|Formation Damage: Causes, Prevention, and Remediation - FD|
|Gas Production Engineering - GPO|
|Production Logging - RMP|
|Unconventional Resources Completion and Stimulation - URCS|
Alternatively, NODAL Analysis Workshop available via PetroAcademy.
|Performance Analysis, Prediction, and Optimization Using NODAL™ Analysis - PO2|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Paul Barry, Mason Gomez, Manickavasakan Nadar, Cliff Redus, Scott Wilson
|Nodal analysis views the total producing system as a group of components potentially encompassing reservoir rock/irregularities, completions (gravel pack, open/closed perforations, open hole), vertical flow strings, restrictions, multi-lateral branches, horizontal/hilly terrain flow lines/risers, integrated gathering networks, compressors, pump stations, metering locations, and market/system rate/pressure constraints. An improper design of any one component, or a mismatch of components, adversely affects the performance of the entire system. The chief function of a system-wide analysis is to increase well rates. It identifies bottlenecks and serves as a framework for the design of efficient field wide flow systems, including wells, artificial lift, gathering lines and manifolds. Together with reservoir simulation and analytical tools, Nodal analysis is used in planning new field development. Initially, this technology was applied using pressure traverse curves and simple PI models. Now state-of-the-art software programs have enabled a well-trained engineer to concentrate on matching field data, interpreting results, and understanding a system's interdependencies. Software is used extensively during the class and the participant is encouraged to bring his/her own laptop and nodal software. However, if the attendee chooses not to supply his/her own software, nodal analysis, and gas deliverability planning programs can be provided. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.|
Production, operations, and reservoir engineers; senior technicians and field supervisors with an engineering background.
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.
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.
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. CLIFF REDUS is an independent petroleum engineering consultant who specializes in production system optimization and subsea flow assurance. Prior to starting his consulting business, he was an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa. He has 35 years of petroleum industry experience, both in production research and field operations in the area of multiphase flow. His primary areas of interest are multiphase flow in well bores, flow lines and production equipment, multiphase meters and pumps, computational fluid mechanics, advance separation technology and paraffin and hydrate deposition in production flow lines and wells. He was in a supervisory capacity in production related industrial research for the last 10 years with Texaco's Upstream Technology Department in Houston Texas, with the last four years as Director of Texaco's live oil multiphase flows loop in Humble Texas. At Tulsa University, he was actively engaged in teaching, research in multiphase flow, and as executive director of Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects. He received a B.S. in Mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, an MS. and Ph.D., from the University of Houston, both in Mechanical Engineering.
MR. SCOTT J. WILSON has 25 years of varying oil and gas experience spanning all major petroleum producing regions in the world. He is a Vice President with Ryder Scott Company, L.P., with offices in Houston, Denver and Calgary. Prior to joining Ryder Scott, he was a Principal Engineer with the Atlantic Richfield Company, advising on well performance issues. He has taught over 100 sessions on NODAL analysis, gas reservoir engineering, production forecasting, and advanced reservoir engineering. He coordinated the development of several Windows based NODAL and Decline programs, two of which are the primary tools used at the Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk oil fields. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alaska, Colorado, and Wyoming, a member of SPE and SPEE, has authored several technical papers, and holds two US Patents. He received a BS in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA in finance from the University of Colorado.
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.
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