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Perforation Design and Applications (PRO13)


    A reservoir/wellbore link is the most important part of the well construction process for cased and perforated completions. Without an efficient and effective path for the hydrocarbons and produced fluids to flow there is no chance of well production irrespective of the quality of the reservoir or the complexity of the tubulars in the well.
    This course has been prepared to help the attendants to understand the process of designing and implementing an effective pathway that establishes communication between the reservoir and the wellbore and to identify the factors affecting the generation of this path, its geometry and stability. It also allows the participants to select the equipment required to deliver the expected performance and evaluate such a performance for further improvements in future operations.
    While - operationally - perforating might seem as a simple and relatively fast operation, there are many aspects to consider in the design, implementation and evaluation of perforating programs. The long term objectives must be aligned with the field development and production strategies and should be:
    • Maximise productivity and long term reserves recovery
    • Maximise the use of well energy by making hydrocarbons production an efficient and safe process
    • Minimise completion cost

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 4 days
    Instructor: Juan Tovar

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A completion engineer
    • A production technologist

    How we build your confidence

    This course comprises a number of knowledge transfer mechanism that will allow for understanding, discussion and practicing of perforation design principles and factors affecting the gun and method selection processes.
    Lecture based, the course utilises tutorials as well as specific topic discussions to promote sharing of technical and operational experiences related to perforation design.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • The fundamentals of perforating operations
    • The factors affecting perforating performance
    • How to design steps for a perforating program and in particular gun selection
    • The selection of different perforation techniques for different applications


    • Well performance analysis
    • Near wellbore mechanical behaviour
    • Perforating systems and equipment
    • The process of perforating a well
    • Type of guns and specifications
    • Perforation design and its operational aspects
    • Application to well design and performance



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