Surface Production Operations

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 16 Jun 2019
  • Location Dubai, English


Course Description 

Provide the knowledge on integrated subsurface–surface production optimization, nodal analysis, and identification of the major pressure losses from reservoir to separator, use of specialized software to identify constrains and proposes recommendations to optimize the field.

Predict the rate at which a well should be capable of producing, given reservoir and fluid properties, wellbore configuration, and flowing wellhead pressure. Identify which components of the  reservoir/completion/wellbore system are restricting performance, analyze production data to find permeability, skin factor, and drainage area; forecast future performance from historical production trends and from known reservoir properties Development of skills necessary for the design, operate and optimize oil and gas surface production facility.

Who Should attend?

For all engineers working in oil and gas fields: Reservoir Engineers, Production Technology Engineers, Production Operation Engineers, and Production Managers

Course Outline

Day 1

1.Production System – from Reservoir to Surface

1.1 Overview of the production system

1.2 Integrated production system: 1st loop, 2nd loop, third loop

1.3 Production process

1.4 Well completion

1.5 Lifting Methods

1.6 Gathering System

1.7 Separation System

1.8 Production well test

1.9 Processing facilities

Day 2

2. Nodal Analysis

2.1 Pressure Drop Main Components: Static, Friction and Acceleration

2.2 Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR): Reservoir, Completion

2.3 Tubing Performance Curve

2.4 Subsurface to Surface System Graph

2.5 Wellhead Flow

2.6 Wellhead Flow Curve

2.7 Gas Well Production Behavior

2.8 Flow Rates in Pipes and Restrictions

2.9 Flow Line Curve

2.10 Exercises

Day 3

3. Subsurface Surface Production Operation

3.1 Integrated vision procedure

3.2 Best practices 3.3 ROL in the process

3.4 Identification of restrictions and correctives actions

3.5 production optimization using automation technology

3.6 Identification of added value to business

3.7 Available and operated production

3.8 Performance Management

3.9 Control and follow up system

3.10 Advanced optimization applications

3.11 Integrated subsurface surface automation concept

3.12 Compression plants deferred reduction case

Day 4

4.Production System: Case study

5. Introduction of the use of specialized software

5.1 Exercises

Day 5

Exercise (continuation)

6. Technology trend in the integrated production optimization

6.1 Smart wells

6.2 Well Instrumentation technology

6.3 Intelligent wells

6.4 Intelligent Fields

6.5 Examples and exercised on real cases.


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