Well Engineering and Production > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) - Completion Design Introduction

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Well completion is the process of making a well ready for production after drilling operations. This principally involves preparing the bottom of the hole to the required specifications, running in the production tubing and its associated downhole tools as well as perforating and stimulating as required.

Completion systems are the components necessary to complete the well after it is drilled and prepare it for production. There are many completion options available to oil and gas producers. Today’s cased-hole completion systems vary from relatively simple single-zone low-pressure/ low-temperature (LP/LT) designs to complex high-pressure/ high-temperature (HP/HT) applications that were unthinkable with the technology available 50 years ago. Many of the basic components appear similar to those used in the past, yet they have been vastly improved, and their performance has been optimised to suit numerous environments.

Following this Micro VILT, participants will understand why there are several keys to designing a successful completion system and selecting components that are fit for purpose for both the downhole environment and application. Consideration must be given to the various modes under which the completion must operate and the effects any changes in temperature or differential pressure will have on the tubing string and packer. Ultimately, the system must be both efficient and cost-effective to achieve production and financial goals. A key factor in the completion design is the production rate.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: Overview

  1. Operational Mode of the Well, (production/injection)
  2. Design & Selection
  3. Equipment Standards & Grades, ISI, API

Module 2: Completion Types

  1. Upper & Lower Completions
  2. Cased Hole vs Open Hole
  3. Single Zone vs Multiple Zone

Module 3: Connecting to the Reservoir

  1. Perforation vs Stimulation
  2. Remedial Treatments
  3. Artificial Lift, WSO, EOR

Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. The interactive collaboration workspace and online quiz sessions are engaging and helpful.
  2. The overall integration of the various components like online quiz and interactive workspace etc.
  3. Videos and presenter experience to explain the actual relevance of technologies.
  4. Exercises and quizzes that allowed group interaction and putting the knowledge into practical sense.
  5. The teamwork on interactive workspace was well done and easy to work together.
  6. Less interruptions with Micro VILT.
  7. The presentation.
  8. Good material and great instructor
  9. I enjoyed the online quiz and group activities.

This Micro VILT will benefit engineers and field-based personnel such as completion supervisors and production engineers. It is also suitable for completion vendors, specialists such as chemists and subsurface personnel including geologists, reservoir engineers and petrophysicists.

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

The Micro VILT is a great way to supplement learning throughout the pandemic stages.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Good half day course. A lot of good info fits in the 4 hour window.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

The training was well thought out and organised. Easy to understand and paced appropriately.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

The trainer is great at explaining the eccentricities of the evolving and applied technologies presented in course materials.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Great course. This was my first virtual training course and it went so well. I loved how easy it was to follow and how the course flowed.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

There was adequate time to discuss this topic. I felt everything that needed to be discussed was over and done with in 4 hours. I am very satisfied.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA