Well Completion Design

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Well Completion Design

Optimised Well Completion Process Towards Optimal Operations & Productivity Performance

Scheduled Dates

23 - 27 Sep 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online 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:

  • Provision of optimum production/injection performance
  • Ensure safety
  • Maximize the integrity and reliability of the completion over the envisaged life of the completed well
  • Minimize the total costs per unit volume of fluid produced or injected, i.e.
  • Minimize the costs of initial completion, maintaining production and remedial measures

This Petroknowledge online training course on Well Completion Design will feature:

  • The main functions of completion
  • Developing a high-level completion strategy for wells in a variety of situations
  • Select tubing, packers, and completion flow control equipment
  • Understand different sand control techniques and their application

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Petroknowledge online 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

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for?

This Petroknowledge online 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)

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.

Organisational Impact

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

  • Reduction in the cost of the well and the proper selection of production string
  • Extending the well life and control it, 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


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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