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Well Completion Design

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
OG155 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

In the development of a hydrocarbon reservoir, many wells are drilled and required to be completed, to allow the structure to be depleted. However, the drilling and completion operations are crucial to the long-term viability of the wells in meeting the specified objectives. The design and completion of both production and injection wells are required to satisfy several objectives including:

This PetroKnowledge training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate for a given reservoir scenario the bottom hole completion options and make a recommendation based on well integrity and reservoir management requirements
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend functional capability of completion strings for a variety of situations
  • Describe the purpose and generic operating principles for major completion equipment components
  • Identify limitation of well completion schematically designs and potential failure mechanisms/operational problems with equipment
  • Assess well safety requirements and capabilities inherent in well design
  • Describe the integration of the various stages of completing a well
  • List and flow chart a general procedure to run a completion string
  • Describe the requirements to pressure test and retain well control throughout the completion process
  • Define the need for full and accurate reporting and records to be kept

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Asset Managers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Production Technologists
  • Production Personnel (Production Operators, Maintenance Supervisors)
  • Drilling and Well Servicing Personnel (Drilling Manager, Drilling/Well Engineers, Completion and Well Service Engineers, Drilling Supervisors, Rig Manager, Toolpusher, Drillers)

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

This PetroKnowledge Advanced Well Completion Design training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will gain, in sending their employees to attend this PetroKnowledge training course, the following:

  • Reduction in the cost of the well and the proper selection of production string
  • Extending the well life and controlling it to achieve the optimum production
  • Ensuring the well integrity and avoiding all risks

Personal Impact

  • Obtain integrating knowledge of well completion design
  • Hone their knowledge and get the self-confidence in designing proper completion
  • Get the latest technology in well operations
  • Solving and avoiding the problems which impact on the optimum production, and well integrity

Daily Agenda

Day One: Well Completion Design, Practices and Strategies

  • Introduction of Reservoir Drive Mechanism
  • Introduction into Artificial lift methods and their application.
  • IPR and Productivity Index
  • Vertical Lift Performance
  • Well Outflow and Inflow Systems
  • Typical Vertical Lift Performance (VLP) for various Tubing Sizes
  • Matching VLP curves with an IPR curve
  • Well Completion Design Considerations
  • Reservoir Considerations
  • Mechanical Considerations
  • Classification of Completions

Day Two: Lower & Upper Completion String Components & Selection Consideration

  • Production Packer functions
  • Packers Types
  • Packers Generic Mechanisms
  • Permanent and Retrievable Packers
  • Locator Seals and Anchor Seals
  • Applications for Permanent and for Retrievable Packers
  • Setting Packers
  • Inflatable Packer applications
  • Sliding side door function
  • Gas lift mandrel
  • Running the completion
  • Perforation methods and perforating equipment
  • Perforation selection and conveying methods

Day Three: Wellheads/Sub-Surface Safety Valves & Flow Control Equipment

  • Wellheads components, function and types
  • Subsurface safety valves function
  • Safety valves types
  • Setting depth of subsurface safety valves consideration
  • Surface control subsurface safety valves.
  • Flow control devices
  • Nipple profiles types and plug selection.
  • Workover reasons.
  • Well killing operations technique and consideration
  • Example for workover operations (Gas lift wells, Natural gas well, ESP well )

Day Four: Overview of Sand Control Completion

  • Sandstone Formation Properties and Geology
  • What causes Sand Production?
  • Consequences of sand production downhole and on surface
  • What is the mean of sand control?
  • Perforation system for non-sand control completion
  • Sand control options
  • Chemical Consolidation
  • Mechanical sand control methods
  • Cased Hole Gravel Pack
  • Open Hole Gravel Packing
  • Expandable Screens
  • Gravel Pack Design, Gravel Sizing and Slot Sizing
  • Placement Methods
  • Carrier Fluid Concept
  • Choosing the appropriate method of Sand Control
  • Losses controlling during sand control operations
  • Perforating system for sand control.
  • Standalone screen applications

Day Five: Fundamentals of Rigless Operations Theory & Stimulation

  • Coiled Tubing surface and subsurface components
  • Coiled Tubing applications
  • Cleaning operations with CT
  • Well back flow (nitrogen lift)
  • Wireline types and application
  • Surface and subsurface components of wireline
  • Formation damage mechanisms and their remediation
  • Stimulation design considerations
  • The most important production logging (PLT)
  • Well barrier philosophy during well interventions

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Well Completion Design


Code Date Venue Fees
OG155 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

In the development of a hydrocarbon reservoir, many wells are drilled and required to be completed, to allow the structure to be depleted. However, the drilling and completion operations are crucial to the long-term viability of the wells in meeting the specified objectives. The design and completion of both production and injection wells are required to satisfy several objectives including:

This PetroKnowledge training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

This PetroKnowledge Advanced Well Completion Design training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will gain, in sending their employees to attend this PetroKnowledge training course, the following:

Personal Impact

Daily Agenda

Day One: Well Completion Design, Practices and Strategies

Day Two: Lower & Upper Completion String Components & Selection Consideration

Day Three: Wellheads/Sub-Surface Safety Valves & Flow Control Equipment

Day Four: Overview of Sand Control Completion

Day Five: Fundamentals of Rigless Operations Theory & Stimulation

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