|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Completions and Workovers - CAW|
|Nodal Analysis Workshop - NAW-3 - Virtual, Blended Delivery|
|Production Operations 1 - PO1 - Virtual, Blended Delivery|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 1 days
Instructor(s): Paul Barry, Iskander Diyashev, Ronald Frend, Dan Gibson, Mason Gomez, Howard McKinzie, Manickavasakan Nadar, Kindra Snow-McGregor, P. Travis
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.
See detailed schedule and PetroAcademy details.
Activities include 22 hours of instructor-led, virtual training sessions, plus approximately 87 hours of self-paced work.
In addition to the scheduled sessions, this course is available on demand, wherein the course work is self-paced and instructor-led sessions are available any time as videos. See details
See demo of online learning and instructor-led modules.
The Production Operations Blended Program represents the core foundation series of PetroSkills production engineering curriculum. Participants will become familiar with both proven historical production practices as well as current technological advances to enhance oil and gas production. Applied skills guide the participant within a framework to make careful, prudent, technical oil and gas business decisions.
In addition to online course materials, participants are able to purchase a hard copy of the textbooks prior to the course.
Engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations, Production operations staff, Reservoir engineers, Facilities staff, Drilling and completions engineers, Geoscientists, Field supervisors, managers, and technicians, Service company engineers and managers
You Will Learn:
WELL PERFORMANCE and NODAL ANALYSIS FUNDAMENTALS
ONSHORE CONVENTIONAL COMPLETION
ONSHORE UNCONVENTIONAL COMPLETION
PRIMARY and REMEDIAL CEMENTING
ROD, PCP, JET PUMPS, PLUNGER LIFT
RECIPROCATING ROD PUMP FANDAMENTALS
GAS LIFT and ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP
GAS LIFT FUNDAMENTALS
ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS
FORMATION DAMAGE and MATRIX STIMULATION
FORMATION DAMAGE and MATRIX ACIDIZING FUNDAMENTALS
FLOW ASSURANCE and PRODUCTION CHEMISTRY
SAND CONTROL FUNDAMENTALS
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING (CONVENTIONAL and UNCONVENTIONAL)
PRODUCTION PROBLEM DIAGNOSIS
PRODUCTION LOGGING FUNDAMENTALS
ILT = Virtual instructor-led online session
OL = Self-paced online learning activity
MR. PAUL BARRY is a petroleum engineering consultant specializing in production operations and oilfield development and management. Mr. Barry has over 44 years of international upstream oil and gas production and reservoir engineering and management experience resident in various US locations, South America, SE Asia, the Middle East, and the North Sea. He has been a consultant and PetroSkills instructor since 2002. With PetroSkills, he was based in Perth, Australia from 2007-2008 and in Dubai, UAE, from 2003-2006, developing PetroSkills regional business in both locations. Industry experience has been as a consultant for shale oil and gas exploitation planning and multi stage, fractured horizontal well completion practices. Previous experience has been as a field production engineering manager of an onshore oilfield re-development/brownfield project for PDVSA and partners in Venezuela which required a combination of gas lift, submersible pump, and rod pump artificial lift completion technology, and frac pack sand control well completions. Previous Indonesia experience was in the design and completion of dual string, multiple selective, underbalanced, TCP high pressure gas wells, artificial lift oil well completions, and exploration well testing and evaluation for Pertamina and ARCO partners for Bontang LNG gas supply operations. As district reservoir engineer for Pertamina and Arco partners in Indonesia, Mr. Barry was responsible for the plan of development and reserves determination and certification for a 1.3 TCF offshore Bali gas field. He has also worked as a field engineer in Saudi Arabia for Aramco, responsible for a 1.2 MMBWD reservoir pressure support injection well system and injection water quality, producing well gravel pack completions, corrosion control systems, and, as Mobil Oil facilities engineer in the Aramco Gas Projects department. He has represented company technical and commercial interests in both UK and Norwegian North Sea sector oil and gas producing fields. Mr. Barry has served as an officer in the Jakarta and Dubai SPE sections. He holds a BSCE from the University of Notre Dame and an MSCE from Marquette University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, USA.
DR. ISKANDER DIYASHEV is a director and a co-founder of Petroleum and Energy Technology Advisors, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm based in Houston, Texas, focused on drilling, completion and stimulation (www.1penta.com). Prior to that Dr. Diyashev was an officer and a board member with Independent Resource Development Corporation, based in Moscow with operations in Western Siberia Russia. Dr. Diyashev was responsible for the planning of field development, reserves evaluation and addition, planning of exploration activities, as well as engineering and technology. In 2001-2006 Dr. Diyashev served as a Chief Engineer for Sibneft, one of the largest integrated oil companies in Russia with a daily production of 700,000 BOPD.
During his career, Dr. Diyashev worked in R&D, consulting, and the service and production sides of the business both in Russia and internationally. Prior to his work with Sibneft, Dr. Diyashev was one of the key Schlumberger specialists to start the horizontal drilling project in Noyabrsk Western Siberia. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and advanced degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has authored 30 technical papers. Dr. Diyashev is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE International), and on the boards of various private E&P, service and engineering firms in the petroleum industry. Twice in his career Dr. Diyashev was elected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer of the SPE, in 2005-06, and in 2017-18.
MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has extensive engineering and management experience in the oil and gas sector. He rose to a senior position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening a worldwide engineering consultancy based in England and a senior position in a global training enterprise. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering from a solid business foundation. Ron is experienced in a variety of maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to a large multi-national corporation working in the oil and gas industry. Ron has also undergone specialized training on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and ultrasonics. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine). Ron is currently Technical Director of Facilities Training for PetroSkills with special responsibility for Mechanical Engineering training.
MR. DAN GIBSON is a consulting engineer with over 35 years of experience in production, completions, and well integrity issues from oil and gas fields all over the world. After working as a roughneck and roustabout through college, he started his professional life as a facility engineer in Alaska. He has worked his way through the value stream from facilities to completions with jobs in Anchorage, Denver, Houston, Gabon, Congo, Egypt, Scotland, Russia, and Australia. He is currently a consulting engineer, working on completions and well integrity problems for a wide range of independents and majors. He has worked as a Wells Technical Authority for a large international independent with a varied portfolio of offshore oil and gas wells. He was the first Senior Completion Advisor for a super major. As part of this role, he worked with teams on both major technical incidents and on planning and assurance of high profile projects around the world. These experiences have given him a unique viewpoint of how fields are developed; how wells are designed, constructed, and produced; how things can go wrong with a well during construction and production; and how best to mitigate and manage well problems. He has authored and co-authored a number of papers, ranging from polymer flood management to ice mechanics and most recently a design of an innovative ICD system for a high rate water injection well. Dan graduated from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater and Studied Arctic Engineering at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. His teaching style focuses on first principles and developing an understanding of why things happen which then dictates an appropriate response.
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.
DR. HOWARD L. MCKINZIE is a petroleum consultant from Sugar Land, Texas. His prior industry experience includes 21 years with Texaco, Inc. and Getty Oil Company in numerous areas of production and completions engineering. Specific specialties include sand control, downhole oil/water separation, compact surface oil/water separation, artificial lift with progressive cavity pumps, formation damage, water shutoff, drag reduction techniques for fluid flow, and well stimulation by acidizing and fracturing. He also worked in the area of surface well logging, and was one of the co-developers of QGM (Qualitative Gas Measurement) and QFT (Qualitative Fluorescence Technique). Prior to joining Getty, he was employed by GTE Labs in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he worked primarily in the areas of catalyst development research and developing photo-catalytic techniques. He was the Chairman of the Completion Engineering Association in 1991-1992, after being Vice Chairman in 1989-1990. He was a member of the research team that received the Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation from Petroleum Engineer International (1999). He was also a member of another team that received the Hearst Newspapers Energy Award for Technology in 1998. He has twice received Texaco's Corporate Technology Innovation Award and holds numerous patents in several of the above areas. He held a post-doctoral appointment in Chemistry at Brown University, and subsequently taught engineering several more years at Brown. He received a BS degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Central Oklahoma University, and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Arizona State University.
MR. MANICKAVASAKAN (MANICKAM) S. NADAR is a consultant Principal Petroleum engineer with 27 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry and 6 years in petrochemical process operations. With a strong background in Production Technology, Well Operations, Well Completions & Workovers, Artificial Lift, Asset Modeling and Optimization, he has specialized in artificial lift technologies, well and system designs, analysis, trouble-shooting, reliability improvement and production enhancement. He has made significant contribution in the artificial lift selection, design, operation, surveillance and optimization of large volume gas lifted and ESP wells for many operators. Mr. Nadar has worked for major international operating companies and handled various responsibilities in production engineering operations and artificial lift systems, onshore and offshore. In the service sector, he has delivered many challenging well and network modeling and optimization projects that helped clients achieve substantial increase in production, operation efficiency and cost savings. Recently he has helped companies to implement real-time surveillance and optimization systems that allows operators use collaborative work environments for achieving their KPIs. A university topper and gold medalist, Mr. Nadar holds a BSc degree in Chemistry from Madurai University, India and a degree in Chemical Engineering from Institution of Engineers (India). With several SPE papers and text book publications to his credit, he has conducted many workshops, training seminars and short courses for SPE and other organizations.
MRS. KINDRA SNOW-MCGREGOR is the Technical Director of Oil and Gas Processing with PetroSkills | John M Campbell. She has a master's and bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from the Colorado School of Mines, and over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She has served as the technical lead on several significant projects in the industry for clients such as BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Occidental, QatarGas, and XTO. Mrs. Snow-McGregor has been active in the gas processing / midstream industry for many years and is on the Board of Directors for the GPSA. In addition, she serves on the GPSA Engineering Data Book Editorial Review Board. She has published 9 technical papers at international conferences and is a coinventor on two technology patents in the gas processing industry.
MR. KYLE TRAVIS is a Petroleum Engineer with 38 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. He is very experienced in all phases of petroleum engineering including drilling, log analysis, completion, production, reservoir and economics. He has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Travis has a proven track record of effectively building oil and gas companies from infancy to significance. In addition to many years of “hands on” experience with both major oil and small independent companies, his background also includes managing oil and gas companies from the initial formulation of a business plan and establishment of corporate goals through the execution of such. He has built and supervised a staff of experienced oil and gas professionals, evaluated drilling prospects, acquired producing properties, managed the operations of drilling and the production of oil and gas properties.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
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