Course Price: € 150

This course covers an overview of the properties of unconventional reservoirs and the particular issues that arise for the selection and application of artificial lift methods. These include a review of ESPs, gas lift, plunger lift and sucker rod pumps.

Who’s it for?

. . . anyone keen to understand the emerging technologies involved in the application of artificial lift to unconventional reservoirs.

Course Price

€ 150

Course length

1 day classroom equivalent.

  1. Identify the unusual reservoir and production characteristics of unconventional wells. Explain the challenges of their wellbore profiles and completion types
  2. Explain the key factors that affect artificial lift design and selection in unconventional wells. List the issues to be considered for each method
  3. Describe the particular problems and solutions for the application of electric submersible pumps (ESPs) in unconventional wells
  4. Identify the key issues for the design and operation of gas lift in unconventional wells
  5. Describe the challenges and solutions for the application and operation of sucker rod pumps (SRPs) and plunger lift in unconventional wells

1. Introduction to unconventional reservoirs and wells

  • Artificial Lift in unconventional reservoirs - introduction
  • Artificial Lift in unconventional reservoirs - concepts
  • Unconventional wells - typical wellbore profiles
  • Unconventional wells - completions and production profiles
  • Unconventional wells - performance prediction

2. Artificial lift selection

  • Artificial lift selection - overview
  • Artificial lift selection - issues

3. ESPs in unconventional wells

  • ESPs in unconventional wells - problems and solutions
  • ESPs in unconventional wells - setting depth
  • ESPs in unconventional wells - gas handling
  • ESPs in unconventional wells - pump types
  • ESPs in unconventional wells - power supply and system optimisation

4. Gas lift in unconventional wells

  • Gas lift in unconventional wells - gas supply
  • Gas lift in unconventional wells - design and operations

5. Plunger lift and SRPs in unconventional wells

  • Plunger lift in unconventional wells
  • SRPs in unconventional wells
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