Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions
This course is designed to give trainees an overview of various artificial lift solutions and related production optimization concepts. After introducing participants to the need for an artificial lift system, training will focus on each of the following lift methods: Gas lift, Reciprocating Rod Lift, Progressing Cavity Pumping, Hydraulic Pumping, Electrical Submersible Pumping, Plunger and Capillary System. For each lift type, the course covers main components, application envelope, relative strengths and weaknesses. Animations, field cases, and example-calculations are used to reinforce concepts. A unique feature of this course is discussion on digital oil field as applicable to lift optimization. The course will close with a discussion session wherein trainees would discuss their challenges and plans for lift systems with a view to understand applicability of the concepts learned during the training.
Why You Should Attend
Every oil and gas well requires a lift mechanism at some time-point. Often times during a well’s life cycle, changing conditions, necessitate switching from one to another lift method. Each lift system’s applicability often overlaps with other lift systems and it is important to understand when to use one and why not to use another. This course while providing instructions at awareness level will arm attendees with sufficient details to participate in informative decision making process.
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in learning about lift systems application. Production and field operations engineers, operators, geoscientists, and reservoir engineers who wish to understand the implications of lift systems on their field/reservoirs.
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Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and or/ certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH). Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.
Rajan Chokshi currently works as vice-president of training and development for artificial lift and production optimization for Weatherford International located in Houston, Texas. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has worked on many petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multiphase flow, gas lift, sucker rod pumping, and production optimization.
Chokshi holds a PhD in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.