Well Engineering and Production > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Planning A Complex Workover

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

The term workover is used to refer to any kind of oil well intervention involving invasive techniques, such as wireline, coiled tubing or snubbing. More specifically, a workover refers to the expensive process of pulling and replacing completion or production hardware in order to extend the life of the well.

Following this Micro VILT, participants will be aware of the advantages that Proper Planning of a workover can bring to the table, clearly identifying the workover objectives as well as considering a number of contingencies for a smoother operation. Over 80% of loss of well control incidents occur during workovers or interventions, hence, being able to recognise the warning signs will also enable a safe and efficient operation.

The profitability of a well as an investment venture depends on how long it is on stream and how much it produces. Its lifetime and output are naturally due to the reservoir’s initial characteristics. However, they are also dependant on keeping the well maintained and in good working order and adapting completion engineering effectively to the constantly varying conditions prevailing in the reservoir and around the wellbore.

Although proper drilling, cementing and completion practices minimise the need, virtually every well may require several workovers during its lifetime to satisfactorily fulfill its purpose.


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. Workover Objectives
  2. Equipment & Logistics
  3. WOWOP

Module 2: Preparing the Well

  1. Offline preparations, Diagnostic Investigations
  2. Well Control, Killing & Plugging
  3. Contingencies

Module 3: Repairing the Well

  1. Completion Recovery
  2. Well Equipment Evaluation (corrosion log, barrier checks)
  3. Bringing the well back online

Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. The interactive sessions.
  2. The ability to communicate easily within a group.
  3. The presentation.
  4. The experience and knowledge of the instructor.
  5. Less interruptions it seemed like.
  6. Trainer’s explanations and discussion.
  7. Discussions that illustrated the complexities of workovers.

This Micro VILT is aimed at drilling and completion engineers, production engineers, surface/subsurface engineers, operations engineers, service company managers, field engineers, field supervisors and operators.

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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