Well Engineering and Production > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) - Well Head and Xmas Tree Maintenance and Testing

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Understanding what is required for Wellhead & Xmas Tree Maintenance is summarised below, but understanding the why and the how will be fully explained in this Micro VILT :

Full wellhead maintenance

  1. Xmas tree valve greasing and valve pressure testing
  2. Annuli valve greasing and valve pressure testing
  3. Annulus integrity monitoring
  4. Annulus Top Ups
  5. Hanger seal/pack-off testing
  6. Gate valve and actuator repairs
  7. Echo meter liquid level detection
  8. SCSSSV inflow test and function test

Coupled with general wear and tear of mechanical assemblies and additional unforeseen damage, it is critical that field operators have suitable plans in place for routine well maintenance operations so that problem areas can be identified and remedied quickly and effectively.

Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$699 per person / USD$ 499 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. Types of Equipment
  2. The differences between Wellheads & Xmas Trees
  3. When do we need to maintain & test

Module 2: Wellheads

  1. Understanding what is below the wellhead
  2. Why we maintain and test
  3. How do we maintain and test

Module 3: Xmas Tree

  1. Split Gates vs. Slab Gates
  2. Horizontal vs. Vertical
  3. Common issues and solutions


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Instructor and his impressive knowledge.
  2. Video presentation containing vital content and important diagrams through a clear and concise PowerPoint Presentation plus corresponding quizzes.
  3. Visual of cut away of the Casings and Wellhead with thorough explanation of internals.
  4. Ease of communication.
  5. Component breakdown of the well.
  6. Interactive nature.


Your expert Micro VILT trainer 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, he 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, he 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.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

The class was a very good one. I had a good bit of interaction in it and group exercises and the PowerPoint presentation was great. The instructor was fantastic.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Enjoyed the class, looking forward to going through other classes.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Excellent block of Instruction. Instructor was very knowledgeable and class was very well put together.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Very well presented - great information that can be used on the job (inspections).

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA