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

Introduction to Production Engineering

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
Day 1

Overview of Reservoir concepts. How reservoir properties affect production:

  • Introduction, Course Objectives
  • 1st Day Quiz
  • Geology & Production
  • Rock Properties
  • Fluid Properties
  • Reserves
  • Driving Mechanisms
Day 2

Well Performance and Nodal Analysis:

  • Radial Flow - Oil Wells
  • Radial Flow - Gas Wells
  • Damage and Skin
  • Well Testing
  • Nodal Analysis
Day 3

Introduction to Completions:

  • Casing string and suspension
  • Tubing Selection and Connections
  • Packers
  • Wellheads, Xmas trees and Surface Facilities
  • Accessories
  • Safety Valves
  • Running Completions
  • Artificial Lift
Day 4

Introduction to Completions (cont.) and Introduction to Well Intervention:

  • Multilaterals
  • Sand Control
  • Smart Completions
  • Perforating
  • Candidate Selection for Acidizing
  • Acidizing
  • Fracturing
Day 5
  • Production Logging
  • Considerations on Coiled Tubing 
  • Unconventional Production (Shale Gas)
  • Surface Facilities

Last Day Quiz

Learning activity mix

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 Physicss is fundamental. Exposure in the oilfield is beneficial but not essential.

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