Well Engineering and Production > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) – Well Testing: The Why & The How

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

In the petroleum industry, a well test is the execution of a set of planned data acquisition activities. The acquired data is analysed to broaden the knowledge and increase the understanding of the hydrocarbon properties therein and characteristics of the underground reservoir where the hydrocarbons are trapped.

The test will also provide information about the state of the particular well used to collect data. The overall objective is identifying the reservoir’s capacity to produce hydrocarbons such as oil, natural gas and condensate.

Data gathered during the test period includes volumetric flow rate and pressure observed in the selected well. Outcomes of a well test, for instance, flow rate data and gas oil ratio data, may support the well allocation process for an ongoing production phase, while other data about the reservoir capabilities will support reservoir management.

Following this Micro VILT, participants will have a basic understanding of how to select the appropriate test equipment, review the testing procedures, be familiar with practical well test analysis and be aware of the potential common hazards.


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. Why we test Wells, initially and regularly
  2. Methods of Testing

Module 2: Surface Well Testing Equipment

  1. General Overview of a Surface well test rig Up
  2. The monitoring equipment
  3. Gathering and verifying data

Module 3: Well Test Data

  1. Analysis of well test data
  2. Verification of well test data
  3. FAQs & Solutions


Best Feature of the Micro VILT:

  1. Group interaction and instructor’s expertise.
  2. Tests and interaction.
  3. The group exercises
  4. Virtual tour of well site.
  5. The class assignment.
  6. Discussion, answering questions.
  7. The well testing discussion on the actual test procedures.

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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I really enjoyed the training. It will aid me when working around well operation equipment which I need knowledge in.

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Very good class. The instructor is very knowledgeable and he is a great communicator.

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