Production Technology is an asset team course as it introduces a broad array of important daily Production Technology practices to team members. Terminologies, expressions, axioms, and basic calculations regularly utilized by Production Techs are covered throughout the course. Emphasis is upon proven technology required to effectively develop and operate an asset in a multidiscipline development environment.
Apply and integrate production technology principles for oilfield project development
Choose basic well completion equipment configurations
Perform system analyses (Nodal Analysis) to optimize well tubing design and selection
Perform basic artificial lift designs
Understand the chemistry and execution of sandstone and carbonate acid jobs
Design basic sand control gravel pack completions
Evaluate well candidate selection to conduct a hydraulic fracturing campaign
Maximize asset team interaction and understand the important dynamics between production technology and other team member disciplines
Both theory and actual field examples and well completion programs are studied along with class problems, exercises, and videos. Nodal analysis examples to assess well performance are set up. Well completion equipment and tools are viewed and discussed. Participants work several exercises such as basic artificial lift designs, acidizing programs, gravel pack designs, and fracturing programs. Horizontal and multilateral technology is presented.
When the discussed input corresponds to a participant’s discipline, he is invited to provide some insights to the group.
The course includes the use of computers with the 4 Microsoft standard programs, with one computer for each participant. All documents are provided.
No specific requirement for this course that can take place in any meeting room with validated HSE characteristics, in your company premises or elsewhere.
One week (35-40 hours) is the ideal time. The case can be shortened or lengthened according to the request.
Role and tasks of production technology
Inflow and outflow performance
Artificial lift well completion systems (beam pump, gas-lift, ESP, PCP, plunger lift)
Formation damage and well acidizing
Field surveillance and data
The course has been designed for exploration and production technical professionals, asset team members, team leaders, line managers, IT department staff who work with data and support production applications, data technicians, executive management, and all support staff who require a more extensive knowledge of production technology and engineering.
As a petroleum engineer graduated from the industrial engineering school "Arts et Métiers" and the French Petroleum Institute (Economy), Gildas has for more than 25 years' experience with very diverse types of operating companies on 4 continents, the major TOTAL after his studies, PERENCO the French-British independent company for the majority of his career, PIERIDAE, a Canadian junior company, recently the national NORTH OIL COMPANY as Development Manager in Doha-Qatar, but also for consultancy companies such as BEICIP-FRANLAB.
During his assignments, he held operational and engineering positions in the fields of production / well / petroleum engineering, offshore and onshore, with both technical and managerial responsibilities.