Downhole Remediation Practices for Mature Oil and Gas Wells - DRP

Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. W. Gordon Graves
  • Mr. William K. Ott


Related courses
Production Operations 1 - PO1
Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO
Unconventional Resources Completion and Stimulation - URCS
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
Downhole Remediation for Mature Oil and Gas Wells is presented from a practical point of view. Discussions include decision processes for selection, design, and application of methods that are supported by field experiences and research results. Principal focus is production-related near wellbore damage and remedial water control practices.
Designed For
Asset managers, drilling and completion engineers, petroleum engineers and geologists, independent producers, production managers and engineers, reservoir managers and engineers, field supervisors, company executives and officials, field personnel with operating and service companies.
You will learn
How To:
  • Diagnose and develop removal and prevention techniques for wellbore damage due to scale, paraffin, asphaltenes, corrosion, and erosion
  • Understand sources, causes, and effects of water production
  • Design remediation applications (both mechanical and chemical) for reducing excess water production
  • Design sand control applications and understand how to fix damaged screens and gravel packs
  • Understand how and when to apply remedial cementing practices and what tools and job considerations are critical
  • Apply these techniques to a specific well problem that you bring into the classroom from your current field assignment
Course Content
  • Production-related near wellbore damage
  • Scale
  • Paraffin
  • Asphaltenes
  • Corrosion
  • Erosion
  • Well diagnostics
  • Removal techniques
  • Prevention techniques
  • Wellbore stabilization
  • Understanding unwanted water production
  • Extent of the problem
  • Causes and effects of water production
  • Monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Diagnostics
  • Defining required attributes and placement controls
  • Fitting solutions to problems
  • Remedial water control
  • Challenges and solutions
  • Environmental considerations
  • In-wellbore control
  • Near-wellbore techniques
  • Matrix applications
  • Fractures and voids
  • Water control
  • Bringing it all together
  • Engineered process
  • Initial screening
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Simulation
  • Case studies