Nodal Analysis Workshop - NAW-3 - Virtual, Blended Delivery
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 14 days
Instructor(s): Mason Gomez
This workshop will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy. Each PetroAcademy offering integrates multiple learning activities, such as reading assignments, self-paced e-Learning, virtual instructor-led sessions, discussion forums, group exercises, case studies, quizzes, field trips, and experiential activities.
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Activities include 16 hours of instructor-led, virtual training sessions, plus approximately 22 hours of self-paced work.
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Well Inflow/ Outflow NODAL Analysis is an integral part of a production or completion engineer's work scope, and is often applied throughout a well's life to maximize value - from the beginning of the completion design process through underperforming well diagnostics. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of this analysis technique, emphasizing real world application through multiple problems from different perspectives.
Upon completion, participants will be able to approach a problem recognizing potential solution methods, prepare data for the analysis, identify sources of error, perform an analysis with industry software, and present a holistic recommendation. Topics related to perforating, components of skin, matching transient test data, outflow limitations, selecting artificial lift, liquid loading, and incorporating fluid PVT properties will be covered.
Operating Company and Service Company engineers and technical managers responsible for performing or reviewing well systems analysis from at least one perspective (perforating design, tubing sizing, post stimulation evaluation, etc.). Participants should be in a role that requires that they regularly perform or are required to technically review well inflow/outflow analysis.
You Will Learn:
- Recognize the application and limitations of traditional well systems analysis
- Identify data requirements for a meaningful analysis
- Accurately model the various components of skin, including perforating
- Assess outflow performance, including liquid loading, tubing constraints, and artificial lift
- Confidently approach well systems analysis from multiple perspectives and select the correct diagnostic strategy for your well conditions
- Introduction essay and assessment
- Kick-off Session: Overview & Inflow/Outflow Models - Wednesday, September 8, 09:00-12:00 CDT [GMT-5]
- Problem Set exercises
- Session 2: Components of Skin Perforating - Friday, September 10, 09:00-12:00 CDT [GMT-5]
- Basic Gas and Basic Oil exercises
- Session 3: Outflow Basics, Advanced Outflow, HZ and Frac - Monday, September 13, 09:00-12:00 CDT [GMT-5]
- Session 4: Artificial Lift and Transient tests - Wednesday, September 15, 09:00-12:00 CDT [GMT-5]
- Delta 1 and 2 exercises
- Session 5: Workshop Wrap-Up - Friday, September 17, 09:00-11:00 CDT [GMT-5]
MR. MASON GOMEZ is a Licensed Petroleum Engineer (LA#26131) with 30 years diversified experience including production/reservoir/drilling engineering, offshore field development/mature field optimization, unconventional drilling/ completions, operator/service company perspectives, engineering, sales, operations management, human resource development, and project management roles. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. Within PetroSkills, he teaches 8 courses across the Completions, Reservoir, and Drilling disciplines, and helps support the overall organization as VP, Learning.
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