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Advanced Well Testing Operations - ELC

The course will be held at Schlumberger's European Learning Center (ELC) training facility in Melun, France.

This course is built on the previous practical knowledge assimilated during the Fundamentals of Well Testing Operations class. In each of the element constituting a well testing operation, we will focus on the aspects of job planning, job design and safe execution of each component of the operation. This class is mostly classroom based but will include some exposure sessions in the training center pads and workshops. Some software will be used and practiced during this course.

Throughout this course, safety will be a primary focus and participants will be shown HSE best practices that should be implemented during each phase of well testing operations.

Day 1

09.00 ELC Induction and HSE Briefing

09.15 Introduction to Complex Job design (Deepwater and HPHT Safety Considerations)

Brief introduction to complexities when designing Deepwater and HPHT operations

09.45 Well Test Interpretation Advanced

Introduction to Inflow/Outflow Relationship and Nodal Analysis

Basic Fluid Properties (Density, Specific Gravity, Viscosity)

Hydrocarbon Compositions

Phase Envolope and Phase Behavior

Pressure vs Fluid Properties (Formation Volume Factor, Gas-Oil-Ratio, Density)

Reservoir Fluid Classification

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Reservoir Sampling and Analysis Advanced - Lab and Onsite Fluid Analysis

Fluid Analysis Labs, type of Analysis and services they perform

Special PVT Analysis in the Lab. Flow Assurance studies

Onsite PVT Analysis (PVT Xpress, ONYX): principle of operations, benefits and applications

Introduction to Sampling Service Delivery Procedures & Sampling Quality Assurance (Seal selection, high H2S, coated tools, power fluid calculation…)

Day 2

09.00 TCP Advanced

TCP Service Delivery Procedure Introduction

TCP Correlation and Space Out 

TCP SPAN Introduction (Schlumberger Perforating Analysis Software)

12.30 Lunch

13.30  DST Advanced

DST Service Delivery Procedure Introduction

DST Job desgin and DST Calculation

Day 3

09.00 Surface WellTest Advanced 

Surface Testing Service Delivery Procedure Introduction

12.30 Lunch

13.30  Surface WellTest Advanced 

Surface Welltest Safety Aspects and Considerations

Day 4

09.00 Surface WellTest Advanced

Job Design and Preparation

Creation and Edition of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

Architest Introduction (Welltest Design and Simulation Software)

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Surface WellTest Advanced 

Welltesting Consideration and Responsibility



Day 5

09.00 Testing Data Acquisition (TDA) and Multiphase Flowmeter (Vx) Advanced

Data Acquisition Reporting and Transmission (DART) Introduction plus Real Time Connectivity, Collaboration, and Information Service InterACT 

Gauges Job Design 

Vx Advisor Introduction - Multiphase Flowmeter Validation Software

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Q & A Session


Class Evaluation

Round table and wrap up

Learning activity mix

Reservoir Engineers, Production Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Production Supervisors as well as others needing an advanced  understanding of Well Testing job planning, job design and safe job execution.

  • Well Test Interpretations
  • Surface Well Testing - Complex Job design and Operations
  • Testing Data Acquisition
  • Fluid Sampling and Analysis
  • Drill-Stem Testing - Job design and Operations
  • Tubing Conveyed Perforating - Job design and Operations
  • HSE Best Practices

Ideally the participant should have attended a Fundamental of Well Testing Operations class prior to attending this session. Alternatively, a thorough understanding of the practical aspect of well testing operations is strongly recommended.

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