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

Monitoring and Reporting Systems in Production Testing

The training is designed to provide the attendees the correct procedures for production well test and hydro-carbon sampling, as well as the measurements principles of the main variables in the production system, common equipments, its function, parts and measuring criteria

Day 1

Production well tests - Introduction - Reasons to test the well - Technical and operation process involved in well test Production Process - Well completion - oil and gas production to station - Separation, treatment and use of the fluids General Description of well test process - Activities in the well - Wellhead condition. - Measuring device conditions - Failures and equipment repair (corrections) reports - Activities in station - Station Types - Station Conditions - Process when the well is tested - Process to measure the fluid in the station Safety, Health and Environmental important aspects for the well test - Verification at the well - Verification at the station

Day 2

Data to be obtained during the well test and calculation to be made - Oil Volume - Gas Volume - Water Volume - Pressure and Temperature data Activities in the well - Physical Condition and operations at the wellhead - Determine unsafe condition: leak and corrosion - Verify production conditions: valves and pipe - Determine fluids and temperature - Sampling - Physical condition of the well instrumentation and controls - Conditions of gauges : working pressure and zero calibration - Conditions of the measuring devices and recorders - Failure report, corrections and equipment adjustment Activities in flow station

Day 3

Flow metering applications: - Why to measure - Traditional single phase metering Flow metering fundamentals - Main parameters for a meter - Measurement methods - Inferential - Discrete Quantity - Mass Measurements Flow meters - Orifice plates - Turbine meters - Ultrasonic meters - Coriolis meters Flow Rate Consideration - Flow Calculation guide equations - Type of fluids and meter - Technology selection guide Measurement Standards: API, GPA Level Instruments - Fundamentals - Displacement type : Potentiometric, Capacitive and Inductive, Variable reluctance - Level sensors: mechanical, electrical, ultrasonic and radar Level measurement mechanism - Servo mechanism - Displacers - Floater" Factors Affecting Measurements

Day 4

Water Content Measurements - Based on electrical parameters measurement - Based on density measurement - Factors Affecting Measurements Multiphase measurements - Conventional system - separation meters (gas/liquid) - Separation in Line (three measurement required) - Gas / liquid ratio (GLR): - Gamma absorption - Vibrating tube - Neutron interrogation - Weighing - Multiphase flow rate: - Cross-correlation using radioactive, acoustic or electrical signals - Differential pressure using Venturi, V-cone or Dall tube - Mechanical, e.g. positive displacement or turbine Water-in-liquid ratio (WLR): - Electrical impedance - Vibrating tube - In line Multiphase meter - Microwave technology - Capacitance - Gamma absorption - Neutron interrogation - Cross-correlation using radioactive, acoustic or electrical signals - Differential pressure using Venturi, V-cone or other restriction - Positive displacement / turbine meter

Day 5

Activities in flow station - Types of station: Flow station, discharge station, tank farm - Physical condition of station - Verify maintenance - Verify physical condition of equipment: manifolds, separators, tanks, - Operations under HSE - Process to pass the well for test - Process to restore the test for production after test - Fluids measurements at the flow station - Liquid Measurements - in the tank - At the counter - Gas Measurements Activities to take sample - Procedure previous sampling - Procedure during the sampling - Actions after the sampling - General Discussion - Importance of the well test for the oil industry

Learning activity mix

This course is intended for individuals working as production and surface facility engineers to increase the understanding of the production fluids properties and measurement principles

Basic understanding of production operations.

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