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Artificial Lift Engineering Training Program

  The Artificial Lift training program has been designed to provide a combination of technical and software classes for Production Engineers in order to enhance the knowledge using a consistent interconnected learning experience combining, theory, practice (using physical simulators and appropriate software. NODAL systems analysis use is stressed for lifting performance optimization of oil and gas wells.

Description of course progression

  • Artificial Lift Technology provides a strong foundation of the most popular artificial systems currently in use.
  • Integrated Production and Well Operations (Integrated Production and Well Operations Modeling) will simulate the operation of different artificial lift systems used to produce oil under several operating conditions and their effect on the production system. Water and air are used to simulate two-phase flow (oil and gas).
  • Pipesim (Pipesim Fundamentals) general understanding of how PIPESIM software is used to design and optimize total production systems from the reservoir to the final processing delivery point.
  • Nodal Analysis using Pipesim provides a powerful tool for the analysis of the different components of a production system on an integrated approach for production optimization, troubleshooting, design of artificial lift systems, etc.
  • Completion and Production Engineering (Sucker Rod Pumps - Application Engineering) emphasizes the role of the Well, as part of the Integrated Production System for a Hydrocarbon Asset. Well Completion design concepts and the technical selection criteria of packers, tubing, wellheads, wells candidates for sand control and acidizing, etc.
  • OLGA Simulator (Olga Flow Assurance) is one of the principal components in analysis of pipeline operations. The OLGA Three Phase program base can solve most of the normal challenges associated with pipeline flow.
  • Sucker Rod Pumps covers describes the function of each component of the system. Standard and special applications, design, diagnosis, troubleshooting and optimization are described and discussed.
  • Progressive Cavity Pumps the theoretical and practical knowledge of the advantages and limitations are key for proper design, optimization and troubleshooting of this artificial lift system. Its applications cover very low downhole pressure wells, solids handling and viscous oils.
  • Gas Lift (Design, Diagnosis and Optimization of Gas Lift Systems) basic principles, selection of the equipment, types, design, monitoring, etc, of continuous and intermittent gas lift systems to analyze and design any artificial lift system by using a continuous or intermittent gas flow rate.
  • Electric Submersible Pumps – Practical (Electric Submersible Pumps - Application Engineering - Practical Training) provides theoretical and practical knowledge of the advantages and limitations of the Electric Submersible Pumps in order to develop the required skills to design, optimize and diagnose wells producing with Electric Submersible Pumps.
  • Electric Submersible Pump – Advanced (ESP - Advanced) provides recommendations for designing ESP systems for special applications including gassy wells, production of fluids with solids, viscous oil, dual completions, Ytool applications, shrouded motors, production through the annular, high temperature and recirculation.

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