Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Production Engineering
Duration5 Days
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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The course is a comprehensive overview of Perforating Technologies and applications related to different types of formations and well completions. Discussing the best practices for perforating, the course delivers the state-of-art in selection of charges, deployment of guns and techniques to perforate, decreasing damage and optimizing production. 



  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    • Introduction to the course
    • 1st day quiz
    • Introduction to Perforations
    • Explosives History and Shaped Charge Technology
    • Shaped Charge Design
    • Hardware

    During the first day, attendants will be submitted to a quiz to identify strengths and topics to be developed, enabling the instructor to optimize the course approach and participants will discuss the equipment used to perforate.


    Day 2

    • Tubing Conveyed Perforations (TCP)
    • TCP firing heads
    • Wireline perforations
    • Oriented perforations

    During the second day, attendants will discuss conveyance methods and application of oriented perforations.

    Day 3

    • Completions without killing
    • Cleanperf
    • Geomechanics for Perforating


    During the third day, attendants will learn methods to diminish perforating damage and cleaning perforations and the geomechanical concepts applied in perforating.

    Day 4

    • API Standard RP19B (2nd Edition)
    • Perforating carbonates
    • Fracturing process and Perforating Methodology
    • High Energy Fracturing Applications
    • Perforating injectors


    Attendants will discuss the contents and scope of API Standard RP19B and will be initiated in the techniques of perforating carbonates, perforating for hydraulic fracturing and perforating injector wells.

    Day 5

    • Perforating weak sands (for sand control)
    • Perforating weak sands (for sanding prevention)
    • Perforating for production optimization
    • Propellants
    • Last day quiz
    • Round Table


    In the last day, attendants will learn the best practices to perforate in weak sands, for sand control completions and for sand management techniques, will discuss production optimization through perforating methods, and will be familiarized with the selection and utilization of propellants.

  • Topics

    Explosives charges technologies, hardware, TCP, oriented perforations, completions without killing, geomechanics for perforating, API Standard RP19B, perforating carbonates, perforating for fracturing, perforating for sand control and sand management, propellants.

  • Audience

    The course is designed for Production, Completion and Drilling Engineers, as well as other personnel involved in Perforating and other Completion Technologies (Fracturing and Sand Control).

  • Prerequisites

    General knowledge in Well Completions and Well Interventions. 

  • Prerequisites

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