This course covers the selection, design and diagnosis of the major artificial lift techniques for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. You will gain an appreciation of the key concepts involved in the application of artificial lift methods and a practical understanding of their operation and optimisation. Well modelling software will be used to illustrate design and troubleshooting applications.
Course Level: Foundation / Skill Instructor: Alastair Baillie
Designed for you, if you are...
Petroleum engineering or field staff involved in the selection, design, operation or troubleshooting of artificial lift systems (beam pumps, PCPs, plunger lift, jet pumps, ESPs and gas lift) for standard or unconventional reservoir applications
How we build your confidence
This course ensures that fundamental concepts of artificial lift systems are well explained and clearly understood before progressing to more advanced topics such as design and optimisation. This technique means that participants have a solid foundation to build a deep understanding of artificial lift systems and the confidence to apply the principles learned.
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
Artificial lift methods, concepts of operation and equipment
Selection criteria to ensure the most appropriate artificial lift method is chosen
How to perform design procedures for artificial lift wells
How to recognise the correct data required for well analysis
Diagnosing and troubleshooting artificial lift well performance
Optimising the artificial lift system for production and long term reliability
Recap of well and reservoir performance (fluid properties, outflow and inflow performance)
Use of pressure gradient plots for artificial lift well design and diagnosis
Review of artificial lift systems components and physics of operation
Artificial lift methods comparison and selection criteria
Special considerations for the application of artificial lift to unconventional reservoirs
Design, diagnosis and practical troubleshooting techniques for start-up and operation
Workshop sessions and tutorials covering building and matching of well models
"The instructor was very experienced and excellent. Focus on topics was great." - Snr. Business Planning Engineer at ADCO "Well organised, easy-to-understand style of presentation and examples." - Petroleum Engineer at ADCO