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Introduction to Completion Design (DRI16)


    This course builds a firm foundation in the principles and practices of well completion. A comprehensive overview of past and actual well completion strategies will be shown and supported through schematics and animations.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Catalin Teodoriu

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A drilling, production or operations engineer, field supervisor, toolpusher, manager or technical support person

    How we build your confidence

    • You will receive instruction on well construction and completion based on existing case studies.
    • The basic applications and calculation for tubing selection or packer forces are also covered in the course.
    • A strong focus will be on the well completion components such as packers, nipples, tubing and their connections, gravel pack, etc.
    • As an independent course, we offer the most complete overview of tubing connection selection.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident to:

    • Understand the differences between well construction and well completion
    • Plan a simple tubing completion
    • Determine the minimum number of downhole tools
    • Apply the best perforation technique
    • Understand the principles of various downhole tools
    • Interpret torque and drag and determine what factors will affect them
    • Design your tubing string for given well applications
    • Tubing loads and their constrains
    • Well completion and equipment (packers, screens, etc)
    • Intelligent well completions and their applications
    • Smart well components


    • Introduction to oil well drilling process
    • Well construction
    • Definition of well completion and its importance
    • Well perforation techniques
    • Completion fluids and their selection
    • Well completion concepts
    • Downhole tools: packers
    • Downhole tools: nipples and plugs
    • Downhole tools: Intelligent completions
    • Gravel Pack and its components
    • Horizontal well completions
    • Smart downhole tools (i.e. fiber optics monitoring)
    • Tubing design and selection
    • Proper selection of casing and tubing and the associated connections
    • Tubing loads and tubing string design
    • Special application of well completion (big bore, monobore, geothermal wells)
    • Design completions for maximum well integrity



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