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About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

This 5 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course provides participants with knowledge of critical well completion processes, completion equipment and operations associated with deepwater completions and available intelligent well and completion architecture used for both platform and subsea completions.

This comprehensive VILT course has been designed to provide participants with an overview of various aspects of planning and the challenges associated with deepwater completion operations from pore to production. To reinforce understanding of the completion process, participants will be assigned to teams to develop a basis of design for a deepwater completion and various completion options to achieve the completion objectives.

This VILT course will benefit:

  • Production, completions and drilling engineers moving into deepwater fields that require a fundamental understanding of the completion process and design considerations for well integrity in a deepwater environment
  • Technical or service support personnel who collaborate with operators in their respective deepwater projects

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.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

Excellent training from PETROEDGE. Some industrial examples shared in the course materials with additional videos that helped the participants to appreciate more on the topic discussed. Daily team exercise is also one of the good parts of the training that encourage the participants to recap what has been learnt for the day

Senior Production Technologist, PETRONAS

Good and relevant content. It’s a good idea to do the training only for half-day. Can be focus in work after the training. The trainer has delivered the training with full of info and knowledge on subsea/deepwater

Production Technologist, PETRONAS

Very informative and fun. Keep it up!

Assoc Tech Professional Well Design, Halliburton Energy Services

Very good materials and easy to understand

Drilling & Workover Superintendent, Pertamina

Very interesting course!

Drilling Engineer, Hoang Long JOC