resource wells
  • Select an appropriate intervention strategy/equipment
  • Identify key features/applicability of the main sand control and well stimulation options
  • Assess/specify concerns/remedial measures for formation damage/skin removal
  • Develop outline overall strategies for completion and workover programs
Course Content
  • Basic well completion design, practices, and strategies
  • Well quality and integrity
  • Safety aspects of well design
  • Wellheads, trees, subsurface safety valves, and flow control equipment
  • Material selection guidelines based on corrosion and erosion conditions
  • The basic interpretation of inflow and tubing performance to aid tubing size selection
  • Tubing design and selection
  • Considerations for designing deviated horizontal, multilateral, and multi zone reservoir completions
  • Basic completion principles and considerations for subsea, HPHT, and unconventional wells
  • Perforating job selection and design
  • Formation damage mechanisms and their remediation
  • Stimulation design considerations
  • Sand control options and their selection
  • Wireline, coiled tubing, and hydraulic workover rig operations
  • Snubbing