About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Artificial Lift is a process of changing reservoir pressure in oil wells in order to increase the flow of oil (or water) to the surface. As production continues, the natural reservoir pressure declines, as such, there is no force to push the oil out. What Artificial Lift does is provide this additional drive by increasing pressure. Artificial Lift is used in mature fields as well as in newer fields to make projects economics work.

Effective utilisation of Artificial Lift requires a detailed analysis whereby almost each well feature makes a difference. Deviation and lateral profiles, pressure and temperature, gas-to-liquid ratio, facilities footprint and many more. Selecting the optimum lift method involves extensive planning, analysis and scenarios. Each method has its own pros and cons and may not be the best method during the later time of the field, although initially, it was the optimum solution. Poor selection may result in high operating costs or deferred production due to wells not being at its optimum production levels. Frequent pump failures due to sand and solids, tubing wear and many more result in unnecessary well workovers.

This Micro VILT will allow participants to have an overall clearer picture of the Artificial Lift options that exist to maximise the production life of their asset.

 

Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 (5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email info@asiaedge.net.

 

Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.

 

Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 3.5 hours (GMT+8 Malaysia Time), with breaks.

 

Micro VILT Schedule

Opt either for the morning or afternoon session.

Morning session: 8.30am – 12.00pm

Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 5.00pm

 

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).

 

Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: Overview

  1. Types of Artificial Lift
  2. Artificial Lift vs Enhanced Production
  3. Best Options … Dummies guide to AL

Module 2: Advantages & Disadvantages

  1. The elimination process
  2. Cost effectiveness
  3. Hazards & Concerns

Module 3: Monitoring Effectiveness

  1. Is the AL method delivering as promised?
  2. Management of Data
  3. Secondary AL Systems

 

This Micro VILT will benefit production and field operations engineers, junior and senior petroleum engineers and field technicians as well as geoscientists and reservoir engineers who wish to understand the implications of production systems on their field reservoirs.

Gordon Duncan has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. During that time, he has worked exclusively in well intervention and completions. After a number of years working for intervention service companies (completions, slickline & workovers), he joined Shell as a well service supervisor. He was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of all well intervention work on Shell’s Persian/Arabian Gulf platforms. This included completion running, coil tubing, e-line, slickline, hydraulic workovers, well testing and stimulation operations. An office-based role as a senior well engineer followed.

He was responsible for planning, programming and organising of all the well engineering and intervention work on a number of fields in the Middle East. He had a brief spell as a Site Representative for Santos in Australia before joining Petro-Canada as Completions Superintendent in Syria, then moved to Australia as Completions Operations Superintendent for Santos, before returning to Shell as Field Supervisor Completions and Well Interventions in Iraq where he carried out the first ever formal abandonment of a well in the Majnoon Field. While working on rotation, Gordon regularly taught Completion Practices, Well Intervention, Well Integrity and Reporting & Planning courses all over the world. In 2014, he started to focus 100% on training and became the Technical Director for PetroEDGE.

Since commencing delivering training courses in 2008, Gordon has taught over 300 courses in 31 cities in 16 countries to in excess of 3,500 participants.