Well Engineering and Production > Optimizing Gas Well Performance & Deliquification

About this Training Course

Gas wells are the most uncertain hence critical component of any gas production system. A successful gas project relies on a reliable forecast of gas well production and on timely implementation of measures that restore, sustain and improve gas well capacity, and maximize reserves. This 5-day course provides the skills to understand and analyze (changes in) gas well performance, and to select and design those remedial measures. It addresses all four gas well components i.e. reservoir performance, inflow performance, outflow performance and surface performance, individually and combined.

In depletion-drive reservoirs, the gas well outflow performance becomes inevitably compromised as the reservoir pressure depletes and the gas rate becomes insufficient to lift liquid water and condensate to surface. This condition is referred to as liquid loading and causes significant loss of well capacity and reserves. This 5-day course provides the means to recognize and predict liquid loading, introduces the deliquification techniques that mitigate liquid loading, and then teaches how to select, design, install and operate the optimum suite of deliquification measures.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and model gas well reservoir, inflow, outflow and surface performance
  • Understand and model gas well production forecast and reserves
  • Identify and model gas well performance threats and opportunities, specifically liquid loading and deliquification
  • Select and justify remedial measures that mitigate those threats or realize those opportunities, specifically deliquification measures
  • Understand design, installation and operation of those deliquification measures

This course is intended for production engineer, surveillance engineer, completion engineer, production/process chemist, reservoir engineer, production programmer, production operator, as well as other professionals responsible for selecting, installing, operating, monitoring and optimizing deliquification.

This course consists of a series of lectures and exercises. The lectures are interactive with field examples to illustrate models and concepts, where participants are encouraged to contribute their own relevant field examples. The exercises make use of a series of Excel worksheets for model calculations. Participants are invited to implement their own field specific well data. When arranged beforehand, PROSPER gas well performance software can be used as well.

This course addresses ways and means to monitor and manage gas well performance and deliquification. It covers the purpose, outcome and benefit of gas well surveillance and capacity measures to assist future surveillance and capacity planning. Specifically, it addresses the selection and implementation of deliquification measures.

This course introduces the skills and tools required for periodic review of gas well performance in support of critical business processes

Your expert course leader brings with him 38 years of oil and gas field experience largely within Shell of which 25 years as gas well production engineer. He has covered the full spectrum of activities moving from R&D to green field development to brown field surveillance and optimisation, to become a leading gas well performance and deliquification specialist.

He likes to capture the complex reality of gas well inflow, outflow and reservoir performance by means of practical data-driven rules and tools that cover a wide range of conditions i.e. shallow-to-deep, prolific-to-tight, dry-to-wet, green-to-brown, 1-1/2”-to-9-5/8” tubing, and depletion-to-aquifer drive.

Before his retirement end 2020, He worked for Shell affiliated oil and gas companies including Shell Malaysia, Petroleum Development Oman, NAM Netherlands and Shell R&D in Netherlands and USA. Since then, he has been active as an independent trainer and consultant, amongst others for Cairn India.

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

This is an intensive course focusing on ‘back to basics’ in analyzing well performance and keeping things simple. It's useful for the engineers who want to refresh their knowledge in a fast and efficient way

Reservoir Engineer, Sarawak Shell

The Optimising Gas Well Performance course is well designed to equip the petroleum engineers working on gas field with the fundamental principles for managing the field. I like the content and the emphasis on understanding the fundamentals

Senior Production Technologist, Shell Malaysia

It was a very good course and I appreciate the efforts of the trainer

Deputy Manager, Korea Gas Corporation

Good course and fit for purpose. Good balance of lecture with demonstration of theory and impact via tool workbook

Sarawak SS WRFM Lead, Shell Malaysia

Overall, the training was good

Junior Petroleum Engineer, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration