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Well Construction / Drilling Modules

  • Drilling Operations and Well Completions
  • Defining Well Objectives
  • Characterizing the Drilling Environment
  • Bits and Hydraulics
  • Drill String and BHA
  • Drilling Fluids and Solids Control
  • Directional Drilling and Trajectory Design
  • Oilfield Casing
  • Casing Running Operations
  • Stuck Pipe Prevention

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this skill module you will learn about well function, onshore and offshore drilling, drilling programs, drilling rig components, and drilling systems; including drilling, rotating, fluid, and blowout prevention systems. You will also learn about casing and cementing, wellhead installation, types of well completions, formation damage, well perforation, sand control strategies, and well stimulation.

 

DESIGNED FOR those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, or the role of technical departments in oil and gas operations, and/or be able to understand and use the language of the oilfield.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The advantages and disadvantages of early and modern types of drilling styles
  • Rig type classification and selection for onshore and offshore drilling
  • Types of platforms and techniques used for offshore rigs
  • The purpose and function of non-vertical drilling, including directional and horizontal drilling
  • The components of a drilling system
  • The components of a drilling rig
  • The drilling systems of a rig
  • The purpose and function of the rotating system
  • Drilling fluid properties and function
  • Purpose and function of blowout preventers
  • Purpose of casing and cementing
  • Purpose and function of the wellhead
  • Overview of different types of well completions
  • Formation damage
  • Methods of well perforation
  • Sand production problems and control strategies in reservoirs
  • Common well stimulation strategies

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

 

DURATION: approximately 1.5 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

This skill module provides an overview of how various well objectives contribute to the understanding of the asset. Key stakeholders and the activities that impact the well plan are discussed. Also explained in this skill module are why well objectives change over the life of the asset and the commonly used key performance metrics for the drilling discipline.

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify stakeholders in an effort to define well objectives
  • Explain how various well objectives contribute to understanding of the asset
  • Identify activities focused on achieving well objectives and how they may impact the well plan
  • Explain why well objectives change over the life of the asset
  • Identify commonly employed performance metrics for the drilling discipline

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module is the basis for drilling engineering and well planning. It provides an overview of geologic formations and key characteristics which the well planner must incorporate into their design considerations. Included is an overview of petroleum geology along with descriptions of both conventional and unconventional petroleum systems, structures and traps, formation fluids, and rock properties. The relationship between pore pressure and fracture gradient is explained and their application to well design considerations. Provided is a brief description of fluid selections and properties, casing and cementing operations, wellbore stability, and well control. Leak-off tests and/or formation integrity tests are discussed and how they are conducted. An overview of formation evaluation techniques is also addressed, including mudlogging, wireline LWD logging, coring, and testing with the data collected during each activity. An overview of types of drilling rigs and their most suitable application coupled with operational risks is also provided.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR operator and service company technical staff, including drilling engineers and operations supervisory personnel. A practical basis for non-technical staff involved in supporting drilling operations.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • The basis of well planning and how geology and geologic characteristics affect the well plan
  • How pore pressure and fracture pressure are critical in well planning and active drilling operations
  • Where to source the expertise and information required to form the basis of the well plan
  • How to utilize rock types and properties, formation fluid types and properties, and other geoscience information appropriately in well design and operational decisions including: fluid selection, casing points, cementing operations, well control procedures, and risk assessment
  • The significance of the leak-off test and formation integrity test data and how to support operational decisions
  • What formation evaluation methods are available and how to actively utilize them to support well planning and real time decision-making
  • What type of drilling rig is best suited for a particular environment and critical concerns when operating in that particular environment

 

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DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module addresses roller cone and fixed cutter bit design features and their associated hydraulics programs at an awareness competency level.

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify design features and selection criteria for roller cone bit types
  • Explain failure modes for roller cone bits and how this information can be used to improve performance
  • Identify design features and selection criteria for fixed cutter bit types
  • Explain failure modes for fixed cutter bits and how this information can be used to improve performance
  • Explain tool system options which allow wellbore enlargement to a diameter greater than the internal drift diameter of a previously installed casing string
  • Discuss situations where this may be required
  • Explain rotary coring bit options
  • Explain the relationship between cost per foot of a bit run and the cost of a bit, its rate of penetration, footage drilled, and the cost of the drilling operation
  • Determine optimum time to pull a used bit based upon its cost per foot trend
  • Balance competing objectives for the drilling hydraulics system
  • Maintain ECD below fracture pressure of open hole
  • Select nozzle sizes for adequate bit hydraulics
  • Maintain operating pressure and total pump power demands within rig capabilities

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module explains the various drill string components and their purpose. The skill module also explains the performance properties of drill strings, how to diagnose drill string mechanisms and steps to prevent drill string failures.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify drill string components and their suppliers
  • Explain the purposes of the various drill string components
  • Determine drill string performance properties
  • Diagnose drill string mechanisms
  • Identify steps to prevent drill string failures

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Drilling fluids impact all aspects of the drilling operation, including drilling the formations, maintaining a clean and stable wellbore, gathering data from the wellbore, and maximizing productivity of the hydrocarbon resource. Proper selection of a drilling fluid can allow optimum performance in each of these areas. Fluid processing solids control allows cost-effective maintenance of fluid properties. This skill module addresses these topics at an awareness competency level.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify functions of drilling fluids
  • Explain fluid types and their selection criteria
  • Identify fluid properties, how they are measured, and additives used to control them
  • Explain benefits of solids control, solids control equipment function, and system configuration

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Directional drilling may be considered the "intentional, controlled deflection of a wellbore to intersect pre-determined targets." In the early days when wooden derricks were erected so close that they touched each other, wellbores that were believed to be vertical occasionally intersected nearby wellbores, proving that the wells were in fact deviating from vertical. This was not directional drilling because this behavior was neither intentional nor controlled. Modern directional drilling is based on an understanding of the reservoir and how the wellbore should be constructed for its proper placement in the reservoir for optimum productivity.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the objectives of directional drilling
  • Recognize trajectory design options and selection criteria for given surface and downhole requirements
  • Clarify trajectory measurement and wellbore position calculation techniques and limitations

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Casing is pipe that goes into the wellbore and stays in the well because the outside of the casing is cemented to the earth which provides wellbore integrity. In other words, casing’s primary purpose is to keep the wellbore from caving in or fracturing, to keep unwanted fluids from entering the wellbore, and to keep the desired fluids (hydrocarbons) from leaving the borehole at undesirable places.

 

DESIGNED FOR technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the purpose of casing in an oilfield well
  • State how joints of casing are connected together
  • Recognize the steps in the process for drilling and cementing casing in an oil/gas well
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the API/ISO casing naming convention
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to casing produced with seamless and ERW properties
  • Identify casing descriptions and dimensions and, when appropriate, describe the correlation between them
  • Identify where the four different casing applications are in a wellbore schematic

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this skill module, you will study four topics:

  • Handling Casing: This topic introduces the process of getting the casing to the rig floor. It explains the concept of stacking casing in reverse order, numbering casing, and the types of casing you will see at an oil rig.
  • Rigging up Casing Running Equipment: This topic overviews the running casing checklist, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and equipment used for setting casing in a borehole. It explains the purpose and function of spiders, elevators, power tongs, and the stabbing board.
  • Making up the Shoe Track: This topic introduces the shoe track and some of the other pieces of a casing string. It explains the purpose of the float shoe, guide shoe, float collar, thread locking compound, and centralizers.
  • Running Casing: This topic provides an in-depth explanation of running the casing into the borehole. It describes the "dance"—the set of steps and movements of the casing crew that help to get the casing in the borehole quickly, efficiently, and safely.

 

DESIGNED FOR individuals interested in understanding what it takes to run casing, as well as members of an extended multidiscipline team

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the steps of running casing, from getting the casing to the rig to running the casing into the borehole
  • Determine safe working practices while running casing on a rig
  • Identify responsibilities of and organize all wellsite personnel for normal casing running operations
  • Identify the purpose of the basic running casing equipment and key steps used to run casing

 

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DURATION: approximately 5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This module specifically addresses the basis for understanding and preventing stuck pipe situations during drilling operations. It provides a general overview of geological formations and how these formations can become unstable during a drilling operation. Likewise, drilling fluids are discussed and how they can impact the stability of the wellbore. This module also covers the mechanisms for pipe sticking, how to diagnose stuck pipe situations, and how to implement recovery efforts. Information is also given on how long to devote to fishing efforts. Lastly, this module covers drill string operating limits and gives calculations on how much pull can be on the drill string.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR operators, drilling contractors, and service company technical and non-technical staff, including drilling engineers, drilling technicians, drilling supervisors, tool pushers, and drillers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The contributing factors to wellbore stability and how pore pressure and fracture pressure change during the drilling operation
  • The primary requirements of the drilling fluid and what the desired performance fluid properties should be
  • All the factors and forces that affect hole cleaning efforts within vertical and horizontal wells
  • How to diagnose stuck pipe situations by determining the specific sticking mechanism and how to implement recovery efforts
  • About the different industry fishing tools available and how they function
  • How to make good decisions about how much time a drilling operation should devote to a fishing operation
  • The limits of a drill string and how much can be pulled

 

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Production and Completions Engineering Modules

  • Production Operations
  • Completion Design Fundamentals
  • Well Completions Fundamentals
  • Workover Fundamentals
  • The Role of Production Technology
  • Production Technology Applications
  • Onshore Conventional Well Completions
  • Design Process for Completions and Workovers
  • Perforating
  • Onshore Unconventional Well Completions
  • Sand Control
  • Sand Control Fundamentals
  • Hydraulic Fracturing (Conventional and Unconventional)
  • Formation Damage and Matrix Stimulation
  • Formation Damage and Matrix Acidizing Fundamentals
  • Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry
  • Production Problem Diagnosis
  • Well Intervention
  • Production Principles
  • Primary and Remedial Cementing
  • Rod, PCP, Jet Pumps, and Plunger Lift
  • Reciprocating Rod Pump Fundamentals
  • Gas Lift and Electrical Submersible Pumps
  • Gas Lift Fundamentals
  • Electrical Submersible Pump Fundamentals
  • Production Logging
  • Production Logging Fundamentals
  • Production Logging Wellsite and Downhole Environment
  • Well Performance and Nodal Analysis Fundamentals
  • Conventional Production Logging: Temperature and Single-Element Spinners Fundamentals
  • Conventional Production Logging: Two-Phase Flow Fundamentals
  • Production Logging in High-Angle/Horizontal Wells Fundamentals
  • Advanced Nuclear Production Logging Fundamentals
  • Special Purpose Production Logging Fundamentals

DURATION: approximately 2 hours

FEE: $250

 

In this skill module you will learn about production roles; artificial lift, including beam pumps, gas lift, and submersible pumps. Production logging and workover operations. You will also learn about the integrated production system, fluid separation, emulsion breaking, crude products, gas separation and natural gas processing, NGL usage, and natural gas conversion to LNG and GTL.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The contrasting roles of reservoir and production engineers
  • The different types of artificial lift
  • The purpose of production logging and workover operations
  • How the integrated production system prepares hydrocarbons for transportation
  • About oil separation and processing
  • About gas separation and processing
  • How natural gas is distributed

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

DURATION: approximately 10 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

This skill module will take you through multiple facets of completion design Fundamentals. The topics that are covered in this module include an extensive look at conduits, circulating and killing wells, inflow and outflow along with well barriers and well servicing fluids, and a few more.

 

DESIGNED FOR engineers within the first two years of a completions and/or workover role, Production operations staff, Service company engineers and managers, Drilling engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Field supervisors and managers, Other asset team members who routinely work with completion or workover staff

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Recognize the various design concepts which will be covered throughout the module
  • Identify the most common sandface completion options
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each option
  • Describe the different conduit options
  • Explain the benefits or disadvantages of each option
  • Differentiate between “killing” and “offloading” the well
  • Explain the various options for displacement or circulating in a completion
  • Describe the difference between bullheading and circulating
  • Describe where to locate the primary circulating device
  • Differentiate between the various circulating path options
  • Explain the relationship between inflow and outflow
  • Explain how this relationship impacts completion design
  • Describe the most common method of determining inflow – Darcy’s law
  • Define a barrier
  • Explain why barriers are critical to well operations
  • State the normal industry practice for the number of barriers required during an operation
  • Determine a hydrostatic barrier density requirement
  • Describe the functions of well intervention fluids
  • List the main types of completion fluids
  • Describe common additives
  • Differentiate between completion fluids, packer fluids, kill fluids, perforating fluids, and others
  • Explain several of the most important interface points between drilling and completions
  • Describe primary cementing and the impact on the completion
  • Production casing size and the impact on the completion
  • Drill-in fluids, and their impact on the completion
  • Identify and explain trajectories
  • Explain the typical spacing of many oilfield components used in a completion
  • Identify common symbols used for oilfield components in a well sketch
  • Critique a well sketch
  • Describe the potential failure mechanisms for metal components
  • Explain the basic principles of corrosion
  • Use a sample metal selection chart to select metals for well conditions
  • Describe selection criteria for elastomers

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 9 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

This skill module covers five sections, including well completion equipment, packers, landing nipple and lock mandrel systems, safety valves, and circulation devices.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR engineers within the first two years of a completions and/or workover role, Production operations staff, Service company engineers and managers, Drilling engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Field supervisors and managers, Other asset team members who routinely work with completion or workover staff

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Identify the functionality linked to downhole equipment
  • Recognize the full suite of equipment to be further covered in this module
  • Describe the difference between wellheads and Christmas trees
  • Describe the functions of a wellhead
  • Analyze a video of a wellhead, identifying the various annuli and various seals
  • Describe the function of a Christmas tree
  • Analyze a video of a Christmas tree video, and identify the various valves and their functions
  • Identify the appropriate API standards to reference
  • Identify the various characteristics of a tubing string, including weight/internal diameter, outside diameter, metallurgy, and associated properties
  • Describe the main differences between API connections and premium connections
  • Explain the results from a torque/turn chart
  • Describe tubing and connection selection criteria
  • Identify the primary function of a packer
  • Identify the significant mechanical components of packers
  • Describe one method of categorizing packers
  • Describe several packer setting methods
  • Explain the main options for connecting the tubing to the packer
  • Describe the physical basis for tubing length changes
  • Calculate a simple tubing length change
  • Describe the components of a landing nipple and lock mandrel system and explain why this system is used
  • Identify the primary function of a safety valve
  • Differentiate between a surface controlled and a subsurface controlled valve
  • Describe the conditions where a safety valve should be placed in the well
  • Describe the operation of a typical sliding side door
  • Explain reasons for including a circulating device
  • Differentiate between circulating points for liquid and those for gas
  • Describe common completion accessories, including wireline re-entry guides, blast joints, and flow couplings
  • Demonstrate uptake of the skill modules that have been covered up to this point
  • Identify areas requiring review
  • Design a completion, incorporating equipment, reservoir data, fluid data, etc.

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 9 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

This Workover Fundamentals course skill module is designed to help you follow a workover process to solve well problems. It will allow you to witness how the process is being applied by using the process against a well problem. After understanding how the workover process is applied, you will have the opportunity to use the process with other resources and apply it to a given problem.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR engineers within the first two years of a completions and/or workover role, Production operations staff, Service company engineers and managers, Drilling engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Field supervisors and managers, Other asset team members who routinely work with completion or workover staff

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Explain the differences between a workover and intervention
  • Provide examples of simple interventions
  • Understand the purpose behind and importance of conducting workovers
  • Identify the three general steps of a workover
  • Identify tools used to recognize if well problems exist
  • Understand the three basic classes of well problems with regard to their location
  • Understand the “8 Basic Steps” to a workover
  • Recognize the General Workover Design Sequence
  • Recognize that the number of barriers and type of barriers can change during the course of a workover
  • Recognize the more common workover problems
  • Express questions and considerations that are needed to identify best workover solutions
  • Understand an example thought process of design decisions behind correcting a casing leak
  • Understand the basics of cement squeezing
  • Recognize the application of the General Workover Design Sequence with regard to a casing repair workover
  • Select possible remediation techniques for repairing casing
  • Apply the general workover sequence to a well problem example to develop a workover procedure by utilizing techniques learned in previous sections
  • Identify the methods utilized in performing the basic procedures in most workover designs, including killing a well, releasing and re-setting packers, and offloading the well
  • Recognize blending of the workover checklist, the general workover sequence, and general workover principals to assist in the design of a workover
  • Explain the necessity for contingency planning

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 2 hours

FEE: $250

 

Any oil and gas operation has certain key, fundamental aspects and "things that must happen" for the producing asset to be properly developed or re-developed initially and to continue to perform at its optimum efficiency and profitability throughout its life.
 
Well-defined practices and processes must be put in place. The project team and its cumulative skill set necessary to conceive and execute what must happen are essential and indispensable for any oil and gas industry organization.
 
This skill module addresses the concept of Production Technology and the production technologists who define and implement the details of managing a hydrocarbon asset.
 
Production technologists (PTs) are subject matter experts (SMEs) across all oilfield disciplines who contribute both formally and semi-formally throughout an asset's life. Their team work and focus continually brings both proven oilfield practices as well as prototype emerging and new technology to fruition in a hydrocarbon exploitation development.
 
This skill module develops the context of what PTs do, how they interact, how they function in leadership roles, and presents many types of production technology applications that are envisioned, initiated, developed in detail, implemented, and managed.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR exploration and production technical professionals, asset team members, team leaders, line managers, IT department staff who work with data and support production applications, data technicians, executive management, and all support staff who require a more extensive knowledge of production technology and engineering.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Define the oilfield term "Production Technology"
  • Describe the technical qualities and character of subject matter experts in oil and gas organizations who are referred to as "production technologists"
  • List various common responsibilities of an industry "production technologist"
  • Recall two cases of well completion design (one for an unconventional shale well and the other for a conventional sandstone well) and the generic routines that a production technologist might follow in making completion design decisions

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module addresses selected applications which may be put into practice in designing and operating a hydrocarbon asset.
 
Both conventional limestone and sandstone reservoir examples and situations as well as unconventional shale oil and gas reservoirs and various real world applications are presented for discussion. Among various technologies presented are an overview of subsea development, well completion equipment, smart wells and smart field know-how and hardware and software, expandable tubulars, swellable elastomers, produced water shut off chemistry, surveillance practices, and other contemporary production technology advancements regularly utilized in contemporary developments throughout the oilfield.
 

 

 

DESIGNED FOR exploration and production technical professionals, asset team members, team leaders, line managers, IT department staff who work with data and support production applications, data technicians, executive management, and all support staff who require a more extensive knowledge of production technology and engineering.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe examples of proven, established, historical oilfield industry Production Technology application and practices
  • Describe examples of more recently developed proven, established, oilfield industry Production Technology application and practices
  • Justify establishing superior oilfield data gathering practices and related data quality control, data organization, and data access methods
  • Recall the history of and present day application and advancement of digitalization in the oilfield
  • Explain the diversity of downhole well completion tool applications and the proper selection of completion equipment

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module describes the major tools, techniques, and processes for completing wells in conventional situations.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR Production Operations Staff, Reservoir Engineers, Facilities Staff Drilling and Completion Engineers, Geoscientists, Field Supervisors and Managers, Field Technicians, Service Company Engineers and Managers

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN (for ONSHORE, CONVENTIONAL plays):

  • The purpose and basic operational aspects of wellhead, flow control equipment, and the major components used in a basic well completion in conventional plays
  • The impact that drilling practices may have on reservoir productivity
  • How to specify the production target of a well, and describe the type of completion or workover design components required to achieve the target
  • The basic properties and function of tubing
  • Which fluid systems are the most important for implementing successful completions and workovers in wells in conventional plays
  • The most common equipment components used in conventional wells and what they are used for
  • The most relevant steps for implementing completion procedures in wells in conventional resources plays and the proper interaction with all parties involved required
  • The most relevant aspects of HSE in completion operations
  • How a well flows, the impact of well control on fluid flow, and the most common control and monitoring devices
  • The basic requirements to abandon conventional wells
  • How to specify the production target of a horizontal well, and describe how this differs from a typical vertical well

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

FEE: $250

 

This skill module focuses upon three main work products of a typical completion or workover design – the proposed well sketch, the proposed procedure, and then the underlying basis of design. In addition, field/rig morning reports are introduced and reviewed in view of the original design plans.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR engineers within the first two years of a completions and/or workover role, production operations staff, service company engineers and managers, drilling engineers, reservoir engineers, field supervisors and managers, and other asset team members who routinely work with completion or workover staff

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Explain the work product of a completions engineer
  • Describe an initial completion procedure and sketch
  • Translate chronological steps from a procedure to a well sketch
  • Recognize and describe morning reports
  • Recognize the engineering that is required for developing a procedure
  • Explain and provide an example of Basis of Design (BOD)
  • Compare and contrast design and BOD
  • Illustrate and explain the link between management systems and the engineering design process
  • Identify the objectives of a completion
  • Identify and describe each aspect that is to be considered to achieve the two objectives
  • Compare the different drive mechanisms

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module illustrates the tools and processes for establishing communication between a well and the productive formation(s) accessed by the well. The evolution of shaped charges is presented and the means for delivering perforating charges into a well using various gun configurations is illustrated. The importance of understanding charge performance to select the appropriate charge for a particular set of well conditions is discussed.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The various shaped charges, their design, performance, shot phasing and shot density options, and their advantages and limitations
  • The three primary perforating gun conveyance systems and the various gun types available and their individual features
  • Concepts like perforation tunnel damage, gun standoff, underbalance, gun correlation on depth, and other engineering input requirements for each perforation job design

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

The term "Unconventional Resources" cuts a wide swath and encompasses many different and unrelated hydrocarbon resources. They have constituted a small but relevant segment of the oil and gas industry for many decades. However, only in the last 15-20 years, with the development of shale drilling and completion methodologies, have Unconventionals become front page news. Although most relevant in North America, shale plays are being probed and tested in many regions of the world.

 

This skill module addresses both the completion process and the physical completion design of unconventional shale wells at the core level. The strongest focus of the skill module is on horizontal shale wells, but also includes a section on coalbed bethane and heavy oil.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR Production Operations Staff, Reservoir Engineers, Facilities Staff Drilling and Completion Engineers, Geoscientists, Field Supervisors and Managers, Field Technicians, Service Company Engineers and Managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the purpose and basic operational aspects of wellhead and flow control equipment in wells in unconventional plays
  • Describe the purpose of each of the major components used in a basic well completion in unconventional resources plays, and the impact that drilling practices have on reservoir productivity
  • Describe the function and limitations of each surface and subsurface component of a basic onshore completion in unconventional resources plays
  • Describe the basic properties of completion components materials and their limitations in unconventional resources plays
  • Describe which fluid systems are the most important for implementing successful completions and workovers in wells in unconventional resources plays
  • Describe the most relevant steps for implementing completion procedures in wells in unconventional resources plays, and the proper interaction with all parties involved required
  • Describe the most common techniques used to drill, complete, stimulate, and produce typical wells in coalbed methane reservoirs

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

FEE: $250

 

This skill module illustrates various causes of sand production and its related effect upon producing systems. Alternatives that range from simply tolerating minimal sand production volumes to complex downhole and surface equipment and practices to mitigate the negative effects of sand production are presented. Basic gravel pack design is discussed, and a design problem is presented. Expandable sand screens are illustrated.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify the need for sand control
  • Recognize the causes of sand movement
  • Define what consolidated sand is, and what it is not
  • Identify both non-mechanical and mechanical methods of sand control
  • Recognize that rate restriction is a valid practice to manage sand production
  • Recognize that minor sand volume produced may be tolerated
  • Identify various screen types for sand control
  • Outline aspects of pre-packed screens for sand control
  • Describe the principles of sand control screen and gravel completions
  • Identify the three steps comprising a gravel pack completion design
  • Describe various fluid options for pumping gravel slurry into a gravel pack completion
  • Outline the function of a gravel pack “crossover tool”
  • Outline the function of a gravel pack “shunt tube”
  • Describe the function of a frac pack completion
  • Outline the frac pack completion well performance results
  • Outline the function of an expandable sand screen completion
  • Identify the components of an expandable screen and possible benefits resulting from the use of expandables

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

 

DURATION: approximately 7 hours

FEE: $795

 

This skill module begins by discussing both the causes of sand production, and the effects that sand production can have on our oil and gas wells. The subsequent sections describe the methods and the equipment used to control sand production. All of the major types of sand control completions are discussed, along with their strengths, weaknesses and the conditions under which they can be applied. Many new technologies have been introduced is the last several years, such as FracPacking and Expandable Screens. This skill module will discuss several that have been successfully applied. We will also discuss many of the more common problems encountered, and how to avoid these problems.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Outline the completion options for sand control
  • Recognize completions with no direct downhole mechanical control devices
  • Identify equipment installed downhole to control the sand
  • Describe chemical methods to control sand production
  • Describe many different types of screen designs used in sand control completions, with or without a gravel pack
  • Describe the use of gravel packs in both open hole and cased hole completions
  • Determine formation sand size distribution and why it is required to perform a successful gravel pack
  • Describe the completion equipment required to place a tight gravel pack in a well
  • Recognize the importance of using clean fluids to place the gravel
  • Recognize the benefits of using horizontal wells to reduce sand production and improve well productivity
  • Describe how to gravel pack horizontal wells using brines or gels
  • Describe how alternate path technology can be used to ensure successful gravel packs when using gel carrier fluids
  • Identify the common mistakes that reduce productivity in gravel packed wells
  • Recognize how the use of fluid loss control materials can lead to positive skins for wells
  • Outline how Darcy’s law calculations are used to determine the effects of a positive skin
  • Evaluate the use of expandable screens as a sandface completion method
  • Describe the limitations of expandable screens
  • Outline the benefits of fracpacking wells as a sand control completion method
  • Describe how fracpacks improve well productivity, compared to most other completion methods
  • Outline how to apply a fracpack completion
  • Outline the benefits of screenless fracpacks
  • Describe fracpacking horizontal wells

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

The reality is that the industry began fracking conventional gas wells in 1947 in the Hugoton Field in southwest Kansas. What is relatively new is the technology and tools which allow us to place multiple hydraulic fracture stimulations along a single lateral in a horizontally drilled unconventional well.
 
This skill module covers basic rock mechanics, stimulation design considerations, and optimum fracture length at the core level. It covers both fracture acidizing and propped hydraulic stimulations. It reviews propped hydraulic fracturing for both the conventional sandstone reservoirs and unconventional shale reservoirs and explains why the techniques are different.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR Production Operations Staff, Reservoir Engineers, Facilities Staff Drilling and Completion Engineers, Geoscientists, Field Supervisors and Managers, Field Technicians, Service Company Engineers and Managers

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the significance of rock mechanics in all relevant production engineering operations
  • Describe the most common non-chemical stimulation methods, their objectives and limitations in conventional resources plays
  • Describe the most common non-chemical stimulation methods, their objectives and limitations in unconventional resources plays
  • Describe the basic principles of hydraulic fracturing in conventional plays, the difference between acid and proppant treatments, and how to select optimum stimulation candidates
  • Describe the basic principles of hydraulic fracturing in unconventional resource plays, the difference between slickwater and cross-linked treatments, and how to select optimum stimulation candidates

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

 

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module addresses less than expected production results following initial completion or any well intervention operation and the many possible causes involved. Characteristics of formation damage are explained. Matrix acidizing (acidizing operations conducted at treatment pressures less than fracture pressure) is developed for both limestone and sandstone formations to improve production. Important principles of candidate selection and job planning and execution are addressed.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The basic causes of oilfield formation damage and how they are recognized
  • The concept of “True Formation Damage” and the principles of formation remediation once it has been correctly identified as being the cause of lost production
  • How “pseudo” damage and differs from True Formation Damage
  • The principles of limestone matrix acidizing and the chemistry and reactions involved
  • The principles of sandstone matrix acidizing and the chemistry and reactions involved
  • Formation damage identification and the positive results achieved by successfully conducting matrix acidizing jobs

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 9.5 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

This skill module addresses the complex oilfield phenomena that studies and attempts to resolve production loss or less than expected production rate following initial completion or any well workover or intervention activity. Formation damage is a term often used to describe the cause of production loss; its use is commonly misunderstood or misused as many factors and circumstances may be the cause of reduced rate. The set of circumstances referred to as “True” Formation Damage is described in detail; production loss caused by these circumstances may often be remediated as long as causes are properly defined and appropriate remedial steps are taken. Other causes of production shortfall, also grouped into the formation damage term to describe lost production, are identified in the module along with recommended remedial steps to address them. Use of the reservoir engineering term “skin” is explained and quantified in the module. Production loss remediation due to “True Formation Damage” using principles of matrix acidizing and surfactant chemistry are presented in detail. The complex reactions that take place using a Hydrofluoric acid / Hydrochloric acid on sandstones (referred to as “Mud Acid”) and the Hydrochloric acid reaction on limestones to remove production loss factors are explained. Fracture acidizing of limestones is explained and examples illustrated. Matrix acidizing operational considerations of corrosion inhibition, acid additive selection, iron control, acid diversion, and related important topics are addressed and explained. Several practical exercises are worked to illustrate key module principles.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Illustrate the impact of formation damage upon production
  • Explain the wide variety of reasons, sources, depositional environments, and routine operations’ activities that result in production limitations
  • Assess formation damage “skin” values
  • Calculate production rates with various levels of formation damage as well as no formation damage
  • Describe how TFD is recognized and how PD is recognized and present the characteristics and elements of each
    Illustrate clay stabilization through the use of positively charged cation exchange to stabilize negatively charged clays to limit clay migration, hydration, and other damaging mechanisms
  • Skill module content
  • Defining Formation Damage
  • Formation Damage Causes
  • Quantifying Formation Damage
  • “True Formation Damage” and “Pseudo Skin”
  • Importance of Understanding Rock Mineralogy and Clay Stabilization
  • Critical Role of Oilfield Surfactants
  • Matrix Acidizing of Limestones and Sandstones
  • Iron Control, Diverting Agents, Corrosion Control
  • Acid Fracturing – Limestones Only

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 5 hours

FEE: $395

 

The term “Flow Assurance” and the tools of “Production Chemistry” comprise this module’s content to examine the identification, remediation, and preventive aspects of common wax, asphaltene, scale, and corrosion problems common to most all hydrocarbon production scenarios in one manner or another. Each of these problems requires the application of varied principles and practices of production chemistry in various ways to directly address the control and removal of these complications which negatively impact production. Pictures, illustrations, and examples of typical field problems and challenges faced are developed with the singular goal of presenting proven, least cost, safe remedies to return production to its initial, expected rate.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers; field supervisors; field technicians, service company engineers, and, especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers wanting a foundation in the principles of managing the identification, treatment, prevention, and overall control of oilfield waxes, asphaltenes, inorganic scales, and corrosion.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Typical oilfield “flow assurance” issues and problems due to: waxes, asphaltenes, inorganic scales, and corrosion
  • How to interpret revealing signs of corrosion and erosion failure, scale formation, and related downhole deposits and how to prevent or minimize their production loss effects
  • How formations become damaged due to related flow assurance and production chemistry issues
  • The importance of collecting data to categorize options to choose an optimum well prevention and treatment plans
  • How to recognize, prevent, remove, and manage organic paraffin and asphaltene field deposits
  • How to recognize, prevent, remove and manage typical common soluble and insoluble scales in oil and gas operations
  • The importance of using oilfield production chemistry to resolve production problems
  • The conditions required for the formation of gas hydrates
  • How ice crystals and methane in pipelines can lead to severe plugging of lines if not prevented from occurring or regularly removed by pigging operations
  • The methods employed to treat gas hydrates in pipelines

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

The early detection of “Problems” in producing and injection wells is one of a Production Engineer’s primary responsibilities. The earlier that one recognizes a problem exists, the less severe the problem, the sooner the problem can be corrected, and the sooner the production rate will be restored. This skill module focuses on four primary aspects of “Problem Wells”:

 

1) Causes

2) Effects

3) Detection

4) Prevention

 

 

