• April 1, 2019 - April 5, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:   5 Days     Course Dates: April 1 – 5, 2019         Course Venue:   Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Course Description:

This course provides detailed discussions and hands-on training for building integrated production and well operations performance models in order to enhance and optimize oil and gas brown fields. Participants will learn how to integrate these different models together and run them all as a piece using commercial software applications. Novel workflows for thoroughly evaluating, analyzing and optimizing performance of oil and gas field/well production system components to achieve an target rates at the different states of the well/field life (early-, mid- and later-life) will also be presented. Framework to generate production optimization opportunities at different levels, from reservoir and near wellbore remediation to lift performance improvement via the optimization of artificial lift and reservoir stimulation technologies will be illustrated as well.  Participants will also gain the knowledge and skills to identify typical production bottlenecks, resolve and optimize it, and perform forecasting to get a better insight for future performance of the model. Different scenarios will be reviewed and discussed to understand the potentials and limitations of integrated asset modeling as a key tool for field optimization, development, and budget planning considering surface and economic constraints. The course will be supplemented by practical class project example problems, group exercises and interactive group discussion designed to consolidate and reinforce learning, and identify and offer solutions to specific problems associated with integrated production modeling and optimization for marginal fields. In addition to the core case studies built specifically to drive home the techniques and tools taught during the training sessions, other cases will be drawn from integrated production modeling and optimization value chain as the workshop proceeds.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for petroleum production operation, facility and project engineers; assets managers; operation managers; facility managers; project managers from oil and gas government regulatory authorities; joint venture oil and gas operators; joint venture non-operators, and others

What You Will Gain:

  • Establishing the performance of a hydrocarbon producing well in natural and artificial flowing conditions
  • Learning how to model the interactions between the reservoir deliverability and the wellbore completion. Rapid assessment of marginal and mature fields re-development potentials
  • Identifying potential problems and warning signs from the well’s operations behavior
  • Recognizing different remedial actions to restore or improve well deliverability
  • Novel methods for generating integrated asset modeling (IAM) to improve the processes of fluid flow performance forecasting and scenarios analysis
  • Integrating production data into integrated asset modeling (IAM) reservoir modeling and history matching processes
  • Improving integrated asset performance management using single and multi-objective optimization methods
  • Selecting the most economical time for the installation of production enhancement technologies
  • Optimizing the production system to produce the objective flow rate economically
  • Performing evaluations of production systems to identify different types of formation damage and ways to improve oil recovery
  • Performing PLT, build up analysis and interpretation to maintain and trouble-shoot subsurface and surface production systems
  • Using case studies, group exercises and interactive group discussion to identify and offer solutions to specific problems associated with integrated asset modeling and optimization

Course Outline:

Integrated Production Systems and Production Processes

  • Overview of integrated production systems and production processes
  • Common constraints boundaries among reservoir, wells and facilities
  • Well completion and production options (vertical vs. deviated, single vs. multi-lateral, Optimization of well productivity, artificial lift systems, well Stimulation, Intelligent and complex well architectures)
  • Production well test
  • Gathering networks
  • Hydrocarbon processing and conditioning facilities

Nodal Analysis     

  • Introduction to nodal analysis
  • Reservoir inflow performance modeling
  • Pressure drop across a perforated interval
  • Modeling fluid flow in pipes and restrictions
  • Heat flow modeling
  • Choke performance modeling

Subsurface Surface Production Operations   

  • Introduction to workflows for modeling well operation problems and remedial options
  • Artificial lift modeling (Gas Lift, Pump Assisted)
  • Well production performance evaluation
  • Petroleum production operation problems diagnosis
  • Production optimization and remedial options
  • Integrated subsurface surface automation and control

Integrated Production Modeling and Optimization       

  • Integrated asset modeling (IAM)
  • Practical integrated asset modeling fundamentals
  • Integrated asset optimization

Technological Trends and Integrated Information Systems          

  • Overview of well instrumentation technologies for well monitoring and surveillance
  • Overview of intelligent well completion systems
  • Overview of intelligent well control equipment
  • Main components of a smart or intelligent well completion
  • Benefits of smart wells and fields (digital oilfield technologies)
  • Applications of smart wells and fields (digital oilfield technologies)