|Artificial Lift Systems - ALS|
|Gas Well Deliquification - GWD|
|Progressing Cavity Pumps - PCP|
|Gas Lift - GLI|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): John Martinez, Manickavasakan Nadar
|Gas lift is one of the most widely used artificial lift techniques. Participants will investigate the impact of tubing sizing, gas lift valve selection, gas lift mandrel spacing, gas lift valve design, casing pressure, surface choke size, gas volume, etc., on well design and operation. Participants practice mandrel spacing design and gas lift valve design, surveillance, and optimization at the well and field level using actual field data including the use of software programs. After attending this course, participants will be able to identify, diagnose, analyze, and solve gas lift problems. Up to date computer programs will be used/demonstrated during the course. The class includes pictures and videos of most important equipment components while being applied, to further participant understanding. With increased prices, more emphasis is placed on techniques to maximize production. New developments at various stages of development and application are also covered. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.|
Production engineers and operations staff responsible for designing gas lift installations and/ or performing surveillance and optimization on wells using gas lift; appropriate for staff at all levels of gas lift expertise and has been given with good results to both production engineers new to gas lift as well as industry gas lift consultants.
You Will Learn:
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
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