Training for the Future


Select, Design & Evaluate Artificial Lift Methods for Well

Course Code: SDEALM

Dates: 28 Nov - 2 Dec | 3 Apr - 7 Apr | 10 Jul - 14 Jul | 25 Sep - 29 Sep | 27 Nov - 1 Dec

Price: £2950 Plus VAT

Duration: 1 Week /s

Course Objectives:

Artificial Lift plays a critical role in Oil and Gas Production, especially in mature oilfields. Artificial
Lift is not only accelerating the production, but also vital to the economic success of the overall
development. Therefore selecting and designing the appropriate artificial lift is important. The
course will start with Multi-Phase Flow, analyse and how to compare and select the correct
system. A thorough understanding of the principles, applications, design and operational issues
will be provided.

Who Should Attend?

Production Technologists, Engineers, Field Technicians, Reservoir Engineers

Prerequisite Courses

None

Course Overview

  • Black Oil PVT

  • Phase envelope for reservoir fluid

  • Black Oil parameters, characteristics with pressure change

  • PVT correlations and applicability

  • Inflow Performance and Relationship

  • Single phase and multi-phase flow

  • Vogel and Vogel corrected for water equation

  • Pressure loss in pipe

  • Slip holdup phenomenon

  • Multi-Phase flow, Multi-Phase matching

  • Artificial Lift Comparisons

  • Selection criteria and lift Type suitability

  • Critical parameters, Artificial lift types, Artificial lift limitations, Artificial lift analysis

  • Use of discharge pressure

  • Process where discharge pressure is not available

  • Gas Lift Design and Optimisation

  • Understanding fluid mechanics, fluid properties

  • Understanding gas lift principles: Installation types, Total systems and Optimum design

  • Fluid operated valves versus Casing Pressure Ratio

  • Gas Lift operations, Continuous flow, Intermittent flow

  • Electric Submersible Pumping (ESP), ESP Systems, components

  • Applications and selection of Artificial Lift: Operational issues, Solids, Scale, Corrosion

  • Diagnostic of Well Operations

  • Surveillance methods

  • Architecture and control

  • Workflow integration

  • Logistics

  • Advanced Artificial Lift Systems


  • Course Materials

    Throughout the training course, all instruction will be enhanced through case studies, DVD and
    exercises to demonstrate aspects of the course.
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