About this Training Course 

The Production Technology (PT) discipline is responsible for the conceptual design and maintenance of oil & gas wells, its completion, performance and integrity over the entire life cycle. This discipline is part of the Production Engineering (PE) function such as Reservoir Engineering, Well Engineering, Surface Engineering and Production Operations. Production Technologists play a unique and vital role in the interface and co-ordination within this multidisciplinary PE function. Production technologists are involved in a wide number of processes throughout the complete lifecycle of a well. Their tasks are focused on maximising short-term production and long-term recovery from the assets.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate how and why Production Technologists execute their roles and responsibilities in E&P’s Business Process Model
  • Design wells and their completions, including gravelpack, perforations, artificial lift system
  • Establish the inflow and outflow performance
  • Optimise production performance, including well intervention, stimulation, fracking
  • Understand the terminology and jargon used in Production Technology to improve communication and understanding within inter-disciplined teams

This 3-day course will benefit:

  • Reservoir engineers
  • Geologists
  • Petrophysicists
  • Production programmers
  • Production chemists
  • Process and facility engineers
  • Well engineers
  • Any discipline who interface with production technologists but also those who want to learn more about the discipline of Production Technology
  • Interactive hands-on exercises will be used to help participants better understand the content
  • Video films will be used to illustrate concepts

Your course leader has a degree in Applied Physics and started his career with Shell in 1981 where he was trained as a Production Technologist. He gained experience in Shell’s operating companies of Brunei, New Zealand and in Shell’s R&D laboratory in The Netherlands. His responsibilities involved the design and drilling of wells, the maintenance of their integrity and the optimisation of producing fields. Towards 1995, he became more and more involved in organisational issues and Information Technology.

From 2005 till 2008, he was in Shell’s Smart Fields team where he was responsible for organising courses in Shell’s training centre. These courses were related to high tech innovation in production optimisation with emphasis on ‘smart’ wells. During the last few years, he has conducted several courses on Production Technology for Other Disciplines.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

The trainer has given support to Shell Learning for the course ‘Production Technology for other Disciplines’ for the past two years. He played a key role in the re-design of the course and he organised and took part in the delivery of two classes. Both classes were delivered to the satisfaction of the students and the Shell Course Director.

Gerard Mulder, Shell PT Course Director