Course Price: € 140

This short, intense course covers the key concepts behind surface network modelling and forecasting using GAP and MBAL. Topics include building a new oil network model, running sensitivities on pipeline diameter, adding constraints and optimising gas lift and ESP wells systems. Field production forecasting involves adding a reservoir model to the surface network model. Topics include running a prediction and viewing the results, adding a water injector and adjusting well timing to achieve an optimum oil production plateau rate. We also evaluate the effect on recovery factor of converting wells to gas lift and ESP. 1 day classroom equivalent course. Discover the Baobab micro-learning method – studying at your own pace, in your own time.

Who’s it for?

. . . anyone desiring to learn how to build and use network models to forecast field production rates with commercial well modelling software.

Course Price

€ 140

Course length

1 day classroom equivalent.

  1. Explain the concepts of the interaction between wells and pipelines and the effect of constraints
  2. Describe the principles and application of gas lift gas allocation
  3. Build a network model for a new oil field development (GAP)
  4. Perform network optimisation with constraints for naturally flowing, gas lift and ESP wells (GAP)
  5. Run production forecasting with producers and injectors (GAP/MBAL)

1. Surface network modelling concepts

  • Surface network modelling - key concepts and constraints
  • Surface network modelling - interactions and gas lift wells
  • Surface network modelling - gas lift gas allocation

2. Introduction to GAP (data entry)

  • Introduction and overview (GAP)
  • Building a network model - drawing the system (GAP)
  • Building a network model - entering the pipeline data (GAP)
  • Building a network model - entering the well IPR data (GAP)
  • Building a network model - entering the well VLP data (GAP)

3. Running the network model

  • Running the network model - viewing the results (GAP)
  • Running the network model - pipeline sizing and results (GAP)
  • Running the network model - adding constraints (GAP)

4. Adding gas lift wells

  • Running the network model - adding gas lift wells (GAP)
  • Running the network model - gas lift control and allocation (GAP)
  • Running the network model - gas lift performance curves (GAP)
  • Running the network model - generating VLPs (GAP)

5. Adding ESP wells

  • Running the network model - adding ESP wells (GAP)
  • Running the network model - ESP power allocation (GAP)

6. Running a prediction

  • Adding a tank model to an existing field network model for prediction (GAP)
  • Viewing and understanding the results of a prediction run (GAP)
  • Adding a water injector to the reservoir (GAP)
  • Viewing the results of water injection support (GAP)

7. Optimising the production profile

  • Optimising the production profile with well timings (GAP)
  • Optimising the production profile with well timings (GAP)

8. Adding artificial lift (gas lift and ESPs)

  • Converting to gas lift wells (GAP)
  • Converting to ESP wells (GAP)
  • ESP well performance and summarising the prospect evaluation results (GAP)
    • Courses:

      On completion of the final course exam you will receive a certificate of completion of your course. Recognised by major players in the industry across the world, these certificates will help to confirm your training record and your progress within the profession. Accreditation from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is in progress.

    • Skills and competencies:

      Digital badges are awarded upon the successful completion of a set of skills (micro-credentials) that form a competency set for Production and Reservoir Engineers.

    • Earn credits towards a Masters Degree in Petroleum Production Engineering. Coming Soon

      Upon successful completion of a module (set of courses) a certificate will be issued which will enable the user to apply to Robert Gordon University (RGU) to take the formal assessments (coursework and written examination), successful completion of which will give credit towards their M.Sc. in Petroleum Production Engineering.

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