Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions Workshop

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Course Description:
This one-day course is designed to give trainees understanding of artificial lift technologies and related production optimization concepts.

Learning Objectives (Why You Should Attend?)
Most all oil and gas wells require artificial lift at some point and for most of the life cycle to achieve production objectives. Irrespective of pricing scenarios, effective application of artificial lift and related production optimization techniques offer significant cost savings and efficiency improvements leading to improved asset profitability as well as increased longevity. 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 provides an overview of various artificial lift solutions and related production optimization concepts. While providing instructions at awareness level the training will arm attendees with sufficient details to participate in informative decision making process. 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, Electrical Submersible Pumping, Progressing Cavity Pumping, Hydraulic Pumping, Plunger and Capillary System. For each lift type, the course covers main components, application envelope, relative strengths and weaknesses. A unique feature of this course is discussion on digital oil field as applicable to artificial lift optimization.

Who should attend?
• Production, reservoir, completion, drilling and facilities engineers
• Anyone interested in learning about implications of lift systems for their fields and reservoirs.

• Understanding of petroleum production concepts.

Course level:
Intermediate to Advanced level

Course Content:
1. Introduction
• Artificial Lift: When / Why / What of Lift Mechanisms; Types
• Production Optimization: Why / What, Benefits, Digital Oil Field
2. Gas-Lift
• Types; Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
• Design & Optimization
3. Reciprocating Rod Lift:
• Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
• Dynamometer Cards; Design & Optimization
4. Electrical Submersible Pumping
• Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
• Well Performance Curve; Design & Optimization
5. Progressing Cavity Pumping
• Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
6. Hydraulic Lift: Jet & Piston Pump
• Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
7. Gas Well Deliquification: Plunger Lift & Capillary Injection
• Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
8. Application Exercise & Course Wrap-up

Instructor Profile:

Dr. Rajan N. Chokshi works as Optimizer for Accutant Solutions of Houston – A training and consulting services provider for production optimization.

In a career spanning over 30 years, Dr. Chokshi has worked on petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multi-phase flow, artificial lift design, and production optimization in oil and gas industries. He continues to consult and teach professional courses in these areas. His interests are developing and nurturing young talent globally, technology integration and commercialization.

Dr. Chokshi is a Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2016 year. He also serves on the SPE global committees for training and production awards. Dr. Chokshi holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Gujarat University and IIT-Kanpur, India; and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.

Time and Venue:
Saturday, October 1st, 9 am – 4 pm
Student Center South Space City

RSVP is MUST (See below RSVP Section) and the seats are limited. First come, first served.
Deadline for RSVP Thursday, Sept 29, 11.59 pm.