Reservoir Engineering > Optimising Gas Well Performance – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Gas wells are the most challenging part of gas production systems. Their performance must be monitored to validate and update the production forecast and reserves estimate, and to provide an early warning for significant changes in inflow or outflow. Also, their performance must be managed to review and mitigate threats of inflow and outflow, and to identify and mature remaining opportunities to boost production and reserves.

To monitor and manage gas well performance, you need to understand and model gas well inflow and outflow as function of well, reservoir and surface parameters, identify and model measures that can restore, sustain or improve inflow and outflow performance, and select and justify such measures based on technical and economic arguments.

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) not only serves the surveillance and capacity needs of existing gas wells but also the design requirements of new gas wells.

  • Recognise and model gas inflow, outflow and surface well performance
  • Understand and model gas well reservoir performance, production forecast and reserves
  • Identify and model gas well performance threats and opportunities
  • Select and justify measures that mitigate those threats or realise those opportunities
  • Introduce well review process

This VILT course is intended for gas well production engineers, surveillance engineers, completion engineers, reservoir engineers, production programmers, and production operators.

The VILT course consists of a series of lectures followed by practical exercises. The lectures are interactive with field examples that illustrate concepts and promote discussion. Participants are encouraged to contribute their own, hence most relevant, field examples. The exercises make use of a series of Excel worksheets for back-of-the-envelope calculations. This VILT course will show that simple Excel tools are sufficient to generate ballpark answers. However, if participants require more detailed solutions, they may wish to consider using a dedicated gas well performance software such as PROSPER at their own expense. This software is currently not provided as part of the course.

The VILT course addresses ways and means to monitor and manage gas well performance. Participants will explore and practice these ways and means using the same Excel worksheets, and are invited to implement their own field specific data. The VILT course also provides the technical background of measures that sustain and improve gas well inflow and outflow performance.

The VILT course introduces essential skills and tools for the periodic review of gas well performance. Such well reviews support the yearly update of production forecast, reserves, surveillance plan and capacity plan.

Your expert course leader brings with him 35 years of oil and gas field experience 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 in end 2020, he worked for various Shell affiliated oil and gas companies including Shell Malaysia, Petroleum Development Oman, NAM Netherlands and Shell R&D in Netherlands and USA.

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

The course materials, mentoring approach and working with other people through teams was good. The instructor did a good job of communicating and making it a more of a interactive class room session.

Production Engineer, Mari Petroleum Company Limited

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