DESIGNED FOR Production Operations Staff, Reservoir Engineers, Facilities Staff, Drilling and Completion Engineers, Geoscientists, Field Supervisors and Managers, Field Technicians, Service Company Engineers and Managers

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify the characteristics of "Problem Wells"
  • Recognize that the term "Problem Well" can be applied to both producing and injection wells
  • Recognize the many different causes of "Problem Wells"
  • Recognize how these different causes manifest themselves in either productivity reductions or operational problems associated with our wells
  • Recognize the various diagnostic methods available to determine that a problem(s) exists
  • Understand the various Production Logging Tools (PLT) available to determine the causes of our well problems
  • Determine the “Problem Wells” based on a table
  • Properly diagnose a “Problem Well” based on information given in a table
  • Understand the importance of complying with well component requirements to ensure the integrity of a well though the life of the well
  • Understand the process of Root Cause Failure Analysis as it applies to ESP failures
  • Recognize many of the methods available to us to prevent wells from becoming “Problem Wells”

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Online

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module describes the operating capabilities of the main types of intervention techniques, including bullheading, slickline, electric line, coiled tubing, hydraulic workover units, and workover rigs. The general relative costs of each type of method will be discussed as well as the main operational abilities of circulating, rotating, pushing/pulling, and entering a "live" well.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR engineers within the first two years of a completions and/or workover role, production operations staff, service company engineers and managers, drilling engineers, reservoir engineers, field supervisors and managers, and other asset team members who routinely work with completion or workover staff

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the main components of a/an:

- Slickline unit
- Braided wireline unit
- Electric line unit
- Conventional workover (completion) unit
- Snubbing (hydraulic workover) unit
- Coiled tubing unit

  • Compare the critical operational benefit and/or constraints of each of these methods

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Completions and Workovers - CAW - Virtual

 

DURATION: approximately 5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module introduces four characteristics of optimum oil and gas depletion production principles, namely:
 
 1. Effects of Geological and Reservoir Properties
 2. Inflow and Outflow Performance
 3. Tubing Strings, Outflow, and Lift Mechanics
 4. Field Development Planning
 
Each is examined to illustrate the importance of up front data acquisition to perform studies to understand target design objectives for both conventional oil and gas reservoirs and unconventional shale oil and shale gas reservoirs and unconventional coal bed methane reservoirs.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Effects of depositional environment and the rock cycle in the formation of hydrocarbon accumulations
  • Reservoir engineering principles that guide optimum conventional and unconventional reservoir development
  • The important characteristics of oilfield Inflow and Outflow and their related mathematical flow equations and applied principles required for system modeling
  • Why a well flows on natural flow and the eventual requirement for artificial lift to maximize overall recovery as reservoir depletion occurs and reservoir energy diminishes
  • Special considerations for tubing regarding erosional velocity and critical flow condition
  • Key field development parameters that are common to all well designed hydrocarbon exploitation systems

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module presents an overview of the planning and execution required to achieve the quality primary cementing of well casing strings to successfully isolate a wellbore’s geological column, including the well’s productive zone(s). Equipment and cement displacement practices are illustrated and described as well as methods to assess the resultant cement sheath surrounding casing following a cementing job. Preliminary lab work to formulate primary cement blends is described. And, various methods are presented in the remedial repair of poorly cemented zones which can lead to life of the well production problems. Several different cement squeeze techniques are explained, and recommended practices are described.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The manufacturing processes to blend composite materials that make up oilfield cement
  • The various uses of additives to modify cement properties
  • The cementing tools at the surface and downhole and the related cement displacement process to achieve a quality primary cement job to isolate a casing string
  • The casing cement evaluation tools and methods to assess cement job quality
  • The various practices that comprise options to attempt repair of primary cementing jobs that are referred to as cement squeeze operations
  • How to calculate typical casing string cement volume requirements
  • How to evaluate a cement bond log and make recommendations
  • How to conduct plug and abandonment operations, basic equipment used and expected results to securely isolate the wellbore from the environment and human interaction for the future

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module will specifically describe the engineering design and operational requirements of Rod Pump, Progressing Cavity Pump (PCP), Jet Pump, and Plunger Lift well completions types.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in production engineering.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to evaluate reservoir and well conditions to choose the appropriate artificial lift system for each set of conditions
  • How rod pump, PCP pump, jet pump, and plunger lift artificial lift systems work
  • How to design and optimize rod pump, PCP pump, jet pump, and plunger lift completions
  • Why surveillance and monitoring of artificial lift systems is essential
  • Various API and related design standards and practices that represent key, proven artificial lift system performance fundamentals

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 8 hours

FEE: $795

 

This skill module focuses upon understanding the three main components of a rod pump well completion, namely, the surface unit, the rod string, and the downhole pump. Each pump component is examined and investigated to define specific rod pump completion loading and design parameters. Related overall rod pump design considerations necessary for optimizing pump design and operation are presented. Different types of surface unit configuration geometries are presented with the positives and negative attributes of each discussed. The API rod string design method is reviewed and two rod string designs are then conducted as exercises. Steel and fiberglass rods as well as continuous rod (Weatherford Corod™) designs are illustrated with positive and negative features highlighted. Surface dynamometer data gathering for rod pump optimization is presented. Three complete pump design exercises are worked.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Apply the working principles and operating characteristics of oilfield reciprocating rod pump artificial lift technology
  • Employ the steps necessary to design, maintain, and service rod pump surface unit equipment
  • Employ the steps necessary to design, maintain, and service rod pump rod strings
  • Employ the steps necessary to design, maintain, and service rod pump downhole pumps
  • Develop engineering and operating skills to successfully design, properly set up, maintain, and provide overall service for implementing and applying reciprocating rod pump artificial lift technology
  • Illustrate using pictures, animations, sketches, design software, and other media and tools the key mechanisms of rod pump systems
  • Design a rod pump rod string using the Modified Goodman method
  • Highlight the considerations and adjustments being reviewed by API regarding standards for proper consideration of rod fatigue and related corrosion effects upon rod string design
  • Work several rod pump design exercises to assess maximum and minimum pump load, minimum and maximum rod stress, motor selection, strokes per minute, stroke length, and related overall rod pump design parameter selection
  • Describe how a rod pump surface dynamometer gathers rod pump loading data over each pump cycle, calculate maximum and minimum rod stress loading, predict downhole pump performance, select rod string taper sizing, select motor horsepower required, and evaluate overall pump performance while identifying rod pump problems, all using a rod pump dynamometer, known as The Analytic and Predictive Tool for reciprocating rod pumps
  • Outline the primary causes of rod failure and how the use of rod guides and other auxiliary equipment can mitigate failures, the effect of gear box overload and how to prevent it, the proper selection of rod metallurgy for corrosion conditions, and the need for disciplined inspection of well tubing and rods to minimize failures
  • Demonstrate how the use of modern instrumentation “smart well” systems to control pump operation, gather data, and manage pump functions results in optimum pump performance and minimized costs

