Artificial Lift, Reservoir Deliverability & Well Performance Last Updated: 1 month ago Mentor: Edvantage Learning

About the Course: The course will provide an understanding of petroleum production systems, reservoir deliverability and well performance concepts, evaluation of results based on different popular/standard methods used in the industry. The course will also entail different artificial lifts used in the industry laying out the concepts & functions of every component of each of the artificial lifts. Students will be provided excel spreadsheets to understand and calculate different variables as an output & analyze the impact on the production rates facilitating decision making.

Learning Objective:

  • Understand and apply the principles of multiphase tube and pipe flow
  • Examine the drawdown potential of each method, the starting and operating costs, and the range of production and depth feasible with each method; concerns such as sand/scale/deviation, among others, are discussed with each method.

Course Duration: 7 Days

Prerequisites: Familiarity with petroleum Engineering concepts are desirable but not an absolute necessity. Students and Professionals are welcomed to join the course and learn about the upstream production engineering domain.

Topics to be covered:

Day 1:

  • Petroleum production system
  • Properties of Oil and Gas
  • Reservoir and well Deliverability Performance
  • Flow Regimes
  • Inflow performance Relationship
  • Outflow performance

Day 2:

  • Overview of Artificial Lift Methods
  • Beam pumping
  • ESP
  • Plunger lift
  • Gas lift
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the different artificial lift methods
  • Artificial lift screening
  • Selection criteria of lift systems

Day 3:

  • Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP)
  • ESP components
  • Down hole component
  • Surface components
  • ESP Design
  • Calculations

Day 4:

  • Sucker Rod Pump (SRP)
  • Rod Pump Components and functions
  • Dynamometer cards Interpretation
  • SRP design
  • Calculations
  • Troubleshooting

Day 5:

  • Gas Lift
  • Components
  • Mechanism
  • Gas Lift design
  • Calculations
  • Limitations

Day 6:

  • Plunger lift
  • Components
  • Mechanism
  • Plunger lift design
  • calculations

Day 7: Basics of Economics for Artificial lifts systems