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

Gas Lift Systems

This course will provide participants with the knowledge needed to demonstrate the principles of gas lift systems.  The focus of this course will be on the installation, operation, and maintenance of gas lift systems.

The participants in this course will learn about the basic principles of gas lift and why it is used.  This will include information about the operation of a well and how hydrocarbons can flow under natural and artificial lift systems.

The gas lift valves are one of the most important components in the gas lift system. Participants will learn about the various types of valves used and their operation.  Along with operating the gas lift system, the participants will become familiar gas lift valve installation and removal. Common troubleshooting scenarios will also discussed in this course.

Day 1

Gas Lift Systems

  • Well evaluation
  • Well drive pressure
  • Gas lift valve types
  • Gas lift valve use

Evaluating the well performance is the criteria used to determine if artificial lift is required. On the first day of this course, participants will learn about how a well uses natural pressure in the well formation to remove its hydrocarbons.  When this pressure starts to decrease, artificial lift systems, such as gas lift, are used. Participants will learn about different types of gas lift valves and become familiar with gas lift systems and how to use them.

Day 2

Gas Lift Valves

  • Operation
  • Mechanisms
  • Installation and removal
  • Sizing
  • Troubleshooting

During the second day, participants will be exposed to information pertaining to installing and maintaining the equipment in the gas lift system.  They will learn about valve mechanics, installation and removal, valve sizing, and how to troubleshoot problems.  The participants will also learn about the value of team work, which is required to maintain a gas lift system at its optimal point.

Learning activity mix

This course is mainly targeted to process operators, process technicians, and laboratory and maintenance personnel.  The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment and materials purchasing, equipment procurement, job planning, and immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Participants should have some recent exposure to hydrocarbon gas lift terminology.

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