Advanced Artificial Lift- Design and Optimisation using NODAL Analysis

More than 80% of the world’s oil wells are placed on some kind of artificial lift, the most significant of which are gas lifting, sucker-rod pumping, and electric submersible pumping. Production engineers are required to design and operate these installations at their peak efficiencies so as to reach a maximum of profit. To achieve this goal, a perfect understanding of the basic design of the different lift methods, as well as a working skill in the ways ensuring optimum production conditions is necessary.

This advanced course covers the most important design principles of the most common artificial lift methods, illustrated with many classroom examples. In addition to this, available optimization procedures for each type of artificial lift are detailed in order to develop the necessary skills in trainees.

Throughout the course, trainees will solve examples and class problems on the computer and are required to have a basic computer literacy.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Understand the need for artificial lifting.
  • Learn with the advantages, limitations of the different artificial lift methods.
  • Select the proper artificial lift method.
  • Describe and analyze the operation of wells placed on continuous flow gas lift.
  • Optimize the operation of continuous flow gas lift installations
  • Allocate the available gas lift volume among several wells.
  • Attain a better understanding of sucker-rod string designs.
  • Receive a working knowledge of RP 11L calculations.
  • Have a working knowledge of analyzing and troubleshooting of sucker-rod pumped installations using dynamometry and modern computerized methods.
  • Optimize the sucker-rod pumping system and be able to find the most energy-efficient conditions.
  • Comprehend the different functions of the components of an ESP installation.
  • Effectively design an ESP installation and select the optimum components of the ESP system.
  • Understand the basic methods to analyze and troubleshoot ESP installations.

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for, but not limited to, production technologists, petroleum engineers, and production engineers, who are directly involved with artificial lift operations

  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Production Technologists
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Field Operators
  • Lifting Executives Maintenance Engineers

Event Details

7th – 9th September 2020
Dakar, Senegal