Introduction to Coiled Tubing Operations

Production and Operations


This introductory course will provide an understanding of the surface equipment and key job design parameters required for successful coiled tubing field operations.

The following topics will be addressed in this course:

  • Introduction to surface equipment required to deploy coiled tubing during field operations
  • Basic understanding of coiled tubing pre-job modeling and fatigue tracking - - and why it’s important
  • Challenges associated with use of coiled tubing on extended-reach wells and techniques for addressing those challenges
  • Coiled tubing modeling software will be utilized to identify and address potential pre-job design issues

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

The course will provide participants with a basic knowledge of coiled tubing operations and the equipment utilized to deploy it in the field.  It will highlight key pre- job design parameters required for successful field operations.  Participants will also have the opportunity to utilize coiled tubing modeling software during the course to better-understand the impact of changing field job parameters on the outcome of the field operation.

Who Should Attend

Engineers and others with six months or less experience that are involved in the design of coiled tubing equipment or use of coiled tubing field services.


.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

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Ed Smalley has more than 35 years of oilfield experience, including assignments in new product development, field operations, sales, and management.  His areas of expertise include coiled tubing, formation evaluation, coalbed methane, hydraulic fracturing, and commercialization of emerging technology.

He started his career with Schlumberger where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in sales and operations.  Ed then joined Gas Technology Institute as Director of E&P Business Development, where he spearheaded the commercial launch of more than 60 new E&P products.

He has been with NOV CTES in Conroe, TX, for the past 13 years where he serves as General Manager, responsible for the overall management of the organization.  NOV CTES is a provider of leading-edge downhole modeling software and advanced measuring devices that support the coiled tubing, wireline, and drilling segments of the industry.  Mr. Smalley holds a B.S. Engineering degree from Kansas State University and has published numerous SPE papers.  He is an active member of SPE, ICoTA, and SPWLA.