The main objective of the course is to transfer the knowledge for the detailed sand face completion design process for reservoirs with sanding problems. The process for geological and engineering characterisation of the reservoir will be introduced as well as the impact on well or reservoir properties on sand face completion design and sand control method selection.
Course Level: Advanced / Specialised Instructor: Juan Tovar
Designed for you, if you are...
A reservoir, operations, petroleum or completion engineer with responsibility for well construction and sand face completion tasks
A geologist or geoscientist with a need to understand the technical and practical issues associated with reservoirs that are or will be prone to sand production
A manager or senior team member with responsibility for field management and long term planning for these types of reservoirs, particularly if you are working in highly depleted areas
How we build your confidence
The course presents the tools and methodology to allow you to confidently and competently address these types of problems in significant detail for reservoirs with sanding problems.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
The issues and the physics of sand producing reservoirs
Identifying the problems associated with sanding: when it will happen, mode of occurrence, volumes of sand and risk presented by these types of reservoirs
Selecting the optimum completion option for the type of reservoirs, sizing of filter media and general operational procedures for well preparation and start up
Geological characterisation of the reservoir, mineralogy, pressure and structural features
Mechanical stresses acting on the reservoir
Reservoir mechanical properties such as Young Modulus and Poisson Ration
Rock testing methods for strength characterisation
Physics of sand production, its history and use of current tools
Well construction process, well configuration selection
Sand control method selection and operational procedures associated with well preparation and cleaning prior to the completion
Filter media equipment specifications and selection for sand control applications
Well performance analysis and evaluation, well testing
Flow assurance, sand transport and erosion fundamentals