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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


    • Day 1
      - Introduction to oil well drilling process
      - Well construction
      - Definition of well completion and its importance
    • Day 2
      - Well perforation techniques
      - Completion fluids and their selection
      - Well completion concepts
    • Day 3
      - Downhole tools: packers
      - Downhole tools: nipples and plugs
      - Downhole tools: Intelligent completions
    • Day 4
      - 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
    • Day 5
      - Tubing loads and tubing string design
      - Special application of well completion (big bore, monobore, geothermal wells)
      - Design completions for maximum well integrity
      - Course review




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