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    Introduction to Production Engineering - RILS

    Introduction to Production Engineering covers fundamental concepts, following the hydrocarbons production cycle. The course starts with a revision of Reservoir Engineering fundamental notions, focusing then in the effect of well completion in production and finally concentrating in the most common operations and well interventions.

    The course has class exercises to ensure the concepts are properly understood and animations are presented to illustrate the operation of downhole tools. The is primarily designed for non-Production Engineers with the objectives:

    • Become conversant on major topics within the production engineering
    • Develop empathy for the challenges faced by the industry related to production engineering topics
    • Develop the vocabulary and understanding of roles necessary to facilitate discussions with other professionals on production engineering topics

    This RILS course includes 4hrs/day instruction.

    Day 1
    • Welcome Address + Instructor & Participants Introduction and Expectations
    • The Asset (Reservoir, Well, Surface Facilities, Process facilities)
    • Exercise
    • Introduction to Production Engineering
    • Exercise
    • Geology and Production and Rock Properties
    • Exercise
    • Driving Mechanisms
    • Exercise
    Day 2
    • Subsurface and Surface Production Process
    • Exercise
    • Fluid Properties (Black Oil - Correlations)
    • Exercise
    • Well Performance Prediction (Inflow)
    • Exercise
    • Formation Damage
    • Exercise
    Day 3
    • One Phase and Multiphase Flow (Outflow)
    • Exercise
    • Nodal Analysis
    • Exercise
    • Acidizing and Fracturing
    • Exercise
    • Sand Control
    • Exercise
    Day 4
    • Well Completion Methods & Multilaterals
    • Exercise
    • Surface Facilities (Description of Main Equipment and its Use)
    • Exercise
    • Production Well Testing (Objective, Variables that are Measured)
    • Exercise
    • Well Completion Equipment
    • Exercise
    Day 5
    • Artificial Lift - Rod Pumps
    • Exercise
    • Artificial Lift - Progressive Cavity Pumps
    • Exercise
    • Artificial Lift - Gas Lift
    • Exercise
    • Artificial Lift - Electric Submersible Pumps
    • Final Exercise 


    The course is designed for Engineers and Geoscientists working in Exploration and Drilling and needing to contact with Production Engineering space.

    Domain of basic Mathematics and Physics is fundamental. Exposure in the oilfield is beneficial but not essential.

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