Well Engineering and Production > Coiled Tubing Operations - Equipment, Applications, Well Control, Safety & Emerging Technologies - Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

On a day-to-day basis, one of the most common technologies utilised in well intervention is Coiled Tubing. This is prevalent in the oil industry and the technology is used during drilling, completion and production phases of Oil & Gas wells worldwide.

This 5 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will look at the following areas:

  1. Equipment for surface and pressure control
  2. Assembly components for bottom-hole
  3. Details of the different types of interventions performed with Coiled Tubing, and
  4. How to deal with fatigue and corrosion.

The aim of this VILT course is to enable participants to gain key knowledge that they will require to actively and efficiently participate in the planning, design, and/or execution of a Coiled Tubing intervention. With this, participants will learn how to calculate the string operating limits and the volumes and rates during nitrogen interventions. The VILT course will walk participants through the emergency responses and contingencies to deal with in various scenarios. Time will be allocated for participants to work on the practical exercises as well as real field cases and problems.

By the end of the VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Plan, design, manage and execute interventions for Coiled Tubing
  • Enhance operational performance during interventions for Coiled Tubing
  • Explain the recommended equipment for various Coiled Tubing field conditions and applications
  • Discuss the proper pressure control equipment for any particular well condition
  • Learn about the most commonly used downhole tools and explain their function
  • Understand how to calculate and define string limits for Coiled Tubing
  • Learn how to work safely with liquid nitrogen

This VILT course is aimed at drilling and completion engineers, production engineers, surface/subsurface engineers, operations engineers, service company managers, field engineers, field supervisors and operators as well as professionals who would like to increase their knowledge in the planning, design and/or execution of Coiled Tubing and Liquid Nitrogen interventions.

This VILT course will be delivered online in 5 half-day sessions consisting 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 5 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (20 hours in total).

Gordon Duncan has over 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. During that time, he has worked exclusively in well intervention and completions. After a number of years working for intervention service companies (completions, slickline & workovers), he joined Shell as a well service supervisor. He was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of all well intervention work on Shell’s Persian/Arabian Gulf platforms. This included completion running, coil tubing, e-line, slickline, hydraulic workovers, well testing and stimulation operations. An office-based role as a senior well engineer followed.

He was responsible for planning, programming and organising of all the well engineering and intervention work on a number of fields in the Middle East. He had a brief spell as a Site Representative for Santos in Australia before joining Petro-Canada as Completions Superintendent in Syria, then moved to Australia as Completions Operations Superintendent for Santos, before returning to Shell as Field Supervisor Completions and Well Interventions in Iraq where he carried out the first ever formal abandonment of a well in the Majnoon Field. While working on rotation, Gordon regularly taught Completion Practices, Well Intervention, Well Integrity and Reporting & Planning courses all over the world. In 2014, he started to focus 100% on training and became the Technical Director for PetroEDGE.

Since commencing delivering training courses in 2008, Gordon has taught over 300 courses in 31 cities in 16 countries to in excess of 3,500 participants.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Perfect understanding of how coiled tubing operate. As a manufacturing company, we had to attend this course.

General Manager, Swift Precision Engineering Pte Ltd

Thank you and great course.

Wells Supervisor, Sarawak Shell Berhad