Introduction to Production Fundamentals – In day one, the course will cover the key production mechanisms, inflow and outflow, the concepts of nodal analysis, unconventional system and how they differ from conventional production. Concept of time-lapse nodal analysis will be introduced to extend the traditional nodal analysis workflow to unconventional system.
Production modeling– In day two, discussion will continue on production modeling, with latest analytical method for production engineering workflows. The concept of rate transient analysis for production interpretation will be introduced, and how it differs from decline curve analysis.
Production Impairment - The course will then cover production impairment mechanisms, including near-wellbore damage (skin), hydraulic fracture degradation, multiphase problem in the wellbore, slugging, liquid loading, with an introduction of transient flow simulation and how it is different from steady-state simulation. Flow assurance concepts will be introduced too, including scale, waxes, asphaltenes and hydrates.
Artificial Lift – In day four the course will review the principles of artificial lift methods, with a focus on gas lift and electrical submersible pumps. The concept of artificial lift surveillance and optimization will be introduced, with an ESP case study in the Eagle Ford.
Production performance analysis of shale reservoirs – On day five, participants will be exposed to techniques used to analyze production performance at different stages of the shale evaluation and development cycle, including moving domain analysis. Production drivers of shale production will be introduced. An overview of US shale plays will be presented, including geology, petrophysics, completion methods, and production characteristics.
Engineers and Geoscientists interested in Shale Gas