Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Production Engineering
LevelSkill
Duration5 Days



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Design, Diagnosis and Optimization of Gas Lift Systems

This course is intended to familiarize production personnel with the use, basic principles, selection of the equipment, types, design, monitoring, etc, of a continuous and intermittent gas lift system. Engineers will obtain the basic skills to the analysis and design of any artificial lift system by using a continuous or intermittent gas flow rate. The description in details of certain technical aspects will allow engineers propose solutions in a rapid and save way in order to either increase or optimize the production of an oil well. Throughout the course, participants will solve practical examples.

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  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Overview Continuous Gas Lift Method:

    • Principle of Application
    • Introduction to Gas Lift Concepts
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Method
    • Description of the Gas Lift Surface and Downhole Equipment

    Day 2

    Valve Mechanics:

    • Principle of Operation
    • Classification of Gas Lift Valves
    • Opening and Closing Forces of Gas Lift Valves
    • Valve Calibration in the Shop
    • Determination of the Gas Lift Seat Size

    Day 3

    Continuous Gas Lift Installation Design:

    • Preliminary Calculations (Nodal Analysis, Curve Determination of Minimum Gradient and Gas Static Pressure Gradient, Mandrel Spacing, and Selection of Operating and Discharge Valve)
    • Design Procedure
    • Discharge Process

    Day 4

    Overview Intermittent Gas Lift Methods (Conventional and Unconventional Methods):

    • Principle of Application
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Method
    • Description of the Gas Lift Surface and Downhole Equipment

    Day 5

    Intermittent Gas Lift Installation Design:

    • Preliminary Calculations (Nodal Analysis, Mandrel Spacing, and Selection of Operating and Discharge Valve)
    • Design Procedure
    • Operation Cycle
  • Audience

    Production engineers, field supervisors, engineers with a basic knowledge in this area, among others, involved in the design, performance and monitoring of gas-lift installations.

  • Prerequisites

    Knowledge of the basic principles of well modeling and nodal analysis, and basic computer skills are required.

  • Prerequisites

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