Subsurface Production Operations and Artificial Lift Technologies
This training course first provides an overview of well-performance evaluation leading to determination of well conditions necessitating application of artificial lift and stimulation operations. It will also provide an overview of formation damage and the remediation techniques, covering all causes of the formation damage (during drilling, cementing, production).
Then, the various types of artificial lift systems along with their selection criteria will be presented. The theoretical and practical aspects of the most important artificial lift methods will be covered, so that at the end of the training course, the participants will have a sound knowledge of the theory underlying each method as well as a broad view of the relative advantages, disadvantages, niche of applications and limitations of each artificial lift system.
This training course will feature:
- Reservoir performance: inflow and outflow relationships
- Reservoir properties review – what properties most influence the effect of formation damage
- Damage mechanisms – how are sandstones and carbonates damaged, how do formation mineralogy and clay chemistry influence damage, what about scale, paraffin, etc.
- Damage prevention – drilling completion, and production methods, drilling/completion fluid and additive selection
- Evaluation of damage – production performance, pressure analysis review;
- Damage removal – acidizing materials and methods, non-acid approaches, such as wellbore washes, perforating techniques, and hydraulic fracturing to bypass damage, etc.
- Overview of the artificial lift technologies
- Equipment and accessories of the artificial lift systems
- Artificial lift screening: criteria for selection of the artificial lift systems
- Design of the artificial lift systems
- Limitation and advantages of the artificial lift systems
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes