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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Completions and Production Engineering

This 5-day course emphasis 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 for the main completion components are reviewed in detail. During the fifth day of the Course, participants are introduced to Economy concepts relevant in Well Interventions and major Workovers (like re-completions).

The course also highlights the Operating Company’s viewpoint in the area of Well Completion and Well Production Management, and group exercises enhance the learning process. 

By the end of the course, participants should be able to: State how Well Completion fits into the E&P Activity; Recall and discuss hydrocarbon exploitation considerations for well productivity and completion design; Describe the main parameters that influences Well Performance and Productivity; Describe the factors that influence the selection and design of the completion string and components; Calculate main economy indicators relevant to a workover; Carry out a completion design and explain how it will be run in the well.

Day 1
  • Overview
  • 1st Day Quiz
  • Well Completions and Performance - Introduction
  • Well Completion Methods
  • Five Reservoir Fluids
  • Driving Mechanisms
  • Inflow Performance Relationship
Day 2
  • Gas Deliverability
  • Gas Deliverability Exercises
  • Multi-phase flow in Pipes
  • Choke Performance
  • Nodal Analysis
  • Introduction to Completions
  • Casing Suspension
  • Tubing Selection
Day 3
  • Tubing Connections
  • Packers
  • Packers Selection
  • Wellheads and X-mas Trees
  • Upper Completion Accessories
  • Safety Valves
Day 4
  • Gas Well Completions
  • Running Completions
  • Sand Control
  • Multilaterals
Day 5
  • Sub-Sea Architectures

  • Artificial Lift Methods
  • Economics in Well Intervention
  • Last Day Quiz
Learning activity mix

Geo-scientists, Engineers and Managers (in Drilling, Well Intervention/Services, Reservoir Engineering, Production Operations, Marketing/Sales etc.), whose jobs require them to interface with Completion Engineers, Production Technologists, Well Production Operations Engineers, and Well Maintenance/Servicing Engineers who wish to enhance their current job effectiveness, through more knowledge on Well Completion and Performance, than that attained from their own "core" discipline training and exposure.

Hydrocarbon Exploitation considerations for Well Completion design

Well Completion Planning and Design Process Cycle

Inflow Systems & Productivity Effects

Horizontal Well (Productivity aspects.)

The Flowing Well Performance - Inflow and Outflow System "NODAL" Analysis

The Casing String and Suspension

Tubing Selection 

Tubing Connectors

Packers

Tubing Hangers and Xmas Trees

Key Completion Components (SSSV, SSDs SPM, etc.)

Economic concepts related to Well Interventions (with exercices)

Group Exercises on Completion Design

New Development in Completions & Productivity (Intelligent Completions etc.)

It is recommended that Participants should have at least 2 years Oil Industry experience, in the subsurface engineering/operations/management aspects of the E&P business.

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