Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) - Demystifying MAASAP & MAWOP

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

Ninety-eight percent of a well’s life is spent either producing fluids or having fluids injected through the Completion Conduit. To ensure that the well is operated within certain parameters and appropriate safety factors are applied, understanding the sources or causes of the various annuli pressures is paramount.

Following this Micro VILT, participants will understand the need to fully understand that MAASP and/or MAWOP and/or MOP require to be calculated, monitored, verified and recalculated, taking into account material degradation as well as the number of operating cycles the well has gone through.

This module on Sustained Casing Pressure (SCP) – or as I prefer to refer to as UNEXPLAINED pressure – has been designed to give participants a basic understanding of the early warning message the well sends as well as some of the existing solutions to allow the management to consider the removal of the SCP. These solutions can be intrusive vs non-intrusive depending on the ability to access the areas of concerns.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per pax

(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 3.5 hours (GMT+8 Malaysia Time), with breaks.


Micro VILT Schedule

Opt either for the morning or afternoon session.

Morning session: 8.30am – 12.00pm

Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 5.00pm


Micro VILT Course Materials:

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


Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: Overview

  2. International Standards (ISO, API)
  3. Sources of Annulus Pressure

Module 2: Determining the Limits

  1. Initial Calculations, Operating Envelope
  2. Safety Factors, Degradation, Verification
  3. Recalculations, Investigative Solutions

Module 3: Sustained Casing Pressure (SCP)

  1. Managing, monitoring, understanding
  2. Causes, evaluation
  3. Solutions – intrusive v non-intrusive

Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. The presentation.
  2. The competence of the instructor.
  3. Able to ask questions.
  4. Excellent visual presentation and communication with instructor.
  5. The virtual presentation is much preferred over having to travel to a training site!
  6. Being able to train from home.
  7. Hands-on experience from the trainer that further described what was actually occurring or that could occur in a downhole .
  8. The group collaboration.
  9. Discussions and the pressure gradient charts that illustrate the effects and pathways for pressure. Too many don’t lend concern for the lower end of the ‘typical’ pressure ranges, which were intended to simplify procurement. From a safety perspective, it does not take much pressure to kill.

Invaluable for production, operations, and integrity professionals involved in implementing & managing well integrity and seeking to improve performance. It is also essential for those who need to develop and implement such systems, or who have a general need to know and understand more about well integrity management. The Micro VILT will also provide a fresh approach for senior professionals and managers.

Designed for professionals in the oil and gas industry who are involved in the design, construction and operation of wells from the following disciplines:

  • Production Maintenance
  • Production Operations
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Safety engineering
  • Well Intervention
  • Well Integrity Engineering
  • Asset Management

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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