Production TechNology For Other DisciplineS - PTO - Virtual

 
DISCIPLINE: Production and Completions Engineering
 

LEVEL: Foundation

DURATION: 12 hours instructor-led (virtual), plus approximately 59 hours self-paced work

 
TUITION: $3,990 USD
 

This workshop will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy™ providing participants with the knowledge they need at their convenience. PetroAcademy™ FAQ

ABOUT THE COURSE: Production Technology for Other Disciplines is an asset team blended course as it introduces a broad array of important daily Production Technology practices to team members. Terminologies, expressions, axioms, and basic calculations regularly utilized by Production Techs are covered throughout the course. Emphasis is upon proven technology required to effectively develop and operate an asset in a multidiscipline development environment. Practical application of technology is emphasized. Both theory and actual field examples and well completion programs are studied along with class problems, exercises, and videos. Nodal analysis examples to assess well performance are set up. Well completion equipment and tools are viewed and discussed. Participants work several exercises such as basic artificial lift designs, acidizing programs, gravel pack designs, and fracturing programs. Shale gas and oil development challenges are thoroughly explained. Horizontal and multilateral technology is presented. Case Studies illustrate the multi-discipline interaction required in applying various production technologies to optimize project development and operations.

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 tehnology and engineering.

Course Dates & Options

On-Demand*          Enroll   

*On-Demand option is self-paced and available any time. Instructor-led sessions are available any time as videos.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES - CORE MODULES

  • WEEK 1
  • WEEK 2
  • WEEK 3
  • WEEK 4
  • WEEK 5
  • WEEK 6
  • WEEK 7
  • WEEK 8
  • WEEK 9
  • WEEK 10
  • WEEK 11

5-11 September 2021

 

Orientation Webcast

Approx. 1 hour virtual, instructor-led webcast

 

 

The Role of Production Technology

Approx. 2 hours online learning activities

 

This 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 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.

12-18 September 2021

 

Drilling Operations and Well Completions

Approx. 3 hours online learning activities

 

In this 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.

 

 

Production Principles

Approx. 5 hours online learning activities

 

You Will Learn:

  • 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 conditions

19-25 September 2021

 

Well Performance and Nodal Analysis Fundamentals

Approx. 3 hours virtual, instructor-led training

Participants may choose one of two timezone options for each session

 

Session 1

Tuesday, September 21, 09:00-10:30 AWST (GMT+8)

or

Tuesday, September 21, 08:00-09:30 CDT (GMT-5)

 

Session 2

Thursday, September 23, 09:00-10:30 AWST (GMT+8)

or

Thursday, September 23, 08:00-09:30 CDT (GMT-5)

 

This 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.

 

Approx. 4 hours online learning activities

 

You Will Learn How To:

  • Collect and validate required data to evaluate well performance using computer modeling and 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

 

10-16 October 2021

 

Rod, PCP, Plunger Lift, and Jet Pump

Approx. 5 hours online learning activities

 

This 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. How to evaluate reservoir and well conditions to choose the appropriate artificial lift system for each set of conditions is also covered.

17-23 October 2021

 

Reciprocating Rod Pump Fundamentals

Approx. 3 hours virtual, instructor-led training

Participants may choose one of two timezone options for each session

 

Session 1

Tuesday, October 19, 09:00-10:30 AWST (GMT+8)

or

Tuesday, October 19, 08:00-09:30 CDT (GMT-5)

 

Session 2

Thursday, October 21, 09:00-10:30 AWST (GMT+8)

or

Thursday, October 21, 08:00-09:30 CDT (GMT-5)

 

 

Approx. 5 hours online learning activities

 

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, rod strings, and 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

24-30 October 2021

 

Gas Lift and ESP Pump

Approx. 4 hours online learning activities

 

This 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.

31 October - 6 November 2021

 

Gas Lift Fundamentals

Approx. 3 hours virtual, instructor-led training

Participants may choose one of two timezone options for each session

 

Session 1

Tuesday, November 2, 12:00-13:30 AWST (GMT+8)

or

Tuesday, November 2, 08:00-09:30 CDT (GMT-5)

 

Session 2

Thursday, November 4, 12:00-13:30 AWST (GMT+8)

or

Thursday, November 4, 08:00-09:30 CDT (GMT-5)

 

 

Approx. 5 hours online learning activities

 

 

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

7-13 November 2021

 

ESP Fundamentals

Approx. 3 hours virtual, instructor-led training

Participants may choose one of two timezone options for each session

 

Session 1

Tuesday, November 9, 12:00-13:30 AWST (GMT+8)

or

Tuesday, November 9, 08:00-09:30 CST (GMT-6)

 

Session 2

Thursday, November 11, 12:00-13:30 AWST (GMT+8)

or

Thursday, November 11, 08:00-09:30 CST (GMT-6)

 

 

Approx. 5 hours online learning activities

 

 

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

Formation Damage and Matrix Stimulation

Approx. 3 hours online learning activities

 

Unexpected loss of production following initial completion or a well intervention job is not always due to the same set of circumstances. Topics covered include: the basic causes of oilfield formation damage and how they are recognized; the concept of “True Formation Damage” and the principles of formation remediation; how “pseudo” damage and differs from True Formation Damage; limestone matrix acidizing; and sandstone matrix acidizing.

 

 

Perforating

Approx. 3 hours online learning activities

 

This 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.

Sand Control

Approx. 3 hours online learning activities

 

This 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.

 

 

Hydraulic Fracturing (Conventional and Unconventional)

Approx. 4 hours online learning activities

 

The hydraulic fracturing core 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.

Production Problem Diagnosis and Intervention Planning

Approx. 3 hours online learning activities

 

This module describes the causes and effects of most common well problems and remediation approaches. Topics include: field collected data; conventional and unconventional resources plays; drill stem and production tests; validating collected data; pressure buildup analysis; the effect of pressure on fluid flow, Inflow Performance Relationship analysis principles, and the best tubing correlations when modeling vertical and horizontal wells; and the importance of applying and complying with all requirements to ensure integrity throughout life cycle of a well.

 

 

 

Production Technology Applications

Approx. 5 hours online learning activities

 

This 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.

BLENDED LEARNING WORKSHOP STRUCTURE
 

This program is comprised of the following activities:

 
= Virtual Instructor-led Training
 
 
 Online
= Online Learning Activity/Reading
 
Week Activity Hours (Approx) Subject
Virtual ILT Option 1
Perth, AUS timezone (GMT+8)
Virtual ILT Option 2
Houston, US timezone (GMT-5)
Week 1
1.0  Orientation Webcast (pre-recorded) On Demand On Demand
  Online 2.0 The Role of Production Technology    
Week 2 Online 3.0 Drilling Operations and Well Completions    
  Online 5.0 Production Principles    
Week 3 1.5 Well Performance and NODAL Analysis Fundamentals - Session 1 Tues, 21 September, 09:00 Tues, 21 September, 08:00
  Online 7.0 Well Performance and NODAL Analysis Fundamentals    
  1.5 Well Performance and NODAL Analysis Fundamentals - Session 2 Thurs, 23 September, 09:00 Thurs, 23 September, 08:00
Week 4 Online 5.0 Rod, PCP, Plunger Lift, and Jet Pump    
Week 5 1.5 Reciprocating Rod Pump Fundamentals - Session 1 Tues, 19 October, 09:00 Tues, 19 October, 08:00
  Online 5.0 Reciprocating Rod Pump Fundamentals    
  1.5 Reciprocating Rod Pump Fundamentals - Session 2 Thurs, 21 October, 09:00 Thurs, 21 October, 08:00
Week 6 Online 4.0 Gas Lift and ESP pump    
Week 7 1.5 Gas Lift Fundamentals - Session 1 Tues, 2 November, 12:00 Tues, 2 November, 08:00
  Online 3.0 Gas Lift Fundamentals    
  1.5 Gas Lift Fundamentals - Session 2 Thurs, 4 November, 12:00 Thurs, 4 November, 08:00
Week 8 2.0 ESP Fundamentals - Session 1 Tues, 9 November, 12:00 Tues, 9 November, 08:00
  Online 3.0 ESP Fundamentals    
  2.0 ESP Fundamentals - Session 2 Thurs, 11 November, 12:00 Thurs, 11 November, 08:00
Week 9 Online 3.0 Formation Damage and Matrix Stimulation    
  Online 3.0 Perforating    
Week 10 Online 3.0 Sand Control    
  Online 4.0 Hydraulic Fracturing (Conventional and Unconventional    
Week 11 Online 3.0 Production Problem Diagnosis and Intervention Planning    
  Online 5.0 Production Technology Applications    

 


 

Participant Testimonials

The Format was flexible so travel was unnecessary. Also it was extended over time so the skills learned in one day were able to be implemented over the next few days in the real world, as well as problems before having to learn something new or ask the instructor. Gave time for real 1 on 1 teaching.” -Nick (Production Engineer, Spain)

I liked that the course was segmented into 3 hour classes over the course of a couple of weeks… This helped keep me engaged and also gave me time to digest and apply the concepts once the class was finished. The instructor made the course very hands-on as well by actually working a variety of problems in the software which really helped to apply the information learned in class. Most classes I have taken are very PowerPoint driven, but this was focused on learning and actually applying the topics.– Matthew (Field Engineer, USA)

 

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