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OG-C 130 - Artificial Lift Selection & Methods

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-C 130 20 March 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-C 130 15 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-C 130 10 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-C 130 04 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-C 130 30 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-C 130 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Artificial lift is a method used to lower the producing bottomhole pressure (BHP) on the formation to obtain a higher production rate from the well. This can be done with a positive displacement downhole pump, such as a beam pump or a progressive cavity pump (PCP), to lower the flowing pressure at the pump intake. It also can be done with a downhole centrifugal pump, which could be a part of an electrical submersible pump (ESP) system. A lower bottomhole flowing pressure and higher flow rate can be achieved with gas lift in which the density of the fluid in the tubing is lowered and expanding gas helps to lift the fluids. Artificial lift can be used to generate flow from a well in which no flow is occurring or used to increase the flow from a well to produce at a higher rate. Most oil wells require artificial lift at some point in the life of the field, and many gas wells benefit from artificial lift to take liquids off the formation so gas can flow at a higher rate

Course Objectives

  • Overviewing reservoir pressure and well productivity
  • Understanding long-term reservoir performance and facility constraints
  • Discussing different types of artificial lift and selection methods
  • Exploring Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP)
  • Learning about hydraulic pumping in oil wells

Who Should Attend?

  • Field Technicians
  • Well Site Supervisors
  • Production Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Geologists

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Reservoir Pressure and Well Productivity
  • Reservoir Fluids
  • Long-Term Reservoir Performance and Facility Constraints
  • Types of Artificial Lift
  • Selection Methods
  • Sucker-Rod Lift (Beam Pump)  

Day 2

  • Designing a Gas Lift System
  • Compressor Horsepower 
  • Gas Lift Equipment
  • Gas Lift Valve Mechanics
  • Production-Pressure Factor and Valve Spread
  • Dynamic Gas Lift Valve Performance
  • Design of Gas Lift Installations
  • Installation Design Methods
  • Intermittent-Flow Gas Lift
  • Operation of Gas Lift Installations
  • Gas Lift for Unusual Environments

Day 3

  • Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP)                          
  • ESP System
  • ESP System Selection and Performance Calculations
  • Design Example
  • Variable-Speed Pumping System
  • Production Capacity
  • Gas Calculations
  • Total Dynamic Head
  • Pump-Type Selection

Day 4

  • Hydraulic Pumping in Oil Wells                            
  • Downhole Pumps
  • Principles of Operation
  • Downhole Pump Accessories
  • Surface Equipment
  • Progressing Cavity Pumping Systems (PCP)             
  • PCP Lift System Equipment
  • PCP System Design
  • Specific Application Considerations
  • PCP System Installation, Automation, Troubleshooting, and Failure Diagnosis

Day 5

  • Plunger Lift’s Basics/Operation and Applications
  • Design and Models
  • Equipment Installation and Maintenance
  • Evaluation and Installation of Downhole Plunger Equipment
  • Evaluation and Installation of Wellhead and Plunger Surface Equipment
  • Design Considerations and Plunger Selection
  • Evaluation of Control Methods
  • Evaluation and Modification of Production Facilities