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module will examine the reasons why and when artificial lift systems are required and the methodology to select the most appropriate artificial lift technology to meet reservoir and completion requirements. Next, the module will specifically describe the engineering design of and operational requirements of Gas Lift and Electrical Submersible Pump well completions types.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Why artificial lift is required to maximize ultimate recovery 
  • How to evaluate reservoir and well conditions to choose the appropriate artificial lift system for each set of conditions
  • How each artificial lift system works
  • How to design and optimize gas lift and ESP completions 
  • Why surveillance and monitoring of artificial lift systems is essential 
  • Various API and related design standards and practices that represent key, proven artificial lift performance fundamentals

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 6.5 hours

FEE: $795

 

This skill module describes when best to use gas lift, run inflow performance analysis sensitivity cases, and select optimum tubing size to achieve production rate targets in wells in conventional and unconventional resources plays. It describes the gas lift theory, equipment and covers the best practices of gas lift design, surveillance and optimization.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Explain situations when gas lift is appropriate
  • Calculate the production rate and the flowing bottom-hole pressure from inflow performance analysis in a well completed with a gas lift system
  • Calculate the gas lift rate and pressure required to produce the well at a stable flow for various tubing sizes
  • Select the appropriate tubing size for a well to be completed with a gas lift system
  • Calculate the production rate and flowing bottom-hole pressure using widely accepted techniques applicable to unconventional resources wells completed with a gas lift system
  • Design a gas lift installation with the required number of unloading mandrels, charge pressure, and orifice size lift valves at the appropriate spacing based on available gas lift pressure and required lift rate for conventional and unconventional resources
  • Operate, troubleshoot and optimize gas lifted wells and network systems

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 6 hours

FEE: $795

 

This skill module explains how to conduct inflow performance analysis and select the appropriate electrical submersible pump (ESP) configuration to achieve production rate targets in wells in conventional and unconventional resources plays and document equipment failure data when required.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Calculate the production rate and the pump intake pressure from inflow performance analysis
  • Calculate the free gas and fluid viscosity at pump intake conditions
  • Determine the pump capacity and motor horsepower required to deliver the desired flow or rate limited by the ESP equipment
  • Determine the power cable type and gauge based on formation parameters
  • Ensure ESP equipment failure data is properly documented
  • Review failure trends
  • For an ESP design, select the appropriate protector for a given application
  • Calculate the production rate and pump intake pressure using widely accepted techniques applicable to unconventional resource wells
  • Determine the pump capacity and motor horsepower required to deliver the desired production rate in unconventional resource wells

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

 

Production Technology for Other Disciplines - PTO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

Experience indicates that surface fluid measurements are not adequate enough to describe the efficiency of the downhole production system. In new completions, production logging services are used both to ensure optimum ultimate recovery and to investigate production problems brought to light by surface performance. In older wells, the logs aid in identifying mechanical issues and thus assist in planning remedial work for declining producers. If properly planned and executed, production logging is an intrusive measurement method which will help to diagnose the health of producer or injector wells.

 

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, as an introduction to Production Logging within the frame of a production engineering curriculum.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The principles of cased-hole evaluation tools
  • The typical applications and justification for running cased-hole evaluation tools
  • The conveyance methods for running cased-hole evaluation tools in the field
  • The principles of wireline-run cased hole evaluation tools
  • The principles and operation of the logging tools associated with flowmeter tools
  • The principles and operation of the basic temperature logs
  • The principles and operation of basic radioactive tracer logs
  • The principles and operation of basic spinner flowmeter logs
  • The principles and operation of the gradiomanometer log
  • The performance of cased hole logs in single phase flow
  • The advantages of running multiple tools within a Production Combination Tool
  • The added value of running a downhole video log in addition to production logs

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 6 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

From the most basic wells through intelligent completions, the goal of Production Logging is to achieve an accurate interpretation of downhole tool measurements. This skill module focuses on the description of physical behavior of single and two-phase flow in wells and introduces the conventional interpretation methods and their limitations. The latest developments of production logging tools for application in multiphase flow and highly deviated/horizontal wells are covered in the last section. These tools provide a more detailed and reliable picture of fluid distributions and flow rates and overcome the limitations of conventional tools, which still remain applicable.

It is recommended that the learner have previous knowledge of basic Inflow and outflow concepts, fluid behavior and completion downhole equipment.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in production engineering.petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, as an introduction to Production Logging within the frame of a production engineering curriculum.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Calibration principles of flowmeter tools
  • The principles involved in interpreting production logging tool data
  • The performance of cased hole logs in multi-phase flow
  • The application of cased hole logs in deviated wells
  • The application of recent advances in cased hole logs in deviated and horizontal wells
  • Actual field applications of production logs in three-phase flow
  • How production logs can assist water shut-off decisions

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

The goal of production logging is to obtain an accurate interpretation of downhole tool measurements of fluid holdups and fluid velocities. Achieving this goal requires an understanding of the equipment used at the wellsite to make these measurements and the equipment used to deploy the tools downhole. It is important to know where the tools are in the well with relation to the well components described in the well schematic. Because most production logging tools only measure what is inside the innermost casing string, it is also necessary to know when the primary cement job may be seriously degrading permitting flow behind pipe. This skill module covers wellsite equipment, gamma ray, casing collar and depth measurements, and acoustic methods to determine cement quality behind pipe.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignement in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in production engineering.

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The basic components of surface equipment used to log a flowing well
  • The basic methods used to flow a well
  • The fundamental types of completions used in typical wells and the problems associated with acquiring and interpreting production log data in these types of completions
  • The basic information shown in a wellbore sketch and how to use this when planning production logging jobs
  • How gamma ray and casing collar tools work and how to use them to depth align production logs to open hole logs
  • How wireline depth measurements are made and how they compare with pipe tallies and coiled tubing depth measurements
  • How conventional cement bond and ultrasonic cement bond logging tools work, what they measure, and how to do a qualitative interpretation of cement bond quality

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Logging - RMP - Online

DURATION: approximately 9 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

This skill module explains the key principles in analyzing well performance parameters of any production (or injection) well using the principles and practices of NODAL™ analysis, also referenced as system analysis. Inflow and outflow equations are developed, multiphase hydraulics are reviewed, the building blocks of NODAL™ analysis are expanded, and several exercises are worked.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in artificial lift design and operations.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Collect and validate required data to evaluate well performance using computer modeling, performance history matching and predict potential problems
  • Calculate productivity index and estimate basic reservoir parameters by interpreting a simple pressure buildup analysis in conventional and unconventional resources plays
  • Identify flow restrictions from basic inflow performance analysis, recommend actions to improve well productivity, and describe how to use choke equation calculations and its limitations

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Nodal Analysis Workshop - NAW

DURATION: approximately 10 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

The goal of production logging is to obtain an accurate interpretation of downhole tool measurements of temperature, pressure, fluid holdups, and fluid velocities to determine flow rates of each phase. Achieving this goal requires understanding the measurements made by various production logging tools and how these tools make those measurements. This skill module focuses on interpretation of single-phase flow. It covers temperature logs and single-element spinner-type flow meters and how to use them to determine flow rates for single-phase flow.

