|Sand Control - SNDC|
|Production Chemistry - OGPC|
|Downhole Remediation Practices for Mature Oil and Gas Wells - DRP|
|Formation Damage: Causes, Prevention, and Remediation - FD|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Ali Ghalambor, Alfred Jennings, Steve Metcalf, William Ott
|Formation damage seems to be inevitable and it is costing your company money! Whether formation damage can be prevented, removed economically, or must be accepted as the price for drilling and producing a well will depend upon many factors. Concerns for formation damage have been with our industry from the early days. These concerns become more prevalent as we embark on more challenging reservoirs utilizing even more challenging drilling, completion, and production methods. Additional concerns relate to the common lost production or injectivity following workovers in these challenging environments. These subjects and many more are addressed in this fast-paced, informative course covering all aspects of formation damage. Examples, case histories, and class team exercises are used throughout the course to emphasize key points on this important industry subject. This subject is briefly covered in the PetroSkills Production Operations 1 course (Foundation Level) as well as in the Well Stimulation: Practical and Applied (Basic Level) course. However, this course is more concentrated, detailed, and applied in the subject matter than either of the other courses.|
Production, completion, reservoir, and drilling engineers; geologists concerned with well performance and production enhancement; field supervisors, production foremen, engineering technicians, production and exploration managers; those involved in vertical, horizontal, and multilateral wells, conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
You Will Learn:
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. ALFRED R. JENNINGS, JR. is a well stimulation consultant with Enhanced Well Stimulation, Inc., located in Tyler, Texas. He actively provides well stimulation consulting services throughout the world. Prior to establishing Enhanced Well Stimulation, Inc., he worked for Mobil R&D Corporation/Mobil E&P Services, Inc. where he was involved in various applications of well stimulation throughout Mobil's worldwide operations. Prior to Mobil, he worked 15 years for Halliburton Services in all aspects of hydraulic fracturing research and field applications. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has authored or co-authored 95 US patents pertaining to applications and techniques for well stimulation. He is widely published and has served on numerous SPE Committees. He received a BS Degree in Chemistry and an MS Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
MR. STEVE METCALF has worked in the petroleum industry for approximately 40 years in both service and operating companies in Texas and Oklahoma. Within his career, he held various research and engineering positions, including 11 years in Acid Research. With Baker Hughes, he held the position of Senior Engineering Advisor with a primary focus in Production Enhancement. He also spent nearly seven years as the Technical Manager in the Permian Basin area for Baker Hughes US Land Pressure Pumping in Midland, TX. In addition to facilitating a variety of top tier, engaging learning events for PetroSkills, Steve owns an independent consulting company, Dead Branch Consulting LLC. Mr. Metcalf has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, with a double minor in Mathematics and Physics from Emporia State University. He also has a Master's of Science Degree in Physical Chemistry from Kansas State University. Steve is a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma since 1988, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1977, and has co-authored over 60 papers in the areas of cementing, acidizing, and fracturing. In addition, Mr. Metcalf is an inventor and co-inventor on six US patents.
MR. WILLIAM K. OTT is an independent petroleum consultant and is the founder of Well Completion Technology, an international engineering consulting and petroleum industry training firm established in 1986. Before consulting and teaching, he was division engineer for Halliburton's Far East region based in Singapore and a research field coordinator for Halliburton in Oklahoma. He works regularly with and on wells requiring various well completions techniques, principally in East Asia. He has conducted technical petroleum industry courses worldwide and written numerous technical papers relating to well completion and workover operations. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, and a 25-year member of SPE. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri.
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
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A