|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Surface Production Operations - PO3|
|Completions and Workovers - CAW|
|Well Stimulation: Practical and Applied - WS|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Gerald Coulter, Ali Ghalambor
|Too often in today's dynamic oil and gas industry, not enough attention is paid to the details of well stimulation treatments. This can result in poor and/or less than optimum results. Those involved in the planning, execution, and evaluation of stimulation treatments need to have the background and training in the basics so better decisions can be made resulting in more gas down the line or oil in the tank! This practical course is designed for those involved in all aspects of well stimulation. To be better able to make decisions it is important to have a basic understanding of the types of formations and basic reservoir properties with which we deal. For this reason, time is spent in the early portion of the course setting the geological and reservoir property stage for vertical, horizontal, and multilateral wells prior to developing the basic formation damage, acidizing, and hydraulic fracturing concepts. The course includes acidizing and fracturing quality control, conducting the treatment, monitoring pressures, and other critical parameters during and after the treatment. An important part of the course is class teamwork whereby the attendees divide into teams to evaluate and design stimulation treatments. These exercises bring out many important parameters discussed during the course. This subject is briefly covered in the PetroSkills Production Operations 1 course (Foundation Level) as well as in the Formation Damage: Causes, Prevention, and Remediation (Intermediate Level) course. However, this course is more concentrated, detailed, and applied in the subject matter than either of the other courses.|
Those involved in the planning, execution and evaluation of well stimulation treatments in conventional as well as unconventional plays, including the shales. This includes completion, production, reservoir, and drilling engineers; field supervisors; production foremen; engineering technicians; and geologists.
You Will Learn:
MR. GERALD R. COULTER is a consulting petroleum engineer and President of Coulter Energy International in Gainesville, Texas, which he started in 1994. He is actively involved in consulting and technology transfer of well completion technology, production operations technology, formation damage, and well stimulation technology. His prior industry experience includes 12 years with Oryx Energy Company working in the area of well completions, chief completion engineer, manager of drilling and completions technology, and manager of the offshore Gulf of Mexico drilling, completion, marine facilities, and environmental/regulatory group. Previously, he was with Halliburton Services for 16 years as a stimulation research and application engineer and group leader in Duncan, Oklahoma, and technical advisor in London, England. He has chaired and served on numerous SPE committees and was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer (1992-1993 and 1999-2000). He founded the Completion Engineering Association, served as its first chairman and continues to be involved in the CEA. He has authored numerous technical papers and patents and has taught well completions related schools throughout the world. He is a registered professional engineer and received a BS in Geology and a BA in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University and an MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
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.
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
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