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in production engineering.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to identify fluid entries on a temperature log run in a flowing well and how to distinguish gas entries from liquid entries due to the Joule-Thompson cooling response
  • How formation thermal conductivity affects the shape of the geothermal gradient
  • How formation thermal diffusivity affects the rate of wellbore warm back when shutting in a flowing or injecting well
  • How to calculate relative flow rates from a flowing temperature log
  • How fluid heat capacity affects the shape of a flowing or an injecting temperature log
  • How to identify injection intervals on an injecting temperature log and how to calculate their relative injection rates using the Ramey equation
  • The different types of spinner flow meter tools and how they make their measurements
  • How to identify fluid entry/fluid injection rates on flowing/injecting spinner surveys
  • How to calculate flow rates from a multiple-pass spinner logging survey

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Logging - RMP - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 9.5 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

The goal of production logging is to obtain an accurate interpretation of downhole tool measurements of temperature, pressure, fluid holdups, and fluid velocities to determine flow rates of each phase. These measurements provide the only way to know for sure what is happening downhole. Achieving this goal requires understanding the measurements made by various production logging tools and how these tools make those measurements. This skill module focuses on interpretation of two-phase flow. It covers pressure, differential pressure, capacitance, focused gamma fluid density, non-focused gamma, and backscattered gamma holdup measurements, the definition and description of two-phase flow regimes, and how to use them to determine flow rates for two-phase flow.

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in production engineering.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to identify fluid entries on pressure, differential pressure, capacitance, focused gamma density, non-focused density, and backscattered gamma logs acquired in a flowing well and how to calculate fluid holdups from these measurements.
  • Which measurements can be used in deviated and high angle-horizontal wells and how to interpret those measurements that can be used in these conditions.
  • Which measurements are preferred for gas holdup, oil holdup, and water holdup.
  • The basic flow regimes for two-phase flow and how to estimate when each might be occurring down hole.
  • How two-phase flow affects a spinner log, how to correct for it when this can be done, and when one needs measurements in addition to the conventional spinner measurements.
  • How to calculate two-phase flow rates from a multiple-pass spinner logging survey using one or more types of fluid holdup measurements when fluids are well mixed.

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Logging - RMP - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 8 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

The goal of production logging is to obtain an accurate interpretation of downhole tool measurements of temperature, pressure, fluid holdups, and fluid velocities to determine flow rates of each phase. These measurements provide the only way to know for sure what is happening downhole. This skill module focuses on interpretation of multiple-phase flow in high-angle to horizontal wells. Basic flow regime principles are reviewed and the effects on flow regime due to increasing well deviation are discussed. Because high-angle flow tends to be stratified in most cases, array logging tools that make multiple measurements across the wellbore profile are introduced. Two basic approaches for calculating multiple-phase flow rates in high-angle wells are presented.

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and petrophysicists who need to be able to interpret production logs or understand the production log interpretations done by others.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How increasing wellbore deviation increases slip velocity and heavier phase fluid holdup as well deviation increases to 90°
  • Why center-weighted production logging measurements are not suitable for calculating fluid holdup and flow rates in high-angle to horizontal wells
  • How gas holdup optical probes, water holdup resistance probes, and multiple-phase holdup capacitance probes work
  • How array mini-spinners work
  • How to calculate two-phase flow rates from a single-pass logging program using multiple holdup and spinner array measurements

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Logging - RMP - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 10 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

The goal of production logging is to obtain an accurate interpretation of downhole tool measurements of temperature, pressure, fluid holdups, and fluid velocities to determine flow rates of each phase. These measurements provide the only way to know for sure what is happening downhole. This skill module focuses on interpretation of multiple-phase flow in vertical to high angle and horizontal wells using advanced nuclear production logging techniques. Pulsed neutron capture, pulsed neutron spectroscopy, and oxygen activation measurement principles are reviewed with emphasis on those measurements that have production logging applications. Unlike conventional and array production logging measurements that can only sense what is happening inside the casing, nuclear measurements can also sense some of what is happening behind the casing.

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and petrophysicists who need to be able to interpret production logs or understand the production log interpretations done by others.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How pulsed neutron capture, pulsed neutron spectroscopy, and oxygen activation tools work
  • How to identify formation and borehole fluid contacts and distinguish between the two
  • Which measurements are used to identify formation properties versus completion effects
  • How to use a pulsed neutron capture tool to log down and identify hydrocarbon/water contacts in the casing and annulus with the well shut-in
  • How to interpret data and estimate flow rates from oxygen activation measurements
  • How to use a pulsed neutron capture tool with gadolinium tracers to estimate oil and water flow rates
  • How to determine gas and oil holdup from pulsed neutron spectroscopy measurements

 

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Production Logging - RMP - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 10 hours

 

FEE: $795

 

This skill module focuses on interpretation of special purpose production logging techniques, namely noise logging, radioactive tracer logging, and distributed temperature surveys using fiber optic cables. Noise logging principles are covered and examples of using noise logs to identify fluid entry/exit points and leaks and to distinguish single-phase from two-phase flow are given. Radioactive tracer techniques are presented, and examples are shown for calculating flow rates in shut-in and flowing wells using slug tracking and velocity shot techniques. Instrumentation is covered for fiber optic temperature measurements and some examples showing how this works are given. This skill module concludes with a lecture and an exercise on designing an integrated production logging program. Unlike conventional and array production logging measurements that can only sense what is happening inside the casing, noise, radioactive tracer, and temperature measurements can also sense some of what is happening behind the casing.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and petrophysicists who need to be able to interpret production logs or understand the production log interpretations done by others.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Noise Logging
  • Radioactive Tracers
  • Fiber Optic Temperature Logging
  • Logging Program Design

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Production Logging - RMP - Virtual

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